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TL;DR – Our Weird Isms

April 22, 2015

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Last week, we had a discussion about who is more difficult to live with. We’re both very easy going people, and very low maintenance, but which one of us is the lowest maintenance? This led us to talking about each other’s pet peeves, and a discussion whose sentences mostly started with “Yeah! Well at least I don’t…” Of course, none of these issues are big issues, but we found ourselves laughing at our tiny isms, and we thought we’d share a bit of them with you in a silly TL;DR video that lets you know a bit more about us :D

So, apart from the ones we mentioned here in this video, we have a few more:

Simon: Amateur Rapping

I don’t know what it is about bad rapping that hurts me. Deep down, nothing makes me cringe so much as bad rapping. And I don’t know how to properly delineate good rapping vs bad rapping. And I’m not talking about preference, either. For example, I listened to the new Action Bronson album: not a fan. Don’t really like his style. Ghostface, also, I’m not a fan of. But they don’t make me cringe. There’s something different about amateur rapping that makes me want to run away. When I watched some of Unpretty Rapstar, when Jessie was standing around and rapping about how badass she is, and how she’d slap everyone there, oh sweet Jesus even thinking about it now I feel my throat closing up.

It’s, I think, the fakeness that burns me. It’s when someone pretends to be hard but they’re not hard that I feel like crying. I saw a video on Reddit the other day of some high school kids freestyle battling as well, and I NOPENOPENOPED out of that window as fast as possible. Some Kpop rappers do that to me as well. Just…oh plz dear no. I know it’s an issue I need to get over, but I just can’t. I CAN’T DO IT!

Martina: Female Singer-Songwriters

Step one. Write something that sounds like a normal sentence about your day. For example, today I went to school and fell asleep during math class. Step Two. Take that sentence and sing it all wobbley to the an acoustic guitar and you’ve just killed Martina. Don’t get me wrong, I like female singers like Norah Jones, Lim Kim, Neon Bunny, Beach House….but because they sing about things in an interesting way. If you just speak a normal sentence and attempt to sing it over music, like Jewel’s most painful line, “I brush my teeth and put the cap back on” I will burst into sad flames.

Simon: Hearing About Sales

Look: I worked at the mall all throughout my high school career. And I think that, because I spent so much time working in one, I can barely handle being a customer in one now. If I go shopping, it’s with a clear action plan. I go in, grab what I want, and I get out. There’s no perusing. I need to get out of there like it was on fire. So whenever someone working there tries to slow me down, I feel uncomfortable. Don’t tell me about your sales. I’m not interested. I don’t want to spend and more money than what I plan on spending. When I’m at the cash and they ask for my email, I say no. Phone number? No. Why? I’m not interested. Just let me go please! I give you money you give me product fair is fair RELEASE YOUR HOLD ON ME!!!

Martina: Turtlenecks

Anyone who has watched Music Mondays knows my deep hatred for turtlenecks. I think they’re awful and they make everyone look bad. Even hot people can look dumb while wearing turtlenecks and Korea has a major obsession with them. Almost every single actor I thought was hot has somehow ended up in a turtleneck. Where did you neck go? Oh there it is, swallowed up by that sweater that looks like it’s trying to eat your face. I don’t mind the really baggy necked turtleneck sweaters, the kind that has a huge mega wide turtleneck that you could pull over your head like a hoodie but unless you’re about to go skiing in arctic conditions just get a scarf to keep warm.

Simon: Feeling My Fingernails Touch Anything

Hahahahaha I’m not the only one, right? Right? RIGHT!!?? I keep my nails trimmed. When they grow too long and I can feel them when I type on the keyboard, I get itchy. If I grab something off a table and my nails are the first thing that touches the table I blink rapidly. I need to cut my nails immediately. It can’t wait. I’ve bought more nailclippers from all my travels than I have nails on my body. It’s not that I think nails are gross. They’re not unseemly or anything. I just…I don’t know. I hate it I hate it I HATE IT! Apparently Martina’s dad feels the same way so I know I have at least one person on mu side.

