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Delia DeLyons

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14190 on: January 03, 2014, 11:37:45 PM »
Other 'little things' bothering me right now are the mice (or mouse..) scittering around in my drop ceiling (basement apartment of private residence).

I recently broke up with my boyfriend, or he'd have taken care of it for me in a second... For now I have to deal with the cats zipping around following the noise.. I'm moving over the next 2 weeks, so I'm avoiding dealing with it myself... It's cold outside, we live in the woods.. It's kind of a given.

I'll be sure to mention to my kindly landlord AFTER I've gotten my stuff and my cats out, though.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14191 on: January 04, 2014, 07:28:26 AM »
I watch anime on Crunchyroll.com (it's all legal and licenced!) and, because they're paying for it and need to make their money back, there are ads.

I don't mind the ads. I'm even okay with the unskippable ones, because they're short (though I doubt anyone ever DOESN'T skip the ones that go for fifteen minutes!). They're paying for my free anime fix, so it's all cool.

What I do object to is when every. single. ad. played during thirteen episodes (two days worth of watching Log Horizon) is the same one. Seven or eight ad slots per episode. Two ads at a time. All unskippable. ALL THE SAME AD.

I can now confidently state that I have no desire whatsoever to watch the latest Jack Ryan movie. >:(

Amen, Mel.  When I caught myself up on "Attack on Titan" at Crunchyroll a few months ago, it was the same commercial over and over and over... If I never see the "Poo-pouri" commercial again, it'll be too soon.

Mel the Redcap

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14192 on: January 04, 2014, 07:41:42 AM »
I watch anime on Crunchyroll.com (it's all legal and licenced!) and, because they're paying for it and need to make their money back, there are ads.

I don't mind the ads. I'm even okay with the unskippable ones, because they're short (though I doubt anyone ever DOESN'T skip the ones that go for fifteen minutes!). They're paying for my free anime fix, so it's all cool.

What I do object to is when every. single. ad. played during thirteen episodes (two days worth of watching Log Horizon) is the same one. Seven or eight ad slots per episode. Two ads at a time. All unskippable. ALL THE SAME AD.

I can now confidently state that I have no desire whatsoever to watch the latest Jack Ryan movie. >:(

Amen, Mel.  When I caught myself up on "Attack on Titan" at Crunchyroll a few months ago, it was the same commercial over and over and over... If I never see the "Poo-pouri" commercial again, it'll be too soon.

*fistbump of sympathy* :-*
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14193 on: January 04, 2014, 08:40:24 AM »
I watch anime on Crunchyroll.com (it's all legal and licenced!) and, because they're paying for it and need to make their money back, there are ads.

I don't mind the ads. I'm even okay with the unskippable ones, because they're short (though I doubt anyone ever DOESN'T skip the ones that go for fifteen minutes!). They're paying for my free anime fix, so it's all cool.

What I do object to is when every. single. ad. played during thirteen episodes (two days worth of watching Log Horizon) is the same one. Seven or eight ad slots per episode. Two ads at a time. All unskippable. ALL THE SAME AD.

I can now confidently state that I have no desire whatsoever to watch the latest Jack Ryan movie. >:(

Amen, Mel.  When I caught myself up on "Attack on Titan" at Crunchyroll a few months ago, it was the same commercial over and over and over... If I never see the "Poo-pouri" commercial again, it'll be too soon.

*fistbump of sympathy* :-*

Mine's the un-skippable Blackberry advert at the beginning of every Sky on Demand show.  I want to throw all those people's silly Blackberrys over the edge of that terrace they're all having a jolly good time on.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14194 on: January 04, 2014, 02:05:28 PM »
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Went and looked at her Pinterest - she has no clue what is "Victorian," does she?
Doesn't look like it.  Maybe she's one of those people who lump everything before her own birth as "The Olden Days."  And in her mind, all "olden days fashion" = Victorian.

In her mind:  Long dress, fancy material, lots of petticoats = Victorian  Because this is her fantasy and reality doesn't matter.   ::)

Her comment of "please stop Correcting me on my pin titles" tells me that she's not only ignorant, but aggressively ignorant. I really don't like people like that. But I also don't like people who use Random Capitalization either.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14195 on: January 04, 2014, 07:58:20 PM »
(snipped)

Went and looked at her Pinterest - she has no clue what is "Victorian," does she?
Doesn't look like it.  Maybe she's one of those people who lump everything before her own birth as "The Olden Days."  And in her mind, all "olden days fashion" = Victorian.

