Tag: Pet Peeves

Would I be president by now if my name was Alexis?

I love names.  When I worked at Crown Books the summer before sophomore year of college, we were told to choose three sections for which we’d be responsible – straightening, re-shelving, dusting.  I chose Current Events, a section I don’t remember, and Health.  I had no interest in cholesterol levels or micro-biotic diets, but Health Read more…

Burning questions

Why do people wait for you to exit a revolving door before getting in?  Aren’t the other compartments supposed to hold people as you revolve? Why do I turn down the volume in the car when looking for the address of a building?

Rules created this weekend that should be followed at all times

When signing up for a Mingler and answering what sexual orientation you are, don’t type “hedero.” When at the gym, don’t go up to a sweaty girl in spandex and say “Hey, I’ve been watching you on the stairclimber.” When at a coffeehouse, don’t whisper-read.  Words should be read silently. When you go to someone’s Read more…

Hello? Boredom?

I had a few friends over the other night to make s’mores in my firepit.  One of them told a story about watching something online when he was bored.  That got me thinking – I don’t know the last time I was bored.  That’s not to paint my life as a big ball of excitement, Read more…

Awkward hugs and ignoring “friend requests”

I enjoy hugs and other expressions of caring for someone.  I’m just not sure I like them or know how to react to them when they come from people I barely know.  Recent Mingler guests, whom I had just met that night or once before, have taken to hugging me as they leave.  While many Read more…

Pet peeves

Request for the list of pet peeves I showed at Pecha Kucha (PKN), so here it is (none of the below lists are the actual complete lists; scarily, each of them has A LOT more).  These are not my pet peeves, per say, though some of them are.  Mostly ones I’ve amassed from friends.   Following Read more…