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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 1, 2011 - 9:28pm

i fidgit, so when im writing, or just having a conversation on the computer it helps me to have something to occupy myself during down times between ideas, or replies.

usually i fill this with pistachios, but i also really love (though i have a hard time getting) brach's milk maid carmels.

 

how about you guys, anything similar?

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. October 1, 2011 - 9:34pm

When I'm writing it's either a pot of black coffee or vodka on the rocks. I guess I don't eat much. 

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 1, 2011 - 9:35pm

i do sometimes have a few shots of whiskey, too. but i limit that, because i have an addictive personality...

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Amber Rose from Portland, Oregon is reading QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter - Feynman October 1, 2011 - 9:35pm

coffee or alcohol or cigarettes or all three

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Amber Rose from Portland, Oregon is reading QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter - Feynman October 1, 2011 - 9:36pm

screw moderation

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 1, 2011 - 9:36pm

Coffee, jelly sweets, and cheesy Doritos for the win.

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Nav Persona from Purgatory is reading The Babayaga October 1, 2011 - 9:37pm

Beef Jerky

Peace Coffee

and when I'm feeling particularly self-abusive: cookie dough (but that sometimes makes the keyboard sticky, so I use a spoon)

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 1, 2011 - 9:38pm

@amber, there's more fun things in my life to screw than my self-control and liver...

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. October 1, 2011 - 9:39pm

Writers have such great diets don't they?

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Amber Rose from Portland, Oregon is reading QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter - Feynman October 1, 2011 - 9:41pm

of course.. but inbetween posts/ideas while sitting at the computer chuck?

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 1, 2011 - 9:42pm

@amber: point taken

@jacko: ive gained thirty pounds since michelle moved here and i started eating more than rice, wonton soup, and poached eggs.

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Chorlie from Philadelphia, PA is reading The Rules of the Tunnel October 1, 2011 - 9:43pm

Bar food, and whiskey. After two glasses I doodle or jot down notes. In front of my computer: broccoli and ceaser dressing or jalapeno potato chips.

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. October 1, 2011 - 9:48pm

@chuck: yesh those home cooked meals are the best. 

Ugh this thread is making me hungry..

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 1, 2011 - 9:56pm

Power coffee, cigarettes, Goldfish crackers.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read October 1, 2011 - 10:04pm

Black coffee and ginger snaps. Now the cookie dough and beef jerky mentioned earlier, Those used to be big ones for me -especially the jerky, except those snacks put some serious miles on my waist size. Hence, why we can't play together anymore. 

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lyndonriggall from Tasmania is reading Going Bovine by Libba Bray October 2, 2011 - 12:08am

Ever since I went for an exploratory trip to the Asian grocer, I have a really weird and unending hunger for dried seaweed.

I've had to limit myself in case I overdose on salt - I don't know what kind of MSG magic is in some of those seaweed packets, but it's good.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 2, 2011 - 12:10am

Mini-Pretzels. Easy to eat, not too messy and, I have found that the recommended serving size of "19 pretzels" is actually enough to do the job so long as you don't stuff them in your face by the handful.

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 2, 2011 - 12:11am

i cant eat those, i have an iodine allergy, which i think has ruined my girlfriend's love of vegitarian sushi. but, i can see how people could get hooked on that.

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fummeltunte from Seattle is reading The Left Hand of Darkness October 2, 2011 - 1:45am

Iced toddy coffee and Goldfish!

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Howard_Rue from Mount Dora, Florida is reading Heart-Shaped Box October 2, 2011 - 5:44am

Coffee is wonderful, tea if available in the late afternoon. Munchies end up all of the keyboard and, well, that's gross.

Peace,

Rue

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 2, 2011 - 11:01am

Espresso and cigarettes(Unless I'm quitting).

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Izzy Parker from Georgia is reading Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World October 2, 2011 - 11:03am

Coffee and cigarettes club here.

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sue from the west coast of Canada is reading The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden October 2, 2011 - 11:30am

Goldfish crackers and much, much tea. 

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Meachman from Indianapolis is reading Amusing Ourselves to Death October 2, 2011 - 11:35am

Sriracha spicy peas

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Sarah Metts from Rock Hill, SC is reading A Game of Thrones October 4, 2011 - 8:24pm

When I sit down, I hardly remember to eat or drink. I find it can be a distraction. I tend to forget to take care of myself when my mind gets worked into a frenzy.

If I do eat, it is anywhere from tea or beer or rum & coke with pretzel chips, Mike & Ikes or cocoa roasted almonds. Or I'll plough through from one meal to the next.

 

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Kate Winters from Toronto is reading James Rollins' Sigma Force series October 4, 2011 - 11:48pm

coffee/tea, cheetos puffs, red wine. Jelly beans sometimes, and definitely ice cream (it's a travesty that we don't get Phish Food up here in Canada...) I basically live on my computer when I'm not asleep so eating tend to occur at or near my computer.

