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The Pet Peeve

September 20, 2011

Yes, people who dress up their pets could qualify. 

(Certainly a PP for the pet too.)

We all have them.

Some are more peevish than others.

Amazing that a word expressing a universal human emotion like "peeve" appeared in print as a verb (she peeves me no end) only in 1908 and a noun (I'm in a complete peeve) in 1911.

Both "peeves" are what linguists call "back-formations" of a much older term.

In this case, "peevish," which means "ill-tempered," and appeared in the late 14th century.

Add the word "pet" to it and the phrase that popped up in 1919, according to Word Detective, probably owes its popularity to its mild perversity — "favorite annoyance" is a bit oxymoronic as well as being alliterative.

Naturally one's pet peeve is another one's pet action. 

You may have your own favorite pet peeves like:

Vanity license plates.

Conspiracy theorists.

Couples who sit on the same side of the booth when there is no one on the other side.

(That is annoying)

Or people who chat online and are preoccupied with other things while you're on the phone with them.

Or the "wrong numbers" who ask who you are? Same ones that hang up and don't say "sorry."

They're probably also the same people sitting behind you in a movie that never shut up.

There are constant lists listing so many pet peeves, you might find a few there you didn’t know you had, and that will be annoying in itself.

I'm getting peeved just thinking about it.

J. Peterman

 

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September 20, 2011 1:25 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


The B: sniff "I know you hate these but would you try one?"
The Me: "What's your thinking here - that an advanced level of decomposition is just the key that will unlock, in a person who abhors the look, smell, texture and idea of hardboiled eggs, a lust for the deviled variety?"

Une autre bête noire?
Lists

September 20, 2011 3:18 AM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

People  who  insist  on  noisily  eating  while  talking  on  the  phone  to  you.   People  who  call  and  get  past  the  receptionist  notwithstanding  the  fact  that  YOU'RE  very  busy,  then  they  interrupt  their  "urgent"  call  umpteen  times  by  answering  incoming  cell  calls  of  their  own,  instead  of  simply  letting  them  go  to  voicemail....

September 20, 2011 4:38 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

I am most certain that I have habits that are quite annoying to a great number of people, and it is their Right to be annoyed and to voice that annoyance ... Therefore, when the time comes, I feel no compunction about voicing my own List of "Pet Peeves" ... a Gigantic one of which is, that people don't understand how very annoying they really are... More's the pity ... a lot of them ... if they would cease doing whatever it is that they do that causes the peevishness, would still be just as annoying as they ever were, simply because they exist ... The Solution, of course, is Draconian, but as the Meskins in these parts all say, "SOCKS" !!!  Eso Si Que Es ....... Thats Just The Way It Is .......

September 20, 2011 4:55 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

Today is National Wife Appreciation Day ... in case any of y'all who have a Wife to appreciate care to do something extraordinary in Celebration ....... Enjoy it !!! And Give Thanks ...
 
 
EQUAL  TIME:
 
 
Two fellows meet for the first time, in the Locker Room at the Country Club ... in getting acquainted they strike up a conversation and one of them say, "My Wife is an Angel ..."
"Lucky You, the other says, mine is still alive ..."  .......

September 20, 2011 5:25 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

People with overstuffed backpacks and luggage carriers as everyday wardrobe.  I understand if I'm at Grand Cencral Station  but if I'm just walking down Prince Street I don't see any need to dodge a backpack coming at my head or sidestep a luggage carrier.   When did it become necessary for us to take everything we own with us when we're going to work or brunch.    

September 20, 2011 5:27 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

I always want to dress up my G-pig, Prudence.  But everytime a little kid sees her they quote that movie G-Force and say "You're not putting that bow in my hair!."  If you don't know what that's about,  ask a 7 year old or someone with lots of kids.  

September 20, 2011 5:29 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

People who park as close as possible to the supermarket doors in the spaces designated for people with disabilities, or parent and toddler. I've had some lively conversations with perfectly fit people, without any disability or toddler in tow. A 30-odd year old man who'd parked up in a parent & toddler space, all kitted out to go to the gym over the road assured me he did have a toddler, but he'd left it at home!
Junk mail.
Pesky 'phone calls from people wanting to sell you something.
My mother's uncanny ability to 'phone just as I'm about to serve up very hot food or have an urgent need to go to the loo. I've had many a happy hour making myself comfortable on the white throne more concerned about juggling 'phone, toilet tissue, undergarments and not dropping the 'phone down the loo, while trying to patiently listen to her telling me things she's told me twenty times before.
Dog walkers who think the top of my driveway is an OK place to let the dog poop and not pick it up because nobody has seen them.
Slugs and snails
And I do so share with Mr.P. that irritation with people who are paying more attention to their gizmos than they are listening to you when you call them, and I agree, in a face-to-face meeting, it is downright rude to fail to switch to voicemail.
Not putting the cap on the toothpaste tube & all that domestic stuff.
Delivery firms who give you a morning slot and arrive at 4PM
The lost end on a nearly new reel of scotch tape
Lightbulbs
Dogs in frocks ......
The trick is - Do not adopt Peeves as Pets, it will make you grouchy and miserable. Go for the water off a duck's back approach and see how disproportianate your peeve is in the general scheme of things. Have a little laugh at yourself and carry on, doubtless doing things that peeve other people.
 

