- I don't trust people who love my writing. That's right, I have to fight the urge to think that a) you're just blowing hot air up my skirt so you look nice or b) you have no clue what good writing is and your opinion can't be trusted... (I do fight this urge, and try to believe those people, but my instinct is to think they're confounded idiots)
- I love cheese and jam sandwiches, and cheese and jam on toast. To me it's a bit like poor man's cheesecake. I just love salty and sweet things together!
- I yell at my kids - a lot. I think Roseanne Connor was a great mother role-model because she loved her children passionately, both when she was proud of them and when they drove her up the wall. I have recently been catching up on the nine seasons of Roseanne and pissing myself laughing at how similarly we parent - it warms the cockles of my heart. I apologise in advance if your children need counselling after a visit to my house...
- I'm a copycat. If you have something I like - clothing, hairstyle, technology, I will try to get it, too. If I really like your style, you take the risk of turning up to the same event as me and finding me wearing your clothes; like a fatter, dumpier version of you! I'll strut around like it was my idea, too! Single, white female - that's me (except the single part, and I'm not partial to blood splatter so I won't try to kill you).
- I like little boxes. It really frustrates me when people put two mutually exclusive terms together just because they can't make up their mind. I will argue till I'm blue in the face that you cannot be an atheist pagan. Atheists aren't spiritual, pagans are - by definition. If you can't make up your mind what you are - then invent a new term or risk having to listen to me go on and on and on about it like a dog with a bone - because you're wrong, no really you are wrong, with a capital W... I like little boxes, I like things to stay within their definitions, I hate that language mutates, I like the stability of maths. I like little boxes. Are we clear?
- I have suffered gender-disappointment (which I think is wrongly labelled - see my last point about little boxes - it should be "sex-disappointment" because gender is how one identifies sexually, not what organs one has). Yes, I was deeply disappointed when my second, third and fourth were boys, it was worst with my second and fourth, though by the time I had my fourth child, I did think of course. I was very, very upset that I would never have a daughter. I love my boys to bits and wouldn't give any of them up for a girl. The girl is a dream, not a real person. She is a projection. Nevertheless, my heart aches that I will never get to find out how correct or incorrect my projection was. I'll never share a mother-daughter relationship, which I believe is quite different from a mother-son relationship. I don't want more children now, so even if I could be guaranteed a girl, I wouldn't have another (I don't think - I do have moments of weakness very occasionally where I throw caution to the wind in my mind). I think people who don't get gender-disappointment are just missing the ability to empathise beyond their own experience.
- People who go on and on about their children's achievements and their children's intelligence and their children's aesthetic attractiveness give me the shits. Everyone thinks their own children are prime examples of human perfection - that's kind of a given. If that is almost all you ever talk about, it just makes you look
a bitamazingly narcissistic. Being proud of your child is one thing. Making their achievements your main conversation starter in social contexts causes the bile to rise into my throat and diminishes my opinion of you. I would apologise but it's true and not likely to change. Also, you should know - my children are exceedingly intelligent, talented and attractive, I'm not just saying that, it's a fact...
- I orgasm every single time I have sex. Yes, I do. I always have. It's easy. It's a gift. Stop cringing mum.
- I don't believe feminism is necessary. I believe the power is within every woman and every man to be equally powerful. The power is in the mind. The body may suffer, but no one can touch the mind without permission. Yes, I believe this. This is why I am called "The Feminist Hater" by some who lack their own confidence. Oppression is a choice as it is something that happens in the heart and mind of people. Buddhists who have achieved a high level of enlightenment get this. So, just consider me enlightened, okay.
- I'm having trouble thinking of a tenth thing people would hate about me, because well, I happen to think I'm amazingly wonderful. I know some people don't get that, but seriously, I have to wonder what is wrong with them because I'm loyal, I'm very, very intelligent, I'm incredibly sensual, I'm very accepting of people (because I'm always questioning my own prejudices), I'm easy to talk to. Pretty much, who wouldn't want me as a friend? Sorry, I can only think of nine things you'd hate about me, so if that annoys you, I just don't care.
|I love bright colours... But that won't|
make you hate me...
Bugger, now I'm supposed to tag someones... I hate this bit because I don't feel like I can impose on people, but okay...