Monday, March 15, 2010

Top Reasons I Could be Considered Boring

I adore interesting.  It's one of the biggest compliments I could think to bestow on anything.  So, last night I was falling asleep thinking of all the things that make me that way.  When it struck me.  Maybe I'm actually boring.  Maybe I should just admit it.  So I present you with a list of top reasons you may think I'm a boring person.

1. I've never been in trouble with the law.
That's right.  Other then a speeding ticket and a "put a back window in your car" ticket where I somehow managed to convince the cop that he should just approve clear plastic and duct tape.

2.  I both enjoy and respect my family.
Oh, certainly, we fight.  I was the stubborn kid.  But I like them, and I actually identify with them.  And some of my best friends over the years have been cousins.

3.    I am currently single.
I am always surprised by the number of people who dedicate entire blogs to dating/sex, and the number of people who read them.  I am even quite happily single at the moment, and that is even more dull.

4.  I don't get throughly wasted/smashed/hammered/stoned.
I just don't.  When I was told, "kids, don't do drugs," I listened.

5. I have yet to attend university.
This means I've done a lot of work in farming and service industries.  Not that these jobs are boring, mind you.  They make for some great stories.

6.  I happily read Psychology Today, Reader's Digest and, occasionally, Oprah.
Among others.  And I enjoy them all, thank-you.  I also believe the public library is a grand institution of the civilized world.

7. I (again currently) live in my hometown.
I actually own a place here.  Although I'm living with my parents at the moment.  This part of it I am actually ashamed to admit, although it is a temporary measure, and we are attempting to remedy it.

Ok, I think I'm being a little too convincing.  But there you go.  My honest and possibly boring traits.


Christy said...

I don't think these things make you boring at all, they make you you!

Nic Lake said...

I'm right there with you on 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7. I'm in school, and I wouldn't be caught dead reading those magazines, though. :-P Give me my Sports Illustrated or Time.

Rainey said...

I can say from being single for the first twenty two years of my life that being single is quite a lot more interesting than being in a long term, committed relationship.

There's even that word. Committed. It's akin to a prison sentence. As much as a relationship can rock, I've definitely lost some freedoms and therefore become more and more of a snooze-fest(aka: living in my sweatpants on the weekends, but secretly wishing that I was single so I'd have a reason to doll myself up and go dancing instead of drinking copious amounts of coffee and watching reruns of '30 Rock' on my couch). So live it up girl!

Kris said...

Christy, thanks! Haha, however, although these things are me at the moment they're still definitely a little unexciting. :)

Nic, Awesome. I would be a little worried if you admitted to reading Oprah. I do read those too, though. At least Time, it's been a few years since I cracked a sports illustrated.

Rainey, As a true Commitmentphobe, I have to say I appreciate your point of view, and advice. Consider it heeded ;).

Carina the Blogarina said...

If these are characteristics that makes you boring, I'm a few years of law school away from!lol, never knew THAT could save me from being deemed boring..haha

dbs said...

Boring is the most boring word in the dictionary. And it's an excuse most people use when they are afraid. You're not boring and you're not afraid. You're just (as you said) honest, and that's refreshing.

Rebecca Louise. said...

I completely hear you on point number three! There are so many blogs like that. I, also, hate the blogs that talk about how much they love their partners in just gets really monotonous as lovely as it is to hear about.

for the record, your not boring x

Allison said...

1. I've never been in trouble with the law.
Neither have I. I would probably cry if I was.

2. I both enjoy and respect my family.
I wish I could say the same. I like them well enough. I'm sure I'll like them better once I move out and don't have to see them daily.

3. I am currently single.
if that makes a person boring, well then - I am super dull.

4. I don't get throughly wasted/smashed/hammered/stoned.
I don't do drugs, but I do like to drink occasionally and get a little silly. If I cross the line though, my body will punish me. I don't think getting sick from drinking too much makes me interesting though.

5. I have yet to attend university.
I wasted my University years being stressed and not having as much fun as I could have. I was a boring student.

6. I happily read Psychology Today, Reader's Digest and, occasionally, Oprah.
Can't say that I do this...

7. I (again currently) live in my hometown.
I live in my hometown too, but I like it. It's clean and safe. But I would like to move out and get an apartment here.

Don't feel boring for being who you are. I'm boring because I spend most Saturday nights home watching TV online.

anon amous said...

I heart Psychology Today.

My family is very important to me, and I like them better than most people I meet.

I don't to the drinky/smokey scene.

And I've never even gotten a speeding ticket.

Boring is the new awesome.

Kris said...

You are all awesome, seriously :)
And by, "awesome", I do not mean, "boring"

Joy DeTete said...

I really like this post! I am with you on 1-5 (considering college is not UNI) for 6 I own a knitting magazine.. lol
and I do not live in my hometown.. but I did move back in with my mother to a town full of seniors.

Kris said...

Wow. It's like we're soul mates! Haha. (however, I'm afraid all I knit are headbands)