Falling asleep the other night a thought hit me; I have always been a dessert first person. Funny how good ideas, weird ideas and bad ideas seem to hit me right when I am about to fall asleep. So, as I was drifting off, I pondered the phrase “dessert first.” I had always thought the phrase was optimistic; that is to say enjoy, have fun, don’t hold back. Thinking on it as I was falling asleep it hit me that it might actually be self-indulgent or even pessimistic. Is “dessert first” self-indulgent, I suppose one could say that as it really doesn’t provide any physical health benefit (especially since dessert for me means sweet, fatty and definitely chocolate), but it surely meets all my emotional desires and is very indulgent! Not to mention I would rather do only dessert 99% of the time! Is “desert first” pessimistic, it might be since I am eating what would normally be considered the last thing you eat during a meal first, as such one could assume I was expecting not to make it through the meal. I don’t know how I feel about all of the above, one thing I know for sure I don’t see my “dessert first” or “only dessert” mode of eating/thinking changing any time soon. What do you think?