September 20, 2011 5:30 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Another pet peeve is drivers that go in reverse when they pass their stop.  Its scary.  It makes me feel like I'm in a video game and the driver has a free pass to kill me if he missed the first time.  

September 20, 2011 5:47 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

I don't know why this stuck in my memory, but Yogi Bear had a pet peeve - when he threw his girlfriend out of his cave, the parting shot was "And never darken my dwelling with doilies again!"

September 20, 2011 6:24 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

People who eat hotpockets, gosssips, parents who don't parent, people who expect the gov't to do everything for them, people who don't take joy in simple things, teachers who wear apple, ruler, & chalkboard themed sweaters & shirts, people who don't see how important art & recess are for children, plastic surgeons who only inject plastic, people who drop their older cat or dog off at the shelter & say, in all seriousness, "We want to get a new puppy.(or a kitten).", people w/ no sense of humor, people who come on a site & make up fantastical stories, slippers are NOT shoes!

September 20, 2011 6:59 AM
Myself 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Spring Fragrance said...

People who use the toilet stall next to mine when the rest of the whole GD toilet is empty

Jerks who take 2 parking spaces

Jerks who put their feet up over the next row (though empty) in movie theatres

Jerks who fart and leave the elevator while others are entering, leaving me to look guilty

Drivers who tail gate

Telemarketers (a thousand times over)

Walking into spider webs

Fax machines that call my home

People who walk around barefoot - Aussies do that, in the malls, supermarkets etc..

….and finally…truly incomparable but true….

Colleagues who clip their toe nails at work, even worse when he sits next to you

September 20, 2011 7:10 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

SPRING................the last one, please tell me that you are kidding????????????? I would throw up....................

September 20, 2011 8:00 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Telemarketers, telemarketers, telemarketers, telemarketers....only to be followed by:  robo-callsRudeness in general whether it be cellphone users, texting while driving or compulsively checking the cellphone while talking to ME!Clipping their toenails at work may win the prize on this one though I did once have a nose picker who would flick it hither and yon -- ugh! gag! retch!

September 20, 2011 8:11 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

On that happy note, I think I'll have breakfast and mull this over.

September 20, 2011 8:38 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Common sense portrayed as ignorance.
National Defense redefined as a license to start wars.
Making a profit portrayed as evil.
People with 6 + kids saying they have no time or money.
Those who make a face if you mention a food they don't like.
Socks with Crocs
Heathens who don't bother to check to see if a double flush is required.
Hearing "you know" 10 times in a 2 minute conversation.
Sssshhhers who make more noise than those ssshhhhed.

September 20, 2011 8:39 AM
Myself 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Spring Fragrance said...

Seriously!! My jaw just dropped the other day when the guy sitting next to me happily took off his socks and started clipping his toe nails!! And the soles of his feet didn't look too flash either.....oh urgh!! The image just came to mind again. Annnnddd! He used another colleague's personal manicure set (he only uses it for fingernails) while he was away - this other colleague was so yukkified by it he wanted to throw his set away!

And Andy!! Your booger-flicker reminds me of 2 more of my pet peeves which I used to see done by some men in Singapore ..... there's one where the guy probes the inside of his ears, twisting his fingers a little, he draws out some scum and proceeds to study and then he SMELLS it!!. The other is seeing men who use two coins attempting to pull hairs off their chin. Some may have a mole with a single strand of hair on it which they actually think is a sign of good fortune so they don't yank THAT one off...how gross is that!

September 20, 2011 9:13 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Once again, I am sent scurrying away having lost my appetite for chat.

September 20, 2011 9:24 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

The use of "GD".

September 20, 2011 9:48 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


IVAN ~
National Wife Appreciation Day again today?
This would probably not be the very best time or place to admit to placing her Sony alarm clock cd player/radio just far enough away that to turn it off, entails a hands and knees stretch that provides a perfect first-thing-in-the-morning peek at her lovely upside-down valentine bottom.

September 20, 2011 10:12 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

I've got nothing.
 
Except maybe people who very discreetly ambush the
topic and take things off in some other direction and then I get started and
everybody in the Village wonders just what in the he-double hockey sticks is HE
talking about.  So I try to explain and it doesn't get any better so I just give
up and let y'all continue on as if there is some reason you should just ignore
the old codger sitting in his rocker over in the corner as if he can't hear what
y'all are talking about anyway, much less figure out what any of it is supposed
to mean. 
 
That said, is that what Billie Joe tossed off the
Tallahatchie Bridge?  A hat?
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHpkYI5_FY

September 20, 2011 10:12 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

C'mon, ChefDeb~ the things that go on in kitchens are an absolute goldmine of Things To Be Peeved About. The one that really gets me is forks not properly washed up so there is still gunge between the tines.

September 20, 2011 10:16 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Oh and one more thing, I know that Uga is not the
best liked mascot in the SEC, but Mr. Peterman, sir,
did you have to dress him up like he's just walked
off the set of Deliverance?  

