Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Living Without You

My feelings on the following subject can best be related through the chorus of the song "Without You" written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans, originally recorded by Badfinger in 1970, made popular in 1972 by Harry Nilsson, and covered again by such artists as Heart, Air Supply, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston.

I can't live if living is without you
I can't give, I can't give anymore
Can't live if living is without you
Can't give, I can't give anymore

I've recently experienced a loss and it has been difficult for me to go on. Every fall the Dairy Queen in New Bern shuts down until the spring. This is a very sad time of year for me. Reeses cups with chocolate ice cream Blizzards bring such joy to my life, and to be denied this pleasure for months at a time . . . well I'm sure you can relate somehow. While it is true that during these dry months I can still enjoy at blizzard at a number of other Dairy Queens, such Havelock, Morehead City, and various Raleigh locations, being able to drop by the local DQ when cravings hit is out of the question.

Erik, Amelia and I enjoyed our last blizzards of the season on Friday night. Until the spring I have resigned myself to be tortured with longing each time I drive by the vacant store. Then one day next year, it will suddenly be open again. I may be on my way home one day and see cars in the parking lot and it will be like manna from heaven. Until such time I will have to try to fill my cravings with Baskin Robbins, Cold Stone Creamery, and Hagan Daz. Or, since I'm about to have a baby and will need to get off some pregnancy weight, I might just have to eat an apple.

4 Validations:

Nessa and Jeebs said...

okay- seriously- don't do that- I thought someone had died!! You and Kimberly have an addiction to ice cream- it's time to admit it :) see ya Saturday

leah said...

oh that's funny!!!
i have never felt quite that way about dairy queen. i think i need to live a little and find something to be infatuated with, though. seems like fun!!! LOL!

Catherine said...

I need to call you about my Dairy Queen fiasco this week. I seriously was sobbing by the end of it cause I was so frustrated. You will love it. I'm going through withdraw because we don't have a Diary Queen near us. I know it's not the same...

Catherine said...

Just a thought...I could Fed Ex some DQ. Think about it.

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