#75 Food – ‘Beyoncé Without Inspiration’

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I have quite the affinity with food, primarily because it keeps me alive but also because it is a great indirect motivator. Not only that, it also helped me learn the ineffable German language. It all started with, ‘Ein huhnër kebap, bitte’, which translates to ‘one chicken kebab, please!’, and if that doesn’t give you an insight into my relationship with food then nothing will. My language blossomed from there, and here I am years later now able to order two chicken kebabs.

Progress is progress.

That is the thing though, there are times when I can eat enough to clear out a small village, and other times I will forget to have a sip of coffee and a bit of toast. When it happens it sparks a mini investigation into the cause, and there are many suspects. It was once said that while recording an up coming album Beyoncé, the Beyoncé, was so inspired, and in the zone that she not only forgot to sleep, but she also forgot to eat*. Now, I don’t think inspiration features high on the list of reasons for poor eating habits, but like a good investigator I shall consider every possibility. Other people may suggest that it could be due to fasting, or some extremely inappropriate glossy magazine ‘healthy’ diet.

Early suggestions indicate that the cause is not in fact due to a ‘healthy’ diet to get that summer beach body. And sorry to disappoint expectant fans, I’m also not about to drop a (sick*) new album. The usual suspects though, are depression and/or anxiety, but quite honestly I’ve been feeling good the last few days.

So am I secretly inspired? am I actually Beyoncé?

Turns out, no. I have not been inspired the last few days and you’ll be surprised to hear that I’m not secretly the current queen of pop. I am in fact just a lazy man. A tall, lazy blogger man. Lazy, tall, skinny blogger man. Call off the investigation, stop the letters to Sherlock Holmes, we found the culprit. Read handed, in his bed. Didn’t put up a lot of resistance funnily enough. Mainly just lay there, and quite frankly was glad to be physically lifted up and taken outside.

For anyone not following the plot line, the ‘police’ in this analogy are actually my onset hunger, forcing me out of bed and making me get on with my day – see, indirect motivator after all.

So hunger instigated my day and my girlfriend made sure it was kept at bay with delicious vegan wraps and, most importantly, zwei* schokosnecken. The goals for tomorrow are to ride this wave of non-depression for as long as possible, and maybe eat a bit more, and write a sick new album.


*Vaguely remember Eric Thomas mentioning this.

*And, it would be.

*German for two – the word I learned in the last few years ordering kebabs.

P.S I just remembered that the anecdote about Beyoncé was not in fact about Beyoncé but the very similar singer 50 cent. Easily mixed up, ah well it’s not as if I based a whole blog post on it or anything.

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  1. S. Hansen

    Oh man you missed such a big joke there! I was waiting for it, expecting it, anticipating it and…
    You didn’t call yourself Lay-Z. Though if you do want a rapper name I’m now considering using that as mine so hands off!
    Anyways, glad my bestie fixed you up with some good food. Been there with the not really eating… like today… lol

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    1. Mindfump

      hahah, I really want to say it crossed my mind and for some creative reason chose not to, but I just genuinely didn’t think of it. Missed opportunity. I think you should take over the Mindfump blog, you’ve earned it.

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      1. S. Hansen

        Agh no! I can’t do that. Have you seen my blog lately? A lot of waffle :p
        I could still just settle for Editor Hansen, Captain Mindfump’s sidekick/first mate, it really depends how hero/piratey your feeling :p

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          1. S. Hansen

            You know I’ve genuinely read some of that diary. Thought it was a dry read myself. Your writing tends make me smile if not laugh that’s gotta count for something right?
            Why else do you think I asked you write a guest post? Add some pizzazz to my blog :p

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          2. Mindfump

            I think that means I’m officially better than Samuel Pepys then. Nothing wrong with a bit of pizzazz. Although I think until I complete the guest post, I can’t take the credit. In fact maybe I could try that again today.

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          3. S. Hansen

            Most definitely, I read a few sections he wrote about the fire of London if I remember correctly, so much opportunity for action and excitement but he spent ages talking about how people were resting their crap and burying it to protect it from the fire…
            So there’s an idea for you, fire, action, excitement! Or not… :p

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          4. S. Hansen

            Obviously I’ve read bits of that too at some point in my education. But I really don’t remember it so clearly it was so dull I forgot… does that count as some kind of taboo/blasphemy opinion? :/

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  2. Rebecca

    Haha you always make me laugh…. 😀 My culprit for not eating is depression. I had everyone investigate (police, Sherlock Holmes, hell I even called in the FBI), they all came up with the same answer. Now if they could just bust the slippery bastard all would be good and I could eat a pizza!

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    1. Mindfump

      I would say that is definitely the usual suspect for me as well. I am sure depression will be carted off and lost in the American Justice system forever, enabling you to eat whatever you like! 😀 Glad you enjoyed the post!

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