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Thursday, 18 June 2009

Addicted to Rehab?

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What is it, about ourselves and addictions...

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I have a dear friend, who is addicted to the gym, and jitters if she does not go often enough. She says it keeps her this side of Sane, as you do me, mes bloggy therapeuts! If she does not rigorously and regularly exercise, she feels her vent for anger is missing, and stress and lethargy overcome her senses... This same lady is addicted to controlling her food intake, to never allow herself to over-indulge, or to feel the sensual pleasure of just plain eating...

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I had a colleague once who seemed addicted to shopping... Married to a millionaire of some variety (and why was she still in the Civil Service??!), I once jostled her shallow consciousness with the words, "Ah, but there are only so many cardigans or trousers you could wish to ever own..." She glared me down, as if I were an imbecile... Of course, her need for numerous trousers and jackets, shoes and handbags, could never be sated. It's fashion, dahlink, n'est-ce pas?!

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My closest friend is addicted to drama... This means that she will always get into some kind of scrape or trouble, wherever she goes, and whatever she does in life... She appears to feed on tumult and intrigue, seeing conspiracy wheresoe'er she wanders.

She might befriend you as a neighbour one minute, offering you wine and choccies, and be chucking used teabags over your fence in the dead of night the next!

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My late Mutti was addicted to smoking. She had smoked since the age of fourteen, and even when she knew the damage it was doing to her heart, she puffed on... She said she'd cut back, but the kitchen drawer full of 'light' and menthol cigarettes told me a different story...

Of course, she was very much of that generation, where smoking was the norm, and film and advertising glamourised the addiction...

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My husband is addicted to going mad in traffic, it feels to me... My short stays in Liverpool gave me such a sensation of peace and freedom from that, I must admit. And just being able to walk to work each morning was such a pleasure for me...

Our daily commute lasts around one and a half hours each way most days, so I am used to his rants and raves, and understand his frustration, but just wish he could get better at handling his road-rage stress and stressors...

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Am I addicted to blogging, mes bloggy auteurs??! I felt the prickles rise all the time I was in Liverpool, unable to read your words and laugh along with you at your trials, tribulations and fun-times...

I am also addicted to your comments, and to you - I wonder sometimes if I might be deterring you to comment, by being haughty and Fhina-like... Or as absent as I have been of late, mes bloggy strip-lights...

I'd love to hear from you, and to learn what makes you tick, and what you'd like from me dans l'avenir, in the future??!

All comments left today will be entered into a prize draw - to win a wicked insight into la Wiki's trials and tribulations, or a quarter pound of bloggy sweet pink shrimps... Whichever you'd prefer!

...Please don't ask, on the other hand, whether Fhina is addicted to sweet things...

That would just be too close to the funny-bone...

And where would I ever find Cake Rehab anyway? Eh?!

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19 comments:

Nora Johnson said...

Just came across yr blog via French Fancy's terrific site and had to comment after going back through a few posts! Love its title and images. Anyone with a penchant for Zola AND Proust gets my vote...!

Will be back to peruse further!

Take care,

Nora:)

Suldog said...

So true, about everybody being addicted. That's a point I've tried to make over at my place, when discussing drug usage, but some folks don't seem to get it. We all have something we're not willing to give up easily. For some folks, it's a less-healthy something than for others...

Derrick said...

I wonder, Fhina, if going to the gym might do the same for my figure??! As for shopaholicks, send them all this way! And, appropos millionaires, I always say, you don't get rich by giving it away, verdad?

As for comments, I've noticed that there have been days when I couldn't leave one for you cos the box wasn't there?! Maybe you had been tweeking the knobs again!

Bee said...

I do think you are right . . . we all have our little (or big) addictions, the things/behavior that helps us to COPE.
I could recognize a friend (or husband) in nearly all of those descriptions!

I think that my addictions must be closest to yours: blogging and cake! (My carrot cake is just sitting in the refrigerator, taunting me.) Although I also exhibit addict behavior whenever I walk into a bookstore . . .

BTW, The Winking Prawn in Salcombe gives you a large handful of pink shrimp with your bill!

Diane said...

Blogging, definitely. Comments, absolutely. And Diet Pepsi. Definitely absolutely, Diet Pepsi.

ladyfi said...

Check out Cake Wrecks if you need some cake rehab!

I'm addicted to blogging and my kids... oh, and I so definitely need need some sweet pink shrimps... they remind me of the sweets of my childhood and you just can't get them over here...

blognut said...

Ha! Diane not only beat me here, she stole my comment. I am absolutely addicted to blogging, comments, and Diet Pepsi. I actually take Diet Pepsi intravenously.

Oh, and Fhina, my love? I'm addicted to you, too!

Bloggus Addictus
XXOOXX

Comedy Goddess said...

