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How Come The Bad Tastes So Good ?

Updated on March 23, 2016

I Will Have The jumbo Popcorn With Extra Butter Please

Licking my lips long before the first crunch

I shouldn't have

I couldn't resist

I got more bang for my buck

A free refill

More of that mouth watering

Lip smacking buttery delicious goodness

Don't even say it

I deserve this

I don't even want a drink

I want to savor all the flavor

As long as I can

I don't even want to brush my teeth for days

I know you have heard if it is too good to be true it probably is

Well your wrong again

Because what I tell you here and now

Actually happened and just the way I am sayong it

Not need to exaggerate or make up anything

When I say every mouthful tastes better and better

I mean it

I am hooked

You caught me at a weak moment

Now let's forget about all that and get right back to the popcorn

Did I tell you it wasn't possible to put one more kernel in the bag

When I tried to move it slowly one kernel fell

Forget about germs

I scooped it up faster than a twenty on the ground

In my mouth it went

Then as my wife and I shared

I couldn't wait for hand to come out of the bag

I kept thinking

Get in

Get out

That's the way it works

It's not hard

The faster you do it the faster I can do it too

It's a race

To fill our face

Before we even sat down we must of had eight fistfulls

You have got to love the early movie presentation

What they said I couldn't tell you

All I cared about was popcorn

My big mistake

Was going there hungry

I didn't feel much like lunch

I said I would eat later

Well the movie was great

The popcorn was phenomenal

I don't do this ever

O.k. maybe once before

We had our Godchild with us

Then I can't believe she said no butter

What do you mean ?

You can't have popcorn without butter

That has got to be a sin

Right ?

She said it makes her sick

So when the three of us came near the end of the bag

Well when the bag got lighter and you couldn't see it from a distance

I felt my heart pounding and my pupils dilating

I couldn't wait to race up to the counter

Say with confidence and pride

Free refill ???

Asking as if it was a question

When I knew the answer

On the way up here

I repeated it silently to myself

Then I heard the magic words

Butter ?

It did take me a second to hesitate


A little bit guilty but I will get over it

As I sat back in my seat

I said a white lie

The man poured butter on it

I don't think he heard me

Justifing my actions

You probably shouldn't have any more

That was a big popcorn and we don't want you to get sick

I seen her grab a few handfuls

Such little hands

There was so much popcorn to go around

We took home still half a bag

That was a good time too

This time is etched in my brain

LIke an Etcher sketch

Even after you shake really hard to erase

You can see all the markings from before

If held up towards the light


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      DREAM ON 23 months ago

      Nellieanna I look at nature and see so much beauty. Unfortunately in today's society we live farther and farther from God's handy work. We build high rises and pave the streets and sidewalks. Planting grass and plants to look nice. We are so blessed with wild birds and trees that are still untouched. The improvements in the name of technology may be too high a price to pay in the end. Thank you for commenting and adding to life's wonders.

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      Nellieanna Hay 23 months ago from TEXAS

      Yes - the positive take on events that happen makes the difference between being a positive person or one who dwells on and gets entangled in the negatives. Nice to pass along the positive feeling like that grandmother did! Glad you shared that!

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      DREAM ON 23 months ago

      Nellieanna Seeing is believing. There are so many extraordinary people in the world. They are hidden to those you do not look. They are everywhere for those who see. I heard a grandmother talking to her grandson and say your so cute I could just eat you up. I thought it was so cute. What a great feeling to pass along. I think if we tried we could live life more in the positive and it wouldn't hurt so bad. (Lol) What's the worst that can happen you feel Likecyou do now.The best that can happen you feel better than you have ever have been.That's a chance I am willing to take. No matter what the odds. Thank you for a new day. Where I get to open my eyes and think.

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      DREAM ON 23 months ago

      Nellieanna You are a wonderful example of living life to the fullest in both a healthy mind and body. I love to learn and see wonderful things in action. Thank you.

