Snacking

Monday, March 9, 2009

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm a snacker. I enjoy snacking, whether it's on mini-oranges (I can eat them like potato chips!), or on potato chips, toast, candies, whatever really. I find that especially when I'm bored or stressed, I find that I turn to snacking as a way to release stress and waste time. 


I'm also horribly impatient and have a bad attention span, so I have to be multi-tasking all the time. I find movie theatres, while a lot of fun, boring sometimes because I have nothing to do with my hands. I think that's why people like eating popcorn so much, as it takes so long. I don't like popcorn, though. 

(For example, right now, I'm watching Top Gear on tele, surfing the net (blogging), waiting for dinner to be cooked and chatting with my housemates). And i'm still a bit bored.

What is the point, you ask? Well, this snacking has put quite a large dent in my food budget. In fact, so much so that I've eaten all but £16 in my food budget for the month. In fact, I ate about £8 of junk food in the past day and a half. Not good. Not good for me, or my budget. Junk food is expensive. Boo.

On another front, over the past 3 weeks, I've managed to work pretty much full-time (not too bad for only 1 guaranteed day a week!), which will make for a pretty paycheque at the end of this month. I've only got 3 more dedicated shifts at the store before I leave at the end of March for vacation fun-time, which is sad since I'll miss everyone there. 

On another good note, our store won a contest back in January, and as such, we all got £20 gift vouchers! Woo hoo! And I know exactly what I'm going to buy: The new Grand Theft Auto game for the Nintendo DS. Call me what you want, I loooove video games. Especially Grand Theft Auto.

I hope it doesn't suck.

2 comments:

Another said...

Have you ever thought you might have ADHD?? :) I know exactly what you mean though, I do like popcorn but as even the "small" is the size of a bucket these days (and insanely expensive) I refuse to buy it at the movies, because I know I will eat the whole thing even though I don't really want it.

I'm trying to cut down on my snack spending - (also because I'm trying to lose weight), but was having a bad day at work yesterday so ended up buying Pringles and some yoghurt coated apricot balls - which I'm munching on at the moment (and are very yummy).

Also loving my DS - but I'm more an old school Mario Bros/Tetris fan...

Canadian Saver said...

I love snacking too, especially mid-afternoon and one snack at night. It does add up when you have to buy extras yep.

Congrats on the extra hours and the bigger paycheck!!

Where are you going on vacation??