Hi I'm Elise and I am a blogaholic. Pass me some of that cake too, please!

SandyCalico said...

Addictions before having children: clothes, bags, shoes, glossy magazines, make-up, shopping - you get the picture.
Addictions now I have children: none of the above, instead it's my children (and reading and writing blogs). Oh, and cake!

lakeviewer said...

I believe addictions are allowed on Mondays and Thursdays here. I don't know about anyplace else right now. Without addictions we would have stayed happily in those shitty caves our mates dragged us into. We became addicted to whining; and that started it all.

How did I do? Ah? Did I win something? You can tell me.

♥ Braja said...

I did have a comment but now I'm too busy laughing at lakeviewer's :)))
xx

LPC said...

If I recovered from cake rehab then I'd have to go to donut rehab...

Belle said...

I'm addicted to chocolate.
Oh - and good wine.
Also cake
and fudge
and Wotsits - I know -it's really bad.
and - did I say chocolate?
I would say I'm addicted to food on the whole. What gym?
Never heard of it.

Nora Johnson said...

Hi! Just to add I left a comment at my place!

btw re blogging addictions, you might like to take a look at the free introductory offer to join the BlogAddictsAnonymous clinic detailed in my post of 27 May!!

Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Nora & Lola:)

carma said...

Excellent post. I love it when you give us insight into your life and your friends...when people control everything they eat to the nth degree - it sure makes for a bland existence. I am prone to the occasional binge esp. if there are cheeseballs lurking about :D

Artist Unplugged said...

I believe I have a moderate case of bloggeritis, a nasty sugar habit - just short of snorting the stuff and a donutaholic, but I've been glaze-free for quite a while now. Whew, it was so freeing to admit to all of you! Thank you dear Fhina for giving me this opportunity.

sallymandy said...

Oh, yes, I agree. Was talking to my hubby about this tonight--what distinguishes humans from other animals...do they have addictions? They seem not to. They seem not to have the existential angst we have. There are so many.

I loved this post. Thank you, you funny thing.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Nora Johnson: Welcome Nora, to such a wonderful writer... Take care x

Suldog: I do agree, Sir, that we are probably all addicted to something in life - We just might not recognise it... The issue is that drug use has its criminal connotations, so is easy to look down upon users, and not understand... If we injected alcohol, would we look at that differently, I wonder?

Derrick: You have a gorgeous figure, Derrick! You need to send me some virtual business cards, so I can get them shopaholics over your way! I know what you mean about giving money away - I know I shall never be rich, for what I have I enjoy and I share... Would I have it any different, probably non... Have a successful weekend, Sir, sorry if my comments boxes have been tweaked about with - Thank you for letting me know! x

Bee: It's true, non?! We are all addicted to something in our own way - We all control some aspects of our lives, or lose control... It's all much the same thing, as you say, that helps us to cope with life, la vie... Carrot cake? Ummmmmmmmmmmm... As for large pink shrimps, are they of the sweet, foam variety? I just could not think of the briney wretches? x

Diane: Diet Coke for me, absolutely! xox

ladyfi: I love Cake Wrecks, I must admit! Send me your addy via my e-mail, darling ladyfi, and I shall certainly see to your addiction to sweet pink shrimps... they are so reminiscent of childhood for me, and I just found an old fashioned sweet shop in Wooler, Northumberland, last weekend! x

Bloggus Nuttini: I worry about your teeth, your gnashers, my darling sis'... How are you, and I am happy to be addicted to you too, my sweet tooth just can't resist your sweetness! Have a fab weekend, dahlink! xox

Comedy Goddess: I have put some cake aside for you, can you see it? What a lovely name, Elise... x

SandyCalico: I did not say here, but I did mention earlier that I do have a small handbag addiction, I must admit... I find you can fit it in around the kids! x

lakeviewer: Thank you for condoning my addictive behaviours, dear Rosaria...

You are such a treasure, my sweet, and so right! ;) Send me your address, and the cheque is in the mail! x

♥ Braja: She is such a star, no?! x

LPC: Welcome! Donuts are just soooooooooooo wrong, n'est-ce pas?!

Belle: Ditto, ditto, ditto! And Gym, who's he?!
x

Nora Johnson: Merci mille! x

Carma: I do it so rarely, my darling, for I am sooooo boring! I wouldn't have known about your cheeseball addiction, unless you had told me... Seriously! x

Artist Unplugged: Thank you, my darling, my door is always open! Make the cheques out to....Fhina Fee, The House of Mediation and Ill-Repute, Brigadoon, UK... xox ;)

sallymandy: Very well said, Sallyofthemandy! xox

Crazy Charm said...

I loved this. So true...Everyone has some kind of addiction.

Something I wrote earlier...

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