What is your favorite late-night snack?
I haven't been here in ages! And after perusing some old entries for a little while, I realized I have missed this amusement! I also want to get the words flowing for some article I may or may not be trying to research and write. So, what better way to do that than with a Writer's Block?
It would be impossible to name a favourite
midnight snack. Okay, I can say that the most terribly tasty three-hours-past-midnight snack I've had were curly fries in their delicious sodium rich oil soaked greatness. Fries are probably the one absolutely-ruled-out-of-the-diet food of every health nut that I refuse to give up. It's because fries encapsulate childhood for me! The years of torment for my parents when I did not deign to eat anything else with the exception of cookies, apples and instant noodles? There are too many memories associated with french fries for me to give them up: an identity crisis would ensue if I were to try.
But I digress. We were talking about guilty goodies consumed during the wee hours of the night. Um, chocolate. At it's absolute worse when I had a bunch of those deliciously cheap Halloween round chocolates by my bed (never again for the sake of my health). I like raisin bread. I like cereal. And if there are baked goods in the house they would definitely be zipped up too.
Actually, the foods that are NOT on the list are rather interesting. No ice cream or chips or heavy meat. Nope. Oh, I'll tell you what I once ate late at night which I will never, ever do again as it was agony. One night back in the fall I was finishing a microbiology lab report that left me, in my inability to produce good work unless pressured, working very late indeed. In an attempt to reach the heights of mental clarity and capability with caffeine, I downed (get ready for it) one ginger ale, a Teh Tarik, and another Teh Tarik with impressive rapidity. You see, I have very little experience with caffeine and when I didn't feel any more alert after the ginger ale, I mistakenly thought it was because I needed more. Actually, even after all that I didn't feel any more awake just utterly sick to my stomach. Never. again.
I wish I didn't like to eat late as much as I do. It's been said every where that the secret of weight loss is not snacking late! Some people don't eat past 8! What?! That's crazy to me! I wish I could practice the same restraint but not eating past 10 is a stretch for me already. That's my goal, and I had some success at it.
But I still don't regret those curly fries.