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Five Things Meme

January 23rd, 2007 (08:11 am)
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Christopher Golden tagged me for the Five Things You Probably Don't Know (and Don't Need to Know) About Me meme. Let's go with the theme of foodstuffs, shall we?

1. I am a vegetarian. I am not vegan. I do not eat meat. I do not eat food which contains gelatin. I do like soymilk. I will have some dairy products, such as milk and cheese. I really love cheese. I love bread.

2. I have never liked the smell of seafood. I have never eaten any seafood other than tuna, in the form of a tuna fish sandwich when I was little. I stopped eating tuna when I discovered it was fish. However, I have never had a problem feeding the cats their meat-based food because I understand that is what they have to eat.

2. The smell of coffee gives me a headache. Therefore, I do not walk down the coffee aisle of the grocery store if I can help it, and I will not eat or drink anything that has even a drop of coffee in it. Give me cocoa any day.

3. I do not drink anything that is caffeinated. I do not like the taste of Coca-Cola, Pepsi, or any of their offspring. I can only stand two of their distant cousins: lemon-lime (Shasta or 7-Up, but not Sprite, and never Mountain Dew) and root beer (tasty). Also, I sincerely doubt that I should have caffeine. I'm energetic enough without it. I also do not like the taste of water. Yes, you read that correctly. As I've said since I was little: "Water. Tastes. Funny." It also upsets my stomach. I will drink naturally flavored water, but not caffeinated flavored water nor sweetened-with-Splenda flavored water. (Guess what? I tried some last year and it gave me a migraine.) I have never had a drop of alcohol nor do I ever intend to. All that being said, I will drink water at work and if I'm at a restaurant. At home, I primarily drink 100% fruit juice.

5. I make my own meals. I eat a lot of pasta, rice, bread, vegetables, cheese, and granola. I do not patronize fast food establishments, and I rarely go to restaurants.

Comments

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)

Damn, girl. I've been out to dinner with you, and even I didn't realize the Guide to Feeding and Care of LW was quite so extensive. :)

--CG

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)

That, however, is proof that I'm easy-going as opposed to picky and whiny! Yeah!

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)

Why, thank you.

Posted by: jensbookpage (jensbookpage)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)

I don't care so much for seafood or coffee either. But I've always liked water!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)

In turn: Yay, yay, and I know, I'm weird.

Posted by: jensbookpage (jensbookpage)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)

Oh, everyone is weird in his or her own way, don't you think? I'm a lamentably "picky" eater, which garners me all sorts of disapproval from certain in-law types. But personally, I think everyone should be able to eat whatever and however they like. At least adults - kids probably need to be coerced into drinking milk.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)

I agree. I think that people should be able to eat/drink/read/believe/pursue whatever they'd like as long as it doesn't hurt themselves/others.

Posted by: broken fairytale (new_toy)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)

And people think I'm strange. (I hate most fresh fruit.)

Ahhhh coffee. How I hate thy smell.
If it wasn't for the fact that cereal is on the same aisle I could skip it entirely.

But I love my Honey Nut Cheerios and Autumn Harvest Kashi.

le sigh

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)

Fruit = yummy!

I have yet to try Kashi. I requested a free granola bar from Kashi as part of their "cardboard" promotion, but, alas, never received it.

Posted by: Deb (debalita)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)

Aside from the fact that your choice in foods vary from mine, I must commend you on being so healthy and wise in your choices. You must save so much money too by making all your own meals.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)

Thank you! :)

Yes. I am a Scrooge.

Posted by: Deb (debalita)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)

Oh, I'd just say you were smart! I'm trying my best to follow along the same lines. It's hard to fight those lazy urges sometimes but I am trying my darnedest!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)

:)

Posted by: gypsyrobin (gypsyrobin)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)

I really enjoyed this, and connected a few dots between your eating preferences and mine. I think we'd do okay out to lunch, except for the coffee. (and except for the fact that when I'm feeling lazy, I may eat something like Doritos and pickles for supper, lol. But other than that...:)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)

Thank you!

Pickles are good and good for you.

Posted by: capri pants. leather sandals. pregnancy. (37piecesflair)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)

I don't drink coffee ( and when I worked in a coffee shop people found this FASCINATING. "What's good?" "I don't know. I don't drink coffee." "AND YOU WORK HERE?!"

Nor do I eat seafood. And I live in. FL.O.RI.DA. So you can imagine how that is taken.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)

:) I couldn't work in a coffeeshop! I'd be constantly ill.

