Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring!

It ended up being a cleanse night last night. It's the second week in a row I've been up-in-the-air on Tuesday and it was a titch trying last night.

Because you start getting into the mood to party (and by 'party' I don't mean ... y'know ... par-taaaay; just a normal mid-week vino thing) and you start looking forward to it - and then, well, by the time you settle in, it's after 8 o'clock and you're thinking "Hey, I made it this far. Why not just call it a night?" and suddenly you're sitting there drinking water and watching Zero Dark Thirty for the second time and you're so freaking stressed out because how many times can you watch people get tortured (even fake terrorists) without a drink? I sincerely got wound up and could've used a little something to take the edge off. Tense flick.

(The hubs, on the other hand, was laughing at it. Thought it was a bit overdone. We're a real Siskel and Ebert team here.)

Anyway, yesterday makes today all the sweeter. Because it is a drinking day. :) So I feel really happy, relaxed and full of anticipation.

And there could be scientific reason why I feel this way.

In their book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending, professors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton proved that test subjects who had to delay eating chocolate by a week enjoyed it a lot more than those subjects who were allowed to chow down on the sweet treat all week long.

Meaning, when it comes to pleasure, absence really can make the heart grow fonder.

By the way, Happy Vernal Equinox! It's the first day of spring! 'Equinox' being a Latin-derived term meaning 'equal night.' Both night and day are of equal length today. So this God-forsakenly-long-stormy-snowy-pre-global-warming-type winter is over!

At least on paper.

Good reason to celebrate! :)