*Just For Fun*

Over the years, I’ve developed strong likes and dislikes.

Some may even call them irrational. You decide:

Ten things I LOVE

-followed by-

Ten things I HATE 

LOVE: Thunderstorms
HATE: Strong wind

LOVE: The sound of a cat’s purr
HATE: Chihuahuas

LOVE: Ice cream
HATE: Anne Hathaway

LOVE: Having my hair played with
HATE: Duck-butt haircuts (especially on women who look like they’re overly peppy in the morning)

LOVE: Spicy food
HATE: When people sing along with music in public, like in the grocery store. (Stop it. It’s not karaoke night)

LOVE: The Beach
HATE: Parades and musicals. (I know, I’m an asshole)

LOVE: Traveling (not packing or planning, but the travel part)
HATE: The word panties

LOVE: Laughing. Hard. Like pee-in-your-pants hard
HATE: Perfume and cologne

LOVE: Going to the movies
HATE: Episodes where sitcom families go on trips together

LOVE: Being swept away in a good book
HATE: Pop-ins. Freakin’ call first

Do any of these ring true for you, too? What are some things you irrationally love or hate?

192 comments

    1. Is this your theme, too? If it is, i promise I had no idea. Although, I have to admit, I would love having Twinkie blog designs with one if my sister wives. *blows kiss*

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      1. Haha! Well I’m never first so this was kind of awesome. You know, the whole time zone thing usually screws it up for me.

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    1. YES! Donna, you so get it! I’m embarrassed for the people singing cuz they are very sincere and they think they sound good. It’s obnoxious. Can’t you wait till you get in your car like everyone else?? GAH

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  1. IL: Being first, which I would have been if it weren’t for my
    IH: iPhone that has a mind of its own when it comes to commenting on blogs! Grrrrrr!!!!!

    What’s wrong with the word “panties?” I’m going to work that into every conversation I can now.

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          1. You think that Beth maybe sometimes makes something completely up, just to see who was paying attention?

            I feel like there’s maybe a small chance we all just won a bajillion points…

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      1. That very short cut women over 40 get a lot. (Mostly but I’ve seen it on younger women). The back is very short and all layered. Exactly like a duck butt. It’s so stupid it hurts me in my soul.

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      1. Thank you! Sometimes a good song comes over the muzak (I know, right?) and we just have to give in.

        So far I think Canned Vegetables is our most frequent dancing aisle.

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        1. I dance in grocery aisles!

          I had it in my 21 things post. I love to dance. And if a good song comes on, even if I’m in a supermarket, I’ll groove to it. I take it where I can get it!

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  2. I think we might actually be the same person, except for the fact that I have no strong feelings on Chihuahuas. I even just now tried to consciously feel something, but nothing came.

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    1. That’s good, Claire. A strong feeling towards chihuahuas would mean you’ve been around asshole ones. You don’t want to be around asshole chihuahuas. You would develope a strong feeling towards them in about 4 minutes.

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  3. Haha, I hate chihuahuas! OMG, I spelled that right the first time! I’m undecided on elephants because one grabbed me pretty roughly one time and scared the piss out of me. Jerk. IL Samara and Beth too!!! Carry on.

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    1. The elephant was probably being sadly mistreated, or caged, or whatever else bullshit happens when they’re in captivity. I’d be a cranky asshole too. And I 100% irrationally love me some Don. But you know this. 🙂

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  4. We are so similar. In fact, mine are the same, except for the perfume one. I love fragrance, but only if it’s a good one, and not too much. This isn’t a department story beauty aisle, folks.

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    1. If I can’t smell it sitting next to you in a movie theater, then I’m fine. It should be something someone gets a hint of when they hug you (or more). I’m hyper-sensitive to it – they trigger migraines for me.

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  5. Yes! So many of your “IH”s ring bajillion bells for me. Last month while waiting in the neverending security lineup at airport the man behind me kept humming. It was a random tune, going nowhere. So happy when we got put in different lines. Then he ended up 2 rows back on same flight! Poor lady beside him. I could hear him periodically. Honestly – could he not hear himself?

