Friday, May 30, 2008


Blatantly stolen from Whiskeymarie, Abbersnail, and the blogger formerly known as Maliavale (all of whom I am too lazy to link to right now).

Five things that are (in my opinion) overrated
  1. Sex & the City*

  2. Owning a cabin**

  3. Chipotle***

  4. Breaking out the shorts and sandals as soon as it's warmer than 50 degrees outside

  5. Most dogs

Five things that are (again, in my mind only) underrated

  1. Getting enough sleep

  2. Staying in on Friday nights

  3. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches

  4. Proper grammar and spelling

  5. Public libraries (and, more specifically, library online reservation systems)

Why do I feel like that first list might get me lynched and that second list just proves I'm an even bigger nerd than I already realized?

What's on your over/under list?

* There. I said it. Yes, I watched the show just like the rest of you, and I'm sure I'll see the movie, too. But can we please stop talking about it after that? Please? Thank you.

** Having a friend with a cabin, though? Definitely worthwhile.

*** Settle down. I thoroughly enjoy a giant burrito every now and then just like the rest of you. I just don't think it's a near-religious experience any time I do.

(I'll really stop footnoting every one of these now.)


Anonymous said...

I agree with you on each and every single point!

However, I did not watch Sex and the City.

lizgwiz said...

Well, I won't lynch you, only because you qualified "dogs" with "most," by which I'm sure you meant that MY dog is fabulous. ;)

Aaron said...

I'm with ya, sister. I'm with ya.

Anonymous said...

Delurking here for a moment to say yes, I like Sex and the City, however, that admission comes with a slight amount of embarrassment and shame. There I said it.

And you're right Stefanie, let's just watch the freakin' movie and get on with our lives.

Mickey said...

My long-lost twin? I agree 100% with every item on both lists, except we don't have Chipotle around here.

Seriously, PB and banana is my go-to lunch (and SO nutritious!) and my first question to prospective friends is "Do you or your family own a vacation home or cabin that you liberally loan to friends and/or at which you frequently host parties?"

shelleycoughlin said...

Mad props to the public library, and a super diss to SATC.

Mair said...

I blatantly stole it and didn't credit it. SPLADOW! (Er, thanks WM and AS.)

Sizzle said...

I twittered just the other day that I felt like the only girl on the planet who didn't care about the SATC movie. I kinda watched the show but was mostly "eh" about it. I feel like my girl card is going to get revoked! ;)

Chipotle is okay but it doesn't beat a real taqueria. Ever.

I'm a dog lover but I'd agree, some are definitely overrated. And I have two cats. Go figure.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Stefanie said...

R--Even the peanut butter and banana sandwiches! Yay! :-)

Liz--I'm sure your dog is fabulous. Particularly since he lives in another state. ;-)

Aaron--Which is no surprise, given that we're apparently damn-near the same person.

Foodcoma--Yay! I love delurkers! And word on SATC, right? I mean, sure, it's a girly, indulgent guilty pleasure, but can we please stop acting like that show changed the world?

Mickey--I am so happy to hear I am not alone in this PB & banana camp. Seriously, I mention it around here and people act like I come from another planet. Why don't people know about one of the most perfect combinations ever discovered??

NPW--The public library AND your middle school one, of course. ;-) (I just don't have a library card there.)

Mair--Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; isn't that what they say?

Sizzle--I've actually been lurking for a while... You show up everywhere I show up, so I had to comment eventually, right? :-)

Maddie said...

Chipotle SUCKS the big suck.

I'll be stealing this post from you.

Courtney said...

I'm with you on most points. I watched SATC but agree it's not all that great, and I too love proper grammar and the public library.

I don't like peanut butter and banana sandwiches, though. I prefer my peanut butter pure and unadulterated.

L Sass said...

I think the first half of a Chipotle burrito is okay, but by the time you reach the second half, it's usually lukewarm and icky.

I just returned from the SATC movie and... guess what! There was a public library plug in there!

Whiskeymarie said...

I agree with the proper grammar and spelling thingy in theory, I'm just physically incapable of implementing it in my own life.

I love, love, love Chipotle, but mostly only if I'm hungover.

Anonymous said...

Ha - I agree with you on all this stuff - even the "most dogs" one (since I assume Chester is excluded).

Anonymous said...

First off can I just say that I really love your header.

Second here is my things that are overrated list,

1. Horse back riding
2. Starbucks
3. Corvets
4. Grand Theft Auto

List of things underrated,

1. Blogging
2. Clean sheet day
3. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches! ( I had to copy you cause they are just that good)
4. External Harddrives

Stefanie said...

Whatsthat--Believe it or not, I almost included Clean Sheet Day on my "underrated" list!! :-)