I’ve been researching the feeling I talked about yesterday (WebMD…we all do it). Apparently, it’s called “derealization” and is (or can be) associated with extreme anxiety. God forbid I should just feel “anxious” like everyone else. I skip past panic and go straight to delusional.
This got me thinking, which probably wasn’t the best idea. When I couldn’t give my stress a concrete name, I began to panic. What if I’m missing something? My mind was racing with the myriad of things I might be forgetting. It felt as if I might be forgetting that someone had told me the world was going to end and I had to save it. Needless to say, I only became more stressed. (The world was ending, people! And I forgot I had to save it!)
For future reference, if you’re stressed and don’t really know why, it’s probably best to just leave it a mystery for the time being.
After a several minutes spent hyperventilating, pacing, and panicking, I grabbed a few towels and (being now properly armed for the coming apocalypse) decided to have some waffles.
And, yes, I have completely lost it. Not quite sure what “it” is, but if there ever was an “it” (or several “its” for that matter), I am now officially without.
Chocolate waffles with strawberries
“The World’s Ending so I May as Well Eat Waffles” Waffles
serves 1 (this is no time to diet! where are your priorities?!)
- 3T. mashed Fiber One Original Bran (mash it till it has the consistency of flour)
- 2T. cocoa powder (version 1) or pudding mix (version 2)
- 1/4 t. + a few pinches baking POWDER
- 3/8c. TOTAL applesauce + cottage cheese or 3 oz./half a small container yogurt (version 2)
- Water or milk or soymilk as needed to make it pourable
- Pinches of seasonings/extracts
- Sugar or sugar substitute, to taste
→Mix all the wet ingredients together in a small container/bowl/dish/cup.
In a different bowl (etc), whisk the fiber one, other flour, baking powder and sugar substitute/seasonings.
Version 2 after mixing
Add the contents of the second bowl to the contents of the first (or the first to the contents of the second) and mix well.
Cook in a WELL-GREASED waffle iron. Top with fruit or other topping of choice.
Making a mess
Don’t bother cleaning. The world’s about to end.
Cinnamon waffles with apple pie filling