I am. Extremely so. With almost everything, I’ve noticed.
I’ve been analyzing myself and my life lately. Taken to trying to figure out why I feel the way I do about certain things, situations, people, etc. Why I react to certain things the way I do. Why I am reserved concerning others and why . Especially if it in some way upsets me or others. If the way I am reacting is upsetting me or I just don’t know why in general, I don’t think it’s a good thing. And I want to know why. If there’s one thing I should know, its myself.
But in my random thinking’s and pondering upon something I’ve noticed while trying to figure myself out, I came upon the realization that I am much more picky than I had originally thought myself to be. About everything – and I mean everything!
Considering how many movies I watch, there are very few movies I will actually have the desire to watch a second time. But for those that I do, I can’t watch them too many times in a row.
I will watch movies in almost any genre. But I’m extremely picky with what sounds interesting to me and what doesn’t.
I’m not big on mobster drama or major drama in general. I don’t mean the genre ‘drama’, I mean movies that are all about drama. *rolls eyes* You know what I mean. I think. Maybe. I dunno. (I stopped being psychic a few years back.)
Most of the time I only like movies that have a happy ending. I do, however, like some kinds of tragedies. But only some. The rest I loathe. Makes so much sense, right?
I do believe I’m less picky with movies than I am with books and music though.
This one is funny. So funny it hurts. *cringe* It just complicates things… because it pisses off the relatives.
Clothing shopping for me, without me there to try on everything before it’s bought, is pointless. I fit into different sizes, depending on the make. I’ll only wear certain kinds of jeans, shirts, tank tops, and socks, etc. Even hoodies have to fit me a certain way.
This drives relatives nuts because for the holidays, they want to be able to buy me clothing.
I don’t care if clothing is brand name or anything like that; just if it’s comfortable, something I find appealing, and reasonable price wise.
Personally, I love shopping at Goodwill!
This brings me to shoes. I’m even more picky when it comes to shoes than I am with clothing.
Let’s put it this way, I’ve worn the same pair of shoes for over 8 years. Only recently did I find a pair of all black shoes that I like and that fit right.
I don’t like most mainstream art. I’m very eclectic here. My favorite artist right now is Victoria Frances. She’s got some great gothic paintings of haunting, fantasy creature inspired women that captivates me. I did a post on her art before, here.
Brian introduced to me to another really cool artist, Manon Delacroix.
I like some of Claude Monet’s paintings. A lot of the art that I like is of nature.
Even when it comes to the covers of books, I’m picky as to which ones I consider to be a piece of beautiful art.
I am constantly looking for new music. I like music in all genres mostly. However, I only have two bands in which I have all their music.
For the rest, I listen to a few a songs by each artist/band and that’s about it.
Oh my gosh, don’t even get me started on how picky I am with food! …. Wait… I started it. Well whatever.
I am picky when it comes to food. Always have been. But I eat a lot of it!!!
There are even some kinds of chocolate I won’t eat. And that’s about all the explanation that’s needed here.
I do like to try new foods though!
Reading is something I do all the time. In 6th grade I began reading Dean Koontz, Anne Rice, and Stephen King. I never looked back from there.
However, since then, I do believe I’ve become even more picky. I find Anne Rice’s writing too slow. And some of Stephen King’s novels too depressing. (Although I still read Stephen King’s books whereas I don’t read anything of Anne Rice’s.)
I still read Dean Koontz. In fact, he’s my favorite author to this day. But I haven’t read all of his books and I never will. Why? Because I don’t want to. Some of his books just don’t sound appealing to me.
My favorite author and I haven’t even read all of his books…
Let’s take a look at the entire list of authors who I read a series by, or continuously read multiple books by, shall we?
- Dean Koontz
- Laurell K Hamilton
- Heather Graham
- Karen Chance
- Patricia Briggs
- Kim Harrison
- Charlaine Harris
That’s a pretty short list, now isn’t it? I’d say so, especially for as voracious as a reader I am.
I do have to note that I haven’t had the money for more than one book every two weeks for a very long time due to personal situations, but even with that taken into account, I’m still picky with what I’ll read and what I’ll not. My new found freedom, will, however make it possible for me to explore and discover new authors – yay!
Most of the authors I’ve listed above, I’ve only read one or two series written by them. Sometimes I haven’t even read every book in each series…because I don’t want to.
I’m hoping to find more authors and more series’ to love now that I’ll be able to read more. But I proved to myself that I’m just as picky as ever when, a few weeks ago, I didn’t like four of the books I’d gotten from the secondhand store. Couldn’t even get into them.
I have now decided on getting a book by a new author every time I read four or five books by authors I already know. Or I’ll get irritated. I read one I thought I’d like last week but it sucked in my opinion. So, I’ll have to try another. After I read something I know I’ll like. 😉
But do you see what I mean here? Extremely picky with books.
I mainly stick to fantasy, science fiction, horror, and paranormal. Straight crime and straight romance bore me. Normally there has to be something not human in the book for me to be interested.
I’ve tried reading books in other genres, multiple times at different ages by different authors. But I just can’t do it. I’ll get bored with it and dread reading it. Which is not why I read.
I read to escape. To leave where the here and now. To inspire myself. To enjoy it. Not dread it.
I’m not picky with/about the following things:
The way my hair is done up. Up, down, straight, wavy, curled; whatever it feels like doing.
Sleep. When I sleep, I sleep. I’m not too particularly picky about when. I am a night person though, so I enjoy being awake when its dark outside.
….Yeah okay so that’s all I could come up with.
Most people think that if you’re picky, it’s a bad thing. That it makes life harder for you. That you wish you could stop being so picky.
I don’t mind being picky whatsoever. It makes things simpler for me. I only get what I know I 100% will like/use/read/enjoy, and I don’t have to worry about regretting getting it. I know what I like and I don’t have a problem being picky.
If I come up against something I’m not sure about, I’ll try it and see if I like it. I love trying new things. It’s just not too often that I find I like something new. It’s a 50/50 chance. 😉
What about you? Are you a picky person in general, not at all, or only with a few things? If so, what are you picky about?