Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #16

Thirteen Things Most Folks Like, But I Don't

1. Coffee. I hate coffee in all forms. Even coffee flavored candy and stuff like that. Love the smell, but hate the taste.

2. Pork Roast/Pork Chops. I can eat sausage all day long, and even eat pulled pork at barbeque places every day, but for some reason pork roast and pork chops just don't do it for me.

3. Boiled Shrimp.

4. Sitcoms. Although I have always loved Gilligan's Island, Andy Griffith Show, The Munsters, The Addams Family, etc. Let me just say I haven't much liked any sitcoms that were made after 1970, and that'll pretty much cover it. Does Earl count? I like Earl. It's 'live action' and not on a studio stage, and it's funny.

5. Horror movies. I'm really good at "suspension of disbelief" when reading books or watching movies, but the stupid way people act in horror movies turns me off in the first 10 minutes.

6. Halloween. Don't believe me?

7. Grits. I know, I'm from the south and I think there's a law that says I have to like them, but I don't. Never have. So lock me up. (They don't make you eat grits in prison, do they?)

8. NASCAR. Now don't go getting your panties in a wad. I'm not saying anything about NASCAR, I'm saying something about ME. I don't like watching NASCAR, but that doesn't meant I think it's dumb, just that I find nothing in it that interests me.

9. Low rider / hip hugger pants. In general, I think it's stupid that these pants arrived on some freaky time machine from the sixties when everybody knows most Americans are overweight. It's painful to be out in public and seeing people's excess baggage spilling out from the top of these things.

10. Curry. Nothing with curry for me, ok? Nothing. The smell alone makes me want to blow chunks.

11. Yogurt. Plain, flavored, with fruit at the bottom, or even if you put cruchy cereal or something in it. Nope.

12. Celebrity based TV shows like Entertainment Tonight, etc. I don't impress easily. I don't really want to know what Hollywood stars are doing. I might watch their movies or TV shows, but beyond that, I really don't care.

13. Huge subwoofers in skanky old cars. Ok dude, you ain't impressing anyone with the thousand dollar stereo in your 1986 Caprice. Plus, from the outside, all you hear is stuff rattling on your old car every time the subwoofer booms. You think you and your car are cool, but let me tell you, your poor car is just embarrassed.Wait, this one doesn't belong on this list does it? NOBODY likes these cars.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY! I know lots of people are doing the "I'm thankful for..." thing today, but I just thought I'd carry on as usual, doing whatever my mind dredges up.

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Caylynn said...

There are plenty of things on your list that I don't like either. #1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13 are things on your list that I don't like. I've never developed a taste for coffee, I hate hip-huggers (because of where my waist falls they just don't fit me right, even though I'm fit) and the other items I've listed that are also on your list don't appeal to me either. I guess we can be different together. ;)

Although I celebrated Thanksgiving last month (Canadian Thanksgiving is in October) I would still like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. :)

Sweet Kitty said...

Very nice list!
I agree to lots of your numbers!
Have a save and happy Thanksgiving!
Happy TT from Germany,

Smurf said...

lol... The only reason I laugh is because I am right there in the boat with you on a lot of things. I am not a huge fan of pork, shrimp, horror movies and several other things. This was a great post! And thanks for stopping by.

Domestic Goddess said...

ha, I'm with ya on most of those!

Norma said...

I'm with you on #9. Silliest fad since the 40s zoot suit.

Thanks, JAM, for visiting my TT.

Mags said...

Well...I don't like most of the things on your list either! Coffee, pork loin and yogurt I think are the only exceptions.

Southern Girl said...

Great list! I, too, hate pork chops, grits and low riders.

If you like "My Name is Earl," you should try "The Office," which comes on right after's also not on a studio stage, plus it's hilarious. ;)

Thanks for visiting my TT! Happy Thanksgiving!

Emily said...

Wow, no yogurt, coffee, shrimp or curry?

You are wierd.

However, I agree about the super tight low-rise hip hugger jeans. Ewww.

Do you mean the show "My Name is Earl?" I LOVE that show!!! I've only seen it a couple times but he's just so awesome!!

JAM said...


Yeah, I meant My Name Is Earl. There's just something different and fresh about it. It's not like your typical comedy.

I am wierd about those things, and I have a good curry story I'll have to blog some day soon now that I think about it.

Chaotic Mom said...

I think a couple of these could be on my list, too. But as a coffee adict who LOVES grits (but NOT Halloween and Nascar), would you still associate with me? ;)

JAM said...

Aw Yeah, I'll associate. I wasn't trying to say that others should hate these things too, just that I do. My Mom and Sister pick on me about the pork roast thing, it's one of their favorite foods, and Lovely Wife loves her some fried pork chops.

I was trying to be light hearted here, but I really do dislike these things. Next time, I'll have to be less negative and write about some things I do like.

Thanks everybody, for looking and commenting.