Thursday, September 2, 2010

random annoyances

Now I know that it's not the nicest thing in the world to blog about, but I'm going to talk about some things that I find incredibly irritating. If you are an offender of anything on my list do not worry, I won't hold it against you. :)

Is it apparent that my triathlon training is basically at a standstill and is going so horribly that I don't even want to talk about it at all?


In no particular order, some things that annoy the shit out of me:

enormous SUVs. I am a snob. I hate SUVs and I will readily admit that. I hate all of them, big ones, small ones, "hybrid" ones. I understand why someone might want a smaller SUV - be it for winter driving, cargo room for travel, towing things, etc. I get that they are practical. I even considered one (in a short moment accompanied by a dose of self-loathing) but I don't like the way they drive. However, what is the point of driving a Hummer? Or an Escalade? or a Yukon? I'm sorry, but no one in Rochester, NY needs to drive a tank to get to work. No Pittsford soccer mom needs a freakin' Expedition to cart her 1.7 children to Wegmans. Every time I see a gigantic SUV I get angry. Who wants to drive a car that gets 12 miles/gallon? Who goes to a dealership and goes "Yes, I would like the car that will destroy the environment THE FASTEST"?? But yes, I am a snob. I am a hippie and I drive a station wagon. Whatever.

Guys asking permission before kissing a girl. This gets me every time. If you need to ask permission before you kiss someone, then you either a) are terrible at reading signals or b) that girl does not want you to kiss her! If someone asks me if they can kiss me, I almost immediately lose interest in kissing them! Yes I know it is petty but I can't help it. I'm not saying that random guys off the street are approaching me and asking to make out with me.. but seriously, if you go on a date with me and then you have to ask me that.. I get annoyed, which is not good! Just go for it man!

how texting and facebook are the downfall of society. Now I am not just cutting down other people! I love both texting and facebook. And when I say love, I mean I REALLY REALLY LOVE them both. But I have to say that they are both ridiculous. There is no mystery left in the world. If you want to know what someone is doing, you can text them. If they don't respond in 0.23423 seconds, you just check their status on facebook. Now facebook even lets you tell everyone where you are ALL THE TIME! Sadly, I am a slave to technology. I will never unplug. When someone tells me that they are not on facebook, or even worse, don't have a cell phone, I silently think "FREAK." Although that is probably better for them because they don't have to endure the terrible, terrible grammatical errors and spelling mistakes that come with both facebook and text messages.

When is the last time you picked up the phone and called someone? I don't do this. I never have phone conversations.. and I freaking LOVE to talk! But if I don't see someone in person, I will barely talk to them. Take my friendship with my high school friend Denise. She is still a good friend of mine. The last time I saw her was over Thanksgiving in 2008? Maybe 2007. That was the last time I heard her voice, however we text back and forth weekly. Sad? Yes. Will I ever pick up my phone to call and see how she's doing? Doubtful.

Anyone on "Team Edward." I have read Twilight. I actually own all of the Twilight books. I am ashamed of this fact. But it happened so get over it.

Edward is creepy.

Do I need to say more? No, he is not romantic. He's a freaking psycho.

Dogs in purses. Any dog that can be carried around by a malnourished, 100 lb celebrity is not a real dog. Dogs walk using their own 4 legs. They run through the mud, they chase other animals, they drool, and they don't have to wear a tiny pink jacket. I really, really, really want to get a dog but I wouldn't take a Yorkie if someone gave the thing to me. Man's best friend does not weigh 3 lbs.

I could go on, but that's probably enough ranting for the day.


  1. I 1000% agree on the dog front! Sort-of disagree on the Team Edward front, though...

  2. We need a tiered driver’s license system like other countries. I agree about the SUV’s but I hate it even more when someone has one and they can’t drive them or park them. It is dangerous.

  3. So as I was driving, someone in front of me turned left from the driving lane instead of getting over in the perfectly good turn lane first. At that very moment I considered writing this exact post, except with my own pet peeves!! You are not alone!

  4. Ha ha...I love and totally agree with you about the dog in a purse! That is one thing that I think it just completely ridiculous!

  5. Great list!

    There is a pretty funny website dedicated to the hatred of Hummers, btw:

  6. psst...Im passing you the Blog Award!! See my page for details! :)

  7. Remind me to tell you about my 'fight' with some freak at Wegman's because of his f-in' hummer...i think he was def over compensating. Hilarious post of pet peeves! Good work!

  8. Lady you make me go LOL sometimes.

  9. This is great. Really, who the hell needs a vehicle that big? I don't get the permission before kissing thing either. Seems so...weak. Does that make me a bitch? FB & Texting - 100% agree. Edward is freaky. I read the books too. And obviously, I like big dogs. No dog belongs in a purse, that bugs the shit out of me.

  10. Erin (tri :-) friend)September 3, 2010 at 11:32 PM

    I agree with so much of that but the Team Edward part is legit...he's a creeper for sure!

  11. OMG, hysterical!

    Yesterday must have been drive-your-Escalade-100-MPH-down-the-highway-day. UGH! SUV's annoy the crap out of me too. Especially when teeny tiny women drive them. I don't know why that makes it worse - it just does.


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