Martina: Naps

This one is sad. I really wish I could love napping. I enjoying sleeping when I’m actually able to sleep (which is rare because EDS makes for bad sleep) but when I’m exhausted and I just need to take a nap, I know I’m going to have to make a payment. The payment is napping away exhaustion in exchange for mega grumpiness. When I wake up after a nap I’m a mean, grumpy, irritable being that needs to be left alone. I’m like a wild animal prowling the house looking for something and waiting to bite someone’s head off. I can acknowledge this and Simon knows not to joke, prod, or ask me complicated questions after a nap, but I hate the feeling of being so grumpy. Does anyone else get the after-nap rage?

Simon: Banana Bread

There’s nothing inherently wrong with Banana bread. It’s delicious. I’m sure it is. I remember when it used to be delicious. My father made a wonderful loaf of banana bread. He first got into making banana bread when I was 10 years old. Then he made a new loaf every week, for a gotdamn decade. I can’t eat banana bread ever again. Please no. My body has had enough. Banana smoothies are fine. Banana chips are delicious. But make a cake out of it and our friendship is over. OVER.

Martina: Milk in Mugs

I’m a huge milk drinker. Love milk of all types and I try it in every country I visit. Don’t give me skim, because that’s water flavoured like milk and doesn’t count. I love my milk steamed and cold, but don’t serve cold milk to me in a coffee mug. I don’t know what it is, but drinking milk from a ceramic mug makes it taste like it’s lukewarm to me, and lukewarm milk is gross. It’s only not gross if it’s straight out of a cow and that’s just fine for me. But cold milk should be served ice cold in a lovely see-though glass. YUM!

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So that’s it for our list of weird isms and pet peeves. I’m SO CURIOUS YEAHHHH if you have any pet peeves and isms that are the same as ours or are we total weirdos to you? Also one last thing. Martina would like to mention to you that she can now eat Cheetos and cheese puff things no problem…but she’ll have to wash her hands afterwards.

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  1. I totally relate to Martina’s wood thing. Popsicle sticks, those wooden spoons that come with ice cream sundaes sometimes… Goosebumps instantly cover my body and I get that pressy down feeling on the back of my tongue. Terrible.
    My husband has a problem with lotions and gels. Toothpaste has to be a certain consistency and even then it’s a battle of mind over matter to put it in his mouth. I don’t think he’s ever used body lotion.
    I also wake up from naps a nasty grumpy-pants. Especially if someone wakes me up from said nap. Woah. Watch out if that happens.
    Another thing is stepping on pebbles with your bare feet.I mean like a gravel driveway or a rocky beach. Can’t stand it. It feels like the pads of my feet are being pinched and grated and I can’t stand it. Just AWFUL!!!

    5 years ago
  2. Firstly, I read weird-isms and I busted out with Rainism in my head. Secondly, I totally agree w/ Simon on the eye drops thing and barf. I used to have a stronger stomach but as I got older I’m no go on that. I know my sister has a pet peeve where she gets irritated with me over singing. And not just singing, I have this bad habit of singing along with every song, regardless if I know the words or even like it at all.

    5 years ago
  3. One of my strange Isms is taking medicine. I have no idea why, but I just can’t do it. I also don’t like being touched very much, it just makes me uncomfortable. “It’s not like I don’t like you! I just love you… from a distance.” Does that make sense?

    5 years ago
  4. I have a meat thing. I spent so many years as a vegetarian with servere anxiety that if my meat isn’t properly cleaned, NOPENOPENOPE. I once good an expensive steak, cut in to it, found AN ARTERY and couldn’t eat it. Fat or gristle on chicken? Nope. Fat on pork? Nope. It makes meals in my house long to prepare but always perfect.

    5 years ago
    • And I am with you Martina on the nap thing: even when I know sleep will be all that fixes my pain or exhaustion, I am so mad that I have “wasted” time. I need like an hour or two and a ton of coffee before I am not likely to kill people.

      5 years ago
  5. Hahaha I’m absolutely with Martina about monkeys. I find them repulsive, chimpanzees and orangutans especially. When I look at them, I don’t see a completely different species, I see demented unevolved humans who embody our most base instincts. It’s like the “uncanny valley” effect in robotics: they’re extremely similar to us but something is “off” about them, causing us to react in horror.

