The Cindy Sheehan Fast Diaries, Part II
They tell me the second week is better; by then your metabolism shuts down and you don't feel the pain in your belly all the time. The good news is that I'm only fasting until September 2; the bad news is that's 56 more days.
Of course, when I look at people like Dick Gregory, who's planning on fasting until the troops come home, I realize I'm fortunate indeed. Of course, I was a little surprised when I heard him and Diane Wilson talking about "KFC". But Dick quickly explained that he was working on a campaign against Kentucky Fried Chicken called Kentucky Fried Cruelty. Still his hands seemed a little greasy and when I licked my fingers after giving him the Revolutionary Drug Brothers handshake I thought I could taste Original Recipe.
Of course, everything reminds me of food these days. I had to turn off the TV, because it seemed like every commercial was for Sara Lee. And of course, Sean hasn't been all that helpful. I realize I shouldn't be jealous of him for getting to eat again after his shift was over, but does he have to belch so much? And I don't think it's right for him to claim that White Russians don't count as food during his shift.