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The Start of August Brings…

…the August Break! Thanks to Jazz for the tip.  For those too lazy or attention-deficited to click through, The August Break is the brainchild of photographer Suzannah Conway, in which we capture and post one photo a day onto our blogs. So, laisse commencés va! (Did I get that right, Jazz?)

Today’s pic is of a bunch of aquatic grasses floating in the Connecticut River. I actually took this picture two years ago, so I’m cheating the game a little, but I had no time to take pics this weekend.  So what did I do then?

To wit:

Friday:  I came home from work and surfed the internet, drank a glass of wine, took a bath, went to bed.

Saturday: I slept in, did some shopping–I bought a dress and a shirt at the Dressbarn–went over to my sister’s house and hung out–we bitched kvetched chatted, we watched a tivo’d episode of Hell’s Kitchen, we bitched kvetched chatted some more–then I met up with a deaf friend of mine at Chili’s for a drink–I had a patron margarita–where we chatted AND bitched.

Sunday(today): I slept in more than usual and woke bleary eyed, washed my kitchen and made a shopping list, got dressed in my new dress headed out to lunch with new people (deaf and hearing) from meetup.com, where we introduced ourselves and chatted and made all manner of small talk insomuch as people with an American Sign Language and English language barrier can be expected to have.  I had a salad and a ginger ale. After 2 hours of shooting the breeze with strangers, trading Facebook friend requests, we parted ways, and I did my grocery shopping.  I came home, had a rootbeer float, chatted with my Mom and Dad, my Sister, my friends Justin and John, and now blogging.

No offense to anyone, but I think I’m all talked out.  Good thing August is photoblogging month.

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Week of Lists: Over the Top, One Word

Ms Jazz decided to award me this award.

Its more of a list meme than the typical blog award, so Jazz figured I might enjoy the exercize, considering I’m on a list kick, and she was right.

These things come with rules and so, read and obey:

Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It’s quite tricky to use only one word answers! (Is it? I didn’t think it was at all.) Once you have filled it out be sure to pass it on to 6 of your favorite bloggers. Alert them that they have been awarded! Have fun!

1. Where is your cell phone? Hands
2. Your hair? Strawberry
3. Your mother? Peppery
4. Your father? Coffee-y
5. Your favorite food? Sushi
6. Your dream last night? Forgotten
7. Your favorite drink? Rum
8. Your dream/goal? Art
9. What room are you in? Lab
10. Your hobby? Brooding
11. Your fear? Failure
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Manhattan
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Certain
15. Muffins? Poop.
16. Wish list item? Words
17. Where did you grow up? Rockies
18. Last thing you did? Draw
19. What are you wearing? Cotton
20. Your TV? Annoying
21. Your pets? Senile
22. Friends? Awesome!
23. Your life? Improving
24. Your mood? Tired.
25. Missing someone? Yes.
26. Vehicle? Cheap.
27. Something you’re not wearing? Lace
28. Your favorite store? British
29. Your favorite color? Teal
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Sunday
32. Your best friend? Nuts!
33. One place that I go to over and over? Mall
34. One person who emails me regularly? Sister
35. Favorite place to eat? Home

I now pass this award on, knowing that most of them will not be interested in completing this, to:

  • Jen
  • WIGSF
  • Noceleryplease
  • Geo
  • MTAE
  • Secretagentwoman.

Those would be all the people who read this blog, I think.

69 Questions Meme

Stole this one from WIGSF, who stole it from Christielli. It’s got 69 questions. As WIGSF says, “Make your own jokes please. I can’t be bothered.”

1. The phone rings; who do you want it to be? The Lottery, saying I won a bazillion bucks.

2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? Well I can’t take it home with me, now can I? So of course I do! I leave it in the middle of the parking lot like everyone else.

3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener? I’m more of the nod your head and smile and pretend you know what the hell is going on.

4. Do you take compliments well?. Depends on the compliment and who’s giving it to me. There are certain “compliments”, usually given by strange men, that I do NOT take well at all.

