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Malignant Narcissism

Now & Then

Liz from SrslyLiz.com encouraged me to do this tag on Twitter, so of course all blame for rests on her head. 😉 I liked this tag because it’s an interesting and yet simple reflection on how much a person can and does change over time, plus it’s fun to see what hasn’t changed! I’m comparing/contrasting myself from high school with myself today.

Attitude

Then: I hate everything.
Now: Mostly positive outlook on life.

Crushing On

Then: Orlando Bloom.
Now: No one in particular, besides the aforementioned in my teenage years I don’t really do “celebrity crushes.”

Dreams

Then: Become a best-selling author, ballerina, or actress.
Now: Live a lifetime of adventure.

Hair

Then: Long, but flat-ironed straight.
Now: Still long, but with my au naturale curls.

Leisure

Then: Reading. Making websites.
Now: Er… Still reading and making websites. RPGs. Letterpress.

Listening To

Then: Progressive Rock, mostly Rush.
Now: Still mostly progressive rock, but I’ve discovered more great bands since then.

Reading

Then: Harry Potter. Lord of the Rings. Teen’s magazines. Lots and lots of blogs.
Now: Fantasy, SciFi and Contemporary Fiction. Memoirs. Blogs. Twitter. 😉

Style

Then: Super goth/punk-y. Fishnet arm “warmers.” Concert t-shirts. ALWAYS heavy black eyeliner.
Now: Still edgy, for sure, but I wouldn’t identify as either goth or punk. Lots more color. Winged eyeliner.

Watching

Then: Degrassi. CSI. Whatever was on Nickelodeon. Star Trek reruns.
Now: Battlestar Galactica. Doctor Who. Downton Abbey. CSI. Game of Thrones. House of Cards. Mad Men.

So it seems my taste in music hasn’t changed much at all, nor have my hobbies changed much. I tag Carolynne, Allison, and anyone else who wants to!

Malignant Narcissism

Things People Like That I Don’t

I was inspired by Allison’s post, since I’m the type of person who has no problem writing/complaining about things I don’t like. Also, people are weird. We all have weird tastes. What one person loves, another person can totally hate. I once met someone who didn’t like chocolate! (I know, hard to believe. I was shocked, myself.)

I’ve often been asked “How can you not like *insert-thing-I-don’t-like-here*‽” Mostly, it’s food-related. And I’ll admit, I’m definitely picky when it comes to what I eat. But I don’t understand why any thing can be considered so shocking to dislike. To each their own, no? Here’s some things I’ve been exclaimed to about:

Helvetica

Let’s talk about this font. Yes, it’s neutral. Yes, it can go with everything. But do you know why it goes with everything? Because it’s fucking boring, that’s why. But at least it’s better than Arial, amirite?

Beer

Just… no thanks. I’d rather drink wine or some fruity cocktail!

Reality TV

I honestly don’t understand how people can watch this mindless stuff. But I suppose it’s like watching a train wreck, you just can’t look away even though it is this terrible, horrible thing.

Quentin Tarantino Films

There, I said it. I didn’t enjoy Kill Bill. Pulp Fiction was okay. Inglorious Bastards is the only one of his films that I’ve seen and liked enough to watch it a second time. Granted, I haven’t seen Django Unchained… But I also don’t have any desire to.

Purposefully Stupid Movies

Examples: Hangover (and all it’s sequels), Superbad, Anchorman. I just don’t enjoy this kind of humor.

South Park, Family Guy, etc.

And while we’re on the topic of purposefully stupid things, these TV shows. I can count the episodes of South Park that I’ve remotely liked on one hand.

Uggs & Toms

Ugly shoes are ugly. Though I will at least admit that they are comfortable. (I actually do own a pair of Uggs… that I use as house slippers. That’s excusable, right?)

Sushi

Raw fish‽ Really? I don’t even like cooked fish.

Burritos

Or as my coworker likes to call them: “urban food logs.” There is just way too much going on in that tortilla… and it’s often bigger than my head. No me gusta.

Other Foods I Don’t Like

Bananas, watermelon, red meat (yes, this includes hamburgers), olives (the texture, not the taste), mushrooms (again, texture! I like mushroom sauces), kale, sriracha sauce, most sandwiches that have way too many ingredients (just give me some meat & cheese and I’m good to go), tomatoes, mayonnaise, mustard, eggs.

I’m sure there’s more, but if I continued this list would probably take me days to complete! But at least I’m not as bad as @DanHigbieHates.