Friday, April 3, 2009

Some Things Friday for April 3, 2009

Whew, it's been a long time since I've done one these, so let's get started...

Some Things I Love...

1. Have I told you lately how much I love my husband? I know, I know. You're getting pretty sick of hearing it. You're thinking, Can't this woman come up with anything else? Well, yes, actually, I can. I love my sons, too. They are completely different from each other, but each is quite lovable just the same. I love my daughters-in-law, even though we don't always see eye-to-eye on everything and they, too, are completely different from me and from each other. But, with my sons and daughters-in-law as parents to my 6 wonderful, completely different grandkids, I know they are loved and well cared for. What more can a parent or grandparent ask?

2. I love this spring weather. I love the sunshine. I love the budding trees and vines. Even my water lilies in the pond are developing leaves.

3. I love sushi, which is what we are having for dinner tonight. Once again, I bet we will be the only people at the sushi bar. Go figure.

4. Since I quit my job, I love having more free time to do some of things I've been putting off for a while. This week, I've been just catching up on stuff, but watch out next week!

5. A good massage and a pedicure. Which reminds me, I think I need to treat myself.

Some Things I Hate...

1. Emptying the shredder bin. Not because it is difficult. On the contrary, it's easy to do...just pull out the bin, put a trash bag over the top of it and turn it upside down, at which time half of the bin will empty out the sides of the trash bag onto the carpet and I will have to vacuum up all the little shreds. I HATE emptying the shredder bin!

2. My AT&T telephone bill! I literally have to comb the freakin' bill every single month and call them and ask that they remove unauthorized charges! One month it's $9.95; another month it's $4.95; this month it's only $1.00, but, jeez, could they get it right just ONCE!

3. I hate it when Tom pretends that he's listening to me, but he really isn't, and I can tell he's not even hearing a word I say because all he says is, Uh huh, and all the while his eyes are literally glued to the television screen. Then when I oh so rationally and reasonably bring the ignoring-me-thing to his attention, he acts like he's just been jolted out of a coma, says What?, then denies he wasn't listening to me. Dude, you're not convincing!

4. Photographs of celebrities with captions mocking them for their imperfections. Maybe some of these photographers ought to have their photos taken in bathing suits or running shorts to show off their beer bellies, cellulite and hairy backs. Com'on folks. We're human! We're not meant to be perfect!

5. Media coverage of Michelle Obama's clothing choices. Okay, almost 700,000 people unemployed vs. Mrs. Obama's clothes. You tell me what's more important.

Some Things I Just Don't Get...

1. People who accumulate all those little packages of soy sauce, duck sauce, ketchup and such when they get take out (sorry, Chris).

2. A Virginia middle school has banned touching. You know, I really do get the idea of banning or discouraging inappropriate touching, but for crying out loud, banning touch altogether? Remember the 13-year-old girl suspended at another school for hugging her friend? Maybe it's just me, but I think we are teaching our children how to be more socially distant from each other.

3. Doggie necklaces that cost more than all my jewelry put together.

This necklace cost $3.2 million, and frankly, it doesn't make the dog look any cuter.

4. I recently read an article about a Rasmussen poll which reports that nearly a third of Americans under the age of 40 believe The Colbert Report and The Daily Show are alternative news sources. It doesn't matter to me if people watch the programs. What bothers me is that these people consider it news. Hint: it's on Comedy's comedic commentary, not news. Although, I have to say that the mainstream media pretty much lost it's unbiased journalistic credibility during the last election.

5. Why do I always wind up in the line behind the person who didn't realize the item she selected cost $1.99, but she thought it cost $1.89 and now she doesn't want it anymore; or the person who picked up the only piece of fruit without a sticker on it and the cashier makes someone else run over to the produce section and play match-the-apple; or the person who didn't realize they had spent $150 on groceries and only came to the store with $100 and the person now has to figure out which grocery items she wants to take off (and of course she takes off the fresh fruit, the vegetables, the whole grain bread and the milk, but keeps the frozen pizza, cookies and candy bars).

Well, now that I've got that off my chest, it's time to get to work on reorganizing our home office. Wish me luck!


Zak said...

I understand that The Daily Show and such aren't technically credible news sources (nor should they be considered such). But, in times when most young people could give a crap about world news and politics, The Daily Show should definitely be recognized for making them interested. After all, they could do much worse than witty political satire... At least it actually has some real news. Better than thinking Fox News is a credible news source.
(That's my republican jab for the day :-)
And sorry for nit-picking that one thing out of the whole post. It just happened to catch my attention.

Terri said...

Hey Zak:

I don't disagree with you. I haven't seen this many young people interested in politics since the 1960's and 70's. That's a good thing. And, you will also notice that I didn't give much credibility to the mainstream media for unbiased news either. I just don't want Americans of any age or party to look to the Comedy Central programs (or Faux News, for that matter) as their only source of "news."

Being that I am old as the hills, I remember when we had unbiased journalism. I miss it.

terri@adailyobsession said...

terri, u r so so blessed. so blessed:))