    I had a hard time coming up with any major pet peeves, but I think one would be usage of the term “Asian” in Western society, particularly in America. It’s an arbitrary and recently devised label that manages to effectively pigeonhole 60% of the world’s population into one convenient “other” category; not only is it completely erroneous, but insulting. China, the Phillipines, Russia, India, Iran and Uzbekistan do not have the same ethnic makeups, histories, cuisines, languages or cultures.

    I think this is a result of political correctness gone wrong. Here in the States, “Asian” replaced the term “Oriental”, a term many people find offensive nowadays but one which I believe was actually a more accurate term since it usually denoted people of East Asian descent. It’s similar to the troubled transition from “black” to “African-American”. Afro/African-American was supposed to replace black but all it did was confuse things even further: were North Africans of Berber/Arab/Semitic also African-American? Could a white South African get a scholarship intended for African-Americans?

    Speaking of scholarships, this is especially harmful for potential university students. Many American universities, most notably Ivy League institutions, have strict racial quotas which disproportionately hurt students who are considered “Asian”. Not only is this baldfaced discrimination against “Asians” based on a distorted perception of race, but it’s also completely counterproductive at increasing real diversity. The severe limitations on Asian admissions result in inordinate amounts of wealthy Chinese and Indians (especially children of alumni) being admitted at the expense of less affluent working-class Southeast/Central Asians.

    Btw, from what I recall, Arabs/Berbers from North Africa and West Asia are considered white in college admissions so affirmative action works against them as well. I’d love to ask the average Iraqi living in the US whether or not they feel “white”. Haha, I have a feeling they’d have something to say about that.

    5 years ago
    • I took introduction to Japanese last year and was so excited that I was telling anyone who would listen. I struck up a conversation with a co-worker at the time and she promptly asked me to ‘say something in Asian’ and proceeded to say that I would be able to understand the Chinese customers we frequently had at the cafe. I was so completely dumbstruck that I could hardly find words for a solid minute or two. I ended up calmly informing her that the Japanese language did not encompass all of Asia and that her comments were racist and ignorant before simply walking away. Definitely infuriating how people can still be so completely oblivious to the rest of the world and rely on hurtful and ancient stereotypes about cultures that are different from their own.

      5 years ago
    • P.S. Sorry for writing another novel, I just can’t help myself. :D

      Cliffs: Asia is a landmass, not a race or culture. And f*ck monkeys.

      5 years ago
  6. I agree with the vomit one and the cheetos thing- there always seemed to be that kid who perpetually smelled like cheetos, am I right?
    Now, my strangest “ism” has got to be my hatred of GLISSANDOS in music… particularly strings doing them… OH MY! I took this 20th century music course and all the contemporary composers thought it was a cool effect… so it was a very stressful class. This goes along with the sound some planes make when they fly over head-it’s that sort of drone-y sound, that sounds alot like a Glissando…. aahhhhhhh!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9LWHEf0VFo

    5 years ago
  7. I get that fingernail thing too Simon! Also you know after a bath or shower when your fingers get wrinkly, I can’t touch anything smooth after that, especially paper! I don’t know what it is but it makes me feel the same way as Martina when she bites on a wooden popsicle stick. I am shuddering just thinking about it…

    5 years ago
  8. * Bacon and any vinegar-y product together.
    * Shrimp and garlic and tomato all together. I can take any combination of two, but not all three.
    * People who tell me to smile. Rage. Pure rage.
    * Grade school cafeteria thing: mashed potatoes with butter and sloppy joes in the same meal. I don’t have to deal with that any more because I am an adult and who does that to another person anyway?
    * People who do not pick up their feet when they walk and shushshushshush across the floor.
    * Chronic and insincere apologizing. If you screwed up, don’t do it again and shut up. Don’t do it again and think apologizing is going to make it OK. This is a teacher thing.
    * Also a teacher thing: liars.