5. Do you play Sudoku? I hate numbers. I don’t even balance my checkbook.

6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive? I’m smart, feisty, and have plenty of padding. I’d manage just fine.

7. Do you like to ride horses? I love the way a powerful, muscular thing feels between my legs.

8. Did you ever go to camp as a kid? Just once when I was six. I remember having a blast, until I got sunsick. Mom was not happy.

9. What was your favorite game as a kid? Pictionary and Operation.

10. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew s/he was married, would you go for it? After being on the opposite end of the cheating spectrum, I won’t ever do that to another. I don’t see, date, or fuck cheaters. Period. And if I find out that a person I’ve been seeing is married or otherwise attached, he’s gone.

11. Have you lied to get out of a date? I haven’t, but sometimes I wish I did. Some dates are bad and you can see it coming before it even begins.

12. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you? Depends on the religion and how seriously he takes it. As an atheist, I could never date an evangelist, a mormon, or a muslim.

13. Do you like to pursue or be pursued? I loved WIGSF’s answer to this one: “I wish people would stop chasing me around with pitchforks and torches.” Can’t top that one. In the spirit this question was asked, my answer is neither. Dating should be mutual, a meeting of minds and bodies. The “chase” is a game, and I don’t play games.

14. Use three words to describe yourself? Cute, goofy, boring.

15. Do any songs make you cry?
From Le Miz; “On My Own” followed by “A Little Fall Of Rain” does it to me all the time.

16. Are you continuing your education? I might, in a couple years. Thinking of going back to trade or design school to get the certs and practice I’d need to become a bona fide jeweler/designer.

17. Do you know how to shoot a gun? Don’t like guns. Would rather use a sword.

18. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed? Wallet, blackberry, hearing aid, cat.

19. How often do you read books? As much as I can. Lately about two a week.

20. Do you think more about the past, present or future? I think about them all at once: I’m supertemporal, the next major evolutionary leap across the threshold of awesomeness.
21. What is your favorite children’s book? As a kid, it was the Berenstein Bears. Now, its Harry Potter.

22. What color are your eyes? Dark Blue, almost grey.

23. How tall are you? 5 ft 2.5 in

24. Where is your dream house located? One is somewhere warm, the other is somewhere in Manhattan.

25. Do you have a secret fetish? Kilts. I like men in plaid skirts. Hey, the “schoolgirl” look works for dudes, too. DON’T JUDGE ME!

26. Have you tried sushi? Sushi is among the best foods on earth. I LOVE sushi.

27. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth? Not since I was 12.

28. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden? Three weeks ago, with a friend.

29. When was the last time you were at Church? An actual church, with actual sermons, and hymn singing, and the altar and incense? I think about 5 years ago. Christmas Mass with the parental units.

30. Where was the furthest place you traveled today? Work–around 15 miles.

31. What was your favorite job? The one I’m at now! Hi bosses and co-workers!

32. Do you like mustard? Yellow mustard and honey mustard. I don’t like dijon or that horseradish crap.

33. Do you prefer to sleep or eat? Definitely sleep. I need to dream more.

34. Do you look like your mom or dad? Definitely more like my dad. I even have the nose.

35. How long does it take you in the shower? I don’t shower. I bathe. From 15 minutes to 1 hour.

36. Can you do the splits? Once upon a time, I could. Working on doing it again.

37. What movie do you want to see right now? Princess Bride, followed by Fight Club.

38. If you could fast forward your life, would you? I’d fast forward through the winter, and slow it down for the summer. Unfortunately, its always the other way around.

39. What did you do for New Year’s? That was a long time ago, but as I recall, I spent time alone while the ex-man was out carousing and sowing his oats.

