Back to the grindstone

hohosAs Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  True, Ferris, true, though if you stop and look around for too long, you can also get behind on pretty much everything you need to be doing in order to pay bills and, well, live.  Which is what I did over Spring Break.  It ended nearly two weeks ago, and I sort of just stayed on break for the first week after.  Now this week I’m in a catch-up period.  It’s getting better.  One stack of essays graded today.  One more left to go.  Workout completed.  Trying to get three more in this week.  Starting to plan my days out a little more as I was pre-Spring Break, so hopefully my eating schedule and errands schedule will resume shortly.  If I don’t have schedules like this, everything gets out of my hands and the next thing I know I’m laying on the couch for hours watching movies and eating hohos.  Hohos though, in the end, will destroy your will with far too much sugar.  Suddenly you’re dependent on hohos and you begin not caring about other things, like keeping fit, grading papers, writing, and paying taxes.  Sent my taxes in today as well.  Threw out all the hohos that were left.  They will not control me.   The government may force me to pay taxes and death may force me to exit the world at some point, but hohos will not turn me into a couchsurfing movie-holic if I have anything to say about it.  Cutting it off at a two-week point feels okay.  If I’d let myself go any longer, I think I would have started to feel guilty.  Now, nipping the break before it budded into full-blown lay-about syndrome, I can just think of it as a nice break. 

Happy Rest of the Week to all.






10 responses to “Back to the grindstone”

  1. Maureen McQ Avatar

    The other awful thing about hohos? The first bite is divine, but you realize you’ve broken the chocolate wrong and gotten chocolate slivers in your lap. So the next hoho you eat more carefully. It doesn’t really taste near as wonderful as that first hoho, but you’re thinking about the chocolate. Then you keep eating them, and being aware of your method of eating them. You might unroll one (which makes them crack) and by then, they don’t really taste good at all and you have that sugar processed food hangover. But you eat them anyway. And the next day you’re craving hohos, which don’t taste as good as the abstract idea you have in your head of hoho-ness, but its as close as you can get and you really want to satisfy that abstract hoho craving but you can’t and you eat too many anyway. By then, you’re stuck in the hoho cycle and, you’re right, if you don’t break it, it can get ugly.

    Not that I, um, eat the things or anything.

  2. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    LOL, omg, my stomach hurts now. Not from hohos. From laughing.

    Everything you say is true.

  3. fusakota Avatar

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!
    Entonces que es hohos?
    Pero no me preocupas.
    Ya lo tengo de Wikipedia y de Hostess HP.
    Ahora entiendo hohos, no es hahas.

  4. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    Hahaha, that’s right. Hostess hohos. Not hahas. Those would be hard to eat, but interesting if we could! 🙂

  5. Graham Avatar

    For us poor ignorants, can you describe what a hoho is?

  6. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    It’s like Maureen described. Chocolatey badness wrapped around cream filling. Really really disgusting once one thinks about it long enough. Pic now included in the entry. 🙂

  7. fusakota Avatar

    Ud. no es estadounidense?

    Hohos! Hohos!
    Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!
    The chocolatey snack that
    gives you go!
    It’s candy and cake
    All in one.
    It’s two great treats
    And so much fun!

    Hohos se vende solamente en USA y en Egipto.

  8. Jody Avatar

    GOD I miss HO-HO’s!!! Remember when we used to dream about them?

    Or we would be wandering around the 7-11 lookin for something delicious after a night of drinking and singing… and ya know what?? A ho-ho would have been really good then. DAMN YOU HO-HO’S!!!!!

  9. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    Yeah, Japan should really have Hohos. Of course maybe that’s why I lost some weight there. 😉

  10. brooke Avatar

    remember when i was OBSESSED with hohos and would eat them obsessively, endless stream of hohos, seriously a box in a sitting, and i would always want more, like a crack addict.

    mmmm, hohos…such a naughty, addictve treat. i have so many levels of attachment to hohos. but like you, i threw my last box away and avoid them lest i fall prey to “chocolate badness” 😉

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