We had a thread kind of like this one for music a week or two ago, but what do you do that is considered "girly" that you're man enough to admit? It could be TV shows or movies you like, drinks that you enjoy, books that you've read, etc.
Things you're man (or woman) enough to admit
I'm man enough to admit that I read this blog while at work!
That's not very girly.
TOTALLY AWESOME girl.
Well, maybe by "while at work," he meant, "at my job at Foxy Nails."
That is the opposite of girly.
I would venture to guess that MOST of us do that.
... If I worked.
I thought "The Notebook" was actually a well written and delivered movie and I enjoy cuddling with my girlfriend.
Not the whole truth...admit it...Rachel McAdams was hot as hell in that movie.
...In 50 years we'll all be chicks.
It is my personal policy to +1 any shameless Adam Carolla plug. It is in keeping with this policy that I +1 you. Good day, sir.
I'm man enough to admit I'll cry happy-tears when we finally beat O-State
As with a prior post, not girly. Most of us will do that. I cried happy tears when they carried Lloyd off the field when he won his last game.
I plan on crying when Brock leads the team out. I'll admit that.
But it is going to a PHENOMENAL event. When they make a movie out the unlikely 26-0 run this team is going to go on, I bet that event (the real one not an actor) will be in the trailer.
I also cried when we beat ND last year. Preemptive admisssion: I'll cry when Brock Mealer walks onto the field.
Also...I sometimes cry at the end of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. There, I said it. I'm a man! I'm 31! Come after me!
I too tend to cry when I watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Something seeing those families and the excitement of getting those homes really gets me.
Then, I think about their new property tax bills... and it makes me cry even more!
I found myself welling up watching that show one day and I don't really watch TV ('ceptin sports). Some big fat people who had taken in a million kids and their house was (natch) falling down. When the big bus rolled up and everyone ran out and then got told they were going to Disney, well. . . I cut loose. Then I felt totally manipulated. But I liked it.
Very true. I cried man-tears after Henne-Manningham versus Penn St, also after beating Florida in the Cap One bowl, and after beating ND last year while I was in The Big House
Since we are on the topic of crying, I will admit to crying during Lloyd's speech at Bo's memorial, and to tearing up a bit when reading Brian's post the eve before the OSU game that year. (Still pissed that we lost that damn game).
Eleven Swans made me tear up.
when we came back from behind to beat Sparty in 2007
The movie "The Devil Wears Prada". Also several other chick flicks, I usually balance these out by watching Blade Runner or Kung Fu movies. I also happen to like "girly drinks" better than "manly drinks". But hey, orange juice is good shit.
That was a very good movie. Is there a role Meryl Streep can't play?
How about "sexy"?
I also lie a lot.
welcome to the club
That's not fair. These are supposed to be embarrassing, not prove how great a guy you actually are.
I'm not afraid of putting a Mike's Hard Cranberry Lemonade Light on ice when it's 90 degrees outside.
I'm also not afraid to put that shower body wash on that little fu-fu spongie thing that my wife has in the shower and scrub away
I also am not afraid to sing along to Le Rouge's "Bullet Proof" with a crown on my head while freely displaying jazz hands and spinning air keyboard while dancing with my 4 year old daughter. However, I'm man enough to admit that I do this (but without the crown) sometimes at parties or get-togethers (after a few Mike's Hard Cranberry Lemonade Light on ice)
I retired the bar of soap a long, long time ago. Although I do use Old Spice Body Wash and round-house kick buildings - EXPLOSION!
Old Spice is too powerful to let this comment end!
Zoltan loves the loofah...therefore it is manly
Wow! You must be a big fan. We should get together and dance sometime.
I watch way too much HGTV.
Which of the three outrageously priced homes are they going to buy??!!
Holmes on Homes?
I ask myself the same thing. What do these people do for a living that they can afford such expensive homes, some of which aren't even that big for the price.
and thus the recession
I love Holmes on Homes and am not at all ashamed to admit it. Guy knows how to build or fix just about anything. And when he doesn't know, he knows enough to hire someone who does. Manliness at its finest.
It's usually the International one that gets me all bent...
"Julie is a single professional looking for a ocean front home in (insert exotic island location) so she can enjoy the ocean view while working on her laptop."
