Today's Special

It appears to be beef. Beefs actually, and not the edible kind. The kind that sort of run through my brain all day, making me wonder.
Beef #1: Why does it seem like every time I clean (okay not EVERY time) it ends up costing me money? Example 1 - washing dishes, the crockpot to be exact. Drop said crockpot in the sink (a ceramic sink)...bye bye crockpot. It was actually kind of funny seeing that my MIL had just given me a crockpot cookbook a short time earlier. (On a side note, I am now on my third crockpot, but thankfully I was not the reason the second one broke).
Example 2 - vacuuming the living room. Seeing that my hair is falling out at a pace no one can keep up with (I am holding out hope that it will slow down soon), and T is rolling around, the LR must be vacuumed more often. The Hub usually does this chore because he doesn't think I do it as well as he does (I won't fight him on it if it means I don't have to vacuum). However today the hair needed to be vacuumed up. As I was vacuuming away I thought to myself. "I should play some Wii this afternoon, perhaps when T is napping...hmm, why has the vacuum stopped so suddenly?" Well, that would probably be because you just vacuumed up the cord for the remote sensor. After spending about 10 minutes unravelling the cord I noticed it hadn't been pulled out of any plug, it had ripped the cord in half. So now we need to replace the remote sensor...do they sell those separately? I sure hope so.
Beef #2: The View. OK, I will admit I watch The View...sometimes it's just on in the background, but sometimes I sit and watch it. Anyway, my beef with this has been simmering for awhile. As far as I understand the point of the show is to have on women with different "views" so they can discuss whatever is going on in the world, shoes, kids, celebs, whatever. Well, as far as I can tell, 4 of the 5 women seem to have the same view on most issues (especially politics). Seems sort of unbalanced to me. They also seem to gang up on the odd man out (I'm sure you can figure it out if you've seen it). Here's the beef - now I don't necessarily agree with the odd man out, or the other 3, but if the point of the show is to discuss different views, shouldn't everyone be allowed to offer their view, without being yelled at, shushed, cut off or talked over? How can you have a discussion including everyone's views if you aren't allowing them to be heard? Also, isn't the deck a little stacked? I mean, couldn't you have 2 women who tend to lean the same direction? Whether the minority opinion is correct, fact driven or based on emotion, at least give her the same courtesy that you expect when you speak your mind. If not, give her the boot, bring in someone new who will "yes ma'am" Barbara and you'll all be happy. Whether you like her or not she fills a purpose to the overall point of the show. Unfortunately I think she is being portrayed unfairly.
Beef #3: Why does every movie that looks intriguing to me (and believe me, not a lot do) have to be rated R? Whatever your feelings on movie ratings I don't make a habit of watching R rated ones. I have no problem with movies that are rated R because of the subject matter (war movies, crime movies, etc.) but I am just not a fan of gratuitous bad language and the sort. Anyway, I saw an ad for The Changeling this morning, and I actually felt like I would like to go see it...in the theatre!!! Then the ad popped up stating it was rated R. If anyone does go see this movie, could you let me know why it's rated R? And just in case any movie folks read this, here's a challenge..could you make a thoughtful, smart, intelligent, and enjoyable movie that isn't rated R? Just one, that's all. I know it's been done before..I own a couple of them! It seems the current crop of hit movies aren't up to the challenge... you've got ones about amateur pornos (no thanks), drugs (nope), chihuahuas(um, no)...is there anything out there worth seeing? Someone please let me know.
Beef #4: Why won't the child nap longer than 30 minutes???


Trisha Martin said...

I'm going to let you wash my crockpot when you come next so it can break and I can get a new one! Seriously...I really need a new one that is nice and shiny. The current one gets used far too often.
I'm not sure on the sensor...they probably don't sell them separately so they can jack you on the price and make you buy the complete package.
I don't watch The View, but I hear they disagree and antagonize each other all the time. Maybe that's why I don't watch it. I have four boys here at home that do the same thing ALL DAY LONG!!
Babies don't sleep for longer than 30 minutes because then moms would get the same privilege and babies just don't think that's fair

Catherine said...

You are hilarious and amen to Beef #4! When should we get our non napping babies together for a play date?

laurel said...

Hi Melanie!

I completely 100% agree with #2. I was just thinking today - why is it so 3 (or 4) against 1? And what really bugs me is when Barbara is on, she always says that she tries "not to take sides, but..." and then basically talks to Elisabeth like she is a stupid child. Whether I agree with everything Elisabeth says or not, she totally has a role in the group and they are so mean to her.

Ok that's that. And #4? Let me know when you get an answer!

Kyndra said...

Amen to beefs #2 & #3, and I'm sorry for beefs #1 & #4.

We were faithful Clean Flicks subscribers until a stupid lawsuit put them out of business. I bought some of the edited rated R movies from their supply.