You know I put a positive face on for the blog, right? Things happen that aren’t always so great but I just don’t tend to blog about them much. Sure, I share my sorrows and you guys have been super supportive when I’ve experienced heartbreak but when it comes to the day-to-day stuff, well, I truly believe that thinking positive brings positive energy so I try not to be negative.
You know where this is going, right?
Maybe it’s cabin fever, maybe it’s looking out a landscape that is all white and grey, or maybe I’m just plain cranky but I’m about to share 3 things that are bugging me this week. Ready?
- The Facebook pages of local towns and the people who comment there. Talk about negative energy! All the complaints (the roads aren’t plowed properly, my mailbox was smashed [omg! mine, too says 300 follow up commenters], is there school tomorrow?, and – my personal favorite lately – anyone know when the snow is going to stop? Seriously? If you can find Facebook then you can find weather.com and maybe you should ask that question there. Of course, it was bad enough that she asked, what made it worse was that people actually answered her. The town I live in is not unique, I’ve observed the same behavior on the page for the town where I work. And I’m not saying that some things aren’t legitimate complaints. But, if you’re going to complain, wouldn’t it be better to complain to someone who can actually solve your problem? Like, say, the DPW? Or the Board of Selectmen’s Office? Bitching on Facebook isn’t going to do a damn thing to fix any of this other than to help you find like-minded individuals. So, I’m mostly hiding that stuff now. It’s a shame because there is (occasionally) good information and conversation there but these negative nellies have ruined it.
- I have a big bottle of Aveeno hand lotion. I like it because it’s unscented and it’s nice and thick but not greasy. The bottle I have has a pump and the pump has stopped working – I’m guessing because it doesn’t reach all the way to the bottom – but there is still loads of lotion in that bottle. Soooooo, every morning I have to turn it upside and whack it against my hand to get the lotion out. Can they really not make a pump that works until the lotion is all gone?
- Crooked photos. This is another Facebook thing, I’ll admit. I know that not everyone is a stellar photographer and I don’t expect them to be. But I have to admit that a crooked photo, particularly if it’s of a landscape with a definite horizon line, drives me crazy. It’s very simple to fix in just about any photo processing program. Does it take an extra moment or two? Yes. Does it completely change the quality of the photo once you’ve straightened it out? Holy cow, YES. Straighten your photos, people.
And there you have it. And you know what? I don’t actually feel better. If anything I think complaining about this has made me crankier. I can’t have that so let me leave you with this photo of some absolutely delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly Squares I made the other day.
There. That’s better.