Maybe I'm tired, maybe I'm mourning the fact that the NHL playoffs are starting without my team in them AGAIN, or maybe I'm just feeling a little surly...but for some reason I'm just feeling like I need to get these random things out. And since one of my favourite podcasts of late (Stop Podcasting Yourself - funny show) used to have a section called 'don't get me started' wherein they went off on their peeves of the day, I figured why not! So if you don't want to read about what grinds my gears, come back tomorrow and I'll be back to my shiny happy self.
First thing that you shouldn't get me started on: people who brag about not using the snooze button. The only reason I wish I wasn't so good at pushing the snooze button is that I kind of feel bad for Jordan having to listen to my gradual wakeup routine. But here's the thing - I plan for the snoozes. I set my alarm well before I need to get up because I'm one who needs a bit of a slow start in the morning. This is not a personality flaw - it is just a fact. Just like not using the snooze button is a fact. It isn't something to be braggy about. It would be like bragging about having brown hair - it's just weird.
Second thing you shouldn't get me started on: tanning beds. Well - sort of. The other day I saw someone tweet about how they were fitting in their healthy habit and showing their proof of it. That's great - if you need to help keep yourself accountable by tweeting it and you are part of a "movement" that likes to influence healthy living, that's great. I think we all need to be healthy and if you're helping others by setting an example that is wonderful. But when you get your planks in and ab work in in the TANNING BED and then talk about how healthy you are? No. No, that is not a good healthy example. It is like smoking a cigarette while you go for a run. Maybe they cancel each other out? But probably not.
The third thing (and apparently the internet is making me ragey - maybe I should quit it): multiple tweets about the same blog post RIGHT AFTER each other. I get it, you have a new blog post. Tweet it. I do that sometimes and I even appreciate when people do it. It is a good way to get me to read your post if you do it once. But to tweet the same blog post multiple times an hour, each tweet just minutes or seconds apart? I get it. You posted pictures of your dog AND you did something fun/funny/stupid yesterday. Do you really need to tell me 15 times? I know I'm forgetful and I often end up meaning to read things and don't end up doing it - but telling me 15 times makes me feel like you're nagging.
Now if only I had a picture of me shaking my fist and making a "why I otta" face. So instead, this is what you get:
So what has been grinding your gears lately? What should I not get you started on?