Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pet Peeves

Let’s just name a few of my pet peeves, shall we?

1.       Do NOT cut your nails in public. Better yet, don’t cut your nails at work. So gross! Not only can I hear you, but I can see the stupid nail clippings flying all over. This is considered personal hygiene, and frankly, I don’t think you should be “practicing” personal hygiene while sitting at your desk at work.

2.       When a person walks, whether they walk quickly or slowly, you shouldn’t be stomping. If you walk past my desk it shouldn’t shake everything in my office.

3.       Social media. It’s great, isn’t it? Especially since you can post from your phones now; they are such. SMART. PHONES. But if you’re going to be posting for all of social media to see, how about we try to use correct grammar? Or even maybe a little punctuation? I’m sorry, but “i went to the store they were out of milk im so mad i missed conferences for my kid what kind of parent am i” is just utterly ridiculous. I have to actually concentrate to read that run on sentence. And social media should be fun, shouldn’t it? It shouldn’t remind me of elementary English class where we had to mark through everything that was wrong, and correct the capitalization, punctuation, etc.

4.       Please learn the difference between “two, to, and too” and “your and you’re” and “there, their, and they’re”. It drives me crazy. Its It's not two too hard. Get it? See what I did their there?

5.       Since we’re on an English roll, let’s not forget about those people that write/type exactly how they speak. “I done went fishin’.” Went. You WENT fishing. You certainly did not “done” fishin’.

6.       If you work at a restaurant, no matter what position you are in (waiter, chef, hostess), you should not go to work sick. I swear, if I see one more Facebook post about how much you are throwing up, but you are “sticking” through it at work, and I KNOW you work at a restaurant, I’m calling the health department. Don’t doubt me, because I WILL. DO. IT.

7.       Vitamins are great. Holistic remedies can be great. But you are not a doctor; you are not an herbalist; you don’t know what you’re talking about. There are some ailments that cannot be cured by some weird concoction of natural supplements. I know you think that your grandmother’s cancer went into remission because of the herbs you gave her, but I assure you that wasn’t the case.

I think that’s enough for one day, don’t you? I really just had to get those things off my chest. I feel better now. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


It’s done. D.O.N.E.

Jackson is officially registered for kindergarten. What? When? How? How did this happen? When did my baby get so big, and old, and just… Just…

I went today to his assigned school and finished up the registration. It’s still kind of up in the air as to which school he will be going to, and even what calendar he will be on. We wanted year round, but there’re way too many kids now that requested year round school. They held a random lottery and unfortunately, Jackson didn't get in. He’s been wait-listed! 

The weird thing is that Dalton did get year round. We weren't sure if he would, because we had to switch schools since we moved at the end of last summer.

So. Right now Dalton is in year round, and Jackson is registered for traditional. Bizarre-o.

I just don’t know how the last 5 years (almost 6) have gone by so fast! It will be nice to not have to pay for full time daycare anymore, I realize that. But that’s about the only positive thing I can come up with for right now!

It is so weird to me. This little booger is starting school? 

 Bless all those teachers and school workers...cause they broke the mold with this one. Those teachers are in for it!!!