While I tend to shy away from confrontation, debates, or arguments of any kind I have very strong opinions. Most of which are about very trivial things…and I pretty much don’t/won’t/can’t understand where you are coming from if we don’t agree. I swear I’m actually very lovely…
I saw a few of these unknowingly controversial topics on a blog a few weeks ago; chose the ones I liked the most and added a few more I thought of and asked a few of my most opinionated friends to weigh in. You all know Laura (sister) and Chrissy; please be nice to them even though they might be (are) wrong about certain things.
Top sheet or no top sheet?
Allison: top sheet. Definitely. The more layers the better and the top sheet really allows one to tightly snuggle themselves into a blanket burrito.
Chrissy: top sheet; otherwise it sort of feels weird.
Laura: no top sheet. If I do sleep with one, I end up kicking it to the end of the bed. My bed sheets include a fitted sheet and my comforter. [Allison adds: this is true. The child is a disaster when she sleeps so much so that I just take the top sheet off the bed when she comes to visit.]
Wedding on a holiday weekend: rude or convenient?
Allison: I would normally err on the side of rude (like, dude, there are only so many long weekends a year and this one is dedicated to you now); but I attended one last winter and it was so nice to be out of town Saturday and Sunday and still have Monday off. Maybe cause it was February and I wouldn’t have had plans otherwise? Maybe cause I love my M? Final decision: in general, not my favourite.
Chrissy: rude, but I love weddings so much that I’m not usually peeved too badly.
Laura: this one depends on whose wedding and where it is. Majority of the time, I’m going with rude.
Ketchup on a hot dog?
Allison: I don’t know why this is an issue; I say yes…but also, I think hot dogs are gross. I definitely included this question because, up until yesterday, Chrissy lived in Chicago and those Chicagoans have major issues with ketchup on hot dogs and I needed to know what she thought…
Chrissy: if there’s sauerkraut, no. If no kraut, then yes.
Laura: it’s the only condiment I’ll put on my hot dog. Thumbs up to ketchup.
Would you let your latte sit out all day and still take a sip?
Allison: do you even know me? I hold the world record in slowest coffee sipping. It’s great because you have a hot beverage, a lukewarm beverage, and a cold beverage. So, yes!
Chrissy: NO. I like it hot and not spoiled.
Laura: I would. I don’t mind cold coffee and there is no way I’m throwing $5 in the garbage.
Nuts in brownies: love ’em or hate ’em?
Allison: ambivalent? At home I never add nuts to my brownies but the brownies from Artisano (small Ontario chain similar to Panera Bread…but better) have walnuts in them and they are the best!
Chrissy: LOVE. ALL THE NUTS.
Laura: medium about it? They can be a good textural thing, but I lean toward nutless.
How often should you wash your jeans?
Allison: oh shoot. Now you’re going to know my dirty (literally) little secret. I wash my jeans as infrequently as possible. Like, when they smell, are dirty, or when the butt gets extra saggy is good time to wash them.
Chrissy: I wash them when they start to get stretched out. Maybe once every four wears. Is that gross? Sorry I’m gross. [Allison adds: isn’t it cute she thinks 4 wears is gross while I’m like, ehhhh, once a month/every 6 weeks?]
Laura: every few weeks? I don’t know. I’m no good with laundry things.
Food in bed?
Allison: one of my favourite lines about cute boys is “I wouldn’t kick (dude) out of bed for crumbs”, so food in bed is a-ok. Well, I guess, let’s not eat a steak dinner in bed but some ice cream or chips or brunch are all a yes. The only rule I do have is: no empty mugs or dishes in the bedroom. That grosses me out.
Chrissy: Nope. Mostly because I don’t sit around in bed, but if my bedroom was more lovely then I might be tempted to sneak a snack.
Laura: if I had a TV in my bedroom I might have a different opinion, but I’m going with no. Keep food to designated food places to help control cravings and eating patterns, too.
Is double dipping ok?
Allison: do you have the flu? No? Then, yep; double dip to your hearts content.
Chrissy: I think so. I’m not so sure why it’s frowned upon. It’s not like I’m licking the chip. Thanks, Seinfeld.
Laura: always a yes.
BSB or NSYNC?
Allison: Backstreet Boys. Definitely. Growing up in the 80s and 90s was so great.
Chrissy: this is SO HARD. But, NSYNC wins by a hair. Justin’s curly hair.
Laura: trick question. New Kids on the Block! As a child of the boy band era, this is such a hard question to answer. [Allison adds: NKOTB! Oh gawd, yes. I went to the NKOTBSB concert four (five?) years ago and it was SO GOOD! All my 90z dreams come true]
Ice cream: chocolate or vanilla?
Allison: vanilla. Vanilla with chocolate chip cookie dough or (for my Canadian friends) PC vanilla chocolate crackle, my favourite vanilla base. I hate chocolate ice cream. Yes, hate. I went there. Ultimate favourite: 1 scoop Phil & Sebastian coffee + 1 scoop salted caramel in a waffle cone from Village in YYC. OMG.
Chrissy: vanilla. With or without toppings.
Laura: vanilla for me – though I’d pick numerous other flavours before vanilla. I’m not much of a chocolate person, but chocolate ice cream is the worst of it.
Feel free to judge us or revel in our choices and share some of your opinions to these in the comments. I would love to hear what you think…