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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:27 am

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Eaquae Legit wrote:Nom likes me reading Dr Seuss' ABCs book. And it remindS me I'm Canadian every time. EVERY SINGLE TIME. Every single time I read it, I forget and then get to the last page and read "Big Zed, little zed, what begins with zed? A Zizzer-zazzer-zuzz, as you can plainly- DAMMIT!"



Me too!! I say "as I plainly said", but that's kinda lame, I know.


"As I have plainly said" would scan properly, I think I'll try that! Thanks, Jan!
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby LilBee91 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:03 am

Gravity Defier wrote:In the Dr. Seuss?

They mispronounce z as "zed" instead of the proper way "zee."


I have never heard of this. Canadians are weird... And apparently Spainards are too.
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby Jayelle » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:31 am

Preeeeeetty sure only Americans say Zee. Weirdos.
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby Mich » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:39 am

Yup, just us, and people who learned from us. I thought Spaniards were supposed to say "zeta". Wikipedia says some English dialects say "izzard" which is awesome.
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby Syphon the Sun » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:02 am

Mich wrote:Wikipedia says some English dialects say "izzard" which is awesome.

Izzard used to be the way to say it, according to Samuel Johnson.

And check it:
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby jotabe » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:38 am

Mich wrote:Yup, just us, and people who learned from us. I thought Spaniards were supposed to say "zeta". Wikipedia says some English dialects say "izzard" which is awesome.


Well, "zeta" is how you call the letter in Spanish. When we learn English we also learn the names of the letters in English, and it's "zed"... most of the time, English teaching in Spain follows BBC pronunciation.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:00 pm

I went to the store after work to look for some new tea and walked out not only with just about everything else in the store but also without even remembering to check on tea in the first place. :bash:
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby jotabe » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:50 pm

Gravity Defier wrote:I went to the store after work to look for some new tea and walked out not only with just about everything else in the store but also without even remembering to check on tea in the first place. :bash:


That's a common occurence in my life :mrgreen: when i go shopping, when i go to the next room, when i go to the workplace to fetch something i forgot...
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby CezeN » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:54 pm

If we've met once or twice, so we know each other to a degree, and I say, "Hey! Jeff Winger, right?" I probably already know your name. But, just affirming it to show that I care enough for you to know that I remember you to the point of remembering your name. To show you that I acknowledge you as more than just a familiar face, but as an actual person who I might get to know in the future.

If you fail to then reciprocate this social dance, then I get the impression you don't care enough about me to know my name or want to learn it. Then I regret acknowledging I remember you - in the first place.

More often then not, I initiate this routine when I know your name, but I am wondering if you remember mine or are willing to admit you don't after going, "Hey man" or "Heyyyyy". So really, you've failed in three different ways.
1. Not knowing my name
2. Not having the guts to admit you don't know my name
3. Giving off the impression that you don't care enough to learn it.

I will then give you a couple more chances to redeem yourself. If you fail, I will refer to you as "hey"/"hey man" or just not make eye contact with you so that I don't have to acknowledge you...I don't consider this that irrational though.
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby GS » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:20 pm

Final Fantasy X. Specifically the main theme song. I love that song and the game in general.
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby jotabe » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:19 pm

GS wrote:Final Fantasy X. Specifically the main theme song. I love that song and the game in general.

Yessss!
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby Mich » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:56 pm

jotabe wrote:
GS wrote:Final Fantasy X. Specifically the main theme song. I love that song and the game in general.

Yessss!

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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby GS » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:18 pm

I am currently side questing.
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby Petra456 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:08 pm

GS wrote:Final Fantasy X. Specifically the main theme song. I love that song and the game in general.



HECK YES!!!

I'm totally in the middle of a replay... This game is a HUGE part of my childhood : )
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:41 pm

My shoes were not left at my door, despite me leaving a signed note saying it was okay to leave them at the door. In AZ, this is all UPS needs to leave a package that requires signature.

They're attempting re-delivery tomorrow, typically a day off but I work it this week. It will probably get there after I've left for work. Again.

If it ends up with me needing to go to the UPS location, it is at least 4-5 miles away and I don't believe the bus runs down that way. I know commuter trains don't and I'm not paying $20+ in cab fare to get something that is supposed to be shipped to me for free.

I. Am. Cranky.

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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby LilBee91 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:44 pm

I join in your grumbling and crankiness. That is just annoying.
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby Luet » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:55 pm

The slip they leave doesn't have a spot to sign to allow for redelivery if you aren't there? If not, I would call them in the morning and ask that it be left. Calling can accomplish a lot!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:46 pm

Luet wrote:The slip they leave doesn't have a spot to sign to allow for redelivery if you aren't there?


