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lilfox

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11835 on: May 15, 2013, 01:35:02 PM »
When DH describes something relatively nutritious but high-calorie that I make as "bad for you."  Especially when it is something I have made for an occasional snack/dessert.  Smoothies made entirely of plain low-fat yogurt, milk or OJ, and frozen whole fruit are not bad for you!  Similarly, pumpkin muffins with whole wheat, brown sugar, and applesauce instead of some of the oil are not bad for you.  The way he says it, it sounds like I've made toxic chemical milkshakes or trans-fat lard-bombs.  (Note:  I also love those, but I don't make them at home)

(He agreed to start altering his comments around DD, so as not to stigmatize various foods or Mommy's cooking!)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11836 on: May 15, 2013, 01:41:16 PM »
I have a two-hour round-trip commute to work every day. A while back I came up with a silly game to play while driving back and forth: I try to find some object I see from my car to match each letter of the alphabet. So, asphalt, curb, bicycle, ditch, and so on.

I can't find anything for X and Z, which isn't too surprising, but what really irks me is that I can't find anything for N, either. Why is N so difficult? It's a common letter!
Nissan?
Neutral(inside the car, may not count)?

Alas, I can't use adjectives or brand names. Too bad, since I drive a Nissan!
I did cheat and used the Quick Trip for Q since I despaired of ever coming up with anything else.
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cwm

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11837 on: May 15, 2013, 01:54:55 PM »
I have a two-hour round-trip commute to work every day. A while back I came up with a silly game to play while driving back and forth: I try to find some object I see from my car to match each letter of the alphabet. So, asphalt, curb, bicycle, ditch, and so on.

I can't find anything for X and Z, which isn't too surprising, but what really irks me is that I can't find anything for N, either. Why is N so difficult? It's a common letter!
Nissan?
Neutral(inside the car, may not count)?

Alas, I can't use adjectives or brand names. Too bad, since I drive a Nissan!
I did cheat and used the Quick Trip for Q since I despaired of ever coming up with anything else.

Unless all of the trees are perfectly healthy and manicured, surely some of them have nodules?

Once a month or so you might see the new moon out your window.

Acorns are classed as nuts, are they not?

Aside from going into nonentities and noncorporeal things, that's all I can come up with right now.

Morticia

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11838 on: May 15, 2013, 02:18:31 PM »
Or there are the nuts driving the other cars...  ;D
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ladyknight1

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11839 on: May 15, 2013, 02:24:09 PM »
Someone nodding in the car next to you?

Signs saying "next exit"?
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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girlysprite

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11840 on: May 15, 2013, 02:30:26 PM »
Recently I gave away bottles of frozen breastmilk to another mother who had lactation problems. My husband has been fretting 'what if we get a shortage'? But every working day I pump 3-4 oz more then the baby drinks, and I also pump on my days off. In a week I had already stored over a liter in the freezer (34 oz), but he still doesn't understand that that is not an issue.

Because poopadities happens.  I had over 100oz in my freezer.  I thought I was good, because I was going to go back to work, and that would give me a good amount since I couldnt' BF at work.

I went through it in less than a week because I was in a major car accident, and my supply tanked.

So, 34 oz?  Not nearly enough if something happens.

I don't have enough space to store enough milk for major events anyways. I had about 100 oz stored to donate to the hospital (for premies) which I could also use if disaster would strike. The fridge was full, some of it had to go, and in less then 2 weeks I have gathered 50 oz of new supply. I still call it needless fretting ;)

Diane AKA Traska

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11841 on: May 15, 2013, 02:40:24 PM »
lilfox, your post reminds me of when we hosted a New Year's Eve party a few years ago for our friends, Couple A and Couple B (and Couple B's two little boys).  Our friends knew how these parties usually worked - they'd show up around 7:00, and we'd have a lot of food available for people to munch on all night.   A typical menu was homemade chicken fingers, veggie platter, nuts, chips, meatballs, crackers, cheese, and shrimp cocktail.

Couple A arrived at the expected time, and we waited for Couple B.  And waited.  And waited.  They finally showed up at 8:30.  I was a bit cross and made a comment about how late they were.  Mrs. B said "We took the kids to Wendy's for dinner first."  I said "What?  Why?  We've got all this food!"  "Oh, I know, but I didn't want them to eat all that junk."  (Emphasis mine.)

