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If you missed part 1 click here: Some things and Dude.WTF (Part 1)

I figured it was high time for a little ‘bitch on my blog because I can’. I realize that in the grand scheme of things; the things that do make look twice are the “little things” in life but nonetheless they still make me say WTF:

1. Inappropriate use of UGG Boots

Now, I love my UGG boots. They are comfortable and warm, and especially useful in our cold New England winters. Lately I have seen UGGs being the main focal point for some ugly outfits. Specifically wearing UGG boots with shorts:

Um, this not only looks sloppy but all around ugly. Uggs are meant to keep you and feet warm. Not to be thrown on in the middle of summer just because you are lazy and couldn’t find your flip flops. I also have seen Uggs with sweatpants. Ok, this just makes you look like a homeless person. Uggs should NOT be paired with: shorts, sweatpants/tracksuits, and formal wear.

2.  Fall Fashion: Fur

What is up with all the faux fur? Especially the fur boots. I can 100% say that these boots that are taking over the fall/winter fashion trends are the ugliest things I have ever seen. They kind of remind me of something I would use to clean my floors.

3. Pointless Facebook Groups

Some of the Facebook groups and pages that have been popping up are just straight stupid. Like the Facebook page titled: Napkins. Really, who deemed it necessary to make a facebook page about napkins? Or how about the group about people who hate when one of their hoodie strings is longer than the other? The fact that someone had the time in their day to create this group makes me question the human race as a whole.

Of course, that is only the tip of the iceberg on the stupidity on Facebook.

 

WTF.

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Summer is by far my favorite time of year. Unlike most New Englanders, I actually LOVE the humidity and the 95 degree days. When Summer actually starts here in the Bean is up for debate. By the end of April, most of us are so miserable due to the winter that we usually ‘pretend’ the weather is summer-like. That is when things get sketchy: girls in booty shorts, flip flops worn in 50 degree weather, guys in cut off jean shorts circa 1990. You get the idea. And I would like to say that things get better here as the real summer weather approaches, but it doesn’t. It just gets worse…

Shit that is Annoying about People in the Summer:

1. Big Sunglasses

I am all for rocking out a pair of nice sunglasses, especially during the summer. A good pair of sunglasses can you from feeling drab to fab in minutes. That being said, sunglasses are just like any other thing you were: they need to ‘fit’ you. Sadly, a whole lot of people missed the memo on this one (men included) and both sexes are wearing some big-ass sunglasses this summer. Some of the sunglasses I have seen are absolutely, positively too big and look, well..  dumb. My feeling is that if your sunglasses literally take up half of your face, you may want to consider getting a smaller pair. Unless you have something to hide…

2.  Tanning

This has to split in two because it just that serious, clearly (thanks Jersey Shore)

Sunless Tanning:

I understand the spray tanning phenomenon, I really do. People are flocking to spray tanning salons because they aren’t really feeling the whole skin cancer thing. That’s cool. What is not cool, however, is all the people walking around looking like they just rolled around in a bag of Doritos. This whole “I am orange and my face and body look dirty” look I am just not understanding…

Extreme Tanning:

Personally, I like a summer glow. I don’t like walking around completely pale, and with a SPF 30 I can still get that summer glow without looking like a complete leather-face. However, I draw the line at those who spend their entire ‘tanning’. It is like the Snooki wanna-be’s are taking over the world..

I also don’t understand those that people I see at the pool and beach who are completely sunburned from head to toe (and still out in the sun) These smarty pants must the people that completely convince themselves that they are brown when they really are red… You know who I am talking about; everyone knows one.

3.  Unnecessary Skin Showing

Summer = warmer weather = less clothing. I get it. I really do. This is more about those that deem it necessary to walk around with their ass hanging out of their shorts/skirts. Or better yet, think I want to see them walking around in public in their two-sizes-too-small swim suit on (and nothing else) Please don’t get me wrong, I am all for embracing our bodies and rocking what our mama’s gave us but on the other side of that, I also feel it is important to know what works for us and what doesn’t and think that we should keep our bodies sacred and not walk around with everything hanging out all over the place…

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Seriously, sometimes the whole 3-day weekend thing really screws me up. The remainder of the week, I am usually a day late and a dollar short. This would make a lot more sense if I had a job… but I don’t so technically I have no real reason to not know what day it is.