September 20, 2011 10:21 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Oh Spring -- really ugh -- worse than eating bugs.
 
Born Agains -- of any religion.  I do lump them all together.  Watch Tower people banging on my door; proselytising of any kind. 
 
Patronizing those that some perceive as underlings (goes under the rudeness of any kind)

September 20, 2011 10:35 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


I thought yesterday, of our dear friend, the late C1, while watching a family of four eagles circling above.
One of them worked out that motionless hovering in place deal which is probably useful in a hunter or fisher. Looked like a kite.

September 20, 2011 10:36 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Bicyclists who fail to give warning when approaching up from behind a walker.

September 20, 2011 10:40 AM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Customers who call the BOBOB and want you to look up more than 2 books for them all in different genres and are exactly QUITE sure who the authors actually are or whar EXACTLY the title is...Followed Closely by those who call the BOBOB OR come into the BOBOB & feel that I am their person Shopper/Decision maker/researcher /Psychic  for the day - Um Yeah I don't get paid enough to be that - BUT if you would like me to be I willgive you my # and we can discuss what my rate is when I am not punched in at the Bookshop...  I think I hate Robocalls before telemarketers only because I can waste a real telemarketers time even better than they can mine if I want to, with Robocalls you can't.  Am off to the Local 4yr college to see if I can get some $ for some classes, stay tuned, my next pet peeve may be about that later today  :-) 

September 20, 2011 10:43 AM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Spring - I hate shoes & socks - love to buy them DISLIKE wearing them tho - It's a girl thing - I walk around barefoot A LOT - but never in mass public places unless its a beach or around a pool - That's just a health hazard..

September 20, 2011 10:44 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

If it's on the computer screen then it must be true customer service people.  Rock stars who get offended if their fans want to hear the songs they paid to hear.  Those who stop in the middle of an aisle and somehow grow themselves to fill the lane.  Substitution requests when the menu says no substitutions.  Out of date coupon arguers with clerks who couldn't accept them if they wanted to.    

September 20, 2011 10:44 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

If it's on the computer screen then it must be true customer service people.  Rock stars who get offended if their fans want to hear the songs they paid to hear.  Those who stop in the middle of an aisle and somehow grow themselves to fill the lane.  Substitution requests when the menu says no substitutions.  Out of date coupon arguers with clerks who couldn't accept them if they wanted to.    

September 20, 2011 10:45 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

If it's on the computer screen then it must be true.  Rock stars who get offended if their fans want to hear the songs they paid to hear.  Those who stop in the middle of an aisle and somehow grow themselves to fill the lane.  Substitution requests when the menu says no substitutions.  Out of date coupon arguers with clerks who couldn't accept them if they wanted to.    

September 20, 2011 10:45 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

If it's on the computer screen then it must be true.  Rock stars who get offended if their fans want to hear the songs they paid to hear.  Those who stop in the middle of an aisle and somehow grow themselves to fill the lane.  Substitution requests when the menu says no substitutions.  Out of date coupon arguers with clerks who couldn't accept them if they wanted to.    

September 20, 2011 10:46 AM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I get peeved at myself when i let all this kind of stuff get to me and ubdermine an otherwise good day. Sweating the small stuff.

September 20, 2011 10:46 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

People who swear they only hit the send button once.

September 20, 2011 10:46 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

That's enough, P.

September 20, 2011 11:00 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I do not like stores that post closing times and then close 10 minutes early.

September 20, 2011 11:00 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I do not like people to whom I am introduced as Deborah who then say "Hello Debbie." Do I look like a Dallas Cheerleader?

September 20, 2011 11:09 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

Spring and Andy definitlt get the award fro the grossest. Ich, ich ich!
 
I've got to say leaving the "ly" off the modifying adverb.  Go slow  LY!  This goes for those who know the English language.  For those struggling to learn it, I can omit the flinch that usually happens, but I might, under the right circumstances, correct them.
 
ChefDeb, there's got to be a peeve hidden in that delightful mind of yours.

September 20, 2011 11:13 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

I thought I corrected the FOR.

September 20, 2011 11:25 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Stoney ~ My home is a good distance south
of ATL but the sound of a jet overhead is not unusual. Still I will tilt my eyes
skyward at the sound of one flying over. 
I was grilling out Sunday and I distinctly heard
two jets.  I quickly picked out the Delta 757, but the sun was directly above me
and I was having difficulty locating the second which sounded more like a
military jet.  Then I thought I spotted it sweeping down out of the glare, it had a
strange wing configuration and my first thought was that this is some type of
experimental craft.  Once my eyes refocused and the hawk started its downward
spiral, I realized what a complete dumb ass I can sometimes be.  But then you
already knew that.
 

September 20, 2011 11:34 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Thank you Rusty! I think I am afraid to get started. okay here's another one..people who CARE whether the toilet paper comes from the top or the bottom of the roll. (well we all know it should come from the top but we don't have to TALK about it..and yet..so many do.)

oh I know a really big one: leaving a knife in the sink!

Not leaving a place (like my kitchen)better than you found it.

HOTPOCKET EATERS BEBE!!!!!