40. Do you think The Grudge was scary? What?

41. Could you relate to a character in Mean Girls? What?

42. Do you own a camera phone? Yes. Who doesn’t these days?

43. Do you have an “ex box” with pics and letters from past lovers? Yes.

44. Was your mom a cheerleader? The sound you just heard was the sound of my mother yelling “OH HELL NO!”

45. What’s the last letter of your middle name? E. What the hell kind of question is this?

46. Do you like your middle name? Its very generic, but yes.

47. How many hours of sleep do you get a night? This time, seven straight hours. Awesome!

48. Do you like care bears? Once upon a time I had three or four. I can’t recall the names, but I had the blue one with the rainbow, the green one (Lucky) with the four leaf clover, the elephant bear, and a pink one with hearts. My sister had a penguin bear. I’m sure a couple of the bears I mentioned once belonged to her, until I took them.

49. What do you buy at the movies? From WIGSF: “A ticket to see the movie.” From me: that and a soda.

50. Do you know how to play poker? I can’t lie to save my life. No.

51. Do you wear your seat belt? Always.

52. What do you wear to sleep? Panties and a tee-shirt. In the winter, add a pair of yoga shorts.

53. Anything big ever happen in your hometown? I don’t know anything about this shithole.

54. How many meals do you eat a day? Depends on what I eat. 2-4.

55. Is your tongue pierced? No, and never will be. I did once have my labret peirced. I had to take it out for my gall-bladder surgery.

56. Ever meet anyone you met on myspace? MySpace is a turd. No.

57. Do you read myspace bulletins?
I won’t go near myspace.

58. Do you like funny or serious people better? I like them both equally, but funny people are a good match for me because I tend to brood.

59. Ever been to L.A.? I lived there once.

60. Did you eat a cookie today? Nope. I have bownies.

61. Do you use cuss words in other languages? A few choice ones from a couple.

62. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads? This question does not apply, I pass.

63. Do you hate chocolate? LOLWUT!

64. What do you and your parents fight about the most? We don’t.

65. Are you a gullible person? I am slowly learning wisdom.

66. Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy? No, but being in a good relationship does make me happier.

67. If you could have any job what would it be? Jewelry Designer in Manhattan.

68. Are you easy to get along with?
I’m a total pushover.

69. What is your favorite time of day? Mid-morning to late afternoon. The sun is bright, I’m awake, have energy, and I feel social and smart. Mornings, I’m tired and groggy and thinking about writing and art projects. Evenings and nights, I’m tired and burned out from the day’s excitement, and just want to veg out.

Week of Memes: Friday

Here’s the last meme for the week and hopefully the last one for a very long time. There’s only so much of these things anyone can take!

Name: Rachel M.
Ethnicity: –Ish.
Height: a tall 5’2″
Hair Color: reddish
Eye Color: blue-grey-ish

Your opinions on…
Abortion: not for everyone, but its up to the individual to decide, not the church, the state, or society.

Capital Punishment: only for the truly evil and depraved. Case-by-case basis.

Immigration: why not? I could use a Consuela. Besides my Grandfathers were immigrants.

War: within reason. Diplomacy first. With a definite target/enemy and a definite plan. Not this nebulous and ineffective “war on drugs/poverty/terrorism/etc.” shit.

America: A work in progress.

Gay Marriage: theres nothing sacred about marriage, and therefore no good reason to bar it from gays and lesbians; and even if it were sacred, its still not a good reason for the US to prohibit it, as the US is a secular nation, not a theocracy.

The Economy: Needs a complete overhaul away from free-market capitalism. Viva la Socialism!

What Political Party are you: Liberal, obviously.

Extrovert or Introvert: Introvert

Favorite sport: none, really

Favorite person from that sport:N/A

Favorite person: my sister Jen

What bothers you: stupidity and ignorance

What are you passionate about: art and jewelry and writing and reading, biology and genetics, ethics and metaphysics and epistomology, politics and justice and social issues.

What do you really think about yourself: needs work

Favorite culture: none really.

Most attractive ethnicity: they all have about the same number of ugly people.