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    1. I think you either love her or hate her. And you know where I stand. So glad I’m not the only one! I think there’s even a Hathhater website. She really rubs people the wrong way. She strikes me as incredibly fake. Her acceptance speech for her Oscar a year or so ago sealed the deal for me. I can’t even stand the sight of her. Which is completely irrational as shit! I’ve never met her…….

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  6. Awesome list. I HATE parades too, because they’re SO BORING! Even the St. Paddy’s parade, which is just a drunk fest. It’s more fun to watch it on TV, INSIDE an Irish bar!

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  7. I think every woman hates bras. For me, the only thing I love about them is that it actually kinda-sorta makes it look like I have tits. Optical illusions for the win.

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    1. I can understand that, but as a woman with an overflowing bounty, bras are torture devices! If it were possible, I would gladly give some of mine away to those who’d like more. GLADLY.

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  8. What’s wrong with the wind? I know it can be annoying and give you bad hair and earache, but when it’s whipping around and tugging your clothes and you have to lean into it to walk, there’s always the slightest idea that you might just be swept up into the sky and FLY IN IT! So I lean in, and spread my arms to embrace it, and whoop and holler because it MIGHT BE MAGIC!

    Hates (first, so I can end on a positive): Rain. the song Love Shack: smelly people (seriously it’s SO NOT HARD TO WASH!!!): having my shoulders massaged: Being cold

    Loves: Hot, buttered toast with strawberry jam: BOOKS: the feel of sunshine warming my skin: Naps: Hugs with Niece and Neff: having my back scratched: MUSIC – so many kinds, too many to list: Original art.

    And yeah, I sing in the supermarket sometimes. But I also push the trolley really fast and ride on it. It depends on my mood. I’ve also been known to dance.

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          1. *snorks with laughter*

            Okay, so I might be getting a haircut tomorrow and now I’m worried I’m gonna get the wrong one…

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  9. I also hate panties. I also hate bras. Let me take them off you. 😉

    I hate chihuahuas. Little yippy rats.

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    1. You’re a naughty boy, aren’t you? ME LIKEY.

      and yes, I figure if the dog is small enough to fit in a purse…..NO. That’s a rat, not a dog. (I realize I’m such an asshole)

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  10. ha the one about panties made me giggle. not sure why that is lol. I love Ethiopian food too, I used to live in London, UK and eat in an amazing restaurant there. The plate was part of the meal!

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  11. OMG, I am so SAD that you hate some things that I love. I LOVE wind (unless it’s super cold), and I love to sing in the grocery store. Dance, too. And you’re one of those Hathahaters, huh? I don’t love the woman, but I don’t understand the hate either. My sister feels the same way. You know what else I love? Saying the word “panties” around people who don’t like it. Panties, panties, panties. I call them that in real life, too.
    But it least we have Ethiopian food, laughing hard (but who doesn’t), trails (fo’ sho’, girl!), and margaritas (frozen, no salt is for sissies). And trees. We’re in the “We’re The Ones Who REALLY Love Trees” Club.

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    1. (Sarah, reading this just reminds me how excited you were to say “panties” a bajillion times on the VC *giggling at the memory*)

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  12. OMG so many HELL YES things here! I hate it when people show up unannounced. Forget it–I won’t answer the damn door. I also hate bras— I only wear soft sports bras now around the house but if I go out somewhere nice, THEN I suffer through a torturous (but sexy) push-up bra. And the word “panties” makes me cringe—especially when I hear that stupid woman’s voice doing the VS commercials!!!!

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    1. I LIVE in my “house bra” (soft sports bra) unless (like you) I absolutely cannot get away with it. And I’m so excited to hear someone else who cringes at the word panties. EW. I don’t even like to type it.

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  13. I’m with you on the thunder storms, mountain trails, pop-ins and cats’ purrs. Also hate the wind.

