Monday, September 19, 2016

WHAT DO YOU EAT NOW, THAT YOU HATED AS A KID?


When I was a kid, my parents made sure I ate just about every vegetable known to man, and it was the pits!  To their chagrin as I got older, Woolworth's (Cheeseburgers/Fries) or Kentucky Fried Chicken became my favorite restaurants of choice.  As a popular and perky social butterfly, I was very much involved in community activities and clubs, causing me to miss out on dinner in many instances. Of course I also invented all types of excuses to be late. Yay!



I'll never be a vegetarian because cheeseburgers call my name all the time. (Sorry Anna Cade!-lol) Still, these days I enjoy broccoli, collard greens, tomatoes and brussel sprouts to ensure I get those vitamins everyone says you're supposed to have.   I've even been known to eat a nice salad - but it must have some steak or chicken in it, please.  Oops, I almost forgot about my kimchi.  Yes, yes, I love that stuff!

What about you?  Is your diet entirely different now that you're an adult?  Do you crave certain foods?  Do your kids like veggies?


APPLE'S SIRI
The other day I read a really good article about a kid's fascination with Siri, and it was really funny.  As the story unfolded, the mother said, "it's not like Siri is real". Well... Susan Bennett, the very famous and probably very tired by now voice that you hear at Delta Airlines, or even for Coca-Cola ads, walks around the neighborhood just like you and I. And nope, she's not a computer. But she had no idea that her voice would be used as the North American Siri, the voice we all know and hear pretty regularly via the iPhone. In fact, Apple didn't pay her, other than for the initial US text to voice recording that was completed all the way back in 2005.  That's how Apple originally heard her voice.  But sometimes the enunciation of a word or name is not quite right.  Most of us probably live with it, but not Barbara Streisand. Nope - she got irritated enough to call straight to the top to have the way her name is pronounced changed.  Sure enough, during the next update on September 30, Siri will have made that correction. (lol) Despite that, Ms. Bennett does pretty well, but don't ask her to explain exactly how well! (lol)   Did you also know that there are Siri's all around the world? You'll find a different voice in Japan, Australia, China and more! Isn't that neat?!


MYTHS
Remember hearing about all types of myths when you were young, or even now while standing around the water cooler? Well, some of those tales just aren't true.  Here is one that I lived by:

Cramps and Swimming - My mom told me all the time not to eat then swim, but it turns out she didn't have a clue.(lol)  She really should have told me not to drink vodka or any other type of alcohol before jumping in the pool. She also should have passed on that if I was foolish enough to stuff myself, I would get seriously out of breath, rather than getting cramps.  Uh...BIG difference!

MY #1 GAME SHOW
What were you doing in 1972?  If you have been following this blog, you already know that I'm a fan of game shows.  Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Celebrity Name Game and Family Feud are shows that I watch all the time.  If you scrolled through your television today, you may have noticed that the Price is Right is back for it's 45th year, but it's 10 for Drew Carey.  Bob Barker hosted the new and updated version of the game in 1972, but it really started years before that with Bill Cullen.  So technically, the show has been around for 60 years, which is hard to imagine.  But it's still my favorite, and they have the brand new Emmy to prove it!  What's the favorite game on the show?
 PLINKO where you can win up to $50,000 with 5 chips.  After watching for as many years as I have, don't put the chip in the middle of that board dude!  You're almost always going to get a big fat zero!



25 comments:

  1. I ate a lot of stuff as a kid because my mom wanted to make sure that we at least tried new to us foods. I didn't mind vegetables and still don't but back then I didn't like brussel sprouts and now I love them. But my mom wasn't a great cook and would just boil the hell out of them and serve them to us. I saute mine with onions and sometimes pieces of bacon and they are much better. I still don't like liver though.

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    1. That's pretty cool, and very interesting about the brussel sprouts. Yummy, yummy to the bacon addition! (lol)

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  2. Did you know that Siri is a guy's voice in French? I always find that hilarious!
    I think the only thing I really didn't like when I was little was olives, and I love those now :)
    I hope you're having a great week, Ro! *hugs*
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. No, I did not know that, which is very interesting! I don't even remember eating olives when I was a kid (lol), but like you, I love them now for sure! Hope your weekend is totally fab! Hugs...