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      Nellieanna Hay 23 months ago from TEXAS

      Yes, honey is such a healthy food in many ways. Protective bees!

      My favorite dry cereal is Shredded Wheat. The old-fashioned biscuits have no sugar or other unhealthy additives. Plain corn flakes are also good. The more the cereal is processed, the more possibility of being less healthy. But cereal and whole grains are very good for us. Beans are, too.

      I'd advise eating the banana by itself before the cereal. Fruit is so nearly digested when it's fresh and raw that if its process through the tummy is delayed by other foods which take much longer to digest, it can lie there and ferment or sour. So eating bananas 30 minutes or so before the other foods is good. Other fruits digest faster than bananas, so may not take all of 30 minutes. Eating fresh fruit after other foods should wait a couple of hours later.

      Lean chicken is very healthy meat. Red meat is not the most healthy meat, though really lean meat is always better for us than fatty, including beef. Method of preparation is important too, and roasting is one of the best methods. But I keep my beef consumption down, though I do love roast beef. It was always one of my best cooking dishes. I've been good at pork roasts and chops, too, but I almost never eat pork, and have sausage just occasionally because it's so good with cabbage or greens. I like whole-grain pasta best, as well as rice.

      Great that you have a good sleep and exercise regimen! I'm so proud of you for not having to take medicines. All the foreign chemicals a person puts in the body have to be processed and tolerated by our bodes. If we don't need those things, all the better and if we do our overall health program well, we don't need them. I even prefer getting the vitamins and minerals I need from a good variety of fresh foods. Your overall health program is really good! At 51, having a healthy program going is a great start and way to go! I wish people all started earlier to take better care of their health! But all the good adds up!

      My parents were health-aware for people of their generation, born in the early 1890s when things were different. They always used lots off fresh produce, good whole grain foods, and used healthy preparation of foods - - and we never 'ate out'! haha. But Daddy loved beef fat & rich gravies. He was German and loved his cheeses and butter. He never had a weight issue because he worked it all off, but then he suffered early heart attacks. So the effects of fat and cholesterol are pretty inevitable, whether or not people are aware of them. Mother was border-line diabetic. She had no sense of smell, so her favorite flavor was sweet. She knew to limit it but it was always lurking.

      They both lived into their 80s. Mother was very active, physically and mentally, up till the last. She was an artist and made it a habit to paint something every day. She had many hobbies that kept her busy and she refused to be 'put away', even for brief stays in a hospital. She took care of her own house and visited Daddy in the rest home every single day. He was under medical care for a long time and was pretty much 'out of it' for a number of years, especially after Mother died at 82. She got pneumonia driving across town in a rare snowstorm for their town, to see Daddy. She couldn't scrape off the windshield, so she rolled down the window and stuck her head out to see to drive. It wasn't too long before she got the pneumonia. She'd always had a tendency toward asthma. Said herself that she'd never have made it if they hadn't moved to Texas and had stayed up north. He lived to 86.

      Anyway, definitely really good health is an overall body-mind benefit. Our minds need good nourishment, along with the rest of our bodies and organs! The reason I use some coconut oil is that it's been shown to help prevent dementia and alzheimer's. I don't have any signs of those, but that islikely because of my long-term health habits.

      I get sleep in spurts these days, but I make sure to get at least 5 or so hours stretched out in bed. But I sometimes fall asleep sitting at the computer too and get the extra hours of sleep. haha. I've read that our species originally didn't sleep 8 hours at a time, but slept some hours, got up and did things and then slept some more. But our modern way of life doesn't favor that kind of sleep schedule, usually.

