Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for Instant Gratification

I don't like to wait for things. To say I'm impatient is probably an understatement. I can't even eat hard candy correctly because I'm done sucking on that bastard after a second and crunching it up the next. I keep hearing that if something holds value to you then it's worth waiting for. I disagree. 

I'll never know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop.

I know that I love hot chocolate with warm milk instead of water and I know it's better warmed in a pot on the stove than in a microwave. Yet I still use the hot water in the microwave method most of the time because I just can't be bothered to wait the few extra minutes (and yes, I'm sitting here drinking hot chocolate made with water right now. Thanks Huge Financial Corporation That Did Not Require A Bailout for providing it for me). 

I'm a lot like Veruca Salt. "I want the golden goose NOOOOOWWW DADDY!"

That's definitely me. Sometimes I'm a brat. Sometimes.

I've for the most part come to accept this about myself. I'll do things the quick and easy way before I go about the more efficient better pay-off way. I try to change my ways on occasion and not go for the instant gratification and maybe hold out for the better pay-off. I even succeed from time to time, but then I always think to myself "was it really worth it?" and the answer is usually a definite no. 

There is one exception. If I'm baking I'm doing it from scratch. To hell with boxed mixes- I'm serious about my treats I make and I don't wanna be the box lady. 


  1. About the baking; Last night I was looking up some recipes for Red Velvet Cake (don't judge) and I got very agitated that almost every single recipes I managed to find used boxed cake mix. WTF is THAT? Boxed mixed is NOT made from scratch!!! Son of a.....

    1. I had that same problem looking up a red velvet recipe for my bffs bday. I found a great one though over at allrecipes.com. That's a great site for from scratch baking. No judgement from me!

  2. i want it NOW, i love and hate online shopping...it always takes too long to arrive!!!

  3. Stopping by from A to Z...

    I felt similarly about cookie mixes until recently - I was fine with a box mix for brownies or cake, but cookies! No, sacreligous! I've let that go as I've progressed to cooking over baking, personally.

  4. I don't think being impatient is a bad thing. I was born early, and have been rushing things ever since.

    I found your blog on the A to Z list. It's nice to meet you.

  5. You should be very thankful you wern't born during the dark ages! Things back then took a real long time!

  6. I'm getting into the slow way of doing things lately...slow cooking...walking to work...

  7. Me, I'm never a brat! :)
    Rhia from Five Minute Piece for Inspiration (about #802 on A to Z list).

  8. I am the exact same way. I do all of those things and more.


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