Friday, March 09, 2007

Friday Five - A Matter of Taste

This week's challenge was inspired by figs. Incidentally, I was *just* out buying Fig Newtons for church school classes on Sunday, to enjoy with their story of the fig tree!

But moving on to the question at hand: Name five things you like a lot that some close relative or significant other did/does not like. This could be food, movies, hobbies, music, sports or whatever springs to mind.

1. Disney movies in general, but especially, Newsies.

I have this habit of hanging on to things from childhood in a sentimental way. There are all kinds of ironies there, but those aren't the subject of today's post. I love the movie Newsies, and I have since I was about 11 and watched it at a sleepover with my still-best-friend. Occasionally, to bother our husbands, we quote from it. Also, I still have the soundtrack tape in my car.

2. Marzipan

I love marzipan candy, and I think I always have. Apparently, lots of people do not share my taste for almond paste & sugar shaped like little fruit. So sad for them, more for me.

3. Food Network
My husband makes the very good point that its kind of rude of Giada, Rachael, Ina, Alton, and all my other food tv-buddies to make good food and not share with us. However, he doesn't really complain because they inspire me to cook food that doesn't have to go through a TV screen to be enjoyed.

4. Scrapbooking
I think this is mystifying to lots of people, but I really enjoy it. Though, I don't do it much anymore, I just love the book I made for my wedding, and I like making little gift albums for other people.

5. Michigan Football
I love Michigan football. I love watching it. I love Lloyd Carr. I love our fight song (though, the alma mater song is pretty lame...) I love football Saturdays on campus. I love that I bleed maize & blue. None of those things were especially true 10 years ago... but theres nothing like moving away from home to make you miss it! So, I am now a raving football fan, which I think confuses most people I know.

And just to be contrary...
#6: A distaste response: MUSHROOMS. I can't STAND 'em. (said in my best nasal Singin' In the Rain imitation way).


Songbird said...

Heehee at your Singin' in the Rain voice!

1-4 Grace said...

Food Network and scrapbooking rock

LutheranChik said...

You and my partner would have a great time watching the Michigan games together. (I am -- gasp -- an MSU alum. So love really does conquer all.) I'm with you on the Food Network...I could easily become a couch potato watching it all day.