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kherbert05

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10530 on: January 26, 2013, 05:51:15 PM »
People who constantly complain about the weather bug me to no end.

We were vacationing in Texas and it was at least warmer than here even if it was gloomy. So we put  on appropriate jackets and happy faces to have once in a life-time tour. We were fine trying to enjoy the precious moments and all the other people on the tour did was complain. It wasn't ideal, but it was better than home and look where we were! Wow! (The Alamo! The Space Center! and lots of great stuff in between!)

Also, in July it is hot and muggy and generally icky. That's the way it has been for centuries here. Expect it and just keep quiet and maybe we can get our minds on other things. In January, expect cold and maybe snow. Take precautions and live life. Or at least hush up and let me deal and enjoy my life.

Using the term "ridiculous" when talking about the weather is weird, too. No one is controlling it (except God, in my belief system), so how can it be ridiculous. Weird, unusual, extreme, unpleasant -- OK, but not ridiculous.

I guess I had better get used to this, but I think it may be too late, so up the wall I go.
Over Winter Break Loren Brett and I trooped around the Zoo, Herman Park, and the Museum District. We were dressed for the weather - had a blast. This one woman was complaining up one side and down the other. We were in the Primate area of the Zoo which is a 1 direction circle so we couldn't take a different path to get away from her.


Loren whispered - why didn't she check the weather before she came? Brett added or notice when she left?


They brought up the woman again when sis and I were making plans a couple weeks later - and pulled out of phones to check what the weather forecast was. "That lady at the zoo should have checked her app then she wouldn't have been complaining so loud."
 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10531 on: January 26, 2013, 06:06:39 PM »
DH's invisibility cloak. For whatever reason, the kids forget that he exists when they want something. DD just climbed down, off DH's lap, then came to me with her empty cup asking for juice. A couple weeks ago when I was sicker than a dog, trying to sleep was impossible. The kids were coming to me wanting everything from lunch, to crayons, to help tying DS's shoes. You'd think they could remember Daddy exists after the 15th time I sent them to him, but no.

Also, running errands with the kids. DS had errands too, so he had to come. But Dh asked me to take baby as well. What would have been an hour, maybe an hour and a half trip by myself, or a 2.5 hour trip with DS turned into a 4 hour extravaganza.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10532 on: January 26, 2013, 06:11:06 PM »
I feel for you.  My older two do that to me too. I think it's because they assume he'll say no. I've started telling them that if they ask me for something when dad's home and I'm either napping or in the shower or otherwise busy and he's available, they are getting an automatic "No".
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10533 on: January 26, 2013, 07:27:26 PM »
My co-worker has a mouse that doesn't work very well, and she bangs it furiously against her desk at least a couple of times a day.   I really wish she'd request a new mouse.

(I'm tempted to request one on her behalf, actually.)

HA - mine does that too! drives me nuts.

Do I work with you two?  I have been thinking, "Who does this!" multiple times in the past couple of months.  Apparently it's quite common and I have been blessed until now.

This is why, after washing my hands, I will use an extra paper towel to open the door and hold it open with my hip while I throw that paper towel in the trash. If the trash isn't close, I'll find the nearest one outside the restroom.

In case of bathrooms with just the air dryers, I use a tissue. I heard those things can just blow more disgusting germs back onto your hands.

I just don't trust public surfaces to be clean at all, ever.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10534 on: January 26, 2013, 10:15:27 PM »
I hate swimsuit shopping too. I don't like wearing two pieces unless they are tankini's, as I have been self conscious about my midriff since I was 13 and I've had 3 kids since then so I'm no more comfortable with baring it. 

But most one pieces I see in stores are either really loud prints or they look like something my grandmother would have worn.  Heck, I've just started wearing capris made of material that dries quickly and t-shirts. 

But congrats on succeeding in finding something that met all the criteria! :)

I have a long torso and I'm... chesty. My mom lost the one piece battle once she saw that about three of the four letters of the alphabet were exposed when I was trying on swimsuits.  :P

I like bikinis just fine, but they have to have decent support. After one incident where a rogue wave left me and my top separated, I insist on sturdy straps.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10535 on: January 26, 2013, 11:06:29 PM »
I hate swimsuit shopping too. I don't like wearing two pieces unless they are tankini's, as I have been self conscious about my midriff since I was 13 and I've had 3 kids since then so I'm no more comfortable with baring it. 

But most one pieces I see in stores are either really loud prints or they look like something my grandmother would have worn.  Heck, I've just started wearing capris made of material that dries quickly and t-shirts. 

