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I Can't Come Up With A Good Title AND Aspartame is a tool of the Devil

I Can't Come Up With A Good Title AND Aspartame is a tool of the Devil

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Sadness, Sickness
First, I have some very shiny news. My Father, by far one of the bestest dads alive, has gifted me with a Livejournal Permanent account. Well, not so much gifted, as I now owe him a large amount of money for it, but still. Also, and don't hold me to this, I think he has also registered an account. So, not only do I have shiny news for myself, but wombat_socho should be happy, as well.

Onto my post.

My Sister is Bipolar. Either that, or she's in a horrible relationship with her boyfriend. Every time I see her, she is either a preppy, happy individual, or a seriously depressed, very homicidal lunatic. And this is ALL the time, not just certain times of the month. (Yeah, I sidestepped that one nicely!)

Anyway, I worry about her. And yet, there's nothing I can do. Whenever she's in a happy mood, she refuses to acknowledge that anything is ever wrong. And when she's in a homicidal mood, the safest plan is to just hide the knives, and stay out of her way.

Onto the family part of my title. My Dad is strange. Well, not so much strange, as he is just a bit, oh, I don't know... off, in a way. He uses the term 'slightly eccentric.' Now, tell me what you would think of a guy who has not only burned soup (you know, that food that's mostly WATER?), but just recently, used a waffle iron to make a grilled ham & cheese sammich. Does that sound normal? I submit that it does not.

To be fair, he didn't use the waffle iron on purpose, but still, he has burned soup.

Anyway, on to the Aspartame portion of my post. It is a nasty, nasty creation that should be destroyed as soon as humanly possible. Also, soda companies should really make the word 'diet' the main feature on a soda can, so as to avoid the unwitting ingestion of the Devil's Sugar.

I say this because, in the tradition of me doing easily-avoidable stupid stuff, I started drinking a can of diet Mountain Dew Code Red. After a couple of sips, I set it down and continued typing down my 'Corrections And Apology' post. Several seconds later, I have a distinct lack of feeling in my mouth. I chalked this up to the Bacon Incident, and continued drinking.

Fast forward a few hours, and the feeling is gone. I eat some dinner, and then casually drink some more Dew. The numbness returns. At this point, I still haven't discovered the true nature of this demon brew, but I had a suspicion. So, I check the ingredients panel. Sure enough, the seventh ingredient is aspartame.


Anyway, I am happy to hear that my stories are entertaining, at least to the women who read my journal. I occasionally have a serious spell, but for the most part, I'm just typing down how I live my life. Personally, I think everyone would be much happier if they could just step back and see the absurdity of what happens in their life.

But then again, silliness must be tempered with seriousness, else it loses its potency. I am working on finding the perfect balance, but until then, expect more of my life here.
  • Actually it makes sense to use a waffle iron to do grilled cheese sandwiches in; they're pretty much the same design as the George Foreman grills you see all over the place, only with the cool waffle design on the hot parts. As for burning soup, it's not as hard as you might think. You only have to overcook the stuff that isn't water, after all, and all that takes is a failure to stir. OTOH, if you're talking bouillon, then yeah, I don't understand that either.

    What your sister is going through sounds horribly familiar to me. Spend some time reading about the psychology of divorced children, and you'll see what I'm talking about.

    Aspartame...it goes so well with MSG. All the disembodied floaty feeling of low blood sugar, only better. That's why I always wash down my Chinese takeout with Diet Coke. Enjoy it now while it's still legal.[EG]
    • Personally I think the waffle iron is even neater than the Benny & Joon idea of the clothes iron. I always thought that was rather creative. I won't even get close to passing judgment on anyone burning anything while cooking for fear of retribution by lightening strike. (BTW, hope the tounge is all better now. Sweet of you ,though, to eat your GF's burnt bacon.)

      Don't take to casually the idea of your sister having an abusive boyfriend. My daughter did for a year and we never knew a thing, just chalked it up to 'teen aged girls being bipolar just because they were teen aged girls'. Several of her guy friends had to sit her down and tell her that if she broke up with him and he tried to get close to her again they would kill him before she got up the courage to break up with him.

      wash down my Chinese takeout with Diet Coke I love that! And people wonder why cancer is running rampant in this country.


      • "...wash down my Chinese takeout with Diet Coke."
        I love that! And people wonder why cancer is running rampant in this country.

        o/" It's better to burn out o/"
        o/" Than to fade away o/"
        o/" My my, hey hey o/"

        This has been your moment of Neil Young. *bows*
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