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  3. My mother was seriously anti-processed food and anti-junk food so of course as soon as I was on my own I basically consisted on Little Debbie Cakes, microwave dinners and all the snack food I could think of. I've evened out a little now but I still love my junk food! On a healthier note I used to hate summer squash and now it's one of my favorite things. Lima beans haven't made the jump to positive though. I don't see myself liking htem anytime soon!

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    1. Kudos to mom for being on the healthy tip, right? We ate healthy on most occasions, but every once in a while, my mom would throw in a TV Dinner for good measure! (lol) Yay to microwaves and Little Debbie Cakes!!!!!No, no, no to squash in any form, but I will eat Lima Beans on occassion. BIG Hugs...

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  4. We didn't grow up eating a lot of vegetable as my step mother wasn't much into cooking... when she did it was just basic vegetables... now I eat lots of colorful peppers, zucchini and broccoli... the more veggies the better... I am at my best when eating them, I feel so much better, it's too bad they are so expensive xox

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    1. I know, right? It seems like all the things we're supposed to be eating and are healthy for us, are out of this world expensive! I often wonder if that's why people don't go back to processed food. Hugs...and Happy Weekend!

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  5. That's fun about Siri. My mom had us try new foods a lot, but I tended to like everything so it was no biggie. I ate better as a kid, but I still do alright with fruits and veggies. :)

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    1. I need to take a page out of your book and continue eating lots more fruit. I can stomach those much more than a ton of veggies! Hugs...RO

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  6. Bwahaha mmmmm veggie cheese burgers. Noms! I might have to make that lunch today! lol Brussels Sprouts are on my list as well! I hated them as a kid. Thankfully my mom didn't make them. Just my at the time aunt-in-law. Now I'm enjoying them! I actually have some in the fridge right now. lol

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    1. After hanging out with you, I bravely tried a veggie burger, and actually enjoyed it. Good think Mom passed on a veggie you didn't like. I like them once in a while but they have to be heavily seasoned. Do we hear a recipe for Brussel Sprouts coming soon? *heh*

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  7. NO--and isn't that awful? I hated veggies as a kid and I still do today. I can't think of much of anything I eat now that I wouldn't have eaten as a kid. I think I eat like a 12-year-old!

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    1. Wow! That's pretty interesting about the no veggies rule. I bet life at your house is super fun! (lol) Hugs...

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  8. I now eat peppers. They're especially delicious when dipped in ranch dressing.

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    1. That's true for me too! I used to pick through peppers and onions when I was young. Uh...I think I have to pass on the ranch dressing, though(lol) Hugs...

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  9. I used to hate eating veggies - all kinds. Things sure are different now. I just totally fact checked Susan Bennett. lol.

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    1. Isn't that really amazing how many things we complained about as kids turns out to be our faves? Hope your weekend is going well! HUGE Hugs...

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  10. When I discovered that you could buy fresh vegetables and cook them in delicious ways (instead of serving them from a can or a frozen bag), I started loving brussel sprouts and asparagus. Yum!

    (Sorry, Mom!)

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    1. LOL! You're so right Dianne! I watch all these cooking shows like Top Chef, Chopped and Master Chef, and get truly amazed at all the delicious recipes for fresh veggies!

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  11. I am a vegetarian and when I became a vegetarian learned myself to eat red bell pepper and they are now one of my favorite veggies. I don't eat meat anymore and some things I didn't like as a kid I do like now and the other way around as well. Although there also things like mushrooms and Brussels sprouts that i still don't like.

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    1. No, to mushrooms for me too, Lola! I just started eating peppers within the past 3 years or so, but picked through them as a child. I wish I could be a vegetarian, but I truly love my cheeseburger way too much! (lol) Hugs...

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  12. Funny about Siri, i use android, so I don't know much about it. hmm, I didn't eat liver and onions then and I won't eat it now. LOL

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    1. I sure got stuck eating it as a kid, too, Kim! (lol) Occasionally, I may eat it, but not very often. Interesting bit of trivia, huh?

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    ANSWER THE POLL and you could receive a prepaid VISA gift card!

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