Senryu : Imagination

“diet” makes me lust for tarts
the word triggers sweets

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

You know that psych game, say the first word that comes to your mind?  You say, “Diet.”  I say, “Chocolate.”  And then because you’ve said diet, now I’m imagining fruit tarts, cakes, pies and candies.  Oh, and eclairs! Sighs.

I don’t go on diets.  I go on eating plans (and exercise plans).  I don’t really like the word “plan” because it’s like “intent”, something not quite concrete in the word.  You know … sometimes plans become excuses on why you missed  a day.  Ooooh, maybe I should call it “eating challenge” or “food challenge” — for some reason I do better with challenges because suddenly my competitive side kicks in even when I’m competing with myself.

What do you think? Does it really matter what you call a diet?


Tummy Tuesday : May 29 – June 4, 2018
Anything food related
Cactus Catz

RDP #3: Imagination
Ragtag Daily Prompt

The responsibility of the week’s ragtag daily prompts are shared by:

Sunday: Patty, Lovenlosses
Monday:  Sgeoil
Tuesday: Lorna, Gin and Lemonade
Wednesday: Curious Cat
Thursday: Tracy, Reflections of an Untidy Mind
Friday: Steph, Curious Steph
Saturday: Mary, Cactus Haiku

Note:  I am leaving late today and driving a long time into tomorrow so comments will be answered late.  Don’t worry if yours doesn’t show until late tomorrow because I moderate all comments.  I know it’s crazy but I like to leave at night to avoid the rush hour traffic around LA and SF metro areas.  Plus Carol just lent me cat carriers I have to clean out because I couldn’t find ones at the stores.  My cats are going to be so mad.  First time I’ve brought them on the road. sighs.