Thursday, September 08, 2011

No Likey

Driving to work this morning, I was working my way through my routine. Consumption of coffee. Checking Facebook when stopped at traffic signals. Observation of weather. Disgust with weather that was observed. Pondering the morning’s application of deodorant – real or imagined? Furiously scanning the radio dial for something decent.

I hate morning radio shows. While I occasionally find a topic mildly interesting, what I really want in the mornings is not celebrity gossip, is not deejays reading stories about stupid criminals, is not random people (mostly stupid ones) calling in to give some other random person advice about some random life crisis, is not stupid phone pranks or other general obnoxiousness.

Just give me some damn music so that I can zone the hell out.

That’s all I want. A mellow drive to work with music that doesn’t suck in the background.

(Yes, I am aware that utilizing my iPhone + Sync system would easily solve this problem. It seems like too much effort at 7:30 am.)

I am clearly in the minority. Why else would nearly every station on the dial have a morning show? Somebody must like it. A lot of them, presumably.

It's not just morning radio shows. I started making a list and I'm pretty sure this confirms that I am, indeed, a huge weirdo.

Here Is A List of Things I Don’t Like That Everyone Else in the Whole Wide World Seems to Think Are Fantastic

Morning radio shows
French fries
Nicholas Sparks
Desserts that combine fruit with chocolate (exception: chocolate-covered strawberries)
Project Runway

What are yours?


Anonymous said...

I'm with you on every item on your list except french fries. I don't love them, but they are good with a burger. I also hate morning radio shows, especially ones that involve celebrity gossip and/or people asking for advice.

k said...

I'm thankful that I don't commute by car, meaning I never have to subject myself to morning radio!

Beer?!?! You don't like beer? Come to visit and let me introduce you to the delisciousness that is a pumkpin stout. heaven on earth...

kari said...

I agree with ya on everything except the pop-- I love diet pepsi and the occasional orange soda...

Heather said...

i don't mind the morning show from where i used to live; i actually connect to it via iphone from the car through the work day until either a) the battery on my dumbassed phone dies, or b) the show is over. when that happens, i generally pop on a podcast (chris hardwick or one of the MANY kevin smith productions). this shift to talking versus radio is new for me, but i think it has a lot to do with the shitty music selection on the providence radio stations and they way they overplay things until i want to gouge my own eyes out.

in other news, i'm totally with you on the nicholas sparks thing. beer i don't outright dislike, but i don't tend to prefer it if i have options.

one of the things i hate that everyone else loves is seafood.

doahleigh said...

Cereal is one of my favorite foods ever. And soda. And french fries. So ok we don't agree on food. But Nicholas Sparks is the devil, and only certain beers are delicious.

my life is brilliant said...

The reason I used to listen to morning radio shows is because I could zone out more easily to them. Sometimes they were funny. And anytime they played music, it was crappy and terrible and stuck in my head the rest of the day.

And then I got satellite radio. So much better.

Cereal is OK. LOVE me some Coke, although I've been drinking it less lately.

I made myself learn to like beer. It's just so much cheaper than cocktails.

My list of "How the Heck Do You Like This"?
- Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, Real Housewives, and any other shit reality show that consists of awful people who are wasting good air
- March Madness (although I've never really given it a fair chance)
- The Bachelor (and -ette)
- Tiffany jewelry
- Coach and Louis Vuitton (Why would I want to have a purse with someone ELSE's initials all over it? And why would I want to spend so much on a purse that I have no money left to put in it?!)
- the songs "Stairway to Heaven" (although I do love me some Led Zeppelin), "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," and "Purple Rain"

Thisisme said...

I HATE morning shows!!! I DON'T get them AT ALL!!! they talk about the dumbest dramatic shit that nobody should care about! My list is exactly the same as yours except I love beer haha

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