Favorite childhood cartoon: Animaniacs

Favorite childhood memory: teaching myself to swim, even though I ended up with sunstroke the next day.

Favorite subject: Biology and art

What do you want to be when you grow up: Writer and Jewelry Designer

What would be your ideal life: Mornings: story-making; afternoons:play-making; evenings: jewelry-making; nights:love-making.

Week of Memes: Thursday

From Woozie:
Plasticine Porters

1. My ex…will always bring bittersweet memories.

2. Maybe I should…get another cat.

3. I love…simple pleasures and quiet days.

4. People would say that I’m…complicated.

5. I don’t understand…you when you talk.

6. When I wake up in the morning…I wish I had more time.

7. I lost…my virginity at the age of 26.

8. Life is full of…a million opportunities and missed chances.

9. My past…is past; all those regrets and joys are better left behind. Dwelling on the past prevents one from seeking out the future.

11. Parties are…stressful. Small quiet gatherings are the way I roll.

12. I wish…I had more dedication and willpower.

13. Dogs…are too high-maintenance.

14. Cats…are funny. http://www.lolcats.com

15. Tomorrow…is Friday and I need to buy some groceries.

16. I have low tolerance…for bad fashion designers.

17. If I had a million dollars…I’d go back to school and become a Jewelry designer.

18. I’m totally terrified…of never accomplishing anything meaningful in my life.

I am a souless Robot.


Your result for The Personality Defect Test…

Robot

You are 57% Rational, 0% Extroverted, 14% Brutal, and 43% Arrogant.

You are the Robot! You are characterized by your rationality. In fact, this is really ALL you are characterized by. Like a cold, heartless machine, you are so logical and unemotional that you scarcely seem human. For instance, you are very humble and don’t bother thinking of your own interests, you are very gentle and lack emotion, and you are also very introverted and introspective. You may have noticed that these traits are just as applicable to your laptop as they are to a human being. You are not like the robots they show in the movies. Movie robots are make-believe, because they always get all personable and likeable after being struck by lightning, or they are cold, cruel killing machines. In all reality, though, you are much more boring than all that. Real robots just sit there, doing their stupid jobs, and doing little else. If you get struck by lightning, you won’t develop a winning personality and heart of gold. (Robots don’t have hearts, silly, and if they did, they would probably be made of steel, not gold.) You also won’t be likely to terrorize humanity by becoming an ultra-violent killing machine sent into the past to kill the mother of a child who will lead a rebellion against machines, because that movie was dumb as hell, and because real robots don’t kill–they horribly maim at best, and they don’t even do that on purpose. Real robots are boringly kind and all too rarely try to kill people. In all my years, my laptop has only attacked me once, and that was only because my brother threw it at me. In short, your personality defect is that you don’t really HAVE a personality. You are one of those annoying, super-logical people that never gets upset or flustered. Unless, of course, you short circuit. Or if someone throws a pie at you. Pies sure are delicious.

To put it less negatively:

1. You are more RATIONAL than intuitive.

2. You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted.

3. You are more GENTLE than brutal.

4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.

Compatibility:

Your exact opposite is the Class Clown.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hand-Raiser, the Emo Kid, and the Haughty Intellectual.

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If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

Be sure to take my Sublime Philosophical Crap Test if you are interested in taking a slightly more intellectual test that has just as many insane ramblings as this one does!

About Saint_Gasoline

I am a self-proclaimed pseudo-intellectual who loves dashes. I enjoy science, philosophy, and fart jokes and water balloons, not necessarily in that order. I spend 95% of my time online, and the other 5% of my time in the bathroom, longing to get back on the computer. If, God forbid, you somehow find me amusing instead of crass and annoying, be sure to check out my blog and my webcomic at SaintGasoline.com.


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Week of Memes: Wednesday

Firsts! I cant remember where I got this one. Its been languishing in my drafts folder for months.

1. Who was your FIRST prom date?
Didn’t go to the prom.

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? Not so much.

