Nov 18, 2009

*rolling my eyes*

I'm an avid reader. If I pick something up to read, I generally read it cover to cover. When I read message boards (MBs), I'll read every post on the front page. And I read very fast, so don't think I sit for hours laboriously reading every word. I do read every word, I just do it real fast.
This morning I was reading a stitching MB and was amused and had to roll my eyes at the goings on. People just have to have any excuse to argue or be rude. Cat fights do not demonstrate any level of adult maturity. If you don't like or agree with something, back out of the post and get on with life. I do it all the time; that's probably why my blood pressure is within normal range.
And people bandy about the word "hate" with abandon. The Oxford American Dictionary defines "hate" as "to dislike intensely, detest, or be hostile to." If I disagree with you on an issue, I am not "hating" you, I am disagreeing. The two words should not be used interchangeably; they don't mean the same thing. It takes a lot of work to truly hate something or someone; most of the time it's not worth the effort. And frankly, there is very little on a cross stitching message board worth hating.
And another thing, "I seen" is not proper English. Now, I speak Texan and often butcher English with Texanese, but I'd never say or write, "I seen it." It is "I saw it." Or, "I have seen it."
I haven't stitched in two days. We ran into a snag with the bathroom and I had to make an emergency trip to town to Lowe's and Home Depot that ended up being useless. So then DH and I had to put our thinking caps on and come up with a solution. We did, but it involves more work and a delay. *sigh*
On a happy note, I found my recipe for Fool-proof Manicotti. I had made it once and we loved it. I recently got all my recipes organized into three little 4" x 6" card file binders and I labeled them with my label maker. (Yeah, I'm anal that way.)
For the life of me, I could not find where I had written down that recipe. I searched everywhere! In my mind's eye, I seemed to remember writing it on light green paper. Finally it dawned on me that I had written it down last summer in the stenographer's notebook we used to write down what we needed on our next trip to Lowe's. Why I wrote it there, I'll never know; probably because I had no other paper unpacked and accessible at the time. Anyway, it's found!
No, sorry, but I will not help you paint your house or dwelling. ☺ I don't really like to paint, but I learned to do it and do it well because I'm a tightwad and I'm picky. I don't want to pay someone else to do it because they probably won't do it as well as I could. DH hates to paint and has no patience with it. He'll roll on paint on big walls, but only under duress. Rolling is easy. It's the prep work and cutting in that take the most time, patience, and skill.
Well, I'm off to work on the bathroom - big surprise, eh?


Mary said...

I love those recipe holders! Where did you get them?

As for the MB, yep, don't like what you're reading...back out and move on. I seriously think "some" people need to get a life.

Shoot, I was looking forward to the bathroom being finished. Hang in there!


Cindy F. said...

I have a friend in NC who says "I seen" and it makes me!

Painting...boring, but I love the results.

The recipe holders are very cool!
Purchased where?

Have fun in that bathroom. You've got to be close to a finish!