Thursday, November 01, 2007

Close Your Eyes. Give Me Your Hand, Darling.

Galoot has asked me to list five things that certain people may consider to be totally lame (apparently, 'certain people' are from the '80s), but I am totally proud of. I asked H to name five things that other people think are lame but that I like. H's answers were: (1) Gossip Girl, (2) The Sound of Music, (3) blogging, (4) H, and (5) one item that I am redacting because it is kind of pervy and not something I have ever done. I know that no one thinks that either The Sound of Music or H is totally lame. And blogging is something I like to do, but I would not say that I am totally proud of it. So. Here's my list.

1. Gossip Girl. Not only do "certain people" think this show is totally lame, but even I think it is totally lame. But I still watch it.

2. Guitar Hero. My work friends have teased me about liking Guitar Hero. But you know why that is? Because they never tried it. Guitar Hero is so much fun.

3. Fake curse words. I am not much of a curser. I prefer exclamations such as "freaking A," "geez, Louise," and "what the heck." It takes a lot for me to break out the curse words, and even then, the only curse word I use is "fuck." I'm not sure why, but I think it's just not natural for me, and I feel like a poser when I curse. So instead, I say, "Geez, Louise," which is kind of lame, but I like it.

4. Futurama. This show is on Cartoon Network all the time, and it is worth watching. I think it was originally on before The Simpsons, but I like it more than The Simpsons.

5. The Bangles' Eternal Flame. How can you not sing along to this song when you hear it playing on your husband's iPod? Do you feel my heart beating? Do you understand? Do you feel the same, or am I only dreaming?

Do you like any of these lame things? What lame things are you into?

25 comments:

nancypearlwannabe said...

I love me some Guitar Hero. C and I play it for hours sometimes. Usually it also involves copious amounts of drinking.

Courtney said...

I will watch reruns of Friends all the live-long day, and I don't care what anyone else says.

And Eternal Flame is a classic. Don't be ashamed.

Stefanie said...

I always unconsciously lower my voice when I admit to people that I have a blog, so apparently I'm not totally proud of it either.

Your fake curse words make me laugh. That night you called someone an "A-hole," I just thought, "Um, are you worried I'll be offended if you swear? Because I will NOT be offended if you swear." Even saying "A-hole" sounded unnatural to you. Oh, R. You're so innocent. :-)

And Eternal Flame is lame but awesome, so I understand.

Sparkling Cipher said...

I love fake curse words.

At one time I had my whole office substituting "boogers" for "shit." It wasn't on purpose, though. I was trying to break my own cursing habit and said it so much, they all just picked it up. Depending on my mood I will also use "frigging" or "flipping." My brother likes "cheese and rice" and "holy cats."

L Sass said...

That's it. Next time I'm in MN, we're watching a marathon of Gossip Girl, followed by The Sound of Music.

I knew I liked you!

Mike D. said...

I have never commented before, but I must protest. Guitar Hero is not lame, my wife and I are addicts. I highly reccomend picking up the GH 3....

lizgwiz said...

I love the Bangles, unashamedly. Try and listen to "Walk Like an Egyptian" in your living room without doing the funky walk. I dare you.

I watched "Strange Love," both seasons of "Flavor of Love" and the first season of "I Love New York." I've managed to cut the cord for the second season of "I Love New York," but I obviously have no room to call anyone else lame. ;)

beingmccrary said...

Hello? Guitar Hero! Freakin awesome! I was at a family event with some of my younger 2nd cousins who were playing, they asked me to play, so I was like "sure, whatever..." and then they had to beg me to give it back.

Galoot said...

Hope your feeling better soon. I'll enact my number 3 here by stating that "Futurama" came out after "The Simpsons", but was done from drawings by Matt Groening. I think there have been minor crossovers between the shows, but none as blatant as ABC's "The Critic" coming over for an entire episode of "The Simpsons". Geek out.

lotus07 said...

1. Old Computers.....they do everything newer computers do....only a little slower.

2. Health food stores, because I can pronounce most of the ingredients in stuff that comes wrapped in plastic or cardboard

3. Old cars, because they don't have electronics to make them work and you can work on them with simple tools.

4. Nintendo, because I am a purist.

5. My wife, because she is lame sometimes, but I gotta love her.

Whiskeymarie said...

How much do I love you for loving Futurama?
(........this much.........)

Anna said...

I love Gossip Girl. I was so disappointed that last night was already a rerun!

I'm with you on the non-swearing too. My favorites seem to be "For Crying Out Loud" and "For the Love of God". I've also been known to bust out "Jeepers!" from time to time. Apparently I'm a 50's housewife.

KM said...

Fake curse words = AWESOME. I say 'Son of a Motherless' and 'What the flip' all the time. I'm also guilty of actually swearing, but most of that takes place during bowling or directly after.

Gossip Girl, huh? I've never seen it, but I DVR Law & Order and people now think that whole genre is lame.

Leah said...

I am also a fake curser. My usual phrases are "For crying in the rain," and "Son of a biscuit."

And my favorite thing that most everyone I know thinks is lame is old comedy musicals, like Calamity Jane and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I also watch reruns of Reba on Lifetime.

abbersnail said...

My favorite fake-swear is "For the Love!" I also enjoy substituting "Cesar Chavez" for "Jesus Christ," in any permutation. Just so fun to say! Granted, I totally have a potty mouth in real life (completely true), so the fake swear isn't necessarily a priority for me.

And the Bangles? So awesomely bad.

hello insomnia said...

If you love Guitar Hero, you'll also love: Sousaphone Hero.

3carnations said...

I'm a total faux-curser, too. It feels just as good as the "real" ones...if not better, since you know you're not being crude. :)

sognatrice said...

Definitely cannot *not* sing along to Eternal Flame. In fact I'm singing it right now as I type.

Pretty much anything I watch on TV could be considered lame by some--I'm hooked on Nanny 911 right now b/c it's one of the few American shows I get. Plus bratty kids make me laugh.

Noelle said...

If only "Eternal Flame" was on Guitar Hero.

Sara said...

I watched one or two episodes of Gossip Girl and hated it. The teen watches it now.

I am getting better at Guitar Hero, we just got the new one! One day I will get past the easy level...

I love all BANGLES songs!

Futurama had me laughing very hard after surgery a few years ago, it was dangerous!

I use fake cuss words if I'm around my kids or others. Even though my kids are older now, I still don't cuss around them. I usually say "Jimminy Christmas" or "Frick".

metalia said...

I am obsessed with Gossip Girl. I cannot get enough. Oh and also? NEVER be ashamed of The Bangles.

Vaedri said...

Futurama. Love it, excited about the movie.

And I think I would have to put knitting into the 'things other people think are lame but I love' category. Not all the time, and not everyone, but I do get the occasional snort and giggle when I tell people.

Sarah said...

With a list like that, you are my Eternal Flame 4 EVA!

Laura B said...

I love me some Gossip Girl and am not ashamed even a teeny bit. Also, who doesn't love The Sound of Music and The Bangles Eternal Flame? Hello!?

Paisley said...

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