Surfer Rob: foiled by deliciousness!

Do you have an easily exploitable weakness?

If I were a superhero, I’d be sunk because I’m about to give away my greatest weakness: food. That’s right, I’ve got a target you could hit with a penny from half a block away. The thing is, I have this issue with impulse control when it comes to edibles, and that’s part of why I was a big kid growing up. I’ve got pretty good control over it now, because I limit myself to a single binge per day.

Binge, you ask? Well yes, if you were to eat a meal with me you might get the impression that my stomach is a bottomless pit – the old portable hole got folded up and swallowed by accident, maybe. I will eat and eat until I hear the leptin bell, at which point I may have already eaten too much, and I have no room for dessert! So I eschew breakfast and eat just a few pieces of fruit for lunch because at dinner all bets are off!

Some of my favorites involve meat. I love meatloaf, Swedish meatballs, rotisserie chicken, turkey, and steak – in that order, and they have to be tasty, but that just means not burnt in most cases; you have to be able to burn water to really turn me off my plate. I love my veggies too! I never turn down the opportunity to have a big salad (no dressing, thank you) at dinner, and I really go for broccoli, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts. I totally dig on baked beans, or chili. For takeout it’s pizza, preferably Little Caesars or Pizza Hut; Schlotzsky’s or Jimmy John’s for sandwiches; or Famous Dave’s for BBQ.

For dessert I’ll take some fresh-baked muffins from Perkins or the local Dan’s Supermarket, where they make the best caramel rolls ever. We have those every Sunday morning; it’s a tradition. Or Stone Ridge ice cream, the double berry cheesecake. Or for that matter, a Blueberry Cheesequake Blizzard from Dairy Queen. Or blueberry pie ala mode.

The worst is Thai food. I can’t get Thai in the Bismarck/Mandan area, and it just about breaks my heart because good Thai is the best food ever, bar none.

Do I have dislikes? Yes. Okra and eggplant. I may become deadly over either one.

Do you see my problem? If I come to foil your bank heist or your plot to laser the moon, I might easily be distracted by no more than a well-timed batch of cookies!

So what do you think? If you were a superhero, what would your weakness be?


This post was prompted by today’s Daily Post prompt.

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19 thoughts on “Surfer Rob: foiled by deliciousness!”

  1. Italian. Manicotti, specifically. It’s my kryptonite in all its saucy, cheesy, spinachy, pasta-ee goodness! Other than that, I’m also a sucker for cheese Enchiladas. 🙂

  2. Ha lol I’d love to see what your face would be like if an Ulster Fry was set down in front of you!
    Soda Bread, Potato Bread, Sausage, Bacon, Fried Egg, Tomato, Mushrooms and if you’re really lucky a Hash Brown lol

        1. Then we’ll have to put some faith in my ability to Google . . .

          Oh, it looks like breakfast, like the lumberjack-style ones, they serve at some greasy-spoon style holes in the wall in Detroit – four eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, toast, and hash brown potatoes, enough to feed a hungry man! (I like the idea of beans to help soak up summa that fat though)

    1. Agreed, it’s that and the flavor leaves something to be desired – but mostly it’s the slime. Some people like to tell me if it’s done right it’s really good, especially fried, but nobody has brought any forth yet that I like so maybe they’re just a little nutty.

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