      I take care of a 2-story house so am up and down stairs several times a day. I do all my own shopping & package & set up my produce to last well. I learned that from spending lengthy time at the ranch with few trips into town to shop. I do my own food preparation. I make it a point to be up and moving frequently and do a few limbering exercises every day. I LOVE to walk and am a very fast walker. But I can't walk on concrete much due to a vein problem I've had since I was 24. So I must avoid walking on sidewalks. I've done my best walking on country roads or on the indoor track at the gym. But I'm not in the country too much now and don't currently go to the gym. So I walk around the house, 'walk in place' and have thought about getting a treadmill. Sometimes we have to work with the realities. And those change with the passing years, it seems.

      Being aware and preparing, as you do, is the secret!

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      DREAM ON 23 months ago

      Nellieanna I really loved your healthy routine. What a really good way to stay healthy. I have learned if you have a teaspoon of local grown honey a day it does wonders for your body and helps fight allergies. I start almost every day with cereal and a banana. usually Cheerios , Corn Flakes, Oats and Honey, Shredded Wheat. Usually a store brand which costs less and tastes almost as good as a name brand. Eggs two times a week and take a multi vitamin daily. I love a good garden salad every day. For the past thirty years I have also eaten roast beef four times a week. chicken,pasta sausages,pork chops the rest of the time.I am a fruit lover and have at least two pieces. From morning to night I am always drinking water. I take no medicines and because I am on my feet eight hours a day minimum at work I always keep moving. Doctors say walking is a very good for you and I am lucky to combine it with work. On the average I get about 6 hours of sleep a night. I try to squeeze in a cat nap whenever time allows. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. At the age of 51 I still have along way to go. Having insight to your good eating habits is a wonderful way to live healthy and have the energy to do all the things you want. Thank you so much.

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      Nellieanna Hay 24 months ago from TEXAS

      Yes, I love those moments of nature which come and go so quickly. But that just makes the moments more precious. It's currently bright and sunny, coolish. But we're due for another storm system by the middle of the week. I admit that I stay our of the way of storms and all that. But gentle rain is nice.

      I love munching crisp raw veggies like celery and carrots. Love nuts. Also like dried fruit, like raisins and dried apricots. But I avoid eating any kind of fruit with other foods, to allow them to digest fast as they do. Other foods can slow them down and that can cause tummy aches.

      My daily food routine is pretty simple so I get a good variety, starting with a cup of warm fresh-squeezed lemonade, then coffee with cream and a big bowl of fresh fruit. I've done this morning fruit routine regularly since 1986. A little later when that has 'gone down', I have either old-fashioned oatmeal with cinnamon & almond milk or toasted extra-whole-multi-grain bread (with seeds and stuff), spread with either soft cheddar cheese, nut butter or coconut oil. I'm addicted to this bread! It's called Dave's Killer Bread. haha. I get it at Sam's. It's not only very healthy but SO delicious! Great fiber.

      Midday, I also make sure to have some more protein food, like plain greek yogurt, cottage cheese or prepared eggs, either scrambled, in a little omelet or boiled. Later for a snack, I might have a moderate serving of real bean, veggie or blue-corn chips and maybe salsa. But I prefer 'real' munchies more than most prepared ones, which usually are high in salt, fat and/or sugar. I read labels and use accordingly.

      For the evening meal I always have a big fresh-veggie salad which I call my 'salad on the hoof' because it's big chunks of fresh veggies like peppers, tomato, cucumber, and avocado on leaf-lettuce leaves, without dressing unless its a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. I usually have a modest helping of lean meat (can be fish, chicken or lean beef) and a generous helping of cooked fresh veggie after that or maybe a soup, stew or chili. My cooked veggies range from spinach and other greens to squash, broccoli. okra, cauliflower, carrots and green beans maybe with red potatoes and onions & garlic. If I make the soup, it's what my George called 'Nellieanna's hot salad' because it's full of fresh veggies, with some cooked chicken in chicken stock, - nothing overcooked. I also eat prepared soups sometimes. I make a good chili occasionally or even have it canned.