"Biff and Sally are looking for a second home in sunny (insert exotic island name) that's big enough for their 10 children and 40 grandchildren to visit."
My wife loves Property Virgins. Those people are clueless. I want a 5 bedroom houuse, with 4.5 baths, new construction, a big yard, granite countertops, and 40 foot ceilings for $150,000.
Good luck with that.
Also, in no way is Holmes on Homes girly.
that was a couple that lived in San Francisco looking for a weekend home in Napa Valley with a budget of $2M or something like that. Wanna be my friend? Wanna be my dad???
Also, do you think they air US House Hunters in other countries and call it House Hunters International?
I watch HGTV with my wife, I also like watching Clean House. I have done lots of unmanly things at the behest of my daughter, although I think this is just part of being Daddy.
Also applies strongly to Food Network. Is it wrong of me that I love watching those Food Network Challenges that feature things like Disney cakes? And Chopped. LOVE Chopped.
Chopped is my favorite Food Network show. It seems like the least staged show on there.
I to am guilty of overdoing it with HGTV.
But MMA bores the shit out of me, and I think pro "wrestling" is for morons.
Does that make me girly?
Does that make me girly?
No, that makes you intelligent.
That makes two people asking to be put in a figure-four leglock.
Only a true moron would fail to realize what a real-life ass-kicking machine this guy is.
I liked it when I was younger, but sorta grew out of it. However, my wife discovered it recently and she's crazy for it. She's a fan of Golddust, believe it or not, because she thinks it's sad that it's been his 20 year career to be the guy that the big name guys have to beat to get a shot at the title, but he himself never gets a shot at the title.
I think wrestling used to be really entertaining, but there were two key things then that seem to be disappeared-- one, huge steroid guys, and two, actual good personalities ala Stone Cold and The Rock. The guys now are mostly normal size guys that look like your in shape neighbor, and they have zero charisma.
I lost interest no over any of that. I liked the WCW. It was, how you say, wholesome. The first time I ever flipped on WWE (after the buy out), they had a bed erected in the middle of the ring and some jackhole was supposed to be doing somebody's wife out there.
Lordy, this is an embarrassing TV list.
Was at one point hooked on the following:
Desperate Housewives, Greys Anatomy, Degrassi. I blame girlfriends of mine during those times.
I watch a lot of MTV reality shows (Jersey Shore, Fantasy Factory, ROCK OF LOVE lol, Those Real World Road Rules Challenge shows). Somehow I can't turn away. Even my fiance' gets sick of them.
I love any Pixar movie. Also like all the old Disney cartoon movies from my childhood, and would freely watch them now.
edit: saw a poster below mention Keeping up With the Kardashians. Ditto for me. Thank my fiance' for that one as well.
Absolutely nothing wrong with Pixar (or old-school Disney, for that matter). If you didn't cry during Toy Story 3, you must have a heart of stone.
DONT SAY ANOTHER WORD! I haven't seen it yet, lol. Heard it was excellent though. Toy Story 1 is still one of my all time favorites. I was a little disappointed with the 2nd one, but am pumped for number 3.
I got choked up and my wife looked at me and I pretended to drop something so she wouldn't see my lone tear falling down my cheek.
I too cried at the end - hid it from my wife - and then made fun of HER for crying!
but I loveee the show "GREEK" and (sometimes) secretly wish I were a sorority girl.
I had a weird fascination with that show that lasted exactly one month. I'd never even heard of it before stumbling on it randomly on hulu. I think my main fascination was how there was absolutely no character development, the two leads remain just as shallow and self-centered (and at times gut-wrenchingly painful to watch) in each and every episode.
and also not really like greek life at all ....
kinda reminds me of high school though
Man, I hope not
Chicks dig guys that can cook. It's science.
He puts cameras in his oven just to get the best angle of a shot of him taking a dish out. That's not girly - its ingenuity.
I read GBMW, and like it, even their epinions!
Call it what you want, but the movie has a way of breaking me down. And no, I'm not the biggest Mel Gibson fan.
I actually bawl at the part where Jesus falls down in front of his mother while carrying the cross and she instinctively runs to his side, picturing him falling as a little boy. God, it gets me even now.
