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What a beautiful day it is today. In true New England fashion, it’s about 70 degrees out and sunny. A nice change from yesterdays rain. It’s been a busy day thus far, as I have already gone to the gym, gone food shopping, and cleaned house a bit. That’s much to activity for this girl right here before 1pm. Anyways, as I was food shopping (seriously, why did I think setting foot near a supermarket on a Saturday was a good idea?) I got to thinking about a few things that have left me saying Dude, WTF lately:

1. Invasion of personal space:

I know we all have that imaginary line around us – the one that symbolizes our personal little bubble; the one we don’t want randoms to cross. Well, I feel like more and more that line is being crossed (at least in my life). I was in the store paying for my coffee and not one but two women were so close to me they may as well been on top of me. There is nothing I dislike more than someone hovering over me for no reason. The store was empty other than us, why did they feel they needed to stand so flipping close to me? Why breathe on me? Why? Do people like that not realize that they are completely invading my space? Are their social situation skills not up to par?And what does one do what this happens? I, of course, called these women every name in the book out of frustration (in my head of course)..

2. Invasion of ‘Life Preachers’:

You may wondering what a “life preacher” (if you live on mars and didn’t get the title) this is a person that preaches about anything and everything from their crossfit workouts, their AA meetings,to their doctor’s lateness. Ah yes, I am sure one of us has met that awesome ‘crossfitter’ who is an absolute psycho path going on and on about their “box” and their “paleo diet”. In all seriousness, I have done a crossfit workout and really like the concept. However, I don’t like when people go all preachy preachy on me — about anything.

3. Lack of Personal Hygiene:

As a 28 year old, I should not have to even be writing this — especially about adults. But WTF is up with people and their lack of personal hygiene skills? I was in class the other day and actually had to LEAVE the class because I thought I was going to vomit due to the stank breath next to me. Seriously, I get the whole college kid thing but brushing your teeth is something you learn as a damn toddler. Gross. And of course, I am sure we have all had a brush in with the person that thinks deodorant is just a suggestion. Nope, not a suggestion and in fact it should be a mandatory part of being a human being.

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– Ames

 

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Oh reality TV – how I love thee. There is a serious amount of shitty TV on at the moment and I am in heaven. I really cannot get enough it. I figured I should at least pay some tribute to the shows that serve as a major time suck in my life both past and present crap included:

  • The Real Housewives of —-> Insert place here (Orange County, New Jersey, New York, Atlanta, Miami)

I have been a religious viewer of the original pilot of this show (Orange County) and have been hooked from the beginning. Once the spinoff’s started happening, I had no problem jumping on board. How can a person not enjoy a bunch of bat-shit crazy women? Of course, each spinoff has it’s merits and some are better than others. RHONJ (housewives of New Jersey) was especially insane this past season because Teresa literally lives in an alternate universe and watching her is mind-blowing (literally)…

  • Bad Girls Club:

Another one of my favorites is the Bad Girls Club. Oh my goodness. This show has actually been based in Mexico this past season and got violent as a mofo. I don’t remember the girls being able to kick the crap out of each other, but this past season that is all they did. It was almost like watching the WWE Wrestling. And although I cannot lie and say I don’t love this show for the mere fact that it makes me looks sane and “normal” – the beautiful views of Cabo in Mexico were an added bonus!

  • Jersey Shore:

Obviously I couldn’t do this post without mentioning Jersey Shore. Yes, I am guilty of watching however for my own pride, that is all I am going to say.

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Ok, these next ones I just started watching and am not ‘sold’ just yet:

  • Honey Boo Boo

I may get some slack for this one but I did watch a few (ok maybe all) of the episodes of this show about Honey Boo Boo child. Now, I watched it because I found her entertaining and I also watched it because I couldn’t get over daily life for this family in the south. It was like they didn’t live in America because it was so different than where I live (Boston)..

  • Wedding Shows

Before I started planning my wedding, I wouldn’t have been caught dead watching these shows about finding a dress and competing weddings. However, as of late I find myself landing on one of these shows and not immediately changing the channel. I can say that I am not a Bridezilla in the least and the show Four Weddings has actually given my a few ideas for my own big day…

  • Big Brother:

Another show I got hooked on was Big Brother. I have always dabbled in this show but this year I got fully enthralled and found myself screaming at my tv when my favorites were sent home.

I wonder how many others are [closet] reality show fans…

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If you missed part 1 click here: Part one

I figured it was high time for another WTF post. These are a few of the things that have caused me to literally say to myself “dude, what the f*&k?”

