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GoodieGirl

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  1. GoodieGirl

    A case of the Mondays: vent your work spleen here

    Did you eat at Buffalo Wild Wings in Upstate NY too??? I swear this is exactly what happened to me the last time I ate there. We waited 20 minutes for drinks, and as she set them on the table I could tell she was going to speed away again so we quickly ordered our food. Waited another 20 minutes, with empty drinks, for our food to be delivered by a different waitperson, and he too sped away before we realized we had no silverware. We flagged down another watier who gave us the silverware and fled too. The food was wrong, but we were starved so we ate it and then waited and waited and waited, no one came back. We went to the hostess and asked for our check, she said "Oh I'll send someone over." We told her no, we'd wait right there until she got it. She seemed flustered but did as we asked, we paid, with no tip and left. I never went back and that location has since closed.
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    What makes you dump a book?

    I got through the first 5 or so, I just got tired of her never being prepared, always trying to figure out which of the two male leads she wanted to be with and her constant state of bafoonery.
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    Pet Peeves

    @theredhead77 I wish I had your guts, there have been several times where I could hear the full conversation over the music on my earbuds and have wanted to let them know but since I go to a gym that is a "no judgement zone" I was afraid that would be considered judging. I have talked to the kids at the desk, they are sympathetic but I can tell they have zero interest in getting involved. I am just amazed that people who pay money to work out basically use the gym as if it were their personal kitchen table. When I want to discuss issues with my bestie we get a glass of wine, sit on the couch and hash it all out. I would be embarassed to do it loud enough where 30 perfect strangers know what my doctor found at my last gyn appointment. And don't get me started on the conversations I've been subjected to in the locker room....
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    Pet Peeves

    @PRgal just reminded me of one of my pet peeves at the gym: I go to the gym to work out, I have gone with a friend or my daughters on several occasions, on none of those occassions did I feel it necessary to carry on a full volume conversation, over top of the sound of the treadmills/elipticals/weight machines, so that everyone within a 5 ft area can hear that my sisters's best friend's neighbor's daughter is quitting school to move to California. Or that they made THE MOST DELICIOUS casserole for the church picnic last Sunday. Or that the doctor said that growth on her inner thigh is infected and will need to be lanced. And it's always women that I experience this with, wth? If you have the breath and the time to have such major discussions, then maybe a gym isn't the best place for you, maybe you should go to a coffee shop or a walking track at the local park.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    It's sad how money and fame can transform a person. Sadder that they start to believe their own hype.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I'm sorry but I disagree, changing test scores so your child gets moved up the list to get accepted is cheating, and it takes away from someone else's child who DID do better on the test due to their hard work and preparation. Schools may be doing away with this type of testing (and I support that, I hate standardized tests) but USC hadn't so Ms. Huffman did, in fact, cheat. And some other applicant who didn't cheat missed an opportunity to go to a top rated school. I hold no ill will towards the child involved, and rather than probation I'd like to see her and Ms. Loughlin be sentenced to paying the tuition for 5 non-priveleged children who are attending USC through loans/scholarships/grants and whatever else they could cobble together to have an opportunity to a better life. Something neither the Huffman children or the Loughlin children will ever have to struggle with.
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    The People's Court

    I don't think I understood the depths of my JJ/JM addiction until I was no longer able to watch, and reading the descriptions on Primetimer is way more fun when you know what/who they're talking about! @AngelaHunter, no he was tall and intelligent but a lying cheating jackass nonetheless! And definitely no loss!
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    The People's Court

    OMG, I have missed you guys!! I moved in early March and haven't had cable service until this week, I will be binge watching some JJ, but I've been able to catch the last few episodes of JM and I am rolling on the floor at your spot on descriptions! I was transfixed at the animations of those two purple haired fools, could barely understand them but it was pure entertainment. Then the rode-hard-biker-chick-and-her-stumpy-dopey-man-toy came on and I almost peed myself! WTH??? Then she spoke with her 5 pack a day rasp about her $800 and 'leather' jacket and how she was fooled by that little twerp into thinking they were in a relationship until she heard* him on a date with another (idiot) woman. Seriously? Do these people have no sense of shame???? *This actually happened to me with my ex-boyfriend. I put up with a lot of sh*t from him, this was the nail in the coffin. And he attempted to lie, lie, lie his way out of it but I wasn't listening this time. So when she told her story I actually had a twinge of pity for her, although I will not be going on National TEE VEE to tell the US of A how stupid I was.
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    Pet Peeves