I struggle when I watch "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Saving Private Ryan," and "We Were Soldiers."
Gran Turismo got me.
Watching Keeping up With the Kardashians
if staring at Kim is girly, i guess i'm girly too.
When I go to my gym (I work at a hospital, and I pay $2 to use our employee fitness center), I'm usually the only guy in there. There is one TV, and they are usually watching reruns of The Gilmore Girls. I hate to admit it, but I was dissapointed when they were watching Oprah yesterday... So there it is: I've been watching The Gilmore Girls, and I've actually become interested in the storylines.
A: Lauren Graham is hot with a capital HOT.
B: It can be pretty funny from time to time.
C: It's all topical. No such thing as subtext, so it's easy to watch without having to dedicate yourself to it.
D: Lauren Graham is hot with a capital HOT, I said!
Yeah, Lauren Graham is dy-no-mite.
But Gilmore Girls still makes my penis soft.
One of the reasons I watch and love Parenthood... plus that's just a good show.
I'll blame it on the wife, but I have seen every episode of that show and actually think it is pretty funny and well-written.
Again, I'll blame this one on my wife. But I could leave the room, and I don't. Apparently the "hot actress" part of my brain can trump the "terrible plot and acting" lobe
The acting's not so bad. It's not their fault that they have to spew ridiculously long, pretentious lines that could be summed up in four words: "MY DADDY MAKES BANK." Gilmore Girls could not be set anywhere but Connecticut.
My wife got hooked on deadliest catch before I did........does that make me a girly man?
Negative Ghost Rider! That show is definately manly. I watch it with my wife all the time but it is a cool show.
The point was that his wife watched it before he did. Therefore he is less manly than his wife.
I disagree with this hypothesis and suggest that any man watching Deadliest Catch is manly enough.
ok I see...
Still I know lots of people watch that show, it is pretty popular. I think it is good too.
Can't get enough food network and I do all the cooking in my house...
i know a lot of guys who watch twice as much food network as they do espn. being a good cook is nothing to be ashamed of either. chin up!
So You Think You Can Dance every week. It's my wife's show, but I could leave the room and I typically don't.
The guy is super talented. Also, my girlfriend has made me a regular viewer of "Grey's Anatomy." That last one I hate admitting but it makes her happy.
I was flipping through the channels on a saturday afternoon when I came across that show.....2 hours later I couldn't believe I just watched 2 hours of Cake Boss.
I did the same thing last Saturday. You don't mean to watch it that long, but it is pretty addicting, and the cakes are amazing.
If I happen to catch Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay, I watch it, it's a good show.....damnit
I like musicals. I saw Phantom of the Opera at Pantages in Toronto as a kid and loved it and to this day I try to catch a show a year at the Power Center in AA. For those of you who are students now or live in hte area, I highly recommend seeing a show there when you get a chance. And, while we are at it, you should catch one of the a cappella concerts at Hill Auditorium. I was a huge Friars fan.
Wicked and Avenue Q. One of those is family friendly... the other, notsomuch
I've actually been in musicals in high school and when I was in college. My wife loves to watch the video of when I was Curly in Oklahoma and will try and make me sing Oh What A Beautiful Morning. On rare occasions I abide her request. I've probably seen over 30 musicals. For the coup de grâce, I am a male nurse. Let the focker jokes commence.
Whoa Whoa Whoa......Admitting to liking musicals is one thing, admitting to being in one is entirely different. Funny musical story, though, one of my roomates was in UofM's production of Cabaret and played the dancing gorilla. My friends and I were all laughing hysterically at the scene because we knew the guy in the suit until it occured to us the symbolism of the scene and the fact that no one else was laughing and we were getting very evil stares.
Musicals are plain awesome.
I saw In the Heights, starring Corbin Bleu, this spring, and loved every bit of it.
Les Mis anyone?
But all that is just plain cool.
I enjoy drinking a good cosmopolitan...
...I somehow feel worse after saying that.
Can be tasty, depending on time and place.
If someone iced me I'd drink it without hesitation.
I was contracting in Brooklyn, NY in June and I was iced for wearing my Michigan hat while eating dinner in a sports bar. I was like what the hell is going on, so my NY co-worker informed me of the game. I got down on one knee and chugged it. They taste so much worse when they are warm, especially the watermelon.
