Things I Dislike

May 24, 2007

Well, this list was actually quite hard to come up with. I like to think it’s because I am a very positive and optimistic person. I was trying to limit the amount of foods that I include here (seeing as how I’m the world’s pickiest eater), but then I just gave in. So let’s go ahead and get all the food products out of the way, shall we?

1) Milk – skim milk in cereal is acceptable, but that’s it. I once tried cereal with water, because I thought it would be great if I could eliminate milk from my diet entirely. But it was disgusting, so the skim milk remains. But I keep a close eye on that expiration date.
2) Peanut butter and peanuts
3) Seafood – I WILL gag. Maybe even vomit.
4) Vegetables – with a very few exceptions.
5) Tea
6) Chicken on the bone
7) Wine – I have sincerely tried to like it. I doubt I ever will.
8 ) Whipped cream
9) White chocolate
10) Cheesecake

OK, I’m limiting myself to ten food products. So! On we go with the rest!

11) Asymmetry
12) Baths – you are sitting in your own filth. That’s all I have to say.
13) Having my car towed
14) Change
15) Roaches
16) Sunburns
17) Moving
18) Chevy Impalas
19) Reckless and/or extremely fast drivers – when I encounter one on the road for some reason all the rage within me bubbles up to the surface.
20) Smoking – it is the leading preventable cause of death. And I am not very good at being around smoke.
21) Snow – good for skiing, and that’s about it.
22) Beeping noises – which I hear ALL DAY LONG at work
23) MySpace
24) Northern accents
25) Yard art – unfortunately my parents are becoming connoisseurs of it. Hi Mom and Dad!
26) Carbonated or flavored water
27) Automatic paper towel dispensers
28) The 800m run – I ran this race in junior high and I was good at it but I despised it. Someone told me once that the three hardest races are the 800m, the 300m (or 400m) hurdles, and the mile. I ran all three of those. In high school we were required to be timed on the 800m for soccer tryouts, and I seriously began getting nervous about it months before.
29) Crowded buses and trains
30) Mullets
31) Clutter
32) Spit/Saliva/Mucus
33) When I can hear people chewing their gum, even if they’re not smacking
34) Migraines
35) The number 9
36) Victoria’s Secret
37) So-called “modern” dance, art, and music
38) Oklahoma – I apologize to you Oklahomans; it is not my intention to offend you. I admit my main experience of Oklahoma comes from driving through it from Texas to Kansas, and the couple of times that I visited Oklahoma City and some random small towns. So maybe there are some better parts of Oklahoma out there, I just don’t know about them right now. And I will say that I like Oklahoma people a lot.
39) Cleaning the bathtub
40) Ties worn by women
41) The far left
42) The far right
43) Politics in general, to be honest. I really try to be more informed and interested. It’s just very hard for me.
44) This mole on my back that I’m worried will one day turn cancerous.
45) Gambling – especially poker; excluding Bingo, which I love.
46) Those big blow-up Christmas decorations which seem to be an epidemic in recent years
47) Waking up to an alarm
48) Really low speed limits
49) The giant crack in my windshield
50) Loud engines

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Comments on Things I Dislike

  1. 1

    From Mom:

    For a person who had a hard time coming up with things she disliked, this list is pretty long! I would like to point out that there is not one single “cutesy” plywood decoration (the true definition of yard art) in our yard, and never will be as long as I have any control over it (unless it’s a nativity scene at Christmas). I prefer to let the plants and flowers and occasional reflective ball do the decorating.

  2. 2

    From Spring:

    Eh, Oklahoma really isn’t all that great, so I don’t take any offense. I’m sorry if I offended you with my trashing on Houston on Little White Liar’s blog! I’ve just had a few really bad experiences there.

    Do you think you’re a supertaster? Because I’m a really picky eater also, and I realized that it’s because I’m a supertaster. Does artificial sweetener taste sweet or bitter to you? If it tastes bitter to you, you’re probably a supertaster. Also, if you can’t stand certain ingredients, that’s a big tip off. Such as cilantro and fish oil. Ugh. Thinking of those ingredients makes my stomach turn. I also can’t stand smoked sausage, for whatever reason.

  3. 3

    From David the Elder:

    Firefox – Tools – Options – Startup

    Nothing to it.

  4. 4

    From Katy:

    My friend Brandon calls it Oklahomo. Heheh. I don’t really mind Oklahoma that much, though. It’s kind of a nice homey place, especially if I’m hanging out with the Youngs, the family of two of my college roommates. However, I loathe the bugs in Oklahoma. I pretty much gave up on trying to keep my car clean in college from all the driving back and forth through that state. Also, I like Houston but HATE the humidity. I don’t know how anyone can stand it.

    I freaking hate snow. Hmph. Except for that one time in Portland when we got like a foot of snow overnight and I didn’t have to go to work. And I also dislike extremes in politics. Moderation, people!

  5. 5

    From Dad:

    On my computer its Firefox-Tools-Options-Select the General Tab and there it is. Hope that helps. When i see an older women with a tie and she has short hair that she has gelled up into little spiky things- I run the other way :)

  6. 6

    From admin:

    Dad and Uncle David: There is no “Options” on the Tools menu in my Firefox. I called it “Preferences” because I didn’t remember what it was actually called–because it’s not there!

  7. 7

    From Megan:

    Ok, I know it’s proper blog etiquette to only comment upon the most recent post, but I can’t resist because a) I can think of about 10 more things that you dislike more strongly than what you’ve listed here and b) I feel a few of these are attacks upon my person. :)

    So… I am 100% with you on 17 and 32. But, as for the latter one– Kat! You’re going to be a NURSE! Spit, saliva, mucus… it’s like a nurse’s habitat. What are they teaching you in that school? And this is why, I suspect you ought to stop going to nursing school, listen to the Holy Spirit, and come to Princeton with me. We’d be the coolest people here– fo’ shizzle. (See?)

    And, what exactly is a Michigan accent?

    Finally, I apologize for my contribution toward 31 and 33… and 34.

    And 36.

  8. 8

    From littlewhiteliar:

    If you have a Mac, which I suspect you do because you’re awesome and because Safari is your other browser, don’t go to the “Tools” tab. Go right under the “Firefox” tab and you’ll see Preferences.

    One time I did throw up from the taste of seafood. In a restaurant.

  9. 9

    From Scott:

    Also, did you try updating the version of firefox that you do have, just in case your current version had some glitch in it?

  10. 10

    From Ellen Hathaway:

    I demand you eat a table spoon of peanut butter and wash it down with milk everyday until you love it.

    Until then…friendship postponed.

  11. 11

    From Fayza:

    Oof. I hate roaches to no end. Lemme tell you. Actually, lemme not. I don’t want to rehash the stories. Blech.

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