Friday, February 13, 2009

“I don't have pet peeves, I have whole kennels of irritation” - Whoopi

We all have our pet peeves. I have a few, but today I'm going to discuss just one of them.

People talking through their teeth, or with their mouth closed up. Arrggh.

This morning I was on the phone with a client, from the midwest, and I had the hardest time understanding him. I kept having to say "excuse me?" "can you repeat that?".

There is this other girl I know, and like. But I can't get past the way she talks. She's intelligent, sweet and nice. But when she talks, its like there is a plum in her mouth (not in the hoity toity way...) but as though her mouth is half closed. This bugs me beyond belief. It is important in my opinion to speak clearly and not talk like a ventriloquist figure. Maybe this comes across mean, but come on, everyone has something that annoys them, or that they can't get past. For me, this is a dealbreaker.

The weekend is set to be another busy one. Good busy. We have a wedding to go to tomorrow, a party after the wedding (I'm dressing up as Max Fisher from Rushmore - my current movie character obsession). Then Sunday going out to a nice restaurant and concert with two of our close friends who just celebrated their second wedding anniversary! Congrats to them! They're a cute couple. We got married around the same time, and although we're two very different couples, we have had parallel lives in some ways. Our husbands are best friends, have been since they were kids, and my Aussie friend Anna and I have become close friends. We love those guys, and its nice to see them so happy together. Warms the heart!

My friends getting married on the weekend are very cute also. They're both quirky and a little different - and are a perfect match for each other. They were just good friends for many years, then suddenly the husband-to-be started seeing his now fiancee in a different light. He said he was at a wedding (she was a bridesmaid) and they had a dance together. He thought she looked beautiful, and suddenly something changed about how he felt. I love their story, and although it took a long time to get together (and it was right under their noses), they know each other very well. They exchange marriage vows tomorrow. It will be a beautiful day, rain hail or shine.

Out for now.

ps. yesterday I went to a consignment store in my lunch break and found a pair of almost new Seven for All Mankind jeans for... $50! The store was having a 20% off sale, hence the great price. I was stoked. They fit perfectly. Usually their jeans retail around $170-$180. Bargain!!


Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

Oh! A Wedding on Valentines Day - that is so special! I hope you enjoy yourself and it goes off with out a hitch.

And sooo jealous of your jeans purchase...but congrats! Wear them well!

Frank said...

You can't understand people from the Midwest? Do we talk funny?

Technodoll said...

I always did say many Americas speak with hot potatoes in their mouths, LOL!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend, it sure is a busy one! :-)