September 20, 2011 11:45 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

oh you see, here I go. Don't even start me on my effette snobbery and disdain for the misuse of the English language --one of the reasons I am so happy in this Village in spite of our regional differences. I live in a place where they say "Stood" the night instead of stayed, where when they are agreeing with you they say "So don't I" oh oh oh and WHEN did "I called in sick to my job" become "I called out to my work"? We have previously discussed the use of "no problem" instead of "you're welcome." Don't say "real" butter, of course its real unless its margarine (oleo is acceptable). Now that you have got me going you have only RUSTY to blame when I come back with more postings.......

September 20, 2011 11:45 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

ANd after mentlioning that peeve shouldn't I have corrected the "definitely" or is it "definitly"?  Sorry, folks.

September 20, 2011 11:57 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

typos do not count as errors--we ALL make typos plus spelling is genetic. You either can or you can't. Einstein couldn't spell a word.

September 20, 2011 11:58 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

bu yes, RUSTY they definitely were the grossest.

September 20, 2011 11:58 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

that's but.

September 20, 2011 12:23 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

"I'm sorry, but..."   following a reasonable query

September 20, 2011 12:26 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

are they calling you(the querier) a 'butt'? ....suerly you jest?   "don't call me Shirley

September 20, 2011 12:27 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Oh, by the way, I hope I didn't offend with my last entry yesterday  (he snickered...)

September 20, 2011 12:44 PM
1652 First-comHr-1 Joe Gracey said...

Being always late to post my thoughts!!!!!

September 20, 2011 12:45 PM
1652 First-comHr-1 Joe Gracey said...

Early risers really push my PPeeve button. Are you people all insomniacs, or am I just on muscian time? I'm gonna have to start setting an alarm for 5am just to expound around here...

September 20, 2011 12:47 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

   
 
 
 topic changes at midnight....Eastern Standard Time...or Day Light Savings...

September 20, 2011 12:49 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

 
 
 
 
press 1 for English....

September 20, 2011 12:58 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

STONEY:  I Like the Way You Think !!!

September 20, 2011 12:58 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Miss Blue~ I have a frienf that speaks mostly Polish, and I was astounded that he found a dog that understands Polish perfectly

September 20, 2011 1:20 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Jo Gracey~ Never too late or too early. Just throw your hat into the ring and see what happens.

September 20, 2011 1:25 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Aluminum storm windows on large Victorian homes looking like Grandma got braces.

Leaving anything in the sink.

Carol ~

A local guy who decided, rather than stopping, to ride between a woman with young children and her dog on the ten foot wide rail bed trail wound up with the retract-o leash handle in his front spokes; a fractured skull, broken collar bone and zero sympathy.

B&Bs that offer "gourmet breakfasts" but not toast and eggs.

IVAN ~
I thought you might.

Shoppers who enter a store two minutes before closing and browse for fifteen minutes.

Rusty ~

Sure you must be jokingly.

paolos ~

Don't be so hard on yourself… we're here for that.

Persons who post in French even if they are.

Nattering nabobs of negativism.
~ Spiro T. Agnew ~

September 20, 2011 1:33 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

This guy must think he is Joe Pope or
something...
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40enV_YkX4Y

September 20, 2011 1:38 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Don't sweat the petty stuff
and don't pet the sweaty stuff.

Been away (as in across the big pond).
Missed y'all, peevish or not (me not you).

My reverse peeve; you never hammer me for my terrible grammer, run-on opinions or rants.

Ok, *sigh* , I hate when some says to me "I need to talk to you" in that stomach-dropping, I'm-7-years-old-again voice. But now I just pull out my small thermonuclear device and vaporize them.

September 20, 2011 1:42 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

JAX ~ Good to see you back?  Everything went well?  I hope.

September 20, 2011 1:43 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Tailgaters.

September 20, 2011 1:49 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Paolos, how did you know that was a 757 and not a 767 ER400?

Yes, thank you. It resolved a 40-ish years-long rift. I wish my Mother had lived to witness it, but I was there in her stead. And after a year of not being able to go anywhere with my Captain (planes full), we not only got the last two seats twice, we made Business Class on 2 legs of the journey, allowing me to be coherant (or as close as I ever get) for the 2 days there. VERY grateful.

September 20, 2011 1:51 PM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Big surprise i caan get under $200 in aid for school. How come its those of u who play by the roles alway get the Fuzzy End of the LOLLIPOP?

September 20, 2011 1:52 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

An old, pipe smoking, codger in a blue Chevy pickup truck traveling 23 MPH down a two lane road with no more passing lanes in sight on a Monday morning when I am already late for a meeting considering I just got around the school bus that I thought was holding me up but it turns out the bus couldn't pick up speed because the blue pickup is sputtering along at top RPM on bald tires and people in Georgia don't drive friendly like they do in Texas being against the law and all.  Was that too specific?  Thanks for reminding me, lotlot.

September 20, 2011 1:54 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


JaxZ ~
I know what you mean and how about persons who condescendingly elongate words? "We-ee ne-eed to vi-i-sit." … usually with a hand on you.
I got into trouble at the bank for responding to big shots who would say: "Say, I hate to complain…"
By quickly answering: "Excellent. I hate to listen to people who don't."

And it's nice that you're back home again.

