Wednesday, July 11, 2007

TT: 13 Stereotypically Female Things I'm Just Not Into

Thirteen STEREOTYPICALLY FEMALE THINGS I'M JUST NOT INTO


1. Shoes. I'm no Birkenstock-wearer but I've never understood why so many women go absolutely gaga over footwear.
2. Handbags. I've been schlepping around a diaper bag for almost 5 years now but even back when I was childless it was always more of a utilitarian object than anything else.
3. Manicures. The handful of times I've gotten one, my nails have chipped within a day or so anyways. I don't even bother wearing polish for that reason.
4. Pedicures. I've got ugly feet and wearing toenail polish is like putting lipstick on a pig.
5. Primetime soaps like Grey's Anatomy. I think the last one I got into was Melrose Place back in high school.
6.
Diet Coke. I don't dislike it, I'm just not much of a soda drinker.
7. Richard Gere. I've never understood his appeal.
8. Ashton Kutcher. Ditto.
9. Keanu Reeves. Ditto.
10. Vince Vaughn. Ditto.
11. Yakking on the phone for hours. When I'm with somebody in person, I have no trouble chatting away all night but for whatever reason I don't care much for long phone conversations.
12. IMing. Maybe this is a generational thing, but I really dislike it!
13. Chain letters and blog memes that have you tag X number of people. I like doing voluntary memes such as TT, 10 on Tuesday, or the Crazy Hip Blog Mama Carnival but I hate ones that put people on the spot.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

*Please note that I take no responsibility for the content found on other blogs*




Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!


The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!




37 comments:

Jenny McB said...

I am with you on the first three for sure, have painted my own toe nails and would do it again if my only jar of nail polish wasn't dried up.
I think it was Officer and a Gentleman for Richard Gere.
This was a great idea for a list! I may need to think about this sometime. Thanks for sharing.

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

I'm with you on the phone thing. I don't get it!

Thanks so much for visiting me :)

scooper said...

I've had a thing for Richard forever. The other guys, I don't get. I am a phone talker though.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I'm with you with #s 1, 2 and 3. Shoes, I love shoes but am contented with only may 3 pairs and bags maybe just 2. I buy new ones when the old ones are worn out.
Thanks for the visit.

TrainingHearts said...

Great list! I don't care really for the phone either. I used to but anymore it's not the same.

L^2 said...

Yes, I'm totally with you on every one of these! I'm just really not a girly girl.

Thanks for visiting my list.

diamantella said...

Hear! Hear! I'm with you on 8, 11 and 13. I'm neutral towards the others. I especially dislike Ashton Kutcher and his play dumb attitude. Sheesh.

katherine. said...

I'm with you on everything except number 4 (I'm in sandals 95% of the time) and number 12....keeps me from having to chat on the phone. (smile)

jennifer said...

Haha, you must have really hated the Random 8 meme I tagged you for a few days ago! Wow, your list could be mine, every last item. Even the meme! I just really, really like the blogger who tagged me and played along. My first meme, actually, and I unknowingly got to pass it on to someone who doesn't care for them a whole lot, either. Very cool!

Jennifer in OR, diaryof1.com

Lady Rose said...

I am barefoot 90% of the time! even at the office I kick my shoes off under the desk

Fence said...

I agree with so many of these, especially the Richard Gere one. What is it about him? He creeps me out.
Happy T13

Andrea said...

I don't the handbag obsession either- the thought of spending more on my purse than on my mortgage payment makes me cringe!

Andrea said...

Oops- that was me, Andrea at http://write_out.livejournal.com

Alasandra said...

I'll remember not to tag you for a MEME.

I don't mind being tagged myself, but I hate having to think of X number of people to tag. I would much rather leave an invitation at the end that whoever wants to play can.

Tink said...

I'm addicted to Diet Coke, but the taste of regular Coke is much better... Other than that I agree with you on most of the things on your list!
Thanks for visiting my essentials TT.

samulli said...

