All these things we love to hate

Life is all about the yin and the yang; the light and the dark.

Let’s embrace it!

I love:

Veggie burgers with melted cheddar cheese, fried onions and mushrooms, pickles, and spinach on asiago bread. Oh, and yam fries.

I loathe:

Turnips, any way. Can we please stop trying to make turnips happen? They are a pain in the ass to peel, take forever to cook, and taste the way that farts smell.

They are the absolute worst.

I love:


I suffered brief, albeit alarming heart palpitations when I heard that the premiere of this brilliant, and gut-bustingly hilarious show has been pushed back.


And how does consistently crap programming keep getting renewed (or you know, Charlie Sheen keep getting hired?) while this perfect gem of hilarity gets slowly Arrested Developmented?

That is so not cool, cool, cool.

I loathe:

Cameron Crowe movies. Do people, other than narcissistic fifteen year-old boys and emotionally stunted, middle aged, ex-high school star quarterbacks actually like this drivel?

These are not good movies. In fact, they are terrible. Anytime I hear someone talk about how good Almost Famous is I want to box their ears. Elizabethtown is so awful it’s laughable.

I swear I can just hear Mr. Crowe cackling over his perceived wit every time I unwittingly see a clip from one of these car wrecks.

Plus they just feel so nineties – and not in a good way. Take Clueless for instance – that movies is nineties in the most awesome way possible. These films just feel like itchy flannel chafing my teen spirit to death.


I love:



I loathe:

No animals. That’s impossible.

But I do think that people who hate animals are Satan’s minions.

And there’s no saving soulless demon-spawn. They’re goners.

I love:

Going grocery shopping after working out. It always makes me feel like I’M GETTING STUFF DONE.

Plus my adrenaline is still going like gangbusters so I can carry at least 40 per cent more groceries than normal.

Not to mention you always buy all the best stuff post-sweat fest. Except for coconut water with pulp – that stuff is weird sauce.

I loathe:

Forgetting to buy razors.

Because that means I have to go back to the store, and once I commit to going back to the store, it means picking up Drano because for some reason the bathtub isn’t draining quite right, and also bodywash (but not the kind I really like due to the fact that it’s now nine dollars, and that is obscene), and spray that makes my hair way, way shiny (but smells like really strong old lady perfume, so much so that I immediately regret my purchase, especially because if I hadn’t bought it I could have just got the good kind of body wash in the first place.)

That may or may not have happened.


So what about you dudes? What do you love? What do you loathe? Let it all Chang out.

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Vanessa Woznow

Writer, runner, ranter, reader. I write about all things.

14 thoughts on “All these things we love to hate”

    1. Urg, poorly mannered people definitely grind my gears. I have zero patience for the rude! That’s why such wonderful positive people such as yourself bring such huge smiles to my face! :)

  1. Love this! Such a fun post and great pics. Nymeria is a beauty, as always! Oh animals… They steal our hearts. And love the photo of you with the peppers, bright and brilliant!!

    1. How is Mr. Cobalt this morning? Ohhhh just thinking about him make me all squiggly. I wish I could take Ms. N to work with me – just having her with me always brightens up my day :)

      Big love to you!

  2. you’re lucky i won’t get started. you probably can guess a lotta that from my scribblings. and, YES: never “no animals”
    and i am considering “going” vegan/vegetarian, as preeeeveeeeously mentschund.

    1. Really!? They are my faaaaave. Well, I’ll always choose sweet potatoes first, but I’d never pass up a yam. I AM NOW REPRESSING MANY URGES TO MAKE YAM PUNS. *runs away.*

    1. Dude, I am constantly dehydrated what with all the weeping for the collective soul of this godforsaken planet I do (Too much? Too much.)

      But yes, I totally agree. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to crawl back into the nest I’ve made out of The Wire DVDs.

  3. I TOO LOVE COMMUNITY, ZOMG. It’s hilarious, in a simple way that I feel we haven’t seen in a long time. I hate that people don’t agree. I also just recently fell in love with Sons of Anarchy…if you like motorcycles and (some) hot fellows, you should watch it.

    I was just telling boy last night, I hate stuck up people who freak out that our dog is allowed on furniture…I will go a step further and say that I agree with you, I don’t trust people who don’t like animals. How do you not like cuddly hurricanes of fur and cuteness?? Inconceivable!

    I also love grocery shopping, but since I loathe working out, I just regular grocery shop. I will totally wear my comfy workout clothes, though, so I’m halfway there. I also love washing dishes and organizing things in the house. I’m weird.

    I must admit, however, that Elizabethtown is one of my very favorite movies (don’t hate me). I think mainly because of the music, I love music more than movies, so the Tom Petty and Patty Griffin pulled me in. I hope we can still be friends after that admission. :)

    1. I’ve heard really good things about Sons of Anarchy – I will definitely have to check them out. Community will never stop making me laugh. I think I have to watch the Law & Order episode at least once a week.

      You are not weird at all – I LOVE a good clean/organization. Actually, every Sunday morning, I start with the bottom floor, then work our way upstairs, and then finish with a vacuum. And I will never, ever tire of this :)

      I’ll give you the music in Elizabethtown – those be some good tunes. We can definitely for sure be friends (but we’ll have to agree to watch something else if we’re ever trying to decide on a flick to watch.)

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