Monday, September 18, 2006

List of things

For some reason, it seems like a good idea to make this list today. Its a monday. The house is trashed. Im feeling a bit bereft. (not terribly bereft mind you, just sort of mondayish) I dont think there are 13 of these things. These are things I really abhor that most people don't find offensive at all.

- the morning. (well some people don't hate the morning, I know.) I just cant stand the knowledge that a whole day lies ahead with troubles I ain't even seen yet. (And I call myself an optimist?)

-birds singing in the morning (or anytime really) I have NO IDEA why I find this sound to be grating at best and soul wrenchingly depressing at worst. But I do.

- sun shining when its cold, or morning (man i have morning issues). When its cloudy the world seems shrouded with a gentle "lets go back to bed" sense. And if you don't? it seems like the world is more appreciative for you showing up. When the sun shines in the morning, I find it to be a harsh directive to handle my business with no nonsense. When its cold? I find it to be mocking.

- babies. I don't abhor babies per se. I just don't get them really. I got my babies of course. I thought it would translate when new babies came. It didnt. I find them boring and when they want to interact for any length of time I become extremely anxious and want out of there.

- the amish. I dont have it in me to go into details tonight but it has to do with entitlement. And a lack of cell phone towers.

- sundays. I don't know if it's dread about the upcoming week. But I actually don't mind mondays. Or any other day of the week for that matter. I dont know why I hate them I just do.

- eating dinner at the dinner table. This one drives Gill nuts. Im not sure if it was because my mom was a horrible cook or because i feel like it sucks all the energy out of the evening or what. And I know its important. I try to spend a lot of quality non-eating time with the kids. And we take them to dinner. I know. Its horrible.

Thats all I can think of right now. More may be added as I think of them. For some reason, I feel a little less bereft. Thank you blogfriends.

(edited to add)
- the sound of other people brushing their teeth. I feel bile rising in my throat just thinking about it. I actually have to avoid the toothpaste and brush aisle if other people are in it because I become freakishly upset by the thought of them brushing. Yet i still promote my sonicare. Do you see what a breakthrough it is for me to even talk about a toothbrush?


Canada said...

Big step on the toothbrush promotion! For me, the sound of a vacuum if I'm not the one doing the vacuuuming drives me crazy. As in, it makes me clench my teeth so much that I get a headache.

luckybuzz said...

I hate sunny mornings too. I am *all* about the grey cloudy foggy mornings. GB thinks that I'm personally to blame when the sun doesn't shine in the morning (I get a lot of "I hope you're happy.") And you know I'm with you on babies, which is why my adoration of the Turnip is so bizarre. :)

factor 10 said...

I can function in the morning, but you'd much rather see me at two o'clock. AM or PM, doesn't matter--I'd say two O'Clock is my shine time.
I am creeped out by scratching bare backs--I love the Honey, but I'm envisioning the skin cells stacking up under my fingernails and I'm going to urp. The one good thing about when I had fake nails was that the Honey got good back scratches--less creepy by far.

Pippajo said...

Hmmm, now you've got me thinking...I hate the morning too, but just because it's so...EARLY! Not a morning person here.

What else? I hate the thought, sight or sound of people chewing on wood. Wait a minute, stay with me, like popsicle sticks or toothpicks or those wooden "spoons" that come with those little ice cream cups. I cannot touch my teeth to any wooden object or they hurt horribly and I can't even watch someone do it! The Viking chews toothpicks to splinters and I have to hide my eyes, and hum with my fingers in my ears or make him leave the room when he does it.

Sometimes my sister will put a popsicle stick near her teeth just to torment me, but that just shows how rotten she really is.

I had almost forgotten about that. That's a little weird, huh?

Anonymous said...

Brushing teeth can be a chore at any age. Except when you have the option to remove them, place them in a plastic tub, drop a few "fizz" tabs in and wait to morning. But for those that do not have that option... It took along time for me to harness my gag reflex. Just the thought of putting that foul, bacteria encased, stick of yuck into my mouth makes me gag. Welcome to my HDDyna world.

Jesse said...

I am similar to you and your toothbrush thing. Except, my version is people eating. I HATE the sound of people eating. It makes me see red, angry, livid, border line psychotic maybe. Needless to say, I don't like it.

Oddly the sound of strangers eating is less bothersome than friends, family, or co-workers.