Hey Team,

I’m sure there are a few of you out there that already know this but I don’t think I’ve ever written about it so most of you are probably in the dark. There are precious few things in this life that I would file under the category of “Things Brett Hates.” All in all I’m a pretty easygoing guy; I stay up beat. BUT the things that ARE on my list are things I HATE with a loathing red-hot passion.

Let me take a step back. Yesterday was a GREAT day. Period. Way up there on the list of great days even. I got to go to the diggnation live show.

diggnation

The couch

I met some really interesting people and I’m staying with a great couchsurfing host in a very interesting city. There. Consider that a disclaimer.

Now. There are only four items on my list of things I hate. That means that only four things that I have come across on a regular basis in my short life are so putrid, so utterly intolerable, so loathsome that I have a difficult time even thinking about them. And it’s a testament to what a great day yesterday was to be able to STILL say it was a great day considering I was forced into encounters with no less than 75% of the things I HATE!

The list. (In order)

1. Laundry: I despise everything about the laundry process. I hate touching my own dirty clothes. I hate separating. I hate unbunching my socks. And I hate that it’s such a ridiculously long process. If I ever find myself with more money than I know what to do with I’m donating all of my dirty clothes to the homeless at the end of everyday and only wearing new clothes. (I had to do laundry yesterday!)

2. Glitter: Maybe you have to have been a designer at Disney to REALLY appreciate how deplorable this gift from Pandora really is but I think Demetri Martin said it best when he said something along the lines of, “Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies.” Once it gets on you it’s not going anywhere and it’s all too easily transmittable. I used to shake at the thought of having to touch glitter ridden Christmas ornaments without latex gloves.

3. Taxi Cabs: It’s RIDICULOUS that if you’re traveling more than five miles by taxi you might as well be renting a car. Nothing could possibly justify those rates. (Yesterday it cost me more to get a third of the way across St. Louis than it did to get from Boston to Chicago last week. I wish I were joking.)

4. Cold Weather: I don’t ask for much out of life. I just want to be able to do whatever I want, whenever I want and have perfect weather everyday. Sometimes you want to be snowboarding and for that cold weather is perfect…but as soon as I’m done I want to be able drive back to summer. (It’s snowing right now. I’m not snowboarding.)

Bottom line: Now you guys have a little more insight into the inner workings of an Amtrekker…and there’s some proof that yesterday was awesome.

What do you hate to HAVE to deal with?

I’m done.

Brett.

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