    5 years ago
  9. I can totally agree with Simon on vomit. Vomit is just disgusting. Like I remember when I was a kid, there would always be someone getting sick in a hallway so maybe once a month, once a week you were always greeted by that lovely aroma of vomit and pencil shavings.Every time I had to pass something like that I was just about ready to vomit myself. The smell was just fucking terrible. I hate it and kind of hate my teachers for always making us pass it. Like hello this school is pretty big!! Can we not go another way to get back to the classroom?! *sighs* So yeah, vomit is definitely one of my pet peeves.

    Another of my pet peeves of mine is when people touch my hair. I can’t stand it. Not because it feels gross or anything like that. It’s mostly because of my hair type. For as long as I can remember my hair type has always been both very fine and oily. It really doesn’t take much at all to make it all oily. And when people touch my hair, the oil from their fingers are getting all in it and then my hair starts getting more oily. By this point then it starts getting gross. Let me tell you people if I allow myself to go more than lets say a day, two max, it’s going to start looking like I washed my hair with some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and forgot to rinse. It is disgusting. I don’t even like it touching me (which is pretty impossible since my hair reaches about halfway down my back as of typing this). So please, you can admire my hair but don’t touch it.

    And last, my biggest that I think we can pretty much all agree with is don’t touch or move my stuff. This probably sounds childish, but you know what i have a system in my room. I like having my things a certain way. For example I organize my books Alpha-Numeric for my manga and comics. And my novels are organized by the authors last name and the numeric order their series came out. Say I’ve got two trilogies by Holly Black. The Modern Faery Tale trilogy goes on the shelf first followed by her Curseworkers series. I have similar systems for other material items and clothes. Everything has it’s own place that I work hard to keep in that said space. It drives me crazy when people just come in and start moving stuff around. Because I don’t come into other peoples rooms or homes and start redecorating to fit my needs. I think it’s really rude when someone does that.

    5 years ago
  10. I honestly for the love of God cannot stand worms. On mild rainy days during spring, I turn into a radar as I walk on wet pavement and dodge any half dead or squirming worms. If the sidewalk is covered in them, I literally want to cry and go back home. But yeah that’s about it!

    5 years ago
    • Yep, I am right there with you. On days when I had to walk to school after it rained, I had to give myself extra time to get there because I do everything I can to dodge worms.

      5 years ago
  11. My weirdisms include: Being splashed in the face with water, people who have the habit of beginning sentences with “no” in the same way people say “um” (seriously, when did no become the new um?), anything toughing my throat (turtlenecks, bike helmets, scarves, hands… Doesn’t mater how light the touch is, if you touch my throat it will immediately feel like I’m being strangled).
    Loud noises bug the mess out of me. If someone is speaking loudly, a tv is on in the other room, or someone down the street is thumping music, my ears will automatically focus on it and it will drive me crazy. Also pinging noises, clicking noises, constant triangle noises and other things like that in music… my ears will immediately focus on it and it drives me nuts.

    Another weirdism I have is that I pace when listening to music of thinking. Some people dance around. but me… I pace in circles…. for hours. Like I’ll think of a whole storyline in my head that goes to the music and spend unnecessary time walking and daydreaming to music.

    5 years ago
  12. OH MY GOSH, TICKLING!! That is one you can not do to me in a million years. I will punch you or run away if you tickle me. My mom is the same way. She once slapped my dad because he tickled her. He did not do it again.

    5 years ago
    • Oh my god me too! I one punched my nephew when he was tickling me and I didn’t feel sorry because I warned him! I was like, Vinz, If you are going to tickle me, I will scream and you will get punched or kicked.

      5 years ago
  13. I have very similar ism’s as Martina, but like in an alternative universe sort of way. I can’t stand the smell of ketchup. I can’t stand plastic utensils, especially the spoons. And the sound they make when move against each other. And while monkeys are adorable in a cartoon aspect, real ones are terrifying, but you know what odd animal that freaks me out more? Pot bellied pigs. Will never go near those things.. Simon is just weird. :P

    5 years ago
    • Though I won’t say that I HATE the smell of ketchup, I do remember smelling it and not liking the smell. Something about it doesn’t smell right, but not enough to deter me from eating it :D

      5 years ago
  14. I’m the same with the vomit thing!! Most of my ism’s have to do with food actually. If there are certain adjectives used on a menu at a restaurant, I absolutely REFUSE to order it. Things like ‘smothered, slider, ooz’ they absolutely repulse me. There is an entire restaurant chain called White Castle here, and everything, literally everything on there menu is called a slider. I can’t even hear the commercials without gagging.
    I also cannot stand the sound of people chewing with their mouth open. It actually makes me feel ill. Another sound that makes me feel sick is the sound of fingernails clicking together. BLEH. Terrible.

