Time to Whine

July 10, 2012 at 1:23 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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It’s all I hear 24/7 from Liam, so now it’s my turn:

  • Our bank has decided to make a grab for our money, this time in the form of fees for checking accounts under a certain amount of money. So those separate “allowance” accounts I painstakingly set up last year? The ones that have brokered a peace for our marriage? Yeah, I have to close those. Thanks, Wells Fargo. You’re now on the dead-to-me list. Unfortunately, all the other banks around here do the same, so they can all bite me.
  • The Subaru is leaking something all over the garage. It’s a slow leak, one that I’ve let go too long. So I’ve got to take it in Wednesday. And sit at the dealership all afternoon. With a three year old. Life is grand.
  • I had a doctor freak out on me today when I told her the dosage and duration of a certain medication I’ve been taking. A medication that keeps me from looking like a leper and passing a highly contagious and uncomfortable virus to my husband and son. I may have to stop taking it. I’m seeking a second opinion.
  • Liam. Seriously. I know you don’t want to go to swim lessons. Or take a nap. Or eat your vegetables. I know your program is over and I need to put on another one. I know that you don’t want to go to the potty when I ask you to. But puleeze, for the love of god, stop whining about it.
  • I think my UTI is back.
  • That doctor got me so freaked out about my kidneys, I skipped my Tylenol PM tonight. And now I’m painfully awake.
  • My crock pot broke. It’s only 2 years old. And I can’t find the receipt.
  • Liam is still crapping his pants.

And it’s only Tuesday. I think it’s time to add some wine to this whine. Is 1 AM too early to start drinking?

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The “Dead to Me” List

February 15, 2006 at 2:43 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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I was delighted to see on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert keeps an extensive “on notice/dead to me” list. I’m not the only one! Over the years, various groups and corporations have directly and/or indirectly pissed me off, so I make it my goal to give them none of my money and all of my indignation. Like Stephen, I upgrade and downgrade the order of my list depending on the offense. So today, here’s how they’re all ranking:

Mandy’s “Dead to Me” List

1. USPS – 3 lost packages + 1 impossible insurance claim I’ve given up on = top of the list

2. Southwestern Bell/Verizon/Insert local phone company here

3. Banks. For adding fees. Oh, and almost bankrupting the country. Thanks.

4. Ferrets – it’s a rodent, not a pet.

5. People in Cars Who Don’t Yield to Pedestrians or Bike Riders – strangely, NYC was the least offensive.

6. Cablevision in NY – Heads in asses

7. McDonald’s – and we wonder why we have an obesity epidemic. Why do their french fries have to taste so good? Why!?

8. Oak Park Mall – M.toast puts it best, but try working there through the holidays with a hangover. 20X worse.

9. The Special Olympics – They know why.

Books for this week
Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella. Didn’t get interesting until about halfway through, but it had a cute ending. Looking forward to the next in the series.

Stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers by Mary Roach. Only just started it, but I can already tell this is going to be one of my favorites.

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