I'm always the moody one. I have really severe mood swings sometimes. I even spent a few sessions with a psychologist exploring rather or not I am bipolar (I took an online quiz through my medical center, and it said to do just that). I'm pretty good at controlling myself in public, but I usually let it fly when I'm home. Two things are the reasons for 90%+ of my tantrums: food & sex. If I'm deprived of either for too long, I turn into a monster. I'd like to say that it happens slowly, but that'd be a lie. Something clicks, and I crave misery in every human being around me. I've never actually been violent or anything, but I certainly have crazy scenarios flashing in my head. Wow, that sounds so sociopathic (word?), I should probably delete it.
Last night, Annie pulled one on me. Driving home from TJ's, I hit a turn that knocked over our single bag of groceries, that she had just paid for. A carton of eggs topped the bag, and she was infuriated at my inability to either pack it securely or drive appropriately. She was convinced the eggs were broken, and she got all Italian on me: yelling, hand motions going crazy, slamming the door, general craziness. When she got out, I drove away and left her in the rain. (I had the keys, since I was driving.)
I got mad at her anger, and it only got worse as I realized that she snapped... just like I do sometimes. There's absolutely no room for introspection in this damn blog, so here's a crazy simple cake recipe, passed down from Annie's grandfather's lady-friend. I made it yesterday (used up all the eggs), and it was pretty good.
Triple Chocolate Cake
1 pkg Chocolate Cake Mix (I prefer Duncan Hines Devils Food)
1 c Chocolate Chips (Nestle Toll House, as if there were others worth buying)
3.9 oz. pkg Instant Chocolate Pudding (Jell-O)
1/2 c Oil (I use Canola, Safflower, or Olive, in that order)
1-1/4 c Water (I hold no allegiance to any water)
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 40-45 minutes (I did 45 mins).
I served it with Chocolate Cabernet Sauce drizzled over it, making it Quadruple Chocolate Cake, and certainly crossing the threshold of appropriate chocolate consumption. Crossing lines. That's what I do.
No eggs were actually harmed in the making of this post; she was wrong,