Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rant and Rave Wednesday

Wednesday, June 23, 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. I have to admit, being away for over a month has you overlook the negatives and only remember the positives. Without further adieu, here are my Rants and Raves from the past several weeks:

Rave: Had a very successful food pantry dinner party last week. I made a lot of different dishes and YogaGirl was able to come to it.

Rave: I really hate people who text while driving. It has now happened on several occasions where I pull up behind someone and they're so obsessed with their wireless device they forget to make the left turn when the green arrow appears.

Rave: Went to a book reading given by one of my favorite, fun authors...Jane Green. Bought her latest novel, Promises to Keep, and have added it to my summer reading collection.

Rave: Got to meet my first blogger IRL - Will Work for Shoes. It was nice to finally see the person behind the words.

Rave: I went to my first WNBA game last night with my gf. She had tickets and asked me to go to Mohegan Sun. The whole night was great. We got to catch up during our car ride there and back. Win a little at the slots ($0.01 and 1/4 $0.01 - which I didn't know existed), eat at Bobby Flay's burger joint and see a great game. Connecticut lost, but the seats were great.

Rave: I love when I hear bloggers get discovered. Years ago, Jen Lencaster and Julie Powell got discovered through their blogs and now, LiLu (go vote for her)is up for the MTV twitterer (is that even a word?) contest. She can make a living by tweeting all things MTV. LiLu has a great sense of humor. Sure she's much younger than me, but her writing is about her and she's never malicious. She's just really very funny and humor is ageless.

Rant: YogaGirl and I spent some time with the eldercare attorney to discuss my parents. Let's just say, there is a tremendous amount of paperwork, counter intuitive thinking all rolled in with a touch of sadness.

Rant: People who don't know the expression "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say a word". Do I really need to hear for the zillionth time you hate my house and I should take a wrecking ball to it. Seriously? I thought we cleared the air several years ago about how caustic your comments can be and to stop it. I'm sorry this person has some stuff going on that makes them unhappy, but I AM NOT YOUR WHIPPING POST!


Dree said...

Oh my gosh, someone had the nerve to say that about your house? How rude!

Have I mentioned before how I love Rant and Rave Wednesdays? Because I do. :)

Salt said...

Wow at your final Rant. That person feels like a real piece of work!

I LOVE LiLu! I hope she wins that whole thing!

McGillicutty said...

love R&R... may have to get one in there myself...
ignore the rude people it's a reflection on themselves not on you. You are lovely... and your house is your business no one elses!!! ((hugs))

Muffy Willowbrook said...

You had some great Raves this week! So cool you got to meet a fellow blogger! Yay!

Constar said...

yay rant and rave wednesdays! let me telll you a horror story about texting and driving! i was once a text and driver, im not proud of it but there it is! so one day im texting going 70 km/hr and i look up and a row of canadian geese (baby canadian geese) are crossing the road. i tried to swerve into the next lane which was empty because everyone else had seen the damn geese and stopped. but unfortunatly i killed one baby geese. i pulled over and cried for 20 minutes, i have never killed an animal before! and i have never touched my phone while driving again!! seriously whoever it is on the phone can wait!

Brian Miller said...

that would be the last time that last person was ever invited to my house...or lunch...or...

you got lots of raves to balance it out, but...

Anonymous said...

The texting is crazy. I almost got my ass creamed by a stupid assed woman who was texting while driving and not looking AT ALL at the road. Man, if she'd stopped a second longer I'd be in jail now. It's akin to drunk driving in recklessness in my book.

Even seeing people just talking on the phone while driving pisses me off greatly, because they don't realize it, but they are almost ALWAYS distracted and slow to react. I have been known to give a ferocious horn blast to someone doing that, just to see them jump like a frightened rabbit when they jolt back to reality and realize they're holding everyone up by being a giant ass. It's awesome.

Our law here changes next month. STEEP penalties and fines for anyone using a cell phone. I can't wait.

The Bumbles said...

We just met our first fellow blogger in person too! What a cool experience that is. I'm glad you were able to connect.

rachaelgking said...

Awwww, thank you so much, lady friend! I totally agree with you- at least for me, age doesn't exist in blogland- just writing and personality. And if they mesh, they mesh.

Love you, thank you so much for the support!!!

P said...

"Do I really need to hear for the zillionth time you hate my house and I should take a wrecking ball to it. "

That is unreal!!! Can't believe someone would actually be that vicious. I sincerely hope this person isn't a friend!

And yay for LiLu!

Liz Mays said...

You're the first person I've heard of who also likes Jane Green! I'm a couple books behind now but I LOVE her!

Joanna Jenkins said...

People who don't like my house don't get invited back.

And I wish people would get off the phone and drive too!

Hope you have a fun weekend to look forward to.

I'm off to vote for LiLu

Herding Cats said...

I love Lilu too, and that rude comment? Very rude. Some people just suck at life!

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Cheryl said...

Since I'm new here, this is my first interactive R&R.

I feel for you deeply about the eldercare issues. That's a tough row to hoe. Been there with my grandmother. Good luck to you on navigating through this.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Dree - I was a bit miffed, but at least I'm learning not to hold it in anymore.

Salt - I hope LiLu wins - she'd have dynamite tweets.

McGillicutty - why thank you. :-)

Muffy – It was a great week!

Constar – I’m so sorry that happened. I can just imagine doing the same. I’ve actually cut back on talking on the cell while driving (pretty much at 95% cellphone free while driving). Your attitude is 100% correct – you can always call them back.

Veg Ass – My gf got swiped by a cell phone user and her car was totaled. I know I’m just not giving one or the other my full or undivided attention and it is imperative I do. The person at the other end of the phone can wait.

LiLu – You’re welcome. So longing for texts from you and Axe Murderer.

P – I hate it too!

BV – Can’t wait to start the new book.

Joanna – Thanks – hope to have a great weekend – some gardening will be involved.

Herding Cats – She is great!

Cheryl – It is just sad.