Mac & Cheese Lists

Head Cheese-It Saya likes to make lists

She’s Type A. She’s organized. She’s a linear thinker. She likes bullet points. She likes to cross things off. She has opinions. Strong opinions.

Should you take any of below personally? No.

Should you get infuriated that Saya has a different opinion than you? No. We mean, you can, but think what better places there are to direct that shake of fist.

Should you care what Saya thinks? No.

Are some of these lists ridiculous and illogical and inane? Yes.

Does Saya really think she’d ever find a boyfriend who’ll fit her criteria? Who cares?

Were some of these lists written years ago and has Saya’s opinion changed? In some cases.

How will you know what her opinion is right now on if your bed is in the corner of your bedroom? You won’t.

Does any of this matter? No.

Carry on.

Your Excuses

  • “It’s not the right time.”
  • “I’m waiting for a better time.”
  • “When I have more time.”
  • “I’m saving money.”
  • “I don’t have money.”
  • “When I lose ten pounds.”
  • “Once I get that promotion.”
  • “I’m waiting for a sign.”
  • “When I move.”
  • “Next month.”
  • “Next year.”
  • “January 1.”
  • “After I get certified.”
  • “Once I get it perfect.”
  • “When it feels right.”
  • “I don’t know what to say.”
  • “I don’t have anything new to say.”
  • “I’m a private person.”
  • “I’m an introvert.”
  • “I’ve been hurt.”
  • “I don’t want to appear braggy.”
  • “I haven’t done anything share-worthy.”
  • “I like so many different things.”
  • “I’m not an expert.”
  • “I don’t want to be a downer.”
  • “I’ll offend someone.”
  • “I’m different.“

My Pet Peeves

  • Refrigerated peanut butter
  • People who say “It’s in God’s hands.”
  • Open-ended text messages like “How was your day?”
  • Dogs that look like rats
  • People who hate the Dave Matthews Band because so many people like them
  • Guys who have seven acoustic guitars but don’t play guitar
  • Black jelly beans
  • When I can hear people: 1) chewing 2) swallowing 3) breathing
  • When someone refers to their condo, instead of their home – “Want to come over to my condo on Friday?”
  • Spending money on feminine hygiene products
  • Sticky syrup bottles
  • Not being able to find your favorite bra in stores anymore
  • Emails with the urgent flag
  • People over 25 who have their bed in the corner or don’t have a headboard
  • The expression “Where you at?”
  • LOLs and text spelling, e.g. “Where r u?”
  • People who boo at karaoke
  • People who wait to take out their Ventra AT the turnstile
  • Socks that slide down in my boots/shoes
  • Squishy fruit
  • Food that goes bad right after you bring it home
  • People who don’t know how to use Reply All
  • People who choose ringtones in coffeehouses
  • No matter how slow/fast you open a yogurt/pudding, it always squirts on your clothes
  • When you eat something and then later that day you notice mold in it
  • Socks with sandals
  • People who don’t wave when you let them pull in front of them
  • Men who catcall, stare, comment on your physical appearance
  • When you’ve been talking forever on the phone and realize the person was disconnected and have to restate your deep thoughts
  • When people tell you the age of their child in days or months if the child is over a year

Your Pet Peeves

  • People who clap when airplanes land
  • People who use tiny Nieman Marcus bags to carry their lunch to work
  • People who say “that’s a mute point” 
  • The Dave Matthews Band
  • When people set alarms and then go out of town
  • New fathers who talk of their wives as if they’re farm animals. “Her left breast doesn’t produce as much milk as the right breast.”  
  • People who wear outerwear – coats, hats – indoors
  • Nicholas Sparks’ books
  • People who put clothing on animals
  • Stock tip emails
  • Waiting for service people to make house calls (cable, phone, etc.)
  • Men adjusting themselves in public
  • People who groom themselves in public, particularly cutting nails in close quarters like an el car or bus
  • Cleaning out the sink trap
  • Losing one glove instead of two
  • People who honk going through alleys
  • People who don’t honk going through alleys

My Education Path

  • Cornflakes Preschool
  • Chiaravalle Montessori School
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Experimental Laboratory School
  • Evanston Township High School
  • Boston College

Where I’ve lived as an adult

More in depth list: What do the homes you’ve lived in as an adult say about you?