Sunday, January 01, 2006

some more musings

I have a compulsion to stick things to my forehead. This is one of those harmless peculiarities that I have learned to accept without too much introspection. Coins, bottle caps, dominos, etc. migrate to my forehead like a mutated tika or bindi. I have to remind myself while I'm at work, in a meeting or at a party that this little quirk is mine to indulge, but it might not be quite as endearing to others.

I like to think that I'm not much of a junkfood aficionado. Even though I am not as 'whole food' dedicated as my healthy daughter, I do enjoy keeping our diet more real than chemical. That said, 2005 could be recorded as my Lucky Charms year. I inexplicably craved this artificial, sugary, should-never-be-eaten-for-breakfast faux cereal. I never preferred it as a child, never let my children eat it when they were younger (except for dessert) but it's been my foolish indulgence. I think I'm over it now, marshmallow bits and all. But who knows what will take its place...

Additional returns to childish/childlike behavior include my continued fascination with the popular Harry Potter books and movies. I find myself wishing the paintings on the walls of doctor's offices and museums would subtlely come to life with movement and commentary.

1 comment:

nini's sistuh said...

Today I went into Barnes and Noble and, as usual, made a beeline to the children's book section. I immediately saw what I believe will be my next book purchase - every Curious George book compiled into one glorious hardbound book.
I'm 45 years old and I still think Lucky Charms are magically delicious.