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Monday Cake
It was monday, and the three of us in my office were talking about cake. Because...well really, what else are you supposed to talk about on a monday morning?

"I had cake two times this weekend," said Irish. "Two different birthday parties."

I smiled. "So did I! Well three times if you count today."

"Oh yes," said Daisy, "they are having cake for you today."

I paused in thought. Every month, the I.T. department brings in cake for a little celebration of all the birthdays and anniversaries that month. My 10-year anniversary at this company was on 11-11, and Daisy was right. Today was my cake day! [Side note: ten years! How'd that happen??]

"That's kind of a bummer," I remarked. "I had leftover cake for breakfast today. If I'd remembered that today was the department cake day, I wouldn't have had it for breakfast already."

Irish stared at me with an outraged expression on his face. "You can't eat cake for breakfast!"

I retaliated passionately. "I'm a grownup! That's the good thing about being a grownup, you can eat cake whenever you want." I remembered that he is the father of two small children, and I added. "Someday I might have kids, so I won't be able to anymore. I'd have to model appropriate behavior to them. But now is my chance; I don't have anyone's rules to follow."

He insisted, stammering with a bit of confusion, "You can't eat cake for the same reason that children can't eat cake for breakfast."

"Sure I can; I already did." Then I conceded. "I can't eat it every day, or I'd get very sick and fat. But occasionally I can give myself a treat, as long as I don't overdo it. That's what's fun about being grown up."

He shook his head and gave up the argument. Then at two o'clock, I insisted that both of my co-workers join me downstairs and have some of my cake. Even though neither Irish nor I had made it to lunch yet. It was my anniversary after all!

Cake. It's good any time of day.... especially on a monday.

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jenaflynn From: jenaflynn Date: November 16th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Makes me think of the old Eddie Izzard sketch.. "Cake or Death?"
(Which is a silly choice, who would choose death over tasty cake?)
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: November 16th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks for the good laugh!

yes, there are things that don't seem plausable to do when you have to 'set an example'... so take advantage of this time and do all sorts of silly things that being an 'adult' empowers you to do!

jenx From: jenx Date: November 16th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mmmmm - cake!

It's entirely possible that cake has the same (or even less) sugar than most breakfast cereals. There is also the phenomenon of 'coffee cake' that is usually served at breakfast or brunch. Not to mention donuts.

Cake is a HUGE weakness of mine, and any excuse for it is fine by me!
ms_hecubus From: ms_hecubus Date: November 17th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mmmmm - cake!

Exactly my thoughts on the subject.

Except the whole wanting cake thing. I'd rather have pie.
morgaynne From: morgaynne Date: November 16th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cake or Death? I'll have the chicken

Not being a big fan of cake myself. I still support others rights to eat cake whenever and however they choose. Marie Antoinette was ignoring the famine and bread shortage but still, "Let them eat cake!"

being an good example and showing moderation is far better than trying to be perfect anyway. But then again I have no desire to be held up as an example of anything...

Random day... head hurts running to Spanish... Bye
From: bloggingchick Date: November 18th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
According to Bill Cosby, in his old stand-up comedy routine "Bill Cosby-Himself" you can eat cake for breakfast. He gave it to his kids because it has eggs and milk in it.

I hope this link works: http://youtube.com/watch?v=GNStwTlQgJE
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