Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day Eleven

Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
-People who don’t use turn signals when turning or changing lanes. Drives me BONKERS! 

-On a similar note, Left Lane Squatters (as I call them) also drive me nuts. 

-Strangers who touch my hair. This happens a lot – especially when I wear it naturally curly. Rule of thumb: If I don’t hug you when I see you, don’t be grabbing at my curls. Please. It’s a weird personal space issue.

-People who talk loudly through concerts.  I paid money to listen to the band, not you.

-Related – People who video or photograph the entire concert. Unless you are a professional, get your camera out of my face, please. You are diminishing the experience for yourself and those around you. Snap a few pics then put your camera away and enjoy the show. 

-People who talk on the phone in waiting areas. Doctor’s offices, oil change places, standing in line to checkout at the grocery store, where ever. If others are in your ear shot, walk outside or take the call later. 

-POOR GRAMMAR IN A PROFESSIONAL SETTING. I cannot tell you how many emails I get at work with atrocious grammar. "Your welcome" makes me want to take back my "Thank you".

-This one is a biggie – It drives me up a wall when people unload their political beliefs on me, but when I try to interject with mine, they won’t listen. If I am willing to open-mindedly listen to your views, then you should give me the same courtesy. 

-This is going to make me sound vain but…clumpy mascara drives me NUTS. I’m talking about “tarantula eyes”. This is probably why I spend so much time picking my lashes apart when I put on my mascara. (I use a safety pin. It freaks people out, but I HAVE to do it.) 

-And last but NOT least, how people assume that being a feminist means I hate men (LOVE them!), don’t shave (I most certainly do!), burn my bra (never have, and that’s a myth anyway!) and don’t wear pink (it’s one of my favorite colors!). I can be both feminist AND feminine! :)


  1. OMG, I am cracking up at #9. I remember a very long, long time ago (probably just after we started wearing make up) that you showed me that little trick with the safety pin you did to spread apart your eyelashes when they were clumpy (and yes, it did freak me out!) No lie, to this day, every time I have clumpy eyelashes I think of that!! :) Still laughing.....

  2. Hahaha! Elaina, that is AWESOME! I love that you remember that!! Every time someone sees me do that for the first time they are always like "OMG WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING?!" Now I'm laughing too... :)

  3. my friend ashley uses the safety pin, too! weird!!! i loved this by the way. especially the last one :)