SoCS — Yum!

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has given us the word “yum” and asked us to use it any way we’d like.

The first thing I thought about was “Yummy Yummy Yummy,” a dreadful bit of bubblegum music from 1968 recorded by a group called Ohio Express.

I’m sorry that you had to listen to that. With that unpleasantness out of the way, let’s move on.

The formal definition of the word “yum” is that it’s an utterance “used to express pleasure at eating, or at the prospect of eating, a particular food.” And that made me think about Ben & Jerry’s Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice cream, my favorite flavor of ice cream.

Unfortunately, the sad truth is that, since I had ear surgery to remove a growth in my middle ear back at the end of 2019, I have lost my sense of taste. So these days, with literally no sense of taste, I’m not deriving much pleasure from eating food. Because without a sense of taste, everything I eat — and eat I must in order to stay alive — is fairly tasteless. Hence, I don’t often say — or feel — “yum” anymore.

24 thoughts on “SoCS — Yum!

  1. Sadje December 25, 2021 / 3:27 am

    Aww, that’s sad my friend

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    • Fandango December 25, 2021 / 8:00 am

      I warned you!


  2. Marleen December 25, 2021 / 6:02 am

    Well, darn.

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong December 25, 2021 / 11:48 am

    That is a pity. Any chance your taste buds will rekindle or is this a permanent condition?

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    • Fandango December 25, 2021 / 10:37 pm

      The medical literature said that about ten percent of those who have the kind of surgery I had suffer a temporary loss of taste that can last for anywhere from a few weeks to four months. It said that for only one percent the loss is permanent. So, since it’s been 24 months since I had the surgery, I guess I’m a one percenter.


  4. leigha66 December 25, 2021 / 12:27 pm

    I remember that song, so forgive me for not pressing play.

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  5. donmatthewspoetry December 25, 2021 / 2:46 pm

    i like yummy yummy yummy……Have I got a hearing problem?

    I’ve never met anyone who has lost their sense of taste. Part of the joy of living is being able to taste and enjoy different foods…. .

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    • Fandango December 25, 2021 / 10:46 pm

      “Part of the joy of living is being able to taste and enjoy different foods.” Yes, I know. And I used to take my sense of taste for granted.


      • donmatthewspoetry December 26, 2021 / 12:11 am

        And why wouldn’t you take your sense of taste for granted? It’s not a thing people often lose. Generally though, too many things in life we take for granted…..

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  6. Laura December 25, 2021 / 8:35 pm

    I am so very sorry you’ve lost your yum. I adored Americone Dream but wasn’t able to eat it anymore once I gave up gluten. I surely do miss it!

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  7. revivedwriter December 25, 2021 / 8:39 pm

    That’s unfortunate that you can’t taste your favorite ice cream anymore. 😦 I did smile when you brought it up, though. You’ve mentioned that ice cream several times before.

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    • Fandango December 25, 2021 / 10:52 pm

      I still eat it, even though it doesn’t have much taste to me. But it’s cold and crunchy and creamy.


  8. bushboy December 25, 2021 / 9:52 pm

    My eldest doesn’t have the best sense of smell and her taste buds don’t work as well either. I am glad you chose the best of Bubblegum music. I liked it better than disco 😂

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  9. J-Dub December 26, 2021 / 7:58 am

    I went there too! Saccharine sweet. Yummy

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    • Fandango December 26, 2021 / 11:04 am

      Yeah, I saw. A natural song to go to for the prompt.

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  10. Carol anne February 13, 2022 / 10:37 am

    awe! That sucks fandango! That you cant taste food any more! I’d hate that! ❤

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