Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rant and Rave Wednesday

Wednesday, August 5, 2009....

Any readers following me on a regular basis know if it's Wednesday, it's time to Rant and Rave about the past week. Without further adieu, here are my Rants and Raves from the past week:

Rave: Last week, my sister and her friend ventured into NYC for a canceled Steeley Dan concert. It turned out they rescheduled the concert for 8/12 - the day my sister's friend is on vacation. In a different state. Extra ticket. For me. Woo Hoo.

Rant: The excitement of going to the Steeley Dan concert lasted 2 whole days. In 2 days, my sister discovered tickets were still available for last night's performance and she was able to swap the tickets. What performer has decent seats still available 3 days before the show? [note: In full disclosure, I knew when the tickets were first offered there was this caveat that I'd go if they couldn't swap the tickets. However, when does this EVER happen?]

Rave: My friend's wedding gift, the compose tumbler, arrived. Yeah, I may be a dork, but a happy one.

Rant: People in parking lots. The other day I was pulling out of Whole Food's parking lot avoiding pedestrians. One on a cellphone, but she moved over to one side (sure, only because she reached her car) and another just turned around and saw my car. Did he move to one side or the other? Nope. He kept walking straight down the middle. People? Move it or lose it. Eventually he moved to one side (he found his car) and I gunned my turbo Passat right past him (okay, gunned at 10 mph is an exaggeration).

Rave: Discovering this website Kitchen Arts & Letters. A trip into NYC is in my future.

Rant: While checking out in grocery store, this woman pushed her way to stand right in front of the credit card swipe machine. She had missed the fact that my husband, 6'3", was standing 3 inches from the machine packing some bags. I was at the end of the conveyor belt packing bags and watching her. You could tell she wanted to push my husband out of the way and move her cart through. Best part, we JUST started checking out.

Rave: The pushy lady in grocery store overheard me say to hubby - "do you think that woman pushed you past the credit card machine so she could pay for our groceries? How thoughtful of her."

Yeah, I hate grocery shopping.

Rave: A couple of week's ago miss.chief's posted an entry: I took word verification off my blog. This post changed my life forever. If you have blogger, do this. I realize that I try posting on many blogs, but sometimes close out prior to finishing the word verification process. I figured if it drove me nuts, it might drive others the same who post on my blog.

That's it for me. Any Rants and Raves you want to share? I would love to hear them. rxBambi and Sheri at Life, Love and Other Drama has posted her own R&R Wednesday. Check it out.


Living and Loving In L.A. said...

I need to rant and rave more often. I love your list! And I'm off to go remove my "word verification" so you can feel free to come visit me now! (Shameless, I know. Sorry.) XO!

Sunshinemeg said...

I love your list. The pusher lady needs to give it a rest! Aye curumba.

lacochran said...

You've inspired me to (cautiously) unverify. And now we wait...

Constructive Attitude said...

aww that suck! so are you not going to the concert? BOOOOO on that.

and i hate when people just walk in the middle of a parking lot lane when they KNOW there is a car behind them. it totally irks me as well.

Heather said...

Grocery lady sounds like a pain - I can't stand rude people!!

JennyMac said...

Love the rant. And bravo on the extra ticket!

Constructive Attitude said...

We've given you FOUR awards, CHECK IT OUT!!!!!

La La La Leah said...

I have decided we are soul sisters. I drive a Passat and have a compost to. And I did a blog like 2 months ago about the grocery store. CRAZY. Uh but I really don't like Steely Dan that much... Maybe next time.

Adorably Distracted... said...

I love that you do these!!

Helen McGinn said...

Rave: I had a friend and her family come up today and it was lovely to just chill out over pasta and a single glass of wine.
Rant: My husband is doing my head in; can I trade him in?
Rave: I'm going to Canada in a few weeks (as if you didn't know) and I'll get a chance to miss him.
Rant: My air ticket cost the equivalent of $1000 as the prices suddenly shot up and I feel sick but have promised friends I'll be there that weekend.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I'm so doing this next week!
If I knew that I was dying anytime soon, I'd run over all of the pedestrians in my way. I mean seriously, they don't even move when they see cars coming anymore! I'd drive my car through Walmart too if I could.....

