Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rant and Rave Wednesday

Wednesday, March 17, 2010....

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: See my lovely new Rant & Rave badge, well, Mrs. 4444 made it for me! I was pleasantly surprised to get her first email last night telling me she wanted in on R&R this week, but when she sent over 2 badges for my opinion, I was stoked.

Rave: Food Pantry Dinner was a lot of fun last week. Our group is pretty diverse, so our conversations are always fun. The pantry was happy to receive over 50 lbs of food and especially happy to get some pasta because they had run out.

Rant: Getting up at 3 a.m. to bail out a sump pump for several hours before the electricity came back on.

Rave: I'm finally starting to get out of my "cranky/moody-ass" funk I've been in. It started late Thursday and yesterday was the first day I didn't want to hate the world.

Rave: Spidey Man, a.k.a. dad, did not get flooded this past weekend. He lives by the water and has always freaked out about the house getting flooded. It's happened twice in my 44 years of life.

Hubby's Rave: Yes, I'm giving him one because he mentioned a rant & rave last night. Although he doesn't want his own blog, he wants people to know what he's thinking. His rave was seeing all the trees down because that meant free firewood for our wood burning stove.

Hubby's Rant: When I told him I saw a guy out and about yesterday in his pickup truck picking up the cut up trees on the side of the road that hubby wanted for wood burning stove.

Rave: My friends are celebrating their 20th Wedding Anniversary. They've had their ups and downs, but are one of the few couples I've come across that are truly happy.

Rant: Asking for extra ice in my soda at McDonald's and pulling up at the drive-thru to get a soda with no ice. I asked for a cup with extra ice and got 1/2 cup. When I asked for more I got the response "I have to charge you for extra ice if you want more". Seriously? If you put ice in the drink in the first place, I probably wouldn't have requested more ice (note: a non-flat fountain soda with extra ice truly puts a smile on my face. I know. I'm whacked).

Okay, that's it for me. I would love to read any Rants and Raves you want to share? Just click on the linky thing for anyone that wants to participate in Rant and Rave Wednesday -- or leave them in the comments section here. Please, please be respectful and do not use the linky thing if you are just promoting your blog (yes, this is another Rant of mine).


Jana said...

Love the badge..very distinctive if I may say.

Getting up at 3 a.m. would be a nightmare for totally have my sympathies

I have come to enjoy rave and rant Wednesdays too much

kk said...

I like my sodas the exact same way.

Anonymous said...

I'm wild about 110-calories packages of instant hot chocolate that I add splenda to. It gives me a sweet and chocolate fix without high calories!


Spot said...

I don't care about extra ice, but a non flat fountain Coke totally makes my day.

Yay for your Raves! Love the badge.


Yankee Girl said...

The only time I like coke is when it is from a fountain with lots of ice. Why is it so good?

My husband always appreciates storms that take down a couple of trees for the same reason. I haven't bought firewood in years.

Dan said...

I don't remember a rave for the season one win for the out of tune contest. Have I not been paying adequate attention?

I like a modicum of ice - I prefer that the dispenser pour at ice cold temps and that just enough ice to last to the last sip be added. So in the winter time little ice and in the summer a whole lotta ice.

Brian Miller said...

nice badge...
i would have chased the guys down for my firewood, just saying...smiles.
3 am...not fun...
happy st patty's!

Tracey said...

Rave: Hearing from her favorite Little Ms Blogger!

Rant: Not having time to do the R&R post for a couple of weeks.

Rave: I have tomorrow and Friday off so I'll try calling you back then!


TechnoBabe said...

Mrs 4444 is a sweetie, isn't she? Did you see my post yesterday about what she sent me?

kate said...

I made a little 'rant and rave' list of my own this week - hope you don't mind :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

The ice thing is ridicolous. It's like charging for water at a restaurant. Awesome with the 50lbs to the Food Pantry!! About the water, I helped a friend on Saturday night bail out water, too. Glad you at least had a the pump!!

Debbie said...

They want to charge for extra ice? And I have the opposite problem. I don't want as much ice and they give me grief for that!

maria.palermo said...

Rant: Just lost power at our house. Figures, didn't lose it during the height of the storm and now lost it. Elderly Mom lives with me, worried about not having heat.

Rave: Just glad I wasn't one of the poor people who still don't have power. Feel for them.

Mrs4444 said...

Have to add a rave--I love the way you politely told readers to NOT ACT STUPID and link up even though they're not participating in the meme; that happens every week on FF, though usually only once. You were very polite :)

I'm a big fan of fountain Diet Coke, too, but hold the extra ice for me! :)

Thanks for hosting! (and linking me up :)

J.J. said...

Rant: I'm back on bedrest til Monday. Was off the wound care machine for 2 days.

Rave: The visiting nurse came today and thinks the doctor is an idiot too.

DB said...

Rave: Got a massage tonight.

Rant: Had to redo something tonight because my boss needs to buy a clue

Rant: Redo also due to someone else who had given me guidance completely going back on it. Thanks corporate weasel.

Rave: Finished my picks for the NCAA tourney. Someone I work with is running one (completely not through work email, and he has called it our "teambuild".

LMB had to laugh about Mr. LMB's rant. I can just see him chasing after the guy in the truck.

Adrienne said...

Love the button ...Sorry about the sump pump I so get that one

rxBambi said...

rave: LOVE the badge and can't wait to use it!

rant: I've been awol... sorry!