Monday, June 22, 2009

insignificant things that i just hate doing

#1. Drying my hair. Goes along with showering. I hate showering. It's a necessary evil, unfortunately. But really, drying my hair. I get lazier and lazier about it as each day of my life passes by, especially when it's hot and humid or raining, when nothing I could do to my hair will matter in the end. Plus, these things make my hair kind of awesome. So that is a bonus.

#2. Getting ready for bed. This includes the menial and rather painless tasks of brushing my teeth and washing my face. I'd rather die. And it's not that i hate being clean. I actually am rather a fan of it. I just hate the act of cleanliness. I'm also a person who, when they get up in the morning, needs to pretty much immediately get ready for the day. I can't loll around in my pj's and filth all day. And I can't go to bed without doing these tasks. It sucks. I'm a walking dichotomy.

#3. draining cans of food. Like tuna or beets. I don't like getting crap on my hands nor battling with the can lid which, at any second, may snap off and slice my hand in two. Here's a sean quote for you. The other day i came home to find Sean making dinner so I started on the salad which would consist of greens, green apple, beets, and goat cheese. I had begun my tasks when I noticed the can of drained beets on the counter. "Aww, you drained the beets already!" i exclaimed, most grateful. "Of course," he said. "I wasn't going to miss out on the beauty of that experience." completely sincere. Something i don't hate: that sean likes the pretty colors.

#4. Using the bathroom. Especially when i feel that it is too frequent for my taste. "Augh, not AGAIN," I say. Sometimes it feels like a waste of time. (because i always spend my time so efficiently.) And i refuse to go again immediately in order to teach my body a lesson. It can't just go whenever it wants. It needs to exert some control and patience. That'll teach it.

$5. The $5-thing I hate is... (that was a typo)... figuring out what to wear each day. I hate it. I don't care. I mean, i do care, that's why i hate it, but mostly it's all the factors involved: what's the weather? (factor #1) where am i going? will i get this dirty? what am i comfortable in? and then i get frustrated and nothing is right and i hate all my clothes, and the world. Side story: One time, it was a Sunday and for some reason i feel like it's triply hard on Sundays to figure out what to wear. This was such a day. We are church-goers and we go to different buildings (Sean was banned from ours. Just kidding, false) so he sometimes leaves early and misses out on the Sunday Morning Clothes Pandemonium. He came home and stared at the gigantor heap on the bed and remarked, "Wow, you pulled out your rainbow toe socks?? What a morning it must have been!" "It was...it was.." i said, still panting and sweating from the arduous & desperate battle i engaged in with my clothes that morning. It really made me laugh though when i came in and saw the toe socks. I had nothing to say for myself. I blame it on the weather though. So many danged weather factors.

So yeah, it's difficult. But sometimes i don't really care what i wear and i hate having to decide. When I was young I was 100% in support of school uniforms for this very reason. Also when i was young, i would sometimes wear the same thing every day for a week. This was totally only when i was young. I would never do that now--gross.

10 comments:

Alanna said...

It's when I read posts like this that I wonder if perhaps you are me, but in some Brooklyn dimension. Except the one line about how you hate to loll around in your pj's-- that is perhaps one of my favorite things in the whole wide world to do. The rest, I'm totally in agreement with. Especially blow drying my hair and figuring out what to wear. If I had my druthers, I'd wear pajama pants and a cute t-shirt every day.

Rob said...

"menial...tasks of brushing my teeth and washing my face."

Menial?!?! We need to talk.

Katie said...

Wow. I totally agree with you on the getting ready for bed and the day. It would be really nice to have someone do all of that for me....I think I have bad skin because of my lack of getting ready.....
And I also take about 20 outfit changes in order to be ready for church. I've actually started going through the process the night before so we aren't late!

Jen said...

so true! There's something about Sunday morning that makes it impossible to think rationally about deciding what to wear. Actually, i'm pretty sure it's a law of physics. But if i sit back for 3 minutes on a Saturday night and mentally go through my wardrobe, I can have my clothes picked out and ready to go and save myself a good 30 minutes the next morning. Geez.

menial... i think i use words and pretend to know what they mean. I guess i'd better stick to it. Yeah, menial, rob! Toothbrushing: lame and unimportant.

funny stuff, alanna. also, +5 for saying "druthers."

KamilahNYC said...

This completely hit home for me, especially the following...
#1 - never dry my hair. (even in the winter and I'll probably get pneumonia one day for it)
#2 - HATE getting ready for bed and sometimes I don't wash my face if I don't feel like it. Except I'm like alanna and could lounge for weeks in my pj's.
#5 - by the end of the week I have a huge pile of all the stuff I tried on each morning. It's ridiculous. And Sunday's FORGET IT! It's over before it begins. So tragic. However, for one week Dereck picked my clothes for me and it was truly a miraculous week. You should have Sean do it for you. It will change your life. Now for each birthday, Christmas, and anniversary I'm asking for that. I'm a dork.

Natalie R. said...

I totally agree with you except brushing teeth. I actually really love brushing my teeth. Kinda weird I guess...

Rachel said...

Wait a minute, how do you and Alanna know each other? Do you know we were roomates? (That goes out to both of you)

Rachel said...

Also, Alanna, will you invite me to read your blog?

Jen said...

kamilah, i remember that experiment and i am tempted. sean has very good taste.

alanna and i have never met but I know her sister natalie from when she lived in b-town. I feel like i knew there was a roommate connection but i couldn't remember what/who. craziness! t'is a small world afterall. (<--sorry)

Alanna said...

Hi, again, Jen! Sorry to be using your blog as my own personal finding people service! But I did just send an invite to my blog to both you and Rachel and then realized that Rachel's blog is private, too, and wondered if she'd let me read it??? What about it, huh, Rachel?

And Jen, ALso sorry for making Natalie give me your email address. I hope that isn't totally creepy or something...