Thursday, April 14, 2005

List of Random Things I Hate

Because I'm so good at hating:

1. People who take the elevator to go DOWN 1 floor. Argh!
2. My alarm clock.
3. Slow drivers (cliche)
4. Bicyclists who don't stop at red lights (they make it harder for the rest of us who choose to follow the rules).
5. Bush (I fear prosecution so this is number 5, but in reality it's #1.)
6. Guns
7. Stupid people
8. Stupid people with guns
9. The South (Sorry, I'm just being honest.)
10. Short days and cold winters
11. Cold weather
12. Cell culture
13. 3T3L1 adipocytes
14. St. Louis
15. Olives
16. Cooking
17. Answering the phone
18. Talking to strangers, esp. on the phone (I'm weird, okay?)
19. S.U.Vs
20. Soccer moms

8 comments:

G-Man said...

Ok, my goal now is to someday have a telephone conversation with you. I'm great on the phone! I give good conversation;)

Rachel said...

No! I hate the phone. It scares me. It's one of my weird phobias.

G-Man said...

No, this is unacceptable. You are a big person now and I believe that if you can run a marathon you can handle the phone phobia. BTW, what is the medical term for "fear of phones?

Rachel said...

Phonophobia--I kid you not. I also fear sudden, loud noises (think fireworks and bubble wrap). B.t.w., I only ran 1/2 of a marathon, not a full.

G-Man said...

Think of me as your teacher/faculty advisor. As such, I am qualified to lead you with your journey in the pursuit of wellness. You must stop viewing me as the cyber monster who threatens your existing world. I will, however, challenge you much like your 1/2 marathon once did. With me, though, you need not sweat;) Tonight, I want you to remove the receiver from your phone and hold it to your ear for 3 minutes. No need to call anyone as this is simply a desensitizing process.
I am confident, that given time and hard work we can beat this together and you and I will have a telephone conversation before the summer.

Rachel said...

Come on. I'm not that bad. I call my mom or my sister almost every other night. And I can call technical support when I'm at lab with only a little apprehension. I just hate it when the phone rings at home or when I have to call for pizza or something.

Rachel said...

Are you going to work on desensitizing me from sudden, loud noises too? Lots of people enjoy using this weakness to get a good laugh. During one of my rotations, the guys in the lab kept hiding dry ice in Eppendorf tubes around the lab. The pressure builds as the ice evaporates, making a little bomb as the top of the tube pops off. I literally hid under my desk, much to their amusement.

G-Man said...

OK, I'm very tired tonight after being with young teenagers all day. You need to email me because I don't think we need to discuss your many psychological issues with the world. Go to my Blog and fire one off. Keep in mind, I am not charging any fees for all this help I'm so graciously giving you. And we have a long way to go before you pick up the phone to connect with me. You need to be healed.