Scratchy scratchy

OK, I’m a bit irritated. Nettled. Miffed. Slightly peeved. Annoyed. J’ever have a morning when you haven’t even been up for an hour, and the suckage level is already rising at breakneck speed?

*drumming fingers on desk*

Right. I need to get out of this funk and on to my spectacular day. Lots of craziness planned at the Fink house, as the days until the Odyssey wind down to three and a wake-up. But first, the heaving up of random peeves:

Today’s Irritants

  1. My inability, for the life of me, to remember how to do a simple maneuver in Paint Shop Pro X2 that I’ve done with ease for years. And do you THINK the web has any advice after searching for 30 minutes?
  2. Evangelists whose sermons are mostly a long string of trite platitudes, one right after the other.
  3. When people, after describing a quick and easy task, exclaim,“Walla!” [sic]
  4. The fact that, thanks to new ink technology, Silly Putty no longer “takes up” newspaper comics.
  5. That I’m dealing with choir tour this morning. Before I leave, I have to upload documents for parents, and I need my rep to answer a question. Autoresponse after emailing him: I’m out of the office until June 20.
  6. Caring who is gay or straight. I. Simply. Do. Not. And neither should anyone else.
  7. When people, afer reading a recipe, post the comment, “YUMMO!” (Seriously, I think violent, truly felonious thoughts. Just…c’mere. *bANg*)
  8. That people not only know they’re using the wrong form of you’re/your, but admit they don’t care. I do not want to live on this planet anymore.

*straightening hair and skirt*

Well, there now. I feel all better. And look at me, all givin’ up coffee and stuff.

OK not really. :P

15 thoughts on “Scratchy scratchy

  1. Mavis

    My goodness! Not a good way to start the day, for sure. I agree with everything you said! Well, I can’t comment on #1 because I know nothing about it. :-/

    “Yummo”? You’re kidding, right? Dear Lord. I remember when we both loved to sit at the table and do #4. Great fun. Amen on #6!!!!!

    Well, hang in there, Birdie. A few more days and you can put these things behind you for a while. Stick your head out the window and let the breezes blow all the problems from your mind. (banging my hands on the desk while chanting, “Odyssey! Odyssey! Odyssey!!”)

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      I remember sitting at the table, “picking up” comics too! Remember when Dad would buy the Sunday paper, and the comics were in color? Wahoo!

  2. Suzanne

    Oh dear! Then you’d hate it in France because they say “voilá” after every little quick and easy task. It’s quite charming. :)

    Have fun getting ready for your trip, I always love the day or two before leaving. :)

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Haha — I don’t mind voilá, Suz. I mind WALLA! (A ridiculous malaprop)

      And I just spent the last hour getting stuff ready to pack…love it!

        1. Rat Fink Post author

          The Thriller is all packed and ready. Me…not so much, but getting there! And you can believe I’ve scouted out the weather for the next 10 days. So far, so good — no tornadoes predicted for MS, TX, OK, KS or NE!

  3. David

    Spot on regarding the Evangelist thingy and Amen Sister to #6…should anyone’s sexuality ever be a concern to anyone save those individuals involved….sheesh!

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      I heart you, David! Welcome aboard, and I hope you comment lots, because you’re really cute and smart and stuff. Yay! :P

  4. Marshall Wheeler

    Today’s irritants are in some kind of numerical order I love how Silly Putty made your top five!

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Haha — well if truth be told, Marshall, you could probably put them in reverse order and have #8 be #1!


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