Monday, October 29, 2007

The Fallacy of Rewards

My friend is on a diet. She promised herself a ring if she loses some number of pounds, and she is close to her goal. I need to lose more than some number of pounds. My husband who rarely goes further than his comfy chair when he’s not at work agreed if I lose this gianormous amount of weight we could go to a cabin with a screened porch in the mountains on a lake with the dogs. I am told visualization helps in reaching goals, but I seem only to be losing the same two pounds over and over. Maybe why: when I am craving food I visualize my happy, happy, much thinner self on that porch on that mountain looking out on that lake. Then I realize that happy, happy thinner me looking out on that lake wants chocolate.

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Yesterday I had a long-do list. I knew when I completed it I would be well on my way to completing every to-do list every day for the rest of my life. My life would be in order, I would be respectable, and my mother in heaven could smile down on me in pride.

Then Veronica Mars arrived in the mail from Netflix.

Sorry, Mom. Again.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

oh the pressure

I decided to do the NaNowhateverBlog Month, and I had fifteen snippets I wanted to post. Now I can't think of one of them.