Last week my Tuesday List of Ten enumerated 10 of my pet peeves. People who commented on my list contributed pet peeves of their own. I am using their items for my list this week. Any of these items could easily be included on my original list but ten things is enough to complain about at one time.
Pet Peeves V. 2.0
- Drivers not using blinkers.
- Stopping at a light and not turning when there is a green arrow.
- People who get mad at me when I do that very thing (see #2).
- The downward spiral of the quality of things.
- Packaging that you can’t get into, and you don’t have a knife or scissors handy.
- Terrible grammar in ads and news broadcasts.
- People who wait until all their groceries are bagged and the checker has told them what they owe before they get out their wallet to get their credit card and/or cash.
- When you want to turn left at an arrow, but there isn’t enough room to squeeze between the median and the car in front of you, who is sitting 3 car lengths behind the car in front of him.
- Being stopped at a red light in the right lane at an intersection marked “No right turn on red” and having cars behind you honking because you are not turning on the red light.
- And an additional pet peeve of my own because this seems to be the story of my life this week: a computer that randomly freezes and stops working and displays random error messages that this non-techy does not understand.
Thanks to Mary of Walking My Path, Mary-Anne at Breathing Life and Salpal1 at What I’m Up To Today for their contributions to my list.
Some weeks ago in response to a challenge I posted the list Ten Things I Love and Ten Things I Hate. Today’s List of Ten is a list of my pet peeves. To me pet peeves and things I hate are not the same. Hate may be too strong of a word but to me hate implies a deep, enduring, intense aversion or loathing. They are likely the kind of thing that truly infuriate me sadden me to know that they even exist. They are likely to be things against which I take a strong stand. Pet peeves on the other hand are extremely irritating and annoying but they are pesky things that you might react to but are not likely significant enough to make a huge issue. They are more likely to be bad habits or behaviors of another person. You would prefer to not have to deal with them but they are more trivial in the grand scope of things. Pet peeves are more petty than things I hate.
This week I am posting my third “Do You Remember?” Tuesday List of Ten. My first “Do You Remember?” list was published on July 7 in which I recalled things that were once prolific but that have disappeared from common use over the last several years. My first post prompted comments about other things that have disappeared which compelled me to do “Do You Remember? – Version 2.0”. After playing hooky from posting for a week, this post was prompted by a few comments on Version 2.0 that listed some things that I had not yet mentioned, so this week I am adding my third “Do You Remember?” post.
I also had one person who stated she was too young for anything on my list. I have constant reminders of my aging so that does not offend me, but I would be amused to know what things she now takes for granted in her young life will soon disappear. Also is “playing hooky” still used in modern times? Once again I may be dating myself.
Last week I published Do You Remember – A Tuesday List of Ten which was a list of things that have been become nearly obsolete because of changes in technology or social policy over the recent past. The responses from readers listed other things that fit the same category. This week I present a follow-up which includes some responses from readers as well as other items that were omitted from the first list.
Technology moves so fast that things that were commonplace just a short time ago have disappeared from current culture. Or if they have not disappeared completely their popularity and use has either declined or changed dramatically. On the other hand, sometimes changes in laws and public opinion have caused the disappearance of some phenomena. A number of things come to mind that were once the norm and now are almost completely non-existent. Some of them are very recent changes and others are a little older. This week’s List of 10 itemizes some of those changes.
Do You Remember….
1. Making collect calls? Mostly a relic from before cell phones, a collect call (or reverse charge call) was made and the expense was charged to the person who received the call rather than to the caller. Collect calls were often placed by people who were away from home and did not have other means to place a call. Today inmates in institutions are among those who are most likely to place collect calls.
I have many interests. There is a variety of things that I like to do when I have time for myself. Since I am an introvert most of my preferred activities are solo activities or things to be done with a small group of people. You won’t find things on my list that involve crowds and constant interaction with others. I also have the kind of job where I have frequent interaction with people at a rather fast pace. This is another reason why I prefer quiet activities when I have free time.
After my husband passed away, my high-school aged daughter told me that I had to get a life. She felt sorry for me staying at home when I wasn’t working, although I was quite content. Now that she also has embraced being an introvert she also appreciates the time when she can be home alone.
