10 Likes and Dislikes

I was making my list of possible topics for the month of June, and this popped into my mind. I thought I had done this before, but no, not like this. So here you go, a little look into what I actually like and dislike. You may already know some of these…but not all of them.


  • 1. A perfect cup of coffee–for me that is sweet and light, the perfect combination of coffee, sugar and cream. I know it by the color the coffee turns when I add cold creamer. And the moment it touches my tongue…I know it’s perfection.
  • 2. Curious George–he is my favorite childhood character. I have a stuffed Curious George doll I have had for over 46 years. He is in great condition, and he is to be cremated with me when it’s my time to go.
  • 3. Books–I am a reader and have been my whole life. There is nothing more satisfying than spending an afternoon curled up with a book so good, that you forget where you are and have no idea what time it is when you finally look up from a page.
  • 4. The 80’s–Everything about the 80’s is good…movies, television, music and yes, even the fashion. Not everything from this decade has aged well, I get it, but it doesn’t matter, it’s still “like, totally tubular” (LOL)
  • 5. Being an Italian/American–it is a classification unto itself. When the Italians came over, they adapted their culture to suit their new life in America. They kept as much of the old as they could but made something great by adding the new. It’s the best of both worlds.
  • 6. Being short–I am about 5′ 2″ and I have never had a problem with it. I even like all the short jokes, because, let’s face it, most of them are true. And yes, you will probably find me climbing up shelves in the grocery store to grab something out of my reach.
  • 7. Sweets–I have a big, sweet tooth and I really don’t discriminate about having a favorite. Cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, candy, ice cream…they are all good and if you offer me something, I will take it. Just be forewarned though, if you hand me a piece of carrot cake…I am only eating the cream cheese frosting.
  • 8. Church–I have always liked going to church. Of course, there was a time when I fell off the path and didn’t go for years, but the moment I came back…it was home.
  • 9. Singing–I love to sing…in the shower, the car, sitting in my house alone listening to the radio…it doesn’t matter where I am. Neil says I am not the best singer, because my voice goes all over the place…but I don’t care; I am going to keep on belting out tunes like I am Barbra Streisand Live in Central Park.
  • 10. Baseball Hats–I am a baseball hat wearer and have a big collection of them. Anywhere I go and there is merchandise to buy, the first thing I look for is hats. I usually wear them backwards, because I am a little bit of a tomboy. I am wearing one right now from my church, Hope Chapel in Waikiki.


  • 1. Impatience–I don’t like it in others, and I certainly don’t like it in myself. I sing this little song to my sister every so often and she would like to kill me when I do, “Have patience, have patience; don’t be in such a hurry.” Sometimes we just have to wait, why ruin the day being angry about it.
  • 2. Fat–as in the fat that surrounds a piece of meat. I know it has a lot of good flavor, yada, yada, yada, but I can not stand the look of it. I can’t even eat around it; I have to cut it all off before I can think about eating.
  • 3. My picture taken–I really don’t take good pictures anymore. If I decide to be a goofball and make a strange face, that’s one thing, but lately, when people take pictures of me and I am supposed to just smile? I end up looking like Chandler Bing on “Friends” having his engagement photos taken. (look it up if you don’t know)
  • 4. Remakes of movies–there are a few exceptions of course, but for the most part…don’t mess with a good thing. The same goes for all the sequels…yes a few are fine and sometimes necessary, but sometimes a franchise just needs to call it a day.
  • 5. Cherry Ice Cream–I don’t know why, I like cherries, I like ice cream, but put them together? I don’t like it. Sorry Ben and Jerry, I know Cherry Garcia is a big seller, but it is not on my hit parade.
  • 6. All the streaming services–I love the idea of streaming movies and television, I can’t tell you the last time I actually turned on my t.v., but I wish there was a way to borrow movies from a certain system without actually having to subscribe to it. How many times have I looked up a movie, only to see it’s on a network I don’t have? Frustrating…
  • 7. Calamari–I think I may be the only Italian in the world that doesn’t like Calamari. I don’t know why, but I just don’t.
  • 8. Band-Aids–yes, they are good for the job they are supposed to do, BUT, why are they always seen floating the in pool or in the ocean, having escaped the person they were stuck to? After all these years, can’t they make them stick to your body no matter what?
  • 9. Sugar free gum–I know a lot of people need to chew it, but for a girl who used to have 2 pieces of Bubble Yum in her mouth so she could make the bigger bubbles, it just doesn’t do it for me. Thank you in advance if you offer me some, but I am going to say no.
  • 10. Not hearing the other side–remember when we could have opposing views and still have a decent conversation about it, without it turning ugly? Why can’t we do that anymore? Why are people just not friends anymore over this kind of thing? Let’s learn from each other instead of just dropping people. Does nobody know how to have a decent conversation anymore without it turning ugly? We can do better than that.

There you go folks, a few of my likes and dislikes. Hope you enjoyed the little glimpse into me. Now it’s your turn…in the comments, tell me one thing you like and one thing you dislike.

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Hi, I'm Tracie. I am a writer, reader, life coach, lover of the city and the beach. I am a big fan of all things caffeinated. I dig things from many different decades, but am a definite child of the 80's. My blog is about everything and anything my mind conjures up. Enjoy the ride.

7 thoughts on “10 Likes and Dislikes

  1. Great post! I also love the cream cheese icing on carrot cake!
    I totally agree about the other side of issues. I guess being a librarian has made me look at different sides of issues. Social media has made it so easy to be nasty.

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    1. I know social media can be the worst. Congratulations on your retirement. You may take the girl out of the library, but you will never take the library out of the girl, lol.


  2. I can’t give just one of each…so to keep it short, here’s 3 of each.
    Food, Books, Queen (all equal), the BEACH…yes I KNOW that’s 4, but they’re all my favorite.
    Stupidity (if you don’t know something that’s different)
    A-holes. Yes, I know I’m one, but rules for thee and not for me!

    And thanks 🙄 for that damn song!!!

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  3. I love reading about your likes and dislikes and we have talked about most of them together! You are a well rounded girlfriend! Love you Trac❤️

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