Ha! How did you get into my head to steal this list? LOL
This really could've been from me, word for word almost. Shoes, handbags, manicures = things that give a whole new meaning to the word superflous.
I have to admit I watch Grey's Anatomy from time to time (mostly when nothing else is on), but I am totally with you on the principle that most of these soapy shows suck like hell. But they're great fun to watch when you can make fun of them the whole time and drive everybody around you nuts with your snarky comments. Trust me, I tried. LOL

Mom not Mum said...

LOL Great list. Do you ever get the urge to just hang up when a friend gets too chatty? Like enough - I'm done, good-bye. You know - how your toddler does it on the phone? lol

Sue said...

I'm not into the night time soaps either or the phone thing. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by! My sister is also fearful of butterflies of all things??!!

Christine d'Abo said...

I've never been a shoes, purse, or clothing woman. I'd rather spend my money on books, music, and movies!

The only one I have to say I'm hooked on is IMing. But that has a lot to do with communication with my family. So easy to stay in touch.

Mercy's Maid said...

I hate talking on the phone too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I commented back on the feminism post re: birth control.

Come back and visit any time.

Suprina said...

I am with you on the shoes and the manicure and pedicures. I have ugly big feet and do not like anyone else touching them!

Great TT!

Janet said...

I don't like Grey's Anatomy either. I do like texting and IMing tho ;-)

TheDoubleDeckerDream said...

Hee hee hee! It's funny, I did a post complaining... er, commenting on a similar list from the BBC!

http://tinyurl.com/38eec7

:)

Lisa said...

I love bags, and shoes, and pedicures, but hate Gray's Anatomy and other dramas. I don't go gaga over many stars either.

Happy Thursday, my list is up.

Nicole Austin said...

I'm with you on everything but the diet coke. LOL! Great TT!

The Gal Herself said...

At first when I glanced at your list I thought we had nothing in common. (I'm a purseaholic, multi-pair Birkenstock wearer. Really.) But then I got to Ashton Kutcher and IM's. We are completely in agreement there. What a cool idea for a list.

KarenW said...

I am so with you on most of those things. I don't need a pair of shoes for every outfit. Just give me something comfortable. I do like a manicure and pedicure but I rarely indulge here in the states because they are so expensive.

Wylie Kinson said...

I 'Amen-ed' on every one except #4. My poor aching feet need pampering so beginning every May (to coincide with sandal season) I treat myself to a bi-weekly pedicure.

Denise said...

I guess I'm your typical girlie girl because I like most of those things but it's totally a personal choice. Great List. :)

Joy T. said...

As a person who gets pedicures all the time I just about spit the ice tea I was drinking all over my computer screen at #4. OMG that is FUNNY!! Love your TT list!

SlipOfAGirl said...

Oh dear, you won't like most of my 13 then lol

Completely with you on the Richard Gere thing tho. ;)

impworks said...

I'm completely with you on #13. They bring out my cynical side as they seem to be the link building equivalent of a pyramid scheme. The person at the top gets links from a lot of sites that all get links and so on. Plus even if they were tag two people they rapidly require more people to be involved than live on the planet let alone blog. Then again if someone else wants to take part I've no problem so long as they don't expect me to.

Amy Ruttan said...

OMG finally someone else who isn't into the stereotypical things. The only two things of the stereotypical that I like Keanu Reeves and Diet Coke.

Everything else I don't get.

Happy TT.

Lara Angelina said...

I do like manicures, and Richard Gere has taken on a certain "look" as he's aged -- I don't know whether it's his gray hair or his friendship with the Dalai Lama -- but I like him better now than when he was younger. Your other girly things -- yup, can do without 'em!
and thanks for your kind words on my blog -- you are right about stress affecting your health!
Lara

Lisa Andel said...

I'm not a girly girl either. Though I'm addicted to coke. It's my caffeine source. I've been told I'm a bit ... unpleasant before I have my caffeine. :)

Amy said...

I love birkenstocks-- don't knock them til you try them. Most comfortable sandals you will ever own. And I also love vera bradley bags!! I am with you on the distaste for those dudes. But grey's anatomy... that show is the best thing to come to tv in ages!!

I guess we are a bit different!! :P (I say as I am shifting between this and multiple im windows!)

Starrlight said...

I am with you 7-10. Completely. Now Johnny Depp is another story all together.....