Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Things That Bug Me, Part 214

This just wouldn't be a Tara blog if Tara didn't blog about things that bug her. Starting with people that refer to themselves in the third person. Sorry. Tara won't do that anymore. But, I will give you a few more random pet peeves in, of course, list form. Not that there is really any other way to do it, except maybe a horribly long and annoying run-on sentence. And I won't do that, because it just happens to be point number one.

~ Run on sentences really bug the crap out of me because it just goes to show that some people never bothered to learn basic punctuation in school so that makes me wonder what they were doing instead of learning where to put a period or a comma so maybe they were smoking in the bathroom or making out under the bleachers or some other stereotype commonly associated with school.

~ People who bring their little tiny dogs into public just because they are small. That's stupid. I bet my 80 pound dog is better behaved than most of them and is a lot less likely to piss on the floor. I don't care if you are keeping them in your purse. Under the same logic, we should all be able to take bottles of vodka with us to the public library or to pick up the kids at daycare or go visit Grandma at the home, as long as they are the tiny airplane sized bottles. A dog is a dog, and they carry the same germs no matter the size. And, no, it's not the same as a seeing eye dog. Those are highly trained animals that serve a purpose, and that purpose is NOT to make their owner's purse look cute. A dog is a DOG. Leave it at home. If you need something cute and small that you can dress up to bring shopping with you, get a baby.

~ Stuffing should be cooked INSIDE a turkey whenever possible. That's all I'm saying about it.

~ I hate my cat. He's an a$$hole. Big Brat, who usually takes care of him, is staying with my sister-in-law for the week. He's decided to try and trick me into feeding him earlier. Like at 3:00 AM. There are skylights above my head when I sleep and there is a window ledge on them. He jumps up there and then flies through the air to land on my stomach. He nibbles and bites any part of my body that escapes the blankets. He curls up on my head and purrs so loud my ear drums come close to popping. I hate him. HATE him. Sure, he's cute. And I'm not kicking him out of the house or anything. But, is it really fair that this little jacka$$ is going to live for up to a decade, and my poor dog only has a few years left in him? Stupid cat.

~ When people use dollar signs instead of the letter 's' to say asshole and jackass. Chicken$.

~ Chocolate advent calendars that have an extra week leading up to New Year's Eve. How lame. We all know what you are doing. It's just a ploy to sell YOUR chocolate advent calendars over the competition. It didn't work by adding every single corporate character you could think of, because everyone knew that you could get the same thing for cheaper if you settled for a plain old picture of Santa and his reindeer. So, you added more chocolate. You sneaky little buggers. Not that I don't admire the ingenuity of it. Very smart. But, as the mother that still has to deal with the daily dose of morning chocolate all the way up to New Year's, I think you suck.

~ At work the other night, one of the little hooligans I work with (I say that as a term of endearment because I love them all) said something along the lines of "Cassette tapes? What do we have those for? Do people even still use cassette tapes?" YES, you little bugger. And some of us even remember BEFORE cassette tapes, so SHUT UP. All of my childhood music, including the soundtrack from the Electric Company, Sesame Street Disco, The Mini Pops, Alvin and the Chipmunks and the Smurfs and the Magic Flute were all on record. And that doesn't even include all the books on record I had. Remember that guy's voice? "Read along with me, and when you hear the chime it's time to turn the page." I had a huge crush on him. So, NO, you young little whippersnapper, cassette tapes are NOT that old. So, shut up.

11 Comments:

Anonymous colleen said...

People that style their hair to make it looks a mess...speed bumps that spill my tea down the front of my white shirt.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

Oh Man, I loved my records! I hated cassette tapes too. They were always getting stuck in the player.

Down here in WA, it doesn't matter if you have a purse puppy or not. People with big 'ol dogs will being them into any store. In fact there was just a politician who was trying to get a bill passed or something. It all just boils down to people thinking they are above the law.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Valbee said...

Wait, you mean we're not supposed to take bottles of vodka with us to the library?

1:01 PM  
Blogger Ch@D said...

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3:21 PM  
Anonymous Jeanie said...

Ok, the dog thing really irritates the crap outta me too! I was in Circuit City a few days ago and a woman had her tiny ass dog under her arm...Yes, I said Circuit City! What would possess someone to do this? I don't get it.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

A few years ago, my son was asking what those big black cd's were. It really cracked me up! I had to show him how to use the record player. I learned how to use one when I was about 5 or 6, I think.

I think I learned how to read by following along with the story records.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Allena said...

OMG I freaking loved the read along records! I remember listening and reading along to many books. we had a bright (an i mean day glo) orange record player. alvin and the chipmunks were my fav singing group ever. LOL ok not ever but at that time. sigh...
thanks for the walk down memory lane.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous CraftyShannon said...

1. I am so glad your New Year's resolutions didn't include trying to be a happier person. I would have missed your rants/posts too much!

2. I'm also glad someone else admits to listening to all these records from public television shows. When asked what the first record I owned was, I'm always honest. It was this Sesame Street record with lullabies to Big Bird. Most people think I'm nuts. Don't help that I got it on my 5th birthday along with a red and white stripe record player.

I think I should shut up now.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

haha
my cat is an asshole too. i'm from the prairies, so of course i say asshole:)

2:16 AM  
Anonymous cassie-b said...

Aside from the fact that I am happy to have my cat, I'm with you all the way.

I had to read a book for our book group, and it was a compilation of run on sentences. I got so hung up with them, that I don't even remember what the book was about.

Happy 2007.
Cas

9:24 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Tara, you totally crack me up. #$&%$ man, my first car had an 8 track player.

10:57 AM  

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