Friday, June 5, 2009

Things I Have A Problem With

I try to keep the peace and be somewhat diplomatic on this blog but every once in a while I have to speak out on some topics even if it means ruffling some feathers. I hope I don't offend anyone with the following items, but I have to get this off my chest. There are four things that have bothered me lately.

Conditioner-What is up with this? It's obviously a ploy by the hair care industry to double their sales. I recently ran out of shampoo and have been looking for more throughout my house. Each time I found a bottle of what appeared to be shampoo I noticed it was actually conditioner. Apparently we have a lifetime supply of conditioner. I have only used it a few times in my life and haven't been too impressed. Maybe if I had waist length hair it would be different, but for now it's just a container in the shower I will continue to ignore.

Reply to All-I often get e-mails that are going to many other people besides myself. I have no problem being on an a large e-mail list as long as it is from people I know and it's not spam or junk mail. What bothers me is when other people on the list reply to the original sender and instead of hitting the reply button they hit "reply to all" so I get to relive the e-mail and every response to it for several weeks until everyone on the list is done responding to the author. I understand there may be a time and place for the respond to all option, but it is frequently misused.

Mr. Darcy-I admit I'm prejudiced against this character created by Jane Austin, Emily Bronte, Louisa May Alcott or whoever the author was. Maybe I'm jealous of Mr. Darcy. I don't know why I would be since I'm not even sure who he is or what book or movie he is from. All I know is that if you wear clothes from the early 1800's, have a British accent, and proper manners, then chicks dig it. I wish I had a nickle for every girl I have heard sigh when his name is mentioned.

Constellations-These prove that our ancient forefathers were either very creative or extremely bored to be able to see such complex images in the sky. Can you really see a warrior fighting a dragon out of 7 random dots in the sky? Are you serious? By the way, the picture I have included above is a famous constellation and I'm sure some of my readers may recognize it since they are so smart, but there is no way the average person sees it. I will concede that the big dipper is a discernible constellation. It actually looks like a big dipper and it I feel like Carl Sagan each time I locate it. The rest of them are so forced that it sickens me. We need to get NASA to do something useful with their budget and actually make some good constellations that normal people can see without the aid of hallucinogenic drugs.

Sorry about the rant, but I can no longer stay quiet when it comes to the above topics. Have a great weekend.


Candy's daily Dandy said...

Mr. Darcy is the hero in Austen's "Pride and Predjudice"

HOT- and almost perfect.

Conditioner, a must have. One never wants to be caught with dry, tangled, un manageable hair.

Kristina P. said...

Wow, do we need to have a bloggy beat down about Mr. Darcy? I am not beneath being comment number 41, just to teach you a lesson, Mr.

I definitely hope you can make the next lunch!

Tom said...

Case in point!-Two women immediately jumping to his defense. I don't have a problem with Mr. Darcy, my problem is with women's reaction to this fictional character.

Eric said...

Orion the Circus Clown? lol

Kelly said...

I had myself a good laugh at your dislike of Mr Darcy. You crack me up.

I agree with you about the constellations as well. But you forgot Orion's belt. It looks belt like in my opinion.

The Mauermans said...

Orion huh, I have always referred to it as "3 stars in a row with a few random stars around it" in fact that is what I think they should change the name to.

Jared said...

For a new and refreshing take on Mr. Darcy (and also Elizabeth), read this.

Jeanne Estridge said...

How can a man who is usually so smart only hit one out of three in this post? (You guess which one.)

peewee said...

I have never even read Pride and prejudice. Bleh. Even though I was an english major in college...I managed to by-pass that one. All I know is the mark Darcy in Bridget Jones....and that is a DAMN FUNNY BOOK!

And HAHAHHAHAAH on the constellations! Too funny! I always thought that too!!!! Even as a kid, when we'd go to those shows at the planetarium where they would draw the most complicated connect-the-dots-EVER.

BUT I can not live my life without conditioner. And you? my friend, must not have nappy frizzy curly clown hair...cuz if you did, you'd KNOW conditioner.

Girl Interrupted said...

Mr Darcy! ... *sigh*

:P Sorry Chaka, just couldn't resist

Hope you're having a great weekend

Beckalita said...

Hey Chaka,

You're HOT and almost perfect, too. Maybe you have more in common with Mr. Darcy than you think.

On conditioner, you will continue to ignore it unless, of course, you accidentally use it instead of shampoo when you are in the shower.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree on the constellations. There are only a couple of them I can identify too. I think it's a stretch.