It's once again time for the list of Things You Probably Like, That I Hate.
*Modern Family. Oh hush! I know. I'm obviously in the minority here because this show wins tons of awards and everyone I know watches it and loves it, but I just don't see the appeal. The stories are unoriginal, the characters are all stereotypes, the jokes aren't funny, and if they are funny, they've been done before. Plus, this show does something SO MANY sitcoms do these days: They pair up an attractive, long suffering mother with a bumbling idiot dad. Why do people keep falling for this garbage? Do women watch this show and think, This is just like my life because my husband is retarded too! And are men thinking, My wife is hot and rolls her eyes at me just like the blonde lady on TV, I can relate! If so, then I feel really bad about the state of marriages in this country.
I hate to use the word 'offensive', but this show is almost offensive to me in its horribleness. Oh, and one more thing, having a couple of gay parents on your show does not make it "groundbreaking". Especially if you actually know gay people. Or parents. Or people in general. Honestly, everything about this show just gives me the icks.
*Coldplay. And not just because the lead singer is married to Gwyneth Paltrow, who I would LOVE to see repeatedly being stabbed while she is simultaneously being burned to death in a car going over the side of a very tall bridge into shark infested waters. Their music is boring and that is a sin. I'm pretty sure that their song "Clocks" is 18 minutes long. (Note: A quick Google search reveals it to be 5 minutes 14 seconds. But it feels like 18 minutes.)
*Robert Downey Jr. I should like him. He seems like someone I would like. He's smug though and that makes me angry.
*Manicure pictures on Pinterest. I log on to Pinterest to look at cat pictures and recipes for foods I will never make. Get your nails off my internet.
*Fifty Shades. Again, people I love and respect adore these books. It was sexy at first, but got old real fast for me.
*The Mall. Back in the day, I used to love the mall and could spend all day there. But the thrifting in the Portland area is just too damn good and it's ruined me for mall prices. For instance, a few weeks back I went into Goodwill for the sole purpose of looking at work clothes. I bought a pair of J. Crew cords, three Gap sweaters, and two dresses. Everything was like new, barely worn. I spent $38. Now when I go to Nordstrom, the prices seem ASTRONOMICAL. (And don't even get me started on the stores that the boy wants to go in! The music is too loud, the store manager is 15 years old, and all the clothes are confusing and advertising bands or musicians I don't know. Nothing can make me feel older than I do when I escort my son to Hot Topic.)
*Cars and Driving. I drive most places because I have no choice, but I'd much rather walk. And fancy cars don't impress me at all.
*Puppy smell. I'm probably the devil. I just think it's weird and not good.
*Kate and/or Pippa Middleton. Neither of them seems very interesting or clever and while they are both attractive, it's a commonplace, everyday kind of attractive. I could go to the mall and find 20 women that look just like them. What's all the hubbub for?
What do you hate that everyone else inexplicably loves? And for more things I hate, go here.