IMUO vol. 2

Waaay back in September 2016 I wrote a post about my unpopular opinions. I stand by everything I wrote except I now occasionally use “live your best life” jokingly and I watch basketball (the Cavs) with my husband. Anyway, I’m back again with more.

I don’t like The Avengers.
It’s not that I don’t like them as much as I just don’t have time to watch it all. I love Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men, but I’ve only seen Iron Man and Captain America as far as “avengers” go. After this last movie am I going to be totally lost when the next X-Men or GotG movie comes out?! Why do we have to combine them all?? It just seems like a lot to keep on top of…

I hate the term “Girl Boss.”
I’m totally ok with making things more feminine if that’s your style (pink jerseys, lace on tool belts, etc.). It’s not my style, but all kinds of kinds, right? However, if you’re a female in a management role or a female business owner then you’re just a BOSS. It’s not a man’s phrase because it’s not a man’s world. It’s your world and you’re running it. Be a BOSS.
(Turns out Nadine mentioned hating this phrase in the comments of my last IMUO post!)

I don’t understand the Cardi B craze.
This might not be unpopular. She may not be a hit with people over the age of 25. I don’t know. Either way, I can’t get into her. I’m not a big rap fan anyway so I think this is pretty normal for me. She just seems like the next big thing and I’m a little clueless and uninterested.

I love Instagram Stories.
Man… I waste SO much time with IG stories. I love seeing pictures or watching people talk about their day or an experience. I don’t mind boomerangs or food pics or videos. Two things I don’t like: videos of concerts and videos of super loud noises. Other than that, I’m entertained for hours by these clips.

I live for rainy days.
You know how some people wait and wait for the sun to come out and make comments like, “What’s that thing?” whenever it finally does? That’s how I feel about rain and overcast days. There’s just something extra cozy about a dreary day. In the same breath…

I STILL hate summer.
I know we’ve been waiting 17 years for the snow to stop and the sun to show herself, but I’m over it now. I opened my windows for a hot second and I shed my coat for a few days. I’m ready for the leaves to change & the temperature to drop. Sorry not sorry, guys. I just looove fall & winter.

I’ll relent just a bit. There are parts of warm weather that I enjoy- evening walks with the dogs, driving with the windows down, ice cream shops being open… but after about a month of all that I’m ready for fall πŸ˜‰

What are some of your unpopular opinions? I won’t judge you πŸ˜‰

44 thoughts on “IMUO vol. 2

  1. Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi May 17, 2018 / 1:46 am

    I TOTALLY agree with you on Avengers, the term β€˜girl boss’, and instastories. Word on the Instagram street is that stories are going to be β€˜the next big thing.’

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 10:17 am

      Some people complain about Instastories but I just think they’re a fun way to see what all my friends are up to! Glad the trend is growing!! πŸ˜€

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  2. halfbakedbaker May 17, 2018 / 3:00 am

    I love the idea of a post about unpopular opinions……i’d be here for DAYS!!! (and i’m with you on the Girl Boss thing – urgh)

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 10:18 am

      Hahahaha! I feel like I had a million floating around in my brain, then I went to write this and was like, “What did I want to say…?” That’s how it always goes for me. Ha.

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  3. Kristen from Pugs & Pearls May 17, 2018 / 7:42 am

    I was with you all the way until the last one! Summer is my fav.
    But, yet! The Avengers are overdone at this point! There are a gazillion movies. I know they just keep making them because they are big money makers. Guardians of the Galaxy was fun though, I do like that one.
    Girl Boss should just be Boss! I think I’m too old to get Cardi B either. And Instastories are awesome! I reminds me of what social media used to be. People tend to post only their best pictures or some sort of curated theme. But what I’m really interested in is the day to day stuff! (Concert videos are so annoying though!)

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 10:23 am

      I know lots of people love summer- especially after the winter we all suffered through. Lol
      Marvel is nuts for The Avengers. I’m irritated that GotG is in it. I love Guardians but I’m not willing to stay caught up on everything through the Avengers movies. *shrug*
      I hadn’t thought about IG stories like that but you’re right! People are more raw and in-the-moment and willing to share somewhat unflattering or embarrassing parts of life through stories!

