Wednesday, January 27, 2010

minor annoyances

in ur dreamz

  • The cord to my camera is missing, meaning I can't upload any pictures

  • I yearn for a new camera. With all my heart. And what's left of my soul.

  • We haven't had a tv since August.

  • An enormous bill just arrived from the exterminator guys. The good news: No more termites. The bad news: No more money.

  • Sometime other people's news -- whether happy or sad -- is indescribably depressing

  • Conjunctivitis.

  • It's lose. Not loose. Trust me on this one.

If Phantom Scribbler hadn't already copyrighted the term, I'd call this Wednesday Whining.

What's vexing you?

45 comments:

after iris said...

I am completely uninspired to do anything.

My son is sick and grumpy which makes me anxious and irritable.

I'm hungry for a very specific meal but we also have no money so I'm having a veggie/noodle thing made from the pitiful contents of my fridge/pantry.

But on the up: I love the word vex, so there's that. Yay.

akeeyu said...

Car repair bills. Up. The. Ass.

Annoying coworkers.

Annoying coworkers causing massive drama with other coworkers, none of which needs to involve me at all, but at this point it's just splattering itself ALL OVER the office.

For the record, a universal memory card reader costs somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 to $15 and will solve your upload problem. If your camera charges via the cord, you're still fucked, but at least you can get the pictures.

Jacinta said...

Thanks for clearing up the lose/loose issue. It has been bugging me for a while.
It must be the weather. Husband ruined two maternity outfits in the wash - a large percentage of my wardrobe - and the new mixer I ordered a month ago is MIA. Not much, but enough to make me want to whhhhiiiiinnnneeeeeee.

Sunny said...

Complete bedrest (staring at 25 weeks).

Gestational diabetes.

Blessed with my babies, but wondering why I must be tortured to have them.

areyoukiddingme said...

Work is vexing, but also mildly amusing. How often do you hear of people trying to whiten their teeth with White-out? I've been trying to accomplish many things since lunch time, but I keep getting interrupted...aha! There's what's vexing me! Interruptions.

(And now, a new one to add to your list...stream-of-conscious commenting)

red pen mama said...

It's petty, but my job is so completely vexing right now. When I think about the way things are around here, I feel my blood pressure go up.

I need a new job.

Or for my husband to bill the insurance companies so I can quit and go to grad school.

also, my 3yo refusing to potty train is making me ballastic. Again, petty in the whole scheme of things, but extremely vexing to me.

Anonymous said...

My emotional cripple husband's first words to me at the hospital after finding out that I've miscarried for the second time in 5 months: "There's something wrong with you."

Fuck you, honey.

Magpie said...

Though sometimes it is lose: She will lose at Scrabble if you have a loose tooth. But you knew that.

Which Box said...

I am totally f'ing up- TOTALLY F'ING UP - my main contract position as well as another contract I landed in the fall. All because I can't find motivation. Why can't I just do my damn job? Why? What is WRONG with me? I've never slacked like this before. And yet, I web surf. Argh. This isn't whining it's panicked screeching.

Bluebird said...

Allergy eyes.

As if I needed another reason to *not* be motivated to work.

Betty M said...

Clients who take two weeks to agree a meeting date - how long they are going to take to make a decision lord knows.

Children who wont stay in their own beds at night.

Tax returns that need filing.

Angela said...

Mental health coverage and trying to find a provider that sees children & is accepting new patients

The Nanny said...

Honestly, right now I just want to sit and knit my pretty red scarf. BUT, y'know, the whole college/work thing interferes with my downtime.

So, what's vexing me? GAH HOMEWORK. I was up at 6:30, in class from 8-12, work from 12-5, flew through dinner, and now I'll be doing homework for the next 6-7 hours.

And the fact that I sent out 104 emails today answering the same. damn. question. (Dieu merci for copy/paste)

Joy said...

You had me at "lose / loose" because, really, honestly, PEOPLE: is that SO HARD TO GET RIGHT?

Other than that, no complaints. Today.

Emily said...

I have to procure FIVE passports for my family. FIVE. With all of the appropriate documents and paperwork, etc... FIVE. I wish I was more organized.

angie said...

I had one of those indescribably depressing posts today, so I think I used my Wednesday whining quota for this week. I am perpetually vexed the loose/lose thing. I have erased blogs from my Reader for continual abuse. Not something of which I am proud, but hell, I felt like confessing something too. One of those days.

Eva said...

AMEN to "loose."

Virginia said...

Me too on lose/loose.

What's vexing me? "Gifted." "I gifted her with a book." Whatever happened to "gave"?

Anonymous said...

No doubt in my mind that "Anonymous" at 4:53 p.m. takes the cake.

That's just shitty.

Kristin said...

Not a whole lot vexing me at the moment except lack of sleep (sick kid related).

My Reality said...

