Fu Manchu

I know. What the what? It’s Sunday night as I type this and for the past two weeks I’ve been a little writing machine, getting more words down than I have in a while and it feels really great. I’m loving my story. I’m in the zone where my characters are constantly talking to me. So when it came time to write a blog post, well, don’t ask me why, but the first thing that popped into my head was Fu Manchu. I’ve no idea why. Wait. I take that back. I sort of know why. It’s because it’s fun to say. I remember being a kid and saying it just for that reason. And guess what? It’s still fun to say. Go ahead… say it out loud. I’ll wait.

You liked it, didn’t you?

Are you also picturing the Fu Manchu mustache? I am.

Anyway, since the extent of my Fu Manchu love is in the saying of it, I thought we could talk about something else that’s been on my mind too: food. (FYI, this is nothing new since I’m always hungry.) But for the past I don’t know how many Mondays, I’ve said I’m going to eat better, and well, so far that hasn’t happened. Could have something to do with my latest yummy writing snack:


Chewy Chips Ahoy ice cream sandwiches – you can’t eat just one!

When it comes to willpower, I have none. It’s because of the sweet tooth gene I was born with.

I do like good, healthy food. In fact, I love it. The problem is, I’m a terrible planner. I keep thinking the kitchen fairies are going to strike and supply all the ingredients and time I’ll need to make nutritious meals that the guys in my household will eat without complaint. *sigh*

One Monday soon, I’ll turn the corner and take my family with me. (Leaving a little room for sweet treats, of course.) In the meantime, what’s you favorite snack?

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8 Responses to Fu Manchu

  1. Mary Hughes says:

    Hi Robin,

    I’m right with you about those kitchen fairies! I love food but rarely have time to cook. If it goes in one pot I can make it. Lol. Favorite snack? Depends on mood. Baked sour cream and onion chips or oatmeal creme pies. 🙂

  2. For me, it’s potato chips. Yum. Now I want some. LOL.
    Jennifer Estep`s last blog was …More Gin on the way …

  3. Edie Ramer says:

    Chocolate! And I’m there with the kitchen fairies, too.

    Congrats on being in the writing zone! Love it when that happens.

  4. Ada says:

    Hi Robin!! Those ice cream sandwiches look delish! I’m a sucker for sweets too or salty…really, it doesn’t matter. My go-to snacks are chips (ketchup or sour cream and onion) or cream puffs. Flaky pastries with delicious whipped creamy centres…..my downfall! The only thing that helps is that no one in my household helps my weakness so in order to get them, I have to make or buy them myself LOL

  5. elena k says:

    these look yummy! I usually crave something sweet for snack. that’s why I first learned to make pastries and later on to cook. now I am going to search for chocolate…lol

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