Jan 20, 2012

Uncomfortable truths, vol. 21

1. I am irrationally bothered by people who refer to the first in a series of movies as "[Whatever] 1." Toy Story is not Toy Story 1. Kung Fu Panda is not Kung Fu Panda 1. They are Toy Story and Kung Fu Panda. Their SEQUELS are correctly referred to as Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3 and Kung Fu Panda 2. You'd think I'd give my kids a pass on this one, but no. It annoys me just as much when they do it as when adults do it. Karate Kid 1? NO.

2. I said "twenty-ten" and I'm saying "twenty-twelve." But all last year I said "two thousand eleven." I don't know why. "Twenty-eleven" just didn't work for me. I have no idea what I'm going to do come next year. "Twenty-thirteen" isn't sounding so hot to me.

3. They say "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." Not true. If it were, I'd weigh 106 pounds.*

4. Related: I went to a scrapbooking crop the first weekend in January. I had no problem sitting in a chair for two solid days, only getting up to eat and go to the restroom. Being sedentary is my spiritual gift.

5. When I change lanes, I am extremely sensitive to how many blinks my blinker makes. I like it to blink about eight times before I start moving, then blink all the way through the lane change, with two blinks after I’ve completed the lane change. And yes, I DO count them off in my head. Just like a crazy person.

* I wrote that before Ree did, but she published hers first. (I compile my Uncomfortable Truths over a few weeks and then I publish them.) Just wanted you to know I didn't steal it.


Shelby Baker said...

Okay, the blinker thing just made my entire day. I would've never thought anyone counted them! That's hilarious!!! :)

Shelby Baker said...

Oh, and I agree with the movie thing also. I cannot stand that. Definitely one of my top 10 pet peeves (and yes, I'm keeping up with them.)

Angie said...

WOW- I was shocked you counted the blinkers blinks. I would not have ever thought anyone did that!

Twenty Thirteen does sound quite funny LOL!

Plain Chicken said...


Just kidding - I love your uncomfortable truths. I also say twenty twelve and two thousand eleven. crazy!

Diane said...

Thank you so much! 4 & 5 were just hilarious and I laughed out loud. I share your gift for being happily sedentary!

Amanda said...

"Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels"

I WISH THIS WERE TRUE! But alas, I also disagree. See: pasta, anything sweet, and butter.

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