Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Negative Train of Thought

Oh? Were you thinking that I was going to rant about something? Take someone to task. Vent my feelings?

No, not really, although that woman who was driving 30mph in a 55mph on the two lane road this morning does still have some of my ire. It is just that it is raining at the moment and my mind is wandering (that comes from listening to too much Hildegard von Bingen) and this list came to me.

Strange how my mind works.

I am normally a fairly flexible person. Having children and traveling internationally to places that don’t have running water let alone a hot shower will help you to take what comes and look for the humor. But there are a few things that you will never find me doing…..

Eating liver
- like this is really a surprise. I just thought I would start out with an easy one.

Walking barefoot
- Nope. Doesn’t happen EVAH! Unless I am walking from the shower to the closet or the bathroom to the bed. I wear some form of foot covering at all times. And there is NO WAY that you will find me walking barefoot in the grass. 
- this does not apply to sand at the beach obviously

Drinking diet soda - I would rather have nothing to drink then to drink diet soda.
- regular Coke is another matter entirely. And don’t get in between me and my ice cold Dr. Pepper.

Wear a bikini - the earth, and all people who have sight, would cease to exist as we know it if I did.

Wear the color yellow - When I wear the color yellow people tend to come up to me and ask me if I am ill…..or perhaps dead. I envy people who can wear the color yellow, it is so sunny and bright and happy. But not for me.  

Eating pickled octopus again - I would rather gouge out my tongue.

Eating Sweet Potatoes that have been combined with brown sugar and topped with marshmallows
- I like Sweet Potatoes a lot. But I like them baked with a bit of butter and salt. Or as fries. But not the other way. The other way is just wrong (sorry Mom).

Coloring my gray hair
- you can have my gray hair when you can pry it from my cold, dead fingers. Dana, the woman who cuts my hair, has finally stopped asking about it and, gasp, told me last time that she really likes the gray streak. Of course, she could have just been conceding defeat.

OK, I think I am done now. I am sure that you are thankful for that. But I don’t promise that this list won’t rear it’s ugly head again at some time.

You just never know.


  1. I can agree with just about everything on your list. Well, except for the barefoot thing. And the Diet soda thing. And maybe the gray hair thing. I used to say that and still would if not for having a 5 year-old. When she's in high school I don't want her to experience the pain of peers asking if I'm her grandmother. The things we do for our kids.

    1. I might have a different opinion on my gray hair if I had a 5 year-old.

  2. I agree, but like Mom Chef, I have exceptions for diet soda and barefootedness. although I don't usually go barefoot, I don't think I'm quite as against it as you. The hair thing-- I color mine, but not because it's gray. It turned light brown when I was in my early 40s, and I just didn't look like myself. so now I get it highlighted. I love your hair, you should definitely not color it. Let's see, what would I add...? artificial sweeteners in food (I fudge for Diet Dr. Pepper). Oysters. Raisin bread. I hate raisin bread.

    1. I am totally with you on the oysters. But Raisin Bread? HHBL and I went through TWO loaves of homemade Cinnamon Raisin bread last week. We were BAAAAAAAAAD.


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