||[Apr. 27th, 2005|07:00 pm]
|||||tired, sick but calm||]|
|||||Dresden dolls - 672||]|
Rose was right.
Listening to Coin Operated Boy, while watching it on Window's Media Player (*spit*) with the Amoeba visualisation is rather hypnotic.
So, I was on the bus into college from town today, and I saw an ad by Nescafe with a woman looking very worn out, almost physically beaten. And the tag involved something like "get this woman a coffee". And I just started thinking that it really is an acceptable addiction.
I was at a group meeting last week. I think I may have mentioned it. One of the things that I realised was that a few people I know really seemed to have traded in their brains for something pink and fluffy. Why do I say that? Well, it's because at one point I asked a friend if she drank coffee. She replied that she only drank it once or twice a week, and continued on to explain that the reason she didn't was because it dried out the skin. With myself, I couldn't give a crap about how bad it is, I need it to survive in college. Plus what in the hell is moisturiser for if it isn't to help sort this? It was at roughly this point that I realised I'm coming from a very different angle than she is.
At any rate, back to the ad. I was looking at it and thought, wow, I'm locked into being a caffiend. I don't particularly care, because I'm not exactly smacking my arms while I wait for my next hit, but at the same time, who's better off? The one with the better skin and less coming out of her pocket, while the other companies vie for my attention when I need my next hit of that beautiful, beautiful drug. Of course, it's just one in a long line of acceptable addictions. Hell, I know some people who'd look at me funny if I said I only drank one or two cups of tea or coffee a week... come to think of it, I may have looked at my friend as if she had two or more heads. I'm just wondering what other addictions are socially acceptable? Nicotine is less acceptable than it used to be, unless it's in the form of a patch. Aspirin is almost more acceptable these days than it used to be, mainly because doctors like it for its ability to stop you having strokes and DVTs and stuff like that. Anyone else able to think of any socially acceptable addictions?