Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Places I Love (To Not Love)

I know, I KNOW the Monday listicle challenge was to name your favorite places. But I’m going to list my LEAST favorite places. I’m a rebel like that.

I also know that it's Tuesday.  This makes me fashionably late, and for the very first time, fashionably anything.

Right then, places I hate:

1) Any bed that’s not my own.  My bed has a squishy pillow-top with grooves shaped over the years to fit my bizarrely bony hips and gigantic ass.  Sleeping anywhere else is like sitting on a rock-hard platform.

2) Dressing rooms.  No matter how much I weighed, the flickering fluorescent lights and tilted mirrors do nothing to hide my flabby belly.  It’s like they WANT me to not buy any clothes.

3) Scorching hot pavement directly under the earth's sun.  My shoes will start melting and then what will I wear, WHAT? Also, I hate sweating.

4) Gym class.  Gym class was the bane of my otherwise stellar academic career.  Oh, and also calculus.  These two things are related, right? Also, I hate sweating.

5) My bathtub.  I don’t take baths. I’m a showers only kind of gal. So if I’m in my bathtub, it means I’m cleaning it.  And every one knows cleaning the bathtub is a job that should only be performed by Satan's minions in the seventh layer of hell.

6) Hospital.  I hate having an IV in me.  HATE IT.

7) Work after childbirth.  Months of PPD combined with an undiagnosed bipolar disorder made going back to work after childbirth nothing short of a tragedy.  I’d have panic attacks in the parking lot at the mere thought of entering the building.

What, only 7 places?!  Angela, you optimist, you!

 Take a look at other great listicle posts here.  Thanks Stasha!


chemgirl said...

I completely agree with you on all counts... validation, ftw.

although I've somehow convinced my SO that I can't clean the tub cuz the bleach bothers my allergies and it only really comes clean if you use bleach. hehehehehe. It's the boys who make it dirty anyway.. dirty boys.

Stasha said...

You make we wanna share,so here goes:
1. same here, but because of location. I want to be home and no place else.
2. Dressing room make me suicidal.
3. Yes
4. I did not mind but Cooper test involving climbing the pole left a permanent emotional scar on my childhood. Math should be banned all together.
5. YES! YES! YES! I aways get the look, but I really dislike baths. Who want to soak in their own dirt? And on the subject of scrubbing it how am I suppose to rinse the darn thing?
6. Indeed. And don't get me started on waiting rooms.
7. I am truly sorry for that one, I cannot even imagine. Hope this never happens again!

jacqui said...

I'm so glad you did this list your way, Angela! It makes me feel less guilty for never, ever paying any attention to the prompt!

I think we can all agree to love to not love all of the things on your list...especially about dressing rooms and cleaning bathtubs.

Jen said...

Ooh, totally agree with the dressing room thing...and gym class too.
Love that you're a rebel :)

CoffeeJitters said...

I'm with you on all of these, except maybe the bath thing.

I hate sweating. I'm convinced I'm allergic to sweat - unfortunately for my waist

Crystal @ PoM said...

Ok, I do love a good bath, but I'm there on the other ones, including the work thing, but for a different reason.

I did have PPD, but didn't have to work while dealing with it. I have a social anxiety disorder though that often makes holding a job pure hell.

Fabulosokids Bruce said...

An IV is the worst, right? It's just the most unnatural thing in the world.

Great list. Hope to see you back next week.

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@chemgirl - You convinced your husband to clean the tub? Hmmm.... I have allergies too....

@Stasha - Exactly! I feel like I'm soaking in my own dirt. However, I think baths are fine for my kids who are probably more dirty than I am. I never said I was consistant. Also, I had a ton of fun playing along with this listicle. I can't wait to do more! And I'll do my best to follow the actual prompt in the future.

@Jacqui - writing a post inspired by a prompt, even if you don't follow the prompt exactly, is better than not writing a post at all.

@Jen - without a cause

@coffeejitters - my waist also suffers from my staunch refusal to sweat.

@crystal - At the time of my PPD I technically enjoyed my job (assuming I could enter the building and actually do it). But the whole mental illness thing did affect my performance (hard to do your job when you don't show up.) Right now I'm staying at home, and I'm hoping to do so until we decide not to have anymore children. I don't think I could mentally stand to go through a pregnancy while working again.

@Fabulosokids Bruce - Gah, I hate IVs. And apparently I have small veins that roll around (whatever that means) and it usually takes several attempts before they get the IV in.

Kimberly at Rubber Chicken Madness said...

#5! Bwahahaha --> Satan's minions in the seventh layer of Hell.

Oh, the images I will have the next time I have to dive in and clean that damn tub :)

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Kimberly - I think those little guys on the scrubbing bubbles commercials are probably the devil's playthings. But I'm not sure.

Betty Fokker said...

Gym class was designed by sadists as an experiment to find their fellow psychopaths.

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Betty - you are so right.

rubyspikes said...

Loved this list. I love my bathtub, but can't disagree on the cleaning it part. And the sweating.... yeah.

mannahattamamma.com said...

People are always giving me bath salts and bubbly crap for baths and I don't have the heart to tell them I HATE baths. Exactly: sitting in my own dirt, the bathtub isn't ever the right size, and then you have to stand up and shower all the soap goo off anyway, so what really is the point? Thanks for exposing the great "bath time is me time" hoax. Weirdly, I don't mind sweating but gym class all by itself was a ring of hell that you couldn't pay me to relive. So thanks for airing this list: maybe you should suggest this topic for a future listicle!

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@rubyspikes - I think taking baths is a love it or hate it thing.

@mannahattamama - it's really the shower-to-rinse-off-soap thing that gets my goat.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Dressing rooms are the worst - I think they're scientifically designed to make people look hideous!

Sandra said...

Along with 'any bed that's not my own' you can add the worry of bedbugs!...or at least I can add that worry. I spent a week on holidays scratching, thinking I had bedbugs. There were no bedbugs. Just the bugs in my wildly overactive imagination...

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Megan - Agreed. Dressing rooms blow.

@Sandra - AAAAA!!! BEDBUGS!!!! Now I'm going to hate hotel room beds even MORE.

Marianna Annadanna said...

Good picks! Or bad. Whichever. I TOTALLY agree with you on the bed thing. I need my own bed. NEED IT.