Thursday, May 1, 2008

Exasperation version 2.0

I wrote a post back in January about a few of the things that irk me; since then, I have unfortunately unearthed a few more. I feel that it is my obligation, nay, my DUTY to explicate these few things unto you, my readers because perhaps you are feeling the same angst as I. As I have previously posted five of my pet peeves, I will begin where I left off last time.

Pet Peeve #6: Snow in the Spring
Perhaps this is obvious to most, but for those of you who have not had the indelible pleasure of experiencing this Utah spring, I would just like to say that this weather bites. In spite of the colder-than-average temps, I actually convinced myself that May would be snow free. As I stumbled upstairs this morning to iron my clothes, I was horrified to see that my yard was again covered in a light dusting of snow. COME ON!!! Enough is enough! I swear if I see one more little speck of snow, I will absolutely lose it. Jack Nicholson in The Shining style. (I mean, there was a LOT of snow up at the Overlook Hotel... I don't half blame him.)

Pet Peeve #7: Crazy people in the news
Between the recent raid on the FLDS compound in Texas, and the horrendous discovery of that Austrian man who imprisoned his own daughter for 24 years and fathered 7 of her children, I am about at my wits end when it comes to crazy people. I'm not going to go off on a diatribe about cultish religions or anything like that, because I do believe people are entitled to religious freedom. I just think it's effed up that people like Warren Jeffs take this notion of religious freedom and use it as a blanket to protect them from violating the law. And not only that, but violating a child's right to be a child. THIRTY ONE of the 53 girls that are aged 14-17 are expecting, have children or both. That is so wrong on so many levels. This article from CNN expounds this idea. As for creepy Austrian guy that kidnapped and imprisoned his own daughter... I hope there's a special place in Hell for people like you. Ok, I know that's a little harsh and inaccurate, but I just needed to emphasize a point here. I think it's despicable and depraved and I'm glad I'm not the judge, because I most definitely would not be objective. I don't want to get into the details because they truly are horrible, but here's an informative article if you want to read about it further. All I can say is, EEK!!!!

Pet Peeve #8: Hank Steinbrenner (aka Hankenstein)
As an avid (and oft times obsessive) Yankees fan, I have always announced my distaste for George Steinbrenner and his lack of any form of baseball knowledge. Hey, I'm glad you snagged the Yanks for 10 mil and they're now worth just over 1 bil, but I think you should've just stuck to ship building. Hank is his son, and is even worse than his father. Which I really thought was impossible. Truly. I wouldn't have been praying for George to kick the bucket if I'd have known his incompetent son would then take the helm. Hankenstein's inflammatory comments about putting Chamberlain in the rotation as well as his push to re-sign A-Rod all leave me with a bad feeling in my tummy. Almost like the food poisoning feeling. Hey Hank, I've got an idea: why don't you actually work for and earn something your daddy didn't hand you? And how about we save ourselves $275 million and not re-sign A-Rod. Maybe invest in pitching. For once. And get rid of Phil Hughes. Think about it.

Pet Peeve #9: The Clintons
Yup, they're still bugging me. The very sound of Hillary's voice sends my body into revulsions [my word] not unlike the reaction I have to nails on a chalk board. Or the feel of chalk in my hands whilst writing on a chalkboard. Shudder. She has proved she is as classless as her husband and refuses to bow out with any form of dignity or grace. (Kind of like when you get impeached but have the audacity to stay in office... hmm.) News flash, Billary, you're not going to win the election. If you by some miracle surpass Obama, you're going down. McCain will win and you will have effectively given the Republicans control for at least another four years. Get a life.

Pet Peeve #10: Gas prices
I know you all feel me here. But when my fuel efficient vehicle, that gets an average of 30 mpg, costs $38 to fill up when it would've been around $20 a couple years ago, I get a tinge annoyed. I am sick of the politics and the money and all the other effed up stuff in this world that prevent us from using alternative methods of fuel. And those who make it expensive to use alternative methods and/or buy hybrid cars. It's pretty much a bad deal all the way around. Sigh.

There you have it. I actually feel a bit better.

1 comment:

Josh & Kenna said...

Sigh, there is a special place in hell for Billary, just like there is for scary incest man.

WOW, there are LOTS of different circles of hell.

Hmmm, I wonder if they have one for me.