3. What was your 1st alcoholic drink?
Long Island Iced Tea

4. What was your FIRST job?
Maid for Yellowstone resorts

5. What was your FIRST car?
Red ’89 T-bird

6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today? No one yet!

7. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning? My character in “Starlight and Brimstone”, Corwyn Scar.

8. Who was your FIRST grade teacher? I haven’t got the foggiest idea.

9. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? From Idaho to Connecticut.

10. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk? I honestly don’t remember, so obviously the second part of this answer is no.

11. Where was your FIRST sleep over? Another one of those childhood memories that I just can’t recall.

12. Who was the FIRST person you talked to today? My co-worker, Jeanne.

13. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? My Aunt Darcel’s to Uncle Mike. I think I was eight. I was a server and wore a white dress with a large sky blue satin bow.

14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? Pull the covers over my head and grumble at my cat, who had stuck her paw on my eye, trying to wake me up for food. To see what shes like, go watch Simon’s Cat.

15. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? Probably one of Jen’s violin recitals.

16. FIRST tattoo?
Upcoming.

17. First piercing?
Long ago, and far away: earlobes.

18. First foreign country you’ve been to? Canada! Montreal is one of the best cities on Earth.

19. FIRST movie you remember seeing? Bambi. Can anyone say emotional trauma?

20. When was your FIRST detention? I don’t think I was ever detented.

21. What was the first state you lived in? Utah.

22. Who was your FIRST roommate?
Her name was Ginger. Sophmore year at Idaho State. Nice gal.

Week of Memes: Monday

****UPDATE****

I have updated my profile page at the gentle nudging of a few devoted readers. you may view it in the “Who I am” tab at the top of the page. Thank you.

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All my creative mental energies are going towards prepping for my summer novel, so this week at least is devoted to memes. Next week maybe I’ll have a more interesting theme. I’m open to suggestions, but keep them simple.

Here is the first, from Facebook:

Play along if you want or don’t if you’re lame. 😉

1.Where did you take your profile picture?
In my sister’s kitchen.

2.What exactly are you wearing right now?
A white lab coat and paper booties and paper hair cover, all over a floral blouse and blue jeans.

3.What is your current problem? World building and characterization for my summer novel.

4.What makes you happy most? Accomplishing something meaningful.

5. What’s the name of the song that you’re listening to?
I dont listen to anything. Thats what being deaf means. BTW, can we PLEASE stop including music-related questions on these damn surveys? I mean, seriously!

6. Any celeb you would marry? No, not even. I just dont have the “fan” personality.

7.Name someone with the same birthday as you? Anne Bancroft.

8.Ever sang in front of a large audience?
Another fucking music question!

9. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
I was once favorably compared to Cate Blanchett. I adore her looks so I was immensely flattered.

10.Do you still watch kiddie movies or kiddie TV shows?
I’m not much for tv or movies anymore.

11. Do you speak any languages? American sign and English. Also smidgen of Spanish.

12. Has anyone you’ve been really close with passed away?
No, not yet, and hopefully not for a long time.

13.Do you ever watch MTV?
If I see one more music question, I will pop off the heads of some little girl’s Barbies!

14.What’s something that really annoys you?
The noise fetish you hearing people have, and how you all insist on talking about it all the fucking time.

Chapter 1:
1.Middle name: Anne

2.Nickname(s): Rach

3.Current location: between a rock and a hard place

4.Eye color: dark luminous blue

Chapter 2: Family

1.Do you live with your parents?
No, and I miss them.

2.Do you get along with your parent(s)?
Famously.

3.Are your parents married/separated/divorced?
Still married!

4.Do you have any Siblings?: A big sister, who is also my bestest friend!

Chapter 3: Favorites

1. Ice Cream? Chocolate with chunks of fudge brownies or truffles.

2. Season: Summer, baby!

3.Shampoo/conditioner: whatever smells nice and isnt too expensive.

Chapter 4: Do yo:

1.Dance in the shower? I bathe. I slosh. I soak. No dancing.

