Thursday, August 6, 2009

Am I The Only One Who....

......doesn't understand, okay doesn't like, okay okay can't stand poetry. I'm really ashamed to admit this because I think it says a lot about my shallowness. I don't get most of the metaphors and I'm terrible at allegorical stuff. I have blogger friends that write poetry and post it. And honestly I try to read it, but I never get past the second line and rarely past the first. It annoys me. And Haiku...I have read the definition of that dozens of time, and I still don't get it.

.........has not read a single Harry Potter book, nor seen any of the movies and has absolutely no desire to do either.
doesn't like...okay can't stand sports of any kind. That's right nada, none. The only time I ever watch a sport of any kind is the Super Bowl because we make a money board and it's kinda like betting....but somebody wins something at the end of each quarter....I couldn't begin to tell you what a point spread is...oh and if my daughter is playing tennis and I have been shamed by my friends and family and it's not too hot and the seats aren't to hard, and it's not to far to walk--I'll go watch her game. That's my limit. When she was in high school and played everything, and cheered and was drum major--I was in hell. But I went and acted joyful about it. Acted. I couldn't understand why she and David would have apoplexy if I wanted to take a book to the games and read. I was a big embarrassment to them. Oh yeah and I learned how to pretend that I understood what was going on--I cheered if everybody else did and cried when everybody else did. I became quite good at acting.

....didn't care for, okay didn't like the movie "Titanic." I couldn't stand Leonardo and Kate in this movie. But I really loved Leonardo as Howard Hughes and what was that other movie where he was that forger? I liked him in that. And I like Kate now in almost anything she does. I was always interested in reading about the Titanic and we went to the traveling Titanic thing, and it was wonderful...but I just hated the movie.
....never reads a book twice. Never.
...never watches a movie twice. Never.
...becomes extremely annoyed when someone denigrates The President. He is the leader of the free world. He is the chief of the greatest country in the world. And even if I don't vote for him, I do not denigrate him. Of course it is fine to disagree and say why you disagree, but it is another thing to disparage him. Hilary Clinton. I think that she is the sharpest tool in the shed in DC. I don't dare mention this at the breakfast table at work--all the men tell me I'm crazy. But these same men said she wouldn't be Secretary of State either. And she's probably more effective as Secretary of State than she would have been as president.
....and lastly--can't make change. Please don't waste your time in trying to explain to me how to count it back etc...many have tried and all have failed. There is some cell in my brain that is missing when it comes to numbers.
....I'm sure there is more if I thought about it, but that's all for now.


Keetha said...

Great list! I love that photo, too.

Deidra said...

Oh my goodness I am laughing out loud! No my dear, you are not alone. Not at all.

Have a splendid weekend!

white o'morn cottage said...

I have not read any Harry Potter or seen the films. My husband is a big fan though. Don't do sports and as for poetry well...

Our poet lauriet is Seamus Heaney and I wrote this poem for him...

Seamus Heaney was sick
When he read my limerick
His face was pale green at the time
He said "Your problem is huge
You write verbal sewage"
I said "Get lost - at least my poems rhyme!"