Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Sense of Accomplishment

Sometimes it is the simple things (or WAS this so simple??) that make one feel like they've accomplished something in a day. Tonight I managed to strip an orange of its peel all in one piece.
Sadly, the orange didn't taste so great. Dana has a theory as to why we eat junk food and my less-than-juicy-and-delicious orange defends that theory. She believes we consume junk food, i.e. chips, candy bars, ice cream, fast-food, because there's a consistent, guaranteed flavor to be tasted. That food item we enjoy is something we've grown accustomed to, we trust that item to be as good as it was the last time we ate it. "Fresh" fruits fail us. I should have had the Orville Redenbacher's Kettle Korn I was craving.

6 Comments:

Blogger zazzafooky said...

I love doing that but I almost never get it all the way. Yours is great :-)

The old fruit trickery gets me too like the other day when I was drooling over a mango, when I bit into it tasted awful! GAK.

April 19, 2005 11:33 PM  
Blogger Sharron said...

I don't agree with that reason for eating junk food....'because the flavor is guaranteed'. That doesn't make much sense to me. There is a comfort in it, but I can't place my finger on it.

I think I'll go have an orange tonight :)

April 20, 2005 5:27 PM  
Blogger Juli said...

Well, the flavor thing is the same as quality and in the case of my orange, it was a real let-down, except for the uni-peel. :)

April 20, 2005 7:58 PM  
Blogger cube said...

i haven't been able to peal it in one piece either. now of course, i din't try too many times either:).

April 21, 2005 2:55 PM  
Blogger bex said...

Well done with the orange...I find that it's easier with clementines or tangerines than real oranges. I got pretty good at it, and now I can make elephants too! (basically just getting one long strip all the way around, then the two halves, without breaking the peel. good fun.)

April 22, 2005 1:14 AM  
Blogger suki said...

It's orange season - my favorite season... I'm not as skilled with the peeling, but I get to the point - eating the orange :P

April 26, 2005 8:22 PM  

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