Moody? Cranky? Tired? Feed Me!” in The New York Times claims that the use of hunger as an explanation of bad mood and behavior is growing. I can relate. There have been times when I did not feel particularly hungry, but my mood was awful and eating quickly improved it.

Before I started school here, I filled out a questionnaire for an introductory booklet of all incoming students. Along with the standard questions about hometown and previous education, it asked for a one word self description. I wrote, “Hungry.” I thought I was being simultaneously flippant, serious and clever. “Hongry,” an alternate spelling and pronunciation indicating particular intensity, would have been even funnier to me, but use of dialect is so easily misinterpreted that I often shy from it.


Michael M. on December 3rd 2005 in General

2 Responses to “Hungry”

  1. Lib responded on 04 Dec 2005 at 4:32 pm #

    I heard that the hippos really weren’t that hungry.

  2. Michael M. responded on 05 Dec 2005 at 10:46 am #

    My research indicates that they are ravenously hungry, but for marbles instead of food. They also enjoy eating souls and faces.

    Ah, the waiting game sucks. Let’s play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

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