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Twenty Questions

I am a complete sucker for surveys. (You can imagine how happy I was when myspace was all survey-crazy!) I spotted this survey over at Meals and Moves and had to have some survey fun myself.

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

  • During the summer I love to head to the beach! During the winter however; I don’t like to do anything but cuddle up on the couch!

2) List your top three favorite TV shows.

  • True Blood
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Trashy reality tv like Mob Wives and the Real Housewives!

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

  • A bit of both. Especially if we are on holiday, I am super picture happy!

4) Why do you blog?

  • I love reading and writing.

5) Share five websites that you visit regularly…

  • facebook
  • pinterest
  • A LOT of blogs

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be?

  • Definitely Charlie Sheen, hah!

7) List a few of your favorite snacks.

  • Chips
  • Dry Cereal

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?

  • Nope!

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

  • laptop
  • cell phone
  • car

10) What’s your favorite drink?

  • sparkling orange-mandarin water

11) Do you enjoy cooking?

  • i am a terrible cook but I do like baking

12) Do you have children?

  • I have a bonus daughter!

13) What are your favorite hobbies?

  • traveling
  • writing/reading
  • Watching football

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing?

  • A bit of both

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

  • My stubborness

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress?

  • actor: Kevin James
  • actress: Katherine Heigl

17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?

  • I have done nothing cool this week – lame.

18) Do you live near your family or far from them?

  • Some are close, some are a few hours away.

19) List three of your talents.

  • I can swim pretty good.
  • Dancing
  • I can also bake decent as well!

20) What is your greatest attribute?

  • My open mind.

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Well friends, it is that time again! Time for another edition of ‘stuff that’s annoying’. I know, I know I blog about a lot shit that is annoying – but I would rather vent my frustrations here than lose it like some psycho.

I realize that we all have our “style” in regards to the gym. The following list is just what annoys me and a fellow gym-goer may not mind any of the following:

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1. Not cleaning off a machine / Putting Away Weights

This is one of the grossest things about the gym. There have been so many times where I have watched someone get off of the treadmill or elliptical, drenched in sweat, and then they just … walk away. Clearly, I joined the gym to workout in someone else’s sweat. I also joined the gym to practically kill myself trying to put away someone else’s weights.

2. The Cell Phone Talker

We have all come in contact with the ‘cell abuser’. I understand that sometimes there are circumstances where one must use their cell phone at the gym. Yea, I am not talking about that. I am talking about the people that are constantly on their cell phone (talking super loud of course) and just yapping away. This is especially annoying on the cardio machines.. because yes, ma’am I would love to hear about how rash hasn’t cleared up yet.

3. Stinky People

I’m sorry there is no excuse for the some of the stank that comes of people in the gym. I am all for a great, sweaty workout but seriously, some of these people smell like they haven’t showered in weeks. It’s nauseating.

4. Is This a gym … or a club?

There really shouldn’t be a time where I walk into the gym and feel under-dressed. Some of the outfits that gym goers where look like something I would see at a bar. Ultra revealing clothing is just not necessary. And gentlemen, ultra short shorts are also unnecessary.

5. Social Hour

I am not sure why anyone would want to hang out in a sweat-smelling, super hot place like the gym, but judging by the amount of people who just stand around and socialize .. seems to be a really popular hangout. Funny, I just can’t hop on that wagon.

What annoys you about the gym?

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Wah, Wah, Wah

There are certain imperfections or characteristics I realize I have. I am super impatient, start things and lose interest, and am usually always late. I cannot cook to save my life, get bored very easily, and I am the messiest clean person there is. That said, I do try to follow the “rules of society” that life has put in place.

One thing I am usually not?  A complainer. But for the sake of this post I am going to do the complete opposite and do hardcore bitchin’ and moanin’

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5 Things that have really erked me as of late (in no particular order of annoyance):

  • When people, especially at the supermarket, feel the need to leave their carriages in a parking space. *This happened to me today (which is partly what spurred this post) I pulled into not one, not two, but three different parking spots littered with carriages. Is it really too much to walk the two feet to put the cart back?

 

  • When people reveal way too much information on their Facebook or other social media platform. I am talking about a slew of different things here, ranging from mentioning your sex life, menstrual cramps, and of course posting ultrasound photos. Some things should be kept private and other things is just plain old TMI.

 

  • When people walk on the wrong side of the sidewalk, stairs, etc. This also includes when people walk directly in front of me, giving me the impression that I must have been wearing my “invisible outfit”.

 

  • People that talk in a movie theater. This one is pretty self-explanatory. If I wanted to drop big bucks to listen to a stranger talk, I would just go to therapy.

and lastly…

  • Crazy drivers. It is no surprise to me why people refer to Massachusetts people as “Massholes”. It HAS TO BE DUE TO THE WAY SOME OF US DRIVE. I mean some of the drivers I encounter are freaking crazy! In and out of lanes, no blinkers, and no regard for anyone else.
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So, yes, this was a completely useless post and I pretty much just bitched the whole time. Eh, oh well.

