IMUO (in my unpopular opinion)…

The wind is changing and I can feel fall in the air. Monday it was dreary and rainy and dark and cloudy all day. Be still, my heart…. ❤︎ And with that, let’s move on to my first post of unpopular opinion.


Summer is the absolute worst.
Sorry, but it is. I hate getting sunburned. I hate that my thighs stick together (obviously summer’s fault, not my love for food). I hate the frizzy hair (if I straighten it) or the flat hair (if I curl it) that happens as soon as I leave the house. I. Hate. Sweating. If I had a private pool my opinion would be different. But I don’t. And, therefore, summer sucks. I miss the snow.

I’m not a Beyonce fan.
She drives me insane. While I don’t know her personally, she seems like she thinks she’s very important. I don’t jive well with people like that. Plus, she went on a vegan kick once and then wore leather leggings… What?!
I don’t know. She might be a lovely, humble woman. I really have no idea.

Hakuna Matata seems backward to me.
I know that Disney lovers live by this phrase, but I honestly believe the point of The Lion King was to show that “hakuna matata” doesn’t always work. If Simba hadn’t listened to Nala and he’d dismissed his responsibilities then Pride Rock would’ve gone to the dogs hyenas. Being laid back has it’s perks, but I’m not a fan of “hakuna matata.” Sometimes sh*t gets real and you have to show up and fight your uncle.

(I’ve put a lot of thought into that thought.)

I don’t care about any ball sports.
None. Baseball, basketball, football- they all bore me. And Ohio’s got some pretty good ones with the Cavs and OSU. I’ll sit through a game for the sake of other people in the room, but I actually don’t care. (Obviously I’d watch NASCAR all day, every day given the opportunity.)

Rushing through books makes me sad.
True fact: It took me over a year to read the last Harry Potter book. I found out where Deathly Hallows pt.1 ended and read up to that point in line at the theater. And then finished the book months later. I HATE closing the door on my favorite friends. I actually read books that I hate a lot faster than I read the good ones.

I hate the phrase, “Live your best life.”
I can’t tell you why I hate this phrase, but I really, really do. I am all about doing the things that make you happy and following your dreams… but this phrase makes me roll my eyes. Ha.

That about sums it up for my first round of Unpopular Opinions. It took a while to remember/write these down, so I’m not sure when the second installment will happen…

Do you agree with me on any of these? What unpopular opinions do you have?



44 thoughts on “IMUO (in my unpopular opinion)…

  1. Lux G. September 28, 2016 / 3:38 am

    It seems that Quidditch is the only sport I care about. 😀
    And yeah, it can’t always be hakuna matata in real life.


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 8:53 am

      Quidditch! Now THAT is a great sport 😀 Haha!


  2. Jenn @ Optimization, Actually September 28, 2016 / 6:17 am

    Hahaha! I quite enjoyed this. Summer IS the worst! I don’t have frizzy hair problems, but does that matter when I’m so sweaty I don’t want to leave my hair down anyway??? I’m indifferent to Beyonce, and sports, and I really like your point about Hakuna Matata, since the point of the movie really was, “Yo, Simba, stop neglecting your responsibilities.” As for books, I am sadly a skimmer and sometimes I try to slow myself down but it’s hard. But the plus is that rereads are more fun when you didn’t catch every single little detail the first time around!


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 8:55 am

      I’m a book skimmer, too, when I get into it. I have to remind myself to read all the words in the entire paragraph. I also tend to flip ahead and read chunks, just to make sure my main characters get out of the situation ok….. hahaha. I’m horrible!


  3. texerinsydney September 28, 2016 / 6:17 am

    I second your Hakuna Matata sentiment, and I raise you this about Disney……….
    I have the unpopular opinion (and I’ve talked about it before, so I’m repeating myself) that the Disney princesses aren’t my thang. With Disney, I like the animal movies. The Fox and the Hound. The Jungle Book. The Lion King. The Aristocrats. Lady & the Tramp. 101 Dalmations. Give me those over a princess movie anyday.


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 8:58 am

      I don’t mind princess movies. I don’t need a man to save me or love to make my day great, but I think the princess movies have a lot to offer. (Awww, shit. I feel a blog post comin’ on… haha!) That said, the animals movies are so wonderful and heart warming. But when an animals dies in one of those movies it shatters my heart- way worse than when a human dies in a cartoon…. lol.


  4. kathy @ more coffee, less talky September 28, 2016 / 9:01 am

    LOL i’m not a beyonce fan either; people put her up on a pedestal and yes, that woman can sing but she’s not queen of the world. i also hate it when i read or hear about “bey”. it’s BEYONCE.


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 9:01 am

      Yep. I agree. I enjoy her music for the most part, but she acts like Queen of the World and I just won’t succumb to that kind of ego.


  5. StephTheBookworm September 28, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Yup, not a fan of summer at all either. I really hate being hot and sweaty. I’m much more into the fall weather.

    Also not a sports fan at all. I feel so left out during football season and wish I liked it but I just don’t. I don’t even understand it. Ha!