If anyone else was wondering WTF they were talking about
and I'm actually looking forward to using it.
No you can't ride it...
+1 for the Scrubs reference. God I love that show...
was anyone totally disappointed with the ending of the Hills, where Brody and Kristen seemed to be so close to finally making it work and being together before she flew off to her new life in Europe the camera slowly panned out to reveal that they were on a movie set and the whole scene had been staged? and then Lo was going to move in with this guy and he seemed alright, but she wanted a ring first and Stephanie found a guy that was willing to accept her messy past (they've already broken up) and they gave no conclusion to the Heidi and Spencer story line, which was the best all through the show and it seemed like Audrina was over JustinBobby, but they never really said goodbye...
not that i watch it every week or anything, i just heard about it or something
i once teared up during the lion king.
i'm not sure if it feels good to get that out or if now i need to change my name.
Who didn't cry when Mufasa died?
Well I was also 9 years old when I saw that in the theater, but I'm pretty sure if that movie came out today I would still tear up at that scene, so I think you're good.
That my favorite character was Scar?
After the Cap One Bowl victory, I found an "all-access" article written about Lloyd's last few days as head coach. I had to re-read it several times because giant crocodile tears kept getting in my way.
I cried tears of joy when we beat Penn State in '05, and tears of despair after THE HORROR.
Every time I watch Without Limits (movie about Steve Prefontaine, former world-class distance runner that once held all US records from 2k to 10k) I cry at the end of the movie, when Pre dies.
I love the cover of Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Starfucker. I also seriously like any song by Madonna. It's my cross to bear.
Ray of Light.
I also like some of the HGTV shows(not the decorating ones) but I am not sure if those qualify as "girly".
I was in musicals and choir in high school and I enjoyed both. The OC is also one of my favorite shows of all time.
Well guess its gonna be steak for lunch with a side of burger
I cry when Harry (Bruce Willis) says his goodbyes towards the end of Armageddon.
not alone on that one...
really? I kinda cheered, because that meant the end of the movie was near.
I like Alanis Morissette and Ani Difranco, and I hate metal.
I enjoy listening to the Indigo Girls and recently saw them in concert. Also enjoy vodka and cranberry juice.
I blame this and other things on having five sisters and no brothers. I got hosed.
My wife and I refer to it as "a regular".
Not going to side with you on the Indigo Girls but I do love cranberry vodka. That is definitely my drink of choice around the holidays.
Ani Difranco is really talented, although I preferred her music more before it became a lot more explicitly politically-oriented. I also like that she is a fellow Buffalonian.
I do love metal, but I also enjoy me some 80's wuss rock as well.
I'm sensitive like that. Sometimes, music does it to me out of nowhere.
this is me...
I own 2 Taylor Swift CD's and can sing many songs word-for-word. Game over.
You really came to play today, but at least you didn't say Creed.
Nobody is man enough to admit to liking Creed.
And even though we're all admitting some pretty interesting stuff, the first person use the word "Nickelback" without the words "migraine" or "homicide" will have some serious negging to answer to.
The overall body of work is beyond horrible, but that new song by Nickelback is kinda catchy.
Do you mean the one that is exactly like all of their other songs, or the OTHER one that is exactly like all of their other songs?
so is syphillis, which, like nickelback, will also make you insane
I like some songs by Creed.
I like Glee, which I know you'll give me a pass for since I'm a girl.
But -- what I have to confess is that during the season finale I cried when the Journey medley started.
I actually like the Glee version better than the original...
Try liking Glee after you see this:
I contend that's the only good thing to ever come out of Ohio that didn't put on a Michigan uniform.
And I'm a man.
Or at least used to be...
I tend to like pop music sang by young girls. Also, I read the Twilight trilogy and saw the movies and like it.
but I broke down at the end the book The Road.
Strong men also cry. Strong. Men. Also. Cry.
- I've gotten manicures and pedicures before...used to on a regular basis
- I watch Glee
- I own the Lizzie McGuire Movie on DVD and all of Hilary Duff's CDs.
- I've read all 4 Twilight books and enjoyed them
- I think Matthew McConaughy is dreamy.
- I used to work at Bath & Body works and buy their products
There's more but I'll stop there.
