The Dark Side of Breakfast

A good breakfast is the best way to start the day. I am talking about the work day since weekends I sleep in. My job at the library starts promptly at 8:00 am, so I am up and at it at 6:30 to get ready. I give time for the normal preparations, a bite to eat, and some travel time. It is my routine and it works for me.

So what is a good breakfast to a techie nerd? It is the same as for anyone else I suppose. You have an egg or two on a piece of toast, a glass of orange juice, some oatmeal if you are super starving, and some bacon if you have the inclination to open the microwave (it gets the best no-mess results). Pancakes are for dawdlers. Who has time to whip up batter and mold it into coin-like shapes? Not me. Plus syrup is fattening.

I often watch some of my favorite videos while I am eating, and Star Wars comes on strong for me in the early hours. I can’t get enough of it like those guys on the Big Bang Theory. A well-chosen DVD wakes me up and gives me inspiration for the day. I don’t like to waste time. I have to be doing something whether it be text messaging, answering emails, making calls, or searching online. I feel that productivity in life is important – no matter where you are. I could watch Stars Wars, any movie in the series, forever. Fortunately, there are many from which to choose.

You also have to have a bit of fun from time to time, and I have been known to have a sense of humor. Some might even say it is a bit odd. Oh, well. Let me tell you one recent antic of mine that pertains to breakfast and also Star Wars: two for the price of one! I was in the Home Goods store looking for dishes, no big deal, when I spotted a table of amazing toasters. I was nonplussed. These were no ordinary gadgets. I had one of those already to go with the bread maker that I’d researched here. No, these were super special. I bought one and dragged it home. Where on earth do you find such things, I thought to myself? Not just any emporium to be sure.

I had to show someone so I invited my sister over for breakfast the next day. I thought that this would be safe enough and I would be free from colleague abuse if things went wrong. I started to fry the eggs while I surreptitiously eyed the toaster, knowing it would soon be put into action. I got out my new plates, set the table, and poured the hot coffee. Bing went the toaster and up popped two ridiculous pieces of browned bread. My sister was aghast. I put them on the plate with the eggs on the side so the imagery was visible. It was Darth Vader himself burned into the bread. I am not kidding.

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