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  4. Lindsay Latimer May 17, 2018 / 8:08 am

    I have still not heard one Cardi B song. I might like her, I just don’t listen much to recent music… because I’m 100. πŸ™‚ I hate the term “girl boss”, too. Just be a BOSS! I’m with you on summer as well. Unless I’m in the pool, it’s too much. I don’t like sweating when I’m in my work clothes. Ha!

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 10:29 am

      If we had a pool I might looove summer. I just kind of hate heat, but also hate staying inside under the a/c. I like fall because it’s way more enjoyable to be outside πŸ™‚

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  5. Stephanie May 17, 2018 / 8:30 am

    I also hate summer and the phrase girl boss. I’m on the fence about Instagram stories though, some days I hate them.

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 10:33 am

      Hahahaha. I *really* hate when I go to watch an IG story and it’s a loud concert OR a dog barking right into the camera. (I didn’t include that though because I’ve been guilty of posting that in the past…)

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  6. shelldbell May 17, 2018 / 8:42 am

    Yes! I agree with every single one of these! Seriously, I’m already over summer. When I think about how much is left, it depresses me.

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 10:34 am

      AGREED 100%. If fall started at the end of July I’d be THRILLED.

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  7. Leslie May 17, 2018 / 9:01 am

    I just finished an unpopular opinions post last night to go live next week and your last point is also my last point! Team Never Summer!

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 10:35 am

      Nice! I can’t wait to read it!!
      When I was young my grandparents had an in-ground pool. When they sold that house my love for summer left right along with it.

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  8. Danielle Todd May 17, 2018 / 9:38 am

    Sometimes I feel like 90% of my opinions are unpopular. I can’t agree with you more on “girl boss.” I cringe a little every time I hear it. Other terms I’ve heard recently that I loathe include “side hustle” and “truth bomb.”

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 10:36 am

      Hahahahahaha- truth bomb just sounds so juvenile πŸ™‚ I don’t ever use those words although I’ve definitely heard them in so. many. conversations. Ha.

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  9. Lauren Becker May 17, 2018 / 10:00 am

    My family part of the summer is probably just being able to swim. Otherwise, fall is totally my favorite. I’ve never really thought about the term Girl Boss before (I don’t use it) but you’re so right. Seriously, if you’re a boss, you’re a boss. Doesn’t matter about sex or gender!

    I love these posts. I keep thinking of random unpopular opinions I have so I should share them someday.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 10:38 am

      I LOVE swimming but I don’t really have anywhere to go and K isn’t much of a summer (at all) so I don’t have anyone to go with either. LOL
      You should definitely share your unpopular opinions! Haha!

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  10. Dani May 17, 2018 / 10:15 am

    I don’t mind rain too much as long as I’m not running around in it! You know the Guardians of the Galaxy are IN this Avengers right?! They’re still my favorite too though- I love Groot! X-Men haven’t joined in, so you should be all good there πŸ˜‰

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 10:39 am

      Yeah, I saw that they were in this movie. I’m just frustrated because I have no idea what’s going with their story line now, since it’s been all skewed with this past movie. I think I might just google spoilers *shurg*.
      I love X-Men SO much πŸ™‚

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  11. StephTheBookworm May 17, 2018 / 10:43 am

    YUP, Girl Boss is the worst. Blah!
    I enjoy the sunshine for about a month too, then I’m all “gimme fall!” I am just not a hot weather kinda girl.

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 10:40 am

      I haaaate hot weather. Lol
      I don’t mind 60 or 70 degree days, though, I guess. Haha.

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  12. A Mindful Migration (@MindfulMigrate) May 17, 2018 / 11:40 am

    I actually was a big fan of the word Girl Boss and have somewhat mixed feelings about it now. I completely understand the hate because it’s get overused so freaking much and agree with you wholeheartedly that women should just be bosses. No need to add the Girl but … a part of me remembers that so many females who did become “bosses” did it by acting like men. And for me, being about 15 years older than you, it’s was a potent reminder that the inherent traits we have as women make us good bosses. We don’t have to cast them aside to be a boss. But I wouldn’t mind if that phrase joined the dodo bird in extinction either.

