Tuesday, July 21, 2009

despicable things

fruit flies
soil so dry that it flies into my nose, eyes, mouth and ears when I work with it
this dry, cool summer weather--WTF? hello, it's JULY!
crispy, crunchy grass underfoot--cannot go barefoot--gargh!
the overpowering odor of fabric softener (a product I never buy nor use)
attention whores
companies who "greenwash" their products and practices. (PepsiCo? water in plastic bottles is NEVER a 'green choice')
divisive, vindictive, hate-mongering politicians (see "attention whores")
back-to-school shopping

Spill it reader, what's got you scowling lately?


  1. The weather has been unseasonably cool here too, but I'm not complaining. :-)

    I hate taking the girls to buy their new shoes for school. Ugh.

  2. I love going to visit my Northern family, but deciding what clothes to take and doing the actual packing is despicable.

    Having to move out of your apartment because it's being sold at public foreclosure auction, because your landlord didn't pay his mortgage is despicable.

  3. Politicians who preach "going green" but who use their private jets to fly to all of those venues in which they tell the rest of us to change our lightbulbs because that's going to make all the difference in the world. (Yes, I know it does make a difference, but not as much as quitting flying in private jets would.)

  4. My baby girl's gazillion food allergies and eczema.

    Weather so hot I burn my feet going to get the mail (the only time I go outside).

    Bio-moms that change their minds 6 years after abandoning their kids and now are pissy when left out of things.

    Yo Gabba Gabba.

    Typos in published books (but I get kind of a thrill when I find one too!).


    Oh, and metabolisms that slow down with age. Grrr!

  5. It turns out I'm pretty non-scowly these days. It must be vacation afterglow.

  6. OMG!!! I was at a party the other night and there were fruit flies all around the guacamole dip!! I thought I'd barf!

  7. Soil so dry that it flies into my eyes, mouth and ears when I walk outside... :) We've had dust storm warnings for the last three or four nights. (Finally rained early this morning, though.)

    Temps over 110 nearly every day.

    Me, cranky? :)

  8. Shoe shopping with the son. He hates trying on shoes, so of course I detest shoe shopping with him. Add to that his orthotics, his poor fine motor skills (I always put in elastic laces because he can't tie), and bleh! I hate shoe shopping with this kid.

  9. Great post yesterday~
    Hypocrites who judge others
    Not having enough time to do what I need to do
    Getting lemon juice in a papercut
    Stinky marsh mud on Radar
    His breath after eating rotten fish

  10. We are having a fruit fly issue too. No amount of cleaning is curing it.

  11. Warm winter = zillions of fleas which laugh in the face of Advantage. I have replaced moisterizing lotion with cortizone 10.


Spill it, reader.