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bansidhe

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11842 on: May 15, 2013, 03:04:53 PM »
Acorns are classed as nuts, are they not?

If only I didn't live in the middle of the desert...  :D

I'm sure I'll find something eventually. I've got my husband working on it now, too.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11843 on: May 15, 2013, 03:11:44 PM »
needles on cacti?

Lynnv

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11844 on: May 15, 2013, 03:13:07 PM »
How about the numbskull in the car next to you who just cut off a semi?

Or the nitwit who slowed down to 30 on the freeway for no readily apparent reason?

Or he new asphalt on the road where they fixed a pothole?  Not that I have seen a lot of FIXED potholes of late.  :>

Or the neon sign on the bar you just drove past?

Or the newspaper stand/rack on the corner?

Why yes, I am trying to avoid work.  Why do you ask?   ;D
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11845 on: May 15, 2013, 03:14:30 PM »
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ladyknight1

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11846 on: May 15, 2013, 03:22:31 PM »
People who make assumptions about my job. Mainly, my family, but friends and co-workers as well.

I work a pretty regular schedule M-F 8-5. I take an hour lunch, but not on any particular schedule. I can take personal calls all day if I want, as no one is affected but me. My leave time is pretty tricky, since my duties require me to be here for 3 days per week to get the mandatory work done so two other people can do their part. This makes it "fun" to plan vacations with others. I work in education, which means we have 7 weeks a year that are blocked from leave. I don't wear a uniform or do shift work. It will be a huge pain to train someone else to do all that I do, since no one ever did this job before (my position has bits and pieces from 4 different jobs).

Ask, don't assume.  ::)
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stitchygreyanonymouse

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11847 on: May 15, 2013, 03:52:35 PM »
Iíve mentioned this before in other topics, but: people who misspell my first name. I have the second most common spelling of it (a more traditional spelling in certain areas). There are popular celebrities with their name spelled the same, so itís not like itís uncommon.

Itís just one extra letter. I understand it happening as a typo once or twice, but there are repeated offenders who have been corrected.

The worst is online. People will respond to me on Facebook and misspell it, two lines under the correct spelling pre-filled by the website. Theyíll do the same in emails, when responding to the one that had my name spelled correctly in the signature (thank goodness my email is my nickname.lastname instead of firstname.lastname, or I can only imagine the problems).

I keep telling myself that I can only correct them so much, Iíve been dealing with this for over 20 years, and I need to adjust how I react to it (that is, stop letting it affect me so much), but there are days like today when it happens so many times that I just have to rant about it.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11848 on: May 15, 2013, 04:12:47 PM »
Here is my latest. The next several weeks are the busiest weeks of my years. Multiple events plus the largest single event we put on. A new software system, a new credit card processing system and a brand new head honcho who wants to reinvent the wheel then change his mind 4000 times are making this an extremely difficult time in my office.

I was currently deep in the throes of trying to reconcile the accounting of our second biggest event of the year that just passed. The accounting for this event is extremely complicated, a fact that everyone knows. My assistant closed the main door to our suite so I could do this in peace and quiet and put a sign on the door saying "Do not disturb" and instructing people to use the secondary door.  The secondary door to our suite opens DIRECTLY into the copier room and is actually the quickest way to get ito the copier room. A coworker insisted upon opening and closing the door to get to the copier room instead of using the secondary door. My assistant then verbally told her to use the secondary door because she was disturbing me. Coworker then huffs and puffs about "special snowflakes".

I was || close to saying, "Look in the mirror, babe."

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11849 on: May 15, 2013, 05:46:44 PM »
Cliff hanger season endings - curse the person who came up with "Who Shot JR". Seasons are the end of the book - they should come to a conclusion.


I really really hate the non cliff hanger cliff hangers. Like the one a couple of years ago on NCIS were they reassigned the whole team. You knew they weren't doing a whole cast change. This year was better.


Story arches that go no where. Like the current serial killer on Bones. HOnestly have Booth shoot the jerk through the head NOW. If not Booth then Max can do it.
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