      I have a sweet after supper. Trying to get some dark chocolate as part of that since it's healthy in moderation and yummy. But I may have a few cookies (love gingersnaps), even a brownie, sliver of my favorite cake (tiramisu) or gelato - - ONLY occasionally. I am careful about sugar intake, though.

      I agree with you that moderation as the main thing. And if I'm invited out or have a craving for something not on my regular food routine, I enjoy it thoroughly without a moment of regret or guilt. I love Mexican food (born in Del Rio right on the border, of course I do!). I just don't make a habit of eating out or overdo it when I'm there.. I like a glass of sherry with my evening meal on cold weekends or a cold moscato in hot weather.

      I try to get plenty of water in me but need to work on it.

      My food choices are guided by what I know is good for my body which is keeping me healthy well into my golden years! I see my doctor once a year for an annual checkup, get my eyes and teeth checked regularly, get my mammograms, and take NO prescription meds.

      So when I'm shopping for quality foods, I think about the money I'm NOT spending on meds and other big health expenses. If I have any need for the doctor, of course, I go. But the times are VERY few, and then I use the advice well without dragging it out or getting hooked on meds

      I'm still munching my morning fruit. haha.

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      DREAM ON 24 months ago

      Nellieanna I eat celery often. It takes a long time to eat and it fills me up. I also love raisins and peanuts. At night I will have a yogurt better than chips or cheese curls. A little moderation of everything keeps me craving for more. Thank you for sharing so many good ideas and I can't think of a better way to live life. What are some of your favorite snacks ? Another week has just begun. It is starting to rain here. I love the cold refreshing rain against my face and hands. It is like little drops of goodness that only last a second and as much as I try to save the moment they seem to escape right before my eyes. Have a great day.

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      Nellieanna Hay 24 months ago from TEXAS

      Dream On - Good that you know how to limit your appetite, especially for less healthy treats and especially right before bed, when food lies in your tummy, digesting much too slowly. Sometimes it's almost satisfying just to remember the tastes and flavors and to remember that the actual food would be gone in almost the same amount of time it takes to enjoy merely thinking about it! And then one's health and, probably, one's longevity is benefitted, too. LOL

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      DREAM ON 24 months ago

      Shanmarie I am so glad you are still writing. I will ask a few more questions and read a few of your hubs soon. Have a wonderful Easter and a happy weekend. Nellieanna Your thoughts and your comments brought back lots of good memories. It does take a lot of time transferring your old stories to hubs. You have some of the prettiest pictures. Thank you for having fun with the little things in life. Flourish Anyway Isn't amazing how you can't stop eating popcorn. I love the smell and before long I hear the voice in my head Step Away From The Counter.... It looks so good. Maybe next time. We can't always have what we want. Thank you for reading and leaving Popcorn on my brain right before bed.(lol)

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      FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

      Movie popcorn is the BEST! I like it even better when you "layer" the butter -- get a big tub and half way through have them but butter then fill the rest and do it again. Terrible habit. Your poem makes me want to go to the movies just for the popcorn!

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      Nellieanna Hay 24 months ago from TEXAS

      Yes, it did all end wonderfully, Dream On! Thanks for letting me know what happened. As always, you're a bright and clear light!

      You have a wonderful weekend, too! Mine will be peaceful.

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      shanmarie 24 months ago

      I remember when you first found my work here. A couple years ago. You read several hubs and asked questions. LOL. It was a pleasant surprise, actually. I enjoy the interaction with writers here. I don't expect to use HP to make a ton of money, though pocket change isn't so bad either. Hahaha

      Anyway, thanks. My mouth gets me into quite a bit if trouble sometimes. Not that I try to be mean, rude, or disrespectful. I just speak my mind in ways that others aren't sure how to interpret. It happens mostly in writing because there is only our own mind interpreting what we read and no voice inflection or tone to go along with it, No facial expressions or body language. I've been called aggressive on more than one occasion when I felt no such thing, just being direct. Things like that. So I try more often now to not seem that way.

