Thursday, August 13, 2009

Peeves & Pleasures

I'm thinking of making Peeves & Pleasure a regular Thursday feature on this blog. Please share some of your own in the comments. . . .


PEEVES

**Using your child's photo--or worse, an ultrasound photo--as your Fac.ebook profile photo. (How the hell can I tell if I knew you 15+ years ago if you don't even provide a photo of yourself? Not helpful to those of us receiving your friend requests: I have a hard enough time recognizing the PERSON sometimes if it's been years since we've seen each other, let alone his/her kid or fetus!)
**Humidity. Ugh!
**Chin hairs. Eek!
**Unnecessary and unexplained waiting (airports and doctors' office are the worst, but really anywhere)
**Aging. (This one deserves its own post. Perhaps another day.)
**Billable hours.


PLEASURES

**The smell of rain in the desert
**Talking to Rowan on the phone (when he'll actually talk to me)
**Reading a good book.
**Snuggling with MM
**Petting the goldens
**A good quality chocolate

6 comments:

Valerie said...

I concur with all of your pleasures (except snuggling with MM. lol). And billable hours is at the top of my peeves list (along with No. VA traffic, middle-aged white men with superiority complexes (law firm, anyone?), and DC summer weather).

Mo said...

OMG I am in totally agreement with you about Facebook. I just want to tell those people that it's YOUR Facebook not your kid's Facebook. I don't even LIKE kids so why would I want to see yours? Or could it be that they're embarrassed about their own looks so that they put up a pic of their kid instead of a pic of themselves. I'm almost certain that's the case.

I'm in insurance so my biggest pet peeve is when people call to get copies of their proof of insurance. They act like we never send them out! For real, we send them every six months. Take 2 minutes out of your day and put one in your wallet or purse or glove box. It's not that difficult.

E said...

quality chocolate-- YUM! you are a woman after my own heart!

Lisa said...

Oh, the smell of rain on the desert this morning. That was awesome!!!!

TUWABVB said...

Pleasures: A recently cleaned house on a Friday night with no social obligations and a cold bottle of wine!

Peeves: People that don't use their blinkers. UGH!

The GVZ's said...

My peeve is along the same lines as your Facebook one... I hate it when couples share an email address. You can't have your own email address? Really? You love each other THAT much?