No sense of taste

No sense of tasteDid you know that your tongue is picky?  I didn’t.  This diagram should be self explanatory.

Let’s talk about the whole taste thing.  Do you find that things you were forced to eat as a child, you do not like at all as an adult?  I do.  That’s how I feel about american cheese, especially those cheese singles that come wrapped individually in plastic.  Question? What sense of taste is that?  I don’t know, but I could do without that for good.

Now my wife, she is a junk food addict.  I don’t think she can go a day without something sweet or spicy.  Wait. Is spicy a taste?  Well to my wife it is and I guess to someone who can’t take their food too hot .  They would be like, “Aaah, that taste too spicy.”

I’m not a fan of sour things or salty.  Too much salt makes my head hurt anyway.  I don’t know, I like food but I think simple food can be just as extraordinary as something exotic.  Speaking of exotic.  What is umami?  My wife watches the food network and she doesn’t even know.  Maybe she missed that episode.  I guess I can do without that too until I do, and realize what’s missing and it’s that, then I ask for it back.

All in all, imagine not having to penny pinch when going out to eat.  Imagine not feeling like this:

prayer for money for taste

or this  good taste

 

That’s crazy, right.

Now imagine feeding the hungry because you’re financially stable and able and willing to help someone experience the tastes of life.  Well actually, people are experiencing the tastes of life.  Those two photos show the sourness of life. Life is spicy when it’s spontaneous and uncommon and adventurous.  Life is bitter when living in regret and unforgiveness.  No coincidence that the place of bitterness on the tongue is toward the back of the tongue.  You…you know, …

I can’t move forward and not know what umami is

Umami, a savory taste,[1][2][3] is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetsourbitter and salty). A loanword from the Japanese (うま味?), umami can be translated as “pleasant savory taste”.[4] This particular writing was chosen by Professor Kikunae Ikeda from umai (うまい) “delicious” and mi (味) “taste”. The kanji 旨味 are used for a more general sense of a food as delicious.  People taste umami through receptors for glutamate, commonly found in its salt form as the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG).[5] For that reason, scientists consider umami to be distinct from saltiness.

Okay, so I have no idea what they’re saying but maybe you, like me, will understand this:  umami chart                ripe tomatoes are rich in umami components  ripe tomatoes are rich in umami                                                                                                                                                                               components

Does that help?  Oh, I should have done the tongue thing.  Okay so let’s try this

umami- evenly distributed throughout the tongue

umami- evenly distributed throughout the tongue

So if this is what we should take from what umami is, then I guess I can’t do without this.  Not in its entirety anyway.

But going back to what I was saying without being here all day, let’s end with the sweet life.

Life is sweet when you’re not only able to live it up but to be a blessing to someone, enabling them to get a taste of abundance.

The New Millionaire’s Mindset is being a blessing, so somebody does not have to live with no sense of taste.


 

DAILY PROMPT

Picky Tongues
You have to choose one flavor that your sense of taste will no longer be able to distinguish. Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, umami, spicy (not a taste per se, but we’re generous): which one do you choose to lose?

Transitions

Flutter Pulp

Wandering Poet

A Matter of Taste

The Floral Bunny

 

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Chocolate Nuts

Prompt

 

A local ice cream parlor invites you to create a new wacky flavor. It needs to channel the very essence of your personality. What’s in it?


 

Now you know that ain’t right. That’s a set-up for every man.  I mean I could be wrong.  It could just be me. But, eh, let’s do it. I can keep it clean.

Chocolate. Yeah, chocolate ice cream. Dark chocolate.  Not that I’m dark or that I like dark women, but I well enjoy some chocolate ice cream and, uh, let’s go ahead and include some Chunky (candy bar) chunks. Let’s now swirl in some peanut butter. Yeah, we’ll do that. Now cover that with some unsalted cashews and chocolate covered almonds.  Oh yeah. Not done, nope. Add some fudge please. Yeah. And for color, let’s stick a ring of pineapple on top.

Ready to eat?

 

What’s that smell?

grill  I’m not sure of that one smell I associate with summer, but I know a smell that is welcoming.   It’s not uncommon for the smell of one’s cologne to still be noticed in the winter or fall.  Unless someone lives in a bubble, there will always be contact with other individuals.  If they do or do not smell good, one will notice.  The smell of manure is certainly pronounced in spring. But how cool it is to walk along the coast and smell the ocean.  In conjunction with that is the aroma of food that resonates from grills.  It’s so amazing how smells catapult your thoughts and awaken other senses.  But truly, there is no other time that the smell of a grill is as strong.
Seasonal Scents

S’mores, salty ocean breezes, veggie burgers on the grill, sweaty people on the bus — what’s the smell you associate the most with summer?

 

Can’t Blame Jerry

sleepytime

As much as I love my laughs, I do also love productivity.  And getting things done requires more than just know how or resources and such like.

I’ve recently started watching Scandal–yeah I’m late in society’s time but right on time for my course, and I’m noticing one of many things.  The one thing that is relative to what I’m saying, is the ability certain characters have in pulling themselves together and moving forward.  Do you know what it takes to do that?

There is a mental setting and re-setting to deal with rough cases and issues of life and operate sanely anyhow. Pushing oneself day in and day out is no easy plight, not at first anyway.  Yeah, things may get shaky along the way, but that’s where and when the re-setting of one’s psyche comes into play.  How do I do that? Affirmations.  Not the ones of reminding myself of the problems. No. I was created to be a problem solver.  My strength is in my ability to know who and whose I am without shame, doubt or apology.  And though I can never be paid, in this world, what I’m really worth, I encourage myself to act like it’s so.  So not only do I do that but I do much more, late at night when I should be sleeping because I have to get back up in 4 hours.  No matter how tired I am, I make myself watch and/or listen to people that are at where I want to be.

And if all of that isn’t enough, I make sure I check out a bit of CSI or NCIS (both cities) -even if I’ve seen them already- or related shows that often end up watching me.  I move a lot and so every chance I get a moment to view a little tv, mostly On Demand stuff or Netflix, I do.   Besides that I may look at a few clips people send me on social media for laughs; it sets the mind in a ready position by being happy and bubbly, light and free.

So this is my response to the Daily Post and I hope you liked it. Not as funny as you may have thought, sorry.  I’ll have a laugh for you shortly.  Maybe some of my fellow night-owls will have jokes for you:


 

More and more of us go to bed too late because of sleep procrastination. What are the nighttime rituals that keep you up before finally dozing off?

Ami

To Sleep or Not to Sleep

Keyboard Pizza

BarryJack’s Place

Sleeping Habituals

Thoughts

Relax

Serendipity

Thoughts from the Front

 

 

Ssh! Please

Ssh! Please

Daily Prompt: Set for Solstice
Today’s Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). How are you taking advantage of the extra hours of light this time of year? Do you like it, or do you already miss earlier sunsets?

My wife thinks she’s funny, but whatever we’ll go with it.  Millionaires need rest too.  Don’t forget it.  You may be built like a well oiled machine, but even machines can overheat.

Sorry I didn’t give you guys the sound effects, but I think you get the picture.

Where’s your push?

Where's your push?

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/rare-medium/

HUSTLE (verb)
: to quickly move or push (someone) often in a rough way

: to move or work in a quick and energetic way

: to play a sport with a lot of energy and effort

hustle-plan

hustle-dream freehustle-side

It’s crazy how things can be misconstrued. If understanding serves me right, the places we love is all as a result of hustlers. Most of the big money makers were/are hustlers. Like…


Mimi

Journey 2dfuture

Hooray4rae

Hope

Youth of a nation