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Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 @ 12:24 pm
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"Rain rain go away.." and take the icy mess you made with you. Seriously, what is going on with our weather. Last week I was complaining about sub-zero temperatures, this week it is a hair above freezing and pouring rain down on to a nice smoothly frozen surface, making the streets more condusive to ice skating than driving. Warren and I ran to the store this morning, and I could barely get enough traction on our street to even move. The van was spinning like it was in park, not drive. Our sidewalks have been turned lethal. And it is supposed to get even colder as the week goes on, meaning I'm going to need a pair of ice skates to get to work tommorrow. (I'm off today and using the library to keep up with the world).

This morning I was making breakfast for Warren, and I started thinking about how many foods I love know that I hated as a child, and vice versa.

As a kid, I wouldn't touch fried eggs with a ten foot pool, I also wouldn't eat many veggies, anything remotely suspiscious looking, or leafy and green. My mom said when I was small I wouldn't touch watermelon, ice cream or even a lot of candy or other foods most kids love. Obviously I've changed quite a bit. But also when I was a kid, I would drink any kind of soda, didn't matter what flavor or brand, if it was sweet and carbonated it was guaranteed I would love it. My mom being an old German of course would make things like sauerkraut, borsht, and other cabbagey foods, things that were supposedly good for us. But neither my brother nor I would touch them, even under threat of no dinner. My dad however, would eat almost anything served.

But now as an adult I find I love alot of those same foods. I love a good fried egg, sauerkraut actually tastes great (especially with sausage), and even borsht is good, at least the way my mom makes it. I even find myself buying a lot more salad greens and other fresh veggies, things my inner child would rather do her own dentistry than eat.

Yet the things I used to love as a child I find I no longer have any taster for. Gum? Yuck, I get ill thinking about chewing it, not sure why somewhere between 18 and now I went from gum lover to gum loather. Soda? Still love it, but instead of drinking any carbonated beverage I can get my hands on, I've become a pop snob. Coke Awesome!! Pepsi? Fuggidaboutit.. Mountain Dew? Yes more please. Mellow Yellow? Tastes like grass to me. (My son is being a goofy boy and trying to read this over my shoulder, so I am inserting funny insults directed at him in the middle of this).

Am I the only one, who's tastes have changed so much from when I was a kid. I realize some of it is just maturing and growing up. Some of it is becoming a mom, but I'm still more or less the same person. Not all my tastes have changed dramatically. I still love chocolate, but loathe bananas. (and like to make snarky comments about annoying redheads who call me mom, and tell me I write weird things as they read over my shoulder).

So how have your tastes changed over the years?


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In every neighborhood there is at least one house that all the neighbors gossip about. This is a diary from the woman who lives in that house. I am a single mother in her mid thirties. I live in North Dakota with my son, Warren.

I tend to be a bit of a slob, and am the opposite of a girly-girl. I am geek girl, who loves Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Buffy, Angel, action movies, science fiction, action adventure, Dr. Who, and so on and so on.

I love to write and while I don't post much fiction online anymore I would love to be a writer someday. I am also overweight, bipolar and suffer from allergy induced asthma.