This week Tuesday List of Ten is actually 3 lists as I respond to a challenge.
It took me long enough, but I am finally going to answer the invitation to the Love/Hate Challenge as nominated by Donna of Homemade Naturally. Thanks to Donna for nominating me, and my apologies for the tardiness of my response. Check out the wonderful, informative blog Homemade Naturally.
In this challenge, I have to list ten things that I love and then ten things that I hate. Then, I must nominate 10 bloggers to do the same.
Ten Things I Love:
- My wonderful daughter
- My extended family: sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews, step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
- My loyal and faithful furbabies Chelsey and Snoopy
- Books and reading
- Counted cross stitch
- Cool, comfortable weather
- Good home cooking
- Spring and autumn
- Laughing and laughter
Ten Things I Hate:
- Bullies and bullying
- People who think only of themselves
- Domestic violence
- Reality cop shows
- Sweltering heat
- Being sick
I surely found it much easier to list ten things I love, mostly because “hate” is such a strong word and much of what bothers me does not descend to the level of hate. And I must say that although some of the things on my list are people, it is not the people I hate but the unacceptable behaviors. Don’t I sound like a mother? “Of course, dear, I love you but I cannot stand that particular behavior.”
Ten Blogs I Nominate for This Challenge:(This is the hardest part of the challenge for me. Although I could pick literally hundreds of blogs, I want to make sure it is someone who has not already done this challenge, who would be interested in doing the challenge, would not be bothered by being invited to participate, etc., etc.)
I must say that I hope each of these is interested in participating, but if they choose not to I am fine with that as well. No pressure.
- Guevaragem at Word Nerd
- Ginny at My Time Stitching
- Jessie at Reflections of Life’s Journey
- Seasoned Sistah 2
- Amie at Amie Writes
- Alice at Nipperandtyke
- Gerri at To Create Sunshine
- Atiya at May 13
- Paardji at Of Snail Mail, Books and Vanities
- Diya at Pen2Needle
To repeat the rules of the challenge:
- List 10 things you love
- List 10 things you hate
- Nominate 10 other blogs to do the challenge.
In my last week’s List of Ten, I published the top names for dogs in 2014. I love dogs. I also love people, so this week I am listing the top names for boys and girls of 2015.
I recently learned of new parents who were choosing a name for their newborn son. They did not want a popular name. Rather they were trying to find something that would be unique for their child. After considering and rejecting many different names they finally decided on “Liam”. Guess what is the most popular boys’ name of 2015? Liam is a very nice name, but not unique in 2015.
Top Ten Boys’ Names of 2015
Top Ten Girls’ Names of 2015
If I were naming a baby today, I am not sure which name I would select. I would like to think that I would choose something that fits the baby’s personality, but I would probably already have something picked out well ahead of time.
I had a forced absence from the board because of work obligations so I have missed several weeks of my Tuesday lists. I must try to catch up.
The last two lists I published dealt with dogs: 10 Favorite Dog Quotes and 10 Things Dogs Can Teach Us. For my comeback Tuesday List of Ten I again have dogs as the topic. This week I share the Top Ten Dog Names of 2014, as listed on iheartdogs.com.
Top Ten Dog Names
Today’s edition of the Tuesday List of Ten is suggested by something near and dear to my heart, Dogs are considered to be man’s best friend. Could that be because they offer so much? This edition of the Tuesday List of 10 is:
Things Dogs Do That People Should Emulate
- Drink lots of water.
- Get lots of exercise to include long walks.
- Get plenty of sleep, take a nap when needed and stretch when you get up.
- Show your excitement and greet people with all the joy you can demonstrate.
- Explore your environment.
- Find out what you like in life, and then do it repeatedly.
- Accept love. There is great satisfaction in being touched and cuddled.
- Train the people around you and your life will be good.
- Be loyal without judging. See and hear and know everything and be trusted to not repeat it.
- Sometimes it is enough to just be there for someone.
I am keeping the list brief and to the point. I think no further explanation is needed.
What are other lessons that we can learn from the animals in our lives?