weaselmom gave me Reality TV, math, horses, board games, cocktails, mythology, jewelry.
- Reality TV: I prettymuch run the spectrum on this one. There are some shows I loathe -- mostly the ones that just deal with tacky people creating drama, there are some shows I love -- mostly dealing with something that interests me, like Project Runway or that tattooing show. My one really guilty pleasure is Hoarders. I think I get a sort of catharsis from that show. I don't hate the concept of reality shows in particular, but I think it does give rise to some very tacky people being famous just for being tacky, which is not a great ideal to uphold.
- Math: I'm a grown-up now and I don't have to do it if I don't want to. So there.
- Horses: I, like most girls, went through a horse phase. I even took a bunch of riding lessons with my dad -- it was probably the closest I ever was to him. He actually understood the fact that I wasn't interested in competition / showing, just in enjoying being with a horse. I could probably get into some more psychology but it would be about my dad and not about horses.
- Board games: Board games are exactly two things to me -- fun to play, and a way to find out if your friends are dicks. If you think one of your friends might be a dick, play Monopoly with them. Monopoly brings out the inherent dickishness in all true dicks, even if they're good at hiding it otherwise. Then you know you can't play games or sports with this person again. But have a way out, because Monopoly takes for-fucking-ever to play. My favorite board game, btw, is Apples to Apples.
- Cocktails: I like 'em alright, but I'm a beer girl.
- Mythology: My mom used to actually read me some sanitized Greek myths as bedtime stories. I have a really lovely book of myths from when I was a kid. I continued to like them as I got older. Myths interest me in a general sense, as you can tell a lot about a culture from its myths and I like stories.
- Jewelry: I really want to be more into jewelry than I am -- I always wanted to be one of those people who wore big statement necklaces and bangles and the like. But I'm too streamlined of a person to really do that -- I've found that, generally, the only fashion I can stand that inhibits my movements in any way is kimono. So I've learned to curb my desire to buy the enormous beaded cuff or the vintage rhinestone brooch and so on because it will just languish in my jewelry box.