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.