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  • You hate it but you keep trying it - what is it?

    We've all done this - bought or ordered a food choice that we want to like but we just don't. Yet we keep trying for some inane reason. Whether we buy and pitch cabbage, health drinks, fish, okra or whatever, we've all got a list of failed foods that we keep trying over and over.

    What's yours?

    I will confess to an absurd spout problem. I like spouts. I even sprout my own from time to time. I simply don't eat them before they go bad. Yet I buy them way too often.

    Squash. I keep thinking I will like it in some preparation. The truth is that I can stand a slight amount of squash in something like minestrone soup but that's it. Yet I keep attempting to bake, grill, or roast it. Insane.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Nothing. If I already know I don't like it, then I'm not going to punish myself with trying to grow it, and I'm not going to waste money buying it. Nothing on this planet will ever make me like sauerkraut; there's absolutely, positively no point in me buying it or making it.

    I'm simply not into self-flagellation. I don't like mushrooms. I will eat them in a salad or on a pizza or whatever, but I'm never going to intentionally order them. That's just stupid.
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Adam View Post
      Nothing. If I already know I don't like it, then I'm not going to punish myself with trying to grow it, and I'm not going to waste money buying it. Nothing on this planet will ever make me like sauerkraut; there's absolutely, positively no point in me buying it or making it.

      I'm simply not into self-flagellation. I don't like mushrooms. I will eat them in a salad or on a pizza or whatever, but I'm never going to intentionally order them. That's just stupid.
      Your're a strong man. Most of us live on the border of Wishful Thinking and Maybe This Time.
      "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
        Your're a strong man. Most of us live on the border of Wishful Thinking and Maybe This Time.
        Strengthened by my grandparents. Both my grandfather and my grandmother were completely convinced that they could somehow teach me to love beats as much as my grandfather did. And he grew some real beauts: literally beet roots the size of your fist and even your foot. But no matter how Mana prepared them, I simply never liked beets. Grandaddy absolutely loved beets in every possible configuration: stewed, pickled, raw out of the garden, you name it. I still just plain don't like beets. I'm sure as hell not going to devote any time, energy, or money to acquire beets for myself, at least not until the post-nuclear apocalypse and that's the only thing on the planet that can be eaten besides dining upon the microwaved corpses that surround me.

        I'm in like Flynn for the first couple of months after the nuclear holocaust, however, because I love broccoli in almost every possible configuration. All the other folks who hate broccoli are screwed with me around.
        It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
        In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
        Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
        Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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        • #5
          Eggplant
          If it pays, it stays

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
            We've all done this - bought or ordered a food choice that we want to like but we just don't. Yet we keep trying for some inane reason. Whether we buy and pitch cabbage, health drinks, fish, okra or whatever, we've all got a list of failed foods that we keep trying over and over.

            What's yours?

            I will confess to an absurd spout problem. I like spouts. I even sprout my own from time to time. I simply don't eat them before they go bad. Yet I buy them way too often.

            Squash. I keep thinking I will like it in some preparation. The truth is that I can stand a slight amount of squash in something like minestrone soup but that's it. Yet I keep attempting to bake, grill, or roast it. Insane.
            Wine

            I can handle a glass or two of Riesling sometimes, maybe a Bordeaux or Burgundy with a very heavy red sauce, but I simply cannot get excited over a Chardonnay, Merlot, or a Pinot Grigio. I think most people are like me and are just faking it because a huge glass of wine has as much alcohol as three Bud Lights but doesn't look as bad.
            "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
            -John Locke

            "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
            -Newman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Adam View Post
              Nothing. If I already know I don't like it, then I'm not going to punish myself with trying to grow it, and I'm not going to waste money buying it. Nothing on this planet will ever make me like sauerkraut; there's absolutely, positively no point in me buying it or making it.

              I'm simply not into self-flagellation. I don't like mushrooms. I will eat them in a salad or on a pizza or whatever, but I'm never going to intentionally order them. That's just stupid.
              +1. Why would I spend money TRYING to like something? If it's an "acquired taste," I'm perfectly content to leave it unacquired. Like raw fish.
              "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by scott View Post
                Wine

                I can handle a glass or two of Riesling sometimes, maybe a Bordeaux or Burgundy with a very heavy red sauce, but I simply cannot get excited over a Chardonnay, Merlot, or a Pinot Grigio. I think most people are like me and are just faking it because a huge glass of wine has as much alcohol as three Bud Lights but doesn't look as bad.
                I tried to cultivate a taste for "dry" wines (so much more sophisticated than beer or sweet wines) when I was young and gave a shit what other people thought. It was that effort that taught me that any taste that has to be acquired isn't worth it. And I agree that most people who order "good" wines are faking it. How could anyone actually prefer something that tastes like paint thinner? Give me that Bud Light or a glass of Riunite Lambrusco. I LIKE it. The fact that it doesn't cost $20 a glass (actually, I can usually get three BOTTLES of Ruinite for $20) is just a side benefit.
                "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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                • #9
                  Bud Light?

                  Philistines.
                  Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                  Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                    Bud Light?

                    Philistines.
                    Yeah, yeah. You go drink frou-frou beer with my sister. She always has some thick sweet crap with funny names, so I buy some Bud or Michelob for myself on my way out to the ranch.
                    "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
                      +1. Why would I spend money TRYING to like something? If it's an "acquired taste," I'm perfectly content to leave it unacquired. Like raw fish.
                      But then you miss out of the most awesomest Sushi and Sashimi ever!

                      More for me I guess.
                      "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                      -John Locke

                      "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                      -Newman

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
                        Yeah, yeah. You go drink frou-frou beer with my sister. She always has some thick sweet crap with funny names, so I buy some Bud or Michelob for myself on my way out to the ranch.
                        Old joke that no longer applies because of all the great beers but I still like it"


                        Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                        Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
                          I tried to cultivate a taste for "dry" wines (so much more sophisticated than beer or sweet wines) when I was young and gave a shit what other people thought. It was that effort that taught me that any taste that has to be acquired isn't worth it. And I agree that most people who order "good" wines are faking it. How could anyone actually prefer something that tastes like paint thinner? Give me that Bud Light or a glass of Riunite Lambrusco. I LIKE it. The fact that it doesn't cost $20 a glass (actually, I can usually get three BOTTLES of Ruinite for $20) is just a side benefit.
                          Dom Perignon and Crystal are the absolute worst. $100-300 per bottle and they cannot hold a candle to Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante. Yes, they are sweet - THAT'S THE POINT OF DESSERT.
                          "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                          -John Locke

                          "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                          -Newman

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                            Bud Light?

                            Philistines.
                            I actually like Michelob Ultra better because this:




                            is unavailable here.
                            "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                            -John Locke

                            "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                            -Newman

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                            • #15
                              9.8% !!!

                              Be sure you place the beer far from you so by the time you get up for the third, you realize you've probably had enough and sit back down.
                              Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                              Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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