 

1. Inappropriate use of UGG Boots

Now, I love my UGG boots. They are comfortable and warm, and especially useful in our cold New England winters. Lately I have seen UGGs being the main focal point for some ugly outfits. Specifically wearing UGG boots with shorts:

Um, this not only looks sloppy but all around ugly. Uggs are meant to keep you and feet warm. Not to be thrown on in the middle of summer just because you are lazy and couldn’t find your flip flops. I also have seen Uggs with oversized, worn-out sweatpants. Ok, this just makes you look like a homeless person. Uggs should NOT be paired with: shorts, sweatpants/tracksuits, and formal wear.

2.  Winter Fashion: Fur

What is up with all the faux fur? Especially the fur boots. I can 100% say that these boots that are taking over the fall/winter fashion trends are the ugliest things I have ever seen. They kind of remind me of something I would use to clean my floors.

3. Pointless Facebook Groups

Some of the Facebook groups and pages that have been popping up are just straight stupid. Like the Facebook page titled: Napkins. Really, who deemed it necessary to make a facebook page about napkins? Or how about the group about people who hate when one of their hoodie strings is longer than the other? The fact that someone had the time in their day to create this group makes me question the human race as a whole.

Of course, that is only the tip of the iceberg on the stupidity on Facebook…

– A


Q. Anything causing you to have your own ‘Dude, WTF’ moment?

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I would like to consider myself a well-traveled person. I have been on a lot of planes and on quite a few holidays. Yet there is always that gem that feels it necessary to make the plane absolutely suck-ass for everyone else. These are the people that make traveling on a plane – well – annoying:


1. The Smelly Food Person

I am a snacker. There is probably never a time where I don’t have a portable snack on my person, and a plane ride is no different. Whether it be chips, a protein bar, or even candy — I get bored on long flights and eating helps my boredom. What can I say?

On one flight I was on, the woman sitting in the aisle seat in our row was also hungry. Except she didn’t pull out a little snack — she pulled out the most offensive smelling enchilada wraps. I mean these things literally filled up the plane with the strongest odor of food I have even smelled.. even with a bit of curry for good measure.

In my opinion, I just don’t find this necessary. I feel like on a plane, where you are in a small compartment with many other people, you should take into consideration that maybe not everyone on the plane wants to smell your food. Next time, whip out a bag of potato chips — and not Doritos.

2. The ‘rush to exit the plane while pushing everyone else out of the way’ person:

I know, we have all just sat in a very uncomfortable seat for an extended period of time and are anxious to get the eff off the plane. However, I think it is plane etiquette that the plane empty out from front to back. Don’t be in such a rush that you block me in my aisle so I can’t get to my carry-on and get off the plane too. It really will only take a few more moments, and I don’t think you will die waiting just one more minute.

3. The seat hogger

This one really drives me crazy. It is almost like people think because I don’t take every inch of my seat, they can just help themselves to my seat as well. I am a firm believer in personal space, and I don’t like it when the person next to me has both arms on the armrest; practically sitting on my lap. We each have our own seat for a reason…

4. The Seat Kicker:

It seems that no matter where I go, what airline I fly, I always, always get the seat kicker. On both flights to and from Mexico on our last trip, I had the pleasure of a seat kicker. It was like every 4 minutes I would get a nice kick to the back of my seat. Of course, I would love to say that it was a child, and said child didn’t know better. But nope, it was two middle-aged men BOTH times. I don’t get it, do you not feel your foot ramming the seat in front of you?

and lastly,

5. The Crying Child

This one is tricky. I understand small babies are babies and all they do is eat, shit, and cry but when your in enclosed space for a lenghty amount time, a crying baby can really drive me to crazy. Especially when I can hear the cries  from over my headphones, that are blasting so loud in my ears I leave the plane with an earache. However, I am not a parent and therefore know diddly squat about children… but a child crying for 4 hours non-stop? Is that normal?? Whatever it is, it does serve me a personal purpose: birth control.

 

-Amy

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So, I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today but had the urge to write. Good thing I had to go food shopping and it sparked my post for today: shit that annoys me at the grocery store. I am sure some of you sympathize.

1) Aisle Blockers

We all have seen these gems at the grocery store: Talking on their cell phones, reading box labels, or looking for an item way down the aisle all while completely blocking aisle. These people drive me crazy, and I have resisted the urge many times to move them out of the way myself.

2) Terrifying Kids

Now, not being a “kid person” may influence my annoyance about this one but there is nothing worse than being near a kid in the grocery store who is having a complete meltdown. Of course, I get that being a parent is hard work but I guess feel that if you can hear a kid screaming because they can’t have chips throughout the whole store and the temper tantrum lasts more than like, 8 minutes, maybe a parent should take their child outside.