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 9:04 am

      I freakin’ hate sweating. When I was younger my grandparents had a private pool so that spoiled me. If I still had that I bet I’d love summer 😉
      I prefer football over the others (basketball, baseball, soccer- in that order), but I still couldn’t care less. Fortunately, I understand the game from years as a marching band member, forced to watch games 🙂


  6. shelldbell September 28, 2016 / 9:55 am

    YES. I am anti-summer, Beyoncé, and sports. I also want to roll my eyes at that phrase for many reasons.


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 9:04 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one. Maybe these opinions aren’t so unpopular…… haha.


  7. Rebecca Jo September 28, 2016 / 10:15 am

    HAHA – I so love you & your opinions – it reinforces that we should be besties!!
    I am not a huge Beyonce fan either & dont get the magical influence she has on everyone. She actually is too DIVA for me.
    & I hate summer too. All the sticky skin? EWWWWWW
    I’m also with you on sports – except I will give a side pass for tennis – but all the “Big ones” that people freak over? Dont get it. I wore a hockey jersey to a super bowl party one time & everyone gave me so much grief. I just grabbed something out of Ricky’s closet – I could care less it was another sport (I wont even admit that I didnt know it WAS a different sport) 😉 haha


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 9:06 am

      I mix up sports teams and their correct sport CONSTANTLY. Haha!
      I actually totally agree with you- tennis is the one sport I like watching. K thinks it’s super boring, though, so we don’t watch it.


  8. SMD @ Life According to Steph September 28, 2016 / 10:18 am

    I have a ton of unpopular opinions. Summer is not my favorite by far. Not huge into sports. Don’t really get the Beyonce mania.

    I don’t mind live your best life.


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 9:06 am

      I’m starting to think my unpopular opinions aren’t so unpopular. Haha.


  9. Nadine September 28, 2016 / 10:33 am

    Summer is so not my favorite. I hate being hot as well…and all the other things you listed up there. Give me fall or winter anytime over summer. Woof. And you make an excellent point about hakuna matata. I would have to agree with you. The only sport I care about is football, I cant stand watching baseball. Talk about put me to sleep instantly! And I care nothing about basketball either. March Madness? More like March sadness because soon it will be hot again. LOL.You are so right about Beyonce. She does make it seem like she is awfully important. I read somewhere that her alter ego is really like some kind of evil worship thing. It could all be BS but it is still weird. I dont think most normal people have alter egos. With me you get what you get and that’s it. My unpopular opinion for the day? I cant stand the term girlboss. Why cant you just be boss?


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 9:09 am

      “March Sadness”- hahahahaha! I feel like being pregnant through the summer would be awful. Bleh. At least we’re getting into fall. Our weather has already started changing 😀
      My husband watches the Cavs and it gives me such anxiety even though I REALLY don’t care. Ugh.
      I’ve never put any thought into “girlboss”, but you’re totally right!


  10. Stephanie September 28, 2016 / 10:40 am

    You know I’m with you on summer, totally hate it. I love snow. I agree about Beyonce… she seems very entitled and self important and that would annoy me if I really knew her. I just don’t care about any of her stuff – I don’t listen to her songs, haven’t watched/heard whatever that thing was about becky and good hair.


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 9:10 am

      I haven’t watched it either. Plus all the Beyonce-lovers on my FB feed were like, “YASSS, QUEEN” after it was released which 100% turned me off.


  11. chelseajacobs September 28, 2016 / 10:44 am

    I am laughing SO hard at how much thought you’ve put into The Lion King. You really have a point! I’m the same exact way with finishing series. TV shows, too. It took me 7 months from watching the second-last episode of Friday Night Lights before I watched the finale..I just didn’t want it to end!


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 9:12 am

      I have had that Lion King thought rolling around my brain for YEARS! It drives me insane when people are like, “Meh, oh well. Hakuna Matata.” NO! No. Sometimes you HAVE to let things get to you. Hahahaha.
      I’m ashamed at how long it took me to read HP. But they were my friends! *sob*


  12. Elyse September 28, 2016 / 11:12 am

    I HATE summer too. I used to love it as a kid but that was when the only thing I had to do outside was swim in a pool, so no wonder I loved summer then. I’ll admit here too that I’m not a huge fan of Beyonce. At least I don’t think she’s life changing, sure, she’s got a few good songs but this weird idolation I don’t get.


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 9:13 am

      My grandparents had a large, in-ground pool when I was a kid so I loved summer. They also had a long, steep hill for sledding, so I was a fan of winter, too. Maybe I liked all the seasons as a kid…. ? Ha.


