We all know that Once Upon a Time has countless mysteries but one of the biggest mysteries for me has been unanswered since the middle of SEASON FREAKIN’ TWO.
What mystery, you ask? THIS ONE.
THIS ONE FROM “THE CRICKET GAME.”
Because look, it’s breakfast, right? Emma and Henry leave the diner in this scene because Emma is going to walk Henry to the bus stop. They both are drinking what I’m assuming is hot chocolate. Henry has what looks like pancakes or waffles but Emma?
EMMA IS EATING FRENCH FRIES.
I mean, I get that there’s no real difference between French fries and home fries/hash browns, but you don’t typically see crinkle cut fries being served at breakfast.
And I have always had countless questions about this turn of events. Like, I get why Emma would want French fries after returning from the Enchanted Forest, considering the dearth of McDonald’s and Burger King in the area. But I had always wondered if Emma like, begged Granny for an order of fries or if Granny’s actually serves French fries for breakfast..
WELL, MY FRIENDS, I CAN WONDER NO MORE!
Thanks to a certain set visit, I was able to take a picture of Granny’s menu and
FRENCH FRIES ARE RIGHT THERE ON THE BREAKFAST MENU!
I sometimes like to think about how I could eventually get so big to the point where I’m completely dependent on someone else. It’s only a dream, but hopefully one day it will come true.
It all starts when I move in with that special one, unaware about the plan they have for me. I’d only be slightly chubby at that point but they’d quickly change that, sneaking double cream into everything I eat and teasing me with sweet desserts. As my thighs start rubbing and my small pot belly turns into a soft fat overhang I submit to my cravings, allowing the portions to get bigger and for them to shovel sweet pastries and greasy burgers into my mouth as part of our midnight antics. On days off they’d surprise me with a massive breakfast in bed, taking three trips to the kitchen to bring over. After completing the mountain of sausages, bacon, beans, mushrooms, fried toast and hash browns they’d join me in bed to provide belly rubs and play with my new found chub as I lazily submit to the ever growing weight on my figure and fall into yet another bliss food coma. As my waist size rockets and my body jiggles further with every (short) stride, I get more tired from the simplest of tasks from getting out of the car to climbing the stairs. With my fat thighs turning into folds of lard and my belly becoming so big it puts my crotch out of reach, I start relying on them to join me in the shower to reach the parts of my massive frame that I can no longer reach. One day, after struggling to fit into a set of strained sweatpants and leaving my belly swaying out below a stretched white t-shirt, they watch me try to make my way through the bedroom door. After initially failing due to my massive wide hips I try sideways, eventually getting my massive ass cheeks and huge belly stuck in the door frame. They help push me out, and with me out of breath they pinch the fat between my belly button and the bottom of my overhang and pull my back into bed. They whisper into my ear “Don’t worry, I’ve got you”, and run off to come back with a mountain of burgers, donuts and other fatty treats. My days are then spent bound to my bed, the sheer weight of my humongous obese frame keeping me down. As I struggle to lift my arms for the sea of fat hanging off them they feed me more and more, becoming totally immobile and totally dependent on them. The days are spent shovelling more food, double cream and lard into my stomach and the nights are spent being used as a mattress by them, kneading my huge fat rolls like dough. All I live for is to eat for their pleasure, a stimulus I cannot shake off leading to my hands and feet disappearing in fat and becoming a huge lard mattress for them to enjoy.
peeled and diced some Yukon gold potatoes. placed them into a glass bowl (or large microwave safe bowl), covered with plastic wrap and partially cooked (par-cooked) them for 6 minutes in the microwave or until they were able to be pierced with a fork without falling apart. heated some grape seed oil in a medium skillet along with dried parsley (to help it bloom). I seasoned the potatoes generously with kosher salt, granulated garlic, granulated onion, sweet paprika, and a small amount of Italian seasoning. I cooked them until the outsides were very crisp. I placed the cooked potatoes on a paper towel lined plate to soak up any excess oil.
For us non-toons, what would you say is a good recipe for a dagwood sandwich?
“Well the great thing about sandwiches is ya can put whatever ya want on ‘em! An’ when I make one for toonster, that usually means the entire fridge!
But don’t limit yourself to just cold cuts, cheese an’ salad! Experiment a little!”
“Try a fried egg maybe, add a lil’ mustard or hot sauce, put french fries or hash browns in there - or even skip the savory stuff completely an’ use peanut butter, Name Brand chocolate spread, an’ sliced fruit!”
I’ve had a pretty crappy week due to being behind in my English class and coming to the realization that even if I get 100′s on every assignment in my Algebra class I’ll still end up with an 89% at the end of the semester. I decided that because I haven’t posted much of anything this week I might as well make something big for y’all that is still relevant to my issues right now!
Have a plan.
Try to create a list of the most necessary things that you need to do before you go to bed. That way you can just jump into it when you wake up in the morning. Do your best not to put unnecessary things that you know you can’t and don’t need to do. For example, if you have three essays due in English and a quiz in Anatomy, don’t add a chemistry revision on your list because it’ll likely stress you out.
I like to treat myself after a day of productivity. In the summer, when I could afford it, I would buy healthy but sweet peanut butter - cranberry bars, and it made me feel amazing.
Take care of yourself.
Eat something amazing. Lately I have loved making fried eggs with hash browns or buttered toast for breakfast. Take your meds. Drink water, or a warm drink like tea with honey or the like. Take a shower. Open your blinds and let the sun in, or open your windows and breathe in the rain. Go on a jog. Do vinyasa yoga. Listen to something that’s not distracting but gets you in the mood (I highly recommend Nickel Creek’s EP. You can literally type in Nickel Creek Full Album into YouTube and it’s there). Have a snack by your study station. Get a blanket wrapped around you, put on your slippers, and get going.
Disclaimer: obviously I know that these things aren’t the end all be all of self-care. These are just things that help me personally and I feel so much more on top of my life when I do them.
Set an intention for the day.
This is pretty simple and maybe a little silly, but when I do something like yoga I will set an intention and periodically think to myself “you can do this.” You could also do an inspirational quote that resonates with you or a religious verse.
Be logical about your abilities.
Don’t think to yourself “I’m going to do all of this today and I’ll be done by noon” if you have 12 strenuous assignments that have taken you all week to do. Know your limits and if you need a break, take one. I would recommend doing something productive while you do this as well, like cleaning your room or organizing your backpack etc., but know the difference between being productive and procrastinating. Don’t spend all day cleaning out your desk when you should be writing an essay.
When you have time, organize.
One of my biggest issues in my school career has always been that I lose things. I literally just found my prescription glasses last night and they have been missing since April of last school year. They were in my laptop bag under all my cords. I recommend to you (and myself) to set aside a day if you have time to organize your clothes, your desk/nightstand, under your bed, and your book bag. Maybe you’ll even find what you need to help your day.
That’s really all I have for now. As this is my first true masterpost, I would love your feedback! And again, if you guys need someone to talk to, my ask box is always open!