Friday, March 09, 2007

Friday Five: Matters of Taste

The Typist here, playing along with Songbird over at RevGalBlogPals:

My mother loved figs.
I only like them in a Newton.
It's all a matter of taste.

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. Getting massages. The Alpha has never had a professional massage, and doesn't really care to try one.

2. Live music. His ears are so sensitive that he has to take earplugs to pretty much any live venue (except church). When I convinced him to see Trout Fishing in America last year, I had a blast while he had a headache. He does enjoy music, as long as he can control the volume on the CD player.

3. Gourmet cheeses. When I buy a bit of extra-special cheese from Whole Paycheck, he pretty much never wants a taste of it. And when he does accept a bite, he's seldom impressed.

4. Beer. Qualifying statement: I pride myself in being a beer snob. I refuse most domestic lagers, even if someone else is paying, because if you can see through it, chances are it's not worth the calories it contains. I've even played with homebrewing, and wound up with a nice little nut-brown ale. The Alpha appreciates a medium-bodied ale for including in his latest chili recipe, but never for drinking.

5. Ribs. I absolutely love a good slab of ribs, but he thinks they're too much trouble. So, he finishes his chopped beef sandwich and spends the rest of his time at the table grinning at me while I gnaw on bones. Thankfully, he thinks it's cute.


Hedwyg said...

Hee hee! I can see that I share some loves with your Typist. Ribs and nut-brown ale sound like heaven to me, especially if preceded by a massage. Mmmmmmm... And I enjoy Trout Fishing in America, too, but had let them fall off my radar - thanks for the reminder! :-)

mompriest said...

massages, oh yes. I have not had a good one in long time. looking for a new play!

Songbird said...

I have one scheduled this afternoon; waiting for a call back to see if she thinks I'm too sick!

Quotidian Grace said...

Massages are great, but it took a long time for me to get up the nerve to try one.

Reverend Dona Quixote said...

mmmm ribs

Sally said...

massages and cheese....oh yes- but not together!

zorra said...

I love ribs, yummmm.
The Scientist is too fastidious to eat them! So like y'all, he finishes his brisket and sausage while I gnaw on the bones!
I'm totally with you on the cheese and the massages--not the beer, though! (It's probably good with ribs, though.)

LutheranChik said...

I heart your favorite things!

Presbyterian Gal said...

Ahhhh the mass-age. I'da put it down, but haven't had one in 3 centuries. Used to get the shiatsu sometimes for the knot nasties. And ribs and beer! What time is the party?

Kievas said...

Live music...excellent!

hipchickmamma said...

sounds like you know how to have a great time!

my mom doesn't ever want to get a massage either. i lucked out, before i knew this i had tried to be a good daughter and bought her one but ended up getting to have it for myself!

congrats on the homebrew success!
great play!