Eight things I’m okay with not liking

1. Beer. I know, I know. I come from the land of good beer and how can I not like it, but I just don’t. I don’t like the taste and I don’t see the point of advice that I’ve repeatedly gotten from people: just keep drinking it, you’ll eventually like it. WHY WOULD I DO THAT?

2. Liver. I am not a picky eater at all and I will (almost) try anything, but liver I cannot stomach. Actually, I can’t even swallow… it makes me gag. Liverwurst on the other hand = love!

3. Hot feet. While I am not a fan of cold feet either, I hate when it’s so hot in the summer that my feet get all hot and puffy. Worst feeling ever. I have to take a cold foot-bath before I go to bed sometimes, because it bothers me so much.

4. Clubs. I’ve never been a club person. I had my fair share of danced-through-nights in my twenties, but I never liked clubs. And I was definitely not someone who would go out every Friday and Saturday.

5. Horror movies. I know, it’s that time of year and most people are eagerly awaiting Halloween, but I do not get anything out of scary movies. In fact, I really don’t enjoy them or want to sit through them (much to J’s dismay).

6. YA Dystopian novels. I am sorry but I am not sorry that I won’t jump on that bandwagon. You might say that I haven’t read enough books to really have an opinion about it, but the 2 or 3 books that I have read (or heard about) did not convince me that this is anything that I would enjoy anytime soon. Time is too precious.

7. Dubbed movies. Holy hell. Is there anything more annoying than dubbed movies? You might find subtitles just as bad, but I prefer subtitles over dubbed movies any day. You see, in Germany most movies are dubbed and the thing is: often NOT VERY WELL. I know why they do it (people are lazy and not fluent enough in English or other languages), but good god, it’s so bad. Voices often are completely ‘off’ from the original voices of the actors (why do they do that? Why don’t they try to find voice-overs with similar voices?) and translations are so, so bad. I don’t think I can ever watch a dubbed movie (or TV series) ever again.

8. Lipstick. I can get on board with lipgloss, but lipstick? I don’t know how to pull that off.

{inspired by posts from Terra and Erin}

  1. I’m totally on board with clubs, horror movies, YA Dystopian novels (no idea what they are, but I don’t even like the sounds of them – ha) and dubbed movies. It’s a good thing, too, because I might have to disown you over not liking beer. =D I’m kidding. I’d never do that. I don’t drink enough alcohol to have any weight to judge anyone else’s preferences.

  2. You did write MY opinion, didn’t you?
    Except 6 and partially 7 I am ALL with you! Exactly on the same page!

  3. I agree with you on so many of these. I don’t think I’ve ever had liverwurst, but I do not like liver. I am so glad that I don’t have to go to clubs anymore, though I do love dancing. Thanks for the link back!

  4. Well, I love beer, but it only loves my hips! So have switched to red wine occasionally. I love liver. Papa used to have it with crackers and we would sit together, the old man and the child and eat our precious chicken liver. (I will also eat calves liver sauteed with onions.) Totally on board with feet, clubs and horror movies. I also abhor Dystopian Novels. I would prefer to watch subtitled movies and shows, and I also have a thing about lipstick.

  5. 1-LOVE
    2-OK with
    4-OK with if I’m there surrounded by friends.
    5-NO NO NO
    6-I did enjoy the Hunger Games, so I’m not sure I could write off an entire genre (if one can call them that).
    7-Subtitles please!
    8-Shiny lips aren’t my thing.

  6. Agree on almost all. Particularly beer and liver and dubbed movies.

    I did however discover the power of the red lipstick and I shall never go back :)

  7. I hear ya!!

    I like beer, hate liver, hate hot feet, can do without clubs, cannot/will not watch horror movies, on the fence re: YA novels, movies? what is this you speak of??, loathe lipstick.


  8. Ahhh, I completely agree on 1, 2, 4,5 and 7!!

  9. Yes, when I was still drinking alcohol I kind of wanted to be the type of person who enjoyed beer. So I would drink it, but I really didn’t enjoy it. Then, I discovered Beer Shandy’s (Beer with Sprite) and it was much better. :D

    Also, I was like you. Hated lipstick. But now it’s one of the most fun part of my make-up routine.

  10. I so agree with you on liver, dubbed movies and lipstick!! But beer and YA dystopian novels – not so bad on my agenda. :) But also I think if you don’t like it you don’t like it. I absolutely see no use in trying to talk people into something. A friend of mine doesn’t drink beer either, so what does it bother – I open a bottle of “Sekt” for her. :)

    Have a great weekend. xoxo.

  11. iam with you on the beer (shocking! “you are german, how come you don’t like beer?” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), i do enjoy a cola-weizen though (more coke than beer), the horror flicks (iam just too much of a scaredy cat) and the dubbed movies/TV shows (have you ever listened to the ‘german version of’ friends? it is HORRIBLE! i’ve never watched friends in germany because it was/is so bad).
    you need to give the lipstick another try though, i never go without EVER!!!!!

  12. Similar to my post! I LOVE lists!

    I hate beer, I drink whiskey. When I have drank beer, I’ve gotten sick.
    I hate liver. My mom used to make it for my brother, because he loves it.
    I hate hot feet. First thing I do when I get home, is take my socks off.
    Lipstick, I hate it. I love lip gloss though.

    I do like horror movies. Although, I found as I’ve gotten older that I get more scared.

  13. I only like Radler, hate liver, hate hot and puffy summer feet, sometimes watch horror movies and i HATE dubbed movies! We don’t watch them at all! xx

  14. SO WITH YOU ON THE BEER CARD. I just don’t like it and refuse to DRINK SOMETHING I DON’T LIKE to get a “taste” for it. How does that make ANY sense? At all??

    Honestly, this list is so ME! We are very similar, my friend. :)

  15. I agree with 1, 2, 4 and 5! I don’t think I’ll ever warm up to beer! Or horror movies!

    I was really into dystopia YA before Hunger Games even became this big thing publicly. But a lot of the YA dystopia romances seem to follow closely to the same trend and while at first it was exciting to read this booming genre, it started to get boring. And tiring. So now when publishers pitch them to me I usually say no. However one took me by surprise recently — Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi! Perhaps I just prefer more action and less women/social issues in my YA dystopia lol

    This is a neat idea, I may have to borrow it some time :P

  16. Ha totally love this! The hot feet thing is one of my pet peeves too. Can’t do it! In Europe this summer I think I must have washed my feet before bed almost every single night while I was in Italy because it was just SO HOT (and after walking all day, ugh!)

    It’s too bad you don’t like YA dystopian, but if you’ve read a couple and didn’t like it, there’s no point in continuing! They’re not meant for everyone, I often help people at work who just do NOT like them, so you’re not alone on that one haha :)

  17. Oh man, happy to hear about another non-beer drinker. I just can’t. It’s just not that good. And dubbed movies are sort of hilarious but basically awful.

  18. I agree with most of these, but not the beer! So what is your drink of choice then?

  19. Ha! I am with you on pretty much all of these! I don’t mind dystopian YA novel, though. I don’t LOVE them, but I will read them for book clubs and tend to enjoy them.

    I can’t stand beer. Never have liked it. Never will. I am a vodka girl. :)

  20. I used to not like beer, especially flavorful beer, and then all of a sudden this summer all I wanted were delicious and bitter beers. It’s weird. I guess my palate changed or something.

    Also, the mere thought of liver makes me gag. ICK.

    And hot feet! I can’t stand it! I stick my feet out from under the blankets at night so they don’t overheat. If my feet are hot, I’m miserable.

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