Tapioca is Weird Shit


I made some tapioca today. Some big pearled stuff. It’s like pudding but it’s got components. So do you just swallow it right up or do you chew? I didn’t know. My senses were confused.

So there I was,  just sitting there with a mouthful not sure what to do. I decided to chew it. But it’s elusive stuff. So I kind of chewed the slippery pearls and then swallowed. Fortunately the tactile confusion did not diminish the nummy creamy, vanilla  flavor.

It was a good experience. It was new. I was offered a choice by my brain in which I had to intentionally pick an option. That doesn’t happen very often while performing a completely habitual behavior. So I thought was kind of nice.

I need more of these interactions in the rest of my life that has become almost entirely habitual. Break up the routine a bit.

I’m not talking cliff-diving, adrenalin-junky-out-of-your-comfort-zone crap. I mean little things. Little surprises.

How do you do that? Obviously one way is to eat big-pearled tapioca for the first time. Very exciting.

I suppose I could read a genre of book I never have. Not sure what that would be. Maybe some paranormal teen romance. Well, or maybe something like that.

I could try writing left-handed. Probably learn that I write more legibly that way (couldn’t write less legibly).

Oh hey, I did re-learn to tie my shoes about a year ago. That was pretty cool. Now my shoes stay tied. The thrill has kind of worn off on that on though.

I could get out of bed on the other side of the bed. See if that whole wrong-side thing has any merit.

Hmm, I’ll have to ponder that. But first another bowl of tapioca.

About joegergen

To evoke a smile. That's all. Author of "Methane Wars: A Fable" and "Lear's Fool" as well as various poems and some these painting things as well.
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2 Responses to Tapioca is Weird Shit

  1. Carrie says:

    my dad loves tapioca and its one of the few things he will still eat. so you are set for your 80s.

  2. joegergen says:

    I’m like Justin Timberlake. I’m taking tapioca back. Taking it back from crappy institutional food status. I am hear to tell you tapioca is sexy again.

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