So I thought why not make it into a post and switch up my Friday Favorites post a little... This week I will be sharing a list of some things that are NOT my jam (but that 'everyone' seems to love). I hope by the end of reading this you do not think less of me as a person, but that we can embrace one another's differences... And, shoot, with me not liking something, that just means there is more of it for YOU, so maybe you should be thanking me ;)
I know, I know, as soon as there is a hint of fall in the air everything seems to change over to PUMPKIN! And I have to say publicly, it is NOT my jam! I think it started because I have a texture "thing". So, back in the day, when you would see pumpkin flavoring it was in the form of a pumpkin pie. Well, let's just say that the mushy, gushy texture was something I wanted NO part in. I think that aversion stuck in my head to make me believe that I not only disliked the ooey, gooey texture of pumpkin pie, but I wanted nothing to do with pumpkin flavor in general.
Which leads me to my next dislike (because where there is pumpkin, pumpkin spiced lattes tend to follow), coffee. I think I have mentioned this before, but in case you are new to these parts or just don't remember, coffee was never something we had in our house growing up. My dad would take two Pepsi's with him to work in the morning. I would wake up for my 7:30am college classes with a 20 ounce of Diet Mountain Dew. I have never 'acquired' the taste (or even the smell) for the drink. Since giving up pop (soda for all you non-Michiganders), I usually just stick to good ol' H2O. I'm sort of glad I no longer feen for the caffeine because I don't know that I want to give myself over to the dark side and have to gulp down that bitter stuff you all crave and talk so fondly of. (And just in case you were wondering, I don't like tea either...)
And while we are on the topic of beverages, let's just be completely transparent... Beer reminds me of pee. There, I said it. And, NO, I have never drunk pee before, but if I did I think I might have a hard time determining in a blind taste test which cup was beer and which was urine. Beer and wine are two additional beverages that I never acquired the taste for. (I am much more of a hard liquor kind of gal anyway.)
This one takes the cake for a lot of you, especially the ladies... I wouldn't say that I hate chocolate, but I definitely don't prefer it. If I had a choice, I will always pick the fruity, gummy type candies over chocolate. And then, if I "must" have chocolate, it should be 'white' (which, by the way, is white chocolate even a chocolate, it's probably more of a vanilla than anything, right?!) or mixed with another flavor like peanut butter (because peanut butter) or mint. But overall I don't have a super sweet tooth (unlike my hubby who is like a humming bird and feens for the sugary stuff 24/7).
Okay, so now that I've let the cat out of the bag (oh, and don't get me started on cats), have your opinions of me changed? I sure hope not, but at least now you know what you are getting into when claiming me as a friend ;)
What is something that everyone else seems to like and you can't stomach?