Friday, November 11, 2011

Five for Friday: Things I Don't Understand

My Top 5 Things I Don't Understand:

5. The appeal of "Mad Men"

4. One-shouldered formal dresses

3. The current kale food craze. It's gross people. Raw or cooked.

2. Hating Christmas and Christmas music

1. Paying $700 for fancy high HIGH heels that will literally cripple your feet and bring you pain.

What are your 5?


  1. That's why we're married baby. Our hatred of kale and Mad Men keeps us close.

  2. I agree with your assessment of Mad Men - Kyle makes me watch it and I just don't understand it. However, I really enjoy one-shouldered formal dresses. I like a little asymmetry in formal wear, but I hate asymmetrical hems. I don't dislike Christmas music in a traditional sense, but if Mariah Carey comes out with another rendition of Silent Night, I will protest.

    Five things I don't understand:
    5. Why the Today show needs to be 4 hours long (sorry Hoda and Kathie Lee)
    4. Twitter
    3. The size of parking spaces in southern California
    2. Why commercials have to be so much louder than the tv show you're watching
    1. The appeal of Dancing With The Stars

  3. I have no idea what Kale is but I agree with the dresses and the hating Christmas thing, I don't get it?
    My 5...
    1. War
    2. Rappers and their lyrics
    3. Why people smoke
    4. Meteaorology
    5. How to spell meteaorology

  4. Cara, how can you hate Hoda and Kathie Lee? They are the best part of the Today show. And Kerry, you're #1 made me crack up. Very funny.

  5. the first things that came to mind are all political, but i'll save those for other venues (such as kevin's ears) and try to stick with the theme of things lots of other people enjoy but that i don't see the appeal of.

    obviously i'm with you on all of these - especially one-shouldered oscars dresses, ugh - except for kale. i gotta love a dark leafy with a texture that stands up in a saute! mad men i can't say, as i've never seen it, but it looks like a snore to me.

    5. cars
    4. local news
    3. twitter
    2. facebook
    1. mushrooms

    i'm sure this list is far from comprehensive, but these are just the first things that come to mind. love, grandma lynn

  6. I watch Mad Men (though I certainly don't think it's amazing or even great, but I do enjoy it) for two reasons: its aesthetic (come on, even if you don't like it, surely you can see why people like me would go for it) and John Slattery. The writing is hit or miss and it's pretty depressing overall, but man, Roger Sterling is a charming SOB.

    Here's my list:

    5. The appeal of Kristin Stewart. Seriously.
    4. Thongs and cut-out bathing suits for little girls (and the parents who buy them).
    3. Any math that involves letters instead of numbers or numbers that are in different sizes.
    2. Why Season 4 of Say Yes to the Dress is NOT on Netflix, but the other seasons are.
    1. Shellfish