    However, I rather like the word ‘panties’ – not sure why??

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  14. Love thunderstorms and the wind. Unless its cold wind, then it bites. I love Adam (but yes, you can have him) and I feel no way at all about Anne Hathaway really. LOVE the hair thing, HATE the bra thing. Totally with you on the laughing but I am a perfume-a-holic. I have lots and wear it almost every day. Something about perfume and earrings. Makes me feel prettier. I know, weird. What I don’t love is an assload of it and if it’s really strong. That is awful. I’ve never had Ethiopian food and now I’m intrigued and will need to try it. As for pop-ins….yeah. Just don’t do it. I’m the maniac madly signaling my kids to stay away from the glass front door and be really quiet. Hate that.
    What do I love? Your new look here….very nice 🙂

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    1. haha I had to read my husband the part of your comment about being the maniac signaling your kids away from the front window!!! That’s SO ME. Jim can’t understand it. He just shakes his head.

      Honestly, if someone’s perfume isn’t offensive to me from a few feet away, I don’t care if someone is wearing a little. But some perfume is very strong and triggers headaches for many people.

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          1. So I googled images to see why scissors wouldn’t work and discovered I misunderstood. I thought duck-butt hair flipped out in the back — ideal for scissors. But it seems to be something else altogether — isn’t it just short-hair? What if I have it — my hair’s damn short!

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            1. No, I’ve seen your hair – that’s NOT a duck butt! You’re hair is bad-ass. Kate Goslin had a duck-butt (from jon and kate plus eight) for years. It was AWFUL. See if this link helps. Otherwise just google Kate Goslin’s bad hair do’s. Duck butts are very short and spike up in the back, like a ducks ass. The front and sides are longer.

              http://www.google.com/imgres?imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbettyconfidential.com%2F2013-11-7-celebrities-beauty-jennifer-lawrences-new-haircut-broke-the-internet-yesterday-pixie-hunger-games-catching-fire-kate-gosselin%2F&tbnid=Zbx5MHVHXEA0iM:&docid=B16tqCDeKMaj7M&h=391&w=400

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  15. Love thunderstorms, the more violent the better. 🙂 Hate perfume too, allergies. Don’t like the wind, if it was just once in a while fine, not all the time. Anne who? Also, hate pop ins! Call all ready!!

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        1. You know what I’ve found? It doesn’t teach them! They keep on doing it because they’re genuinely oblivious. I’ve had to actually tell pop-inners to please call in advance. It’s stunning to me that some humans don’t know how to exist in society without being told what to do! GAH

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    1. You love her? You don’t find her fake? Did you see her Oscar acceptance last year? *hurl*
      Okay, not going to try and talk you into being annoyed by her. I guess people either love or hate her. That’s cool with me! Different strokes for different folks, amirite? 🙂

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  16. Love this list! IH perfume too. I hate getting perfumed/cologned hugs. And I was very on the verge of hating my husband when he wore cologne when I was pregnant. I swear I could smell it through the medicine cabinet. YEARS later, I said, “You smell good, what’s that you’re wearing?” He glared at me, “It’s the cologne you hated when you were pregnant.” LOL that was pretty funny. He was still mad at me for my IH.

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    1. hahaha I read this out loud to my husband, Kenya. So funny! And OMG perfume/cologne hugs are the worst cuz then it’s stuck on you all damn day! NASTY. I’ll get a headache fer sher.

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  17. This was awesome, Beth. I like the rain, no winds. Breeze is ok. Thunderstorms, yes as long as they are not knocking the shingles off the roof loud. A girl running her fingernails lightly across my scalp….talk about purring. Sends me over the edge. Panties, huh? I will file that and Rosemary away 🙂

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  18. Hmm…I seem to like a couple of things that you hate: wind and singing in the grocery store (If they didn’t want me to sing, they wouldn’t play the top 40 hits from the 80s), I do like cats and am not a fan of the other, so we’re good there. Let’s just not go grocery shopping together on a windy day.