Thanks for your fabulous comment. I'm so glad that we met!


Green-Eyed Momster said...

I'd remove word verification but the last time I did that I got chinese porn spam on over 20 of my posts. It was a pain deleting them all....Sorry!


Sheri said...

Yay! You linked me! I'm so sorry - I was running on little sleep and no caffeine. I'll fix it now!

Kelly said...

Dying over your witty response to the pushy lady. Good for you!


brilliant - i just took word verification off too - never thought about doing that - it IS annoying!

rxBambi said...

Ahhh It's YOU! I was trying to remember who did Rants and Raves. I did my own today and couldnt remember whose idea it was. Otin clued me in. So yes today I have a rant and rave. Lots, actually. Yours are great. What is it with people and parking lots? Grrr.

rxBambi said...

PS- how do you turn off wv??

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Steely Dan is still a band? And touring? Who would have thought?

Pinay in Dutchland said...

people stealing your place in the line is one thing that is most common here in the netherlands that you dont want to rant about them anymore, maybe rave when you were able to steal someone else's.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Living, Loving in LA - I visit, lurk, but will not comment! :-)

SunshineMeg - So happy she heard my under the breath comment

lacochran - I can't wait

Constructive Attitude - I bet if they were hit just once, they'd move over.

Heather - I think she felt 'entitled' or @ least she acted that way.

JennyMac - the xtra ticket went bye-bye.

Constructive - thank u, thank u

La La Leah - LOL. If you like heavy metal music, we definitely aren't soul sisters.

Adorably Distracted - thanks

Helen - In the States, if hubby were a gas guzzling car, you'd get $4500 ~ 2,200 euros for him.

Ouch on the plane ticket, but @ least you're going somewhere fun.

Green-Eyed - I looked to see if you did R&R to plug you, but nothing -

Love your thoughts on rude pedestrians and Flavor Flav (I forgot to mention champagne was served with that fried chicken)

Chinese Porn? Really? I hope you don't jinx me.

Sheri - What? You mean you haven't memorized my posts or their titles??? LOL :-)

Kelly - that comment was meant to be under my breath, but happy it wasn't.

Actor's Diet - Yay!

rxBambi - Woo Hoo to Otin

Midlife - Yes they are. I bet they have kids entering college. That seems to be the trend with 70 & 80's bands - retour to pay tuition.

Pinay - Really? How rude.

girl, inspired said...

This is a great post by the way! Love the rants and raves. I have one rant: the pizza place down the street raised their price per slice from $1.25 to $2.50 per slice. Imagine, 4 slices of pizza for $10. Never going there again. I can now say there are no reasonably priced lunch venues on Main Street.

Dan said...

I've been a proponent of removing the verification for my entire blog. It doesn't prevent spam and does hinder real commenters - sort of the worst of all worlds.

Good job!

Little Ms Blogger said...

girl, inspired - where are you getting your pizza? I know you're in Fairfield and I'm in Norwalk. I want to avoid that place.

Dan - I haven't had spam yet...but I love when I don't have to do a verification on other blogs because I can rarely read the word to type.

miss rambles said...

Rant:my controlling family am 25 not 2!!
Rave:celebrating the besties birthday this weekend.we've booked ourselves into a posh hotle for pampering and mayhem

Ps I had the same parking thing happen to me today, this couple jst kept on walking like the road was theirs-selfish pricks lol

TudorCity Girl said...

Oh, I so love your list!! All so true. And the parking lot people.. I got into a screaming match from car to car with mother in suburban in Stew Leonard's parking lot...acting like she owned the entire road and was talking on her cell phone! Grrrr.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

grocery stores are the RWP Mecca!

Little Ms Blogger said...

miss rambles - good luck with your family not trying to control you. I'm the youngest and they still try. I finally learned how to ignore them.

Tudor City - This made me laugh & you my feeling about Stew's parking lot.

OP - Yes they are!