Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Things That Are Bothering Me

I really could write this list on a daily basis, but I spare you so as not to lose my readership (all 4 of you).

The following things are annoying me.

1.  People who don't put their toilet lids down.  A toilet seat should only ever be up when in use.  Period.

2.  People who think that a Kindergartner wearing a bow tie is ridiculous.  Don't worry about it. 

3.  Small children who take 30 minutes changing out of their pajamas and into school clothes.

4.  Pretty much anyone who is in the store, anywhere near me, while I'm shopping at Walmart.

5.  Said people - of Walmart - who haggle over pricing and stall my line.  Everyone knows that their prices are always screwed up.  Just grab the crap you need and hope for the best.

6.  Walmart, in general.

7.  Kindergartners who have homework - approximately 4 pages plus 2 reading assignments - every day of the week, including weekends.  And, major holidays including Easter & Christmas. 

8.  Bloggers who take this whole blogging thing too seriously.

9. The price of gas in California.

10.  Crazy couponers.  This disgust is not so much driven by negativity, but instead jealousy.  Walking away with $200 worth of groceries for $9 is AWESOME.  I just wonder if they actually find the time to eat or use what they buy.  I picture them in a dark basement with a basket of scissors madly snipping away, all the while, kids are upstairs eat Ho Hos and drinking Red Bull (because it was on sale, of course).

11.  Inappropriate bumper stickers.  Why?  Really, people, why?  Explaining such to a curious 11 year old is not fun.

12.  All the blogger books out these days.  Matt Logelin and Nie Nie?  Love.  The rest?  No fanks.  Either way, I did not see my book on the shelves of Target.  Yes, that is because it hasn't been written.  Maybe I should stop typing out this pointless drivel and get started.  My memoir is going to make The Glass Castle look like a candy coated, music filled, Mary Poppins themed walk in the park.

13.  The fact that I still miss Batman.  And, that I refer to Finn as Batman constantly. 

14.  The state of California.  $320 + driving school = ticket obsolete.  I'd think twice before crossing that line to get into the turn lane, folks.

I think that's enough for now! 

I've got to help Jack finish reading War & Peace before school.

Laters, baby.


Nicky said...

Thanks for making me laugh Casey! I cant wait for your memoirs. I want the first copy. I hope Jack enjoyed War and Peace.

donatelli98 said...

Love you Casey - it's like you took the words out of my mouth!

carolyn a robinson said...

I know what you're reading!!!

carolyn a robinson said...

Got the message and will do it!!

Dee Stephens said...

Love it all! HA! Fanks and everything.
And, yes some bloggers do take themselves to seriously.

starnes family said...

Mrs. Robinson, does it make you uncomfortable that you're name is mentioned so often in the books? :)

5 Boys And Me said...

So spot on - I don't know of any other blogger books, but I am not in the loop. I am currently reading nie nie's book and have read matt logelin's. i would definitely read yours though, I am sure it would be very entertaining!

MDM said...

Please write a book!!! Love when your new posts show up on my blog roll.

Impulsive Addict said...

Wow. Is that ALL that's bothering you? I was thinking your list should be MUCH longer.

Brittny said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I feel the same way! About most of that. The California stuff, no, but only because I don't live there. But getting dressed and going to school? SUCK IT UP. You have to go and will continue to go for the next 12 years so just do it! And homework in Kindergarten. Even I'm over it and I'm not the one that has to do it. Can anyone tell me how to code words and how in the world it is helpful? If you don't know how to code it, and you have no idea what the word is or how to say it, isn't it just easier to say, "Please help your child sound out these words." I've yet to meet a parent in our class who knows how to do this. Or cares.

I love venting posts. : )

Myn @ fresh graNOLA family said...

Hahaha! Love number 10! And I'm right there with you about Walmart. I'm a new follower- found you from blog stalking my friend's reads! :)

carolyn a robinson said...

Casey it use to bother me more when I was younger. Now think its funny!!

Kristen said...

Tell me who has a problem with Jackie wearing bowties. I will sue them. No joking.
And he has THAT much homework?!!?! Absurd.
Sorry so much stuff is bothering you... but the way you shared it with us was entertaining. Thanks for the laugh.

Wiz said...

I love this list! Thanks for the laugh. I avoid Walmart like the plague...seriously.

And I am not sure I can handle all the Kindergarten homework. That is just ridiculous! And I LOVED the bow tie! Your son looked so happy sporting it. Who cares??

Monica said...

We would totally be besties if we lived near each other. Everything on your list annoys me too! Holler!