Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Serious Cereal Thoughts

I'm panicking. I stopped at five separate stores to pick up my crack in a box favorite cereal, and not one had a supply. It's one thing when there's a label on the shelf and they've just run out; it's another thing entirely when they simply don't stock it. Four of the stores usually carry it, and I checked the fifth to be safe, but to no avail.
I haven't bought my favorite morning treat in weeks. It was on a good sale so I figured I better hoard a stash, though at $4 a gallon I think driving to five separate stores may have cut my savings a bit.
I’m concerned that without my usual morning fix breakfast, my writing will go downhill fast. Husband has already witnessed the depressive effects of these fruitless store runs. This drug cereal is so good that occasionally I get excited at bedtime because I know I get to wake up and enjoy it the next morning. I’m crossing my fingers (and toes) that the company hasn’t decided to discontinue the product for some crazy reason. I don’t want to suffer a cereal breakdown.

Writing tip of the day, courtesy of Glimmertrain:

"Writing first drafts is the experience of not knowing how to do something and persisting at it until it begins to feel right." –Charles Baxter

(So it's not just me then?)

6 comments:

marmiteandtea said...

Good grief I think you need to share the name of this cereal!

Angie said...

Haha, I love your reaction. Are you a cereal fan too?
I can't vouch for my taste, but it's Life Vanilla Yogurt.

Lane said...

I was going to ask the same as 'marmiteandtea'. What is this holy grail of cereals?!

I wonder if there's a UK equivilent:-)

JJ said...

Aaah, you see I think it doesn't really matter what the cereal is. I recognise the symptoms Angie is describing, and it can arise out of addiction to a variety of products that I just happen to develop a lusting for.

AND, thank you Angie, I'm printing that quote out!

Yvonne said...

I love that quote! So true. And I feel your addiction pains - I can't get enough of M&S Hummus and want to cry whenever I run out.

Angie said...

Lane, I hope for your sake there is an equivalent!

JJ, you're so right. I recall that we do share a certain tea addiction...

Glad you liked the quote. Somehow it makes me feel better to learn that published writers struggle with their writing too.

Yvonne, his comment just rings true, doesn't it?
Your hummus sounds tasty. Too bad we don't have M&S here or I could attempt to add to my addictions.