Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just Because I Don't Like ___Doesn't Mean I'm Not An American!

Every where I go, I notice that people are all bongos over the Texas Rangers. They're so happy we made it to the world series, or super bowl or whatever you call it. Yes, it's true...I don't follow baseball. Or football, or hockey, or basketball, or cricket, or badminton, or synchronized swimming. I am not a sports nut. There are only two sports I like...12 oz. curls and rugby. You can understand the 12 oz. curls but rugby??? Yes, it's a hoot. I don't have too much of a clue what's happening but I get the gist of the game. I like the terms they use, too. See that wad of guys? That's called a scrum. Someone tosses the ball into the middle then all the guys pile up trying to get ahold of it. Eventually, the ball will squirt out, someone grabs it and off all of the guys go. It's nonstop action. I think this is the only sport that I actually watch for any length of time.

Up until 10 years ago or so, I did not like pizza. How odd is that? I think everyone in the entire United States likes pizza but I didn't. I do now, but it took me a long time to get to this point. I think I got started on it one day when I didn't have any choice but to eat pizza or go hungry. Hunger won. I still disguise the taste a little by dipping my pizza in ranch dressing or thousand island dressing but I can eat it now.

I didn't like peanut butter and jelly either. I used to eat peanut butter and mayonnaise, or jelly and mayonnaise, but not peanut butter and jelly together. Again, I was really hungry and pb&j was my only option. Now I love the stuff. I still eat peanut butter and mayonnaise but not as much as I used to.

I don't think that not liking these things makes me un-American. I just have a different palette than 99.9% of the people out there. I'm not a picky eater - I just have super duper refined tastebuds. Yeah, that's it...I have super duper refined tastebuds. Maybe as I get older, I'll find more foods that everyone else likes but I don't. And I'll try them with gusto. Just don't make me eat anything that green peppers or pepperoni. I'll never go near it.

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