My lovely friend Tara left me an interesting question on my Formspring this week. The question in question?
“What are 3 things that you feel you should love (loved by your friends or otherwise aimed directly at your demographic) that you actually kind of hate?”
I answered the question, but have since been thinking about it and I have come up with a couple more things to add to my answer. So therefore, may I present to you . . .
Girl’s Top 10 List Of Things Everyone Thinks She Should Love (But Really Doesn’t)!
1. Shoe shopping: As I have mentioned before, I am a tall lady and since I am a tall lady that means big feet. Sad but true. If I had size 7s, I’d be wobbling all over the place like a freakin’ weeble. So instead, I have size 11 feet. Yeah, child labourers in third world shoe factories take days stitching together my footwear because it is seriously work intensive. I am not saying that I haven’t found the occasional pair of shoes cute, but if I like ‘em, chances are they don’t come in my size. So shoe shopping for me is just trying on a bunch of ugly uncomfortable things and picking the least hideous.
2. Love stories in action movies: It really annoys me how many movies I’ve watched where they have shoved in either a completely irrelevant/poorly acted love story for my girly benefit. Dear Hollywood, We ladies can watch movies without love stories in them so please stop already! It’s insulting! Do you seriously think that we were all sitting there watching Children of Men thinking “Gee, I really wish Clive Owen and the pregnant lady would get together already! They are totally OTP!”? No! Because we’re not morons! Tell the story you want to tell and don’t add a romantic subplot unless it’s necessary. Women will be able to survive without one for two hours.
3. The Twilight Series: Look, I can give the series minor credit for getting people to read. I used to be majorly into Sweet Valley High and I know those books weren’t about to win any literary awards, so I appreciate wanting to read junky things. Hell, I still sometimes read junky things. But there is a difference between good junk and bad junk and I am sorry, but Twilight is bad junk. The writing is absolutely horrible and the characters could not suck more. The main character is a boring, personality free, codependent drip. Her best friend is a borderline pedophile/poster boy for acquaintance date rape. Her boyfriend is an oppressive abusive prick. A lot of young girls are reading this series and it really, really troubles me that books like this extol the virtues of dating an angst-ridden brooding dude just because he’s pretty. Because, often times, before you can even say the word “emo,” those dudes can become freaky and abusive. When I was younger, I was in a relationship with someone who did nothing but subtly slag me and try to control me. I didn’t do anything about it for a while because I was young and unsure and it took him taking a hand to me before I got the point where I realized I could do better. Because girls out there, you can always always do better than an alcoholic dickbag or a sparkly vampire who insults you and tries to isolate you from your friends and family. Boo to these books!
4. The Shopaholic Books: I enjoy chicklit as much as the next girl, but I could not get through reading this series because it annoyed me so much. Am I really supposed to feel bad that she got herself into debt because she spent money she didn’t have on stuff she didn’t need? She dug her own hole and all the cutesiness and label dropping in the world won’t get me to pity her. It’s called a budget. If I can work it out with what I make, you can too Becky!
5. Nicholas Sparks and Jody Picoult Books/Movies: These things just seem to exist for melodramatic heartstring pulling purposes and that just doesn’t do much for me. People go to the beach. They fall in love. They cry. Someone dies. Don’t care. Someone has to make an impossible Sophie’s Choice like medical decision. Don’t care.
6. Mac Computers: I’ve used Macs before and I am fine with them, but I don’t think they are worth the hype/expense. I don’t do anything design based, so they’re lost on me.
7. Moulin Rouge: I was having a conversation with a friend of mine the other day and we came to the conclusion that there is no middle ground about this movie – you either love it or you couldn’t care less. I could not care less. Several people have tried to convert me. It doesn’t work. Not interested at all.
8. Scarlett Johansson/Megan Fox: I don’t know if they are aimed at me exactly, but people are always going on about how hot these two are and I don’t get it. Scarlett’s face always looks really bored/unexpressive to me and as far as I can tell, Megan Fox’s only talent is straddling things.
9. Lost/Battlestar Galactica: People are forever telling me that because I am a nerd, I will like these shows. However, I don’t feel even remotely interested in watching them.
10. Reality Shows, most specifically the Dancing and Singing kinds: It’s really nice you can sing and/or dance. Good for you. I do not need to spend several hours of my week watching you do these things.
Anyway, these are my own personal options and for the most part, I don’t hate the things listed above but feel indifferent to them. If you feel differently about anything listed above, good on you! Enjoy what you enjoy!
As for what you don’t enjoy, have at it in the comments. What are some of the things people think you should like, but that you actually hate/don’t care about?
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