In her mind:  Long dress, fancy material, lots of petticoats = Victorian  Because this is her fantasy and reality doesn't matter.   ::)

Her comment of "please stop Correcting me on my pin titles" tells me that she's not only ignorant, but aggressively ignorant. I really don't like people like that. But I also don't like people who use Random Capitalization either.

That comment alone nearly pushed me to add correct information to as many of her pins as I could. I decided to be a better person, though, and just ignore her. You all should be proud of me!

andi

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14196 on: January 04, 2014, 08:45:34 PM »
Urgh!!!
Being accused of being rude - when I wasn't. And then being accused of being rude because the other person was a purple. 

No no no no no. It happened at work so it's bugging me more from a professional level than personal, because I know neither is true and so does my boss. But still - just URGH!!!

Snooks

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14197 on: January 05, 2014, 11:05:35 AM »
Double standards on tv when it comes to gender.  I watched a show this afternoon where if a scenario had been happening to a woman it never would have been filmed let alone aired.  There was an advert a few years ago where women laughed at a man because of his appearance, again if it were a woman people would have been up in arms.  Same deal with the Diet Coke adverts, women rushing to watch a man take his shirt off.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14198 on: January 06, 2014, 10:25:48 AM »
When your nose is so cold you can't feel it is running until it's too late.  Ugh.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14199 on: January 06, 2014, 10:40:15 AM »
HATED "The Desolation of Smaug" - ruined my day entirely.  The world of Tolkien is wondrous and beautifully laid out.    Jackson has butchered it and keeps reanimating the smelly corpse...over and over.  Dude - you've already DONE "Lord of the Rings" - stop trying to make "The Hobbit" the same!  Twit.

I cannot respect anyone who breaks my First Rule of Book to Movie Adaptations: Adding Romantic Subplots where there was never a Romantic Subplot before.

I'm imagining J.R.R. Tolkien turning in his grave, over someone bringing "soppy love stuff" into The Hobbit.

Actually, he could write some good romance (tragic, of course) himself. He just viewed The Hobbit and LOTR (at least when he started writing it) as outgrowths of tales for his sons, rather from his "higher" mythos. Therefore, his target audience was not interested in "love and mush".

I mean, this is the man who requested that they carve the word "Luthien" on his wife's gravestone, and "Beren" on his own. That's pretty romantic stuff.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14200 on: January 06, 2014, 11:27:54 AM »
I think that maybe I'm going to hate my new satnav. I've only had it on for a short trip I could already manage, to see how it differed from my old one, and already I want to slap it. I know that nowadays all the speech is put together from clipped syllables (there's a name for this and I can't remember it) but... would it have been too much of a killer to have a few complete words? Mostly she's all RP and then suddenly she's not. She says 'A-f-noooo' for Avenue (and in British English, that's a 'yew' sound anyway), 'Gordon' for 'Garden' and 'Cloze' for 'Close'. Surely the basic street types would have warranted their own recordings? I can't even change the voice because this is the only one that does the new thing about telling you to turn 'at Marks & Spencer' rather than 'at the next junction'.

Oh well. The last one was very funny when we went to Ireland. You could almost hear her take a breath and a run up at places like Magherafelt, and what she made of Dn Laoghaire had to be heard to be believed.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14201 on: January 06, 2014, 02:22:46 PM »
My DH and I had a Garmin. We loved it. It did everything right and was not obnoxious.

It was stolen out of his locked vehicle at work. His boss bought TomTom devices. They are terrible.
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14202 on: January 06, 2014, 02:42:52 PM »
Not so much up the wall, but I am wondering if choir is going to be held tonight.  I would call and ask but for not wanting to sound like a big weinie or worry wart. LOL!

But from the forecast it IS supposed to be around -3 by the time rehearsal is over.  If it is held I'm just going to go out to the van before the end of the rehearsal and warm up the van. I suspect I won't be the only one.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14203 on: January 06, 2014, 02:46:57 PM »
But from the forecast it IS supposed to be around -3 by the time rehearsal is over.  If it is held I'm just going to go out to the van before the end of the rehearsal and warm up the van. I suspect I won't be the only one.

I was about to call you a big weinie, until I remembered that -3F is more like -20C.  Yeah, that's a little chilly.  (-3C is more like 27 F so not really that cold.)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14204 on: January 06, 2014, 02:51:54 PM »
Okay, correction, as I read my weatherbug wrong.  At 7 it's supposed to be 17 but with the wind chill it will feel like -3F.   Still really cold!  Though the Midwest has us beat, I'll admit. My dear friend is going to be contending with -55F!
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