Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rant and Rave Wednesday

Wednesday, August 11, 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:

Rant: I was catching up on the blogs I follow this morning and read a recurring nightmare - Blogger lost people's follow list. I felt their pain because it happened to me last Thursday for a few hours. However, at 8:00 a.m., Blogger did the same nasty thing to me and ERASED ALL MY BLOGS I FOLLOW. Blogger, I'm so hating you at the moment.

Rave: This came from my garden

Rant: Poison Ivy on my wrists also came from my garden.

Rave: I won fabulous awards from Constructive Attitude and Edder which I will post about in a separate entry.

Rave: No crazy people in grocery stores or grocery store parking lots. Oh wait, haven't had to shop this week. I think that is the true Rave -- not grocery shopping.

Rave: My 87 year old father, Spidey Man, wasn't able to scale 2 stories and climb in a window.

Rant: New scale is mean. It doesn't register what I want to see. Damn thing tells me the truth. Go figure. A day of bad eating, okay several, would register on the scale.

Rant: My sister mentioned today that in 6 months, Curling in the Olympics starts up. I told her to shut her pie hole about this. She knows the rules. No talk about Curling in the Olympics until she actually plays it.

That's it for me. Any Rants and Raves you want to share? I would love to hear them. Green Eyed Momster has posted her own R&R Wednesday. Check it out.


La La La Leah said...

What is up with your sister and curling .... YOU are WEIRD sister... ( i know you will read this) XOXOX

I love your rant and rave Wednesday's It is good for my soul. I love those flowers... You grew those?? CRAZY! You could sell those for like $50 and people would pay you... Have a good rest of the week.

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

Those flowers are gorgeous! And I'm pretty sure you were following me, so ahead and add yourself back on my bandwagon! And if not, then hop on! I'd love for you to be a follower! Happy Wednesday!!!!

Heather said...

Wow - loving those flowers!! But not so much the poison ivy - sorry hun! That sucks!!

Eyes Wide Open said...

Yay for no shopping!!! I haven't gone shopping either...but I really need to. I haven't eaten in days...

Green-Eyed Momster said...

"No crazy people in grocery stores or grocery store parking lots. Oh wait, haven't had to shop this week. I think that is the true Rave -- not grocery shopping" I have to second that! Since my store closed, I hate grocery shopping.

Sorry about the poison ivy but the flowers are beautiful!

Regarding your scale, I was PMSing a while back and my post title was I F-ing Hate My Scale. Seriously. Some days I do. I get 3 different readings though within minutes. I always go with the lowest reading!

My list is back today and I copied it so I won't go total psycopath the next time it disappears. When they come back go to manage and copy your list if you want back-up!

I could do a Rant and Rave post every day. Thanks for the idea!


kimber doll said...

haha, I like your Rant & Rave idea, it's very entertaining =)

lacochran said...

I don't bother with "following". I just use the Google Reader. It's remarkably dependable.

LiLu said...

I am ranting at the clock for NOT saying 5pm...

Anonymous said...

loving the flowers:) the downside of living in an apartment garden so utterly jealous

rave:managing to keep my room clean for more than 3 days since tidying it

rant:the ever changing weather jst be hot dammit!

Helen McGinn said...

Actually, I'm a fan of curling in the Olympics...but I shall shut my piehole for several more months....har har.

Heckety said...

Those flowers are beautiful!
Yup! keeping your Spidey-Dad on the ground should count as a whole week of raves I'd say...maybe you should start a rating system!!!

The Sorority said...

Rant - not having enough time to write a damn blog post (and it has been weeks since I posted)

Rant - this effing summer cold I picked up from somewhere

Rant - that my lottery strategy has not kicked in yet

Rave - lottery jackpot up quite high - chance of winning is as slim as ever but a girl can dream

Rave - wearing pretty new shoes

Rave - sunny weekend forcasted! Double fisting cocktails and sitting in the sun

Rave - puppy snuggles all day yesterday when I was home sick. They are the best thing ever!

LMB - love R&R Wednesday!

mylittlebecky said...

poison ivy, noooooooo! i'm going into pts... in other words, i'm sorry!

Ruth Rogers said...

I love your blog. I just found you and I love Wednesdays Rants and Raves... the flowers are beautiful but boo for the poison ivy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers and you are soo lucky to not have to grocery shop!

Rave: Fabulous new tote bag

Rant: Fabulous new tote bag is very heavy from hauling hard drive and work home every night

otin said...

When you are dealing with a scale, isn't it amazing how a 4 oz. cupcake translates to 3 lbs on a scale? LOL! I feel your pain!

Optimistic Pessimist said...

gasp...i am horrified to read what blogger did to you. that's terrible. did you get it back? or did you have to go refind the blogs you follow?

There's that talk about curling again. I will need to research this.

Dan said...

Go Curling! {*grin*}

I have to agree that the wierd responses from blogger and other Google properties to the twitter DDOS attacks is strange. Hopefully they will get it all straightened out sooner or later. (That is what makes the follow list appear and disappear at seeming random.)


blogger had a lot of problems today....grrr!!!

DB said...

Rave: Winter Olympics starts in 6 months. Let the curling begin! How many sports could the average Joe Schmoe take up and earn an Olympic medal? THAT's what I'm talkin' about, La La La Leah! Rhythmic gymnastics - same thing - give me a stick and a ribbon, I'm there.

