Thursday, May 12, 2005

She says I wanna do right but not right now

It’s hard to do the right thing sometimes, and sometimes it’s easy. Like eating three pieces of chocolate cake in a row when you’re really hungry. In the first analysis, it seems fun, celebratory, playfully decadent. In the final analysis, it’s just misguided and a little bit destructive. Even if it’s homemade. Even if it's carrot cake.

I suppose you might try to balance it out by washing the chocolate cake down with a few glasses of milk (for protein, calcium), even though that still barely redeems the cake-gorging due to side-effects such as lactose-intolerance-induced bloatedness and farting, increased mucous in the throat, the sourness of milk-breath, etc.

Having been tempted many times in my life by cake when I’m hungry, I wonder how it is that sometimes that cake is actually fairly easy to resist in favour of a proper well-balanced meal (even if you have to prolong your hunger while you prepare it) and sometimes you just have to give in and eat so much of that damn cake, even with full knowledge of the inevitable, completely certified and guaranteed resulting mood crash, energy crash, and ass pimples.

I mean, nothing wrong with a little cake after a proper meal though.

On an obliquely related note, Gillian Welch's song Look at Miss Ohio is really really good (and is the source for the subject line).


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