Monday, March 14, 2011

Biggest Pet Peeve...

Alright alright alright....After being accused of only writing three posts in the 5 months that I have had a blog...I write again... This entry will be dedicated to my biggest pet peeves. I feel like I should preface this entry with the statement that, I have a lot of pet peeves. I don't know how long this list will be...and I don't know how accurate it will be. I feel like it will definitely encompass the ones that my family and friends all know and have heard about...and I'll probably throw in a few surprises along the way. These are in no way shape or form in order from biggest to smallest pet peeve. Any pet peeve of mine, is a big pet peeve. My wise brother once told me that I should write a book called, My biggest Pet Peeve...

Pet peeve #1:
People chewing loudly
Now, we've all been there. We've all sat in the library, frantically studying, while Charlie Smith sits next to you, chomping away on an apple, a whole carrot, a stalk of celery, and a pack of gobstoppers to finish off his brain meal. I remember sitting in the library, boring holes into the side of their face as they chewed and chewed and chewed and chewed, oblivious to the fact that I couldn't hear anything else. I know, I know. Some people on here, (mainly my family) will say that I have too sensitive of ears. They will say that I take it too far by moving away from the person I sit next to at the dinner table. They will say that I am being too much of a baby. I will say...try having JOWLSY be the only thing you can hear while trying to write a lit review for a sociology class!

Pet Peeve #2
Movie Talkers/texters.
This seems like a pretty standard pet peeve, so I won't say much about it, except for, I have a GIFT for finding and sitting next to these people in a full theater. I will also say that this pet peeve extends to people who commentate during a movie. "Harry, HARRY! Don't walk on the ice!! You are so stupid...Oh hell, the ice is going to break and he's going to fall in isn't he...does he die here...DOES HE DIE HERE!?" From the words of my dear friend, Sarah Tidwell...SHUT UP. One...He can't hear you...and Two, you sound like a moron being at a Harry Potter movie and not knowing what is going to happen. I'm sorry. The books have been out for YEARS now...there is no excuse to have not read them. (besides illiteracy, that would be a legitimate excuse.)

Pet peeve #3:
Narcissists...otherwise known as Jeff Skibitskey

Pet Peeve #4
Hipsters: my definition...People who think they are cooler than they really are...
They talk different than their real voice. They sing different from their actual speaking voice and they dress to make an annoying statement. There is a huge difference between people who are authentic and true to who they are and people who are "legit".

Pet Peeve #5
I really hate when things aren't fair. I always have. I don't like when the man takes advantage of the little guy. Case and point? My friend being towed in stupid Provo, because we parked at the laundry mat. The initial fee of being towed, $175...add in 35 dollar fee for the actual tow and another $65 for after hours. This all for PARKING IN AN EMPTY LOT. It's unfair to me because, sure there were signs, but none of us are from Provo, or live in Provo. I didn't know that they towed that strictly. It's the same reason why I wouldn't shop at Albertson's in Rexburg. People take advantage of college students and the fact that they have no money and there is nothing you can do about it! It is ridiculous. If you couldn't tell, I'm still pretty bitter about it.

Pet Peeve #6
Geese at Silver Lake Park.
I know...I know, I faced my fear of these beasts at Park and Rec day camp. However, they are still obnoxious. They poop everywhere and scavenge for little kids' food like the bullies they are. I hate those jerks. They aren't afraid of anything...and that includes a whole day camp of kids with special needs who AREN'T afraid of the geese.

Pet Peeve #7
People who drive green Subaru Outbacks with ski racks on the top in the left lane 10 miles below the speed limit.
When I am stuck behind a car in the left is almost always inevitably a forest green subaru outback. I say almost always because sometimes it is white...but whatever color it is always slow and always causes me anger.

Pet Peeve #8
having to get a new phone because something disastrous has happened to my old one
Disaster #1: Phone stolen by a child I worked with at school.
Disaster #2: phone dropped in the toilet
Disaster# 3: phone broken in half after dropping it in a parking lot
Disaster #4: Phone sliding off the couch into a glass of water on the floor.
Disaster #5: iPhone falling out of my sweatshirt pocket while in a full on sprint, therefore shattering the screen
Disaster #6: Cracking the new screen just enough on my iphone so that it wouldn't work, therefore forcing me to get a new one
as you can see...I am one who has bad luck with phones...I now have the most protection anyone could ever have on a phone...

I'm racking my brain trying to think of other pet peeves I might have. I'm sure there are plenty that my family can attest to, however due to the fact that i don't want think of any other ones, people can just add some they might think of! :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fat Tuesday

Well, today surely does feel like a Fat Tuesday. I just ate a big bowl of Red Beans and Rice that my lovely little sister Haley made on Sunday. Whew...I feel like my guts are going to split. Other than that? Today has been a pretty crappy day. Why, you may ask? I will tell you. The first reason is that it snowed last night. I know, I know, it's March. It still snows in March. I don't care. I'm done with snow and crappy drivers that drive like poop because of the snow.
Reason #2 why today=crap? I am sick. I am sick again. I have BEEN sick since December...pretty regularly, and I blame a man...nay, a zombie at work who has had walking pneumonia for SEVERAL weeks and refuses to call in. He comes to work, zombie-shuffling around, whooping and coughing and snotting all over the place. Picture a long haired, bearded, sniffling zombie and you would have my co-worker. It is frustrating to say the least.
Reason #3 why today sucks? It just does. this is a picture list of things that could only make my day worse...I feel if I do this, maybe it will make me realize that today isn't SO bad.

two reasons for this picture...there's a bird on his head and it pooped..

he's digging into a septic tank...that would be worse than my day...

I know this isn't a real picture...but I'm pretty sure that getting jumped by a shark would equate to a bad day.

A black hole in the midwest would definitely make today worse...

stepping on a snail while running would definitely make for a bad day...

And last...but NOT least...
I cringe to even post this picture, but if I've told you once, I've told you all a thousand times: If birds spontaneously drop dead from the sky, I will not leave my house, I will not help in the aide to clean them up, and I will not go to work until they and their little feathers are disposed of properly (which means they are completely out of sight). Someone, (preferably not my zombie co-worker,) would have to pick me up and drive me to work and then be privy to me curled up in the fetal position with my hands over my ears, while I hum, "I am a child of god" with my eyes closed. This would be the ultimate bad day.

This list has definitely given me some insight to what I consider a bad day...the fact that two of them contain birds, shows me that I have a serious phobia. All in all, it's still a bad day, but I am willing to believe that tomorrow can only get more beautiful. (as long as birds don't fall from the sky)