Because I work night hours, I've developed some really bad eating habits. Actually, the truth is that I have some really bad (and gross) late night eating habits but I've developed some good excuses for them, like: I work late, 2 am is like my 6 pm, I didn't have time to eat dinner, the service industry makes me like food more than people, I'm not sober. You know. If I'm smart, I'll try to sleep it off or eat a stupid banana or something. But most of the time I make the dumb choice and eat all the bad snack foods while trying to alleviate my guilt by giving myself small portions (over and over). I know that eating a small square of chocolate 16 times in 10 minutes is still the same as eating the whole bar of chocolate...but everyone lies to themselves sometimes.
The following pictures are kept in a depressing folder on my desktop that I have labeled as "dark food." First, because I consider the hours after midnight and before 7 am my most dangerous and deadly snacking hours. Secondly, these pictures are really bad. Third, the food can be weird.
This is the best Ritter Sport flavor. It's like breakfast in a chocolate bar.
A quesadilla smeared with an avocado. You'll notice that the plate is resting on my stomach and that I put my knees up to block the light of the T.V so that I could take this picture.
White cheddar flavored Pop Corners and blue and red "Sour 'Sghetti" Haribo gummies. I had to dump the bag out on the table because there were hardly and green ones and that's my favorite flavor. Not a good combo of snacks but I ate it all anyway.
The funny part about this picture is that I brought out a book pretending that I was going to read it and eat my snacks but I'm pretty sure I watched Malcom in the Middle instead. This snack plate is deceptive--the prosciutto, figs, and goat cheese (plus the book, I guess) make it seem like a nice mid-afternoon bite. But then there's chips and salsa, a pickle, and a mini serving of coffee Haagen-Dazs ice cream. So that's how you know this was actually after midnight.
Pretty: duck proscuitto, arugula, orange??
Sometimes eating alone late at night can get lonely. I like to have friends: a Sriracha smile on a cheese slice on a cracker.
A little bowl of honey roasted peanuts, two cornichons, an olive, and 4 little pieces of brie. I am not entirely sure that the olives or the cheese were in good condition.
There are also times like this one, where I don't even try to kid myself with small portions and I go all out. Plus the guy who works the late hours at my bodega really eggs me on, so that's how I ended up with this grilled cheese sandwich AND a pack of Hostess powdered donettes. You can see that I still tried to trick myself though-- a bottle of chia kombucha to make it a balanced meal.
This one is unrelated to this post but I found some of my L.A food pictures. No explanation needed for this one, huh? My conclusion is that the fries are bad, the burgers are good, Shake Shack is better, but I would definitely go again, no hesitation.