Today as part of Talk To Me Tuesday series I wanted to share something completely random, yet still personal: things I do that annoy other people, but not on purpose of course. I’m sure most of us [all of us?] do things that bother others, and very often we’re completely unaware of them, unless we’re told. Here I listed a few things I’ve been told to stop doing more than once or twice, yet I still keep doing them out of habit.
1. Complaining – I admit, I’m a terrible complainer when I have to do things that I really don’t want to do. I’ve always whined about cleaning, homework, having to visit unpleasant/creepy relatives that I don’t really like etc. Thing is, I will complain for an hour, then I will go and do it anyway because, well, I kinda “have” to. So I’ve always been told to just stop wasting my own time and everyone’s patience, and just do it without complaining. See, if I don’t get it off my chest, I will feel terrible all day! <- that’s the lame excuse I give myself.
2. Overdressing – Imagine you’re at a casual party, with Wii, pizza and drinks in plastic cups. Everyone is wearing relaxed attire: jeans, hoodies, tshirts; and then there’s one girl in an LBD and high heels. I’m that girl. It’s not my fault I like wearing cute stuff, I usually save casual clothes for home or traveling. I even wear heels to the grocery store! I guess it’s cultural, because in my hometown overdressing isn’t a crime, but underdressing is a major faux pas.
3. Being a beauty blogger – It’s actually a little insulting that some people would look down on anybody who works in the beauty industry, even though as a beauty blogger I can’t really say I do because I just write about it as a hobby more than anything [fyi, this blog doesn’t make enough to pay the bills, it doesn’t even fully cover the makeup and subscription boxes I purchase for reviews]. As soon as someone asks what I do and I tell them I’m a housewife and a beauty blogger [because why not, it’s true after all], I almost expect them to think I’m just a shallow doll that only cares about makeup and nail polish, even though I have a BA in International Journalism as well as MA in Russian Philology, and can speak two languages fluently, while being the first generation immigrant [as in, I wasn’t born in the US, and noone else in my family speaks English]. My other major interest, aside from blogging, is astronomy. I think the Universe is amazing! Did any of you catch the first episode of Cosmos this past weekend? I thought it was just okay, like an intro level for those who know nothing about the subject; I’m hoping they will juice it up as the show progresses. By the way, VampyVarnish has a great article about the social stigma of being a beauty blogger, check it out if this topic resonates with you.
Well, these three things are all I could think of right off the bat, and I’m sure there are more that I’m still unaware of. What about you ladies?