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halloween again?

Stores already have Halloween stuff out. Magazines are arriving with Halloween paraphernalia on their covers. Gross. If you know me, you know I hate Halloween. I can’t explain it. But there’s something about grown adults putting on cheesy costumes that makes me gag. I boycotted Halloween for a few years (visiting the sister, who also hates it, helped), but then I finally realized I was being a miserable person by not participating, and if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, right? So while I do participate now, I still hate it. (However, I do highly enjoy candy).

I’m so tired after this busy, but fun weekend. But all this talk of Halloween reminded me that I didn’t include it on my list of “stuff I hate.” Since nobody, but my closest friends, read my blog back then, I’m re-posting it below. Please add Halloween to the list and subtract scallops, because sometime between May 28, 2007 and August 17, 2008, I have learned to love scallops. Also, I really don’t hate elephants and feel bad for putting them on the list. They’re not even close to being my favorite animals (and they’re dirty and wrinkly) but hate is such a strong word.


My Hate List from May 28, 2007:

Monkeys-at all, ever, period. I think monkeys are the worst animal in the entire world and I am entirely confused as to why people think they are cute. There’s nothing I hate more than monkeys on t-shirts, monkey stuffed animals, monkey decor. Monkeys pick things off other monkeys. Cute? I don’t think so. I’ve never enjoyed monkeys, but if you must know, I saw 2 monkeys involved in a disturbing situation about 6 years ago and I have never gotten over it. Monkeys=gross.

Birkenstocks-Just don’t like ’em. Never met a person who looked good in them; don’t understand the appeal of them. If you can change my mind on this and convince me that Birkenstocks can be attractive, by all means do so. But I don’t think you can.

Elephants-I am a huge animal lover, but not a lover of huge animals. Especially huge, dirty, wrinkly ones. Cartoon elephants are just lovely (ie Dumbo), but live elephants are just gross. And smelly.

Scallops-Maybe the only food I will absolutely not eat. They make me sick and that’s all I can say about them.

Whipped Cream-I lied; there’s another food I will not eat (if you can even call it a food…debatable). DO NOT come near me with whipped cream and don’t ever try to do that thing where you try to squirt a whole thing of it into my mouth (ok, that sounds dirty). Anyway, if I even hear the squirt of the can, I gag. Home-made whipped cream, slightly more bearable and at least it’s fun to make. Bottom line: whipped cream is NOT sexy.

Camping-Not fun. Why do I want to spend the night outside on the hard ground with bugs, etc? Take me on a long uphill hike any day, but then bring me home and put me in a nice warm, comfy bed. I love NOT camping.

Raspberry alcohol-Also makes me gag. Honestly, the thought of it makes me shudder. I do, however, love real fresh raspberries. I think the flavor people just haven’t yet figured out how to make a good raspberry flavoring, and in alcohol, the combination is deadly.


Also, see what a good sport I was Halloween 07? Pregnant Nicole Richie. Getting attacked by Rihanna and Giselle:

8 Responses to “halloween again?”

  1. Shelley Says:

    Aw… but I like my Birkenstock clogs. But, I guess it evens out in the end because I hate Uggs. Probably more than you hate Birkenstocks and closer to the level of monkey hating. There’s one fashion trend that should have died 3 years ago but sadly didn’t. 🙂

  2. nicoleantoinette Says:

    I always love Halloween in theory, but wind up hating it when it actually comes around.

  3. TKTC Says:

    Why am I a little surprised about your Halloween hate? Mostly because we love all the same things 90% of the time (so glad Scallops worked their way in). How about I’ll love Halloween enough for the both of us. So while I’m running around dressed like Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters, you should be at the Hotel Cafe Tour. Dressed up as someone who’d rather be listening to live music with a bunch of hipsters (halloween 24/7) than out getting hooped up on spiked cider and candy with the rest of us freaks.

    I’d be ok with that.

  4. transienttravels Says:

    there are so many worse animals than elephants!

  5. brookem Says:

    im glad you changed your mind on scallops!

  6. So@24 Says:

    I love when people post lists of things they hate.

    Absolutely hilarious. So passionate in your hatred of whipped cream.


    That was supposed to be the sound of an eCan of eWhipped Cream

  7. Katelin Says:

    aw elephants are my fave. but it’s okay i can see the reason for dislike.

  8. Larissa Says:

    Pregnant Nicole Ritchie…AWESOME. I thought I came up with good Halloween costumes, but that really takes the cake.

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