    My mother always leaves cryptic messages "Call me back as soon as you get this!" and when I call back in a panic she says "Oh, I wanted that recipe you made at Christmas." OMG. I tell her to leave a full message, that way I can gauge the importance and prioritize it accordingly but no, she still leaves those messages. Sadly I may actually miss an important event/issue because now I choose to call when I have time instead of rushing.
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    Pet Peeves

    My current job does this, for $2 but still, and I know what charity the money goes to because every year my company does a big campaign to encourage giving to it. When I first started here, over 20 years ago (yikes I'm old!!), they used put on the donation card what they thought you should give BASED ON YOUR PAY. If that didn't smack of invasion of privacy. Back then I was only making enough to cover daycare for my child, there was no extra money to give away and I made it very clear that I was not willing to do so. I had to talk to my boss, and then my boss' boss in order to decline. It left a bitter taste. Anyway, the did away with that practice after getting many complaints but they still do the ask every year, and every year I decline. I give my money directly to the charity of my choice, I don't need an intermediary to do it for me. As far as the $2 to wear jeans, nope, not doing it.
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    Dear Diary: Question of the Day(s)

    I grew up in a small town in upstate NY, no chain restaurants, a small grocery store, a bowling alley, a couple mom & pop restaurants and a pizza place. The Am/Pm convenience store was the place to get candy and soda for less than a dollar. We had a kids bowling league every Saturday morning, church school Wednesday after school that we had to walk to. As a matter of fact we walked or rode bikes to basically any place in town, be it a mile or 5. Everyone knew everyone, if not by actual first name, by the 'family' name, as in: she's related to so-and-so who was the cashier at the IPA. In the summer we did the recreation program at the town park, we rode our bikes down in the morning, went home for lunch, rode back for the afternoon and had to be home for dinner at 5:00pm. Both my folks worked, so they had no idea where we were but you betcha the other moms who didn't work made sure we behaved. The highlight of our summer was the annual town parade and fireman's carnival, it lasted a whole 3 days and we'd spend every minute riding those sketchy rides and eating funnel cakes, sugar dusted waffles and guzzling orange soda. I miss those days.
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    Transitions

    Well it's official, the closing for the sale of my house is set for Monday. Thursday night I will be leaving the house I built, lived in and loved for the last 17 years. I think the moving out process has helped me come to terms with leaving, as I went through rooms, cupboards, closets and boxes I rediscovered things that made me grateful, thankful and hopeful. Letting go of a lot of things that held me back and finding things that I'd thought I'd lost and now can enjoy again. I've been thinking of penning a note for the new owners, letting them know that they are moving into a house that was a shelter and a haven for a mom and her two daughters who were embarking a new life that they were both terrified of and exhilerated to begin, and wishing them the same laughter and joys that we experienced there. I am looking forward to beginning new projects at my new house, with the man I love to help me. This move has been a learning process for me, letting go of a lot of things and realizing that memories are the best kinds of souveniors.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I'm a Yankees fan as well, but I will not miss this song, always grated on my ears, I get she was a big deal in her day and maybe that voice was the "thing" but for me it sounded like nails on a chalkboard. Nasal-ly to say the least. Sorry.
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    Pet Peeves

    I have no problem with those sick people showing up, it's the ones I work with who think they are sooooo irreplaceable that there is no way they could possibly miss a day at the office! It's the people who have cellphones, laptops and i-pads provided by the workplace that they could easily access their emails and work on their projects from, WHILE THEY ARE HOME, that drive me batshit crazy! Thank you for using this correctly, Pet Peeve: people who say "nip it in the butt"!
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Right?? I guess they didn't care if they excelled, just wanted to be able to say "My kid goes to USC!". Whatever. Shouldn't your goal as a parent be to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted people? To give your child what he/she needs to make it on his/her own? Do you want that kid to always be on your bankroll? To always have to be cleaning up their messes? All just to brag to your friends that you're kid went to *insert famous school*, whoopdee. I don't get it.
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