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Archive for May, 2009
I’m both a bit overweight and I wouldÂ say I have an addictive personality. This came to mind as I find myself playing the game Spider Solitaire incessantly. My son introduced me to the game recently and I have not stopped playing the game since. It has even caused me to stop doing my work and I had considered myself a workaholic. All of this got me to thinking – do most overweight people have addictive personalities?
It makes sense to me as I think more about this. I believe that food is a type of addiction as are many other things, so perhaps many overweight people also have an addictive personality. If this is true, then could it be treated in the same fasion as any other compulsive disorder?
I’d reflect more on this, but I have a game of Spider Solitaire calling my name.
I don’t usually get too far off topic like this, but I had to say something.
Last weekend, we all decided to go out to the movies. We didn’t know what was playing at what time, so we were taking a chance on what would be available to see. Now the boys wanted to see the new X-men movie. Fortunately for them, it was playing about every 10 minutes. So they got to see the movie they wanted to see. I was with my daughter, who is 13 and I don’t let her see R rated movies yet, so that limited our choices even more. I wanted to see “The Soloist” or “Taken”, but neither was playing at the right time.Â We were left with a choice of “Hannah Montana”, which was a definite NO; or “Knowing”. I thought it couldn’t be too bad because I’ve enjoyed many films starring Nicholas Cage. In fact, I loved him in “Leaving Las Vegas” – excellent movie, if you ever get the chance.
Knowing, has to be one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. It was absolutely ridiculous. There were religious signs and symbols throughout the movie. There were so other things that made no sense at all. My daughter and I kept asking each other during the movie if the other wanted to leave. Unfortunately we stuck it out. The ending was just bad. It’s like they couldn’t figure out how to end this horrific movie and picked something out of a hat.
It was just awful.