Penelope Trunk posted a piece about how people trying to do harder tasks–such as memorizing a long number–will, given the option, choose to snack on cake instead of fruit.
I don’t know who these people are, but I have a feeling that I would always choose the cake.
Yesterday, I spent the morning working on this little video–recording sound, editing sound, trying to match it all up with the video. By noon, I needed sustenance.
“Salad? I don’t think so.”
I wanted some sort of physical ballast to provide me with some mental ballast, or agility, or at least a little more stamina. I went for the eggplant tofu with noodles–still pretty damn sweet.
Now, if we’re to believe that sugar makes you more creative or is the new will-power or something like that, my reward was also my fuel.
But these small weekly videos may lead to a new and larger wardrobe. (I hope not.)
Or maybe I’ll just get better at making them, so that videos become more like a shorter number.
Do you ever eat to create?