Another hang up I am having? Where the hell is this Summer going? I cannot believe it is already July 8th. We finally had some summer weather round these parts the past few days.. HOT summer weather – like in the 90’s. Honestly, I love it. The humidity, the heat. Bring it on. Sadly, our stretch of nice days ended today when I woke up to a dreary ass day. Figures.

That said, days like this get me a little wonky sometimes, and therefore a little random. So, I figured I would post a bunch of random crap in my post today – because like I said, it is that kind of day.

Fridays Jibber Jabber:

– The Casey Anthony Trial: Yes, I know I will probably get some flack for putting this out there, but honestly I think the whole situation has gotten out of control. I did not even need to put on the news to find out information about the trial, as it littered my facebook and twitter feeds (and it is still all over my Facebook wall days later…)

Obviously, I find it heart-breaking what happened to that little girl, but the sad truth is that a lot of other children are found dead/presumed murdered .. and yes sometimes by a loved one. What makes this story different than the other ones? The sad stats on the amount of kidnapped children (daily even) is horrific, but I never see their stories on my news. Although I do think that Caylee Anthony deserves justice, I also think every other child out there does too.

My issues aren’t just with the national coverage though, as I feel that the uproar in regards to our justice system is unecessary. Yes, we all know that Casey Anthony is a liar, manipulator, and all around big cu next tuesday. Did she murder her child? My opinion only here, but I am not sure. Do I think she had something to do with the child’s death? Yes. Do I think her intent was to kill her own child? I don’t know.

Even though the majority of people in our nation think she is guilty the truth of the matter is that she was found not guilty by a jury. There was reasonable doubt, according to said jurors, and it is done. As for our legal system: yes the prosecution made some errors and probably over-charged her for the evidence they had that was eligible to be introduced to the jury.

But on the opposite side of that, our system is put in place so we can’t just pick up some Joe-Smo and find them guilty of a crime. There has to be evidence, and there has to be enough of it to find a person guilty. The jurors did not feel that was the case here and entered a not guilty verdict. And speaking of the jury and the slack they have been receiving…

They were doing their civic duty as Americans. I find it a bit hypocritical that all sorts of people can trash on the jurors when the fact of the matter is that when most get jury duty, all they do is bitch and try to get out of it.

Moving on to someone equally as terrifying

Jillian Michaels: Oh Jillian.. how I really haven’t missed you at all honestly. I did the 30 day shred video a while back and saw some results in terms of toning. I actually don’t mind her dvds that much and only sometimes do I feel the need to punch my tv. I decided that I wanted to do the 30 day challenge again (starting at the beginning of July)

Why a challenge? Well, a few reasons actually:

  • I am completely vain and wanted to do some toning before my 2 week vacation beginning on August 1
  • I know that during said vacation, I plan to enjoy myself to the fullest and need a detox afterwards
  • I was getting extremely bored in the gym, and this was demotivating me something fierce

So I started the Shred DVD on Monday (not quite the beginning of July clearly) and plan to do it daily for the most part. I also started on Level 2 and have gone back and forth between the first 2 levels. One thing I do like about any workout DVD is that it tells me exactly what to do. That is a major problem when I try and do strength training because I am clueless and usually just give up. At least I have a screaming lunatic who needs better sports bras to keep me doing the strength moves.

and lastly,

– Cape Cod Potato Chips: One thing that really annoys me is when I find a food item that I really like for it only to disappear from the shelves. Case in point: Cape Cod Five Cheese Chips. These chips were amazing.. as greasy and good as a cheesy chip can be. Of course, after a few weeks buying them at the grocery store all of the sudden I couldn’t find them anywhere (except a random small bag at a gas station – yes they are that good)

Then, I found my beloved cheese chips on Monday but quickly realized they had been changed. To whole grain sunchip-wannabe garbage.

Why?

Seriously Cape Cod? I am not too sure what you guys were thinking on this one but it is major fail. First off, your whole grain version is not even good and secondly, if I wanted a whole grain chip — I would eat Sun Chips. At least there chemicals are great-tasting.

