15 October 2007

I Am a Crack Whore

No, I don't smoke crack and no, I don't sell myself for my non-existent crack habit, but I do have addictions, some of which I would gladly make Faustian deals to have if unavailable (Yes! Take my pitiful soul for a chili dog! Where do I sign?) What, may you ask, do I need on a daily/weekly basis in order to survive? Allow me to elaborate.

First, there is Starbucks' anniversary blend coffee. We have already discussed my love of and need for coffee, each and every morning, here. But, each fall, Starbucks grants my wildest wishes with their anniversary blend. This year, it's a lovely mix of Asian coffees (read: very bold in flavor) and the nose and brain cells perk up whenever I smell it. Each morning in the fall that I have a bag of this stuff, I politely ask the Ty-man, "Do you want coffee?" and after this question I silently whisper Say no. Say no, because Ty-man does not appreciate the anniversary blend and I have to brew up something bland. Sorry hon, love you anyway.

Next, there is The Varsity chili/slaw dog. Oh. My. Sweet. Jesus. For those of you who don't know, The Varsity is an Atlanta institution for over 75 years. You walk in, cashiers holler, "What'll Ya Have?" and you let them know. No Pepsi products, here, no unsweet tea to be found on the premises, and you can forget about any kind of diet. Just breathing while inside The Varsity will cause you to gain at least five pounds and you can get a year's worth of grease fixing in just one evening. I love chili/slaw dogs and this place has the best. Go for the onion rings, too. Just clog up those arteries, baby!

Snapple Diet Peach Iced Tea. I'm chugging one of these beauties as I blog. Ahhhh. A Ph.D. student by the name of Wing Ho (so not kidding; he's Chinese) introduced me to the joy that is Snapple back in 1993. Recently, I've discovered the diet peach tea and this, besides blogging, typically gets me through my "kids are screaming, cats are yowling, and it's only 11AM" days. The other cool thing about Snapple? Each bottle lid contains a Snapple "Real Fact." This bottle's fact? "The first TV network kids show in the U.S. was 'Captain Kangaroo.'" Fascinating. I'm drinking and learning at the same time and isn't multi-tasking supposed to be a good thing?

Now, we come to the one thing I need each and every day, and that is........ chocolate. (Did you think I was going to say sex? Wrong!) You name the brand, I'll give it a go. I'm particularly fond of the dark variety and it doesn't matter if it's Hershey's, Toblerone, Godiva, Lindt, or Ritter-Sport (just to name a few), I'm an equal-opportunity chocolate addict. I have been known to lick chocolate fountains at parties and to make happy noise at the Melting Pot restaurant when partaking of one of their chocolate fondues. Hmmmmmm, bliss. "Hello, my name is Heather, and I'm a chocolate whore. I've sold my body and soul for a Kit Kat. I'm so ashamed."

Finally, yes, I freely admit to completing at least one if not more sudoku puzzles each day. After having the twins, I felt that my brain was turning to mush so I picked up a sudoku book and thus began my odyssey with 81 squares of pure logical joy. Head on over to Web Sudoku and give it a try. Once you try it, you'll be finding all instances of the number 9 throughout your day. Maddening, yes, but oddly satisfying.

Yes, these are my addictions, the little things that get me through the day. Well, these and that wonderful brick wall on which I have banged my head many times. Give me a shout with your "crack" addictions, because I'm interested to hear about all those lovely things my wonderful readers (all two of you) need. 'Cause, let's admit it, we're all crack whores in some form or fashion.

4 comments:

Teri said...

I can't start my day without a Diet Dr. Pepper, a.k.a. cold-carbonated-coffee. Then there's the heroin, but we don't talk about that.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

I cannot believe you eat Ritter-Sport bars. I love love love me the dark chocolate and marzipan one. Holy guacamole!

As for the coffee, I recommend just make your anniversary blend and if your hubbie doesn't appreciate it, only make enough for yourself and let him brew his own swill. LOL The area we live in makes its own special Starbucks blend. I may have to send you some!!

Not Afraid to Use It said...

I needed to add--do NOT, under ANY circumstances, buy the new dark chocolate covered peppermint Altoids. I just bought a tin last night, and I had to leave them in my car so I would not eat the whole thing in one go.

MommyCosm said...

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is my only addiction...and it's seasonal, so I can't have one...I'm shaking just thinking about it.

OH yeah, those dark chocolate Altoids are beyond evil. I have no self control and can eat the whole damn tin.