Do you remember Magnum PI? Am I dating myself here?
One thing I particularly remember about that show, other than the moustache (oh, and the time Magnum almost got eaten by a shark), is the way we’d get periodic little insights into what Magnum’s “little voice” was telling him. He listened to his little voice a lot. And who could blame him? I could listen to that voice all day…
So, like, anyway… what does this have to do with, well, anything? When a good friend moved back to town, I was really excited to see her. I found myself constantly wanting to celebrate. My little voice kept saying things like
“Yay! You’re here! Let’s go out for dinner!”
Or even better,
“Yay! We’re at the mall! Let’s go have a Cinnabon!”
And that’s when my other little voice kicked in and said,
“The MALL? You want to celebrate a trip to the MALL?!?!”
I’m proud that when my inner voice wanted to celebrate with a Cinnabon, my other little voice basically said “WTF?!?!”. But aside from wondering just how many voices are still in there, I was also surprised at how much I still associated food with celebrating. Even celebrating a trip to the mall.
What do you celebrate? Does it have to involve food?