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The Monday Peeve 71

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Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

Wow, I feel all peeved out after my last rant; maybe I should have saved it for today. How about Santa Ana winds though? They trigger migraines and dry out my skin something fierce. More are coming tomorrow. 🙁 That seems peeve-worthy! No reason we can’t get annoyed about weather ~ some annoyances have no solution and that’s okay.

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©️2021 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

The Monday Peeve 70

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

Today’s peeve is short and not sweet. It’s so annoying when sites don’t return you to the place you were reading when you click back from a link. Yes, I know I could open the link in a new tab, but it’s so much more convenient just to click through. I know it is POSSIBLE to be returned to the proper place because somehow all the shopping sites stick you back to exactly were you were, so why not news articles? I’m sure it has to do with their goddamn ads, but I’m sick of it. BLAH!

The Monday Peeve 69

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

Alrighty then, let’s get on with new peeves for a new year, wahooooo! 🥳🎉 Today’s is about bragging, and more specifically the humblebrag. Ugh. You know what I’m talking about. Those super annoying people who claim they won’t enjoy a birthday cake because they don’t have a sweet tooth or who can’t seem to gain weight no matter what they do, or people who say crap like they “don’t know how to lie” or that it’s such a challenge to raise a gifted child because their little brains are so active. Oh me oh my. Hand to brow. Anyway, I’ve coined a new word regarding a subset of the humblebrag, and this is the stumblebrag. Yep, just like it sounds, it’s for people who tell us about their trips and falls and oopsies and owies, while adding in at the end some BS about their “high IQ.” As if no one ever thought that a genius wasn’t susceptible to slipping on a banana peel like every other human. WE KNEW. Get over yourselves. You aren’t that special just because you aced the SATs. 🙄

Your turn! Surely you have a peeve by now… the year is 4 days old. 😜

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©️2021 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

The Monday Peeve 68

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and all that, but ya know… there’s always something to complain about regarding the holidays, amirite? This is a general peeve, but it becomes especially excruciating around this time of year and especially THIS YEAR, during a time of heightened stress and loneliness due to restrictions on our socializing. I’m talking about the relentlessly cheerful folks (or those who pretend to be), who refuse to acknowledge anything negative or sad or about the holidays and INSIST that you find something to be grateful for. Hey, just back the eff off! There are people who are struggling to get through each hour of the day and they don’t need someone chirping at them to “look at the bright side.” I mean, UGH!

I can’t speak for those who get severely depressed in the winter (or whenever), but I do know that my mood sinks when the days get short and dark and cold… even in Southern California. Each year, I slog through the best I can until there is more warmth and light. It doesn’t help me one bit if someone starts preaching that I should be thankful for whatever thing. Geez, I know I “should,” but some days are really difficult, and if you can’t be sympathetic then maybe say nothing. It’s best to keep mum if you’re only going to make things worse.

I suspect that a lot of these preachy types have sad thoughts too, but they refuse to acknowledge that. Instead, they fake happiness and insist everyone else follow suit. BLAH!

Hey readers, I am here for you if you feel like crap. Your feelings are valid. Holidays can be hard.

The Monday Peeve 66

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

So, on Saturday I decided I wanted to light Chanukah candles, even though I hadn’t lit any Thursday night or Friday night (Chanukah began Thursday night). I had seen some candles at Target last week, but I figured eh I’ll get them in the grocery store. NOPE. They had taken the Chanukah display away even though the holiday is still going on. Fine. I returned to Target… but they had also removed all their Chanukah stuff. GRR! I thought of checking Hallmark, but a lot of them have closed. I googled for an open one, went over there… and they had no candles. WTF? It’s not like you can stick any old candles in a menorah either (like say birthday cake ones) because they’re a special size. Then I figured I’d just google the candles themselves and see what happens. Google said Target had some. NO THEY DON’T. Then they said Wal-Mart had some, but when I checked the actual site, Wal-Mart said they were out of stock. Then Google said hey what about Michael’s? I’m like fine okay take me to the Michael’s. I get over there (note there is a Panera restaurant in the Sunflower/Bristol center), go in, and then Google changes its mind and says Michael’s is out of stock too! Omg so annoyed, but I figured okay I’m in a Michael’s so might as well look around at all the fun crafty supplies.

