Rabbits – Bunnies are not cute. Well, okay, I guess they are sort of cute but the creepy outweighs the cute by quite a bit. I don’t understand it either. I thought they were creepy way before I ever saw Monty Python so that’s not it. It seems like I should like a pet that’s quiet and furry but there’s something about them that seems just a wee bit wrong.
Sock monkeys – They bother me. I don’t see them as monkeys; I see them more as a sock with a creepy face that looks a little bit monkey-like. I’m not a big fan of real monkeys either. They are not cute, ever. (Well… except maybe the really tiny ones. Almost anything that small is sort of cute.)
Hello Kitty – Actually… not so much anymore. I’ve seen it enough for the past several years that I’ve gotten used to it but Hello Kitty was not something I grew up with or that my kids grew up with. I first saw it on the Internet and for a long while it just seemed weird and wrong. It still seems a little bit wrong but in a much nicer way now.
Anime – Weird and wrong. I don’t know anything about it, I might even like it if I tried it, but it just seems too alien to my whole life experience.
That certain quiet voice – This one’s really hard to define. I like quiet talkers. I wish everyone who isn’t already a quiet talker would quiet down a little bit. I liked Bob Ross for his quiet, soothing voice as much as for his painting instruction. Mr. Rogers was nice and quiet too. Never had a problem listening to him. It would be a wonderful world if everyone talked like those guys. But there’s a certain kind of quiet, refined, pseudo-calm voice that makes my skin crawl a little bit. I think I first noticed it on an episode of the The X-Files. I can’t remember everything about it but it had something to do with a neighborhood that had a seriously control-freak neighborhood association and there was this one scene with several people sitting at a dinner table talking in that quiet, creepy, sophisticated suburbanite voice. Since then I hear someone talking like that occasionally and it always makes me want to try to get them riled enough to make them raise their voices but of course they never would. They would just quietly look down their noses at the loud, obnoxious redneck.