The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned from Blogging

9 May

Last night was one of those epic nights.  You know, the ones where I’m laying on the couch, unshowered, staring at a YouTube video of a kitten eating with chopsticks.

The video was quite misleading – though the kitten eats with chopsticks, the chopsticks are being operated by a human.

I’d had a good day.  With Dave at his parent’s to celebrate Mother’s Day and myself at the apartment to celebrate Adventures of an Antisocial, I set out to clean the entire apartment from top to bottom.    I took down Easter decorations that were eyeing the place up like they owned it.  I cleaned the furniture, the molding, the shelves, the insides of drawers, and anything even slightly suspicious of clutter.  I attacked my carpet with a ferocity reserved for wartime, spot treating, scrubbing, and covering the area twice with the vacuum.  

I was a force to be reckoned with.

When I had finished, I looked out happily over my lair, calculating the likelihood of my messing it up within the next two days.  I wanted some chocolate for my reward but was out.  Having eaten the last two ice cream sandwiches on the same day last week so that “I would be out of them and wouldn’t eat junk anymore because it wasn’t in the house”, I was fresh out of anything delectable.

But then I remembered this post I wrote on being so ravenous for chocolate that I ate Dave’s chocolate Easter bunny.    In the comments section, I was flooded with ideas to combat cravings such as those.  And I was given advice by my faithful readers to buy a few chocolate bars and hide them around the house.

I looked up to the bread basket, wondering if I had actually taken the advice.  I couldn’t remember whether I just intended to or whether I actually did it.  Until lo and behold I pillaged the bread basket for one solid milk chocolate Dove bar, which had been quietly hibernating there for over a month.  Forget all the things I learn doing Lollipop Tuesdays – hiding chocolate has been the best thing I’ve learned from keeping this blog.  


Even better than kittens eating with chopsticks



10 Responses to “The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned from Blogging”

  1. Jaai May 9, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Hahaha, it’s such a fun and important thing to have learnt. Lucky you for having obliging readers.


    • Jackie May 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

      I’m constantly surprised by ya’ll. Always offering up amusing, pertinent, and sometimes even effective advice 🙂


  2. pegoleg May 9, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    Can’t count how many times I’ve pulled that “eat everything fattening at once so it won’t be in the house to tempt me later” stunt.

    We’re both reasonably intelligent women, right? Don’t you think so? We KNOW we don’t get 2-for-1 on the calories if we eat it now, vs later. Sigh.


    • Jackie May 11, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

      I’d like to think I’m reasonably intelligent, but I can’t put together the “eat less, exercise more” thing. It’s so straight forward and yet so difficult to grasp.

      In middle school I had a health teacher that said something about our bodies only being able to process so many calories a day so after a certain number it doesn’t matter what you eat because it’s all waste. At least that’s what my brain made up in between drifting in and out of sleep. I can’t tell you how many times I used that mentality as a disgusting excuse to gorge myself. Gross.


  3. Renee Mason May 9, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I have several ‘hidden’ stashes of chocolate around the house, just for such emergencies as yours. It drives my husband nuts, until it’s his turn to fall victim to the lure of the siren call of chocolate, at which point he will offer me anything just to direct him to the nearest hidey hole. What’s on the agenda for Lollipop Tues I wonder??


    • Jackie May 11, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

      LOL don’t let him have any. Make him get his own stashes.


  4. bridgesburning May 9, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Hiding the chocolate is fine ..but I keep finding it! YUM


    • Jackie May 11, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

      Hide it better. I was afraid of that too so I bought a bunch at once and hid them different places. By the time I got through the first couple, the rest had slipped from mind until I was desperate enough. 😉


  5. Rhi May 10, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    The things you learn whilst blogging are invaluable… now you will always have a chocolatey reward whenever needed!

    And although the human is using the chopsticks, that vid is still pretty damn cute!! xx


    • Jackie May 11, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

      I knoooow isn’t it? I think the fact that the cat is borderline unattractive makes it even more adorable. The way a pug is adorable.


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