The brilliant and hilarious Davezilla posed what I found to be a very engaging question over to his place. He said: "There exists one thing in everyone’s life that makes them shiver with fear, double over with nausea or curl into a fetal position." He then lists ten such things that are true for him personally, and ends by asking, "So tell me, what is your Kryptonite?" I noted that I absolutely shared his #9, and added ten of my own:
1. having my nostrils pinched shut, even for a moment
2. actually smelling anything following the command, “Smell this!”
3. the mere thought of any medical/surgical procedure involving my feet, down to mere splinter removal
5. "irregardless" (and so many other non-words)
6. chunks of bell pepper cooked into any dish I’m eating
7. superfluous apostrophes and/or quotation marks
8. romance novels of the pulpy Harlequin variety
9. Benecio del Toro *shudder*
10. The Bridges of Madison County, book form. *death rattle*
And then I thought of a couple more I just had to add:
11. That people everywhere, intelligent people, are saying, "I could care less," when what they MEAN is, "I could NOT care less." I want to cry over this.
12. That no one seems to know the difference between "naseous" and "nauseated," including doctors.
And really, at this point I had to force myself to stop, because I could go on and on and on. And you know what's next, don't you? Comment it up. I want to know your personal Kryptonite. What saps your strength? By all means, go and leave your list at Davezilla's spot, but also here, so that I don't have to sift through all his many many comments to find my own peeps. OK?