Please don’t judge me

There are many things about me that are slightly embarrassing. I have embraced those things. Things such as my inexplicable love of lists and my joy at a new filing project. Things like how I used to spend hours compiling colour coded diagrams of who was going to get what Christmas card in my class at school. Things like how I have to put on or try out things as soon as I have bought them and am leaving the shop. Things like how I secretly love dieting because I like control and restrictions (it’s mental, I know, dieting is supposed to be awful). Things like how I know all the words to The Lion King film. And to The Sound of Music. Things like how I almost tried out for the school talent show by playing Jingle Bells on my violin (badly). Things like how I supported Manchester United because I fancied Ryan Giggs. Things like how I had a thing for Arnold Schwarzenegger. Things like how Gremlins scared me so much I had nightmares about them. Things like how I once burped unexpectedly in the middle of an exam.

But there is one thing about myself that I cannot reconcile with the person I imagine I am. With the things I usually like and do. With the music and films and books I usually like. With the people I associate myself with or imagine I would like if I ever met.

This one thing is currently beyond comprehension to me as it came like a bolt of lightning from nowhere. I was as shocked as you will be.

And that is because I have the most awful thing to admit.

I like Taylor Swift’s latest song!

Shit. O god o god o god. I’m so sorry, don’t leave! I know she’s an idiot. I know it! And I know she goes out with anyone and everyone then writes entire albums about it. I know her first song about Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone was awful. It was offensive to my ears and I couldn’t stand it or her. I know her music is cheesy and unbearable. I know all these things.

But that doesn’t stop the fact that when I heard Trouble on the TV, I liked it. Ok? I just liked it. Please don’t judge me.

Are we still friends?

30 responses to this post.

  1. Yes we still are friends 🙂 I enjoyed this post and don’t you worry girl, I will check out this new song…I have this gut feeling I am going to like it too (spoiler alert: I like a song or two by her already) 😉


  2. Posted by Opinionated Man on February 1, 2013 at 07:00

    Well you admitted something so I will to. I like Justin Bieber’s song “mistletoe,” and I am a 32 year old father and I really don’t like christmas… I can’t explain it. It puts me in a good mood!


    • O goodness. I’m so glad you shared that. So would you consider yourself a ‘Belieber’?


      • Posted by Opinionated Man on February 1, 2013 at 09:01

        And now.. I will shoot myself. You had to ask that huh. No, I don’t. =P

      • Ok, phew. Our friendship is safe. And now to admit something else, I liked his song, Boyfriend. Shhhh, don’t tell.

      • Posted by Opinionated Man on February 1, 2013 at 09:29

        I promise not to share that… or reblog it. =P

      • O thank goodness. Anybody else might think that there was a hint of sarcasm in that comment and that you might actually be planning to reblog it. But not me, I trust you completely. I know you would never do that to me.

      • Posted by Opinionated Man on February 1, 2013 at 09:45

        Far be it for me to worship the God of sarcasm. He has enough followers though, I’ll leave him be on this one. Thanks for the laugh!

  3. I think one look through my songs on iTunes will confirm that I will not be judging you 🙂


  4. LOL–girl, it is addicting! I actually bike and run to it. This better be a no-judging zone. 😉


  5. Uhhhh…I’m judging. I’m trying not to but I’m reading the comments and “Boyfriend” really??? Oh Laura, where did I go wrong?


  6. Might be worth remembering that music changes over time as does our view of it. I’m sure are many who decried ABBA’s Dancing Queen as trashy pop at the time who now will quite happily go to Mama Mia and say they always knew it had a lasting quality. Just remember in 20 years time when “Taylor Swift – The Musical” comes out and you’re down there in the aisles bopping away this post will come back to haunt you. You have been warned!!


    • Oo, yeh. I should wait a few years until I know if they’re going to stand the test of time before speaking next time.


      • Yep, good plan. I’m no fan but these stats are surprising to read. Her career started in 2006 when she was 17 and since then she has released 7 albums (4 studio, 3 live) and 29 singles. (That’s a lot more than many singers manage.) Also around 25 million albums & 75 million downloads sold worldwide so she’s proving pretty durable so far. She also has a number of awards including 6 Grammys and has been honoured by The Songwriters Hall of Fame – not bad for a 24 year old. Only time will tell as you say whether she’s still there in another 10 or 20 years time. Anyway no need to be embarrassed about liking the music – it’s very popular. Maybe I should have a listen as I don’t know any of her songs.

      • This is actually pretty impressive. I hadn’t realised she’d done so much.

  7. LOL-Don’t feel bad, someone-there’s no need to name names-might have been addicted to Bieber’s “boyfriend” song. It happens to the best of us 🙂


  8. I tell you what: I won’t judge you if you don’t judge me.
    Here’s a secret: I thought Taylor Swift was a guy!


  9. You are lucky you are so funny or I might have to reconsider this friendship!


  10. Posted by copycatmom on February 12, 2013 at 13:18

    🙂 still like ya even if you a swifter fan… Shudder….:)


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  12. […] know what I noticed the other day? You know that song by Taylor Swift which, embarrassingly enough, I loved? It’s called Trouble. Well, I noticed yesterday, that the song is immeasurably improved by […]


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