Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spelling Pains

My level of annoyance is irrationally high over Americans who insist on using the British spelling of certain words. Like behaviour, colour, favourite, and shoppe.

It's not THAT big of a deal and no one gets hurt from it, but I find it so maddening and obnoxious. Why? Because it is just trying too hard. Trying too hard to be different, to appear cultured and sophisticated. It's too fucking quaint. Maybe I find it annoying because, to a small, harmless extent, it's cultural appropriation. If that's how you grew up spelling certain words, then fine, we have no beef. But if you're doing it just to look cooler than everyone else, then you're akin to a hipster in my mind. And I fucking hate hipsters.

Monday, January 23, 2012

You Drive Me Crazy

There is nothing more annoying than a puppy who has just been spayed and therefore cannot be exercised more strenuously than a leash walk. Oh, and let me add to that a foot of snow that, for some reason, prevents said puppy from pooping anywhere in the vicinity of her owner's home.

I would be lying if I said this scene has not come to mind several times tonight.

Saturday, January 21, 2012