My husband snores. And if he doesn't stop, I may have to kill him.

Anonymous said...

THis mentions lack of fertility issues, look away those of you who are rightfully sensitive.

I might be pregnant again. I feel guilty about my fecundity and the fact that I am once again feeling ambiguous about being pregnant.

myskytimes said...

Vexing...ha, I learned a new word here! I have to read up on the loose/lose thing, I use them very loosely.... ;)

It bugs me that as soon as I have money saved up for a plane ticket, my laptop decides it is time to say good-bye and I hit a car in the snowstorm. Here goes all the money and I'm back at the bottom of the mountain, doing the Sisyphos all over again.

My divorce date is next week and I'm shitting my pants. I just want to stay at home, watch the snow, cuddle with a blanket and whine.

Christine said...

it's now thursday, can i still whine?

Christine said...

it's now thursday, can i still whine?

niobe said...

@christine: Absolutely. Whine away!

Waiting Amy said...

After 2 very good productive days ... pounding headache, children who won't sleep, a messy kitchen, and a dilly-dallying first grader who almost missed the bus. Then there is my confusion over why I think I might actually want to use birth control, even though I very much wanted the potential child I just miscarried.

Anonymous said...

Niobe--Do you ever read the blogs or whatever using their grammatical/word choice error? It's funny in a twisted way. Especially the loose/lose one, especially in loss blogs. Takes you away from the sadness for a second.

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serenity said...

It's Thursday but I want to play anyway - may I?

The antibiotics I'm on for a sinus infection have completely destroyed my intestines. Which makes it nearly impossible to eat or drink right now, despite hunger and thirst.

leanne said...

I'm behind at work -- too many big projects, a little too much procrastination, and sometimes not enough motivation. The next month is going to be rather difficult.

I really should spend more time cleaning the house.

I'm tired of winter and bundling up. Maybe if it weren't 5 degrees outside, I'd feel differently.

I ordered jeans for my son online and somehow managed to order a size too big.

dj said...

I'm sorry it's annoyance day...
..and what camera would you buy? I ask because ours disappeared, and I'd like a new, better one.

dj said...

I'm sorry it's annoyance day...
..and what camera would you buy? I ask because ours disappeared, and I'd like a new, better one.

niobe said...

@dj: Here's a post & comments -- including many helpful thoughts and suggestions -- where that very issue was discussed.

Anonymous said...

Leanne--I ordered jeans for my son online from Lands'End in the size he is wearing in Levi's. Way too big! Now he is peevish every morning when getting dressed. I would love for my pants to be that much too big!

Amelie said...

stomach bug (mostly better by now, though)

thinking too much about ttc and too little about work (where thinking might actually help)

and why isn't it Friday yet?

leanne said...

Also, I don't like trying to find pants that fit me. I just tried on the pair that I had ordered for myself. Sigh. Short person with (relatively) long legs and a seemingly odd waist/hips. Not an easy fit.

Jen said...

I'm irritated and overwhelmed trying to find a pre-school for my kid. It's preschool, people! Not freaking Harvard! Why should preschool cost $800 a month?! That's insane. The wait lists are insane.

I'm getting pissed because my kid ages out of Early intervention in two months and we have not met with the school district. It would be nice to know what services he will get. It would be nice to even have a plan of what testing they will do.

My child also won't sleep in his bed and has now given up naps. I miss quiet time so badly.

Iselyahna said...

I am very vexed at the fact that we require money in our society right now. I'm about knee-deep in financial issues... and my SO is pretty much up to his chin.

Lovely.

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Kami said...

I think it is wonderful that you have such an important hobby that you can yearn for a new camera with all your heart and what's left of your soul.

I have been meaning to tell you for months now an experience I had. I came across a store front. The company had gone out of business. There were big picture windows and you could see a few things left after the renters moved out. In the window was an advertisement for what the business did. I can't remember the exact phrasing anymore, but it was something like, "We can teach you to have what you want through the power of positive thinking."

My first thought was, "I could have told you positive thinking wasn't enough."

My second thought was, "Niobe would be able to take the perfect picture of this."

No whine from me today - at least here, I just poured out a whine on my blog.

Alice said...

I don't want you to feel annoyed or sad about anything because such lovely things - and you post such kind things on my blog as well. Sorry. That's sounds a bit sentimental - but that's how I feel. Alice

KuKd Chick said...

Ha! The "lose not loose" gets to me. As an English teacher I tend to notice that one with English-teachery eyes. And the one about other people's new: I get that too.

What's conjunctivitis? Oh, I could probably make an educated guess or figure it out, but it's too early in the day to think critically.

Meg said...

conjunctivitis is pink eye

niobe said...

Thanks, Meg!

@ KuK'd: here's a link with more than you've ever wanted to know about conjunctivitis/pink ey.

niobe said...

@Kami: Too funny about the store. Heading over to read your whine now.