I’m kind of short on time and inspiration this morning, but let’s just try a little experiment, shall we?

Complete the following sentence (anonymously, if you wish) –

Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of __________.

Feel free to interpret the question in whatever context you wish.


24 comments to “TMI Tuesday – Fill in the blank”

  1. terrio
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 8:50 am · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of spanking.

    Really, I don’t get it. Not sure I want to.



  2. CM
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 9:13 am · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of coffee.

    It is nasty and bitter, and no amount of cream or sugar can save it. Tea, on the other hand….



  3. Julianne
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 9:17 am · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of:

    OLIVES
    CHANNEL PERFUMES
    and
    PANTYHOSE

    Btw, Tessa, how is your GOTH being received.

    I’m expecting great things for you. I found your excerpt to be so damn readable; I can’t imagine you a “Pro” member much longer.

    Yes, I said it! And I’m right.

    J Perry Stone



  4. Jacqueline Barbour
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 9:19 am · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of Harry Potter.

    I know. I’m a philistine.



  5. India Carolina
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 9:27 am · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of Sushi !

    I think you already know that I prefer gingerbread. πŸ™‚



  6. Julianne
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 11:00 am · Link

    Here, here, Jacqueline!

    Now lets go run and hide before people start throwing tomatoes at us.

    J Perry

    India, noooooo! But to be fair, it took a year of my dh hauling me to the sushi bar before I didn’t feel like gagging over the texture of raw fish. Now I crave it.



  7. Tessa Dare
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 11:16 am · Link

    Hmmm, great answers. My own enthusiasm for each of the aforementioned varies, but with the exception of pantyhose, I’m pretty much down with the rest if the time and place are right. TMI…?

    As for me…

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of Dancing with the Stars.



  8. Darcy Burke
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 2:39 pm · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of the electric slide.

    I’m rather dating myself with this comment, but people still dance this at weddings, class reunions (and yes, even writing conferences). I refrain.

    And I don’t drink coffee either, CM. Nor do I watch Dancing with the Stars, though that doesn’t stop my parents from asking me if I’ve watched it every week.



  9. Janga
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 2:45 pm · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like [them], and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of vampires.

    Sorry! They just leave me cold. πŸ™‚

    Count me in the no spanking, no coffee, no sushi, no Dancing with the Stars group too. I did watch DWTS once when Evander Holifield was on, and his son was in one of my world lit classes.



  10. Maggie Robinson
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 3:48 pm · Link

    Pretty much everyone has taken my choices! No coffee, sushi, spanking, TV “reality” shows here, either. How about haute couture? Give me my jeans any day.



  11. Lynne Simpson
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 5:08 pm · Link

    I loathe all reality TV, but American Idol is the one I hate the most. And I’m not embarrassed to admit it! πŸ™‚

    I could never eat sushi, either. I’ve tried it several times, even the vegetarian varieties.



  12. Jacqueline Barbour
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 7:32 pm · Link

    I’m with you on the vampires, Janga.

    Sushi, on the other hand…you gals are making me hungry! Let’s all go out and I’ll eat Lynn’s, India’s, and Maggie’s portions. After that, we’ll hit Starbuck’s and I’ll drink Courtney’s and Maggie’s coffee.

    Hey, this is sounding like a great party. Who doesn’t like beer?



  13. Anonymous
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 8:18 pm · Link

    Jacqueline, you can have my beer. Unless you are eating Mexican food or bratwurst, then you’ll have to at least give me one swig.



  14. Tessa Dare
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 9:06 pm · Link

    Anon, I’ll take your beer! And I will need it, if I’m going to take Darcy’s place in the electric slide. I’m not crazy about that dance either, but if I’ve had enough to drink…

    I do draw the line at the chicken dance.

    Hey, I see it now – next season’s runaway hit TV show – Line Dancing With the Stars! Maybe they can get Al Gore to come do the macarena again.



  15. Elyssa Papa
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    · October 9th, 2007 at 10:44 pm · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of Sudoku.

    Math, logic, too many rules involving numbers 1-9… I don’t get the game and can’t figure it out. Give me a crossword, a cryptoquip, or scrabble any day.

    Count me in the group for spanking, coffee, and sushi.

    Sadly, I do get the appeal of vampires (blame reading Dracula and being brought up on vampire movies) and DWTS. There’s something about those professional male dancer bodies. *g*



  16. Ericka Scott
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    · October 10th, 2007 at 8:11 am · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like [them], and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of m/m romances.

    I’m sorry…guys are just…crass, juvenile, and laugh hysterically at body functions and jokes about body functions. Now, I know it’s a fantasy…but I just can’t quite take my fantasy that far…le sigh.

    Add me to the coffee, sushi, spanking list.

