Love It or Leave It

Time for a little game of Love It or Leave It

I’ll start with my Leave It’s:

1. Rainy Weather.  I live in San Diego for a reason: It’s usually sunny!  I would love 78F and sunny year round, and no, I wouldn’t miss the change of seasons.  The past 36 hours we’ve had cold, rainy, dreary weather.  The kind of weather that I could see my breath when I was running outside.  One singular day of that kind of weather is all the “season changing” I need.

Let’s get back to the regularly scheduled programming of this, please.


2. Celery.  It overpowers everything.   I’ve tried to juice with celery and it makes everything taste like I’m drinking celery.  It’s so pungent and strong for my tastes.

The only way I can sort of tolerate it raw is ants on a log style doused in peanut butter and with raisins.   But just plain celery sticks, leave it.  Not to mention the stringy nature.  Nope, not for me.

3. Tailgating.  Annoying and it can be dangerous when it’s raining.   Follow closely is different than tailgating (I think most of California follows closely).  But I reserve the word tailgaiting for those drivers who could probably read your VIN number or tell if you have a zit they’re so up your trunk.

4. Garlic.  No, I hate it.  Same with celery; it overpowers everything.  I am somewhat intolerant to it, also.  I get itchy, rashy, and nauseous from it.

5. Whistling.  Leave it goes to whistling.  Or humming.  Or loud chewing sounds.

Love It’s:

1. Coffee.  Love it and it tastes even better when it’s cold and dreary out.

And it tastes even better yet when it’s a weekend morning and it’s cold and dreary out.   Full permission to go into coffee overload mode given those circumstances.  Jitters and all.

Time to make (another) one of these

2. Reality TV.  Some of my favorite shows are reality tv.  Okay, most anything I watch is reality tv or the Food Network.  The Real Housewives, Kendra, The Kardashians, Top Chef, Millionaire Matchmaker.  Bravo and the E! Channel are my go-to stations.  Trashy, mindless tv is fine in my book.  And when I feel like learning something, I tune into some Alton Brown or watch Ina use a pound of butter in something.

3. Marshmallows.  Love them.

Especially in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars (No Bake)

4. Massages.  Love them.   I’d love one right now.  Nothing beats a massage for me.  Back, feet, shoulders, neck, head and scalp, hands, legs, whatever.  I love feeling like Jello afterwards and all blissed out.  Ahhh.

5. Pumpkin.  I wasn’t a huge lover of it until recently.  I always liked it; this past fall I’ve fallen into pumpkin love.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars (Vegan, GF)

What are your Love It’s or Leave It’s? 

Agree (or not) with any of mine?

P.S. Thanks for the Cookbook Giveaway Entries

Have a great weekend!

42 comments on “Love It or Leave It”

  1. I think we have the same taste in TV. My husband is so not a fan of those shows. He gets as far away as possible whenever I turn on Bravo.

    I love garlic though. Especially roasted!

  2. I LOVE coffee. LOVE it. Celery is all right in soup. Garlic smells good when sauteed with onion and celery, but I don’t like the way it makes me smell if I eat it. Not my favorite to eat it. I LOVE coconut water that has been frozen with cinnamon and vanilla stevia added to it and I LOVE nutritional yeast poured all over my salads and veggies. I also LOVE (not sure why I am all caps on those, but why stop now?) being inside under cozy covers when it is freezing cold outside! :-)

  3. Is there a coffee lovers club I can join? I shouldn’t drink so much, though. They say I’ll grow a second head, or become three stories tall, or turn green, or eat all my friends, or some sombination of all those. I say I’ll take my chances.

  4. I love lists, and I love your love-it/leave it concept. As for me, my big love is San Diego — I was so lucky to be a 49 year resident before my husband’s career moved us south. I miss it every single day — the weather here in Alabama has been a huge adjustment from our sunny skies! Here’s my love it/miss it list for lovely SD: The beach (well, duh) Farmer’s Markets, the hills and canyons, the interesting neighborhoods — Kensington, University Heights, Bankers Hill……the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, Balboa Park, crossing the Coronado Bridge, The I-805 bridge that spans the valley, In’ N Out, Urban Solace, Extraordinary Desserts, Adams Avenue Grill, Kensington Grill, Hash House A Go Go, Heaven Sent, Vagabond, Jacaranda trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus, spanish tile rooftops, tacos, Mt. Soledad, and our home near Mission Trails Regional Park, and the park itself. (We kept our home — my saving grace)!

  5. I love all of those things … except, I don’t know about tailgating, because I have never done it.

  6. Blah I hate how celery gets stuck in my teeth! But I do enjoy eating it anyway.

  7. Love it: massage, mani pedi, yoga, the beach, chocolate chip cookies, Thai food, Bravo
    Leave it: cold weather, commercials, totally agree with celerey, mayo

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