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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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When most people meet Tommy and I for the first time, we can usually see their confused and curious looks on their faces straight away. We have a 16 year age difference between us. However, going by outside appearances alone, he doesn’t look like he is 43 but a bit younger. Tragically, this is canceled out by the fact that I don’t look like I am 27 but more 20. Give or take. In all honesty, anyone who knows us knows how amazing we are together. We truly have a solid, loving relationship and i can’t imagine my life without Tommy in it. As cliche as it sounds, he truly is my rock; and I truly believe we are soul-mates.

Of course, it can’t be all rainbows and smiles. Sometimes being with an older or younger siginificant other means that you have to deal with people and their judgemental opinions:

Top Misconceptions about our relationship:

1. Tommy must be a millionaire and I am only with him for his money. This one is the one that we get a good laugh about all the time. Sure, Tommy has a respectable job (a job that he works about 90 hours a week at) but he is by far Snoop-Dawg status. We live a comfortable life and do have blessings — but the kicker is that when I started dating him he was going through a nasty divorce and had just about nothing.

2. I must be the “young, hottie” that he will not take seriously, and of course, never marry. Well, the engagement thing threw these thinkers for a loop.

3. Since I don’t work, I must be living high off the hog. Yes, I don’t work but for good reason. Since Tommy and I just got enaged and I have been in school for the last 4 years, I was relying on financial aid to pay for school. Tommy and I did the math and if I had gotten a job and lost my aid, it would be less beneficial to us as a family.

4. Since Tommy has been married before and has two children – he won’t want to do either of those things with me. Well, the marriage thing we already touched upon. And honestly, Tommy has been amazing about our wedding. He has told me that because it is my first time, (and only time) getting married, I should have it all and it should be everything I want and more. He isn’t the slightest bit jaded from marriage (and tbh he should be with everything that his ex-wife did to him) and this fact is just one more reason why he is so amazing.

5. The final misconception about our relationship is that I am the ‘young, crazy’ one and he must go to bed at 8pm because he is older. We are the complete opposite of this stereotype. I can’t keep up with Tommy if I tried. When we go out to the club dancing, I am the one that turns into a pumpkin around 1:30 am. Tommy on the other hand, could easily go out all night long and never get tired. He has boundless energy and love for life and sometimes I wish I could be an energy sucker and get some of that shit for myself.

 

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If you were to ask any one person if they are a good driver; they probably wouldn’t hesitate before answering yes. The truth of the matter is that the majority of people that are on the road (legally and illegally) absolutely suck at driving…

Top Annoying Things Bad Drivers Do:

1. The Cell Phone Driver

Now, I am not going to sit here and say that I have never talked on my cell phone while driving because that would be a lie. However, I have only done it when I actually needed to take the phone call, and then pulled over to continue my conversation. Those are the people I am talking about anyway. I am talking about the people that are constantly talking on their cell phones while driving. You will be next to them at a red light while they are talking away – then witness them hang up and make another phone call. Yea, those people. Of course, what kind of list would this be if I didn’t give a shout out to the text-messaging drivers. The ones that are so into texting that they swerve in and out of lanes, sit at green lights, and so forth. Love them.

2. The ‘Im too good’ Driver:

These drivers are real gems. They are the ones that never use a turn signal, drive way too fast, and swerve in and out of lanes on the highway. They obviously think they are too good to follow the rules that everybody has to follow.*also under this annoyance is the genius that leaves their blinker on foreverseems people can’t see that light blinking on their dashboard directly in front their face.

3. Slow in the Fast Lane Driver:

Wouldn’t the road be a wonderful place if we all worked together? Well, it’s not and we don’t. One of the most annoying things a driver can do is stay in the far left lane.. while going obnoxiously slow. Instead of passing the intended car, this driver will stay in the far left lane and just cause a major slow-up. Thanks, buddy.

4. The Parking Guru

We have all been there… searching for a parking spot at the mall or the grocery store and think we see one – that is until we get a closer look and realize the nice driver of the pretty little car felt it necessary to take up two parking spots. Whether the person’s bad parking job was intentional or not, this person still gets the jackass award.

5. The Nose Picker

Let me be perfectly clear about this: I have nothing against someone picking their nose… just as long as I DON’T HAVE TO SEE IT. There is seriously nothing more disgusting than pulling up to a fellow driver and notice that he is mid-mining operation and knuckle-deep in his own nose. It is gross. And there is nothing more annoying…

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a sarcastic person. I have even been granted the title of a ‘sarcasshole‘ from time to time.

Sarcasm is not telling someone they suck (that would be honesty). Having a comeback for everything said to you is also not sarcasm. For those who are new to earth would like a dose of wiki,

Sarcasm is defined as, “A cutting, often ironic, remark intended to wound. It is a form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.” 

See, right off the bat this definition bothers me. Why? Because it makes anyone who uses sarcasm out to be complete bitch (or jerk) and that really just is not the case (at least with me)  First off, sarcasm has to be used correctly. Secondly, I use sarcasm unknowingly sometimes. If it wasn’t for the BF (who has so nicely pointed it out here and there), I wouldn’t even know I was so freaking sarcastic to begin with. It was one of these “instances” of sarcasm that got me thinking… Is sarcasm a good or bad thing? My answer: Both. To back up my claim, I wanted to write a list of some of the pro’s and con’s of sarcasm. Just to make sure I am not always being a shithead

 

*Disclaimer: this is only my personal on  my own use of sarcasm – There is a good chance I have no idea what I am talking about*

Pros of Using Sarcasm Correctly:

  • Can be ‘witty, intelligent, and cool’
  • It can be humorous
  • You have to actually have half a brain to use sarcasm
  • You have to be able to think and react quickly
  • If you are surrounded by smart people, people will get your jokes
  • When turned inwardly, sarcasm can make another feel better about being a tool
  • Sarcasm keeps me sane

Cons of Sarcasm (or sarcasm used incorrectly):

  • Can be used to make fun of a person and hurt his or her feelings
  • Can make someone the butt of a joke (sometimes unknowingly)
  • Sarcasm can make a situation worse
  • If you are surrounded by idiots, no one will get your jokes
  • It can be too harsh
  • Can get you in trouble
  • If used wrong can be unwitty, unintelligent, and lame.

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-Amy the Sarcasshole

Q. What is your opinion on sarcasm? Any pros or cons you would like to add to the list?

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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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