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Wish it, want it, EAT IT.

February 22, 2013 - Brian Collins
I have always been a cynic when it comes to self-help books.

I don't know why, but I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I'm somewhat of a realist, as well as a writer (so I know that wishing, dreaming or wanting to get a book or screenplay picked up by a major publisher or studio just doesn't cut it).

Well, I have had an epiphany. A 4,000 calorie epiphany.

A while ago, in light of the book Wish It, Dream It, Do It : Turn the Life You're Living Into the Life You Want by Leslie Levine, Family Guy made a spoof entitled Wish It, Want It, Do It.

I thought it was absolutely hilarious.

The concept is that if you want something badly enough, you'll get it.

Again, I thought it was absolutely hilarious.

Well, the lack of a decent Mexican restaurant in Warren was really getting to me as well as Brian Ferry and Jake Perryman.

Once upon a time, I had been under the impression that Taco Hut in Jamestown delivered. I don't know if I was just crazy or if they just stopped delivering, but either way, Brian Ferry and I were convinced that we could get them to deliver to the NY/PA border if we ordered one day we tried and were subsequently denied our dying wish.

It was heartbreaking. HEARTBREAKING I tell you.

Well, I began wishing that we could have Mexican.

It became an obsession. Seriously.

Every couple of days, Ferry and I would lament about the taco situation in Warren to the point where I even bought a gas station taco for us from Quik Fill (which was surprisingly satisfactory, but I wouldn't advise trying it if you have a weak stomach).

Well, after that experience, I really wanted Mexican...

One day, to my extreme pleasure, Diana Paddock walked into the newsroom and proposed that in lieu of soup day, we have a Taco Day.


Well, I am now a strong believer in wish it, want it, do it...when it comes to wanting foods.

Here are my suggested steps:

  • Wish it: Think of some food you really really really want.
  • Want it: Complain about the lack of that food, loudly and frequently. Convince others its a good idea to have that food.
  • Eat it: Have a Taco Day. It's an awesome idea.


Our Taco Day Food Spread... Pretty awesome, eh?


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