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April 25, 2008

The temptation of the carbs

It’s been Passover for almost a week now, and I’m craving things I usually don’t care for. Someone has brought muffins—big cakey, chocolatey, sugary muffins, the ilk of which I normally disdain—and boy do I want one. I want one so bad.

Most people think Passover isn’t so bad. How hard can it be abstaining from bread for just eight days? But it’s so much more than bread. It’s anything with flour in it, including pasta and tortillas. It’s grains like rice and whatever’s in tabouli. It’s corn, dagnabbit.

That cuts out a surprising number of lunch options, most notably: The Sandwich. I’ve been subsisting on salads all week and I’m STARVING. Inevitably I fill up with the nearest non-yeasted calorie source, and in this office it’s my buddy Will’s candy bowl. Props to Will, by the way, for having luscious Dove dark chocolate this week so at least I’m getting some antioxidants.

My carbophilia has yet to enter my dreams, but it’s getting to that point. We’ll see how I survive the remaining two days.

4 comments:

  1. Is this half-empty macaroon container evidence of my empathy or long-time affinity for all things coconutty? Verdict on both counts: youbetcha.

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  2. I'm going to have an english muffin in just a minute...

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  3. Passover=starving to death. I am so tired of eating meat and potatoes that it is ridiculous. Good news = it's finally over?

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  4. Passover=starving to death. I am so tired of eating meat and potatoes that it is ridiculous. Good news = it's finally over?

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