They’re So Overrated

“That’s All, Folks!” I wish.

You already know that I’m very random. Quirky as well. I think the people at WordPress had me in mind when they decided on today’s prompt. I am not only random and quirky, you can definitely add sarcastic. Very sarcastic.

Having said that the following is a list of words/concepts that have had their time, but it’s time to retire.

  1. Looney Tunes: a cheap Disney copycat.
  2. Clowns: unless you are three, scary.
  3. Harry Potter: talk about scary.
  4. Sci-Fi/Fantasy: see above
  5. “Dancing With the Stars”/”The Bachelor”/”The Bachelorette”: haven’t seen them, but ABC needs to stop with the commercials.
  6. “Entertaining”: just say you’re having people over.
  7. Cruises: pay a fortune for claustrophobia.
  8. Lakers: near Los Angeles during basketball season it’s all you hear about.
  9. Camping: a hotel, please.
  10. Halloween: fine, if your age is in the single digits.
  11. Pandas: I don’t need to know when one is pregnant or just had babies.

Am I missing anything? Yes, actually. The above are only eleven from a list of 67 items on my “overrated” list. But you get the picture.

What would you add?

Image: macrobusiness.com

OMG, That’s Annoying!

I told you that bad grammar was my pet peeve, but I’ve thought of something else that is right up there on the extremely annoying scale: laziness. I would never hear the end of it if I admitted this to my parents (actually I think I will be getting a huge I told you so from Mom, who posts my posts for me), but if you just do something right the first time, you’ll save yourself a whole lot of effort.

Probably like every kid on the planet at one time or another, I ran the toothbrush under the faucet instead of brushing my teeth. Instead of making my bed, I just pulled up the comforter, while the blanket and sheet remained a jumbled mess.

There is a new form of laziness for the 21st century, and you know what I’m talking about—it runs rampant on social media: LOL, OMG, IDC. Now that’s lazy! Just SAY it, already! And who comes up with that stuff, anyway?

Courtesy: squarelulu.blogspot.com

I know a lot of it came from text messages’ shorthand, which I get. But what about, say Facebook? Why not type the whole phrase? Just laziness, I tell you!

I so wish I had the nerve to say something! It would go something like this: If you took the time just typing what you wanted to say, instead of coming up with abbreviations and reinventing the wheel, you would probably be time ahead.

Now, I just need the guts to say so the next time I see it on FB (oops—I mean Facebook)!