And then I found the candles. 🕎

Some peeves have happy endings. Btw, thanks to all who suggested cannibalizing a hand soap dispenser pump from a name brand that works and sticking it into one of those off-brand foofoo soap bottles whose pumps break down after a few washings. LUV MY SMART READERS! And the rest of ya too. It’s the season! 💖

The Monday Peeve 65

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

And here we are again in a world gone mad. I find it helps to focus on the little things, like soap. Actually, maybe soap is not so trivial when we’re washing our hands 857 times a day. Right? So, I’m all for helping out small biz and non-name brands, but wtf is it with hand soap dispensers that the minute you stray from the meganormous corporations, you get crappy dispensers that don’t work? It drives me nuts! Softsoap (owned by Colgate-Palmolive), Dove (Unilever), and Dial have no issues. You buy the bottles, you twist open the cap whatsit, and they’re good to go until the last sud ~ hey, why can’t I have one sud? Why is it always suds? Annoy! Anyway. When I try off-brands like Meyer’s or Trader Joe’s or whatever, the cap whatsit either fails immediately or soon after opening. Right now, in my bathroom, I have an almost full bottle of Meyer’s with the cap mechanism lying off to the side because it quit working. Now, I’ll end up wasting soap because I pour a blob into my hand, which is always too much. Also, Trader Joe’s shampoos are annoying in similar ways ~ the bottles are made of some material that’s hard to squeeze and the conditioner is too thick to get out of the container without massive pounding. This all hurts my poor hands.

Done with them. Done!

The Monday Peeve 64

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

Today’s peeve is about writing poetry on my phone. Why can’t we get text single-spaced there? What is with the obsession of whoever designs code to put auto-double spacing for “enter” everywhere? It’s soooo annoying! We can do so much with technology, but a single-space “enter” option? Ooh no, can’t do it. When I write on my phone here on WP I have to go into the html and put BR everywhere I want single spacing. It’s a pain in the butt to be sure, but at least it’s possible to get rid of the extra white space, if I spend the time. But on Medium? NOPE. I contacted the help menu and was told it is impossible. Huh. We can send dudes to the moon, but no one can figure out how to create a single-space option for phone poems. It should ALWAYS be an option, imo ~ we shouldn’t even have to “shift-return” on a regular keyboard. There should be a button to click for single or double spacing throughout a piece of text, just as we can bold or italicize it. WHY IS THIS NOT A THING?

The Monday Peeve 63

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

Gonna complain about ads today. Not just any old ads. I get that we have to view ads to use free sites and I don’t have a problem with that. But some are simply too obnoxious to bear. When I’m playing some of the games via FB, I see one ad in particular that drives me nuts. It’s for a movie called Chaos Walking, and it’s the longest ad I’ve ever seen, maybe two minutes of dumb scenes from this irritating movie THAT I WILL NEVER WATCH NOW DUE TO THEIR IRRITATING ADS. Of course I’m giving them free publicity here on my peeve, but I don’t care. The movie looks dumb anyway and none of my readers would watch it. Pffft!

Short ads are good. Funny ads are okay (once or twice). LONG ADS ARE BAD.

It’s not that complicated…

The Monday Peeve 62

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

Okay, so today’s peeve is another techy one. Saturday night, I began to play games over Zoom, as you do, and my camera wasn’t working. WTF? This is a brand-new laptop! My last laptop had a non-working camera, among other issues, so I was really upset. I tried everything, reset the privacy buttons, restarted the computer, googled the issue, asked Zoom for help, asked Lenovo for help, etc. My roommate, who is much more technical than I am, was also stumped. I couldn’t focus on the games because I was so upset. I texted my daughters to bitch and complain, as I do.

My eldest asked me if I switched on the privacy screen. What? I don’t have one. So silly. Then she explained that there is an eensy weensy teeny tiny button at the center top edge of the screen. I couldn’t see it at first, but I felt it. HOLY CRAP THERE’S A SWITCH. I must have turned it on when I wiped my screen with an eyeglass cloth (the best way to safely clean finger smudges)… I switched it off and VOILA the camera began working. Yay! I went back to my games.

But the peeve is… why when both my roommate and I googled this problem did the easy, obvious solution not pop up first (or at all)? God, that was maddening!

The Monday Peeve 60

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

Today’s peeve has been postponed due to a migraine. Which is annoying! Meta peevery happening here. Pain sucks. Please share your own peeves regardless. Thank you. 🙂

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©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.