Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Things That I Hate

It's good to be positive and to put positive energy out into the world. Sometimes that's just not the way to go. This list is, of course, not comprehensive.

1. The new version of Firefox/the inspiration for this post. It's ugly and slow and clunky and doesn't have the same buttons that it used to have. As a matter of fact it looks and feels exactly like Safari which I stopped using because I hated it.

2. That some people (especially women) can't see what an insulting choice for VP Sara Palin is. Is it nice to see a non-white, non-dick swinging candidate for the job? Why yes it is. Is it appalling to have that candidate be someone who can only be assumed by her actions to hate her own gender? Why hell yes, yes it is.

3. What's going on in the Gulf with Gustav.

4. That I have to go to work today. At a job that I, in the politest terms, do not love.

5. That I'm a shitty housekeeper and have so much work to do to reverse my own sloth in the interest of not grossing out imminent house guests.

6. Casual use of firecrackers. I'm sure they're fun but the thing is, I just don't trust people not to be stupid.

7. I have to go to the doctor and do routine check uppy stuff and I do not want to do it. I hate going, I have never met a doctor I can properly communicate with and I do not care that this might be my issue and not the doctors'. I hate doing it.

8. I hate living with these stupid sinus problems. I am not good with chronic pain, even the tiniest bit of it. If you want to kill me just go with a tiny bit of chronic pain that I can't get rid of. I will keel over relatively quickly.

9. Auntie Blanche has stopped eating and drinking. On the one hand it's good, she wants to go and this seems to be the only way she can do it. I hate that this is the way it's going for her, though.

10. I'm in my free month upgrade of Netflix from the class action suit and, of course, there's been a postal issue at the same time as a holiday weekend. HATE that! Petty but true.

And, for good measure, here's one thing I love: My dog. She's awesome.

14 comments:

  1. I want to hate the vp choice, too, but I have to be honest and say that I'm not paying enough attention, especially to that side, to be able to claim that. From what I've heard of her, I think that McCain just killed his chances (if he ever had any), but I've only been paying the casual-est of attention.

    Em is awesome. Give her a scritch from Auntie Chili, wouldja?

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  2. A fricken MEN on Palin. So glad I'm not the only one. I have been feeling like the only one, so thanks.

    My heart aches for you and Auntie Blanche. I would say to try to look at it as potentially the last thing she has control of. If she's ready...and it's time...then this is her way of taking control.

    Hugs,
    Snob

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  3. We love Emily too. She's like our second dog.

    I'm really sorry about your Auntie Blanche. Not a pleasant thing to endure.

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  4. I hate his choice and also love it. Love it because maybe this will just help Obama get elected. Maybe.

    I'm so sorry about your Auntie Blanche.

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  5. Well, thank goodness for the dog.

    Sending loving thoughts to your Auntie B.

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  6. Well, the pick at least has gotten a lot of apathetic voters to sit up and start paying attention - perhaps that is a positive thing.

    And, we hate what Gustav has done to the gulf, too. And, we are praying for our fellow citizens on the eastern coast, now, for Hanna.

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  7. Both Safari and IE have been pissing me off lately. On the drive home NPR had a story about a new browser Google just launched called Chrome. I cam home, fired up the computer and downloaded it. So far, so good.
    I'm thinking happy thoughts for Auntie Blanche and you too.

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  8. Thanks for all the nice comments about Auntie Blanche and about Miss Emily. No more word on the former and the latter is happily curled up at the end of the couch, she has been walked and fed and scritched and indulged.

    The Palin thing is a sticky wicket. It could be a boon for the OB ticket and it could cut the legs right out from under them. I worry. I worry a lot.

    Seester, I was glad to hear that things weren't as bad as we feared in and around NOLA but it still wasn't good, huh?

    Auntie, please keep us updated on the Chrome thing. I was reading about it today and it looks like a bunch of good ideas all in one place but I'm always skeptical of new stuff, as I'm sure you've noticed.

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  9. nhfalcon8:33 PM

    I have to comment on Mrs. Chili's "if John McCain ever had a chance" comment...

    He's got more of a chance than you think, Mrs. Chili, much as it may dismay and/or alarm you and apparently most everybody else who visits here. Based on what I've seen/heard/read, McCain and Obama are neck and neck, which says something about how badly the Democrats shot themselves in the foot during the primaries.

    Think of it this way - two years ago at this time I was having a conversation with my cooperating teacher during my internship about the upcoming presidential election. He was questioning whether or not America was "ready" to have either a female or black president.

    "Well," I said, "given how badly G. W. has fucked things up, it's a given that the next president will be a Democrat, right? And who are the Democrats' top two candidates? A woman and a black guy. So, ready or not, America's getting either a female or a black president."

    "After all," I concluded, "the Democrats would have to ROYALLY fuck up not to win to Oval Office in '08."

    Well, after Hillary and Obama got done slinging so much mud at each other that every pig in the world had at least one orgasm, the Democrats got so divided that those two might be adding "King and Queen Fuck-up" to their resumes...

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  10. I love my dog too--and hate the whole sinus problem thing. I'm enjoying your 10 tonight. Have a good week.

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  11. Falcon, looking to bait people much?

    NurseExec, welcome! Thanks so much for chiming in. Give your dog a scritch for me, please.

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  12. nhfalcon5:14 PM

    I'm not looking to bait anybody at all, Kizz. I'm just reporting what I've seen. Based on a number of polls, this election (so far) looks to be anything but a runaway. Obabma IS leading every poll I've seen so far, but not by a Reagan-vs-Mondale margin. Some polls he leads by as much as 8 or 9 points, others only by 1 or 2. If the Democrats win the White House this is obviously all irrelevant, but if McCain wins, I'm simply saying the Democrats have nobody to blame but themselves.

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  13. I think there are a lot of ways this election could be lost by the Dems. Idiocy is one of them. Vote tampering is another.

    You've got a bit of a tone, that's what I'm pointing out.

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  14. nhfalcon7:28 PM

    Damn, I've got to stop watching / listening to Dennis Miller so much... :)

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