The Love/Hate Challenge

Rami Ungar has challenged me to do the Love/Hate Challenge. What I have to do is write ten things I love, ten things I hate, and then challenge ten other bloggers to do the same. (I don’t know ten off the top of my head, so I’ll do those I can.)

So here goes…

10 Things I Love

1.  Writing.  Everything else revolves around this one, so it has to be first.

2.  Blogging.  It’s an off-shoot of writing, but it’s fun because I’ve been able to meet some really neat people this way.

3.  Facebook.  Again, it’s the people I have gotten to know over there that makes this so enjoyable.

4.  Hiking.  And the Chaco shoes Lauralynn Elliott recommended are awesome.  I haven’t had feet pain ever since I took her advice and got a pair.

5.  Scary shows/movies/books.  But…I like psychological scary, not the slasher kind.  (I grew up on the Twilight Zone and Tales from the Darkside, so I attribute this to my upbringing.)

6.  Driving on a deserted road.  Especially when the air is warm and the windows are rolled down and the music is loud.

7.  Chocolate.  I love all kinds.  I don’t discriminate.

8.  Puzzles.  I’m not a fan of 1000 pieces, but I enjoy the 500 ones a lot.

9.  Clean house.  When there’s no clutter, I think and write a lot better.

10.  Cherry Limeade.  I had this last summer, and it is probably the best tasting drink I’ve ever had.

10 Things I Hate

1.  Cooking.  I do it, but I hate it.  If I could eat out for every meal, I would.  I’d rather clean the bathroom than cook.  That is how much I hate it.  LOL

2.  Bugs.  Get one near me, and I’m running for the spray to kill it.

3.  Debt.  This really should be #1, but cooking was the first thing that came to mind.

4.  High heels and dresses.  I’m a pants and hiking shoes kind of girl.  Comfort rules any day of the week.

5.  Crowded areas.  I can function in a crowded area, but I don’t like the feeling of being pressed in from all sides.

6.  Sticky messes.  Because I’m the one who has to clean them up.  All you moms know exactly what I’m talking about.

7.  Sleep.  Yes, in theory I should enjoy this, but when I’m asleep, I can’t write.  That bums me out.

8.  Tomato soup and juice.  I love tomatoes and ketchup, but for some reason the soup and juice version never sat well with me.

9.  Road construction.  I’m guessing there isn’t anyone who likes this one.

10.  Senseless debates.  There are some things people don’t agree on, so what’s the point in arguing?  I  don’t like it when people try to change my mind, so I don’t go around trying to change theirs.  Treat others the way you’d want to be treated is the motto I like to live by.

Now, to pass this on to some people.  (I know some of you are super busy so you don’t have to do this.)

Janet Syas Nitsick

Stephannie Beman

Lauralynn Elliott

Paula Freda

Meline Nilles

Link it back to me in the comments below, so I can read what you guys put down. 😀

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to other genres, but her first love is historical romance. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and a couple of children. To find out more about her books, go to
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20 Responses to The Love/Hate Challenge

  1. Very nicely done. And I don’t like debt either.

    • I finally got around to the post. 🙂

      • And it was excellent. And I love that you love horror. I’ll let you know if something good comes out that you might enjoy.

        • Have you seen Bates Motel or Hannibal? Both are TV shows. Hannibal is free on Amazon instant video (not sure if it is on Netflix), but Bates Motel seasons 1-2 are free on Netflix. They fit the genre very well. I especially enjoy how the bad guys in these shows have that sympathetic side to them, and despite myself, I find myself compelled to care about them even though they really are horrible. It’s really a masterpiece of writing for the writers to pull this off. I also love it when the good guy and bad guy are friends, but of course, the good guy doesn’t realize the bad guy is the one he’s hunting down (in Hannibal). I will say Hannibal has more “ewe” moments. I’ve actually had to close my eyes on a couple parts. With Bates Motel, I don’t. Both are definitely not for children, so I watch them when the kids are in bed. Both also have some psychological elements in it that are well done.

          If you come across any good ones, let me know.

  2. I like cooking, so I’ll trade you because I HATE cleaning the bathroom, LOL!

  3. I’ll do this as soon as I can think of 10 of each. 🙂 Did you tell me you took my advice about Chacos? I don’t remember you telling me that. Aren’t they the most awesome things?

    I don’t like tomatoes and tomato juice, but I like tomato sauce and ketchup. I used to hate tomato soup until I realized the kind in a good restaurant (usually called tomato bisque) doesn’t taste like that awful canned stuff. It has to be completely pureed – no chunks.

    • It was a couple years ago. You mentioned it on your blog, and since the Sketchers weren’t helping enough, I bought a pair of Chacos. The pain went away and never returned. It’s so nice!

      Yeah, the chunks are icky. I just can’t stand it.

      The 10 thing took me about a month to think up, so take your time. 🙂

  4. dorothypaula says:

    Dear Ruth, I’m working on it. This promises to be fun. Thanks!

    • I had a hard time coming up with ten things I hated. The love part was easy. 😀 So it took me some time to get done. I’m looking forward to reading what you come up with!

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