  13. simplyalexandra12 September 28, 2016 / 11:50 am

    bahahha I start typing up stuff like this a lot. I should press publish sometime! You’ve given me the inspiration, lady! 🙂 I also HATE summer. I agree, 100% and it makes me sad. It makes me sad for my future kids because I won’t want to do anything fun with them in summer unless I move north. UGH. I am embracing any bit of fall we are getting and I cannot cannot wait for winter… 🙂 Um Lol on the Lion King, and also Beyonce. Any animal disney movie is too sad for me to watch #sorrynotsorry I know everyone loves TLK — but it’s too sad for me! Also, Beyonce, is kind of whatever for me. I like her music sometimes… and she’s pretty… but like I don’t really “follow” what she’s up to… and I think it’s confusing and weird to marry a rapper who raps about the effed up crap that JayZ raps about. No thanks. LOL XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 10:03 am

      I can’t imagine summers further south. I’m probably lucky to experience Ohio summers… Disney animals movies are usually a one time thing for me. The Fox and the Hound and Dumbo and Bambi are all too sad for me to watch.
      Beyonce and Jay-Z both sing about super weird things- especially when it’s about messed up relationships! What the heck… Way to air your dirty laundry…


  14. Amanda September 28, 2016 / 11:52 am

    I don’t feel one way or another toward Beyonce. I guess I don’t keep up with her enough to really have an opinion. But that is too funny about the Lion King! Clearly you’ve spent time thinking about this. Ha! I definitely see your point. This is why we need all kinds of people in the world to be chill and also get stuff done!


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 10:04 am

      I don’t pay much attention to Beyonce, it just annoys me when people worship at her feet.
      I’ve spent WAY too much time thinking about The Lion King things. Ha.


  15. Heidi Crisp September 28, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    Totally with you on the Beyonce and ball sports! But I have to disagree with hating summer. I love all things summer. Minus the sweaty part.


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 10:05 am

      I’m a winter-loving gal. I try to find good things about summer while it’s here, though.


  16. Jess September 28, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    The Beyonce vegan thing, ugh ugh. I’m not a Beyonce fan either, and I get annoyed when anyone goes on a vegan diet for “health reasons.” I love how much thought you have put into the Hakuna Matata idea, I totally agree. Hakuna Matata…unless you need to not, then take care of stuff. I kinda dislike almost all inspirational phrases – of course I’m trying to live my best life, what did you think I was doing?


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 10:07 am

      I think she actually wore leather pants to a vegan restaurant, if I remember correctly. Whatever. She just seems like she thinks she’s a big deal and that drives me insane 🙂
      That’s how I feel about the phrase! Like, obviously I’m trying to live the best life I can! Yes I still got to a job I’m meh about and I don’t get to travel as much as I want to, but I’m doing what I can! Haha.


  17. Mattie September 28, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    YES these are my favorites! Summer is the worst season, for sure. I’ve grown to like sports more, but I really really hate baseball. A lot. I get really sad when I rush through a book but if I’m loving it I just HAVE to keep reading it!!!


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 10:08 am

      I have such a conflict with books. I want to savory them, and then it takes me FOREVER to get through them. I just need to suck it up and read them and then quickly invest in another good book 🙂


  18. Olya @ The Siberian American September 28, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    I hate having things end, too! I still haven’t read Cress and Winter because I don’t want the series to end. I’m also not a fan of summer. It’s just too hot in Texas to enjoy it.


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 10:09 am

      That’s the series I’m trying to savor right now! I’m almost done with Cress. Winter is over 800 pages, though, so it’ll probably take me a while….. Ha!


  19. Carolann September 28, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    This is an awesome post. I don’t care about any sports at all!! I have a really hard time not rushing through books when I love them a lot. Next time, I’m going to remember what you say and try to slow down. Also, along the lines of “live your best life,” I kind of hate when people say things like “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life,” or things about how you should love what do because not everyone can do that! My dad worked in a jail, a job he hated, for 21 years to put food on the table and a roof over our heads and I respect him so much for that. I feel like when people talk about loving what you do they imply that you’re not going to be as happy if you just do a job that can pay your bills. Work doesn’t have to be your life. It’s awesome if it can be, but I feel like quotes like that just depress people who don’t have their dream job. And realistically not everyone is going to have a dream job. Okay sorry for the rant :)))


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 10:11 am

      The live your best life quote just gets under my skin. Obviously I’m trying to live the best life I can, but I have a mortgage to pay and dogs to feed and gas tanks to fill. Sometimes work isn’t enjoyable and THAT’S OK. Not everything in life is going to be fun. As long as your contributing and kind and working hard to NOT be a burden then I think you’re doing just fine.


  20. lifeasunusuals September 29, 2016 / 4:14 am

    I love a good unpopular opinion! I should do a post like this too! I’m going to make myself and note right now!

    I’m going one step further and saying I don’t care about any sports, I find them deadly boring. I also don’t care for TV or movies, also boring.

    I’m a bit of a summer fan, even though I always stay covered because I get sunburnt easily and I’m always crazy hot, I just can’t not love the bright blue skies 🙂


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 10:12 am

      I sunburn easily, too. Another reason I’m not a fan 😉 We don’t watch too much TV in our house. Well, I don’t. K tend to sit in front of the TV all night sometimes. Ha


  21. Emma Thelondonkiwi September 29, 2016 / 7:25 am

    Hey, just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s right in any way…


    • Louise September 30, 2016 / 10:13 am

      I’m beginning to think some of the thoughts aren’t so unpopular. Haha!


  22. Julie Hood May 21, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Devin and I call all sports Sportsball. It’s so fun.


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