Category Archives: pet peeves

Screen Time

I make no secret of the fact that I am a HUGE fan of Figure Skating. It’s a fact that, if a piece of music gets ‘under my skin,’ my brain will start skating to it. Good thing, because I … Continue reading

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The other day I got an order from Target. I was giving my bathroom a little “change” and could only find some of the things I wanted online so off away to order I went. This is what came. One … Continue reading

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Pet Peeve at the workplace

Be it stealing from the community fridge, or talking too loud in the cubicles… what is YOUR most irritating pet peeve in the office or at work? See what others have to say. Inspired by Gayle King

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Why can’t we spell it correctly?

Josh is in first grade now, and starting to read chapter books.  He’s a massive fan of the Magic Treehouse Books, and I am too. I love that the whole point of them is to encourage reading, imagination and adventure. … Continue reading

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Gift Bags: Bane of my Existence

I hate Gift Bags.  Don’t get me wrong, I love getting gifts.  I just hate when they come in bags.  Why?  Because I (and everyone else, it seems) feel compelled to save those stupid bags that I’m never going to … Continue reading

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Change of Pace, or Just Annoying?

I do a lot of shopping at Wal-mart.  We have a “big” Wal-mart in our town, one of those that incorporates a full-service grocery in with the ‘everything-else-you-could-possibly-need-or-want’ theme that is Wal-mart.  I’m there a couple times a week, at … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day!!

This song sums up my feelings perfectly: THE SUN CHIPS BAG IS DEAD!!!!!  After being declared louder than lawnmowers, the New York City Subway, and a jet engine, Frito Lay has discontinued the production of their eco-friendly bag, after sales … Continue reading

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Satan’s Snack Bag

I thought I was alone.  Oh, yeah, people smiled and nodded at me when I fussed over it, but mostly, they were indulging me in what they perceived as just another of my crazy rants.  They even encouraged me for … Continue reading

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Back in May, Joy revealed to us that her 832nd Pet Peeve is the “Photo Arm”.  I discovered that my photo Pet Peeve (#2088) has a name.  It’s called “Duckface”, and it actually has a definition.  From “”: you know … Continue reading

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My Name is Bill, and I’m a Textaholic

I know I’m going to sound like Seinfeld here, but… what’s the deal with Texting? I mean, seriously, people. Can you NOT stay away from the keyboard for five blessed minutes? I know people who text all…the…time. While they are … Continue reading

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Pet Peeve #832

I spent an incredible amount of time this weekend looking at prom pictures and one thing kept springing up in my mind. That big question is this, why do people take pictures of themselves ALL THE TIME? Take a look … Continue reading

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This Week’s Pet Peeve of the Month: Making Change

My days are filled with errands that involve monetary transactions: Grocery store, hand over money. Gas station, hand over money. Box store, hand over money. Stop for lunch, or do  drive through, hand over money. Often, I’ll use plastic and … Continue reading

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Pet Peeve of the Month

I have a confession to make. I’m a complainer. I KNOW! You never woulda guessed it, would you, if I hadn’t said it here and now, preserved on the internet for all eternity, destined to mess up any employment prospects … Continue reading

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