Monday, August 8, 2011

What Do You Crave?

StudMuffinWhat do you crave? Is it sweet, salty or a little of both?

Do you think I am talking about food, love or a little of both?

Romance and food go hand in hand. In a perfect world, you may even use one hand to hold your lover's hand and an ice cream cone in the other. :)

Sometimes when people are lonely, they eat. From my informal survey of lonely people, they tend to overindulge in chips, cookies, cakes, fast food, Italian food, Mexican food... Well, you get the idea, excessive amounts of cheesy, crunchy, sweet or all around high calorie food. Seldom will fresh veggies and fruits be used to ease the pain of loneliness. Oops! I forgot to mention chocolate! Although, I do think that with all of the health studies coming out regarding the benefits of dark chocolate, it may soon be considered medicine. ;)

Food may temporarily sedate the lonely person, but in the long run, it doesn't do much to help them attract another love interest. When they finally emerge from their food coma and reach for the fruit and veggies instead of the pint of Ben & Jerry's, they can think clearly, get moving and find love.

Again, food becomes important because so many dates are dinner dates. As the relationship grows, they start cooking together. Before they know it, wild nights of indulging in strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate sauce give a whole new meaning to dessert. Even if they are not eating, food is still on their lips. A couple hungers for each other. They crave affection. They nibble on each other's ears while whispering sweet nothings. Soon the pet names follow:

Honey
Sweetie Pie or just plain Sweetie
Dumpling
Cupcake
Sugar
Cookie
Honey Bun
Baby Cakes
Sweetness - Remember Patch & Kayla from Days of Our Lives?
Pumpkin
Puddin'
Pickles
Sugar Lips
Honey Pie
Sweet Cheeks
Hot Buns
Top Banana
Peaches
Cherry
Sweet Pea
Stud Muffin - my personal favorite

Have you ever called the apple of your eye any of the above? You may love to talk about your Hottie Biscotti, but most of us would rather that you keep pet names private. When I was in high school, I worked at a grocery store with a man that lovingly referred to his wife as, "Lamb chop." Not to be outdone, another co-worker, referred to his wife as "Pork chop." I'd never met their wives, but I imagine that "Lamb chop" was much tenderer with her husband.

Not all relationships are sweet as molasses, but sometimes something corny inside of us hungers to hear, "I love you berry much!"

What do you want to hear? Is there a yummy pet name that I missed? Please let me know what you think. I know what I am craving. Yes, it is a muffin...a studmuffin, to be exact.

Remember...to enjoy the full flavor of life, always take big bites! 
~Lisa...a Whimsical Sol

2 comments:

Rancho del Sol said...

Lisa-I can always count on you to bring a smile to my face after reading one of your blogs, but this time... I think I need to go get myself something sweet to eat!!!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

uh-oh...you caught me eating crunchy peanut butter on a spoon at 12:24pm...how timely am I? lol