Welcome, Haley! I too, love petty enthusiasms! Maybe that's my petty enthusiasm? Excited to have you aboard.
@meowmischen Yeah, I think she described it really, really well. It's about recognizing you and you alone own your life and are responsible for it - the good, the bad, the ugly. Not some arbitrary markers of achievement.
@yeah-elle A spoonful of canned pumpkin OR PUMPKIN PIE MIX is crazy delicious as well. Goes along with the other ideas of nutmeg-cinnamon-cardamom kind of goodness. Also, I like to cut up apple and cook it with the oatmeal so the apples get soft, with cinnamon, maple syrup, and butter. I've done bananas with a sprinkle of chocolate chips too, and some walnuts. Oatmeal is so good.
@cuminafterall We have extremely similar disinterests.
@Saskquatch Me too! Now I'm pleased as punch to know I'm not the only hater of these things. Just let it be. An outdoor experience is really ruined for me if it has to involve a lot of loud noise, fuel consumption, and speed.
@BlackCoffeeWithSugar Now see, I like bourbon and nail polish but hate cooking. What do I do with that?? How to make sense of it all? Certainly not by mentioning that I also enjoy football and quilting. Sometimes I watch the former while doing the latter.
@fabel We had a similar long acronym of nothingness group at my HS. They should have just called themselves obnoxious because that's how most of them were. Of course that did not dissuade me from desperately wanting to be known by them. Ah, high school...
@deathcabforcutes Yes, and I agree. Aren't they *your* children?
@missedconnections Yes, I totally understand wanting to be private. Like you I rarely address a person I'm dating by name, they are usually just "person I'm dating/dated" at work. I think it irritates me when some of the men I work with do it, because I know their names already. And the statements are very rarely, "My wife and I did something fun this weekend or whatever" they are almost always, "well, my wife made me..." or "I'd like to retire, but my wife wants a new car". I can't explain it very well but it feels really dismissive of their personhood, and very much makes them seem like a possession.
@adorable-eggplant gah, yes! LOL It took me a looong time of blog reading to finally figure out what that meant.
@adorable-eggplant i.e. not a real person... omg, 'wifey'. ugh.