Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mildly Questionable Things I'm Allowed to Like Because I'm a Girl

Sex & the City: If I was being honest, I’d tell you that I originally started watching SaTC for the graphic nudity and sexual content. But because I’m a lady, I can say things like, “It really reflects the cultural zeitgeist of the millennium and the complexities of female relationships in a world where gender roles are on such unsteady ground.” It’s really about the enviable boobs and man-ass, though.

Coldplay: It’s not popular these days to like Coldplay and I can understand why. Chris Martin kind of jerks and minces across the stage in a way that’s both unattractive and humorous. They write decent songs, though, and there’s nothing wrong with pleasant music that doesn’t need too much “work” to enjoy.  So while I’ll never be on the Train track, I’ll girl it up with Coldplay every so often. I mean, Fix You? C’mon. Beautiful.

Baby anything: This kind of goes without saying. No one’s ever going to question why I’m cooing and fawning over pictures of puppies and chicks (or puppies and chicks together omgggggsocuteIcoulddie.) And I appreciate that. 

Musicals: Even if I’d been born a man, I’d have been a broadway baby. Growing up we were limited to basically Disney movies and old classics (White Christmas, Funny Girl, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Court Jester, State Fair, etc etc etc) so it was kind of inevitable that I love them.  Don’t EVER say to me, “December 24th, 9 p.m. Eastern standard time,” unless you want to hear the entirety of Rent from start to finish. Seriously.

I could go on and on…I’ll probably add to this list because there are a million examples. Feel free to add your own.


  1. I like this list. Would add that I enjoy celebrity gossip, and that's my right as a woman.

    I've been interested in your posts about the breakup...going through a pretty awful one right now myself. Do you find the blogging therapeutic? I feel like I just want to crawl into a cave and not talk about it, acknowledge it, allow it to be real.

  2. I loooove this.
    On Sunday mornings on 100.3 they play only acoustic and live versions and I think it's heaven. I don't drink coffee but I really want to just read the paper, listen to that and drink coffee. That means I would have to get a radio or something in my house, listening on the computer ruins the whole vision.

    And I just love Rent.