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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Not So Goode Things

Tonight is pet peeve night. Why? Oscar and I are grouchy.  And, I am giving myself permission to be grouchy because I know the next several days are going to be so full of joy-- I just need to get this out of my system.

Pet Peeve #1: Aggressive drivers.
Newsflash--you have no more of a right to get somewhere than the rest of us. I don't care if your Mac truck is bigger or your sports car is faster or your smart car is... um smarter? --Get off my butt, out of my lane and wait your turn.

Pet Peeve #2: Target-get rid of your lousy ads.
I have always loved Target's branding. And while I am sure the blond chick has tons of fans-- WHY sacrifice such a quality image for such a cheap laugh. Boo!

Pet Peeve #3: Too much to do with too little time.
Whether it be at work or at home-what gives?!? I know I only have 24hrs a day, yet somehow I think I am superwoman and can cram like 28 hrs of responsibility into it and totally guilt myself when I don't measure up to my unrealistic expectations.

Pet Peeve #4: Mommy/ Fellow Woman Judgment:
While I have not felt this personally recently, I have witnessed a lot of it recently. Seriously-- if you got it all figured out, I am happy for you--but please keep it to yourself.  I am too exhausted and so are the poor women you are targeting (see #3).

Pet Peeve #5: Having to wash/clean dishwashers and washers.
Why on earth-- in this day in age --do we have to clean our washing machines and dishwashers when ovens (who have no mainstream cleaning responsibilities mind you) have been self-cleaning for decades? Seriously. What gives?

Pet Peeve  Humorous Annoyance #6: Bacon ice cream and my husband's obsession with making it.
There is a time and place for bacon --usually next to some eggs (over-easy please;) ) and a nice stack. And, while watching my husband fret for hours over why his ill conceived bacon ice cream (thank you Food Network--really) would not set up--no matter how hard he tried-- was kind of funny... the resulting chunky, milky goo was too much.

Pet Peeve #7:  Laundry and its need to be folded.
So needy. So annoying.

Pet Peeve #8: Big's habit of chewing up everything.
He is such a good puppy. Light of Addie's eye--(that is until he gets his chops on Gilbert one of these days--another story, another day). However, I am amazed at what that dog can find and let alone chew into a million pieces. My real issue is with the million pieces... and my having to pick up 999,999 of them. (I always miss at least one.)

Pet Peeve #9:  Yummy sweets and their anti-skinny jeans agenda
How can something that tastes so good have such bad, evil intentions?

Pet Peeve #10 Fan Remotes
They are really more trouble than they are worth. I spend wayyyy more time hunting for the remote than I do the light switch. Convenience? I don't think so.

Feel free to add to my list. Oscar and I don't mind...

4 GOODe Thoughts:

I missed you today! I needed a good Cris morning.

Lol! Missed you too. And those pics you were gonna bring me ;)

I tell ya-- these past few weeks have zapped me! I am ready for some Turkey and Two Year old Time :)

I couldnt help but laugh at some of the things you pointed out here because I can relate to each and every one of them,except for the bacon ice cream :) I really love how you write :)

Thanks! And it is to your credit you can't relate to the bacon ice cream ;)

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