Posted by: aka_becker (aka_becker)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)

One thing I love about this job, one one person drinks coffee, and that only once in a while and she has her own office. ;) At Angel and the previous job, I was the get or make the coffee guy. Oh, that horrid smell.

I almost want to say I'd pay to see you caffeinated, but having been around you as much as I have over the years, the fear of that is too great. ;) Though it would slow your reading and not speed it up because you'd have a harder time concentrating. ;)

I used to hate water, but the Albertsons bottled water has the nothing taste I always heard water should have, so I can deal with that. :)

And yay on being a vegitarian that doesn't actually eat seafood. my old boss always made a huge deal out of being a vegitarian but ate seafood and eggs all the time.

And lastly, LOL for being one of the few people I know that would get trapped into doing a meme by an author (though most of the others are friends with same said author, as CG, not your typical author.) ;)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)

Glad that you are free of the coffee job!

On caffeine, I redefine the word hyper.

Chris rocks.

Posted by: aka_becker (aka_becker)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)

Very much me too. Hopefully my next time in a writers room, I'll be writing and not making coffee. :)

hehehe This is true. I still have a vivid memory of you "kicking Lady B in the head" almost. ;)

Yep. Haven't seen him in a long, long time though as I've missed his last few local signings. You were there for my last time seeing him, actually.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)

There you go.

Yes. I kick high!

Oh my goodness.

Posted by: nrkii (nrkii)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)

Okay, that is a serious list of diet DOs and DON'Ts.

Do you find decaffeinated cocoa, or do you let yourself splurge with chocolate-based caffeine? Also, do you avoid Barq's when you indulge in root beer? The reason I ask is that I quit caffeine over 7 years ago, but I allow myself chocolate. I've intentionally had only 1 caffeinated soda since 1999 -- it was a can of Coke when I had a raging headache, and it did help make the headache go away. I'm tempted to go back on caffeine because even after so much time, I still miss it.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)

I like cocoa. I haven't specifically sought out decaffeinated cocoa.

I like chocolate, but I don't tend to have it on hand. I never have junk food in the house, actually. I don't care for snacks like chips and artificially flavored whatever. I rarely have cookies or ice cream here unless someone else gives them/it to me. I do tend to have granola bars, and usually some of those have chocolate chips. Yummy!

I've had Barq's, Shasta, and A&W root beer - and, more recently, IBC. Good times.

Posted by: nrkii (nrkii)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)

Ah. Well careful on that root beer then, because "Barqs has Bite" = caffeine. As far as I know, Barqs is the only root beer with caffeine.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)

Thanks. Now I know. :)

Posted by: allaboutm_e (allaboutm_e)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Rory reads

Echoing the Barq's has caffeine comment, and also adding that you might want to look into making your own granola and granola bars, as too many of the off the shelf ones have high fructose corn syrup in them for my tastes...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)

Riddle me this - WHY the high price on a box of granola? WHY?!

Posted by: allaboutm_e (allaboutm_e)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Jessica IBad

marketing costs? shelf placement? because they can?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)

It's just wrong.

Posted by: Jeanie the Tortoise-Fly (jeaniettf)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
Ahh Memories....

Also, I sincerely doubt that I should have caffeine. I'm energetic enough without it.

*g* Well, judging by the reaction Bailey and Danny had when I gave you candy-coated chocolate (aka Smarties) & ... well... seeing the effect that said chocolate had on you... I'd have to agree with that statement. And I'd like to add that copious amounts of sugar (with or without the caffeine content) are an equally bad idea.

*g*

I agree with you on coffee... except that I do like coffee-flavoured ice cream (Ben & Jerry's Vermonty Python comes to mind).
And on the sea-food aspect... excepting the salmon that my old neighbour cooks... I've stayed far far away from shellfish and went on a tuna strike when I was about 6 or 7. This stressed out my mother who thought tuna was a great cost-effective sandwich filler at the time

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
Re: Ahh Memories....

Ah, yes. Good memories.

I have had people try to get ME to try coffee ice cream. I can't stand it.

Posted by: allaboutm_e (allaboutm_e)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Space Case!

Wow. While I drink other stuff, nothing beats the taste of a glass of water when I'm thirsty. That's probably your most surprising disclosure, in my book.

As far as the making your own meals thing, bet you are far less likely to get type 2 diabetes, etc. than most of the rest of the nation...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)

Yay me!

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