cinnamon toast crunch, and other important revelations

Here are some things I’ve noticed this past week, in no particular order:

  1. I’m never too old for a Cinnamon Toast Crunch breakfast, and I’m never too far removed from college life to crave a bowl of Ramen noodles.
  2. You know those packets of apple cider mix?  You know how when you rip one open, some stray powder escapes and swirls around in the air?  It seems that smell induces instant nostalgia.  I’m back in a Connecticut winter.  Ice skating on the pond in the woods behind the Wirz’s house.  With my brother.  The ice creak-cracking as he shovels off the heavy snow.  I’m on hockey skates, NOT figure, thankyouverymuch.  Frozen-red fingers and toes.  The hot, sweet taste of cider thawing me from the inside out.  Blowing the steam from my mug onto my face.  It’s amazing to experience those feelings again all while standing at my kitchen sink.
  3. When I ask Bryant to pick up a gallon of milk at the store, he will always come home with 2%.  He will also come home with much more exciting groceries than I would’ve found.  It’s definitely more fun when he does the shopping.
  4. Little kids are cool because however timid they may seem, they’re usually pretty convinced that they can learn how to do anything.  And they will ask you to teach them.
  5. The terms “feminine” and “masculine” are completely useless.  They’re stupid, completely subjective, and (largely) arbitrary words with no good definition.  I’m removing them from my lexicon.
  6. It’s actually pretty easy to avoid subjects I don’t want to talk about.  I wish I had realized that a long time ago.  Could’ve been really useful.
  7. The internet is a great time vacuum—a black hole of productivity that takes control of my consciousness and prevents me from being useful. (It’s also a convenient scapegoat for wasted time.)

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2 Responses to “cinnamon toast crunch, and other important revelations”

  1. Bryant

    I don’t actually mean to force you into the 2%, it’s just the one that’s programmed into me so I get it instinctively.

    And I’m really glad about your #1, because otherwise #3 would probably be kicked off the list, too. If you didn’t have a tolerance and/or appreciation for that kind of food then you probably wouldn’t think it was very exciting when I come home from the store with a sampling of every flavor of Ramen and Chef Boyardee noodles.

    Maybe someday I’ll bring home a sampling of every flavor of burrito at Beto’s. That’d be really exciting.

  2. Stormie

    Hahahaha I wish we hung out.

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