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snowflake

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10065 on: December 21, 2012, 10:53:15 AM »

The little thing driving me up the wall today is my own moodiness  :-[ I really do not know how the world deals with me sometimes. It's almost kinda funny. Almost.  :P


ETCorrect: Moodiness. Not moddiness. I am not a mod mod mod girl.

I felt like that Monday through midday yesterday and snapped out of it. I'm still not sure why. I had misplaced my mojo for a few days.

Misplaced mojo - i love it. That is up there with off-center chi. :)

I've had a (former) IL tell me that they are glad we have a "few sane people left" among all the drama queens/kings (in reference to the fact that in the past couple of years many of my siblings and a parent have gone off the deep end and are begging for rescue again and again.) 

I always say that it's not that I'm better than my siblings.  It's because I'm actually so much worse than them that I annoy myself to no end when I go through a bad spell.  I end up looking in the mirror and smacking some sense into myself.

Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10066 on: December 21, 2012, 11:14:50 AM »
I was in the grocery store earlier this week with my littlest one who had fallen asleep in the car and so to try to let him sleep, instead of strapping him into the cart, I let him lay down with my purse as a pillow.  A little old guy came up to me and said "They're best like that, when they're quiet and not making a bunch of noise!" I just gave him a look.  He seemed to be of the "children are best seen and not heard" opinion.

Course my plan hadn't worked out after all and my li'l guy woke up but was still quiet which was apparently "okay" for this old man.   

The funny thing is today when we went on a bigger run for stuff, Piratebabe was VERY vocal. Not crying or anything, just babbling up a storm and most people who heard him laughed and commented on what a happy baby he is.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10067 on: December 21, 2012, 11:22:35 AM »
My work computer was recently upgraded. The new one is much faster, but it also has a new OS, & microsoft suite.

When you open an email in the new outlook, the buttons are in different places. Where the "Reply All" button is, the "Delete" button is. I cannot tell you how many times I've accidentally deleted (and then had to undelete) an email I was trying to reply to.

WHY do they do that?!?!?!?!?!  :o >:(
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10068 on: December 21, 2012, 12:53:16 PM »
My work computer was recently upgraded. The new one is much faster, but it also has a new OS, & microsoft suite.

When you open an email in the new outlook, the buttons are in different places. Where the "Reply All" button is, the "Delete" button is. I cannot tell you how many times I've accidentally deleted (and then had to undelete) an email I was trying to reply to.

WHY do they do that?!?!?!?!?!  :o >:(
For the same reason that an update to a new and improved software takes out all the features that you found the most useful and adds a whole bunch of junk you'll never use.

At one point, we switched from a Dodge Caravan mini-van to its larger sibling, the Grand Caravan.  Whoever designed them to be almost but not quite identical ought to face a firing squad.  There is an identical release handle in the same spot on both models; in the base Caravan it releases the parking brake, but in the Grand it releases the hood latch.  NOT a safe thing to design!  Combine that with a parking brake that doesn't always stop the car from moving when you put it into gear, and you risk releasing the wrong one while driving. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10069 on: December 21, 2012, 01:49:54 PM »

Thanks LK1, I attribute my shiny spine to lots of lurking on this forum.

I've got one. Why is it that I can't seem to come out of a home improvement store without spending at least $100? Even if I only go in to buy a box of nails I end up getting a cart and filling it with other things that I "need." It's worse than going grocery shopping while hungry!

Or why I can't leave Target without spending at least $75 when my primary mission is cat food?





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10070 on: December 21, 2012, 02:32:41 PM »
My work computer was recently upgraded. The new one is much faster, but it also has a new OS, & microsoft suite.

When you open an email in the new outlook, the buttons are in different places. Where the "Reply All" button is, the "Delete" button is. I cannot tell you how many times I've accidentally deleted (and then had to undelete) an email I was trying to reply to.

WHY do they do that?!?!?!?!?!  :o >:(
Or it might be a case of "Feces Happen." (NSFW, possibly.)
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Venus193

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10071 on: December 21, 2012, 02:41:55 PM »
I have the original T-shirt that inspired that page.





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10072 on: December 21, 2012, 03:17:23 PM »
I have that problem with Costco.  I buy frozen blueberries there (I go through 2-3 5lb bags a month) and I hate going if that's the only thing I need because I know I'll come out with at least $100 less in my pocket!  Last week I made a trip for $88, I think that was the cheapest costco trip I've ever had!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10073 on: December 21, 2012, 03:35:59 PM »

Thanks LK1, I attribute my shiny spine to lots of lurking on this forum.

I've got one. Why is it that I can't seem to come out of a home improvement store without spending at least $100? Even if I only go in to buy a box of nails I end up getting a cart and filling it with other things that I "need." It's worse than going grocery shopping while hungry!

Or why I can't leave Target without spending at least $75 when my primary mission is cat food?

M and I have a running joke... any trip to the dollar store will result in no less than $30 in purchases, and no more than $35.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10074 on: December 21, 2012, 04:00:16 PM »
People who dazzle me with car lights!

Either they have the lighting rig for a rock concert on the front of their car which turns my mirrors into a blaze of light, or they fail to use their handbrake appropriately at traffic lights after dark so I get dazzled with brakelights!  GRRR!

Snooks

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10075 on: December 21, 2012, 04:30:45 PM »
When I have a really good idea then start doubting myself.  DH has been wanting a tablet computer for a long time, unfortunately most of what he said went in one ear and out the other.  I've just gone and bought him one which I'm 99% sure is the right one but now I realise that the name is very similar to the phone he just bought so I may have got the wrong thing.

Turns out I got the right thing.

Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10076 on: December 21, 2012, 04:35:10 PM »
Most shows on Nick or Disney that are geared towards preteens/teens in which the parents are portrayed as stupid and/or extremely shallow while the kids are a mix of smart and extremely stupid.  Best example I can think of is Good Luck Charlie.  They have one good smart daughter (Teddy), a clueless son, one smart and crafty devious kid (Gabe) and then there's the title character, Charlie, a toddler currently who has as much personality as Michelle did in "Full House".
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10077 on: December 21, 2012, 05:07:00 PM »
When I have a really good idea then start doubting myself.  DH has been wanting a tablet computer for a long time, unfortunately most of what he said went in one ear and out the other.  I've just gone and bought him one which I'm 99% sure is the right one but now I realise that the name is very similar to the phone he just bought so I may have got the wrong thing.

Turns out I got the right thing.

Yaay!!!! That is good to hear. I am prone to that feeling myself.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10078 on: December 21, 2012, 05:19:09 PM »
Right now, the fact that my wedding album is MIA.  I'm redoing my Mom's copy of the album as her Christmas present since the old album had fallen apart.  I need some more pics because the new one has more pages than the old one.  I thought that I knew right where mine was but the dang thing has walked off.  How on earth can a book that is about 12 x 14 x 4 vanish?????

I have the negatives and I can go that route but it would be a royal pain because there are 300-400 negs......

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10079 on: December 21, 2012, 05:48:47 PM »
People who dazzle me with car lights!

Either they have the lighting rig for a rock concert on the front of their car which turns my mirrors into a blaze of light, or they fail to use their handbrake appropriately at traffic lights after dark so I get dazzled with brakelights!  GRRR!
???  I've never heard of this in 40+ years of driving. Must be the difference between here and there.  Handbrakes are for two things here in the US -- to keep a parked car from rolling on a slope, and as a backup to use in an emergency, in case your footbrakes give out for some reason.  The only reason that I might use a handbrake while the car was stationary but with the engine on is if I was stuck in a completely stopped traffic jam, and it looked like it might not clear any time soon.
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