I have been tagged. Thanks to Dave@JustusForAll for tagging me.
Here they are, five things that people with whom I generally associate think are really cool, but that leave me cold.
I want to preface this by saying that I actually had a very hard time coming up with these five things. I guess that goes to show something about my friends and the kind of people they are, and how great I think they all are.
1. Minivans and SUV’s. I don’t understand it. What is the purpose of owning one of these vehicles for anything other than what they were designed for? If you don’t take your SUV off-road, why do you own the thing? If you have less than three children, why do you need a vehicle that seats 8, as opposed to just getting a station wagon? I will never understand the trend with these things and do not plan to partake in said trend.
2. Discussions on various combat systems in RPG’s. Who gives a darn which combat system is more realistic? It’s a game. We get together to play the games and have a good time (note the emphasis on “good”). If you don’t like the combat system, don’t gripe about it. Make up your own! I’ve never seen what is so entertaining about these conversations and why they can last until well past dawn.
3. Reality Shows. Why on earth would you watch someone else truck through the mud and dirt, when you could be going out there doing it for yourself? Who really cares what Britney Spears does in her private time? If she’s not on stage half-naked and singing (badly) do you honestly give a darn what she’s doing? Worst of all, why in the world would you consider room-mates complaining about each other even remotely entertaining? I thought television was supposed to be a way to relax and escape from reality, but maybe the world is changing in such a way that so many people have lost touch with reality that television producers decided to give them a taste of it.
4. Weed. (This does not apply to personal friends, but people with whom I generally associate online and on campus). What’s the big deal? If you’ve got kids, it’s just downright irresponsible to partake. If you don’t, what’s the purpose in losing all those brain cells that you could be packing full of information to keep your tanks more stable, or so that you can graduate with a 4.0 overall gpa, instead of a 2.0?
5. Assuming that telling my husband = telling me. Now, in most marriages, this would be a common thing because husbands realize they are not mindreaders and that wives are not mindreaders. Mine is unique. My wonderful husband assumes that I hear everything before he does, or that I already know about it via the rumor mill/grapevine or have had some information communicated to me via some sort of cosmic osmosis, but it’s not that way. I just don’t have the time it takes to channel the energies required to break through his mental barriers so that I can read his thoughts. If you want me to know, drop me an email. That’s the only way to make sure that I find out about something you want me to do with you. And more often than not, I am glad to do it… as long as I know about it first.