In honor of the 10th of the month, I have composed a list of 10 things that are on my mind. No relation between them - perhaps mostly pet peeves that I needed to vent about, I'll start with a positive...
#1 Happy Hour Rocks
I'm addicted to Happy Hour. Not the "5 o'clock somewhere" Happy Hour at the local bar. Nope, it's the 2 pm to 4 pm Happy Hour at the local Sonic drive in! 96 cents for 44 glorious oz of Coca-Cola. And ooooh, the tiny little pebbles of ice! (Why am I not losing the baby weight?)
#2 Speaking of Sonic
They should fire their ad agency. Of course, so should Jack-in-the-Box, with the ridiculous large headed man. And why is Jack not in a box? Perhaps they should consult with Target on who they are currently using. Mesmerizing!
#3 Homeschooling is not what it used to be
Sorry, I always thought home schooled children were weird - I was wrong and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Not so sure I want to entrust my children to the public school system just yet.
#4 My kids have too many toys
Don't tell my husband, he'll be tossing half of the girls' stuff. They'd never forgive me. Instead, I'll just keep shifting it around. I have started the hide some and pull out others - It's almost like having new toys all over again.
#5 There are too many diets
I need to pick one (whatever I can do while nursing) and there are just too many to choose from. I've been reading a lot lately about diets and I just don't know which one to pick. What wonderful thing do I cut from my life: carbs, sugars, fats, soft drinks...?
#6 Soft Drinks
Why are they called soft drinks? What's soft about it? Some call them: Soda, Pop, Cola - well, whatever it is, I am sure it is rotting my insides...Why does it have to taste so good? I just need to drink more good ol' H2O.
Perhaps I'll start with exercise for weight loss. I know, those of you who know me are screaming at the screen, but it wouldn't hurt to improve my health. Especially the cardio - besides, there is no cure for Asthma and my breathing should improve as I walk, run, bike, etc.
Why isn't there a cure for Asthma? Why isn't there a special 'walk for the cure' for Asthma. I mean, Asthma can be life-threatening too. Oh well, at least I can walk for improved cardio.
What drives me bananas - probably more than any other grammatical snaff-o is the use of I, me and myself. Good rule of thumb, 'I' goes at the beginning and 'me' goes at the end. (that was almost hard to type it sounded so awful in my head) 'myself' - I just don't use this one unless to say "I'll do it myself" When there are other people listed in the sentence along with the word 'I' or 'me' I drop their name from the sentence and if it sounds bad, it's probably wrong! I work with professionals - these people have college degrees and yet, they insist on using the word 'I' all the while neglecting 'me' Poor me...poor pitiful me!
Is the proper use of their, they're and there really THAT hard? I mean, let's go over this together: THEIR (pronoun - as in a possessive form of they) i.e. it is their house; THEY'RE (a contraction of the words 'they' and 'are') i.e. they're coming over later; THERE (okay, this one could be several things, pronoun, adjective, noun, adverb) i.e. there it is, OR I put it over there - perhaps this is where it gets more tricky. OR maybe it's all neither here nor there.