This Time It’s Personal

I’ve always considered myself to loosely be a personal blogger. While I don’t always write about personal topics, I do try to infuse my personality into my blog posts, regardless of whether those posts are serious or humorous, non-fiction or stories, heavy or light-hearted. I’ve lamented before about how the personal blog is dying. In its wake, we’re left with a blogging world that is largely reliant on self-promotion over interaction, as well as the ease of clicking a like button over the time it would take to leave a comment.

It’s with that in mind that I’ve decided to write a post sharing some opinions I hold in an attempt to continue to make this blog more personal, and thereby make me more personable to you. This post is part of the personal blogger link up hosted by Brittany over at Pines and Palmettos, so I’m just going to leave this here.

  • Cake has a very inflated reputation in the dessert world. While not an unfounded reputation, cake just isn’t as awesome as ice cream.
  • People who use LinkedIn like Facebook baffle me. It seems to me that they’re missing the whole point as to why those are two different sites.((It’s a relatively small number of people, but it’s confounding.))
  • Sour cream is the most overrated item in the condiment world. Mayonnaise is a very close second.
  • Turn signals are important.
  • There should be an invention that slaps drivers across the face((Hard.)) if they change lanes without signaling.
  • America’s political system would benefit from having a practical and relevant third (or even fourth) party.
  • Central air is actually the best invention since sliced bread.
  • There’s a fine line between outgoing and annoying. That line usually hits right around the time I tell you that I need to get back to work for a third time and you still keep talking.
  • The US treasury should eliminate the penny — and possibly even the nickel — from its rotation.
  • Pepsi is far superior to Coke in every way except the one that matters — marketing. If Pepsi marketed to families instead of the dude bro/Bud Light crowd, they’d do a lot better with most Americans.
  • I find it mildly disturbing that some people can identify the make and model of a car just by the sound of its engine.
  • I’d like the outdoors better if it had fewer bugs and more wifi.((I say this as I write this post from my brother-in-law’s back porch where I’ve killed four mosquitoes in the ten or so minutes I’ve been outside.))
  • Sean Connery was the best Bond. Rosamund Pike was the best Bond girl((If you say that an actress has to be a good guy to be considered a Bond girl, I’ll disagree with you, but that does change my answer to Denise Richards, as Pike was a villain)).
  • Animals you own are pets. Not furbabies. Please do not call yourself a parent if you’re a pet owner who doesn’t have kids.
  • As humans, we’re far too nostalgic of the past and far too optimistic about the future, all while being ridiculously too cynical about the present.
  • The terms making love and sex should not be used interchangeably. All making love is sex, but not all sex is making love. For example, there is also hate sex, makeup sex, hello sex, goodbye sex, first date sex, last date sex, sexy sex, oral sex, anal sex, homosexual sex, bisexual sex, lesbian sex, transgender sex, solo sex, clop clop, girl on girl on girl on girl on guy on sheep((Link is safe for work visually, though the lyrics are questionable)), 69, angry sex, apathetic sex, pity sex, morning sex, mourning sex, because you want to sex, office sex, back of a Firebird in a Big Lots parking lot sex, phone sex, cyber sex, sexting, vlogging, silent sex, screamer sex, I miss you sex, and shower sex…just to name a few.
  • Very few things in the world allow children to be kids during their childhood.
  • Despite its already inflated reputation, duct tape is a vastly underrated tool.
  • Much like FHA loans help out first time home buyers, there should be a federal program that assists students who are the first in their family to go to college.
  • The three most visually stunning cities I’ve been to (in no particular order) are Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Santander, Spain; and Seattle, Washington, USA.((It’s worth noting that I could realistically put any of the cities we went to on our honeymoon on this, but I’ve chosen to limit it to one.))
  • The three ugliest cities I’ve been to (in no particular order) are all in the USA and are Detroit, Michigan; Leipsic, Ohio; and Winslow, Arizona.
  • Windows XP wasn’t as great as everyone made it out to be. By the same token, Windows Vista was buggy as hell, but vastly underrated.
  • Not everyone loves a Slinky.
  • There is no practical use for business cards in the modern world other than placing them in drawings for free lunches.
  • It’s completely acceptable to end your sentences in prepositions.
  • If a cat could be taught to wash dishes, you would have the perfect pet.
  • The three best smells in the world (in no particular order) are freshly peeled oranges, Tide liquid detergent (original scent), and Dark Kiss body wash from Bath & Body Works (on others, not me, obviously).
  • I chose not to number this list because I prefer to make lists in multiples of five((Though not always.)). Not numbering it has stopped me from intentionally doing so.
This Time It’s Personal

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6 thoughts on “This Time It’s Personal

  1. I wholeheartedly agree with some of these (the desire for more than 2 political parties, for example) but I must strongly disagree with your distaste for nature & sour cream. They are two things I could sincerely not live without.

    Oh and thanks for linking up 🙂

    1. I’d like nature more if it weren’t for the bugs. I love being outside in the fall and winter when the weather is nicer than the spring/summer. I do feel like I’ll get a few people who disagree with me on the sour cream item, but not nearly as many as would disagree if I started talking about my dislike for Oreos.

      1. For what it’s worth, I don’t like chocolate ice cream. I like chocolate sauce or chocolate candies in my ice cream, but find chocolate flavored ice cream disgusting.

        1. I’ll eat chocolate ice cream, but it’s not my preference. I’d much rather have rocky road, cookie dough, or an ice cream flavor with something in it than anything.

  2. For me, I find the best blogs are the ones that have a personal element to them. I don’t follow bloggers for news – I follow them for opinions and personality. Which means posts like this are awesome, because we get to see a little bit more about you, even if half of it is random 🙂

    1. I would argue that nearly all of it is random. I can promise you I didn’t have a rhyme or reason as to why I put things down in the order I did.

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