Nov 24, 2008

Where have you been all my life?

There is a whole host of things I wish I had tried or discovered earlier in my life. Most, but not all, are food related.

FOODS: You wouldn’t know it to look at me now, but I was a picky eater as a kid. Following are some of my favorites that I didn't try until adulthood.

Scrambled eggs
– after my daughter was born the first meal I had in the hospital was scrambled eggs and toast. It’s been a favorite ever since.

Sour cream – there was just something about the name that always bothered me. Milk based products should not be sour.

Cream cheese – spreadable cheese seemed unnatural to me.

– it looked like cactus to me.

– can’t explain why I didn’t like them – the gelatinous seeds maybe.


Sleep Mask – This one could have saved me a lot of grief over the years. I am an avid reader and I fall asleep every night by reading. My husband is not a night time reader and the light really bothers him. I have tried a lot of things to reach a compromise, low watt bulbs (25 watt bulbs don’t give off much light), booklights (a pain in the ass), a towel over the lampshade (tacky and a fire hazard). I happened to get him a sleeping mask a few years back. Oh my God! Why had I never tried this before? He looks a little dorky when he wears it but it’s a small price to pay.

Wire Whisk – I always just thought a fork was good enough. My cousins thought this was hilarious so one of them bought me an assortment of wire whisks. I am now a convert.

IKEA – Where was this store when I was young and broke?

Podcasts – Doesn’t quite fit because they are relatively new, but I haven’t listened to the radio on my way to work since I discovered them.

I guess my grandmother was right all along, “You never know until you try it.”


  1. I'm rather picky about tomatoes. I like them, but then I don't. I like BLT's, but I don't want them on my hamburger or in my salad. I've never been to IKEA nor do I own a whisk, but I do love Podcasts! They are the greatest, especially if you have a long commute.

  2. I would never even try avocados when I was young,,too squishy looking.But I LOVE them now.
    Every so often,I try to see if maybe I can like liver..GAG!

    My word verification is 'amolestr'!..that's just wrong.

  3. Lost - I feel the same way about mushrooms. Some things I like them in and some not. They are OK as flavoring but as a main component of a dish I don't like them.

    Sling - Never have liked avocados, the texture is weird. And as far as your word verification..... A million monkeys with a million typewriters and one of them is bound to come up with "amolestr".