    5 years ago
  15. Martina, I used to feel groggy after naps too (I still do sometimes when I’m woken up before I’m ready), but then I learned how to nap efficiently and properly. I take a lot of naps now because I work odd hours, and sometimes I take naps as short as 10 or 15 minutes, or as long as 3 hours if I have time, but my average is about 30 to 60 minutes. I feel the most refreshed when I nap for less than an hour. It’s different for everyone of course, but Lifehacker has several posts about napping, if you’re really interested in taking better naps: http://lifehacker.com/how-long-to-nap-for-the-biggest-brain-benefits-1251546669

    5 years ago
  16. I mentioned this in the previous TLDR comment section, but I can’t stand the sound of people eating. PERIOD. The worst sounds are when you can hear just how squishy the food is. Crunchy stuff isn’t so bad for me, unless the person is also smacking their lips. Sometimes when I’m talking on the phone with my fiance and he’s eating something, I have to ask him to call me back when he’s done eating because I just can’t stand the sound.

    Actually, when it comes to anything intensely invading my hearing, I freak out a bit. For example, if the speaker system is poor quality or the base is turned up so loud that you can hear the speakers vibrating…I can’t do it! I will figure out a way to get rid of that sound or get away from that situation.

    Hahaha! Everyone really does have some ism. ^_^

    5 years ago
  17. I also can’t drink cold milk from ceramic mugs. It feels weird. And the sight, sound, or and smell of either puke or someone puking, will trigger a certain involuntary reaction, meaning I start retching and my mouth starts preparing itself for what is yet to come, and I must run away before the situation escalates…

    Some isms of mine…:
    When I was little, I didn’t, and still don’t, understand the almost obsession of a lot of girls with horses and ponies;
    Strawberries are alright, but anything strawberry-flavored is nononono;
    Metal touching/scraping teeth;
    I can’t eat dried fruits. Nope;

    I’ll stop here now…

    5 years ago
    • Same with the strawberry thing. In Mexican culture there’s aguas frescas (fresh fruit flavored drinks) and my mom makes awesome ones. I love strawberries, cantaloupes, and watermelons. But the moment she takes one of those and blends it to make agua fresca, NOPE.

      5 years ago
    • AH! That’s kind of like Martina, on the strawberry flavored bit. She hates coffee flavoured things. Loves coffee, but coffee ice cream to her is revolting (while I love it!)

      5 years ago
  18. Noise. Loud noise or just really annoying noise. I hate people who chew with their mouths open, clink their silverware, loud talkers, shouting, screaming, stomping, dripping liquids, slapping, loud sudden clapping, and I can make a paragraph out of this comment on every noise related thing that makes me want to cry and run away.

    5 years ago
    • hehe, i can’t stand females fan screaming :D i hate that high load sound

      5 years ago
    • Hahaha! Then, how do you watch our videos? I (Simon here) am loud as hell, and I chew like a drunk cow on video :D

      5 years ago
      • I knew you would say that. You guys are too awesome and wonderful so I will make an exception.

        5 years ago
  19. Just thinking about a person vomiting makes me feel the same as Simon. I can’t stand thinking about being locked in a small place. Buses are not my favorite things, because people have vomited in them and I don’t have the control over them. Cooked vegetables are just baad! I can’t stand the consistency of them! Yuck! Not to mention cough syrups, there’s just something about them that’s… YUCK!

    5 years ago
  20. Simon is gosh darn right with the eyedrops and lens thing. I am just like Simon when it comes to my eyes. When I needed to put in eyedrops it was pretty much putting them on my eyelid and then trying to force my eye open.
    Ticked of my doctor something fierce. He wanted to know why my sight had gone down pretty quickly in my teens (turns out it was due to growing quickly) and part of that was putting these two light cones on my eyes. Man that scared the crap out of me. After like 10 failed tries he got pretty angry.
    So yeah I can’t take lenses and also can’t have laser treatment because you need to be awake while they put frigging “lasers” to your eyes.
    They can do it if they can knock me the hell out.

