This week's writing prompt in the #MFRW 52-week Blog Challenge is "What is your favorite indulgence?"
I'm sure MFRW didn't intend that to be a loaded question, but ... wow ... that could go in so many directions. Since this is a public forum, I'll keep the answer suitable for polite company.
And now I've got you wondering, haven't I?
My favorite indulgences are actually pretty tame: naps and certain comestibles. I'll start with naps. Of all my wallowing in self-indulgence, this is probably the more precious.
I do not remember a time when I did not appreciate a good, long nap. Even as a child, I enjoyed that midday snooze. I know it's time to ease off the workload when the urge to nap becomes overwhelming.
I never understood the concept of a "power nap." Getting to REM sleep takes me longer than the 15 or 20 minutes dedicated to a power nap. How does anyone actually get any rest in such a short time?
The next indulgence has to be alcohol. I enjoy wine. I enjoy beer. I enjoy hard liquor. I especially enjoy 21 year old Lagavulin single malt scotch whiskey. Mmm. <insert happy dance here> Laphroaig 15 year old French cask is good, too. The fine liquors I enjoy come at a pretty penny, so I don't buy them very often.
I received my first bottle of aged Lagavulin years ago as a thank-you for catching an entire class of cheaters taking an exam for certification. By that time, the directors of the organization knew I enjoyed scotch.
"What do you like?" the certification director inquired.
"You don't want to know," I answered.
He insisted. I told him. A few weeks later, a bottle of some very fine scotch was delivered to my desk.
It's nice to be appreciated.
And then there's chocolate. I'm not as picky about chocolate: I like pretty much all of it, from Hershey's milk chocolate to Lindt to Ghirardelli to Esther Price to the boutique stuff. It's all good.
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