I wrote this a year ago…and I think it still rings true! September is over – BBQs are over…the pools are closed…time to EAT, right? Moo.
The *@$&*@ Halloween candy been out on the store shelves since Labor Day basically. WAY TOO SOON. Oh, and it’s Football Season…let’s eat 7 layer dip on our couches and scream at the TV!!
(and if you go to the games, it’s time for chili dogs and beers!) Next up, after we have eaten 357 bags of candy, is Thanksgiving…and there are the requisite lead-up-to-Tgiving events that require us to bake (and eat) even more pumpkin pie…just as you have digested your turkey and stuffing (what an appropriate word, right?), time to bake Christmas cookies!
Lots of parties aka foodfests to celebrate the birth of Jesus, right?! 😉 Oh, then let’s ring in the New Year w/more food and cocktails…nothing says “New Year” like a hangover and indigestion. January is the Playoffs and the Superbowl gluttonfest, so more beer, more chicken wings, more fat! Valentine’s Day? Bring on the (&$@ candy again! Go out to a ‘special dinner’ and gorge yourselves. Ugh. And, at some point during all of this, the (@&$@ Girl Scout cookies arrive. Damn the Girl Scouts and their delicious Thin Mints and Tagalongs.
Easter? A religious celebration or another excuse to trot out the candy bowl? Grumble. When is it NOT “Eating Season”? The summer? Is it Bikini Season or is it about cookouts, cocktails, crabs, and boardwalk food???
Not sure why I am on this rant today. Maybe it just seems like we’re all doomed to be fatties.
I wonder if all this food is just an American thing?? Is there a Season of Gluttony in other cultures??
Well, I am NOT buying the Halloween candy until 10/31 this year, damnit. I am NOT going to care what the selection is that day or whether it’s a good price. I cannot start off the ‘holiday season’ by buying the Halloween candy early…we all know what happens…let’s open the bag and maybe just have one tiny piece…repeat…repeat until bag is empty…MOO.
Not me, not this year. Who’s with me?!