My mind has gone blank
I’m not sure whether we have a similar idiom in English, I’ll put some more thought into it and let you know if I come up with anything. Unfortunately, at the moment my mind has gone blank…
I’m absolutely hopeless at drawing, too. I used to love art at school, but for some reason I was never any good at it. However, I’m really good at colouring in!
It’s tough to think of things I hate or hate doing. I dislike a whole bunch of stuff, but it’s hard to say if there’s anything I really loathe. But let me see…One thing I strongly dislike is hanging out the washing and bringing it back in again. I find it so tiresome that I often just can’t be bothered to bring all the washing back into the house once it’s dry. I sometimes just go onto the balcony and grab what I need and leave the rest – terrible, I know! I really dislike people who smoke while I’m walking behind them; especially in the morning on the way to the train station. I detest mosquitoes with a passion, for obvious reasons. I don’t hate, but I feel sorry for couples who sit in restaurants in silence while playing with their mobile phones. I can’t stand selfishness or people who lack compassion. I hate it when I get food stuck between my teeth. I hate forgetting if I locked the front door and going back to check – and guess what? It was locked! I could live without reality TV shows. I dislike myself when I obsess over unimportant things. I hate clutter. I don’t really like exercising, but I hate doing nothing even more. I used to hate deep fried chicken cartilage (nankotsukaraage in Japanese), but now I love it, especially with a squeeze of lemon - yum. Not being able to find a matching pair of socks in the morning really irritates me. And, like you, I hate ironing.
I’m sure as soon as I publish this post I’ll think of loads more, but that’s enough I think…
Have a great weekend!
Useful English from today’s post
(to) put (some/a lot of) thought into something
(to) let someone know (if you think of something)
(to) come up with an idea/a plan etc
"My mind has gone blank"
(to be) (absolutely) hopeless at something
(to) hang out the washing OR (to) hang the washing out
(to) bring the washing back in again
“I can’t be bothered” (to do something)
(to) hate/detest something (with a passion)
(to) get food stuck/trapped between your teeth
(to) live without something
(to) obsess over something
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