Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Celebrities who are Famous for No Reason

I look at the tabloids from time to time, whether I'm on a long flight or just a slow moving line at the grocery store. There are some celebrities who are famous for literally no reason. Think the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Ryan Seacrest... I guess Ryan Seacrest is famous because he hosts American Idol, American Top 40 on the radio, and practically every Hollywood event, but he's annoying so I put him in this category. I admire people who earn fame because of talent or hardwork, or both, so it annoys me when people are famous just because they are super rich or do cocaine.

Monday, November 22, 2010

When People don't Have Their T Pass Out Despite The 10 Minute Wait

This was pointed out to me by a friend of mine (Thanks, Matt!) and it recently happened to me and so I thought I'd complain about it. Sometimes the T (that's the subway for you non-Boston people) takes a while to arrive. I'm on the C line and so there isn't much to do while you're waiting for the T. You can watch passing traffic. You can grab a copy of the Metro. You can listen to your iPod or read a book or send a text message or play a game on your smart phone. But apparently, what some people cannot do, is get their T pass out from the deepest darkest depths of their purses and backpacks. Seriously, folks. We've been waiting 10 minutes. It was bound to show up sometime (I know sometimes I too have doubts, but however long it may take, the T almost always does actually arrive). Why not use the time you spend waiting for the T to actually prepare to board the T? You don't have to stand there waiving your CharlieCard around in the air, but perhaps move it to a jacket pocket or to the top of your purse for easy access. This way when it is rainy and freezing, we can board the train in the most efficient manner possible, instead of having to wait for your stupid self to find your damn T pass. It just seems like common sense to me but then again some people just don't have any.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Poodle Haircut

Seriously. WTF is up with that traditional poodle haircut. Who came up with that?! It looks ridiculous! Although I guess it could be worse. Those poor dogs...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

People Who Don't Yield to Emergency Vehicles

I go to school right next door to a hospital. In fact, technically, the building I am in is part of the hospital. As you could imagine, I see a lot of ambulances. And, because we are in the middle of a city, there are a lot of cars, bicycles, trucks, pedestrians, motorcycles, etc. constantly around. It bothers me to no end when these people do not move out of the way for an approaching ambulance, police car or fire truck with their lights on. One thing I see over and over is people running to cross a street in front of an ambulance when all of the cars have stopped to let it pass through. I don't know what these people are thinking. If their thoughts include "Hey, if I get hit at least it is by an ambulance" they deserve to get run down. First of all, have you considered just how large an ambulance is? That would hurt beyond all belief. Secondly, ambulances are going quite fast as they speed to a person's aid. And thirdly, the EMTs inside are already helping someone. Do you think they are going to pull over while giving someone CPR in the back, and see if you are okay? No. They are just going to radio in your injury and you will have to lie there on the pavement bleeding and crying about how stupid you are while another ambulance is dispatched for your injured ass. If I had to be hit by a car I'd pick a Smart Car because those things only weigh like 50lbs.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stupid Little Injuries that Hurt an Insane Amount

You know exactly what I mean. It's those times you barely nudge the corner of the table and it feels like you just got stabbed in the leg. The three main injuries-out-of-proportion-with-the-pain that come to mind immediately are stubbing your toe, biting your tongue and getting a paper cut. I just did the middle of those and it is so annoying! Why were we designed this way?! Why do tiny little cuts and the like hurt so badly? Shouldn't serious injuries, like your arm falling off, be saved for large amounts of pain?