Personal Preferences

Hello, my people. (figuatively speaking- i don't own anyone)

I created this incomplete list today whilst feeling nitpicky:

i like: soy milk.
i dislike: high heels
i like: neti pots
i dislike: when a story on cnn.com is a video, not text
i like: making the bed
i dislike: checking voicemails
i like: beans and rice/quinoa, forever and ever amen
i dislike: the way tupperware retains smells
i like: sleeping in but not past 9:30
i dislike: talking on the phone, i can't not be awkward on the phone
i like: aaron's patience when we play tennis
i dislike: cubicles. death to cubicles?
i like: watching birth videos on youtube.
i dislike: watching episiotomies on birth videos. seriously.
i like: reading on the bus, or, reading anywhere
i dislike: odors- such as perfumes, or food that's not mine
i like: being alone, second to being with aaron
i dislike: people touching me when i'm sweating. do not touch.
i like: pilates
i dislike: restaurant items that i could cook myself for 1/3 the price
i like: when i remember to respond to an e-mail within 48 hours (or a text within 24). this makes me feel on top of things.
i dislike: naps
i like: asians. i kinda really do.
i dislike: canker sores- i'm plagued.
i like: vegetables- kale, zucchini, broccoli, asparagus, fresh corn
i dislike: my two biggest fears- car accidents and infertility
i like: showering at night and falling asleep clean
i dislike: how my hands continually smell like garlic. note to self: buy kitchen gloves.
i like: honey nut cheerios & cinnimon toast crunch
i dislike: raisins in cookies. what's the point?
i like: crushing an egg shell and feeling the jagged edges in the palm of my hand

*Note: Originally, these were "i love" & "i hate", but it made me sound extremist. no really, try it: i hate raisins, i love asians, i hate voicemails, i love being alone, i hate naps....those are the rantings of a nut! funny how that works.


  1. I like: That you blogged!
    I dislike: That you don't blog enough!
    --love ya!

  2. My people should do these lists more often...I find them very interesting. I will try to remember to not leave you a voicemail, touch you while you're sweating and find a new asian for you to meet. ;)

  3. I am also very awkward on the phone, almost always. Raisins in cookies, worst idea ever. And Very vanilla soymilk is really good..but it's EXTRA flavorful and delicious.
    Sidenote: Soy helps ease pain through menopause..so they say. A good thing to keep in mind 30 years from now.

  4. I read somewhere a while ago that soy can actually contribute to infertility...just a heads up.

  5. Love your blog!
    To remove the garlic smell from your hands, simply rub your hands with a stainless steel spoon or other stainless steel utensil.

    Don't have stainless steel utensils on hand? A little salt or baking soda rubbed on the hands should also do the trick.