Pet Peeves

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There are lots of things in life I cannot stand. Like traffic jams after work on a hot day. Or long checkout lines at the grocery stores. However, these few take the cake.

1. When people say, “thanks, but no thank you”.

You’ve already thanked them. Then you un-thank them. This makes no sense. If I don’t want something, I’ll say, “no, thank you”. Why is the additional thanks needed? Is this a way for people to try to be extra nice while displaying their disgust for something they don’t want?

2. The phrase “Hands down it’s the best”.

Who’s hands were up to begin with? Or are you demanding we put our hands down for something you think is the best. Sorry sir, I have an opinion too.

3. When people use “Labtop” instead of Laptop.

No need to elaborate on this one.

4. Chicken fried chicken.

Huh? How do you chicken fry chicken that’s fried? Would it not already be fried chicken? Why not fry it the way chicken should be fried in the first place? Or is that the point?

5. TV commercials at the movies.

Ok, if I wanted to watch commercials, I’d wait till the film aired on TBS.

6. When articles start with, “You should be reading this” or “You should be watching this”.

I’ll watch whatever I want. Thanks, but, no thanks! Lol.

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Relationships & Wal-Mart

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My relationship with this place is a love & hate one. With more hate than love. Sure, the deals are sometimes very good, but that’s where it ends.

The wonderfully large mega store filled with needs and the not needed. Grumpy employees, and they have every right to be. It always seems to be 100 degrees in there, with unsupervised children running rampant. People walk aimlessly around, teased by low prices signs, and product displays.

A store so crowded, parking is a nightmare. Imagine parking 20 miles from the store doors, braving the sweltering Texas heat, only to reach your non air conditioned oasis, filled with everything under the sun, except the one thing you came there to get. Wait, Wal-Mart doesn’t carry my brand? You’ve gotta be kidding. But for some reason, I keep going back.

Relationships & Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving all. I don’t know how to cook turkey, but I can bake cookies. That was my job growing up on this holiday. In my family we’d all pick an item to cook, and I was on cookie patrol. I guess because it was the one thing that would be hard to screw up. Now as an adult, married with no kids, we eat turkey shaped cookies, cookie stuffing, and cookie potato pie. Just kidding, but that actually would make for interesting recipes. Anyhow, it’s for memories like this that  I’m most thankful. Wishing everyone a great holiday.

Relationships & Crazy

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I love the crazy things in life. I believe a little bit of crazy is healthy. Now I’m not talking about weird creepy dude in the subway tunnel at midnight crazy. However, I’m talking about the grown person who still watches cartoons. I’m talking about the person who dips their French fries in their chocolate shake. Crazy things like prank calls and funny t-shirts. Or the crazy old man down the street.

A little crazy is good for us. It opens us up to vulnerability. Allows us the chance to step out of our norm. This is why television is so popular as art imitates life. Without craziness, there would be no entertainment. No pioneers. No game changers. Just bored grumpy people. Now what kind of world would that be? So in the words of Prince, “let’s go crazy”

Bonnie & Clyde- Down route 26

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She came out of nowhere. Suddenly giving my life meaning. Every challenge we’ve face, we’ve faced together. Times when a normal chick would’ve said, “goodbye”. She said, “Let’s keep going”. Riding down that route 26, grinding on the job and dreaming of a dynasty. We’re down for each other. Y’all can’t break us, we’re more than lovers. This complex, but true relationship. Yeah, we fight. She keeps me on my feet. Whether in motel rooms, to dive restaurants in the sticks. We’ll keep riding that 26. Catch us if you can. It’s both or none. Yeah, we’ve got that kind of love. A king and queen. A Bonnie & Clyde kind of thing.

Tech & Relationships

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Has technology spoiled us? Remember the days of kids going outside to play? Or when we ate dinner together sharing a conversation? Instead of looking down at our smartphones every 2 minutes. We knew our neighbors. We didn’t know who was calling before we picked up, we didn’t care. We watched TV together, and went on family trips. We couldn’t tweet about it or post pics. We spent our time enjoying those trips, and creating memories. We weren’t paranoid of each other as people. The lack of tech kept us innocent to a degree. Or simply ignorant to what was going on around us. Either way, each relationship and experience was personal. A physical letter in the mail from a crush, sealed with a kiss. Who wants an emoticon kiss? No perfume or cologne sprayed gently in that email to remind us of their scent. Yes, my friends technology has killed the fabric of relationships. However, has given us the ability to be in touch with the world. But at what cost?

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To the chosen few.

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Here’s to losers. The ones who dance funny at parties. The math geeks. The ones who would rather talk technology than football. Your only friends are a bandwagon of misfits. Here’s to the ones who thought a girl liked the them because she touched their arm for a second. To the pioneers who are dressed in thick framed glasses, armed with back packs, and underestimated at every challenge. So what? You were picked last to play kickball in school. So what? You were put down by your classmates, eating lunch alone, spending your Friday nights with a book and a cry. You held your glasses together with tape. You now hold your head up high. You got that girl. You succeed in life. Here’s to you loser. Here’s to winning.

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