There are many things I like about blogging, including making new buddies. I also deeply appreciate that my buddies write great posts that I can steal. Borrow. I meant borrow. Mostly. 😀 In fairness, my blog might be an abyss of nothingness if it weren’t for the creativity of my buddies and their coolness in not creating a fuss when I steal/borrow their posts.
So if you’ve been picking up what I’m putting down, this idea is not original. My buddy, Audrey, shared her unpopular opinions, which got me thinking about what opinions of mine are unpopular. Now I’ve shared this before but I have deeply-seated people-pleasing tendencies so I had to dig a bit deeper than I liked to find some.
I am unsure if this bad or good.
#NotAshamed to Have Unpopular Opinions
In no particular order, here are a few unpopular thoughts rolling around my crazy brain.
Cats Rule. Dogs Drool.
This is not necessarily an unpopular opinion because there are plenty of cat lovers who don’t like dogs and vice versa. I actually like dogs quite a bit, but I LOVE cats in a way that would embarrass most self-proclaimed crazy cat ladies. However, where my unpopular opinion comes in is that I love cats for the reason most people dislike them: they are aloof. While I believe cats can be deeply affectionate and loyal pets, I do agree that you have to earn that affection and loyalty. And that’s why I think they rule and dogs drool!
P.S. Max actually does drool. It’s adorable. I don’t find dog drool cute.
Friends and Seinfeld Are Overrated.
I started with a fairly mild unpopular opinion but now I’m pulling out the big guns. Friends and Seinfeld are iconic TV shows but …. not my jam. I never quite understood the hype and couldn’t relate to them at all, especially Friends. They annoyed me, if we’re being honest. At the time they were on TV, I dreamed of either living in LA or NY. And the NYC, they lived in didn’t appeal to me because New York, in particular, represented diversity. Weirdly, I wasn’t bothered by the lack of diversity (which was definitely widespread) on other network shows, but it super bothered me on those two shows. I still cringe and groan every time I come across either on syndication.
The Force is No Longer with Star Wars. Also Ewoks Rule.
New Hope, Empire Strikes and Return of the Jedi feel like an integral part of my childhood. And yes, I loved the Ewoks because they were living teddy bears, so of course 10-year-old me adored them. The prequels were godawful. Force Awakens and Rogue One were good but seriously … enough. Solo. Nope. The Last Jedi. Whatever. The gazillion additional characters and movies they want to spin-off. Barf.
Also, I overall feel this way about superheroes, on the big and small screen, but Audrey mentioned it on her post and that feels like too much thieving on my part. Black Panther remains the exception (and not just because he’s a cat) and I will throw down with anyone who comes at with me Black Panther hate.
Not Feeling All the Jo and Chip Gaines Love.
So before you grab your pitchfork and come at me, hear me out. I don’t dislike them. They seem like good people and I wish nothing but continued success to them. But everyone seems to love them more than sliced bread. But people — ain’t nothing better than sliced bread. I’m also not wild about her designs, too country for me. Plus their saccharine is sky-high and too much sweet makes my belly hurt.
Tennis Shoes Are Not That Comfortable
Everyone always says they can’t wait to put on their tennis shoes or sneakers or Nikes and be comfortable. Not me. My toes demand freedom and I don’t find tennis shoes to be more comfortable than most work/dress/casual/workout shoes. At all. I mean over five-inch heels, sure. But flip-flops are the most comfortable shoe, EVER.
One Unpopular Opinion That Changed Recently
Hey, I’m woman enough to admit when I’m wrong. And I was wrong.
Who Cares about Some Royals Getting Married?
Prince Harry is my favorite royal and I love Meghan Markle so I was certainly happy for them and thrilled that America now has a real princess (duchess, whatever) and a biracial one too. But I wasn’t into all the hype around the wedding. Sure, I planned to see what her dress looked like and such but it was kind of a non-event to me. So imagine my surprise when I spent hours looking at pictures and reading about their wedding and re-watching highlights. Yup, totally got sucked in and maybe I needed to believe in fairytales again and let my cold, dead heart start beating again.
Or I was just plain and big ‘ol grump before. Both work.
So what are some of your unpopular opinions?