5 Things I’m Not Here For – A Tumblr challenge issued by Steen (@steenfox on Twitter), a powerful woman of God who also bakes cookies and hobnobs with celebrities.
I haven’t updated my Tumblr in forever (http://readsela.tumblr.com), so this WordPress will have to do.
1. Ditsy people.
I’ve never been able to gracefully tolerate dumb blondes and quickly get annoyed when around them. I think this goes for people in general, it’s just easier for me to spot it with someone ditsy if they’re blonde. If they have another hair color or ethnicity, then I have problems identifying the source of irritation. Why are you talking to me when I just heated up my lunch and am clearly enjoying it with my back turned to you? You can wait these 20 minutes until I’m finished. Why do I have to tell you things ten times before you “get” that I don’t want to be bothered? And then you forget what we talked about a week ago? This is why you think I’m mean to you. I’m not trying to be mean, but you can’t think past your sizeable forehead.
2. The unnecessarily high price of Apple products.
Granted, I’ve had my MacBook for over 5 years now and it’s still going (thank the Lord), but must a new one be SO expensive? I need Apple to let go of some of the 400% profit they make on their machines and let a brotha get one for about, oh, 80% off. Like, I know they tend to last for years, but that should not make me feel like I need to place my firstborn’s lungs on layaway just so I can feel slightly more comfortable that I’ll be able to buy them back when the computer dies years from now. I will say, however, that all my old PC laptops died sooner than three years from purchase date, so I guess this is good that it lasts as long? I won’t need a new one for five years? I still feel like I’m getting robbed, though. (*looks into purchasing a new iPad, iPhone 6, and iPod as well*)
Also (*grabs ankles for Apple*)
3. My issues with carbs.
I started a low/no-carb lifestyle in March 2010 along with hiring a personal trainer I’ve had since then and I’ve lost over 25 lbs of fat, gained some, lost some, but basically kept most of it off. This is a major accomplishment for me considering the years of struggle against my weight (ever since age 13). The only downside of this is that for a while (until this Spring) I was in danger of gorging on sugar like a vampire who hasn’t fed in three years. I ate a box of Frosted Flakes in one sitting. A LARGE BOX. I’ve eaten a 10-pack of rolls. Fortunately, I can’t have much more than a cupcake now before I start feeling sick from the sugar, so that’s something to keep me in check. Did it stop me from two milkshakes over the weekend? No. Did it stop me from gaining 6 lbs. over the weekend, which I hope is mostly water? No. I just wish I had a normal reaction to carbs – like, none at all.
4. Native Virginian drivers.
Virginians are THEE WORST drivers in the U.S., next to Diplomats from third world countries. You kind of expect diplomats to be bad drivers and try to give them as much of the road as they need to drive in a straight line across three lanes of traffic, but when you see a Virginia plate, you hold out hope. And you’re let down each and every time. Virginians drive like the most timid White person praying to walk safely through Chicago’s west side and it gets even worse in the rain. Don’t let there be an accident on the side of the road – you’ll be there for hours. I’ve lived in VA and had that plate on my car, but I always drove like I was from Maryland – rude, aggressive, and getting things done. We don’t have all day to be out in these streets, and I’d like Virginians to start adopting the same mindset.
5. Climate change deniers and PEPCO.
Let me tell you – climate change is real. These heat waves are not natural nor are the storms that accompany them that result in such horrible companies as PEPCO doing things like taking a week or more to restore power (claiming that 300 ft. trees fell…um, where do we have giant redwoods in the D/M/V? Maybe a 30, 40, or 50 ft. tree. Three hundred? Lying liars, those PEPCO people) and then charging a fee to recoup money lost during the outage. How are you losing money when you had no power to provide? How is that remotely fair? To add insult to all of this, I had to throw out about $80-$120 worth of frozen meat in my freezer and stuff from my fridge because of the days-long power outage. Where can I get that recouped? I’m afraid to buy meat to freeze for later now. My fridge is almost bare (well, not almost, but not what it was).
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