As I have been thinking about this particular subject for quite some time. I guess it is only fair to post my first addiction is to procrastination. It is the ugliest of them all. It is more like a monkey on my back than any thing else. For it is one I must fight everyday. I mention it first because I actually thought of this title and getting it in here a week ago.
I know when you mention the word addiction, the first thing people think of is either drugs, or alcohol. As I had both these types of addictions, I have over come them. I am also proud to say that there is no desire to get back to them. In fact as I see people around me struggle with either or both of these it makes it easier to stay out of that trap.
Most of the addictions I am going to mention in here are of the culinary type. However, there is one or two that maybe get into the realm of psychological. That being said let’s get started.
I would like to start off by talking about my addiction to ice cream. I love ice cream, most any flavor will do. I do like the ones with some sort of chocolate and nut mixture in there. rocky Road, Tin Roof Sundae,…..I also like the ones with some kind of mint flavor. Especially Mint Chocolate Chip, and where as I like Reese’s peanut butter cups, I love the ice cream version too. I won’t go into all the flavors I like with the mentioning of the fact that I like most all of them it would take four or five pages (well maybe not that many) to name them all. So I won’t name all the great ones like Oreo cookie, and Chocolate chip cookie dough. I think you get the point.
As I have curbed this addiction to great extent. Yet another one has heightened. It is my love for cookies. I have been told that when you drop an item from your diet, or in this case food intake system. Your body feels the need to replace it with something else. I have curbed this one slightly yet my love for Chocolate Chip (different varieties), Oreo (also different varieties), and especially Peanut Butter, make it hard to resist. I know it all boils down to will power. It also has to do with that monkey I mentioned earlier. Yes procrastination and addictions can, and in my case do, go together.
It is safe to say that a large part of my addiction is due to the sweet tooth. The one that, no matter how many times I go to the dentist, they say they cannot pull. I do like things like red licorice, taffy, most anything with chocolate around it, and if you put chocolate and nuts together I love you.
Another part of my culinary type of addictions is coffee. I feel I am more addicted to the caffeine than the coffee itself. I cannot, well refuse, to drink coffee that is not flavored. I use flavored creamers at home, when I get it at a coffee house I order the flavored varieties. I will admit I drink at least three cups a day. I know this is not a lot according to some, yet it is quite a bit to others. As I have found out from my doctor that caffeine dehydrates you, I do drink a a bottle of water to every cup of coffee. The water is not and addiction it is common sense. Sometimes it is the only time I use my common sense during the day.
On to the psychological type of addictions. I think Facebook is not the real addiction for me. I do have a need to get into certain games everyday. As I can only access them through Facebook I go in there everyday. I am addicted to jigsaw puzzles, the game I play is called Puzzle Hearts. You fill a heart card with different hearts, when you get twelve on your card you earn a piece of the puzzle. It can literally take days to complete one puzzle. I also belong to a group on-line that every now and then sends me puzzles through my e-mail. I download them and then put them together at my leisure. I have enough downloaded that I had to put them to discs. I am currently working on filling my second disc. For the record each disc holds more than 50. Now, my newest addiction….dice games. One of these I play on my phone (Dice With Buddies) and the other I play on Facebook, Royal Dice. The dice games are a new addiction for me and I am pretty sure in time I will grow tired of them and eventually stop playing them. The puzzles on the other hand, I have loved jigsaw puzzles since I was very young. I do not feel this is one I will ever give up. It is not only fun. Especially when I see how fast I can do them. It is a brain stimulate for me. Much like the puzzles in the paper, yet another addiction, the Crossword and the Sudoku.
Well I believe I am going to stop this chat right here. I am going to make this my theme on my radio show. You can find me at blogtalkradio/ramblinman. I will be coming on at 3:30pm pst. If you so desire to join in on the conversation you can call me at (323) 443-7258. You can always go into the archives and listen to all my shows past and present.