Monday, October 25, 2010

Stuff that bugs and stuff that doesn't-Vol. 2

Welcome to Volume 2 of what may become a weekly entry here. Or it may not. But there is definitely a volume 2. If you missed Volume 1 you can find it here and you'll want to click over because let me tell you, it is riveting.

Okay 'stuff that bugs'-

1. Fog lamps. Why do so many people drive with their fog lamps on in the clear black of night??? You aren't one of them are you? Because if you are I'm not sure we can be friends. If it isn't foggy and you drive with your fog lamps on you 'dazzle' the oncoming driver.

Who besides me loves the word dazzle? I think it was used at least 10 times in my UK driving test. And in the UK its an offense to drive with your fog lamps on if visibility is greater than 100 metres.

Oh that pesky metric system.

And those pesky people who continue to drive with their fog lamps on when it's not foggy or snowing.

2. Do you talk on your mobile phone when you are in a department store restroom stall? Because twice in the last week I've heard conversations from the stall next door. And in the second instance the woman actually shrieked and I thought maybe something was wrong and I was just getting ready to ask thru the stall if everything was okay when I realized she was on her phone. I gotta think there is not enough hand sanitizer in the world to make this behaviour okay.

3. The girl on the treadmill beside me in the gym the other day was drinking a Starbucks while she was walking. On a treadmill. And it was a venti. I was simultaneously horrified and impressed. I was on an elliptical which requires arms and legs so I will not be attempting this plus I'm inclined to think one action has got to negate the other.

4. Speaking of calories...hubs and I went out for Mexican food on Friday evening and I happened to read something in a magazine earlier in the day that was distressing. The author of the article said you could consume about 700 calories before you ever get your meal if you eat the chips and salsa and have a margarita too. His suggestion was for you to choose one or the other.

Uh, no can do.

He also said the best entree options were a beef taco or a chicken enchilada. I went with the enchilada and only ate half of my meal so I'm sure it all evened out in the end.

5. My refrigerator door. Arrggh! I came downstairs one morning last week and pulled open the frig door to get cream for my coffee and a piece snapped right off. Thankfully we bought the extended warranty on this appliance because this is the second repair in a little over a year. Of course the repairman took one look and said he'd have to order the part and it will take approximately six days to get here. And of course hubs and I forget that its broken every time we go to open the door. Every.single.time. Allow me to demonstrate...

The Door from Jo Daley on Vimeo.

I know.
My videography leaves you speechless.

I'll move along.

I cannot leave you with a list of stuff that bugs without including a few things that don't. It's the Pollyanna in me. Here's a few things I'm looking forward to right now-

1. A destination wedding in a lovely city where I can put my toes in the sand and feel the sun on my face.

2. See #1.


  1. LOL -this was funny to read this morning. I will have to read Vol. 1. I can't agree more with #2. I will join you for that destination wedding!

  2. Oh my, this is hilarious! I think you ought to do this weekly! And I want to come along too for that destination wedding!! ;-)

  3. Made me smile this morning. And I'm very impressed that you can put a video on your blog. I would have trouble shooting a video, much less uploading it to my blog. Perhaps I need to be more challenged to do something in that area. Perhaps. Maybe. Someday. : )

  4. This was pretty funny! The phone thing-yuck! And weird!
    Have you ever thought someone was talking to you and then when you try to answer they frantically point to their ear and you realize they are having a phone conversation with someone else?

  5. Oh my gosh, I actually startled when the fridge piece fell. Yikes! How does that happen?!
    I agree, Mexican without the warm up course is just not possible.

  6. I loved hearing your voice Jo! Somehow you sound exactly like I imagined. (That´s good) :)

    That door would drive me crazy too. I hope they fix it soon!

  7. Funny post this morning! Relly like the Starbucks at the gym - maybe it was made with sugrfree syrup? One can only hope!!!!

  8. As usual you have me laughing. Thanks for sharing! until next time... nel

  9. Too the part about cell phone pet peeve is when people talk on theirs in waiting rooms....TMI for the rest of us...please walk outside...I'll volunteer to come get if they are called...but in the bathroom, that's just not okay....

  10. I am with you on all of those...well except for the door thing, but IF mine did that it would scare the beejeezus out of me EACH time. I feel your pain.

  11. omgoodness, you and i have the same fridge...mine hasn't done that yet, though...
    hope they get it repaired for you soon.
    and i DON'T talk on the phone while in the toilet

  12. Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting, And commenting! It's nice to know someone understands living outside the US as an American.
    I liked this post. You know, the same thing happened to me in a store restroom and I did actually say out loud, "Are you okay?" and was really embarrassed when I realized my mistake.
    Missy Jill

  13. Oh.

    I SNORT LAUGHED at your video.

    Guffawed, perhaps.

    That's the funniest thing I've seen three times today.

  14. We all have pet peeves, thanks for sharing yours. I wouldn't talk in the bathroom stall!
    I still think a cell phone should be for emergency only. Sorry about you frig door. Thanks for the demonstartion.

  15. Oh you crack me up. Thanks. I have had phone conversations while in a dressing room. My hubby seems to call then. :)

  16. Your poor fridge. I would jump, with a shot of adrenaline, each time. And yes, I'm impressed with your video skills. Two hands to close, while videoing at the same time = impressive. ;) Loved hearing your voice.

    Cell phones in the stall. Ewe. And oh how many times I've answered someone because I thought the stranger next door was trying to speak to me. Through. the. stall. Almost equally creepy, yes?