    However…I love vampires, werewolves, ghosts, ghost hunters, slayers, etc, etc, etc…



  17. Erica Ridley
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    · October 10th, 2007 at 9:30 am · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like [them], and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of shopping.

    There. I said it. I would rather stick a spork in my eye than wander around a store for no reason. Even with a reason I break out in hives. Even talking about it, I—

    *runs away*



  18. J Perry Stone
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    · October 10th, 2007 at 11:46 am · Link

    Oh dear God, Erica!

    You BETTER run away.



  19. Gillian Layne
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    · October 10th, 2007 at 12:13 pm · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of Grey’s Anatomy.

    I just want to shake them all.



  20. terrio
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    · October 10th, 2007 at 1:28 pm · Link

    LOL! I just danced the Electric Slide at the NJ conf. over the weekend. After making the observation I was amazed the damn thing is still around.

    But I’m out on the chicken dance as well. We did the YMCA thing too. I guess that’s older than the ES. LOL!

    I like beer but can’t drink it so y’all can have mine. And I’m out on the Sushi too so there’s more to go around. But I LOVE DWTS!!!



  21. CM
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    · October 10th, 2007 at 4:51 pm · Link

    My beer is also up for grabs. I actually didn’t start drinking alcohol until I was old enough to buy intoxicants that actually tasted good.

    πŸ˜‰



  22. doglady
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    · October 10th, 2007 at 8:41 pm · Link

    At the risk of being buried under flying rotten tomatoes (which I also don’t like!)Everyone else seems to rave about it, I really feel I should like it, and I am embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of Grey’s Anatomy either! Waves at fellow Slave Gillian!! Lets run now! Quick, before they bring out the tomatoes! I am also with CM on coffee. I just don’t get it. Now a good cup of Earl Gray? Heaven!! No sushi, thank you! I don’t want to eat anything that, with a little medical help, could have been saved! PANTYHOSE! EEEK Oh and you can all have the beer and any other alcoholic beverage. I am almost 49 and I have NEVER had a sip of alcohol. Don’t know why. Never got the appeal. All of my friends drink, but I just never tried it. I am a musician and half Native American. Alcohol would NOT be a good thing for me. My Creek Indian grandmother used to say “I will not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.” Frankly she was one tough woman and probably could have used a drink from time to time!



  23. lacey kaye
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    · October 11th, 2007 at 7:40 pm · Link

    Everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of tennis.

    This may be a factor of the snooty place I live now; certainly, in Miami I did not have people constantly asking if I wanted to hit an ugly green ball over a childishly low net. Plus, it seems to defy the point of looking beautiful doing it if the shorts are too short to hide anything that jiggles and my makeup sweats off my face. Plus, I never see any hot guys while torturing myself.

    No, don’t get tennis.

    I’m for coffee AND pantyhose AND beer AND the electric slide AND olives (yum) AND spanking (you didn’t think I’d say it!); in the haven’t tried category, there are Grey’s, Sudoku, DWTS, and Chanel perfume; sushi, Harry Potter and shopping are in the against category. More specifically, I despise decorative shopping. While I do act as though I like decorative shopping — I go to the Bed Bath & Beyond appearing confident and excited — by the towel section my head feels as though it is about to explode from too many choices. Decisions! Pay more and have the stuff your friends will envy! Pay less and buy more of it! What colors are in this season? What colors are out — and if it’s clearance, does that mean the colors are out and I’m automatically dating my home by purchasing said discounted pillow? Yikes! Forget it!

    And I walk away with nothing.

    The good thing about tennis is that I already know I hate it. Do you want to play tennis? No.

    There. That was easy.



  24. Renee Lynn Scott
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    · October 12th, 2007 at 7:55 am · Link

    Y’all came up with some good ones.

    I can’t eat sushi, but who would want to eat raw fish? I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy. I’ve never seen an episode. I can’t drink too much beer, so I bottle once a year is about it. I never figured out the Electric Slide, hate DWTS. Don’t drink coffee, or cappuccino. Can’t stand Channel, pantyhose I believe are up there with the chastity belt, they’re a torture device.
    I’ve never read Harry Potter. Why do people sit for hours watching others play tennis, I don’t get it.

    I haven’t decided on the vampires yet, haven’t read any.

    I love olives. If you ever had my ds, you’d believe in spanking real quick, even though he’s only be swatted twice in his entire 12 years. I’m a Sudoku addict.

    So here it is, everyone else seems to rave about it. I really feel like I should like it, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I don’t. But honestly, I just can’t understand the appeal of Nora Roberts, now don’t start a riot. I’ve only completely read one of her books, and started another before I put it down. I currently have one on my shelf that I’ll try. It seems I’ve just found that others appeal to me, like Quinn, EJames, CDodd (love CD), SEnoch,HHowell and MHunter.