      I like the.different views too. One of mine recently had me laughing, "You, You, Me". The interpretations were so varied. It was as if I wrote with multiple personalities or something. That's the fun of trying new things, though.

      You have a great weekend too. Happy Easter#

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      DREAM ON 24 months ago

      Shanmarie I love when you share and offer help. I think more people should be that way. You are not hurting or causing trouble you are giving and that is such a beautiful thing. I always want all my readers to be honest and tell me how they feel even if it's different than what I believe. I will admit when I'm wrong and try a different way. I think I don't get to read the comments until later in the day. Sometimes I'm working, in the yard or reading. If I go to the hub and approve I have to comment right away. I reread my hub first and spend sometimes a half an hour on one comment. I try to give a comment that is more personal. I want people to see the writer. I want them to see my words come to life and leap off the page. I love writers who have that gift. The only way I can acquire that skill is to practice all the time. Thank you for reading my hubs and all the comments. I do the same thing when I go any hub.I love the way readers see different views than I see. So posting even a small comment can take along time when someone has over a hundred comments. I wouldn't change it. It does take time and sometimes we are short on time. I am not the fastest reader so it can take me awhile. I always try to tell you and other hubbers how appreciative I am. Have a good day and an awesome weekend.

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      shanmarie 24 months ago

      None of my business, but I came back to see your Rey to me and also saw your comment to Nellieanna. Just thought I'd mention, I noticed that if I use the feature you mention to reply to comments on my hubs, replies disappear. However, if I go directly to the hub itself to approve and reply, they seem to stay without any issues.

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      DREAM ON 24 months ago

      Nellieanna There are times my hubs go without any posts and get taken down. To me even the same post means I am listening to you and I am thrilled that you found the time to comment. I know how hard it is to write, comment, read other hubs and comment. We all have busy lives and to make time for Hubpages writers is not always easy but means the world to me. It shows how important Hubbers are and what a wonderful family. Thank you so much. I wish I could of posted earlier to prevent the confusion. Problem solved. I think it still ended wonderfully. Have a wonderful weekend.

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      DREAM ON 24 months ago

      Nellieanna I love all your comments. I have it set up when I post my comments I can accept any comments at the same time. This is so if people are rude and vulgar we can deny their comments if we wish. It was so sweet of you to go through all the trouble of reposting to make sure I received your comments. As you know all my hubs come from my heart. They never intend to harm or make anyone feel uncomfortable. There is enough sadness in the world already. My thoughts some time scattered but always original. Trying to bring one more smile and with that smile we can have many more. Thank you so much for reading and caring.

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      Nellieanna Hay 24 months ago from TEXAS

      Hm-m-m-m. Now you've stirred my appetite for some hot buttery popcorn! haha. :P Slurp. Oink.

      But the only time I have it is when the bank offers it on Fridays when people come in that day to transact business. It's almost worth waiting for Friday to go in!

      If I pop it at home, I skip the butter. Sigh. Popcorn itself is healthy if your system is up to it and it does taste divine!

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      Nellieanna Hay 24 months ago from TEXAS

      Hm-m-m-m. Now you've stirred my appetite for some hot buttery popcorn! haha. :P Slurp. Oink.

      But the only time I have it is when the bank offers it on Fridays when people come in that day to transact business. It's almost worth waiting for Friday to go in!

      If I pop it at home, I skip the butter. Sigh. Popcorn itself is healthy if your system is up to it and it does taste divine!

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      DREAM ON 24 months ago

      shanmarie Nobody is perfect. To admit our faults is a step in the right direction. I do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. If they could only taste like hot buttered popcorn I am sure I would eat a lot more. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a wonderful day.

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      shanmarie 24 months ago

      Naughty white liar. LOL. Movie popcorn is really that good, though.c But I feel guilty for even a white lie, unless it's for a pleasant surprise, then maybe not as much.