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-Amy

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Well, Boston is alive and in full party mode due to Boston Bruins winning the Stanley Cup. Even though I don’t follow hockey at all, it is pretty cool that they won and I must admit it makes the city a great place to live in at the moment. The weather has been warmer too, so that means I am not a total bitch more time has been spent outdoors instead of stuck inside. Now if only that beach weather would come this way…

So, I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today but had the urge to write. Good thing I had to go food shopping and it sparked my post for today: shit that annoys me at the grocery store. I am sure some of you sympathize.

1) Aisle Blockers

We all have seen these gems at the grocery store: Talking on their cell phones, reading box labels, or looking for an item way down the aisle all while completely blocking aisle. These people drive me crazy, and I have resisted the urge many times to move them out of the way myself.

2) Terrifying Kids

Now, not being a “kid person” may influence my annoyance about this one but there is nothing worse than being near a kid in the grocery store who is having a complete meltdown. Of course, I get that being a parent is hard work but I guess feel that if you can hear a kid screaming because they can’t have chips throughout the whole store and the temper tantrum lasts more than like, 8 minutes, maybe a parent should take their child outside.

3) Express Lane Abusers

I will admit, that I have gone through the ’12 items or less’ lane with maybe 2 extra before. My number 3 is not those people. Number 3 is about the people that have a grocery cart overflowing with groceries. These people know they have a lot more than 12 items, but just do not care. This just means those of us with a gallon of milk to purchase are shit out of luck.

4) Oops, I forgot…

Have you ever been in the line at the grocery store, your items half on the conveyor belt when the person proclaims, “oh I just have to run and get ___ I’ll be right back!” Yea, this is asinine. If someone forgets something, they shouldn’t be able to hold up the line for 20 minutes for 20 minutes while they go and search for whatever they want.

5) Checking Out.

I feel like every time I go grocery shopping the store has like 1 cashier open. The rest of the ‘open’ lines are self-checkout. Now, in theory self-checkout lines would be a brilliant and time consuming part of shopping … if they actually worked! I am pretty sure 98% of the times I have used a self-checkout machine it has stopped working and turned into a huge fiasco.

I am sure myself and everyone else out there could come up with a few more to add to this list. This list is what I encountered just today while shopping! There is also the customer who holds the line up by sitting there and having a full blown conversation with the cashier. Or what about the coupon-crazy lady? I am all for the extreme-coupon craze and can appreciate a good savings – but if someone is going to spend 30 minutes organizing and using their coupons; then maybe they need to open a separate line. And of course, I forgot to mentions the gems that decide to wait until their entire order is bagged to deem it necessary to ‘put a couple things back’…

Am I forgetting anything? What annoys you most about food shopping?

-A

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Summer is by far my favorite time of year. Unlike most New Englanders, I actually LOVE the humidity and the 95 degree days. When Summer actually starts here in the Bean is up for debate. By the end of April, most of us are so miserable due to the winter that we usually ‘pretend’ the weather is summer-like. That is when things get sketchy: girls in booty shorts, flip flops worn in 50 degree weather, guys in cut off jean shorts circa 1990. You get the idea. And I would like to say that things get better here as the real summer weather approaches, but it doesn’t. It just gets worse…

Shit that is Annoying about People in the Summer:

1. Big Sunglasses

I am all for rocking out a pair of nice sunglasses, especially during the summer. A good pair of sunglasses can you from feeling drab to fab in minutes. That being said, sunglasses are just like any other thing you were: they need to ‘fit’ you. Sadly, a whole lot of people missed the memo on this one (men included) and both sexes are wearing some big-ass sunglasses this summer. Some of the sunglasses I have seen are absolutely, positively too big and look, well..  dumb. My feeling is that if your sunglasses literally take up half of your face, you may want to consider getting a smaller pair. Unless you have something to hide…

2.  Tanning

This has to split in two because it just that serious, clearly (thanks Jersey Shore)

Sunless Tanning:

I understand the spray tanning phenomenon, I really do. People are flocking to spray tanning salons because they aren’t really feeling the whole skin cancer thing. That’s cool. What is not cool, however, is all the people walking around looking like they just rolled around in a bag of Doritos. This whole “I am orange and my face and body look dirty” look I am just not understanding…

Extreme Tanning:

Personally, I like a summer glow. I don’t like walking around completely pale, and with a SPF 30 I can still get that summer glow without looking like a complete leather-face. However, I draw the line at those who spend their entire ‘tanning’. It is like the Snooki wanna-be’s are taking over the world..

