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Eating is annoying

There's something I've been feeling for about a year at least, that I finally am going to share. I think eating is annoying. I mean, I like food, and I like eating... but I hate *having* to eat. I wish I didn't have to eat. There's so many things I could get done in the time it takes to eat. I don't claim to be a workaholic... in fact, I can be pretty lazy. But eating cuts into time I could be using for other things, like sleeping (on days I have to get up early) or writing. It also costs a lot. The longer I live, the more annoyed I get with eating. I wouldn't mind eating when I feel in the mood for something tasty, but eating two or three times a day every day... it gets mighty boring.

I'm sure there's a lot of people in the world, especially in poor countries, who wished they didn't have to eat either. It would save a lot of time.

Though I do wonder why I've only been feeling this way for the past year or so. I didn't used to. I used to love eating, it never got dull. I know preparing the food is the part of it I hate the most, but it's not the only part of it.

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kengr
Sep. 4th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
There are tricks. At home I generally eat while doing stuff on the computer.

Away from home, if I'm alone, I usually read while eating.

There are also tricks to cut down prep time. Making batches that can be divided up for later use for example. Or the batches of tuna salad I make.

When you get on your own, a crockpot will help a lot. So will a rice cooker.

BTW, if you get a rice cooker that doubles as a steamer, there are a lot of shortcuts you wouldn't expect. For example, you can *steam* burritos.
fayanora
Sep. 4th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
Steam burritos, eh?

I usually eat and watch TV. I have to have some kind of passive entertainment while eating, because my hands have to be free, and TV fits the bill.

Of course, for several months in Osceola, I didn't have my TV plugged in. So then it was on with the computer, watching DVDs with it. :-) Which amounts to the same thing.
kengr
Sep. 4th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
Tamales are even better steamed (that's how they were intended to be cooked anyway).

But I only need *one* hand free to eat most stuff, and I'm an old hand at operating a computer one-handed.

No, not for *that*. Because I used to have *two* on my desk at work and would often be using both at once.
fayanora
Sep. 5th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
But I only need *one* hand free to eat most stuff, and I'm an old hand at operating a computer one-handed.

No, not for *that*.


You read my perverted mind. :-) Not that it's hard to read a picture book. ;-)
kengr
Sep. 5th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
I almost put "(you pervert)" in after "*that*". :-)
fayanora
Sep. 5th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm not a pervert, I'm a perv. There's a difference. :-)
our_menagerie
Sep. 4th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
We sort of feel the same way about sleeping. It takes up too much time lol. Wish it wasnt necessary but this body seems to need it a lot. Sometimes it needs 9 hours to function ....i think thats a bit excessive.
fayanora
Sep. 4th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Sleeping annoys me, too. Luckily, I don't need that much to function. I can function on 5 hours of sleep, as long as I don't make a habit of sleeping so little.
consortofvenus
Sep. 4th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
I feel the same, because I need an excessive amount of sleep too.
fayanora
Sep. 5th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
Sleep can be fun, though. But I've been having a lot of sad dreams lately. Not every night, but often.
consortofvenus
Sep. 4th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
The kitchen-space could be so much more constructive too, if it wasn't a kitchen. All that damn plumbing and ovens and microwaves.

fayanora
Sep. 5th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
And the money saved on not needing that stuff? Hell, if you didn't need to eat, any money you earn would be for housing, electricity, Internet, cable, and then whatever you like for the surplus. :-)
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