Sunday, January 9, 2011

Airing of the Grievances, Part 2

I just read over my list of grievances and realized that it was rather a lame list. There are FAR more things that bug me.  I must have been in a relatively good mood when I wrote that. So here goes round 2!!

Fleece your friends parties.  Now, I have some very good friends that have Pampered Chef, Mary Kay and various jewelry parties from time to time.  I don't mind going to them once in a while, but the hostess always says, "Don't feel obligated to buy anything! Just come!"  Uh huh.  I don't mind Pampered Chef, but don't invite me to anything else.  I don't use Mary Kay and I make most of my own jewelry, K?

My nails.  I have paper thin nails.  Even when I was pregnant and on pre-natal vitamins!  (I have LOTS more gripes about my body, but I'll spare you that entire list.  Although I do have to complain about my eyes.  I can't see ANYTHING anymore.  Should I hope for cataracts so I can have a new lens implanted in my eyeballs?)

Crocs.  This has to be THE WORST style of shoe ever invented.  I don't care how comfortable they are.  I don't care that kids can put cute little things in the holes on the top.  Friends don't let friends wear crocs.  Ever.

While we're on the subject of style (if that term even applies to crocs), clothes styles out there right now SUCK for people like me.  I don't give into every fad that comes around, because I like to think I have a clue as to what looks good on me and what doesn't.  Granted, my shopping scope has been very limited since Christmas, but for months prior - nothing.  If anyone is listening?  I need V-neck tops, people!

Bloomington/Normal, or Blo-No as my kids call it.  This is a great place to raise a family.  The schools are good and for the most part, it's pretty clean cut.  But. Try to find a job anywhere else other than State Farm.  And it's winter.  ANYWHERE in the midwest is going to make me nuts at this point.  A friend recently described this place as "vanilla."  I want Cherry Garcia.

People that drive (and/or park) huge SUVs and don't know how to.  I drive a Miata in the summer.  I have a right to be on the road like they do.  But they do not act like it.  Look down from your gas guzzling vehicle and notice there are other beings on the road - and DON'T DRIVE OVER ME!!

Walmart.  Nuf said.

My refrigerator.  It's a side-by-side.  Never, ever again.  The next one we get will have the fridge on top and the freezer on the bottom.  That's all I have to say about that.

While we're on the subject - my kitchen.  It sucks.  We have plans to re-do it, but they have been put on hold for various reasons.  Meanwhile,  the lighting, the cabinets, the counter space - ugh.

I'm sure there are many more grievances I could post, but I'm thinking enough is enough.  My next post should be the things I love.  I'll work on that.  Really.


  1. if your eyes are so bad how can you polish your nails in a moving car :)

  2. Ha - good point! OK, I can see up close, have a steady hand, and obviously enjoy nauseating everyone else in the car with the smell of nail polish. I look forward to being on their grievances list!

  3. I've given it some serious thought and I'm against a fridge with the freezer in the bottom, mainly because I don't want to bend over every single night to retrieve the ice cream. Bending over is like advertising just how big my arse is getting from the nightly bowls of ice cream. It's still possible to give the appearance of slenderness while standing up to get the Breyer's out of the freezer.

  4. Agreed. I guess it is better to be caught bending for veggie in the crisper. I will forever hate the side-by-side though. Anything you can't easily fit a Jack's frozen pizza into, can't be good.

  5. Side by sides are AWFUL! AGREE! Dad wanted one years ago and I told him it would suck...he didn't listen and they hate it! I too woukd like a french door fridge, freezer on bottom. And look at it this way, if your arse is getting so big that you're concerned about offending people, chances are people aren't looking! And aren't you basically empty nesters anyway...? (i doubt caz and lily are looking either...)