Rant: Sat next to negative person at dinner tonight. Hadn't seen her in a while. Forgot how much I hated her negative vibe. Annoying.

Candice said...

My scale sucks as well. I keep buying new ones but they all tell the same lie.

I think it's just a conspiracy!

Candice said...

My scale sucks as well. I keep buying new ones but they all tell the same lie.

I think it's just a conspiracy!

Midtown Girl said...

I keep a folder on my bookmark page with the blogs I love & follow. This way I don't have to rely on blogger!


Midlife Jobhunter said...

Sounds like a pretty mild week. Must be those dog days of summer. It does seem to be dragging on - even though I love it.

Mrs4444 said...

Okay, I've got my R&R post ready for next week Wednesday. I'll be adding to it here and there throughout the week. Very satisfying :)

Time to get a Reader. Mine has never failed me, except that, like your scale, it always tells the blasted truth, such as, "5 bajillion unread posts."

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

those flowers are beauuuutifl!

Miss Yvonne said...

I love curling. You know why? Because it's the only Olympic sport I could participate in that probably wouldn't require a vigorous exercise regime to prepare for it.

Life, Love And Lola said...

Rant: Blogger did that shit to me the other day too!

Rave: I'm only working a half day tomorrow!

Tasha said...

Scales are evil... no good can come from owning one. :-)

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

Love the flowers! :)

I would be so mad if Google lost my followers OR my blog list. Grrr...

Patty said...

Those flowers are beautiful. Bummer about the poison ivy.

Beth said...

I always think it is all kinds of awesome to NOT have to go to the grocery store, too. :)

Anonymous said...

I had no idea it was rant & rave Wednesday. It's Friday night here - nowhere near as catchy, really.

Becky said...

Rave: Found your blog from Fever. Rave #2: I read "I was told there would be bacon" too!! Rave #3: I will now read you, too. We, like, totally like the same stuff. Score.

ModernMom said...

LOL I too hate my new scale. Who really wants to know what they weigh anyway?

Little Ms Blogger said...

La La - My sister, DB, posted a personal comment to you further down.

About the flowers - LOVE Casablanca lilies!

Living & Loving - I'm following and luckily my list came back.

Heather - Yeah, poison ivy sucks - Luckily, not in flower garden, but it makes it difficult to pick veggies.

Eyes Wide Open - Me too! Bread. Give me bread.

Green-Eyed Momster - You're right - it's so easy to hate your scale.

kimber doll - I wish they were all raves

lacochran - hmmm...I'll have to set that up.

LiLu - Ahhh...the benefits of unemployment - it's 5 pm every minute of the day.

miss rambes - Isn't a clean space the best? I hate cleaning, but love a clean space.

Helen - Noooooo. I can't be tortured by multiple people in multiple countries :-)

Heckety - Thanks - Love Flowers - Actually, I'm a sucker for them.

The Sorority - I dream everytime I buy a lotto ticket...just imagine all the shoes...

mylittlebecky - thanks!

Ruth - Thanks. You're right, poison ivy sucks, but flowers really help.

girl inspired - Why does great fashion finds sometimes cause pain.

otin - YES! It sucks

OP - I got back my list - no curling stick to running.

Dan - Thanks for the explanation. I was wondering why my list was coming and going.

The Actor's Diet - Thank heavens it's back up.

DB - Remember. No curling talk till you play.

Candice - Do we share the same scale?

Midtown Girl - Thanks for the great idea.

Midlife Jobhunter - A mild week is a good thing

Mrs 4444 - LOL - catching up with reader is hard - so many people with great blogs!

Chelsea - Thanks

Miss Yvonne - I bet you like Rhythmic gymnastics because all you need is a ribbon

Life, Love & Lola - Hope you had a fun afternoon off

Tasha - I'm learning that

inkOBSESSION - Luckily my list came back

Patty - The flowers definitely beautiful, poison ivy, not so much

Beth - I couldn't agree more

Becky - Thanks for stopping by and I'll check you since we read the same blogs

Matthew - Your rave should be it's Friday night unless you have to work.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Modern Mom - Oh...I'd want to know if it gave me a # I wanted to see.

One Sassy Girl said...

First time here and, umm, yeah I love it. Great rant/raves... especially the Olympic curling thing.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Love the Rant and Rave Wednesday Idea! I say let it all out!

The flowers are awesome sorry about the posion ivy .... ugh.

Cute blog, stopping by to say hi :)

Lana said...

i just found your blog and i have to say that so many of your r and rs sound exactly like things i would say.

and what is up with blogger erasing all the blogs i follow?!

La La La Leah said...

I know you can buy the ribbon dancer stick things at Oriental Trading as well as your gold medals. =) I am so coming up to CT and we will have a mock Olympics/party.... someday.

Constructive Attitude said...

LOL about your dad.

And Poison ivy? that sucks. btw how do u know what poison ivy looks like. and what are the symptoms?

and what is CURLING?

Missy said...

I rant and rave everyday! I really need to knock it down to one! Great post!

Pinay in Dutchland said...

lovely flowers!

ive been following the story of your scale. i hope you find one that really suits you.

ModernMom said...

I'm back to tell you I tagged you over at my blog. Hope you like!

JennyMac said...

Love your rant and rave. Sorry you got P.I. Ugh...hope you are feeling better. Sending a cocktail your way. Cocktails kill poison ivy. :)