30 June 2009

trick or treat

trick or treatment!

Thanks to everyone who commented on yesterday's post about the whipping cream in a can. I wrote in one of the comments "I am learning to tell the difference between a trick and a treat!" I thought about that some more. It's becoming true for me. 'Bout time, too!

And being the deep thinker that I am, my mind went racing back to an episode of I Love Lucy.

The gang was on their way to California, and they stopped off to eat and rest for the night. Do you remember that one? (Episode 111. "First Stop.") But the little place was too run down to stay in. So, tired as they were, they drove on. Lucy was driving when she saw a sign that said "Good Food" so many miles back. And behold! When they arrived, it was the exact same place!

Of course it was! That is how it works! (at least for me) A sign, a signal, a cue, and voila! I want that thing. And I used to fall for it every time. It's a trick! It never (ok, seldom) delivers on the promise it makes. You end up right back at the same old place. You eat it and you're still not satisfied.

What's worse, I was always surprised when it didn't turn out the way I had envisioned it!

"Surprise is a reasonable response to the unfamiliar, though hardly to something that occurs with such persistence."

An expectation, a disappointment, projects and projections. A comedy of errors!
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result!

So, can o' whipping cream, keep calling my name; watch me not answer.
How about I keep YOU locked up and chained to the fridge for a while?

Or better yet, I'll just let YOU go.


  1. looks like the taste buds are evolving, and for the better!

  2. Somebody's whipped up into a frenzy...

  3. Yes, but only when it comes to treats!
    I take mine standing up - in front of the fridge! ;-)

  4. I Love Lucy. Great classic show.

    Wow look at your great progress.:)

  5. :)
    I'm glad you wrote the last sentence.

    p.s. i cannot believe that I gave away my copy of the course in miracles. i wasn't ready, i guess, to take it in.

  6. I say you do something creative with that whipped dairy product. Perhaps you could make some art and post pictures? :-) No sense in letting it go to waste.

  7. My tastebuds suffer from nostalgia. Where are those Hostess Sno-balls of yesteryear that lit up my world when I was a child? Thankfully it doesn't happen very often these days, but I feel betrayed when formerly-fine treats no longer deliver.

  8. Wrap that sucker in some duct tape. Won't look near as appetizing! Like you, I'm surprised after I indulge that it really didn't taste all that great.

  9. I have found that there are certain things I have to make off limits, even if they are okay in small quantities. Whipping creme is one of them.

  10. So glad you're not straight-lining the whipped cream. That's what garbage cans/recycle bins are for.

    Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog. You're so funny!

  11. Thank you all for all of your comments and support!

  12. If you always do what you always did..you'll always get what you always got. Make sense?

    I do remember the episdoe of Lucy. I do all of my deep thinking during Lucy, hey, just like you!

  13. Fantastic post! Unfortunately I find that my food cravings never disappoint, only grow...

  14. Great post. I remember that episode of I Love Lucy!


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