I’m sitting here, trying to think of a snappy blog post for J, which should be easy, given how many words there are, interesting words, beginning with J. But I have one thought on my mind.
Chocolate. Just chocolate.
It is literally all I can think about at this moment. Yes, I’ve only just had breakfast, and yes, it’s still technically morning, but I must have chocolate. My life will not be complete if I don’t have chocolate.
Yes, hypothetical reader, if chocolate is what it takes to complete my life, it is either very full or very empty. Someone woke up up on the snarky side of the hypothetical bed this morning, I see.
So I made a deal with myself. If I finish this post, I can have the chocolate. I have it, dangling in front of me, like a far more exciting and delicious carrot, though with much more sugar and probably fewer vitamins. Probably.
I think chocolate is full of vitamins we just haven’t discovered yet. Can you imagine being the person to discover that chocolate is actually the best thing you could possibly eat under any circumstance? That’s a definite Nobel Prize, don’t pass Stockholm.
It’s funny when your mind locks into something this way, and it’s just that one song you can’t get out of your head (theme song to “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I’m looking at you), or just that one worry that won’t leave no matter how you rationalize it away, or just the task at hand. I really wish I had more of that last one.
It sounds like a qualifier, like anything that comes after it is the real star of the show, but “just,” itself is the spotlight. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some chocolate calling my name to the tune of the “Unbreakable” theme song.
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