3) Express Lane Abusers

I will admit, that I have gone through the ’12 items or less’ lane with maybe 2 extra before. My number 3 is not those people. Number 3 is about the people that have a grocery cart overflowing with groceries. These people know they have a lot more than 12 items, but just do not care. This just means those of us with a gallon of milk to purchase are shit out of luck.

4) Oops, I forgot…

Have you ever been in the line at the grocery store, your items half on the conveyor belt when the person proclaims, “oh I just have to run and get ___ I’ll be right back!” Yea, this is asinine. If someone forgets something, they shouldn’t be able to hold up the line for 20 minutes for 20 minutes while they go and search for whatever they want.

5) Checking Out.

I feel like every time I go grocery shopping the store has like 1 cashier open. The rest of the ‘open’ lines are self-checkout. Now, in theory self-checkout lines would be a brilliant and time consuming part of shopping … if they actually worked! I am pretty sure 98% of the times I have used a self-checkout machine it has stopped working and turned into a huge fiasco.

I am sure myself and everyone else out there could come up with a few more to add to this list. This list is what I encountered just today while shopping! There is also the customer who holds the line up by sitting there and having a full blown conversation with the cashier. Or what about the coupon-crazy lady? I am all for the extreme-coupon craze and can appreciate a good savings – but if someone is going to spend 30 minutes organizing and using their coupons; then maybe they need to open a separate line. And of course, I forgot to mentions the gems that decide to wait until their entire order is bagged to deem it necessary to ‘put a couple things back’…

Am I forgetting anything? What annoys you most about food shopping?

-A

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About five years ago, when you mentioned the word Facebook to my Grandmother she probably would have asked me where the rash was and to put some hydro-cortisone cream on it. Now, good old Grandma is on Facebook. Yes, my grandmother, mother, aunt, and mailman  father. It seems that everyone and their mother has a Facebook. And here, people, is where my list starts with shit that annoys me about my Facebook…

Everybody Has One:

Like I mentioned above, everybody has a Facebook. My old teacher from high school ‘that kicked me out of his Geometry class because I told him Fuck Off’ has one, and what do you know we are friends. Suck. My aunt and grandmother are both friends of mine on Facebook so when I wake up from a night of drinking to see that I embarrassingly did the ultimate no-no and updated my status while tipsy, my whole family is there to see my shame. Awesome.

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Quizzes and Games:

The games on Facebook are definitely one of the most annoying aspects of Facebook. Farmville? Mafia Wars? Are you effing kidding me? Like I really have the time to sit there and play a computer game, let alone one on Facebook. Furthermore, do you really think I give a shit if you forgot to water your fake crops or that you just hypothetically blew some mafia guys head off via your dumb computer game? Nope I don’t. So stop telling me and please, please stop inviting me to play with you.

I can’t forgot to mention the annoying people that feel is necessary to crowd up my ‘recent updates’ walls with results from their “quiz” they just took. So let me guess this straight.. ‘you felt the need to know what “Mafia Wife” you most resembled before you went to bed? And then proceeded to take a quiz on what kind of handgun you are most like? Really? Here is some free advice for those people: get off your computer and go read a fucking book or something because obviously Facebook is killing your brain cells.’

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The Photo Tagger

I have a Facebook account and usually upload certain memories of our vacations, outings, memories, and such. I don’t tag other people in said photos unless they asked to be tagged. Why is this so hard for everyone else to understand. No, I don’t want you to tag me in a photo that I catches me in a bad position or makes me look like I just got run over by a bus. No, I don’t want you to keep tagging me, even after I untagged myself – twice. If I am out for a night on the town with my girlfriends, and I have a drink in my hand and I am dancing like the dancing queen I am on a chair please do not tag me. Thanks. Some photos are better left not seen by my grandmother.

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The Person who updates their facebook on EVERYTHING:

And by everything I mean evvvverrryyything. Like how many centimeters you are, while you are giving birth. Like how you caught a horrible stomach bug and you and have been shitting yourself to death for the last 24 hours. Seriosuly, do you really think anybody really wants to know any of your way-to-personal information.. no. Some things are way too TMI for Facebook (or just plain unnecessary). Other offenders of this are those who post their relationship break-up step by step via their updates and those that post the traffic (dude, I watch the news and I know the traffic thanks).

While I am on the subject of the asses who post way to much on their profile, I am going to go ahead and say it: posting ultrasound photos of your baby on your facebook is creepy. Please, stop.

