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Friday, March 09, 2007

Friday 5: Matters of Taste

Rev Gal Blog Pals Friday Five: Matters of Taste

According to Songbird,
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.
I'd hoped today's Friday 5 would give me some fodder for my theology blog, but this one clearly is a matter of testimony, so I'm playing on this far by faith. Here goes my Heretical Friday 5, plus today I'm not exactly following the rules, since three of mine are negative to positive and only two the suggested (or maybe that's "requested") positive to negative:
  1. Coca-Cola - I love Diet Coke, though I don't like the over-sweetness or the calories of regular Coke or even the Passover version made with sugar rather than corn syrup; my late grandmother – with whom I shared many tastes and preferences – detested any Coke product, claiming it tasted "like medicine."
  2. For a generic reverse example, I loathe the color pink, which most women seem to like, either as an icon of being a woman or as whatever. Of course I totally support the Breast Cancer Campaign, but cannot and will not be caught with any of its related paraphernalia or memorabilia or ephemera, since it's all pink.
  3. For another generic reversal, in general I don't care for chocolate; countless times eating any form of chocolate in the evening has caused me to wake up with a migraine the next morning, so I tend to cringe and shudder whenever I see anything chocolate.
  4. Here's another reverse one! Most people seem to love the song "Amazing Grace!!!" As I always explain to people, "No theology and no Christology!" One person rejoined with, "At least a little soteriology..." to which I had to reply, "Disembodied soteriology? There's no such thing!"
  5. Finally ending with a specific positive: I love love love LOVE love Photoshop!!! Carla, my close friend who lives in Tucson, hates it, calls it "a liar" and won't even look at the artistic stuff I do in Photoshop.

6 comments:

Mother Laura said...

Hey Leah! Thanks for posting a mixed bag, which is my plan too. It's hard to come up with five the original way, plus reading and writing a little cranky venting about least favorites is kind of fun.

I loathe Amazing Grace, too--good to find a kindred spirit. Different reasons, though: I don't need to be forced to call myself a wretch, the "wretch" part, I'm creeped out by the misunderstanding of eternal life as endless chronos instead of vital kairos, and above all--it's done to death.

LutheranChik said...

I am so glad to find someone else who doesn't -- gasp -- care for "Amazing Grace," particularly its ubiquitous presence in seemingly every ecumenical or civic-religion public gathering. There must be more of us...maybe we need to form a support group!

Hedwyg said...

LOL - I have never been very fond of Amazing Grace, either. Especially after studying Emily Dickenson, and learning that many of her poems can be sung to either "Yellow Rose of Texas" or "Amazing Grace." Of course, for fun, I sing the latter to the tune of the former, and then could never take it seriously again. :-)

Sally said...

Love this- but no chocolate- really????

Mother Laura said...

Preach it, sisters! I thought I was the only one....

Hedwyg's comment reminds me of the grad school friend who first informed me that Amazing Grace could be sung to the Gilligan's Island theme song!

Kievas said...

Interesting...I will at least agree with you about Photoshop :)