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Secret Shames

Last week one of my very close friends tagged me to list 3 secret shames.  I have been working all week on exactly which ones I wasn’t afraid to post for everyone to see.

1) I collect junk!  No really, it’s junk!  I have a stash of empty yogurt cups, paper towel and toilet paper rolls, soup cans, spaghetti jars and plastic strawberry containers on a shelf in my laundry room.  I recycle aluminum, glass, plastic and cardboard yet these things I cannot get rid of.  I don’t know if it was my days as a teacher where I needed junk like this for projects but I can’t bring myself to toss it in the recycling bin.  Maybe I think I will need them for some kooky project in the future.  I don’t know! 😛

2) I hate wearing socks!  I’m lucky that I live in Spain and have lived in Florida as well because I can get away with bare feet in the warmer climates.  The only time I will put socks on is when I wear tennis shoes.  Even if it’s freezing outside I hate wearing socks!  I hate the feeling of confinement.  I am not claustrophobic but I hate feeling like my limbs are not free to move about.  This is also why I hate tucked in sheets.  Even at hotels I untuck every silly layer of blanket and sheet.

3) I absolutely LOATHE American Idol.  I physically cringe when I hear the theme song or Ryan Seacrest’s voice.  I admit to having watched the 1st season, along with everyone else, but come on now, there has to be an end to this idiocy sometime.  I just cannot understand how a talent show that made Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken popular hasn’t lost all credibility.  Joe loves American Idol and I make him watch when I’m not around or he has to wear headphones. (I’m a horrible wife, I know!)  The contestants are horrible, the songs are all overdone, the judges use the same crappy adjectives for every contestant and the producers think it’s ok to force the American public to sit through 2 hellish hours of this nonsense every week.  Other than Kelly Clarkson’s one teeny-bopper album and a few decent songs from Chris Daughtry what have any of the winners/runners up gotten from their crappy monopolistic contracts from this has-been show?  ENOUGH ALREADY!  Is there no end in site?  Ok, I think I got it all out!


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  1. Hi

    I am a publisher of THE EAST; the only English newspaper, which is mainly focused on the East Asian information (at the beginning of every month, more than 12,000 free copies are distributed throughout the London area, particularly, where East Asian Networks are established).

    I looked at your blog the other day and have been wondering if there would be any chance that we could publish some of your interesting articles on the paper.
    We think some of your blog articles should be very helpful to the Westners who are interested in Asian Culture.
    The East cannot afford to pay for your articles right now (as we are non-profitable organisation). However, if you wish, we can still offer you:
    1. Advertising space
    2. Link to THE EAST web site blog section

    We look forward to hearing from you shortly.

    Many thanks and kind regards,

    Hyung Wook Lee

    THE EAST, The East Asian Monthly Business Newspaper,
    Elephant Consulting Limited, 37 Charter Court, Linden Grove,
    New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3BN, UK
    Tel : + 44 (0) 7912 608 321 / Web site: http://www.theeast.org / E mail : publisher@theeast.org
    Registered in England & Wales, Company No. 6254454

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