I never shut up about the things that I love on this blog - hiking, photography, public land, wildlife (though not much of that lately, huh?) and the crazy variety of plant life you can find if you look hard enough. Not to mention exploring museums, reading and soaking up facts like a sponge.
You know enough about Wayne to keep me from getting in trouble with him (he's more private than I am) and that he works way too hard and way too many hours.
You know about Cory's struggles with bipolar disorder and Katrina's struggle to make the world a better place through her work.
But it's not often that we talk about the things we don't like, right? So unpleasant!
I don't like aggressive Illinois drivers (sorry guys!), and in general people who feel like their "needs" are more important than anyone else's. Dads who won't pay child support, people who leave their garbage in public areas, folks who bring their dogs places they shouldn't, (not to mention those who don't clean up after them!) shoppers who brazenly cut in front of you in line while talking on their cell phone, those who think their opinion is the only "right" one and condemn others, people who are significantly late and don't apologize at all or make lame excuses, and hikers who go off trail in areas where their footprint could do real damage. I'll admit to stepping off trail occasionally for short distances myself but I try to watch where I step and be as brief as possible. And there is some proof right there that none of us is perfect and we all make excuses sometimes, right?
Of course there are things I dislike besides the behavior of my fellow human beings. Daily annoyances include the never ending supply of cat hair I do battle with, cleaning toilets and washing floors, cold weather and hot weather, and picking up dirty clothes within feet of the laundry hamper or dirty dishes sitting above the dishwasher.
I'll guarantee you I've forgotten a boatload of things, as a species in general we love to complain. But often I try to remind myself that if these are the only things I've got to complain about than I'm doing all right. What annoys you?