On Not Feeling the Love

A friend recently admitted to me that she doesn’t like yoga. She tried. She knew many others, including me, loved it. But she didn’t even like it, though felt a great relief at admitting it.

Herewith, a short list of things I don’t love. Guilty displeasures, perhaps? (and there are exceptions of course. But they are few.)

The Help
Life of Pi
Valet parking
Live theater
Navy blue

What things do others love that you don’t, and perhaps feel guilty about?

7 Responses to “On Not Feeling the Love”

  1. Patricia Says:

    The Help and Life of Pie are also on my list.

    TSA (o.k. so no one really likes them, but since they are the top of the list of things I don’t love, I had to include them anyway)
    Cloudy Days
    Chinese Food

  2. Amy Says:

    Blue cheese

  3. Steph Says:

    Love it! (And I totally feel you on the poetry thing, btw.) Was wondering what your grievance with CSAs was, though… Too much food spoilage and pressure to cook everything?

    Here’s my list:
    Room by Emma Donoghue
    Charles Dickens
    Sex and the City
    The Social Network
    Mad Men
    Battlestar Galactica
    short stories
    boots over jeans

  4. Jennifer Reese Says:

    Jazz! Live theatre! I agree! Don’t love at all.
    People love Glee and I tried, but I don’t.

  5. girldetective Says:

    I forgot one of my big non-loves: Zombies. Just don’t like ‘em. Walking Dead comic or show? No thanks.

    Jennifer, I watched the first season of Glee and liked it, then quit after the second season began. It was so bad and uneven that I couldn’t much remember why I thought I’d loved it before.

    Steph, I wish I could unread Room. Appreciated it when I read it, hate it in memory. I don’t tweet, thought Battlestar Galactica never lived up to its early promise (much like the Matrix trilogy), I do like Mad Men, don’t do Apple and YES to short stories. And I don’t have legs that could ever support boots over jeans.

    CSA: a combination of boredom/guilt/annoyance. Often bored by what came, guilty if I didn’t use or freeze it or give it before it went bad, and annoyed because I felt I had to use stuff from the box rather than buying what I wanted at the store and farmers market. The anxiety and guilt lessened when we went to a half box every other week, but I never felt the love.

    And perhaps it’s not fair to not love Twilight or The DaVinci Code without reading them, but I’m goign to stand by my non-love. I felt the same way about The Red Tent, which I read and found as bad in some ways as I’d feared.

  6. Steph Says:

    I should clarify that I do not hate all Apple products - I am one of those annoying people who has only owned mac computers her entire life, I love my iPod, and yes, we even have an iPad (which, despite my early skepticism actually rocks on many fronts). But I HATE the iPhone, in large part, I think, because of how obnoxious most people who own iPhones are about said gadgets. I think my hatred might be less encompassing than it was when they first launched, but I am still not a fan esp. since the iPhone is supposedly not very good as an actual phone.

    I don’t care for either Twilight or The DaVinci Code, but I don’t feel especially guilty about the lack of appreciation I have for either of them, so I didn’t include them on my list!

  7. Jennifer Reese Says:

    Funny, today for the very first time I tried boots over jeans. I don’t think I look that great, but suddenly I felt jauntier.
    Champagne. That’s something else on my list.