The constant bitching and whining:

As I realize this list is getting a bit long and I have done nothing about bitch about Facebook; I am going to bitch about those bitch… on Facebook. Now, I am not talking about someone who randomly posts a complain, whine, or bitch.. I am talking about the Facebook friend (whom you don’t really want to be friends with anyways) who constantly bitches and complains about bad their life is. Every. Single. Status. is wah, wah, wah, my life sucks.. wah, wah, wah, I suck at life with FML thrown in there. I get that sometimes people have bad days but really… updating your status every 5 minutes bitching and complaining is just obnoxious.

and lastly,

The Creeper:

Everybody has one. You know, the person that seems to constantly be on Facebook, commenting and liking everybody’s status updates and wall posts quicker than you click on the home button. Or the creeper that leaves a comment on a photo that you uploaded like 2 years ago (wtf are you looking that far back into my photos for? Creep)

I get that some people have no life and spend way to much time on Facebook. And that is completely OK with me.. just don’t be a creepster about it.

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The “People You May Know” feature or “Suggest Friends” feature

I can’t believe I almost forgot about this one. 99.9% percent of the time I have no freaking idea who Facebook tells me I “may know”. Am I the only one? Or when I do see someone I know on the right hand corner of my Facebook screen; chances are I do know them and I have either a) ignored their friend request or b) in no way want to be their friend and am praying that that they don’t request me.

The suggest friends feature is another annoyance of mine. Like I really want to spend an extra minute of my life suggesting friends for someone else. Half of the people on my Facebook I don’t even want to be friends with but also don’t want to seem like the as*hole on the block either.

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**EDITED TO ADD ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2011**

The “I bitch about every Facebook change”:

You know the ones… who every single time facebook changes something (regardless if it is a big or small change) they continuously serial post about the new changes “suck” and that they want “their old fb back”… um. See above photo please.

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Do you ever have those weeks days that you are more easily aggravated than other days? Well I do and for some reason this has been especially true for me, especially dealing with people. For some unknown reason, I’ve  just been fed up with people. Yup. People in general actually. People in the supermarket, people in line at the RedBox kiosk, a waitress or waiter, a fellow driver, or an obnoxious Facebook friend …  Just freaking people. You are probably wondering why I’m so annoyed with people right? Well, let me give you some examples of the awesome people I have run into lately:

The supermarket: where do I even begin? Oh, I know!  How about the woman that nearly ran her cart into me…twice. Then there are the lovely cell phone talkers who seem to deem it necessary to talk or text on their cell phones DIRECTLY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AISLE. or how about the 85 year old deli dude (bless his heart) who handed me pound of cheese in four, yes FOUR different bags each a 1/4 big (a pound of cheese took him about 15 minutes to slice. No JOKE. And of course I can’t forget the crazy coupon nightmare that just had to ring in about 20 of her items separately so she could save a total of 25 cents. If it would’ve saved me from wasting 45 minutes of my time I would’ve gladly given her a whole dollar – a 75 cent profit!

The RedBox Kiosk: every freaking time I am at the RedBox kiosk trying to rent a movie or two, I always have a gem get right in line behind me straight away. And of course, every time its that person that stands so close to you that they are practically in your back pocket. They stand there, clearly invading my personal space, and even have the nerve to give off a sigh or two if I take more than 2 minutes… Dude, first of all how about backing up a few feet so I don’t have you breathing down my neck. Secondly, how am I supposed to pick a good movie if you’re freakin rushing me?
I think RedBox should put out one of those “stand here until available” signs to guide people in line etiquette. #justsaying

Restaurants: this one is a two-parter – double the fun!
Part 1 – I have worked in the food service industry at a few different restaurants so I know how difficult it can be sometimes. Any job that deals with the public is shit. That said, what the @$#% do I have to do to get a glass of water? Seriously? I swear I asked our server the other night at least 8 times for a glass of water. At least. And this shit happens all the damn time. I just don’t understand. I could understand if I didn’t order it, but water is the first thing I order every. time.
And speaking of going out to eat… I am convinced that Tommy and I have ‘worst waiter ever’ curse. Pretty sure because it seems like whenever we go out, we just have the absolute worst waiter/waitress ever. You know the type: wrong order, is great at the dissapearing act etc…

The facebook friend you can’t delete because you will look like an ass: Now, I know I just bitched about Facebook the other day but I just had to clarify this: See, it isn’t the actual Facebook that annoys me, it is the people that use it! And I am sure you are saying to yourself “well, why not just unfriend them?” Come on, we all know it sometimes isn’t that easy. I am sure I am not the only one out there who has “friends” on the book that take annoying to a whole new level but they are the type of facebook friend that if you delete them, they will know and you will look like an ass. Whether it is a co-worker, childhood friend, or even a family memeber for petes sake — you just can’t give them the old defriend. So, again — not Facebook… people abusing facebook!

Are people in life getting more and more annoying? Or is it me…

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