But congrats on succeeding in finding something that met all the criteria! :)

I have a long torso and I'm... chesty. My mom lost the one piece battle once she saw that about three of the four letters of the alphabet were exposed when I was trying on swimsuits.  :P

I like bikinis just fine, but they have to have decent support. After one incident where a rogue wave left me and my top separated, I insist on sturdy straps.

There's a swimsuit shop called Swim N Sport.  They make tops up to an E cup.  Expect to pay at least $100 for both a top and a bottom, but they're well made and fit fabulously.  They even had a "string" top with the little triangles that had just a hint of underwire and instead of a normal tie at the neck, the string criss-crosses across the back, but I can actually run in the thing and not fall out. Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to spend that much right now, but they have a great selection of D, DD, and E tops.

http://www.swimnsport.com/d-dd-e-cup/7394/dept
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10536 on: January 27, 2013, 01:03:19 AM »
And I just found my new swim suit!

Thank you!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10537 on: January 27, 2013, 06:09:38 AM »
I do not swim.  Full stop.  I tried learning several times and couldn't.  The idea doesn't even interest me.  However, that doesn't stop some people from insisting that this is weird.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10538 on: January 27, 2013, 06:20:03 AM »
I do not swim.  Full stop.  I tried learning several times and couldn't.  The idea doesn't even interest me.  However, that doesn't stop some people from insisting that this is weird.

I am exactly the same.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10539 on: January 27, 2013, 06:34:47 AM »
I want to learn to swim, but I have body issues (hoo boy, do I have body issues), so I do not swim.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10540 on: January 27, 2013, 07:30:14 AM »
I have a long torso and I'm... chesty. My mom lost the one piece battle once she saw that about three of the four letters of the alphabet were exposed when I was trying on swimsuits.  :P

I have the same combination of fit issues. The fashion mags are always giving advice like "Busty? Just buy one of the suits for long torsos!  :) :) :) :)" and I headdesk because they don't even realize there are people with both! And I don't like to wear bikinis because I'm not terribly in shape and because I burn easily and I'd just as soon not suddenly start baring an expanse of skin that hasn't seen the sun since the Bush administration. The Bush Sr. administration, that is. Tankinis saved my life, especially the kind where you can buy the top in one size and the bottom in another.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10541 on: January 27, 2013, 08:28:55 AM »
And I just found my new swim suit!

Thank you!

You're very welcome. :)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10542 on: January 27, 2013, 01:08:25 PM »
I do not swim.  Full stop.  I tried learning several times and couldn't.  The idea doesn't even interest me.  However, that doesn't stop some people from insisting that this is weird.

I am exactly the same.

Another "weird-do."  I hate getting wet.  I don't even like to soak in the bathtub, although I will take a shower for hygienic purposes.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10543 on: January 27, 2013, 01:18:21 PM »
I have a long torso and I'm... chesty. My mom lost the one piece battle once she saw that about three of the four letters of the alphabet were exposed when I was trying on swimsuits.  :P

I have the same combination of fit issues. The fashion mags are always giving advice like "Busty? Just buy one of the suits for long torsos!  :) :) :) :)" and I headdesk because they don't even realize there are people with both! And I don't like to wear bikinis because I'm not terribly in shape and because I burn easily and I'd just as soon not suddenly start baring an expanse of skin that hasn't seen the sun since the Bush administration. The Bush Sr. administration, that is. Tankinis saved my life, especially the kind where you can buy the top in one size and the bottom in another.

LOL! That made me laugh, because while my midriff has seen the light of day since then, you wouldn't know it to look at it.  That's the other part of the reason I just don't do midriff-baring bathing pieces, I'm just so sick and tired of hearing people say "Boy are you WHITE!"

I really had to laugh when DH and I were living in California and in 2003 came back east to go on a family trip in Maine to a place where my dad and his siblings and cousins often vacationed as children.  Well dad's cousin saw me in a bathing suit and said "Wow you have got to be the palest Califonian I've evah seen!" (Boston accent)  Mind you this was the side of my family that is 100% Irish American.  So no one is actually able to tan, there's nothing lower than 40SPF to be found and we burn and then freckle.  I looked at him, laughed and said, "I'm a Maidenname, whaddya expect?"
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10544 on: January 27, 2013, 01:20:06 PM »
Having grown up in Miami, where learning how to swim is more important than learning how to walk, it still boggles my imagination that there are people who don't know how.  I don't say that to insult anybody, because intellectually I know that there are many, many places around the world that don't have water around every corner and a swimming pool in every other back yard, but my brain still boggles when I encounter that reality.

Now, not liking to swim, that's a whole 'nother story.  I can totally understand that.  I prefer to stay on the shore more often than not.
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