28 June 2011

Confessions Part 1: Dislikes

From time to time, I think about my blogging legacy. What am I going to be remembered for when my time in the blogosphere is done? I've decided that I want to be remembered for a few things: being honest, being funny (I hope), being creative and maybe even being informative. But most of all, I want to be remembered for being genuine. My life is not all rainbows and unicorns (but how cool would it be if it was?). I've experienced some ups and downs. I'm not always happy. Thank God, I'm not always sad. Or mad. I'm human. I can be a jerk. But I can also be pretty cool. At the end of the day*, I want my blog to show a little slice of my life. We may not be friends in 'real' life, we may not ever meet, but if we did, I'd like you to feel like I'm who I claim to be.

That said, I'm going to go on a sharing rampage. I'm probably going to overshare. I'm going to write some blog posts I've been holding back on. I'm going to complain. I'm going to brag. I'm going to keep it real.

Let's start with a little oversharing. Because I'm really big on sharing the good AND the bad, I'm going to start with the bad. Sometimes I sit back and think, wow, Suzy Q over there never complains or rants or cries or even sniffles, her life must be perfect. But you know what I think? It's not. She just doesn't want to complain or rant or cry or sniffle. And that's fine. As long as she's not pretending life is all peaches and bluebirds. Because if she is, it's making the rest of us feel like we're lacking. So, to give Suzy Q a kick in the pants, I'm going to share some of my dislikes. Bear with me.

  • Liars. Can't stand 'em. What's the point? Some people say, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. I say, if you can't tell the truth, shut your trap.
  • People who save things on their desktops (at work). We have servers for a reason - so you don't lose stuff and so other people can work on your stuff if you get hit by a bus.
  • Drivers who refuse to merge. (On the other hand, love semis who try to curb that, especially in construction zones.)
  • People who park with their cars blocking the sidewalk.
  • One-uppers.
  • Mustard.
  • Snakes.
  • Swiss, goat, blue and feta cheese.
  • People who judge, put others down and make fun of others, you know, your typical jerkfaces.
  • People who don't read my blog.
  • Moms and dads who think their way of parenting is the only way to parent.
  • * The phrase 'at the end of the day'.

Stayed tuned for a future post, probably about things I like. Or about things you don't know about me. Or about people I want to punch.


Wendy said...

I can't wait for the post about who you want to punch! Hotdog! I didn't know you disliked goat cheese. I dislike goats. I HATE goats. Skittery skeevy little creatures that just poop their little poop pellets whenever where ever they please! GROSS!

Bring it on, is that I say - bring on the complaining! I'm all for reading the good, the bad and the ugly.

My word verification is "grated" - ha!

Amber said...

We used to have two spawns of Satan, er, goats. I HATED them. One tried to kill my mom. The other tried to steal my car. And both tried to attack me on multiple occasions. Angel Belle, my ass. (My cousin named them. I think the other's name was Billy Bob. Original.)