September 20, 2011 2:05 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Stoney, After reading your very evocative 9:48 I thought about moving my husband's alarm but for some reason it just didn't conjure the same results.

That's a great response to those who begin gossip with "I hate to tell you this"!

Thank you, It's wonderful to be home, home, home.

September 20, 2011 2:11 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I forgot my latest pp! And with all due respect to those of you who in fact indulge in this---punctuation mark faces!!! I will not elaborate as it seems to be such a pervasive situation that I don't want to risk insulting anyone. And we all know there are some of you who do it.......and I love you all.

And last, but certainly not least, on this particular day, my biggest pet peeve is a daughter who thinks she knows everything in the world when it should be perfectly obvious by this time that I am the one who knows everything in the world!

September 20, 2011 2:20 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

So you are smart AND you look like a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader?  Can you by any chance cook, too?

September 20, 2011 2:39 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

oh paolos! I almost forgot to tell you that several days before my 89 year old allegedly demented grandmother died (several moons ago of course) one of her final questions in a lifetime of relentless questioning was "what do YOU think Billie Jo Mcallister threw off the Tallahatchie Bridge?" If only I had said "hat" she might have died smiling......thanks for the post and the memory.

September 20, 2011 2:40 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

                                                             (     l     )


 


 


                                                           just kidding  ; }  


                

September 20, 2011 2:41 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


"Can I be honest with you?"
Well, nothing in your past suggests...

September 20, 2011 2:41 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Pet peveves are just not worth the trip. Give e soething I can really have a fit of sef-righteous indigation about and go ballistic.. That is why shark tanks were created.

Now don't get me wrong, a lot of things get me to defcom 1 on the pisstivity scale. Too many in fact. Life is just too short so i would rather just recalbrate to get an attitude adjustment. Obviouslyi i am not always successful.

Thesepia is the only place i know that is a safe haven from all things annoying.

Peace out.

September 20, 2011 2:46 PM
First-comHr-1 Lady J said...

I must admit just reading the list of pet peeves made me peevish. Not to mention offering suggestions for any number of new PPs to try out. One man's PP is another man's eccentricity, although rude behavior is just rude.(have found that mounting a mazuza discourages evangelists from visiting, and I'm not Jewish!) The surprising thing is reading all these posts has made me peckish.

September 20, 2011 2:49 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

ChefDeb


 In the South, we have a tendency to put everyone's name we possibly can in the diminutive.


Billy( or Billie), Willie, Annie, Bobbie( Bobby),Stevie, Tommy, Ronnie, Debbie, Lizzie, Ivany.....you get the idea.

September 20, 2011 2:50 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


CD ~
I know what you mean...

( . ) ( . )
  )  .  (
(          )

September 20, 2011 2:51 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

 
 
Stoney, you must have wanted to use that  for a long time.....

September 20, 2011 2:52 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

You're all so much fun. Even the peeves are making me laugh. ChefDeb, my only defence is even TED (TED? Who the heck is he?) mentions it as another written form of language. In this case, poetry: http://www.ted.com/talks/rives_tells_a_story_of_mixed_emoticons.html

Miss Blue, my husband would be crooning "It's not the pale moon that excites me....."

September 20, 2011 2:54 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Ahahahahaha!

September 20, 2011 3:04 PM
Beth_1209 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 EADutton said...

I have a real pet peeve....people who are too engrossed in their texting while driving to pay attention to the road they are driving their vehicle on.  Yes, this is a pet peeve and a hazard to the public health and safety!    Maybe it would be considered more than just a pet peeve!

September 20, 2011 3:15 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

All right, Miss Smartypants Blue, Mr. That's the Funniest One Ever Stoney and JaxZ Gotta Hand it to You --- all 3 of you have me laughing hysterically!

September 20, 2011 3:26 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

ChefDeb, it's fun because you're a wonderful playmate. I can still remember the day when I snapped aty my daughter in frustration (as she was teaching me email stuff). "And what IS that thing?", and her telling me to tilt my head sideways......

September 20, 2011 3:33 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

And she's a Playmate?  Did I miss that month?  I am sorry ladies.  What about wize guyze that don't know when to quit?

September 20, 2011 3:38 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


A tough road to hoe.

September 20, 2011 3:46 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

There's gotta be a three step program.  I am willing to pay.


September 20, 2011 3:50 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Stoney


That could be due to the vigilance and undercover presence of the vice squad.


Paolos,


 I'm right there with you.

September 20, 2011 4:34 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

I have no peeve with this:

Oct. 2 is being promoted as the Day to Disconnect.

As in disconnect from your cell phone, laptop, e-mail, etc.

The idea is to disconnect for at least one hour on that day.

Hip, hip, hooray!

Actually, I disconnect for several hours each day.

I use the time to connect to my world of creativity.

Looking forward to Oct. 2 when more of the world will join in.

September 20, 2011 4:35 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Miss Blue ~
Hmm, hadn't thought about it from the professional angle. You may be onto something.

September 20, 2011 4:37 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


lotlot ~
How will you know?

