A journey through the soul, told in the chosen format of crappy iPhone photos.
Oh coffee. How I love you so. (Yes, I know the cup is empty. It didn't last long. I slurped that thing through that pretty blue straw and uttered an "aaaaah" when finished.)
Yes, I love you oh so much. Sadly, you don't love me in return. You leave my stomach acidy, my esophagus crying out for relief and my adrenals asking for a nice day off.
It is a star-crossed love affair. And a fairly one sided love.
Ice cream, oh ice cream! Rich, creamy, frosty, tasty ice cream. How I adore you as you caress my mouth with your sugary creamy goodness.
But as much as I love you, you don't love me back the same way. You leave me phlegmy. Also, all that sugar doesn't help my already acidy tummy.
And you always seem to take up residence on my already poochy belly and round hips.
Damn you ice cream, for being so tantalizing and so not good for me!
Cheese! My sweet longtime lover, cheese! You and I go back to the early years. Remember all the grilled cheese sandwiches we shared? Sprinkling you over enchiladas and broiling until bubbly? Remember when I'd just hack off a slice and eat you as you are, because you and I are so simpatico like that?
Truly, you aren't terrible for me when enjoyed in moderation, but how can I possibly enjoy your delicious goodness in moderation! No, I indulge too much in my love and you join ice cream on my hips.
It's cruel, cheese, just too cruel. I mean, after all we've shared!!
Ah full fat ranch. You tempting, tempting fella. You flirt with me. Wink your little bottled dressing eye and beg me to partake.
Much like cheese, a little occasionally, fine. But who can have a *little* and why occasionally?
But you mock me. You taste so yum and then you turn on me and do mean things!
It's not right! I love you so much, why can't you show me a little kindness?
What's this? Oh, hey lettuce. What are you doing here? Hmm, yeah, uh, nice to see you too.
I have what can certainly be described as kind regards for you. I'm sure you're a very nice comestible.
You just don't...turn me on.
But you seem to *adore* me. Oh sure, you treat me so nice, giving me nutrients and not settling on my hips. Providing energy and fiber and you are such a hair parted down the middle, church on Sunday, help little old ladies across the street nice sweet gentle food.
It's just...I don't *want* nice!
I want wild! And passionate! And fascinating and rich complex textures!
I want to run with the bad kids and cut class and down twinkies and potato chips and stick my tongue out at "health" experts!
I want....I want.....
Hey, hey good lookin'.....what's your name? Wanna run around with me and coffee?
Oh, wait, who is that over there? Well hellooooo handsome!
Wanna take a walk on the beach, hand in hand, and watch the sun set? Wouldn't that be a nice way to spend some time together?
I know I'm flirting...I can't help it!
Oh wait, what's this?
Oh crap. That's not playing fair...