Alright alright alriiiight. (Anybody seen my shirt?)
doesn't count. He's kinda like George Clooney. Somewhere, we all harbor a deep secret to get them in the sack, and that doesn't make you gay.
You're probably more of a girl than myself and my closet looks like the last call section of Neiman Marcus.
Project Runway was appointment viewing for me for the first 4 or 5 seasons it was on Bravo. I acutally got my wife hooked on it.
I've been watching Project Runway ever since the first season. I actually realized a couple years ago that I don't even enjoy the show anymore, but I just can't stop watching it for some reason.
I'll admit, I enjoyed the first 2 High School Musicals.
and enjoy visiting Walt Disney World when possible, and strolling around till 2AM every night.
I bawl my eyes out every time I watch Field of Dreams. Also -- I enjoy margaritas, which I think is a little bit girly.
over ice, and not "frozen", it's fine. Those frozen things.... ugh. You can't even taste the tequila!
Who doesn't tear up when Costner asks his dad in the cracked voice if he'd like to have a catch? Also, margaritas taste good when it's hot out, end of story.
Very true -- it's probably the only time men can actually admit they cry. That hits close to home!
You would have more to be ashamed of if you DIDN'T cry during Field of Dreams. Your tears just affirm that you are, indeed, a man.
I watch Top Chef.
I was fighting back tears at the end of Toy Story 3.
I saw P.S. I Love You in theatres twice
I watch both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
I do too.
The Bachelorette chick is so hot.
See -- I don't think she is "hot" -- I'd say, she's attractive and cute. She thinks she's a lot hotter than she really is. Her laugh is annoying and she pouts too much.
I wouldn't know about that. I've just seen pics.
i'm a lumberjack who wears women's clothing and hangs around in bars... Seriously, though...
- I was in orchestra (violin) and a singing ensemble (by audition, tenor) in high school.
- I played the bit role of a fop in Cyrano de Bergerac (first guy with a line - my only line).
- I was in Men's Glee Club at UM, but quit after a year to start an a capella group called Good News (which, I hear, is still around).
- I pretend to like wine, but I much prefer beer.
- I'll take a mimosa over straight champagne any day of the week.
- I stock up on hotel toiletries on my business trips (have a big box full).
- I've always wanted to sing on Broadway.
- I love musicals, especially Rent, Lion King, Sideshow, and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Yeah, Phantom and Les Miserables were awesome, too.
- I like classical music.
- I can't wait for the doctor to declare me "clean" after my vasectomy a couple weeks ago. Oh yeah...
- I watched Ponyo the other day with my daughters and LOVED it. I've also recently watched a few Barbie movies with them: A Mermaid Tale, Three Musketeers, and The Magic of Pegasus.
- I watched Days of Our Lives religiously in college. With my roommates.
That's a good list for now...
I cried too...that movie scared the shit out of me. I will never go camping again.
I pluck my eyebrows.
You just have to do it with a pair of vice grips and get a little pinch of skin every now and then.
I had to explain to my wife what découpage is and how I knew.
I watch and enjoy DC Cupcakes.
with the icy Norwegian features is SMOKIN
I'm surprised that no one has said Gossip Girl, unless I missed it.
-movies have always made me cry cause i just get into the storyline and like damn, some great examples being will smith's movies of this decade (pursuit of happiness, i am legend at the dog part, etc.), lion king, war movies, moves like men of honor, or any time a dog dies
-harry potter was a big enough part of my childhood that i was in tears when dumbledore died at the end of the 6th book, and i was in high school by that point
-i love the jersey shore (but its a drinking game)
-i enjoy singing in church and in choir settings though im not good at it
-i enjoy the following music: keisha, taylor swift, creed, goo goo dolls, hinder and one of my top five fav songs of all time is collide by howie day
-i watch The Bachelorette
Kesha is solid. Lady Gaga is good too.
I'm man enough to admit that I'm afraid my marriage might be ending. And that it hurts in a way that I didn't think was possible to hurt. And that I'm really scared about what comes next.
I know that's not exactly what this thread was about...but it feels good to say that out loud. So to speak...
Sorry to hear that man. I hope and trust that time heals for you. Wether you work things out or not. You will get through it.