I also don’t understand those that people I see at the pool and beach who are completely sunburned from head to toe (and still out in the sun) These smarty pants must the people that completely convince themselves that they are brown when they really are red… You know who I am talking about; everyone knows one.

3.  Unnecessary Skin Showing

Summer = warmer weather = less clothing. I get it. I really do. This is more about those that deem it necessary to walk around with their ass hanging out of their shorts/skirts. Or better yet, think I want to see them walking around in public in their two-sizes-too-small swim suit on (and nothing else) Please don’t get me wrong, I am all for embracing our bodies and rocking what our mama’s gave us but on the other side of that, I also feel it is important to know what works for us and what doesn’t and think that we should keep our bodies sacred and not walk around with everything hanging out all over the place…

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If you were to ask any one person if they are a good driver; they probably wouldn’t hesitate before answering yes. The truth of the matter is that the majority of people that are on the road (legally and illegally) absolutely suck at driving…

Top Annoying Things Bad Drivers Do:

1. The Cell Phone Driver

Now, I am not going to sit here and say that I have never talked on my cell phone while driving because that would be a lie. However, I have only done it when I actually needed to take the phone call, and then pulled over to continue my conversation. Those are the people I am talking about anyway. I am talking about the people that are constantly talking on their cell phones while driving. You will be next to them at a red light while they are talking away – then witness them hang up and make another phone call. Yea, those people. Of course, what kind of list would this be if I didn’t give a shout out to the text-messaging drivers. The ones that are so into texting that they swerve in and out of lanes, sit at green lights, and so forth. Love them.

2. The ‘Im too good’ Driver:

These drivers are real gems. They are the ones that never use a turn signal, drive way too fast, and swerve in and out of lanes on the highway. They obviously think they are too good to follow the rules that everybody has to follow.*also under this annoyance is the genius that leaves their blinker on foreverseems people can’t see that light blinking on their dashboard directly in front their face.

3. Slow in the Fast Lane Driver:

Wouldn’t the road be a wonderful place if we all worked together? Well, it’s not and we don’t. One of the most annoying things a driver can do is stay in the far left lane.. while going obnoxiously slow. Instead of passing the intended car, this driver will stay in the far left lane and just cause a major slow-up. Thanks, buddy.

4. The Parking Guru

We have all been there… searching for a parking spot at the mall or the grocery store and think we see one – that is until we get a closer look and realize the nice driver of the pretty little car felt it necessary to take up two parking spots. Whether the person’s bad parking job was intentional or not, this person still gets the jackass award.

5. The Nose Picker

Let me be perfectly clear about this: I have nothing against someone picking their nose… just as long as I DON’T HAVE TO SEE IT. There is seriously nothing more disgusting than pulling up to a fellow driver and notice that he is mid-mining operation and knuckle-deep in his own nose. It is gross. And there is nothing more annoying…

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*Disclaimer – this post is also a whole lot of nothing accompanied by an annoying number of photos. Can’t say I didn’t warn you…

Love the fact that:

– Summer is finally here. Hell freakin yes. I wait for this moment all year long, where I can retire the gloves, scarves, and winter apparel. Where I can leave the house without having to put on 3 pairs of socks and fight with the zipper on my Ugg boots. Flip flops rule.

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I love my booze dad.

– I celebrated Father’s Day by doing a whole lot of the following: drinking, eating, more drinking, and then more eating. I think all holidays should be celebrated this way. Needless to say when Tommy’s daughter showed up last night with his ‘gift’ (a specially made cake with whipped cream cheese frosting, strawberries & whipped frosting in the middle, and the moistest vanilla cake I have ever tasted) I nearly lost my drunken’ shit. It was that good.

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Love that Massachusetts is so screwed up that it is more beneficial (health insurance wise) to stay unemployed.

– Oh, I also have been thinking about whether or not it is financially “worth” it for us for me to go back to work. (I start classes back up in September) Turns out — it is not. Darn, and I was really hoping to slave away for shit money somewhere.

source

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I love lethal weapons that fit in my purse surprises?!

– Tommy came home the other day with a present for me. Isn’t it cute? Yea, it is just how we roll. Don’t judge.

No, it is not a water gun...

 

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Told you this post was a whole lot of nothing lovin…

 

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