Tuesday Topics: "Nine things I won't change my mind on."


"Nine things I won't change my mind on."

The Austin Family Diary

Nine things I won't change my mind about. Hmmm. I think I'm pretty diplomatic and I can see things from both sides of the isle so this topic was a challenge. (I'm sure I could also give you twenty-five people that would disagree with what I just said.)

Here goes...

1. Avocados are amazing. I love them in pretty much any way, shape, or form. I don't trust anyone that doesn't like an avocado. Unless they're allergic. They get a pass.

2. Half pieces of gum. Whole pieces gross me out. Too much globbiness. Too much flavor. Just gross. I only have half pieces and if you try and make me have a whole piece I might vomit. I feel queasy thinking about it.

3. Gangnam Style. He's really saying "open condom style" and I won't change my mind about that.

4. You can have it all, just not all at the same time. Oprah said this so it has to be true. But seriously, I've been a working mom. I've been a stay at home mom. It's extremely difficult to have a full on career and be home for the kids. I'm only speaking from my experience and watching so many women struggle with the decision to have children and be present versus aspiring for lofty career goals. Women may be able to come close but not without sacrificing on one end or the other. Something has to give.

5. Real Housewives of New Jersey is the best season of all Housewives. Two words: "Prostitution whoa!"

6. Internet trolls are the devil. Glass houses, bitches. Glass houses.

7. God exists. No matter what you believe or how you believe, there is a being greater than all of us. I happen to believe He goes by the name God.

8. Bearing arms. I was trying not to get too controversial with these, because, believe me, I really could throw down arguments for my most basic core beliefs, however, I really don't want the headache of a debate right now. But this one, this constitutional right, I whole heartedly believe in and I will not be convinced otherwise.

9. 50 Shades of Grey was a terrible book. Yes, I went there. And this might be my most controversial statement of the nine. 50 Shades was a lot of things, but "good" was not one of them. There, I said it.

So the above nine things are non-negotiable for me. Probably. I tried not to get too controversial, although I'll probably get hate mail for number 9.

What's non-negotiable for you?


  1. Non-negotiable for me is all people should be treated equally no matter race, gender, sexual preference, religion...etc.

    Also, Cilantro is just disgusting.

    1. That's an excellent non-negotiable, Jamie.

      Ba ha ha ha ha. Cilantro. You either love it or hate it.

  2. Haha i do not like whole pieces of gum either. LoL i love your quote about Oprah. I've never read 50 shades of gray, i've heard a lot of dislikes so i don't think i will. I'm stopping by from Bloglovin & I hope your having a great evening.


  3. loved this post! I've never read 50shades of Grey but I'm betting you are totally right! Each of these points are rather dead on for me too. As much as I don't want to admit it, you got me thinking with you're #4 and really you're right in so many ways. Something always has to give. sad but true. You're even more right to say us women try hard at it though! Dear god, I am one of those!! and PS I made the biggest sandwich that afternoon after the cleanse, all I wanted was bread!

  4. Yes there is one God, you go girl! :)

    Thanks for making my day by posting a comment on my blog. Have a terrific week! :)


  5. Hahaha I really love #3.. I think that the song is not good. did not know why it was trending. And I just got 50 shades of gray from a friend as a gift for my birthday.. I haven't got time to read it though as I'm very busy with kids.

  6. Haha guac was my #1! I knew there was a reason I liked you :P Love the gangnam style one too! I'm going to have to start singing it that way!

  7. lol at #3! Now every time I hear that song, that's all I'm going to think about! haha... Thanks for coming by my blog. Following you on Bloglovin'!
    -Leia @ Latitude Adjustment

  8. I've heard 50 shades is terrible from all my friends who tried to read it. Many of them never even made it halfway. So I've never bothered to pick it up!

    Love your gum thing, that's too funny!

  9. So funny! I agree with you on almost all of them. I have no opinion of gum because frankly, I can't remember the last time I chewed it.

    Never got into Gangham Style. Think I've heard the song once.

    Never read 50 Shades of Grey, but I heard it was written terribly. I'm not a book snob, but I have to spend more time enjoying the book than correcting its grammar.

    And finally, I have to disagree with you... ATL is the best series. LOL!

  10. Avocados are so yummyyy!! I just throw some salt & pepper some those bad boys and go to town on them because it tastes like butter and who doesn't love butter (as Honey Boo Boo says "more butta, more betta!"


  11. Mmm avocados... Haha cracking up about your half piece of gum issue :) I'm a full stick kind of girl. Totally with you on #8!

  12. I'm loving your little spot of the blog world! Found you through the GFC hop. Following you through GFC and Bloglovin'!
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  13. I seriously agree with you on almost all of these! The only thing on this list I disagree with you on is that Beverly hills is better than Jersey. :-)

  14. I seriously agree with you on almost all of these! The only thing on this list I disagree with you on is that Beverly hills is better than Jersey. :-)

  15. I seriously agree with you on almost all of these! The only thing on this list I disagree with you on is that Beverly hills is better than Jersey. :-)

  16. I seriously agree with you on almost all of these! The only thing on this list I disagree with you on is that Beverly hills is better than Jersey. :-)


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