Friday January 9, 2004

Eat your veggies

[ this question courtesy of Past, Present, Future Round 47 ]
PAST: Did you, or did you not, eat your vegetables as a youngster?

PRESENT: What sorts of veggies will and won't you eat nowadays?

FUTURE: Which would you rather end up: Vegetable or mineral? (We're assuming you're currently an animal, here. If otherwise, you should really let us know.)

A bit silly, yes, but at least it's not directly topical for a change!

[Hey, every question can't be deep and insightful!]


PAST: Did you, or did you not, eat your vegetables as a youngster?
I must have. I certainly didn't suddenly decide to eat veggies as an adult. Perhaps when I was very young there were things I occasionally didn't eat. I can remember sharing peas, corn on the cob (and off) and broccoli with my cat (she dearly loved veggies). I have no idea when my preferences were set, although my parents have told me that up until the age of 5, I did eat mushrooms (I have no memories at all of this). Obviously my taste buds underwent a radical change at age 5 :-)

PRESENT: What sorts of veggies will and won't you eat nowadays? I don't eat mushrooms if I can taste them (or see them; why wait for the taste :-). Mushrooms make me nauseous. I don't eat raw (or "rare" carrots) but if they are thoroughly cooked I don't mind them; that bitter taste is gone. Ditto for green bell peppers. I don't eat eggplant (except in baba ganoush) or zucchini (except in zucchini bread or very small pieces and well-cooked, e.g. in soup). I love broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, corn, acorn squash, fresh green beans (or canned, oddly enough), peas (frozen or fresh, never canned), brussels sprouts, red bell peppers and edamame (soybeans).

FUTURE: Which would you rather end up: Vegetable or mineral?
You mean like, do I want to turn into a slime mold or petrify like petrified wood? You mean if I get reincarnated as something "unusual"?
Mineral: Fire Agate

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