September 20, 2011 4:50 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Rusty - I am with you on the -ly needed for the adverbs...There is a fire station I pass daily which has a "helpful advice" sign in front: "Watch out for children. Go slow."
It is all I can do to drive past. I want to put that -ly on,  but have so far avoided being arrested for vandalizing their sign. I saw a show trumpeting the efforts of a pair of English grammar-correcting fellows who go about with markers in hand to do just that, correct signs that are spelled or worded incorrectly. I could get into that! It is called "The Great Typo Hunt."
(Scroll down to see them in action.)
http://www.asylum.com/2010/08/10/great-typo-hunt-jeff-deck-benjamin-herson-correct-grammar/
And that said, other language pp's are using an apostrophe (as if for possession) when merely spelling a plural, as in "Our melon's are on sale." And the misuse of its and it's, their/there/they're, and myriad other homonyms. Actually, the one that gets to me like the emergency screech across the TV screen noise is the misuse of lie and lay! That one is so abused that I have almost given up being offended!
But all in all, I have seen on this site today, pet peeves that I had never experienced or of which I had not been aware. It never occurred to me to resent what someone else might be having for lunch at work every day. But, snipping toenails at work is just wrong in so many ways! That reminds me of the elementary school kids who wipe their runny noses on the sleeves or tail of their shirts and than go on as if nothing had happened.
(I did dislike a certain co-worker, and the fact that she came in and popped popcorn every day during lunch in the break room, only made her more annoying, but it did not get to the point of becoming a peeve. There were so many other aspects of that woman which were irksome that one habit hardly mattered!)
EADutton - Not only is texting while driving aggravating because the driver slows down and weaves in his lane, but in our area of GA is also illegal now. Several wrecks have been traced to texting while driving. Even talking on the cell phone takes one's mind off the traffic enough to be distracting. But then so does eating, putting on makeup, shaving, correcting or feeding children while driving.
Paolos - Your old codger in the old blue pickup truck is alive and well up here an hour north of Atlanta, too!  If it isn't that, it will be a small truck with several huge, round bales of hay piled up on it dangerously close to flipping over on the curves!  There's a theory that the slow car or truck that pulls out in front of you and slows down is probably only going about 200 yards, then he will slow down even more to turn off the road, usually without giving a turn signal! Thus, causing you to lose your driving momentum twice!
Responding to all of these peeves, including Mr. P's of dressing animals in doll clothes, I can only say, patience, patience, patience.....none of those are worth getting your blood pressure in a boil....Look out for your own health and focus on something positive.
 
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=accentuate+the+positive&mid=55DCDEB180D6AB38DB2955DCDEB180D6AB38DB29&view=detail&FORM=VIRE3
 
Over and out....on Moose Loop.

September 20, 2011 4:51 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

I did double space between paragraphs, but the Eye crammed it all together. Sorry....

September 20, 2011 4:56 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

JaxZ~ Ditto all the 'welcome backers'- its always good to see you.

September 20, 2011 5:18 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

lotlot- pondering a Travel+Leisure piece on the concept of solastalgia- a combo of solace and nostalgia- a mourning for a world that is constantly changing and though we all realize that technology is progress there are those retro impulses that say to us sometimes enough is enough. 10/2 seems to be an attempt and your remark about creativity in those off the grid times is in line with my thinking.

September 20, 2011 5:40 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

STONEY--How will you know? Hysterical!

September 20, 2011 5:59 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

I don't know that I was clear earlier about what I am willing to pay for.  I certainly hope y'all didn't think...y'all wouldn't think...I think it is time for me to disconnect, go off the grid, find my inner somnambulist.

September 20, 2011 6:02 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Bebe_  Don't forget  people who wear pajamas as outerwear!

September 20, 2011 6:19 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

O well, it's 23.15 here and I'm off under the duvet. Somebody give Floyd a scratch behind the 'earole for me. Nos Da, dear people.
 
 

September 20, 2011 6:25 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

Mooseloop, I picked the "go slow" because of an incident my daught told me about.  She was in the hall of her son's school, he being in 4th grade, when a teacher passing her called out to a child, "Johnny, go slow."  My daughter piped up with a loud "lY" and followed it with "I do hope you don't teach English."  My daughters and I also are annoyed by the "where are you at" (guess that comes from the answer such as "Im at the grocery store.")   and the improper use of who and whom. 
 
This has been a most amusing red today.  The villagers at their best. 
 
Welcome back, JaxZ

September 20, 2011 6:38 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Aw, who am i kidding. Almost everything mentioned really pisses me off.

September 20, 2011 6:45 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Pet peeves----------people in the 'express' lane with over the limit in their carts...Are they really so much better than the rest of us??   People who talk on their cell phones when they should be talking to their children...........People who talk on their cell phones while conducting face to face business like at a bank or a store.  Squirrels who conintue to eat my tomatoes as if they've been grown just for their delectation.  After a whole blazing summer I'm trying to nurse my brave little hardies along for as long as I can--which would be longer without the squirrels' dining.

September 20, 2011 7:09 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

The gremlins that keep shrinking my monogrammed shirts. Know any little people with my initials?Boxers that bunch up and seek middle ground even when you are sitting still in a meeting. Passengers that bring stinky food on a plane.The lighting in hotel bathrooms that makes you look a hundred and eighty. Those new hand dryers in public toilets that shoot water 20' in every direction. The whole concept of testicles and the inherent vulnerability thangy.

