Happy Fri-yay!! I’m no Matt Bellassai, but I was hoping you would indulge me for a few paragraphs and let me get a few things off my chest aka let me whine about it (feel free to enjoy a glass of wine while you’re at it).
Friday Whine Down
- Men who think they know more about sports than all women – A week or so ago, I’m standing in line at Starbucks (I’ll never forget to do a mobile order again) and ended up chatting with a girl in front about me about Seth Curry. The guy behind us was clearly eavesdropping and couldn’t wait to interject — “Actually it’s Steph Curry, not Seth and he plays for the Warriors”. His smug look said it all. Little did he know…
Me:Uh no smart ass, we meant Seth Curry, Steph Curry’s younger brother. You know the guard from the Sacramento Kings?! *z snap & Kenya Moore twirl*
Smug Face: *stutters an apology* + pretends to take a call.
Okay, so I didn’t call him a smart ass (and there was no Z snap or twirl), but I did shut him down. This guy was so excited to jump in and talk down to two girls who dared to have the audacity to talk about sports in his presence because men all are-knowing when it comes to sports. *rolls eyes*
- The Worst Upstairs Neighbors – I’ve lived in the same apartment since I moved to Atlanta. There were times when I didn’t even know I had upstairs neighbors until I happened to see them out on their balcony. So I’ve been pretty lucky until back in February when the upstairs neighbors from hell moved in. These two dudes sound like tap dancing elephants, but they can’t be more than 125lbs soaking wet. Here’s a little taste of what I’m dealing with:
- Valet Trash – I’m not sure how many of you live in apartments and are forced into this service, but can we start a petition, puhleaze? If you’re not a part of the lucky bunch that has to use this – essentially, the leasing office dictates the particular hours of the day when you can set your trash outside of your door and someone from the valet trash service will come and collect it for you. Sounds like a deal right — except you have to pay for this. Mhmm, I get charged an extra $40 a month for the service and I can’t opt-out. That’s $480 a year, I could have spent on clothes, planner stickers, makeup, or food… you know fun things. I can take out my own damn trash (fo’ free!!). What really gets me is the service (at least in my complex) runs Sunday – Thursday. So Saturday after hosting a football watch party when I have two or three bags of trash, a hangover and I don’t want to walk my trash to dumpster, they won’t help me. Thanks for nothing!
- Overpriced basics – I’m working on creating a capsule wardrobe, so my Bloglovin’ feed is filled with posts from fashion bloggers. What kills me is all of the fashion bloggers that recommend “affordable” $125 plain white v-necks to add to your collection of basics. $125 for a basic?!! Bless your heart. Now, I love a good basic t-shirt that you can wear alone with a great accessory or layer under your sweaters or jackets when the weather calls for it. I get it: quality and all that blah, blah, blah, but what about my affinity to get my foundation on my t-shirt or drop the avocado from my lunch on myself as I try to type and work at my desk. No, you spend that kind of money on your spring essential and I’ll head over to Old Navy or Target and pick-up two or three, $7 or $8 shirts that I won’t cry over when I inevitably spill coffee on it.
Whew! I feel better. Thanks for letting me whine about it.
Your turn. What are some things that are currently bothering you? Whine/Rant/write in all caps about it to me in the comments below.