Last year I wrote a post about how to get a 6 pack in 5 seconds and my blog got more views that day than ever before or since. I’m sure that the vast majority of those people were sorely disappointed that the title was just a tease and a strong core actually takes a lot of hard work.
I’m wondering how many people I’m going to confuse today with that title up there, but unlike last time I really do have a super easy, inexpensive, time-saving weight loss answer! It’s not any more difficult than licking your nearest door handle!
I’m pretty sure it started with my stepmom who suddenly didn’t feel well when we were over there for dinner on Sunday night. Then my husband got hit with it Tuesday. Then last night Betty and I went to hang out with my mom and I started feeling really off during dinner. By 11pm, Betty had it too. It was a long night.
This morning she was back to her sassy self though and I’m a little less gross as each hour ticks by. Luckily today was a planned rest day so I’m not missing out on anything and expect to feel okay for my long run in the morning.
So haha funny weight loss jokes, but I really wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
Today is a FREE FRIDAY, which unfortunately does not mean that my Starbucks was free this morning or that I was free to come to work not wearing any pants. It means that I can pick any 5 things that I want, so I’m going to tell you 5 of my PET PEEVES. I’ve been having kind of a peevy week, so I think this will be very therapeutic for me.
1. Speaker phone.
I hate it. I understand when it is a necessity, like if the person I’m talking to is in the car and using a hands-free is the law. Otherwise, if it’s a personal call I don’t think everyone else on the planet needs to hear my phone conversation. Then I feel like in order to hear a person via speaker they have to shout. And then I end up shouting. And then it becomes this whole big shouting match, which is stressful and I just don’t want to be a part of that. If the person I’m talking to is unable to hold the phone up to their head at that moment, I would rather they just call me back when they can.
2. When someone responds to an email with a phone call.
This happens at work a lot. I like to conduct my business on email, especially if I’m in the middle of working on a design project for someone. Then I can just print out their responses and use them as a to-do list. Getting a phone call requires me to find a pen and write a bunch of stuff down right at that moment where I might already be involved in something else. Yes that might be a little lazy, but I’m a lot more organized when it comes to email. I’m like 100x more likely to forget to do something if I don’t have it in email form.
Chances are that a lot of you don’t know what/who that is.
My husband and I have come to the agreement that this is the most terrible TV show for kids on the planet. I won’t even have it on as background noise. If Betty is going to watch TV, I’d much rather that she be learning her letters from Super Why than learning how to be an insufferable, whiny, spoiled jerk from Caillou.
As you can tell, I don’t like him even a little. Plus he kind of looks like a Charlie Brown rip off and as depressing as Charlie Brown is, there can be only one.
4. People in cars that pay no mind to runners. (Or cyclists either for that matter.)
Hey you! You there in the 3,500 lb piece of heavy machinery who is paying absolutely NO ATTENTION to the fact that I – protected only by my running clothes – am sharing this space with you.
I have almost been run over no less than 10 times, mostly by people that like to fly up to the end of driveways and through stop signs without looking right or left for anyone that might be about to cross right there. It’s disturbing to me that people would be so oblivious while behind the wheel of a car. Even more disturbing was the time that a driver made direct eye contact with me and still turned right in front of me. I guess “right of way” means different things to different people.
5. People that park in the “I have an infant with me” parking spots at the grocery store, when they in fact have no infant with them.
Now that Betty is a little older and can walk on her own, I don’t even use those anymore. I feel for new moms with bitty babies that are also trying to juggle a heavy load of groceries. I’ve been there. And as awesome as I think it is that grocery stores give them this convenience, 8 out of 10 times there is no car seat or base in the backs of the cars parked in those spots. I know because I used to check all the time, especially when those spots were taken and I was lugging a heavy car seat with a heavy infant in it through the rain from my parking spot a quarter mile from the store entrance. Uphill both ways with only soaking wet newspapers for shoes.
And that concludes my complaining for today! Thank you, DC Trifecta, for the opportunity to spill my guts! As if I haven’t done enough of that in the past 12 hours. TMI.
Do you have any pet peeves? Do you agree with any of mine?
Happy weekend everyone! Stay safe and sane out there!