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The Indefinite Article.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Some things I don't get.

Upon drinking two cups of coffee, here are my gripes for the day:

1. Hiring people to do your lawn. If you don't have a mansion and you're not disabled, do it yourself! And leafblowers. My God, people, use a broom!

Note: I know someone here is a professional gardener and that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about getting out the lawn mower and cutting your grass. Landscaping and growing things often requires some assistance.

2. Love of Macs. I've been dealing with my Mac for a good deal of time now and I don't see the advantages of it over a PC. Not that I hate my Mac, I'm just not feeling particularly wowed by it.

3. Pulp Fiction. Though this is an outdated gripe, I still think this is a really shitty movie and everyone else thinks it changed the cinematic landscape.

4. Dr. Neil Frank's hatred of cold weather. Every time he complains when the temperature drops below 70 degrees, I want to throw something at the TV.

5. El Tiempo Cantina. Severely overpriced ($18 for two tacos and all sides are extra?!), but everyone still loves it.

6. The O.C. It's not just for teenyboppers anymore; hipsters and indie kids watch this show and I'm not getting on that bandwagon.

7. Ironic mullets. Why isn't it ok to laugh and point at the indie kid sporting a mullet? Is this a thing in Austin or is this only a thing in Houston?

8. Letting kids do things that they have no business doing. If you relate to the episode of Sex and the City where Miranda gets into an elevator at the gym and goes to push the floor button but the guy asks her not to because his son wants to do it, you know what I'm talking about. Yesterday at Whole Foods I was stuck behind a mother who was letting her toddler son push the cart, but of course he couldn't steer the thing and was traveling at a rate of about 1 foot/minute. Come on, parents, let's stop the madness.

9. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. I just really, really, really don't care.

And finally,

10. Sigur Ros. Devendra Banhart. Broken Social Scene. Ooh, ooh, and Belle and Sebastian. I HATE Belle and Sebastian!

Thank you. And please feel free to share what you don't get. It feels so good to get it off your chest.


  • 1. Music Festivals. and MOST live Music.
    Most of it doesnt sound as good as the album and I
    dont have to deal the the indie-kid sporting the ironic mullet. There is the occasinal group or artist that sounds even better live and is worth braving the masses for, but ........
    2. Cheesecake. No Bueno.
    3. Cruises.
    4. Fargo. I love Cohen brothers movie's but this one escapes me.
    5. Most of everything on T.V. Even things that excite me at first (like Battlestar Galactica) wear thin and I want them to end.

    By Blogger taggart, at 2:14 PM  

  • Taggart has never been on a cruise...and his mom is taking us on one for my graduation-so i feel that is an inappropriate "I don't get." Now if he does't' get it after May, it will be an appropriate "I don't get" He's just being too cool at the moment.
    Now, I don't get all these reality shows, or even game shows. But I do like Project Runway, and that's kind of both.
    I don't get why people think Brad Pitt is cute-never dawned on me.
    I don't get McMansions-why would anyone want to spend all that money on a boring house by Crispy Creme?
    I don't get Louis Vuitton purses-why spend all that money (like $1500 or more) on a purse that everyone else has? and if it isn't real, then it means that little asian kids' fingers are bleeding so you can have an ugly bag!!!
    cats-I'm on my second one, and he just gets annoying. (Sara's gonna get me!)
    Totally agree with the cold weather thing-how dare we have a winter!
    Finally-I don't get why people still support GWB. Becase they don't want to admit they're wrong???
    It's actually futile to ponder why-it's hopeless. It just is and it's just sad.

    By Blogger Liz, at 9:01 AM  

  • Yep-that's me....Too Cool.

    By Blogger Liz, at 1:06 PM  

  • I have not spotted any hipster mullets, but I have seen kids going for the full on "steve perry" look; some of the kids paid for the deluxe kit, which comes with a peach fuzz mustache.

    By Blogger pablo, at 1:58 PM  

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