    Next to that I can’t do certain textures, like leek always eeked me out because of the texture. And drying towels for the dishes can send shivers all over my body if they have a certain texture.

    And I can’t do alcohol, only in mix drinks. Anything else and it’s “yup this sure tastes like alcohol alright”. With new years a few years back my friends were drinking champagne and were all like “oh man this tastes so good” and I was thinking to myself “yup, this is a glass of alcohol alright”.

    And also agree with Simon on the rap thing. When someone is bad at rapping, or sometimes for example in kpop trying to hard to look like they are well hard gang members, I just nope out. Can’t handle it. There is just something off about it.

    5 years ago
    • Oh and I almost forgot, can’t stand it when people suddenly walk behind me when I am sitting somewhere or suddenly touch me. Also gives me the shivers. I’ve sat in restaurants with the shivers because the server was walking behind me. They need to of course but at some moments I just can’t stand it.

      5 years ago
    • I was that way with alcohol for a bit, but my tastebuds deadened and now I can tolerate the subtleties of different alcohols :D

      5 years ago
      • Maybe I should try that, but anything with alcohol that isn’t a mix drink makes me a sad panda and I can’t finish it.

        5 years ago
  21. I not only get grumpy when I nap, I almost feel like I’m sick, like if I had a cold but without the clogged nose and sore throat. And it never does me any good either, so all I get is being even more tired and feeling all sick and horrible.

    5 years ago
  22. OMG Martina! I can relate to your nap pet peeve completely. When mum drove me home from my grandmas every night, I’d always make sure I stayed awake because that was considered a nap to me and I would always be cranky and irritable after waking up so I stopped myself. And I’m also a deep sleeper so my nap at 3pm can go on until the next morning, which makes naps really unattractive since it takes up so much time. I dislike naps :(

    5 years ago
  23. Now this one is sad. I can’t stand cheese. Like at all. If you’ve just had a piece of cheese or touched some cheese, I won’t let you get near me or touch me unless you wash your hands and brush your teeth. The only cheese that I’m capable of tolerating is mozzarella and that’s when it’s completely melted on a pizza. Any cheese fobics out there that can relate?

    5 years ago
    • I am not a really huge fan of cheese, but I like processed cheese. Weird… now just talking about cheese just makes me think about Chanyeol’s cheese line in Wolf.

      4 years ago
  24. I absolutely can’t stand the feel of wool or anything fleece. Ugh. I just makes my skin crawl and I feel very gross after touching it. I also hate having bare feet on carpet. It just ughhhhh. I feel like I’m getting all these gross disgusting things in between my toes and I will go wash my feet right after bc I feel so gross.

    5 years ago
  25. Turtlenecks are torture devices!!!! why do people torture themselves? I can’t. Something I hate is seeing people biting their nail, I. HATE. IT. with all my soul….
    I can also relate to Simon’s aversion of vomiting and stuff, can’t cope with that, just no.
    Does that weird sensation I get when someone is behind me while I’m in the pc or reading counts? cause I literally do whatever is needed to avoid it….

    5 years ago
  26. I can’t stand wood touching my teeth, or looking at others doing it. I will offer to throw Popsicle sticks away so they don’t keep linking them.

    5 years ago
  27. WOW I am a lot more like Martina then I thought I cant eat any thing with the wood in side it either I was the kid that got yelled at for pulling out a bowl and a spoon to eat a Popsicle. cause if the stick hit my teeth i was like nails on a chalk board. I cant handle kids with stuff like that around their mouths either, and napping worst thing ever I always wake up with a monstrous headache that lasts the rest of the day that turns me in to a very grouchy person to be around.