    I’m freaking over the Avengers and superhero movies in general, except for Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy. You’ll be fine with X-Men because they are not a part of the Marvel machine (Marvel owns the comics rights to X-Men but Sony owns the movies rights which is why Wolverine isn’t an Avenger in the movies).

    Rainy days seem to demand that you grab a coffee or tea, a favorite book and snuggle with your fur baby while you read so I don’t mind them. What I dislike, though, is cloudy days that don’t produce rain and just make me feel glum.

    I like Summer more than Winter but it’s my 3rd favorite season. I often feel like I’m Goldilocks when it comes to weather. And I also wrote a novel for a comment because I love this idea and plan to borrow it! πŸ˜€

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 1:31 pm

      I don’t have that experience with “girl boss” but I 100% see your point. It’s frustrating (and wrong) to have to put aside female tendencies and intuition to climb the corporate ladder. (I do have experience with that, UGH.) Doing it “our way” is definitely something to be embraced and celebrated. Thank you for that insight! I’d have never thought about the term that way!
      Good to know about X-Men. I skip some of the Wolverine ones because they’re just SO violent, but I’m a fan of the collective X-Men films. I just goggled and read about what happens in Infinity War and I’m TICKED. I wish Guardian weren’t included in any of that. I’m going to be very upset if their 3rd movie is all tainted and messed up by the Avengers film…
      I don’t like cloudy days that just left humidity SIT in the air. Hate that. I much prefer the rain πŸ™‚
      Borrow away!!!

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  13. Jana @ Jana Says May 17, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I’ve professed my hatred of the word “girlboss” several times so I stand with you on that.

    I don’t get the superhero thing. The only one I like is Deadpool and that’s mostly because he’s super vulgar.

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Hahahahaha- I like your choice of super hero flick and reason πŸ˜‰
      Honestly… I love the X-Men series because Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman are just too damn hot for words. Same with Chris Pratt and Guardians of the Galaxy. I 100% admit it’s sex appeal.

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  14. Stephanie Mellor Doyle May 17, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    I mind Lady Boss less than Girl Boss. Acknowledge the feminine if you want but use Woman or Lady not Girl. It infantilizes us. Not down with it.

    I love living my best life though LOL

    I like summer except for the heat so…but I love the very long daylight hours and being outside so much and not wearing a coat and a lot of other stuff about it.

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 1:36 pm

      I used to HATE the word “woman.” I just didn’t think it was an attractive word, lol. It had NOTHING to do with the meaning or anything. I used to say “lady” all the time. I’m definitely past that now, though.

      I don’t mind the term/word girl but I get what you mean. When it’s used as a way to minimize the woman or her achievements or feelings it’s infuriating.

      I wish I liked summer. I try but… the heat and the bugs and the sunburn and the sweat. Ugh. My con list is way longer than my pros. Lol

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  15. https://my30somethingadventures.wordpress.com/ May 18, 2018 / 1:58 am

    What a great blog topic!
    We are going into winter now and I’ve been super envious of everyone posting about their summer! My Mom loves winter so she will agree with you on this!

    My unpopular opinion is I don’t enjoy Greys Anatomy and found Meredith annoying so I stopped watching years ago.
    *prepares for judgement*

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Thank you!
      And I am 110% envious of you! Grass is always greener, I guess. Haha.

      You will not find judgement here on the GA front. I started watching it a few seasons in, then quit a few years later. I don’t really like television dramas and I get SO frustrated when miscommunication causes relationship bs or friendship troubles. Like, JUST TALK IT OUT. Hahahaha. Dramas and I don’t jive well.

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  16. Nadine May 18, 2018 / 11:12 am

    I still hate girl boss lol. I am not in to the Avengers either. I have no clue who Cardi B is. (I am old, and well aware of it lol) And living in the south, summer is my least favorite season. It is just toooooo freakkkkking HOTTTTTTT. And humid. Ugh the humidity. I die!

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 1:40 pm

      Hahahahahahaha. I’m glad we agree πŸ˜€
      I could never ever ever ever live in the south. I would 100% die. K has jokingly talked about moving the business to Texas and I told him I’d visit in the winter. NOPE.

