Almost all bloggers out there post about things they love: current fashion trends, favorite shows and songs, or beauty products and tips. I love that about this community. I get turned on to so many things I may have never heard about or tried before. But this post is about things that are all the rave in blogland (or on all social media, for that matter) that I seriously can't get into. Don't get mad at me though! I sometimes get offended and defensive when people claim they hate something I'm passionate about (ahem, Empire Records), but I'm not here to make enemies. Anyway, here goes...
Sam Smith. He's such a bore! Of course he's talented and I love his vocals on Latch by Disclosure (not his solo version), but his songs are so slow and whiny and when he sings he looks like he's going to burst into tears at any moment. Not my thing.
Erin Condren. I fell for the hype a few years ago and got myself a LifePlanner, but wasn't impressed. It was too bulky, I hated the giant spiral, and had no desire to color code or use stickers for anything. I've always been a paper planner person but don't tote mine around so I find perfectly acceptable (and cute) ones at Target for under $15.
Pumpkin spice. Anything with pumpkin flavor makes me gag. Oh wait, one time I made a decent pumpkin cheesecake that I didn't hate, but I didn't prefer it either. I wonder if this food trend has an expiration date.
Monograms. I don't get why everything has to have your initials on it? Are you afraid someone is going to steal from you? Alright fine. Maybe I'm just jealous because my initials are ugly. I do like getting things with a "C" on them, but it almost always looks like a copyright symbol and that's not fun.
A Christmas Story. My dad loved this movie and we watched it constantly as kids, way before TBS ran 24-hour marathons. I liked it back then, but now when it's on I feel like it's just too noisy and I get irritable. It's also over-quoted and doesn't capture the Christmas spirit for me at all.
Selfies. Not all of them, just the ones posted for absolutely no reason that seem to say, "I'm just hanging out in my car at a stoplight. Tell me how pretty I am!" Or when someone's all, "I'm at the beach!" but there's no scenery in sight. Got on a cute outfit? Good hair day? Drinking or eating something delicious? Fun accessories? New makeup? Date night or hanging out with friends? Click away! I do like seeing your face, but I'll never understand ones with the captions like, "At the DMV!"
Family parody videos. I admit I loved Swagger Wagon when it came out, but it was an ad, professionally done, with actual actors. I cannot get into regular people setting up their tripods trying to get internet famous. Like bored housewives singing about too much laundry and whiny kids to the latest pop song. Or families singing their annual holiday letter instead of writing it out and sending it to the forty people who actually care. (I'm looking at you, Holderness family. Your new one is the worst). BTW, SNL nailed it last Christmas!
Schmidt. Ladies looooove him and I just don't get it. I think he's hilarious and makes me laugh out loud episode after episode, but I'd never want to date a guy like that! He's a whiny weirdo and the reason they have a douchebag jar! I just don't understand the romantic appeal. If I had to pick a guy from New Girl, it'd be Winston. Nick is too grumpy for me. Winston is so underrated!
Wizard of Oz. It's a classic book and the movie was groundbreaking. Jacob loves everything by L. Frank Baum, but nothing he's done has ever been able to hold my interest. (Except for the movie Return to Oz because it was creepy. Plus, Fairuza Balk.) And don't get me started on Wicked. I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like it! The main roles call for actresses with serious pipes, but I just felt like I was getting screamed at for 2 1/2 hours.
Gender reveal parties. Of course I was excited to find out the gender of my kids and I even texted my parents, siblings, and a few friends as soon I learned what it was. I just can't imagine planning a party with special treats, party favors, and big reveal for everyone I know. Do people, besides those closest to you, really care if it's a boy or a girl? Some things don't have to be shouted from to rooftops, guys.
Ok, I'm done being grumpy. Bah humbug, right? I hope I didn't offend anyone!
Now tell me, what are some things everyone loves that you just don't understand?