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Tuesday Hatred: This Splendid Misery

Oh, my runny nose, how I bemoan you! Additionally I hate the fact that Einstürzende Neubauten’s two-night stand in San Francisco, and indeed their entire U.S. thirtieth-anniversary tour, has been canceled. I hate that I lost a pen, that I’m really tired, and that I got bad news from a fellowship to which I appled, not even making the first cut.


November 30, 2010 - Posted by | Tuesday Hatred


  1. I hate running out of coffee, and I hate being too lazy to walk the three additional blocks to the place that sells Intelligentsia, dooming us to Starbucks coffee for the next few weeks.

    I hate that my character is so constituted that having a long break is actually anxiety-inducing rather than relaxing — what will I do to justify my existence for four weeks?!

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | November 30, 2010

  2. Oh, man, did I hate the coffee I bought at Ikea. My fancy coffee place includes the price of the tin in the coffee, so you have to bring back your tin. I hate that I left the house without my tin for a whole week, and then when I finally remembered it the coffee shop closed early for Thanksgiving Eve.

    I hate that where once I lived one short mile from my coffee shop, I now live seven.

    I hate that there’s simply no room in the new house for all our crap.

    I hate that band practice is nearly ten miles away from the new place.

    Comment by k-sky | November 30, 2010

  3. I hate when my wife orders me something for Christmas and uses our joint email address in the ordering process such that all order confirmations deliver to that address. I wish she would create a junk email address for such purposes. That’s why Hotmail exists.

    Comment by Jon | November 30, 2010

  4. i hate dead skin and falling/fallen hair
    also i hated a friend defriended me at fb and i couldn’t recall who, still can’t cz it seems everybody is there and why would one defriend me even, too upsetting
    i hate to click inadvertently on the friending request when browsing by phone and people would ignore the request, if they accpet that’s the gain though, anyway there should be some means to undo that request i guess
    also over the weekend i had to leave a site i read and comment sometimes too, so have to resign to its ghost reading now, that usually leads to not reading the site at all eventually, a pity

    Comment by read | November 30, 2010

  5. Einstürzende Neubauten? Pfui!

    Comment by grrl | November 30, 2010

  6. Pfui? Pfui!

    I hate that at many gas stations that have enjoyed my custom recently, the nozzles do not have any implements that to hold the operating lever open, so that I have had to stand there gripping it all the while.

    Comment by ben | November 30, 2010

  7. I hate the combination of all-day rain and shitty public transportation, which are both characteristic of Pittsburgh. I hate not finding out that class was cancelled before wasting 3 hours I don’t have trying to get to campus after working all morning at my job, which seems to look like a better alternative than my life so far, especially if I could redact my four year degree at a neoliberal institution. I hate the fact that I had to run in the rain to try to catch the bus. I hate the fucking bus driver, who saw me a half block away and didn’t wait, and then had to have seen me chase the bus for one block while it sat at a red light, but couldn’t wait as I was two steps from the back of the bus when the light turned green. I hate that I nearly got stuck in the elevator on the way to my non-class.

    I may or may not hate myself for deciding to finally give the axe to a few old conservative moron friends on facebook. Giving the axe is a term my college roommate and I coined for deleting someone from your facebook who consistently posts dumb shit to their facebook. There is an option to ignore this stuff, of course, but it’s more satisfying to delete people outright, especially assholes who quote Winston Churchill or denounce the New York Times, of all places, for going forward with some wikileaks documents. I hate that I am referring to two separate former friends, and also hate the fact that a third former friend suffered the axe just a few days ago when they compared the NFL’s “conspiracy” to go after the Pittsburgh Steelers to socialism/Obama, since, you know, you gotta level the playing field and all that, or something.

    Comment by Dave Mesing | November 30, 2010

  8. I hate the foam soap public restrooms all seem to be using nowadays. I feel like it requires a ton of it to wash my hands because the shit doesn’t lather up like I’d prefer.

    Is this stuff just cheaper or is it supposed to work better?

    Comment by Matt in Toledo | November 30, 2010

  9. I hate it when people announce that the question they were going to ask has already been asked, and then go on to ask a different, not very well thought through question anyway.

    Comment by ben | November 30, 2010

  10. I hate that I have two pimples on my forehead. I’m 30 years old!

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | November 30, 2010

  11. I don’t hate that The Girlfriend pointed them out as your vampire bite. Ha.

    Comment by ebolden | December 1, 2010

  12. But you’d expect bite marks to appear as indents, rather than protrusions (as I imagine these are). Unless the vampire that lives inside of Adam’s head is trying to bite its way out.

    Comment by jms | December 1, 2010

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