    Both of my friends are a lot like Simon in the puke thing they are exactly the same, One of them is exactly the same as him with touching the eye and eye drops. but she is so bad if I needed to put drops in my eye while she is around I had to leave the room. I’m like Martina they are like Simon maybe that’s why we are good friends

    5 years ago
  28. Okay, I agree with Simon. Martina’s weird-isms are definitely more weird. EXCEPT for the one about cold milk in a mug. I totally agree with that. I need to be desperate to put milk in a mug, and it makes me unhappy if it happens. I have a theory that it’s because I subconsciously expect any liquid in a mug to be warm. So even if it’s not warm, I still kind of feel that it’s warm, because my brain said, “It’s a mug, it must be warm.”
    Simon, I just saw Hamilton at the Public Theater in New York. It’s a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton, and it’s very good. Every night at the show has basically been a parade of celebrities in the audience. ANYHOO. The guy playing Thomas Jefferson is named Daveed Diggs, and he’s phenomenal. He’s a rapper in his own right with a group called Clppng. You would probably like it.

    5 years ago
    • Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll check it out :D

      5 years ago
    • I have a different theory about the mug thing…I think its because the ceramic feels so cold on your lips, whatever cold drink is in there feels less cold and therefore you don’t enjoy it as much.

      5 years ago
  29. I want to say something in defense of turtlenecks: I agree that people usually look bad in them. I’m sure at least I do. But I wear them 50% of the year. Why? because throat and chest are my most sensitive parts when it comes to catching a cold. I go to sleep without a turtleneck or a scarf? I wake up with a sore throat. I go out in the middle of a winter with just a scarf (or two) on, but no turtleneck? Wind creeps through the gaps and by the night time I have a sore throat. So you see. Sometimes turtlenecks aren’t really a choice, but an obligatory ‘accessory’.
    (Just like woolen socks. In the mid-winter I can’t leave home without thermal insoles in the shoes and a pair of woolen socks. Even now I’m still walking around the house in two pairs of them on)

    5 years ago
  30. I can’t stand it when people leave drawers, doors or anything else that can be closed – open.

    In relation to food it’s anything with cilantro in it. Even the tiniest bit in my food and that’s all I can taste and cannot get rid of said god awful taste so I just sit there like “The whole day has been ruined.”

    Back in the UK young people always wear their trainers (sneakers) with the laces tied behind the tongue and tucked in neatly so there are no strings visible. I cringe seeing front-tied shoes in a huge bow with those terrible looking laces flopping about all over the place. What if it gets caught in an escalator? What if it comes undone and you trip on it when crossing the road and die?

    5 years ago
  31. Simon I understand the throw up thing! I am the same way! I’d be a terrible mother because if my kid threw up I’d be booking it out of the house and leaving them to fend for themselves.

    5 years ago
    • I used to be like that and now my oldest is nine and I went through it so much that I started to get used to it and now I can handle more. so who knows? there’s a possibility you could get over it if you had a kid.

      5 years ago
  32. The first weird ism… SAME. I mean, really, no popsicles or bad quality wooden chopsticks for me please. T^T

    5 years ago
  33. Thinking about blood. Not actual blood, just thinking about it. I remember reading a poem once in college about a woman cutting vegetables and nicking her finger and I was just like, nope, I’m done. It took about 20 minutes for me to return to class. Another time I almost passed out at work because my coworkers were talking about a video I HAD ALREADY SEEN and was aptly grossed out by but otherwise fine with.

    Simon, I feel you on the rap thing. I think its the insincerity. When the person I’m looking at doesn’t match the words that come out of their mouth, there’s a huge disconnect. Listening to Iggy Azalea is really hard for me because I just want to shake her and scream “Stop trying to sound like you’re from the Caribbean! Rap about kangaroos or something!”

    5 years ago
  34. I hate inside out hoods. They bother me so much!! I don’t even know why xD Seriously, when I see random strangers walking around and the hood on their jacket is inside out I just cringe. I’m constantly tempted to go up to people and fix their hoods but it’d be awkward since, well, they’re strangers lol.

    Another pet peeve I have is people saying stuff in my place or about me and assume it’s true. It’s like they think they know me so well(*cough*mygrandmother*cough*) and just say something about what I’m thinking or what I want or what I like and just automatically assume it’s right. It just bothers me so freaking much!!! Like, I can speak for myself, thank you. (I have the same problem with people telling me what I should do with my life when I finish school and stuff. It’s my decision, not anyone else’s.)