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  17. Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue May 18, 2018 / 11:54 am

    I hate the term “girl boss” as well. In general I am sensitive/annoyed how women are referred to as girls no matter how old we are. Also I have never gotten into Avengers and I don’t even know who Cardi B is… Haha! I do disagree with you on IG Stories – Actually I just decided to leave IG completely (again). And I do love summer. Although I know I would feel differently if I lived in a super hot and/or humid climate (which was the case when I lived in Florida).

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Yeah, I understand that. I’m guilty of using the term girl. Not to infantize anyone, but just because the word doesn’t bother me like it does others. I try to catch and correct myself when I can, though.
      I’m jealous of your break with IG. I’d like to quit all social media sometimes… I REALLY want to leave Facebook, but I haven’t. I don’t mind IG so much. I feel like my community there is pretty amusing and supportive (for now anyway).
      Ohio gets over 100 degrees in summer and drops below 0 in winter. It’s a fairly extreme state sometimes, hahaha.

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  18. Marie May 18, 2018 / 11:57 am

    I’m with you, not a huge fan of summer. But mainly because I HATE the heat and humidity. While I do love the longer days, I don’t like the heat at all and neither does my hair.

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    • Audrey May 18, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      Since these were unpopular opinions I should’ve added that I’m 100% ok with shorter days. LOL
      My personality just loves dark and stormy days with cool weather and long nights. Essentially I’m a vampire. Hahahaha. I’ll admit that the occasional sunny beautiful day does make me smile. I only need a handful of them, though.

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  19. everything with love May 18, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Audrey if we lived near each other we would definitely be movie/tv buds hahaha. I feel the same about the avengers! And instastories (thank goodness you like my rambles!) And really all of it.

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    • Audrey May 22, 2018 / 8:07 am

      Hahahaha, I absolutely believe that! Deep down I have nothing against the Avengers- I actually might like to watch those movies some day- but it feel like I’m being forced to care about all that. And I don’t. Hahaha.
      Your Instastories are the best!!

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  20. Amanda Bumgarner May 20, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    Well I have no idea who Cardi B is, nor have I heard of her SO I’m out of that loop. I have a love/hate relationship with IG stories. I’ll leave it at that πŸ™‚

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    • Audrey May 22, 2018 / 8:08 am

      Hahahahahaha. Another blogger mentioned her once and I looked her up, then I think I ended up seeing her on SNL. Yeah… not my kind of music.
      I think I have a love/hate relationship with social media, but I’m nowhere close to quitting it. Lol

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  21. Julie Hood May 21, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    I love this post idea so much and am off to read your vol. 1!! I have no time for Avengers either, but I ALSO don’t have time for most superhero things. The comic books, the movies, the merch, all of it. And people who add Instagram Stories of concerts deserve a mild case of salmonella. I hate that so much. The concert stories, I mean.

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    • Audrey May 22, 2018 / 8:33 am

      I wish I had time to really geek out over superheros, but it’s been around SO long and some of it is a little too violent for me. Lol. I’m ok with watching a few movies here and there.
      When I see that someone is headed for a concert that evening I just avoid their IG. Lol

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  22. chelsea @ the new wifestyle May 29, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    we are soooo similar in lots of these (i mean…the avengers? pass. cardi b? don’t get it. the amount of time i spend watching IG stories too – A LOT). the girl boss thing i struggle with. i definitely don’t like ‘girl boss’ either but i do have some swag from friends and family that say things like ‘lady boss’ and ‘madame CEO’ to your point though, it really is a boss, plain and simple. i’ll have to contemplate more!

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    • Audrey May 29, 2018 / 2:59 pm

      Some people brought up good points about “girl boss.” I definitely agree and understand the pride in being a female boss/achieving a top spot in a company while acting feminine and “girly.” (As opposed to acting like a man, limiting one’s emotional response, etc.) I can 100% understand how a woman would take pride in that, especially after being in the workforce for the last 15 or 30 years. I think frivolous words just exhaust me sometimes and girl boss seems wordy and over the top for what can be described as just BOSS. Hahaha.

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