March 22, 2012

Things I Don't Understand

I wanted to discuss the light-hearted things that perplex me.

I'm sure the following make perfect sense to some, so feel free to enlighten me in the comments:

Coffee Addiction

Dating in Middle School - What good can come of it?

Too-short jean shorts - Or what I like to refer to as jean underwear.

Mantyhose (male pantyhose) - No lie. If you haven't seen them, check out this hilarious post from Natalie at Life Out Loud.

Piercings in the "private parts" - Actually I don't get tongue ones either.

Fun Dip - It's sugar, but colored. Why not just eat straight sugar and avoid coloring your tongue and teeth?

Clothes on dogs - We don't put cats in clothes or leave out small clothes for squirrels who might need them.

Down Comforters - They are lumpy and too hot.

The Bachelor - Quite frankly I'm offended. Way too many women vie for an over-inflated man. I have a better idea, and a more honest one. Let a bunch of up and coming actors and actresses vie for the part of a couple in a television series. See who has chemistry and wins over viewers. Take love out of it, make it what it is. People seeking fame and winning based on their acting abilities.

But that's only my opinion.

I know I'll think of several more after I hit publish, so there might be a Part Two in my future.

What don't you understand?

Thanks to Christine at Inspired Life for inspiring this post with her version here.


Beth said...

I put clothes on cats. :-)

Eloise said...

Have to admit that I'm a coffee addict. Actually, a decaf coffee addict.

Middle school in general is a miserable experience. Hormones are out of control, acne, periods, peculiar growth spurts. Maybe the Duggars dated in middle school and it lasted, but I can't think of *any*one I know who had a reasonable middle school significant other. You never hear about someone's "middle school sweetheart".

Agreed on the piercings.

Tattoos - I wonder how those look when you skin starts to sag...

Famous people who are famous for nothing. Kim K. Snooki.

I have to congratulate Beth - my cats would shred clothes in seconds.

Christine said...

Thanks for the mention! I love your list. I don't understand The Bachelor (or all the subsequent spinoffs) at ALL. I kind of understand coffee addiction, but I can't say I'm addicted to coffee, I just enjoy a yummy cup or two a day.
I didn't understand down comforters either, until we visited Chicago for Thanksgiving and they were on our hotel beds. It seems so lightweight, but was warm and cozy! I think I need one now, since I always get very cold when it's bedtime.
The rest of your list - I'm with you all the way.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Male pantyhose? Not for looks, but for varicose veins or swelling.
Clothes on dogs? For function, definitely. I used coats and booties when my dogs had to go out at 40 below, and most dog mushers use booties on the trail and sometimes coats for resting.
And all I can say on down comforters is that you obviously don't live in Alaska.
On the other hand, I don't even like the taste of coffee.

Tia Bach said...

Beth, I stand corrected. ;-) I never see cats with clothes. Wait, do you do it for a good chuckle? ;-) JK

Eloise, I don't like coffee at all, but I'm somewhat addicted to Diet Coke, so I'm not judging. And I agree... too many people famous for being born to someone who barely deserved to be famous.

Christine, You so inspired me with your post. All day I've been thinking of things that don't make sense to me, so I'm sure there will be a Part Two.

Sue Ann, I get male pantyhose for that, but the ones I saw were matching men/women's and totally for style. What?!? Yes, in Alaska weather I just might put clothes on my dog, but all these actresses in LA, seems silly. I'm too hot at night for down, but yes, Alaska would make a difference.

Thanks to each of you for stopping by and commenting!

Julie Glover said...

I agree with your entire list! Except that, sadly, I have heard why people pierce their tongues and it, um, involves, um -- how do I say this? -- those, um, private parts.

I also don't get mohawks. Never have, never will.

Tia Bach said...

Julie - Thanks for stopping by. The only time I find mohawks endearing are on little boys. Otherwise, I don't like mohawks or the Beatle-inspired shaggy look.