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What's Bah Hum'bugging' Me

What's Bah Hum'bugging' Me
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By Beth Portolese

Well it’s the end of the year and so many things have gotten on my nerves lately, I’ve decided to make a list (and check it twice) of what I’m bothered by. Obviously there are some very sad things happening in this world, but I like to keep my rants on the lighter side.

In no specific order they are:

  • Sony pictures caving in to threats of violence from the ‘Guardians of Peace’ a.k.a. North Korea. The movie ‘The Interview’ is probably terrible and unfunny but they should have released it.
  • People getting all riled up because others are saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. Frankly is it really that bad that we take into consideration the fact that not all the people we know celebrate Christmas? Is it really such a bad thing to say Happy Holidays? Really? Oh and btw, no one has outlawed saying Merry Christmas. If you want to say it go ahead!!
  • People sharing too much information on social media. My Facebook page lately is filled with people talking about their ailments, the fact that they can’t sleep (of course not…they are up writing on Facebook!) and drama surrounding their love life. While slightly interesting, it boggles my mind that people talk about these things to all their ‘friends’ on Facebook. First of all, are all your ‘friends’ on Facebook your friends? I think not.
  • While we are on the topic of Facebook, is it really necessary for everyone to put so many inspirational quotes up? Where do people find them all? Probably a website devoted to them.
  • The fact that I can’t stop eating cookies from Thanksgiving to Christmas (aka ‘the holidays’). Soon my much too expensive leather leggings will not fit….which is when I’ll stop eating altogether.
  • The fact that I feel the need to have a cocktail with everyone I know between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s not like these people won’t be around in January.
  • The allegations against Bill Cosby.   I saw him in concert once and laughed myself sick. It’s very sad but if it is true….Ewww, what a creep!
  • That Joan Rivers died this year. I really miss watching Fashion Police and it won’t be the same without her.
  • Kim Kardashian’s butt. Really haven’t we all seen enough of it? Oiled up, covered with sand, floating in a pool….enough!! I can’t wait until she is in her 50s. That butt will be slapping against the back of her knees.
  • Al Sharpton. Can you tell me why, with all the intelligent, articulate leaders in the black community, Al Sharpton is the go to guest on any news show if something happens concerning race? Sorry but I was living upstate during the Tawana Brawley case when Reverend Al wore track suits and he and his co-horts accused people who had no connection with the case of being involved in her rape. Although he is now almost freakishly thin and wears better suits, I suspect Reverend Al is still the same guy.
  • Gluten free foods. Another food fad we have bought into, but why is it that all these foods with no gluten cost more? If something is missing shouldn’t it be cheaper?
  • Bravo TV. I’m sad to say it but I hardly ever watch Bravo anymore. It has devolved into shows about people (mostly women) who constantly fight (sometimes with their fists) and talk about each other. It’s boring! ID Discovery is my new go to channel. ‘Wives with Knives’…’Who the Bleep did I Marry?’…’Most Evil.’ All soon to be classic shows.
  • The fact that no matter how many sit ups and crunches I do or weights I lift, I will never get defined abs and arms unless I give up eating bread and pizza. Now I don’t mind doing extra exercises, but give up pizza? Never.
  • People who don’t look where they are going because they are walking and staring at their phone. Now let me preface this by saying I don’t even have a smart phone so staring at the one I have is pointless; however, WATCH WHERE YOU ARE GOING!!! I work in Soho (land of the millennials) now and literally no one looks up when they are walking. If I didn’t dodge them, at least 10 people a day would walk right into me because they are busy texting, playing a game or something else.
  • While we are on that, another thing bugging me is being invited by my friends on Facebook to play games. Now I love you all, but PLEASE stop inviting me to play Candy Crush. I don’t even know what that is!
  • The pop up ads that seem to be on every website I look at now. The close button is so small that it takes you a bit before you can find it and stop the ad. Plus now some of them have sound and music, which goes off before you can find the ad and mute it! Because of this, it’s getting harder and harder to read the internet on the down low at work!
  • The fact that it is almost New Years again. Excuse me but wasn’t it just New Years a couple of days ago? I haven’t even accomplished the first resolution I made for 2014. What is it about getting older that makes the year go faster?
  • The storm that is going to hit us on Christmas Eve, the day I’m traveling. Of course, all the TV weather people are trying to whip people up into a frenzy over this storm just viagra coupon like they did at Thanksgiving. To all of them I say, “Hey, isn’t this winter?”
  • Although I’m bugged, I’m not too bugged to say, Happy Holidays (a.k.a. Merry Christmas) to all of you.

Well that’s what’s bugging me.

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