2.Do you write on your hand? No need; Im never without pen and paper.

3.Call people back: I try to reply to what messages I get but I am bad at correspondance. Sorry!

4.Believe in love: Yeah, of course. But in “true love” Not really.

5. Any bad habits? I eat WAY too much junk chocolate and sugary sodas. I procrastinate too often. I am addicted to texting.

Chapter 5: Have You:

1.Sprained stuff? Yes: wrist and ankles.

2.Had physical therapy: No but I’ve had speech therapy!

3. Gotten stitches: Yes, seven stitches on my finger once.

4.Taken painkillers: Ah, percocet, how I knew ye! Post-surgical, my friends.

5. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling: I would love to someday before I die.

6.Been stung by a bee: no, but yes to wasps–once at seven years old, and again at twenty-two, by a small, very aggressive swarm. Total of 7 stings on my right temple. I fucking HATE wasps!

7.Thrown up at the dentist? Not that I can recall…

8.Sworn in front of your parents: My mother taught me everything I know.

9. Had detention: Uhh, i dont recall. Maybe once?

10.Been called a ho: not that i am aware of!

Chapter 6: Who/What was the last:

1.Movie(s): Seven Pounds

2.Person to text you: Ian

3.Person you called: My landlord.

4.Person you hugged: My friend Janet.

5.Person you tackled: Last person I had sex with.

6. Person you talked to on IM? Ian

7.Thing you touched? Blackberry

8. Thing you ate? Microwavable tv dinner.

9.Thing you drank: water

10.Thing you said: “Is the day over yet?” To myself at work.

Chapter 7: Future

1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years: I’m not planning that far ahead. I dont want to set myself up for disappointment.

2. 10 years? I’ll be on a surgery table getting my first colonoscopy.

3. 50 years? I’ll be eighty years old and living in a nursing home.

4. Where do you hope to live? Somewhere warm and near the sea.

5. Do you want to be famous? Not excessively so. I seek a modicum of recognition and respect among my professional peers, but I don’t need to be a household name.

6. Do you want children? Or maybe animals? I will always have animals in my life, but children: undecided. It depends on the prospective father.

Now I know!


Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test…

Pure Nerd

65 % Nerd, 30% Geek, 39% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the “dork.” No-longer. Being smart isn’t as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.

Congratulations!

Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you’re interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality

America/Politics

Thanks Again! — THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST


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Icky Foods

I love food and I love to eat food. There’s not a lot that I don’t like. I am usually willing to eat anything at least once.

But today’s Ten on Tuesday asks that we list ten foods we dont like. I had to do some thinking, but in a nutshell (ha! theres a pun there I’m sure!) these are the foods low on my appeitizing scale. In no particular order:

1. Horseradish and wasabi. This is a taste issue. I absolutely hate the favor of horseradish. Its bitter, spicy, and well, nasty.

2. Licorice. Like horseradish, a flavor issue. Just tastes wrong. Its the anise, i think.

3. Organs such as tongues and livers and hearts. Just basic ‘ick’ factor here.

4. Breakfast sausages. Another taste issue. Too greasy, too salty, and the spices are…I dunno what they use–anise?–a faint semblance to licorice turns me off.

5. Raw nuts and trail mixes. The texture and flavor of plain nuts registers as off to me. I prefer my nuts at a minimum and tossed with foods such as salads and stirfrys.

6. Shellfish. This stuff actually tastes alright, but I just can’t get past the texture and the fact these animals are basically bugs and spiders.

7. Rare steak. I dont want my steak bleeding at me accusingly. Plus the texture is too squelchy and not chewy enough. I want to tear my meat, not slog through it.

8. Moldy cheeses such as Bleu and Gorgonzola. Just way too salty and pungent. And plus, the mold!

9. McDonald’s hash brown patties (the potato is just the binder to hold the grease together).

10. Cottage cheese. Pure visual revulsion. It looks like bleached vomit.