September 20, 2011 7:19 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Stoney, don't need to know.

Don't want to know.

That's the beauty of it.

September 20, 2011 7:31 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

...and that lotlot says a lot!!  I'm with you 100%

September 20, 2011 7:36 PM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

.......leaving an empty toilet paper roll....................

September 20, 2011 7:59 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

MOOSELOOP Although I live by your "Accentu-ate the Positive" and I don't mess with Mr. InBetween, Mr.P set the topic today allowing our Pet Peeves to air and I for one have had a mighty good time.

September 20, 2011 8:02 PM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Peter ~ heh heh, me too

September 20, 2011 8:12 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

I'm leavin for thesepia train where all the women are lovely and witty, the men erudite and charming, and all the children very quiet.  I mean above average, and thank you Garrison Keillor.    ....   I couldn't do this today.  I'm in a "life's too short" mood, and listing my gripes or I'm sorry, even reading yours, would bum me out and what good is that.   There'll be other days, but not today.  Today it's all good again, and I'm not looking to break the streak.  So, to the train, to the window seat, to the lavender scented quilt that was GG's, to a trip through the starlight, with Fido at my feet.   Speaking of Floyd-Fido, anyone seen him?  I hope he wasn't one of your peeves and now he's gone...;)

September 20, 2011 8:14 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

MOOSE........................It occurs to me every day which is why I posted it as a PP.......................toga, toga, toga ( Oh my G*d, just as I was writing my middle toga Bill O' Reilly (I landed on his show for a few, shoot me!) said, "As John Belushi said.............." D*mn!  Toga, toga, toga..................
 
STONEY......................Je t'aime mon petit chocolat croissant...........................
 
JAX................you Goddess.............welcome back! It's been lonely baby.............It sounds like you had some serious business & some serious closure & I am very happy for you..........................
 
CHEFD..................Oh yeah, you're right.....................a whole box, stewed..................
 
Do you ever do Dallas?????????????????
 
TT...............When flying this summer we encountered that....................really, you are REALLY bringing on a bag of Backyard Burgers? It's called common sense & tact, but that's in limited supply at airports.
 
CAROL............the whole cellphone lack of etiquette is just amazing on so many levels............................Unless you are a heart surgeon or a high powered lawyer you probably have no need of a cellphone converstaion 24/7, but I have found that the more jobless you are & parenting optional the more that sucker is a constant.....................I'm so important that I can pick up my kid at school in slippers & my tats showing TALKING ALL THE TIME.................must be checking the outcome of the latest Judge Judy..............
 
JULIA.....................the worst!!!!!!
 
 

September 20, 2011 8:17 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

George, Rusty, thank you! I should go away more often.

PL, I think there'll be icicles in a certain southern lair before everything really pisses you off. I'd be worried about what was following.

TT, 7:09; laughed throughout, thank you.

Stoney, those of us with our implanted chips "under the cloud" would just "know".

Hey, I finally came up with a real peeve! I don't like it when people bring young children into an R movie. :( It's rare that I'M attending an R movie but I hate seeing little kids frightened or "exposed" in that manner. Even PG-13 is too much for the younger ones. It makes me sad. And I want to sneak in to the parent's bedroom at night and have a conversation about it while sharpening my chainsaw.

September 20, 2011 8:17 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

bebe did you just call stoney your little chocolate croissant?   Oh wow!

September 20, 2011 8:20 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

bebe!!!❤❤❤ (I had to throw extra hearts in cause it's been so long)! XXXOOO

September 20, 2011 8:22 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Mr. P hit the jackpot today.

More than 110 posts and counting.

Been a spell since the Village has had this many opinions.

Well done, Mr. P. Well done.

September 20, 2011 8:31 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

And that's another thing..... John (Do you mind if I call you John without formal introductions? Good.), where have you been? You used to drop in occaisionally, now you don't write, you don't call, what are we, chopped liver?

September 20, 2011 8:33 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Park, I do believe she did........

September 20, 2011 8:39 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

PARK..................Je t'aime ma petite chocolate croissant.....................bwaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha!
 
JAX................now you know I'm gonna take those hearts! I will skip what my second graders see on Tv & at the movies; it would break your heart and your chainsaw would burn out from overuse.............................

September 20, 2011 8:41 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Well said lotlot.
It's worth noting though that for every person beleaguered by connectivity, somebody is set free from isolation and, maybe, ignorance.

BEBE ~
And to you my little fruit & yogurt shake accompanied by a grilled cheese with tuna -full stop.


September 20, 2011 8:55 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Is it me or is it getting hot in here? {{loosening collar}}

bebe!!! ❤❤❤ Big smooches Darling. I know you have to deal with the aftermath. I get so incensed when they say such things as; "They know it's pretend". So do I but I still slept with a light on and showered with my eyes open for weeks after "Jaws" (and that was nothing compared to today's fare).

Oooh, did I just admit that out loud? Stoney remember what you said about being set free from ignorance? I hope that finds me.

