Thursday, June 18, 2009

obsessions I don't get

Holly of Nothing But Bonfires recently did a post called A Partial List Of Things The Rest Of The World Seems To Love And Yet Towards Which I Remain Curiously Lukewarm. It struck a chord with me because there are a number of cultural obsessions that never seem to resonate with me, some of which overlap with Holly and others on which I may stand entirely alone.

You be the judge, here's my list of obsessions, trends and movements I just don't get:
  • Twilight
  • Harry Potter
  • American Idol
  • US Weekly/People/Gossip mags in general
  • Twitter
  • leggings
  • country music
  • the anti-carb craze
  • The Bachelor/Bachelorette
  • Times Square
  • The Lakers
  • tanning/fake baking until you are orange
  • fake boobs
  • fake nails - especially the squared off French manicure ones
  • Crocs
  • online dating
  • Angelina Jolie
  • designer labels - the kind that are scrawled all over the bag such as Louis Vuitton
  • Magnolia Cupcakes
  • Duck Beach (if you are Mormon and single - or have been a single Mormon in the last 5-7 years - you will know what this is)
  • hamburgers
  • that "bumpit" hairstyle
  • the majority of the stupid humor comedies - you know the Will Farrell, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler types (although each has been in a movie I have really liked: Elf, Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Spanglish, respectively)
  • blog followers (I'll take them, I just don't get what I'm supposed to do with them)
  • laying out in public places that aren't beaches - like Central Park
  • gum

I'm quite sure I've left some out so what about you? What trends, obsessions, movements, etc. fail to resonate with you? Feel free to judge me for mine........


Meghan said...

I agree with everything on this list except I do love hamburgers and I do really like Harry Potter. I just went to Magnolia Bakery with some people who really wanted to go and can now say they are extremely overrated. I like my own homemade chocolate buttercream much better! Speaking of cupcakes, I still dream of the day I get to sample your red velvet ones. Oh, and I am not sure what bumpit hairstyles are and what Duck Beach is, which I guess means I can safely say I am not obsessed with either one.

autumn said...

You are so funny. I completely agree with you on Twilight, leggings, fake fingernails, crocs, twitter (no desire what so ever), labels all over everything(why?).

The only things I absolutely love on your list is American Idol and Harry Potter.

Beck said...

Ha! I like:
Harry Potter
American Idol
some country music
Angelina Jolie
Hamburgers. Oh, I LOVE those.
All of Will Farrell's movies, except for the basketball one. My husband and I quote lines from Anchorman at each other. And Adam Sandler has been in 2 films I watch obsessively: 50 First Dates and The Wedding Singer.
And gum! Gum is fun.

Tiffany said...

Oh goodness, I love this post! Although, I hope you'll forgive my indulgence in stupid gossip magazines!

critts said...

I love your list! I would have to agree on most except:

- Twilight (embarrassingly enough and I hated the book series until I saw the movie. So sad.)
- country music. LOVE IT and have for about the past 15 years, so half my life.
- US Weekly. Although my interest has been fading of late.

I'm going to add to your list:
- sushi
- any and all social networking site (not just Twitter)
- the iPhone craze. Maybe I'm just not cool enough? But I have no desire to spend that much money on a phone and no plans to spend enough time on a phone to make the data subscription worth the $. Am I the only human on the planet that loathes having a cell phone except for emergencies?

Emily said...

Oooh, good list! Very incisive. I agree with you on all of them, except Harry Potter. I really loved that series. (But, I will say that before I read the books, I thought people were OUT of their minds! Then I read the books and all of that changed.)

michele said...

agreed with all...except i did like reading harry potter and twilight (i hang out with too many teenage girls to have escaped that). oh and i do appreciate a good stupid humor comedy when i'm in the mood. when i did my student teaching in brigham city the bumpit hairstyle was out of control.

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