Why summer has to end. I mean, really? Fall is waving its jazz hands and Winter is rubbing its hands together menacingly. Someone needs to off Winter already. I’ll even pay you. In Canadian dollars, but still. It’s better than nothing. Ish.
How my small children manage to drop loads that are the size of their heads.
Partial blog feeds. People try to give arguments in their defense (usually about advertising revenue), but I still don’t get it. You either want people to read your words, or…you don’t.
Racism. Last time I checked, we all had the same body parts, only different shades of the same when it comes to skin color. Extremists who try to use Jesus as an excuse for your crimes and promote Aryan Nation-type ideals? Maybe read the Bible. Jesus was JEWISH. Brown skin, hair and eyes. Now we just need to remedy all of the North American depictions of Him.
Four Square. The T.V. show and the social media game. For the former, I REALLY hope you’re getting paid the big bucks for wearing the blue skin-tight bodysuits. For the latter, I have yet to see it explained. My good friends entertain me with status updates mocking it, so at least there’s that point in favor.
The Internet. I’m not referring to whether you need to reply to comments (at all, or) via email or comment reply (though I’m still befuddled as to what I’m “supposed” to do) but how it works in general. I mean, I write an email to a friend in California and it gets there IMMEDIATELY. How did that happen? How did the words from my screen leave my laptop in Buttpoke Of Nowhere, B.C. and appear on a friend’s laptop in Southern California (or anywhere, for that matter)? Is it alien technology? Magic? A combination of the two?
People who do do nothing but complain. I mean, complaining is part of human nature and venting once in awhile (shows that you’re human, and) is good for you (says she who is venting). But when everything that you say is negative, I cannot help but think that maybe you’re choosing to leave out the good for the sake of attracting attention. Yes, I can just stop reading what you say and…wait. I just did. Thought I’d let you know about it first.
Why there is not a zero calorie potato/nacho chip. The pop/soda industry figured it out but the snack industry has not. Let’s MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
How the entire Internet shuts down when there’s an American holiday. It’s like we’re buying into the(ir) hype that they rule the world. (TEASING, my American friends. Just don’t blow up Canada, mmkay?)
The difference between baking soda and baking powder. I mean…I bake a lot, I post recipes (Thanks to Secret Agent Josephine for the banner (and the one on this site here, which I still love three years later) and to Jen Wilson for the site design) and am a pretty good (fantastic, even) cook and baker but I don’t always understand the science behind it all. It only took that ONE TIME I used baking soda instead of powder in corn bread to make me NEVER MIX THEM UP EVER AGAIN. I still don’t know how two rising agents that both taste terribly can have such different results.
People who stand RIGHT NEXT TO YOU in a checkout aisle. You standing so close (Don’t stand so, don’t stand so, don’t stand so close to me)(I’ve been known to hum that Police tune)(I am OLD) does not make the line move any faster. It does, however, increase the chances of me placing my grocery items on the belt one. at. a. time.
How our non-cordless phone (we have one! they exist!) works during a power outage. There is no electricity to be seen, no power, and yet I can pick up the handset and call someone.
Why there isn’t a Target in Canada.
How my oldest child starts third grade next week. THIRD GRADE. Have I mentioned that he’s starting third grade? And turning EIGHT in December?
Did I miss anything? Is there anything that you don’t understand?