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Waterhouse from Columbus is reading Bullet Park, John Cheever October 5, 2011 - 8:06am

Another coffee or alcohol person. I don't eat in the study; my wife and I have forbidden food from it, in fact. If I smoke when contemplating a problem with a text I am working on then I step outside.

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Mike Mckay is reading God's Ashtray October 5, 2011 - 10:25am

A red cup filled with Planters peanuts and a cold glass of water. Sounds weird though it delightfully satisfies me while writing on long nights or when hunger overrides my mind.

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. October 6, 2011 - 1:40pm

At the moment, coffee and cool ranch doritos. 

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 6, 2011 - 2:00pm

You also can't beat those ranch flavored sunflower seeds.
Good stuff.

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. November 21, 2011 - 7:40am

BUMP!

Slim Jims, Wild Turkey. 

Not the healthiest diet but I do this combination when I'm writing. 

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin November 21, 2011 - 8:34am

When I have company over they are often shocked "no snacks?"

Yes.

No chips, no dip, no meat substitute abominations, no vegetable platters, no nuts, no pretzels, no candy, candy makes me sick.

Sometimes, on occassion, I will eat an apple.

But snacks are for the undisciplined. I just smoke weed and refuse to accept the munchies unless it is an appropriate and duly designated meal time.

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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind November 21, 2011 - 1:20pm

It used to be a cup of coffee, sometimes with a shot of Bailey's swirled in if I knew I'd be left alone for a few hours. Because my doctor has demanded I eat more nuts, I have a huge container by my desk overflowing with raw mixed nuts, some salted and some not--I combined two containers.

I can't eat big meals when writing. I get so into writing that I forget to chew my food properly. :( I'd rather write before meals, anyway, because a full tummy makes me sleepy and all I want to do is beach myself on the bed with netflix and tea. 

So, coffee and nuts it is.

Side note: my coffee of choice is Philz. I didn't know coffee could taste good without cream and sugar until a coworker introduced me to Philz. I buy a bag of beans from them every two weeks. Amazing stuff. 

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 21, 2011 - 2:14pm

Everlasting gobstoppers!

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. March 12, 2012 - 1:45pm

Bump. 

 

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series March 12, 2012 - 2:01pm

They finally started selling Bugles in Canada again. Thank fuck. Now I just need me some Cap'n Crunch with the red berries, some Fruity Pebbles and something else deemed "TOO MUCH DYE" by my lovely government.

At least we have ketchup chips here. Y'all are missing out.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 12, 2012 - 2:06pm

Green Tea with pomegranate and a pack of Marlboros. 

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel March 12, 2012 - 2:09pm

I must admit that my snack of choice is....I am a bit ashamed to say is......Assroted Jelly Beans.

Now you all know.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 12, 2012 - 2:10pm

I can't believe I killed this thread with gobstoppers and didn't even realize it.

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly March 12, 2012 - 2:13pm

Mornings (by which I mean after 1 or 2 pm) I take coffee.

Afternoons, Dr Pepper and Flamin Hot Cheetos.

Nights...beer if I'm not working and whatever I can scrounge

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. March 12, 2012 - 3:16pm

Mornings (by which I mean after 1 or 2 pm) I take coffee.

Afternoons, Dr Pepper and Flamin Hot Cheetos.

Nights...beer if I'm not working and whatever I can scrounge

 

Dude. Shit yeah.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun March 12, 2012 - 3:53pm

I've been making my own trail-mixes the last few months and it's a great way to go. Nuts.com has a pretty awesome selection of nuts and fruits so you can make all sorts of cool concoctions.

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly March 12, 2012 - 4:11pm

@Kirk, I love me some trail mix, I will be checking that out.  Good call.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 12, 2012 - 5:43pm

Nom nom. I love nuts and not even in the dirty way. I've always got like a least ten different kinds because I make my own milk from them. Because milking nuts is great for making smoothies and sometimes it's just great on its own or with a bit of chocolate. My favorite nut milk comes from pecans because they look like little vaginas and taste wonderful with dates and are so good for you. Thanks for the resource Kirk. I will try nuts.com.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter March 12, 2012 - 10:35pm

Anybody eat those Snyders of Hanover pretzel bits?  My favourite is the cheesy ones.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 13, 2012 - 6:10am

Snyders has these amazing things...two pretzels that they fill with peanut butter (like a sandwich) which is then dipped in chocolate.  My life both began and ended the day I found those.

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Bill Tucker from Austin, Texas is reading Grimm's Fairy Tales (1st Edition) March 13, 2012 - 6:36am

Cheez-Its but I'm trying cut back. Screw it, no I'm not.  Drink wise, I generally have three types of whiskey sitting at home, but if it's a sober day, Diet Coke.  And yes, that stuff is just as addicting as the scotch.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 13, 2012 - 8:27am

Girl scout cookies and gummy bears.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce March 13, 2012 - 1:33pm

tea. Real tea, not from a can or crap like that, loose leaf sort, and crumbly cookies or pastry.

 

Like a sir