Hang in there. My best friend is in the same boat right now and it is a terrifying time for him.
We--your MGoFamily--are always here. Sometimes it's easier getting things off your chest to a bunch of people you know but don't really know.
Thanks to everyone. You have no idea how much it means to me.
to you Noah.
I can't imagine a worse feeling.
i am man enough to admit that this just broke my heart in the middle of a work day.
good luck with everything.
Having been there, it's a good step for you to recognize the pain. That is manning up in and of it self. I hope you the best and it will make you stronger. I was scared too of the unknown future, but if I could foresee the amazing women I would meet two years after my divorce I would have not been so scared. Not to mention she's a huge UM fan and goes to the games with me.
The fear of the unknown is worse than the reality of it.
the joy and beauty of the female form.
- I tap danced as a child (great for footwork in real sports though)
- I enjoy cooking (not just grilling)
- I watch Glee (not just because of the hotties)
- I cry (not just at sports)
- I occasionally crave a Zima with a watermelon jolly rancher in it.
Here is my mancard do with it as you must.
While reading your post, the whole time I thought, "oh that's not that bad." Until the Zima part. I am glad you are so secure with your manhood.
What's wrong with cooking? I know more guys (including myself) that love cooking more than girls.
I like the TLC show Little Couple about the little people, don't you dare call them midgets!
my, how downhill they've gone.
anyway, i'll admit that I love (and somewhat pity) the kids from Jon and Kate + 8, and hate (and somewhat pity) the parents.
Why the fuck isn't it just velcro?
(that said, i've gotten a lot better at the 1 handed snap since i was 14)
When they killed Ole Yella.
I was in about a dozen musicals in local community theatre groups after college. Besides liking musicals, it was a great way to meet girls. It's how I met my wife.
TV Shows: Glee, Parenthood, So You Think You Can Dance, Food Network (Good Eats, Iron Chef, Mario and Bobby Flay's shows).
I listen to classical music and I've been singing in a male choir since 1996.
I guess I'll be woman enough to admit it seems like I'm the manliest one here...
I think it applies here, I'm just not sure how...
I'm with you, I feel like more of a dude than these MGoSissies. Haha.
"Learn to Dance " videos on You Tube so I can not make a fool of myself when my girlfriend and I go out. She loves to dance and I get so self conscious.
Also I still get choked up watching the "when Your On videos.
of the thriller dance. Like the first 1:20 or so. But not the whole thing
Although, I can't do it as well as these guys:
everything but the beak and feet.
- TV - Sex in the City & Gilmore Girls re-runs (of which I give my wife incessant shit, but I end up watching them anyways), Glee, Gossip Girl, American Idol (which has absolutely jumped the shark), somehow getting pulled into the train wreck known as Jersey Shore
- Movies - known to sob during the approriate "Man Cry" parts in movies too numerous to mention
- Drink - sometimes I like a "strong" Cosmo
- Food - watch way too much Food Porn programming on TV, know what a charger plate is
I have to admit that I had to stop watching the final minutes of Return of the Jedi because I cry every time. The parts that get me is when Anakin tells Luke that he has already saved him, and to tell Leia that Luke was right about him. Plus I still get misty eyed when I hear a Michael Jackson song. Especially Human Nature; such a beautiful song.
I bought a VW Cabrio.
I am man enough to admit that:
1. Michael Jackson is and always will be my favorite artist(apoligies to Kanye West and O.A.R.)
2. I am a big fan of an O$U product(O.A.R.)
3. I rarely post on here, but that will change.
4. I cry after watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, when Musafa dies in The Lion King.
5. I cried when Bob Shepperd and George M Steinbrenner III passed away, and cried after the last episode of 24 aired.
6. I enjoy girly drinks and enjoy getting iced, if the drink is cold. If the drinks warm and you ice me, I hate you!
7. I enjoy watching the Food Network. What? I cant help it, Iron Chef America is one hell of a show!
8. I cried after Remember the Titans
9. I will cry when Brock Mealer leads the Wolverines out onto the field on September 4th.
What? I'm a sensitive guy, I cant help it!
I'm man enough to admit that I sometimes just naturally feel like a woman.
I like the cooking channel
dress up like a gorilla and eat bananas.