It has the spot but they crossed it out with a pen, which looks to me like a "Not an option."
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby Jayelle » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:58 am

I hate UPS, FedEx, etc. etc. Their ONE job is to deliver packages and they suck at it.
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Postby Luet » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:17 pm

Maybe it's my neighborhood but I never have a problem...they just leave it on my doorstep every time.
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Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Postby LilBee91 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:37 pm

Back home we have the multiple letterbox things with a couple bigger boxes for packages (I feel like there is a name for those, but I cannot think of it) at the entrance to the subdivision, so if there isn't room for your package (that's what she said?) you have to drive to the post office sorting place and pick it up, which is super annoying (especially since most of our packages are USPS and we always seem to have to drive). UPS and FedEx have no problem leaving things at the door.

We have the same mailboxes at my apartment complex at school, but since they're just for our complex and pretty sheltered the USPS folk just leave extra packages by the boxes and assume we'll get to it soon enough. Sometimes UPS and FedEx will drop things off at our doors, but sometimes they give our packages to the office or leave them by the mailboxes. I guess it depends on the courier.

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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:43 pm

Yes, thankfully!

Possibly because I left a sticky note with a puppy on it taped to their form near the "Sign here" part on the back.
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Postby Luet » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:50 pm

And what's the verdict on the shoes?
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Postby Jayelle » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:52 pm

Luet wrote:Maybe it's my neighborhood but I never have a problem...they just leave it on my doorstep every time.


Yeah, I suppose it wouldn't be as big an issue if I lived in a house. Delivery people always have issues with apartments, but that drives me nuts since they are delivery people. They should know how to deliver to apartments.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:59 pm

Luet wrote:And what's the verdict on the shoes?


I tried them on, they fit, they seem comfortable so one of two things will happen: I'll wear them and things will stay that way or I'll wear them and they'll hurt my feet and it won't be any different from most shoes I've had that seemed comfortable at first. Pretty sure it will be the first one until they get old/overused and lose their support. Even if it's not, it will be the first time I've been able to take the "Going to the store" out of the shoe shopping process.

Good purchase. :mrgreen:


And yeah, USPS and UPS are the only two I've ever had deliver to me here but in both cases, they will not leave packages if I'm not here (unless I leave them puppies...). Luckily, most have come through USPS and that's only half a mile away, so I'm not terribly upset about walking to get those. But 4-5 miles, while not something I can't physically do, is not something I want to devote time to when it's not a recreational walk.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:27 pm

Guilty Pleasure: Disney Fairies.

I definitely didn't just watch The Secret of the Wings...nope. Definitely didn't.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:45 am

I am just all sorts of irritated lately, apparently. :mrgreen:

Target makes you spend $50 to get free shipping; Amazon has spoiled me. I am trying to spend money to make myself feel better (something that, sadly, worked quite well years ago) but I don't have much to spend/waste and $50 is pushing it. Especially considering the things I want are only $18. I'd just pay for shipping but the shipping for the two items costs more than one of the items I'm wanting, which seems ridiculous to me.

So I will probably not get anything but argh. $25 should be the standard free shipping cutoff.
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Postby locke » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:24 pm

LilBee91 wrote:Irrational Irritation: The term "tween." Or maybe I just find tweens irritating in general and am channeling it all towards the term.

I take it as a sign that I am now old and crotchety that I invented the term "tweenty" for collegeish 'kids who think they know it all. ;) I didn't say it aloud, but I definitely thought to myself, 'ugh those tweenties!' along the lines of the pejorative use of the term 'tweens.'

It's funnier to me because tweenties looks like twinkies and I think that tweenties survive on twinkies ...

and now that preceding line looks like a Dr. Seuss book.
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Postby starlooker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:19 am

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Postby Syphon the Sun » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:01 am

Irrational irritation: Every time a major storm occurs, I hear pundits commit the broken window fallacy. Ugh.
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Postby Srobison825 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:29 pm

Guilty pleasure: Halloween candy
Irritation: too old to trick or treat. And my kids hide their candy. :oops:
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Postby jotabe » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:11 pm

Srobison825 wrote:Guilty pleasure: Halloween candy
Irritation: too old to trick or treat. And my kids hide their candy. :oops:


That's easy, you just have to get them to believe it's absolutely essential you supervise the candy for safety! :mrgreen:
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:12 pm

I think she taught her kids well, knowing to hide it. :mrgreen:
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Postby Luet » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:59 am

Guilty pleasure: For breakfast, I just had a giant piece of the most amazing triple berry pie from a local bakery called Pie Squared (the pies are actually square!).
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