Hello. My Name is Cecelia and I Don’t Like Vegetables {or Plain Water}

Camus said, “A guilty conscious need to confess,” and so, to the surprise of those who know me well, I’d like to get something off my chest.

I don’t like vegetables. I’m not a fan of water–until peach iced tea drops are added as evidenced by the photo below I took at a training earlier today. And I love Hamburger Helper. And Splenda.

I’ve been made aware of the benefits of vegetables. And water. On the flip side, I’m also aware of the detriments of artificial sweeteners. Over the years, I’ve developed a thick skin for strange looks and, likely due to a guilty conscious, continue to purchase vegetables each week at the grocery store of which 80% go bad before we use them.

I will not blame my mother since UioK (Underwear in Our Kitchen) co-author and sister @RamblingChick is actually a vegetarian. I hope that is OK to say publicly. Since vegetables are a good thing I’m pretty sure those who eat them exclusively are celebrated so she’s probably fine with it.

And, what the heck, let’s get it all out on the table. I also don’t like fish or coffee. And the world (I live in) is decidedly a coffee-centric one. At workshops  or conference “coffee offered” is typical but us tea drinkers are never sure if tea bags and hot water will also be provided so we must always schlep our own supply. Incidentally, I am the co-organizer of a conference for online influencers so if you’re attending and are a tea drinker, don’t despair.

Seafood…don’t get me started. Each month a few couples get together for “gourmet club” which is essentially a reason for the six of us to remain connected. If gourmet is at your house, you make the main dish and others bring the app and dessert. We share the recipes which I’ve begun to collect on Pinterest. And for over seven years my poor friends either have to avoid seafood or cool something separate just for me. I’ve tried it over, and over, and over again to no avail. Yuck.


Feeling much better. Your turn to confess…

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  1. Karla says

    I admit I don’t like to read or write. gasp! Tsk tsk! I know. That’s especially bad to admit if I’m a teacher…but I guess that’s why I’m a teacher of mathematics. Give me a theorem to prove or a problem to solve and I’m there. But tell me I have to read an article and it’s like telling me I have to have a tooth pulled…so I’m not quite sure how I’m putting the finishing touches on my dissertation of a mere 200+ pages. I guess it’s because it’s all about math education, which is one of my passions.

    Phew! You’re right…I DO feel better!

    Oh well…off to read 3 articles for a homework assignment. Might get it done before tomorrow’s math training!

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