Thursday, October 9, 2008

Things That Don't Annoy Me

Just to be contrary to Alex's previous post, and just because I'm feeling rather positive these days, I present to you a counter-list of things that don't annoy me. Take them as you will.

- People who vote in our polls.
- Having more than two options for the future leader of our country.
- Steak, properly cooked.
- Reading a comic book from cover to cover.
- Robin, as in Batman and Robin.
- Waiters and waitresses who don't argue with me over anything.
- Magically bypassing most of Ice Man's stage.
- People who can talk about more than just a single topic such as the economy or politics.
- People open to intellectual and noncombative conversations about politics and religion.
- People who actually talk about religion.
- The name "Cassandra."
- Shows that cleverly use stock footage to obscure the fact that they're out of budget.
- Miscalculating the amount of money in my wallet when the error is in my favor.
- Chicago. The city, not the citation format.
- Amy Poehler, when the TV is on mute and I'm asleep on the couch.
- Parking lots for work that are neither perpetually under construction nor needlessly blocked off from the most logical point of entry.
- Media franchises that find a good stopping point and don't start up again long after they've been properly laid to rest.
- Newspaper comics that continue to find fresh, new jokes even after years of syndication.
- People who are bad at what they do but at least acknowledge it and strive to improve themselves.
- Alex. For today.
- People who are good at what they do but don't flaunt it.
- Classical music.
- Wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants during the summer.
- Spam e-mail that uses proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- William Shatner's ego.
- Dogs living in other countries that I will never visit.
- Greenland.

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