2.)Name your current addiction...we can get through this together.
I don’t think all addictions are necessarily bad, and of which I happen to have a few. Two ought to be quit but the third one only needs a little management. Is there such a thing as managing your addictions? Maybe that’s what they call denial. Anyway…
First, Diet Coke. If it were at all possible, I’d have an IV drip of the stuff hooked up to my arm all day long. I’d even have the doctor squeeze a lemon wedge into the bag to improve the flavor, not that my veins would register it, but still. I won’t confess to how much of the stuff I drink but I can say, it’s a good thing I’m on an ulcer controlling medication.
Second, Chocolate. Who doesn’t share this addiction? It comforts, relieves, brightens, and offers a temporary high. But, like most dependant drugs, the crash inevitably comes and so does the bad mood of the cocoa-holically (new word) deprived woman. Grrrr….
Third, Reading and Re-reading. This is the one addiction that I won’t and have no desire to cure. But, management might be helpful. I’m not one of those people who can pick up a book and read it slowly over a few weeks. It needs to be read and it needs to be read all at once. I compare it to watching a movie. Do you watch a movie all in one sitting or do you watch a few minutes at a time over a long period of time? Why should it be any different with a book? People ask me where I get the time to read. Well, let’s just say, I usually wake up in the morning red-eyed and drowsy. Also, when other people plop themselves in front of the boob-tube for 2 or 3 hours, I plop myself on my bed or into a comfortable chair and read my eyeballs out. Now, the “re-reading” thing is one that I could probably control better. Besides the Stephanie Meyer collection, the Shannon Hale collection, and the Robin McKinley collection, my latest re-reading addiction has been the Megan Whalen Turner collection. There are more and I can be pulled away and be sucked into to other new and fabulous books, but if they don’t make themselves known in a very fast way, I most likely will fall back on my good old re-readers. Miss Austen’s books will sometimes slip in there along with the Miss Bronte’s. I suppose the only cure is to get some great recommendations. Thank goodness for Goodreads!