    I also hate it when people watch me draw or when they constantly want to see my drawings. Most of my family does this and it’s just so annoying! Sometimes I just don’t want everyone to see my drawings and they don’t understand that.

    It also bothers me when people go in my room without my permission and touch my stuff. Sure, I can deal with them being in my room but touching my stuff is a no-no. Especially when it comes to touching my drawings xD

    Also, I can agree with Martina about the monkeys. They don’t bother me as much as they bother her, but I don’t exactly like them either.

    5 years ago
    • I agree with all, except the monkeys.
      Though I agree a lot of them are loud and annoying, I absolutely love Orang-utans.

      As for the inside out hoods: How do people not get annoyed by that?
      Whenever a friend or family member has their hood inside out, I HAVE to do something about it.
      My mom has the same, and so does my brother.
      Just like when a label is hanging out and people don’t notice.
      If a friend or family member doesn’t notice, I’ll help them notice and fix it.

      5 years ago
    • haha I have the same thing with inside out hoods. even worse for me though is people who wear long wool winter coats and don’t tear apart the flaps at the back/bottom that are sewn together just for display in the shops. i want to run up to them and tear them apart to freeedoooomm!

      as for people wanting to see your drawings – same thing here, but with writing and music. i HATE when people watch me work, i can just feel their eyeballs behind me, judging me (even if the logical side of my brain knows they are certainly not). it drives me nuts.

      best thing to do is to acknowledge these needs you have creatively and know that your needs come FIRST, before the random desire of people to see your work. show them when you are ready. or never show them. they’ll deal :P

      5 years ago
  35. I 100% agree with Martina about monkeys. They are disturbing, annoying, rude, can be dangerous. they’re the 2nd douchiest animals of the animal kingdom (after humans). I just can’t grow to like them (and I even like leeches. So that says a lot)

    I sometimes end up barfing too at the sight of a vomit puddle. It has become better in the last few years (working as a nanny for a half year helped), but I still at least feel a lump in my throat every single time.
    I also can’t stand that sound and feeling of biting into a meringue. It’s like listening to someone cut a polystyrene board (it gave me shivers just thinking about it).
    Same goes for walking on dry snow (the rly dry one, when the temperature drops to at least -20)

    Other three weird things that give me the shivers are: the rusty parts of the ships (the part that normally stays underwater), the bottom parts of the bridges and big (open) pipes. I’d even say that I’m probably scared of those. They make me feel Super uncomfortable.

    There are many others, but these are the main ones, I guess.

    5 years ago
  36. haha I HATE MONKEYS TOO. i only recently came to terms with my random hate of monkeys. they are soo creepy. glad to find i’m not alone haha
    one thing i hate and makes me cringe to no end (similar to the bad rapping thing) is scatting – you know, doobeedobee doowop. and not just professional singer scatting, but random people attempting scatting…. BAD SCATTING. UGHH! :| barf.

    5 years ago
  37. Martina is weirder!!but I still love u..heehee I dont like people touching my feet and legs so ive never get any foot massage before..I can do manicure but not pedicure..

    5 years ago
  38. here’s a an odd-ism along with Martina’s: I can’t drink milk UNLESS it has ice cubes in it. not sure why, but my mom and my grandma were the same. and Simon: do you think you could handle a chocolate banana coffee cake??

    5 years ago
    • Milk WITH ICE IN IT? That’s sacrilege! You’re diluting the purity of the milk!

      5 years ago
      • I know, *crying, I KNOW! :) but I just can’t help it. has to have ice. I make up for the wateryishness by drinking whole milk. Seriously tho, must be a learned family trait…

        5 years ago
  39. Simon, I hated that scene with Jessie too…. oh god it makes me want to die….

    5 years ago
    • When they played that part in the studio, I started walking away into another room, and Martina tried to hold me back, and she’s usually strong, but there’s NO WAY I was gonna sit and listen to Jessie any longer!

      5 years ago
  40. First!? :)

    5 years ago