Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Do you eat the red ones last?

I can't remember turning off the TV and falling asleep last night. I think that means I slept well. Around dinner-time, I started losing energy. Needing a bit of energy, I went to the frozen yogurt shop and bought a medium green tea yogurt. It was such a pretty colour. I think that's the main reason I like that flavour so much. The owner of the store are always friendly and helpful. They seemed tense and tired yesterday. Normally they stay in the front of the store greeting customers. They were talking loudly in the back. I had a hunch they were in the middle of a disagreement. While eating my yogurt, I sat beside two middle agreed men. I overheard one say he was a retired grade seven teacher. He said he dreaded Labour Day and the Ex closing down because school always started the next day. I felt the same dread as a student. School and the end of a long vacation is a let-down for anyone regardless of whether school is one's job. After finishing my frozen yogurt, I debated over getting a coffee, but decided against it. If I bought one, I knew I might not sleep.

By eight ' clock, I was really tired and grouchy. My sweet tooth kept gnawing at me. Having already bought the big cup of green tea frozen yogurt, I was trying to ignore my craving. I ate broccoli dipped in salsa, but it didn't do the trick. I finally gave in and ate a box of Smarties. I bought Smarties for my best friend who was going to stay overnight a few weeks ago, but she didn't end up coming. The candy has been in my freezer for a while. I'll have to buy some more Smarties for my friend. I felt like a kid eating Smarties, but it was comforting. I love the red and blue smarties best. There is a phrase, "When you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last?" I usually eat them as soon as I see them.

Before bed, I watched TV. When I'm really tired, that's all I really feel like doing. I watched a taped episode of Oprah on teenagers and healthy eating. I had to laugh at my having just devoured a box of child friendly candy and having a big dish of green tea frozen yogurt earlier that day. I did have lots of broccoli and not every day can be totally healthy, right?

I am going home shortly and to the dentist. On my way down the street, a big droplet of water fell on my pants. There is a little brown stain on my pant leg now. Mom will probably notice and try to scrub it off. She's got a sharp eye. There was a scruffy-looking guy being patted down and questioned by police on the street. As I passed them, a siren went off and startled me. I hope the police and the scruffy guy knew that it was the noise that made me jump and not their encounter. I don't know what the scruffy guy was up to, but it couldn't have been good things. It's impossible to know what led him to today's encounter with police. Maybe he missed out on eating Smarties as a kid...





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