9 Things That Annoy Me

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


1. Taking a blogging break. 

I hate that I haven't been able to write as consistently as usual around here. I know a lot of people like taking  a blog break and say how much "they really need it to unplug or blah blah blah," but not me.

Perhaps it's because I'm just that self centered, but if I don't write everyday I feel off balance. Things just don't feel right. I need to write to stay sane-ish.

After a great weekend spent in Nebraska doing all the summer things, I had a sweet little summer post planned that I was going to write. You know how I like to get all nostalgic about the magic of summer and pretend I'm writing a paid article for Home & Living mag circa 1986. I'm talking about something like this. But alas, it just wasn't in the cards for me yesterday. The universe decided June 21st was a great day to test me by throwing every annoying situation possible my way to see how I'd deal. Spoiler: I failed.

Let's take a look at a few.

2. Spilled coffee.
My day doesn't start until I've spilled coffee at least five times, this isn't new. But yesterday I spilled it on my computer. Luckily, we're still going...

3. Someone took my "spot" or my "reformer board" at pilates.
I'm well aware I'm crazy and can't "call" my spot. And yet I do. I've done it since college when I would always take my cozy little corner seat in English classes and would simply leave class if ever I went and some jackass had taken MY seat. I just can't handle it. Because I'm crazy. Damn it, Carol.

4. People looking down at their cell phones while walking. 
Oh, this one kills me. Not as dangerous as texting while driving, unless of course you're about to walk into me... Because sometimes when I'm feeling extra itchy (like yesterday) I'll let people walk right into me. Is that awful? Yes. But I do it. This is Chicago. People are everywhere, so LOOK UP. DePaul KIDS, LOOK UP.

*calms down, to be able to finish post*

5. Two lines open at the grocery store.
Let's do a math problem.
At Jewel Osco there are 14 people waiting to check out. There are 100 employees stocking fruit. How many employees are checking people out? Two. Why Jewel, why? This happens every time I go there and I don't get it.

6. iPhone download.
Apple asks me 10974 times a day if I'd like to download the new iphone system. And when I say yes, it immediately says "sorry, can't do it." And then two minutes later it asks me again.

7. When I get caught in my entry way with my neighbor for 10 seconds. 
Every good city dweller knows you wait inside your apartment until you hear your neighbor leave so you can avoid this situation. Whether you're friendly with each other or not, it's just what you do. *City Dweller etiquette 101.

8. When I try to tag someone in an insta post and instead send them a direct message.
Why instagram, why?

9. When people respond "sure" in a text. More specifically when Chris does...
The answer is yes or no. Even if the question is "how do you spell sure?" I never want to see sure. I loathe that word.

I need to stop.

I'll be back later with a more joyful post. As of today I'm going to delegate myself two hours of writing time every single day (whether or not I'm done with T-Shirt Town) it's just what I have to do.

16 comments:

  1. #1. Yes. Breaks are nice, but also make me anxious and jittery. I said this in a recent post but just because I'm not actually writing or updating my blog, doesn't mean I'm not writing and updating my blog IN MY HEAD. Now all these thoughts, opinions and words are just stockpiling until I feel like I'm going to explode.

    ALSO PEOPLE WHO WALK WHILE TEXTING ARE THE ACTUAL WORST. I let them walk into me too. Every time.

    www.allisonarnone.com

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  2. I'm with you, so many things irritated me yesterday. Someone had the nerve to park in MY street spot by the gym. :) The school put my junior high age twins into the same class for next year. And....the Chanel foundation I ordered was the wrong color. These things all got put into perspective by a friend who is helping a boy whose hand got blown off by fireworks last summer. The are poor. Like seriously poor. Live in dangerous Chicago neighborhood. Boy still plays basketball and is terrific. Dad is out of the picture and Mom refuses to take boy to doctor so my friend is arranging all of his medical care. So, there went the universe teaching me a lesson. But to ensure that I get to laugh at something, I booked tix for the last show ever at Jokes and Notes. Heard of it? Wonderful comedy club on the south side. You should go, it will fix you right up!

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    1. I def heard of jokes and notes! I didn't know it was having its last show though! Also that story about the kid is so sad :(

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  3. Number 5 and 6 almost made me spit my food out from laughing. 100 people in fruit.. hahahaha

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  4. #7! Hahahaha, I've listened w my ear to the door to wait for neighbors to leave before exiting my own place!

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  5. When I have to make annoying small talk with people it sends me over the edge. I would much rather pass you in silence than ask about your day or the weather. Sorry, I don't care!

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  6. Yes. Yes. Yes to the sure thing. They just don't get it.

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  7. I am the same way about the word "sure". It's a terrible word.

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  8. Totally agree with the grocery shopping check outs, soooooo annoying! And also with people just saying sure, I hate it! Sophie x

    stylestarsandsparkle.com

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  9. Though my blog hasn't been updated as frequently as in other times, I do tend to get anxious if I have too long of a hiatus.

    It is more likely to happen with my handwritten journal, since I want an entry for every day. Sometimes my time budget misses journal time and I get stuck trying to remember two to five days ago!

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  10. Though my blog hasn't been updated as frequently as in other times, I do tend to get anxious if I have too long of a hiatus.

    It is more likely to happen with my handwritten journal, since I want an entry for every day. Sometimes my time budget misses journal time and I get stuck trying to remember two to five days ago!

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  11. I have so many friends that will stop mid sentence to look at their phone and text something. It seriously makes me want to rage and smack the phone out of their hand. As much as I love the technology that cell phones have brought us, it is also pretty annoying ha ha.

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  12. That Instagram thing kills me! Just today instead of leaving comments I've sent direct messages. Whyyyyyy

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