September 20, 2011 9:08 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

People who make unsubstantiated claims
If that is not Uga up top, then it must be the
world's smallest horse.
 
Just the sort of audience participation I was
hoping to have...

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU3IPSAys8s
 

September 20, 2011 9:16 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

For those who value truth, the real world's
smallest horse.
Warning: contains full frontal background
nudity.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf68mJQCVOg
 
I'm done, really done.

September 20, 2011 9:54 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

PAOLOS................I bet that tiny horse does not have a valentine shaped bottom!

September 20, 2011 10:27 PM
M 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Penn said...

No wonder that dog looks peevish.  She's wearing a cheap knockoff of the "1947 Dress" in the Owner's Manual No. 90...the red is all wrong...wrong, I say.  Purple/Black flannel all the way.  She'll invest in quality next time; lesson learned.

September 20, 2011 10:42 PM
10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photoHr-1 A. Kirk said...

lotlot is right. What a great topic and one to which everyone can relate.  I found myself laughing out loud or cheering in agreement as I read through the posts today.  Here are a few of my Pet Peeves for the collection:
 
-Authors who have their characters drop a witty line in a foreign language at a critical point in the story, as if the entire world is fluent in Urdu or some such.

-People who take their small children to a restaurant and then spend all of their time coaching them on loudly their behavior so the rest of us can admire their parenting skills.


-Grocery sackers.  You take the time to pick out fruit without bruises and nicks so it will keep more than a day in your fridge and the sacker drops it from a height for four feet into the sack and slings it into a basket as if it were a cannon ball.


-People who stick a food item in front of you while saying "I think this has gone over.  Taste it." (Yes, Mum, I mean you)


-Women's clothing stores that only care one of each size in an item.


-My sister-in-law.  Period.


-People who refuse to signal when changing lanes.  Conversely, people who don't turn off their signal after makeing a lane change.  (as if they're going around the world to the left)


-Women who feel it necessary to absolutely drench themselves in perfume. 


-Biggest pet peeve.  I park in what my husband calls "the south forty" to keep from getting door dings on my car.  (It's my first new car in 17 years, okay?) There may be an entire empty parking lot and some idiot will park right next to me.  I don't get it.

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September 21, 2011 12:26 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Well, you will not have to worry about the geezer in the blue pick-em-up truck with the three rolls of hay...they have made those round hay bayles illegal....seems the cows were not getting a square meal......

September 21, 2011 2:30 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

I get a bit peeved with the misuse of I and me....misused even by seemingly well educated people. Otherwise, life is too short to let little things annoy, so pet peeves sit on the back burner and are all but forgotten..  
 
EADutton, Talking on a cell phone without a bluetooth while driving is illegal in California and so is texting...which is even worse....it's so stupid and something to be very nervous about.

Bebe, I fell for Dirk Bogarde when I saw The Spanish Gardener   ...yumm.... and The Servant was incredibly good. 
  
 TT, good 7:09...made me laugh. Same for your 10:27, Penn.  
 
Jax, I'm so happy to see you here. It's been far too long. Miss you.
 
Really though, everyone was fun or funny today.

September 21, 2011 2:33 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

Oh, and yes Bebe,  The Night Porter was another incredibly good film. Bogarde was a terrific actor.... and I just loved watching him.

September 21, 2011 3:29 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

A long time friend has a vast assortment of costumes for her dog Lili, a Lhasa Apso/ Havanese mix. Rain slicker to Halloween princess outfit. I shudder, but Lili doesn't seem to mind and my friend has so much fun buying outfits for Lili and dressing her up for special occasions that I can't scoff. The two of them are constant companions and adore one another, so as much as I disdain the practice, I can't bring myself to say or do anything that might hurt their feelings, so... I settle for rolling my eyes to myself. Lili does look pretty cute in that rain slicker!

September 21, 2011 6:12 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

JANE.......................I have not seen The Spanish Gardener, but it is now on my to watch list. the first time I saw The Night Porter I was weirded out, but the second time I could understand it & appreciate it so much more. Lili sounds like she is loved beyond belief and that is so nice. When I go out to the shelter it breaks my heart to see all the animals who will never find a forever home.
 
The I/me thing is really annoying, but you are correct......................life is too short. Sigh...................when are we getting together???????? Oh, I saw The Servant long ago & I remember it as very depressing. Must go put honey in my tea & wake up. I guess my worst pet peeve would be school administrations that function completely on their own w/ noooooooooooooooooo oversite. (No, the school board is not oversite because in many cases they are in the pocket of said administration. They have money that goes thru their hands like thru a sieve.............utterly shameful.) As always JANE, delighted to wake up to you! Have a very delightful day. say hello to Lili!
 
A. KIRK.................yes to a man or woman drenched in scent. Even Chanel #5 in huge quantities is headache inducing. Or working w/ someone who wears a scent you can't stand. Luckily I don't have that problem. Perfume should whisper, not shout!

September 21, 2011 11:05 AM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

My pet peeve is someone who posts his pet peeves the day after the pet peeves have all been listed....

September 21, 2011 5:46 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


… almost all…
Grout.

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lotlot is right. What a great topic and one to which everyone can relate.  I found myself la...

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