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    1. I love a nice breeze. I just like the kind of wind where you can’t open your frickin’ car door, and you hair blows to shit. But, yeah. Maybe we should avoid the grocery store together. I also irrationally hate all 80’s music. haha! Seriously!

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  19. I love laughing.

    There’s nothing better, except maybe having a margarita with Adam Levine while he plays with my hair during a thunderstorm?

    I also don’t care for panties. I’m okay with the word, it’s the apparel I find annoying.

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  20. I was about to respond this morning and then, well, kids.

    I LOVED your last IR – pop-ins. Never understood the frame of mind that thinks that’s okay. We had this one friend who did it a few times when we first bought our house – her logic was that “now that you own a home you should expect this.” What?! No. Now that I own a home I should expect people to try and sell me water heater contracts. You? Please call first. Or don’t get embarrassed when you interrupt naked Thursdays. Just sayin’.

    Ah yeah yeah on the bras too!

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    1. Oh yeah, a lot of people hate Angelina Jolie. If I had to list celebrities I dislike, she’d come in 2nd fer sher.

      Did you know “moist” was voted the most unliked word in the entire English language? For real!

      Moist panties. *shudder* I just dry-heaved.

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  21. IL # 7. Ha..

    IH panties IN trees. Unless, of course, they’re mine. . ‘Cause that means I got lucky, and…we all know that the entire world benefits from my having sex. Just ask…anyone. And on Anne Hathaway. Guh! I think she’s way too “old money” rich for me to like. Ya know?

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  22. I don’t know what’s funner! Reading Bethie’s post or reading her comments! lmao. Great post Beth & very neat idea. Your so randomly cool it hurts! Now for the IL/IH
    Panties…check!
    Spontaneous-Store Singers…check! Are you really that desperate for attention? Chihuahuas…I’d like to sick a bulldog on them! Cats rule!!
    And last but not least, Hell freaking yeah!! Anne Hathaway sucks big time!! I’ve hated her for quiet some time as she reminds me of a girl that used to snob me in high school! And sorry but Michelle Pfiefer rules as Cat Woman! 😉 Great post Bethie sharing now!

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  23. Un-befu**inglievable!!! I did not just forget to give a shout out & hell yeah to you for Adam Levine? Did I? Okay, let’s pretend I didn’t and say I did, I do…like you…love Adam Levine! 😉

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  24. I hate bras! When I was flat chested I used to wish I had at least a B cup. But I could go without a bra, even at work, and nobody would notice or care. And now I am, well, considerably larger than a B cup. I still go without a bra sometimes. But if I leave the house it is this huge scandal. I wasn’t born wearing a bra, you know! I hate them so so much.

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    1. They. Are. Torture. Period.

      I would do anything (almost) to be able to leave the house without a bra. You know how some people are born feeling like they were supposed to be the other gender? Well, that’s not me, I’m all woman, but I was supposed to be born with the DNA for small breasts. I’m sure of it.

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  25. Yep, I’ll be stealing this whole post idea! After I saw it on Samara’s I was like “yes, must do, want.”
    I agree on pretty much everything except the perfume one…. bras are the worst, storms are the best, but I’ve never seen anyone sing in the grocery store? Maybe I’m not aware. Maybe I’m not self-aware and I’m the one singing? Oh God…

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    1. Well Aussa, now I can’t steal it and will have to do something completely different. Like maybe a post on “10 Things I’m Indifferent Towards” or “10 Things That Inexplicably Turn Me On In a Really Awkward Way”

      Number one would be Cirque de Soleil.

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      1. Wait, Circue de Soleil turns you on in an awkward way? LOL I love it!! You must do that post! I was trying to think what inexplicably turns me on in an awkward way ever since I read this……

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          1. Hahahaha well, I do my best. Talk to the Boyfran. He knows my grumpiness well. I like to announce “I’m grumpy!” and the shuffle around, kind of leaning backwards and dragging my feet.

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