| Renowned author Michael Herr is back guest blogging on this awesome Aloha Friday about the battle of split personalities...|
Michael is happily retired and pursuing his dreams of writing and publishing books, he currently lives in Walnut Creek California. (Michael is pictured above with his latest book,"The old Queen and the Maui Maiden." To purchase this book or any of Michael's 6 other novella's go to; http://www.michaelherr.com
Thursday, March 1, 2012
"Split personality..?" 'Michael Herr' (Aloha Friday)
March 2, 2012
It's Aloha Friday.
Split personality? Let me check with my other persona.
At times I'm sure I have a split personality. You know, part of me likes something, but another part of me doesn't. Part of me wants something, but another part of me says "No". Actually the part of me that says "No" most often is my rational, smart-thinking, wise self. The part of me that wants something, well that's my fun-loving impractical side.
Example: I really would like to eat a quart of Rocky Road ice cream, says my impractical fun-loving side (which is located at times like that in my abdominal region). No way, says my rational self. You just spent a half-hour on the treadmill. If you eat that ice cream you'll have just wasted that half hour. But, says my ice cream-loving side, that half-hour on the treadmill helped me burn enough calories so that I can indulge in that ice cream without worrying about the consequences. Seems my impractical fun-loving side knows how to argue too.
But it's not my fault that I have this split personality. Just check out the world around us.
Yesterday afternoon I saw a commercial on television touting the benefits of the California lottery. Buy a scratcher ticket and win big! Got in my car and turned on the radio only to hear an ad telling me where to go to get help if I have a gambling problem.
When I got home I read an article online about the growing problem of our obsession with sex. Then I watched a slide-show of the women at the Oscars, all showing off their surgically enhanced bodies — and showing off lots of their bodies (did you catch Angelina's leg???).
The mail came, bringing with it my prescription cholesterol-lowering medication. Along with that prescription the mailman delivered lots of coupons offering me really great deals on pizza and KFC.
I want to pay my taxes so that I'm a good citizen. Then I see all those loopholes, just sitting there waiting for me to use them.
I'm pulled in opposing directions all through the day and evening. I don’t know which way to turn, which one of my selves should I listen too. But knowing me, I'll probably take the path of least resistance. I think that quart of Rocky Road is still downstairs. And I can always walk a little more on my treadmill tomorrow.
Okay folks, one of me will see you next week.
For more of Michael's writings go to http://www.michaelherr.com
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