Don’t Yuck Someone Else’s Yum – #SoCS

The prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “yum.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

I learned a very important phrase this year (one of a handful of good things to come out of a fairly dismal 2021): Don’t Yuck Someone Else’s Yum.

Let me say it again, louder for the folks in back:

Don’t Yuck Someone Else’s Yum.

I’ll start with something simple:

Thursday night and Friday, I went into full insanity baking mode and made (please hold while I count) SIX different kinds of holiday cookies and confections. Occasionally, a child of mine would wander through and try something…

“Ugh, too much lemon!”
“Oatmeal? Oatmeal is disgusting!:”
“I think you did something wrong with this one. Is it burned?

Just…. just get the fuck out of my kitchen. I’ll eat them all myself, ingrates.

Every single recipe I selected is a “yum” for me (don’t worry, some are family favorites, too. I’m not a completely selfish monster).

They are all yums for me because I picked them. I shopped for the ingredients, blended, mixed, stirred, rolled, cooked, and cut what I wanted to have for the holidays this week.

Oh, I also bought a half-gallon of eggnog ($7.99!!!) for myself. Everyone else hates it.

Don’t care.

Don’t yuck my yum.

You don’t have to like it; you don’t have to eat it.

I will.

This post, of course, is about more than Christmas baking…

We all choose how we live our lives:

  • I’m gay and married to a straight woman
  • We practice polyamory – we both have boyfriends
  • My wife’s boyfriend is active in the kink community – she has discovered some things she likes. I don’t share those likes.
  • My boyfriend is spending Christmas with his other boyfriend at that boyfriend’s ex-wife’s home. And the children he and his ex-wife had together…
  • I’m a Christian and find no conflict with any of this.

And everyone is OK with this??!!

You may be horrified. Guess what? DON’T CARE.

I’m OK with it. Those who share my “yum” are OK with it.

You get the idea.

Don’t Yuck My Yum

Y’all probably “yum” some things I find yucky. I try not to tell you. It’s none of my business.

If you aren’t hurting yourself or anyone else, Godspeed.

“Yum” comes down to consent.

The video that follows is especially about consent and “sexual/relationship yums”, but it can apply to anything.

Don’t want the tea? Don’t drink it.
Script – Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess … Animation – Rachel Brian … VO – Graham Wheeler http://rockstardinosaurpirateprincess…

I eat a lot of things you probably have no interest in digesting.

I’ll chew with my mouth shut.

You can do the same. It CAN be done.

#SoCS comes from the website of Linda G. Hill.

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.


  1. I’m glad to know you are a Christian being outside the stereotypes of what some people think Christians are. Diversity with no harm is good. Peace and Blessings to you and your loved ones.

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  2. Thanks for this nice surprise of the prompt. I’m quite familiar with the phrase. Sadly the ones who know the phrase are probably the ones who already know the concept in its various forms. Still, good post. I didn’t feel like writing about cookies, but probably will.

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