The top of my list, cuz it changes by the day depending on what I'm doing, has to be with technology. Yes, I'm having computer problems, unless of course I'm not.
For whatever reason, my Internet has been hinky all week. It could be a problem with the Flash update, the security update for Explorer, Blogger updates and changes, changes to my Internet service or there may be an actual problem with my computer. I hate having to trouble shoot 15 different platforms only to have it all working fine again a couple of days later. I have no idea why or how to prevent it from happening again. ARGH Remember the days, you picked up the phone, no dial tone, call the phone company, technicians dispatched, problem solved. So much easier, far less swearing.
Speaking of swearing, my on going peeve, guaranteed to inspire those blue streaks. My messy housemates, and in all fairness to them, it is only one person. Yes Rory you know him. I arrived home yesterday, ready to prep for a friend's birthday celebrations tomorrow. Both sinks full of dishes, my good knives on the bottom and wet, the counters strewn with crap, the glass table top covered in crumbs and more crap. Don't think it could be that bad, I'm exaggerating, see. I'll do laundry instead.
No, I won't. There is a load unwashed in the washer, it's only been three days and one on top of the dryer. So I turned the taps in the bathroom all the way off, turned off the lights left on all day throughout the house, double checked to make sure the gas on the stove was actually off this time, it isn't always and retreated to the cave for some reading. And fuming.
Wow that kind of has me mad just thinking about it again. Time for a zen break in the garden. Sure to calm me right?
Thank you to whoever used my drive way to turn and backed all the way through my garden up to my garlic. I really appreciate that and completely understand how the 20 feet of driveway were not enough, you needed the extra 4 and a half of my garden as well. Back inside.
One more random bit, warning labels. My coffee cup says, caution, contents may be hot. My chainsaw came with a warning, do not stop blade between the legs or under the arms. Really? It may be me, but that really seems kind of obvious. T-Fal on the other hand doesn't have to put any kind of warning that exceeding about 350 degrees on their non stick pans may result in dangerous, suspected carcinogenic chemicals leaching from the coating into your food. Or water bottles if heated, like say in a car in the summer, may release dioxins into the water. Why is that?
Any how, that's it for now. And yes I know that it is now Saturday, I'm just that little bit further behind and that is probably my biggest pet peeve. Never. Enough. Time.
Don't forget to stop by Rory's and see what every one else had to say.