Guess where I am sitting right now. Out in my backyard on the most glorious fall day in the history of glorious fall days.
I love fall. I love the smell of decomposing leaves, I love the crispness of the good apples, I love the urge to cook heartier foods. I really love the clouds of autumn. The key to the season lies in the clouds, in the way they hold the memory of summer and the promise of winter within them simultaneously.
I find that I really miss living in Ontario come fall, because although it's nice in Alberta in the fall, you don't have the glorious colours - strictly yellows and oranges - no reds, hardly any purples, and of course the season is only about two weeks long here.
But although I am spectacularly satisfied with my life right now, I don't want to get all Pollyana on you. After all, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I don't want to be all thankfulled out by the time the turkey starts roasting. Apologies to my American friends for rubbing that in yet again. Hey, what about the UK? Do you guys even do Thanksgiving there?
But in the interests of keeping it real and to honour of the final day of September, here is a list of things that pissed me off this month:
1. word verification
I understand the concept and I accept the need for it, but it really brings out the dyslexic in me. And it always take me 2 or 3 tries to guess the stupid letters. Have you noticed that if you get the string of letters wrong the first time, the next one that pops up has a font that is slightly more readable by the human eye. My question is, why the fuck don't they just make it readable the first time around and save me from wanting to punch someone in the throat?
2. Office Depot
No explanation needed here, if you have been reading this blog at all in the past month. Keep watching for weekly updates on my dealings with those fuckers.
3. People who cut out into the lane that disappears and race up to the front of the line of cars which are inching along and then expect to be let back in.
It's not going to happen on my watch, asshole! I saw you leave the lineup and try to cut back in. Did you think I was going to give you a medal for being inventive? You can bloody well wait like the rest of us; our time is important as well.
And who the fuck thought it was a good idea to design those roads like that in the first place? Some sicko who gets off on hearing about road rage.
4. Dome showsOvercrowded, terrible sound, huge fucking lineups, smoky, stinky, sticky with spilled beer - never again (unless we get the company seats and it's someone I really really want to see).
5. Matt Good's soon to be ex-wife
Took the money and fucked off, the gold digger.
I'm sure there's more, but unfortunately I am in too good a mood to get a good rage happening. I have my rageoholism under control today.
Whoa hoho!!! Hold the presses! Trust good old blogger to slip me a #6 at the last minute!
6. Blogger not letting me post pictures.
There, now my life/list is complete.
What's pissing you off lately?