so today . . . i went to mcdonald's for breakfast. all by myself.
i used to do that a lot. rollie plays basketball every saturday morning, and diandra usually tries to sleep in. and while i don't get up all that early, i am usually up and about before her. so i would collect my book and my car keys and head to mcdonald's . . .
my breakfast of choice was originally a sausage egg mcmuffin and a diet coke. and then they changed the pricing, so that you could get TWO sausage egg mcmuffins for just slightly more than one. so, of course i had to order two. but i could only eat one. this posed a problem since i was going to breakfast alone . . . i tried taking the extra one home and warming it up, but it just wasn't the same. and i just couldn't bring myself to only order one, when, you know, i could get two . . .
so then i decided to order the meal. it came with only one mcmuffin, but also with a drink and hash browns--crispy, golden, hot hash browns. YUM! they tasted just like perfectly fried tater tots! and were probably killing me slowly. but then . . .
. . . cinnamon melts made their appearance--delicious little balls of bread dough swimming in cinnamon sugar goo and topped with melty frosting--and all for about $1.25! this, i decided, was my new favorite food. i would eat cinnamon melts any time of the day or night. i would drive to mcdonald's just to get cinnamon melts. (the joy of living in a metropolis--mcdonald's is only about a mile and a half from my house. in fact, i could walk there--and probably should have considering how many cinnamon melts i was ingesting!) i would buy two or three at a time, because unlike the sausage egg mcmuffin, they were really good heated up. and i could get three for less than $5!!
and then we went on the south beach diet.
no more sausage egg mcmuffins (because the pesky mcmuffin would stick to the sausage egg part,) and no more cinnamon melts (do i really need to explain why?!?!?)
but i have recently decided that moderation is better than totally excluding certain foods from my system. so today i went once again to mcdonald's for saturday morning breakfast--just me and my book--planning to order cinnamon melts. i had to stand in line for a few minutes, so i perused the menu. and then i saw it. under the dessert heading. cinnamon melts.
wait, no. cinnamon melts aren't dessert--they are breakfast. you know, they are like cinnamon rolls which are clearly a breakfast food. desserts contain chocolate, and there isn't any chocolate in cinnamon melts. and i would never, EVER eat a dessert food for breakfast--well, except maybe for the occasional brownie. clearly, someone made a big mistake when updating that menu. sheesh. dessert.
then it was my turn to order. what to do, what to do . . . should i go back to the sausage egg mcmuffin? should i order two? or get the meal?? because obviously i could not eat dessert for breakfast.
BUT . . . what if someone had mistakenly put the cinnamon melts on the dessert menu? what if the menu person was on a diet and was taking their restrictions out on everybody? what if cinnamon melts were really still a breakfast food and no one knew?????
being the rebel that i am, i decided to take a stand. so i stepped up to the cash register and ordered cinnamon melts and soda. for my breakfast!
ok, that's a lie--i actually ordered two cinnamon melts, but only because when i ordered them, the cashier said, "just one cinnamon melt?" and it sounded so pathetic (just one?) that i said, "ok, give me two."
but i only ate one. see, moderation.
i'll have the other one tomorrow.
or maybe later tonight . . .