May 21, 2020

10 Random Facts About Me: Unpopular Opinions

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One of my favorite things about myself is my stubbornness. Okay, true, it also happens to be one of my less-desirable traits, too. But hear me out. I like that I’m stubborn enough to stand my ground when I believe in something (or when I don’t). What my peers are doing generally has no bearing on what I decide to do or how I do it. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that peer pressure doesn’t stand a chance against this Taurus. I like what I like, and don’t do anything I don’t want to do. Because of this I tend to have unwavering opinions that don’t always align with other thirty-somethings.

I’ve seen a lot of people playing the unpopular opinions game on social media lately, so I’m tagging in.

Here are 10 totally random facts about me, that also happen to be unpopular opinions.

I think the “bra tuck” looks tacky. If you’re unsure what said “bra tuck” is, it’s when influencers (or anyone, really) tuck the bottom hem of a sweater or shirt under into their bra to make it looked crop. I have two thoughts on this: 1) it looks tacky, and 2) just buy a real crop top. That is all.

I don’t like to dance. If you see me dancing, send me home, because I’m drunk. I have zero rhythm, and don’t like it, so I never do it. I never have. People usually ask me what I do at a wedding, and the answer is that I socialize (and drink) instead. On the other hand, if there’s karaoke, sign me up.

I never got into Game of Thrones. Before you @ me, you should know that I tried, twice. It’s just not for me. I tend to watch more mindless shows that require minimal attention so that I can multitask, and GOT is not that. I can’t be the only one.

I’m a vegetarian, but not for the reasons you think. Being a vegetarian is not unpopular, especially among all of the hippies in San Francisco. That said, I’m not your typical vegetarian. I’m not a vegetarian for religious, health, or moral purposes— I’m all for killing animals, I just prefer not to eat them. Instead, I choose a plant-based diet because I don’t like the texture of meat or seafood.

I won’t do yoga. Speaking of hippies, I don’t and won’t do yoga. It’s not that I don’t think it’s great, I do, but it’s a little too slow for me. I don’t have the flexibility, patience, or the desire to learn either of the two.

Nightclubs have never been my thing. I love a good skinny margarita buzz at a bar, but during the day. When the sun goes down so does my desire to go out. Sure, I love my friends, tequila, and getting dressed up, but nightclubs just feel sleazy to me. I’ve been that way since college.

I don’t want to leave California. Whether it’s the cost of living, the taxes, the traffic, or the politics a lot of people choose to move out of the Golden state. I love California, and even though it costs me an arm and a leg, I don’t plan on leaving. It would take a really good job, or an extraordinary man to get me to relocate.

I’ve never seen The Office. Despite the fact that 80% of guys on Bumble reference the show in their bio (eye roll), I’ve still never seen The Office. I don’t really plan on watching it, either. Friends is all I’ll ever need, and they’ll be there for me (see what I did there?).

I would rather road trip by myself. I don’t know if it’s because I’m used to commuting to work, or because I have no shame in singing at the top of my lungs, but I don’t mind long road trips. Here’s the unpopular opinion: I’d rather do it solo. Having full control over the speed, radio, podcasts, temperature, and duration between pitstops makes road tripping so much easier by yourself.

I have never smoked (anything). And I mean anything. I just never had the urge to smoke a cigarette or try weed. A lot of people have asked me why I don’t try weed now to help with my anxiety, and I think that my “experimental” days are behind me. If I wanted to try marijuana, I would have done it in college. I get enough anxiety about my lungs (asthma) as it is, I don’t need smoke inhalation causing more distress. Plus, it makes your teeth yellow. Gross.

xx, jordan


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