June 20, 2005

I'm Not Just One in a Crowd

She Who Will Be Obeyed has passed along a meme I think would be kinda fun: "Five things society at large enjoys, but that I, for the most part, just don't get..."

Hmm.....not as easy as I thought but a very good thinkin' exercise.

Let's see......

1) Political Correctness. I'm not. I'm just polite (most of the time). All this hoopla about pussy footin' around because someone might be offended. Hog wash. If people just think before they speak it's fine. And don't be so damned sensitive. Jokes are jokes - plain and simple. And whether we like it or not there are stereotypes and you wanna know a secret.....some of them are accurate. There - I typed it out loud. Just toughen up folks. Damn...I'll just never get that....

2) Celebrity Watching....honest to goodness who gives a rats ass which Hollywood Whosit marries Who?!?!? And as for their politics....I'll listen to theirs and give it as much credance as they give to mine. How's that. There are thousands of pages devoted to these people.....channels dedicated to them. I don't get it. Never have, never will. Funny thing is a couple of my best friends are all over that stuff....I usually just listen and laugh. Again - just don't get it.

3) Reality TV Show - sorry folks but these just befuddle me. I know so many people just love them - and that's peachy. I just don't get it. I have friends who literally plan their weeks around their favorite reality shows. Me......I'd rather read a book.

4) This may not really qualify but....sushi. WTF is so damned attractive about sushi? Yick. Ick. Yuck. Pwhey. Not.

5) Now this one will probably have you rolling your eyes abit but the smoking bans sprouting up all over the place. Now...give me a minute to explain. I have no problem going to a non-smoking resturant. In fact, when I go to dinner with a nonsmoker I'll usually request the non smoking section (if there is a choice). I know many people HATE to eat around smoke and I get that. But...where I draw the line is in bars. For Cryin' Out Loud....if you are an adult and you go to a bar there will be smoke. Smokin and drinkin' go hand in hand. PLUS....it's kinda tilting everything in favor of the non-smoker and that's not really fair now is it? Hmm..... (got the inspiration for that one from ALa's version of this meme, and I couldn't agree more!)

OK - that was kind of a freeing experience. Really! Now....who can I pass this one on to?!?!?!

Teresa - because I love the way her mind works!!
BloodSpite - you KNOW he's got some good ones!
Dash - I'm cause I'm really really curious - especially about a Texan's point of view!
LeeAnn (Blogdaughter) - cause I love watchin' her get all worked up!
T1G - simply because I really want to know what he has to say on this!

Posted by Tammi at June 20, 2005 06:09 AM | TrackBack

I identify with your top 4 completely! (My thing with Tom and Katie is out of character for me. Way way out of character... I had no idea who she was until this incident.)

As for #5, I'm a non-smoker, otherwise I'd probably be right there with you!

Posted by: Bou at June 20, 2005 11:20 AM

Tammi, I couldn't agree with you more and I am a non smoker (stopped about 14 months ago.) David

Posted by: davidholtz at June 20, 2005 11:26 AM

Okay - I'll get to it - you gotta give me a day or 2 - today just sucked pond water (as you know) and I completely forgot this! If I don't get it posted in a couple of days... remind me!

Posted by: Teresa at June 20, 2005 06:08 PM


Should get it done later today. :)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at June 21, 2005 05:47 AM