Sunday, August 29, 2004

WHY I EAT WHAT I DO, THE WAY I DO

 When I was a kid my mom would serve artichoke for dinner when ever we could afford it, one of each of us.  My dad used to tell us that the hairy 'choke' would choke us, and being the kind and caring father that he was, he'd let us eat the leaves and then he'd take the bottom half of the artichoke and eat it himself, that way if anyone choked, it would be him and not one of us kids.  We just knew he loved us to make that kind of sacrifice!

It wasn't until I married and moved away that I discovered the truth... the heart of the artichoke is what is below the 'choke', and all those years my dad was scarfing all the best!  I tried the same tactic on my kids but they're so gutsy they don't care and they eat it all! 

I don't eat liver, why should I?  Do you know what the liver's function is?  It filters all the toxins before they get into the body's system.  So why would you want to eat it?  Its full of toxins folks.  I don't care if its cooked, its poisonous!  I'd rather lick my cast iron skillet than eat liver (by the way, cast iron cookwear do provide iron to your diet if you cook in them....).

I love ice cream, but the real stuff makes me.... loose.  I used to eat ice cream for breakfast when I was a kid on days that I didn't want to go to school so I'd get the runs and have to stay home (I never lied to my mom).  It worked every time and I had a clear conscience.

I love hotdogs, but not red hotdogs.  When I was in the 2nd grade we had red hotdogs for lunch.  Then a little boy behind me got sick and hurled allllllll over the class.  The smell hung in the classroom for the rest of the school year.  Ever since that day, every time I smell a red hotdog I am immediately transported to that place in time, and I cannot even touch the offending weiner let alone eat it.

7 comments:

aiibrat said...

I go through phases with hotdogs.  I wish I never watched the Food Channel on how they made the stuff.  I really love Spam though.  I know it's the same thing as the hotdog, but if you don't see how it's made then it's all good.  -=)

My Mom used to send me to school sick.  I got the "when I was your age..." if I protested.

Ice cream, huh??? Where were you when I needed the 411??? -=)

ryanagi said...

LOL! The item I can't touch are the "Shamrock Shakes" McDonalds used to come out with every March (for St. Patrick's day). My brother hurled after drinking one of those...in the car...on a long car trip/family vacation...oh the humanity! No green shakes or ice cream for me EVER again.  I also don't do liver. No organ meats, whatsoever, thanks. No clue what a "red" hotdog is. LOL -B

kimbellina1957 said...

THATS FUNNY YOUR DAD TOLD YOU THE CHOKE PART WOULD CHOKE YOU SO HE COULD HAVE THE BEST PART OF IT!! LOL.........
THE STUFF YOU COME UP WITH! I LOVE IT!
KIM.

bigalsbaby03 said...

Lmao , your so right about Liver, U wouldn't get me to touch it with a ten foot pole...My neighbor when I was a kid used to make it once a week... and boy did that house stink, the smell would make me gag...another thing I will not eat and I think smells so rotten is lamb.....ewwwwww....Great entry Dorn!

Mish

jeanno43 said...

lololo you really made me laugh. Thank you

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cneinhorn said...

What is a red hotdog?!  I thought all hotdogs were reddish in color.....I'm with ya on the liver, never ate it, never will.....
~jerseygirl
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sprite1229 said...

Hmm..i hear ya on the ice cream part...i dont eat a lot if it..WHICH is a good thing :D