Friday Five: Matters of Taste

As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals:

My mother loved figs.

I only like them in a Newton.

It’s all a matter of taste.

five things you like a lot that some close relative or significant
other did/does not like. This could be food, movies, hobbies, music,
sports or whatever springs to mind.

1) Seinfeld–I haven’t watched it for years, mostly because early in our relationship Pure Luck told me he didn’t think it was funny. It’s certainly mean-spirited. But I’ve been watching early evening repeats recently, and I find it (guiltily) hilarious.

2) TV sports, especially college basketball and tennis–My dad was a big sports fan, and I enjoyed watching sports on TV with him. He did a great job explaining things, because he liked having an informed  fan watching alongside.  I now live with a houseful of people who couldn’t care less about sports, with the exception of some interest taken in the Olympics by my younger children. What this means is I don’t really follow sports anymore.

3) Okra–I’ve always loved okra. There’s no point making a list of those close to me who don’t like it. Just assume everyone.

4) Knitting–I had a long conversation with a dog trainer this week about Sam’s propensity for eating things, including knitting. She said, "The dog sees the knitting as competition for your attention. He thinks if he eats it, it will be gone, and you won’t do it anymore, and you’ll have more time for him." Hmm.

5) An occasional cocktail–I really enjoy an occasional drink. My children do not approve. (My husband disagrees.)

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26 thoughts on “Friday Five: Matters of Taste”

  1. SB, I’m the only one in my family that DETESTS okra. All siblings, all nieces and nephews, and parents…all think it’s like buttah. I think it is a food that is both hairy and slimy.

  2. Hee hee – okra will certainly spark passionate debate, from both sides. It seems to be one of those “love it or hate it” things.
    I understand on the occasional cocktail thing. I have one drink, maybe three or four times a year. And every time my children plead with me not to drink, because they’re afraid I’ll become an alcoholic and destroy everybody’s lives. I guess this means that they’re really learning a lot about how dangerous alcohol and other drugs can be, but it can get annoying.
    That said, I actually don’t like the taste of alcohol, so I usually don’t drink anything harder than wine or a hearty beer. Tequila makes me SO SICK, but I like a good strawberry daiquiri.

  3. it’s good to be mom, cuz you can still have a cocktail when the kiddos don’t like it! 😉
    while i don’t like okra, i know the sadness of having a favorite food that no one else around you cares for. it’s such a bummer!
    wonderful play!

  4. Nice play, Songbird! I find the trainer’s perspective in #4 especially interesting… and I hope my dogs aren’t jealous of the scarf I’m working on!

  5. I’m with you on okra. I actually craved boiled okra with butter and salt when I was pregnant with Portia. Portia, Babs and El Jefe will only eat okra fried or in gumbo.

  6. I think the dog trainer is on to something…my dogs bark and whine when I’m on the phone or the computer…same concept I think…thanks for sharing…

  7. I love this play, knowing we are all different, still seeing the beauty and laughter in our differences. Good stuff. Thanks bunches.

  8. I love okra- but we rarely get it here, it’s one thing I really miss… my mouth is watering….. for sport- my family don’t get fed in Wimbledon Fortnight- if it isn’t in the fridge- tough I am watching tennis!!!

  9. The only way I warm up to okra is the way they make it at the Indian restaurant in the Nearest Big City to Outer Podunk — they coat in some sort of curried flour mixture and then deep-fry it. Of course, deep-frying has a tendency to make anything at least moderately more edible.;-)

  10. I’ll eat okra shaped chocolate. But not the real stuff. It’s down there with brussel sprouts for me.
    And I think the trainer’s on to something with the knitting. When I’m at my computer, my cat walks between the screen and keyboard till I have to invite her out of the room.

  11. Okra — loved in south, especially fried. And I don’t mean the stuff that is frozen. I mean the stuff done with fresh okra!
    I like an occasional drink – I probably have 3-4 a year.
    Never watched Seinfeld.

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