Amy

 

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I was originally going to call this post “Why January Sucks” but decided to just lob it into my ‘Stuff that’s Annoying’ series because – well – usually stuff that has an annoying factor also has a suck factor.

January and what sucks about it:

1. January Gym Joiners

Yes, I am going to say it: People that join the gym in January (for the most part) drive me freaking nuts. Now, I am not one to hate on anyone who is sincerely trying to better their health and therefore their lives by getting healthy. For the JJ’s that are actually serious about their new gym membership (and by serious I mean actually use said membership more than 5 times AFTER January) I truly applaud you. However for those joiners that are not serious about the gym, get out of my way. If I have to deal with one more person just standing around and not doing anything but taking up prime gym floor space I may lose my shit… As someone who goes to the gym regularly, the spike in gym attendance can be somewhat irritating. There, I said it.

 

2. Spring Semester Starts

 

After a lengthy break, it is back to school for us college kids. THIS is a total game changer because you have just now gotten used to not having homework, studying, and being a worry wort about your next exam. This is especially sucky because, for some reason, the spring semester always seems to move at a snails pace where the Fall semester flys by.

3. It is cold as balls out.

 

January is a brutal month. Most people think February is the worst but in reality, it is usually the shortest month, the Superbowl is on, and there is a nice love holiday to break it up. January is just COLD. It is the kind of cold that you feel in the root of your teeth. The kind of biting cold that goes through every pair of pants you own. So cold that running from the car to the supermarket makes you feel like you want to die. Yea, that kind of cold. (Just a note: you may want to take into consideration that I am complete wuss when dealing with cold weather. Chilly to me is 70 degrees F. so I may be the only one who thinks it is, in fact, that cold)

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One thing that does not suck about this January? The return of one of my favorite trash reality shows: Mob Wives. Hell mother-effing yes.

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It’s that time again kids, time for another edition of stuff that’s annoying! This edition is dedicated to the holidays. Now before someone has a heart attack; I love the holidays (especially Thanksgiving) just as much as the next gal in line. However there a few things about the holiday season that peeve me to know end:

1. Signs of Christmas way to early…

I walked into the local pharmacy on Halloween and was instantly attacked with holiday and christmas decorations. What? Halloween hadn’t even passed, let alone Thanksgiving and there was an abundance of red and green staring at me. These days, stores (and some people) show signs of Christmas way to early. Christmas carols on the radio beginning on November 1st? Too early. Christmas movies on TV the day after Halloween? Too early.

2. Retail Rage

Shopping during the holidays is not for the weak. The shoppers that come out for Black Friday and beyond can take you out with one quick shopping cart strike. It is actually kind of scary the rage that comes out in people during the holidays… Calm down shoppers. IT WILL BE OK.

3. The Holiday Haters

You know who I’m talking about. The people that are constantly telling anyone who will listen that they “hate” Christmas. The ones that just make the holiday season absolutely miserable. And if you are one of those people, great. Good for you. However, let it be known that most people around you enjoy this time of season and don’t want to hear about your hatred for this time of year. So stop being an friggen Grinch.

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The ABC’s of Me…

SoI am a complete sucker for surveys (hello myspace and Facebook) and I figured what better way than to waste precious time than something as dumb as a survey:

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A. Age: 27
B. Bed size: King, but soon to be Queen because we moved into a smaller and are just putting off the inevitable.
C. Chore you dislike: Um, all of them?
D. Dogs: Negative Ghostwriter.
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee. I am a complete coffee addict – openly of course.
F. Favorite color:  I really like gray/black combo and of course, PINK.
G. Gold or silver:  Silver. I feel like it goes with my skin tone better. and its cheaper than gold
H. Height:  5’4.5. Yes, the half an inch matters.
I. Instruments you play(ed):  Piano for like a minute in grade school.
J. Job title: Titles are over-rated!
K. Kids: The fiance has two kids – however only his daughter lives with us – so one
L. Live: In Boston, MA.
M. Mom’s name:  Alice.
N. Nicknames: (Ames, Pach)
O. Overnight hospital stays:  Only one. My gallbladder exploded on XMAS even two years ago. Fun times.
P. Pet peeves:  See previous Wah, Wah, Wah post!
Q. Quote from a movie: “Hey, there were skittles in there!” –The Hangover
R. Righty or lefty:  Righty.
S. Siblings:  1 bro, 2 step, and 1 half bro =)
T. Time you wake up:  Depends on the day.. but I am for sure a  night person. I do my best cleaning at 2:30 AM.
U. Underwear: Moving on  :D
V. Vegetables you dont’ like:  I absolutely, positively despise tomatoes. Ew. Yuck.
W. What makes you run late:  I never can pinpoint what it is exactly but I am rarely on time.. I am either super early or late.
X. X-rays you’ve had:  Chest (asthma) Abdomen (Gallbladder)
Y. Yummy food you make:  I can make exactly one dish: homemade mac and cheese.
Z. Zoo animal favorites: This one is a toss up: those itty bitty monkeys and tigers!

-Till next time…

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