Monday, December 15, 2008

Five Things I Hate About You

Since Roger's death he has become a saint.
I am starting to forget the things I hated about Roger.
Many of the things I found annoying we had worked through, I got over, or Roger was getting better at.
But here are five things I did hate.

1. Leaving food out on the counter
Roger worked from home a lot which was great although I was secretly and non-secretly jealous. When he made his lunch, he would forget to put things away.
And sometimes these things were perishable and they would just have to be thrown away. It was super annoying and wasteful.

2. Jimmy Legs
I admit I am not the nicest person in the middle of the night. I'm not even the second nicest. I am pretty mean actually. I just do not like to be wake up in the middle of the night and I really do not remember being very mean in the morning.
But if Roger had not exercised recently, his legs would jerk in the middle of the night.
Of course, they would shake the whole bed. And of course, they would wake me up. And of coursee, I would be grumpy.

3. Not answering IM
Roger and I started out truely as friends. We talked on IM every day. And it was through IM that I became so attached to him.
Sometimes though, Roger would sign on to IM but then not answer me.
Or he would not sign in at all. He would say he was doing this weird thing called work or some like that.
I told him he should multi-task.
The thing is I would think of things I needed to tell him or wanted to discuss with him while I was at work. Maybe it was a sign that my job was not stimulating me enough.
Or maybe it was just when my brain processed those things.

4. Listening to electronica in the car.
Really? Is this really music? I really don't get it. They repeat the same five words (sometimes even less) over and over and suddenly its a song. I guess its fine in a club when you are dancing. But not in the car. And Roger would play it when I was trying to take a nap in the car. Not exactly the best sleeping music. For some weird reason, I could never just tune it out.
Maybe cause its annoying.

Hmm. This is getting harder .

5. His trust in so many of the Eastern medicine people.
I do not discredit Eastern medicine. I think there are a lot of good things about it. But I also think there are a lot of good Western medicine treatments.
However, some of the people who Roger associated with were just good conartists.
Roger was a smart guy. He did questioned things, people, and their motives.
For some reason though, these people were given credit before they deserved it. And although Roger was starting to see through certain people and some of the others, he still supported them.
I will never forget the $5K for a trip to China that did not include anything but this one guy's teachings. Hmm, yeah, no.
Or the person who told me that Roger had a lot of energy coming from the left side of his brain which was the part that was dead. Can he be more lame?

I was going to do ten things like the movie title but I just really could not think of ten things.
Sad I know.
Like I said, I am forgetting things. And "hate" is a harsh word.
Oh well.
Let me introduce my husband, Saint Roger...


Holly said...

You know, I have never heard of the term "Jimmy legs". And I too cannot tune out electronica, it's just too annoying to met to be able to tune it out. The people next door in my dorm played electronica and I could hear it through the concrete walls and it would drive me nuts so I basically spent no time in my dorm room because of it.

Jody said...

haha, love electronica actually... in the car. :) Note to self: No Daft punk while driving with star.