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I woke up and stumbled to the front door to check for packages. I wasn't really expecting one, but you can never be too sure. To my surprise there was a small brown box waiting on the doorstep for me. What had I ordered? I couldn't remember. I walked back inside and tore the package open.

Inside was a book and a board game. Not just any book and board game, though - they were abominations thrust in in front of my virgin eyes. The game was called A Hot Affair and the book was Penthouse: Naughty by Nature: Female Readers' Sexy Letters to Penthouse. Confused, I check the shipping address. Sure enough they weren't meant for me.

They were my neighbor's.

Getting Back Up

On Chaotically Ordering

Three words that signify one of the hardest and most important parts of being alive.

As I've alluded to before, I have given up all sorts of foodstuffs that are bad for me (that are also, by design, delicious and addictive). This includes approximately 60% of the things I used to eat, and all of the foods I would turn to for comfort after a bad day, or when I was feeling ill, or nursing a hangover (I've stopped drinking as well, so the hangover one doesn't matter so much).

On Sunday, I had a backslide; I ate a pizza.

Now, this is where an important distinction comes in. I told some of my coworkers about it, and they said "well I guess your run of giving things up is over, here have a flapjack". This is wrong. Doing that is like falling over and saying "well I guess here's comfortable", or running out of petrol and deciding that where your car stopped is where you'll spend the rest of your life. It's just plain idiocy.

We are designed, as animals, to look for the easiest, most delicious path to take. This is most certainly not the one that is best for us, so we make an effort to not walk that path, but our nature, our old habits, and often the people around us can cause us to slip up from time to time. The most important part of a slip, however, is not the act of slipping; it's shaking it off, and getting back up. Forging ahead on the path that we've chosen, despite the fact that we fell off it a little bit.

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