Tuesday, September 25, 2007

That Takes the Cake

There is a long-standing, well-documented history of food suggestibility in my family, from the "brain on drugs commercial" egg-craving, to the hockey-induced interest in shark soup, and other ice cream tales.

I think this week takes the cake.

As a precaution, SwingDaddy has forbidden me to read any more of the "Year in Provence" and "Bella Tuscany" travel-foodie books, because they usually result in me demanding some kind of obscure melon only to be found in the south of France or hungry for some other unpronounceable delicacy.

I've been reading military science-fiction lately, which seems like innocuous material. Not so fast. Even space-force commanders have to eat between battles, and when Captain Serrano had soup, our household had soup for dinner too. Even worse, a few chapters later, there was discussion of an alliance with the Federation of Crescent Worlds and all I could think was, "I want crescent rolls!"

They were delicious.

6 comments:

bubandpie said...

I don't think my food suggestibility works quite as tangentially as yours, but I did find that after seeing Super-Size Me I really craved some french fries.

kittenpie said...

Mmm.
I am not generally a sci-fi reader, but recently read Ender's Game, and it was awesome. I loved how deeply it explored his own humanity.

Mamacita Tina said...

Now see, that makes total sense to me. But aha, I have will power! And although your picture is mighty yummy looking, I will not run to the store and buy some croissants. Oh, well, one couldn't hurt. Ugh.

Damselfly said...

Haha! The power of suggestion. Every time someone blogs about food, I have to eat it. Now I gotta go get some crescent rolls myself....

Lady M said...

B&P - mmm, french fries.

Kittenpie - I love Ender's Game.

Mamacita Tina - Go, will power!

Damselfly - sorry to add to your grocery list. :)

mayberry said...

And now we know why you're extra hungry...