Tuesday, December 21, 2010

People who Would Steal from Toys for Tots

SERIOUSLY?! What kind of JERK would steal from a company that gives toys to poor kids? That is just about the worst crime in the whole world. The only way this could possibly have been worse, was if they stole from poor kids who also have cancer. I don't know who actually did the stealing, but it was probably the Grinch.

Friday, December 17, 2010

When People Park in My Parking Spot

In the town where I live there is no overnight parking. It's a bit of a pain when you have guests, or need to park your own car, but I guess it's nice since there are no snow emergencies where you have to scramble to find a place for your car, and no one is going to take your mirror off when they try to squeeze by. Luckily, my apartment building has parking on the side of the building, but you rent it from the condo association for $95 a month. You may think this is a lot if you're not from Boston, but trust me that's not so bad. Some spots will be $200 or more per month.
Anyway, I have this spot that I pay for. So it drives me absolutely insane when I arrive home and some strange car is in my spot. First of all, the spot is in a driveway that is clearly not a street. Secondly, there is a sign that says "Private parking. Violators will be towed." Thirdly, the spots are numbered so it is even more obvious that the spots are assigned to people. And lastly, I'm not even the spot closest to the street, so people had to have seriously been looking. It is SO frustrating to come home from the gym in the morning or to come home after a late meeting and have no where to park. Sometimes it is a delivery person (in which case, they should just park on the street because there is no restriction about parking on the street for a few minutes). Other times, it is just a random car. If you are ever with me when this happens, you will see my true wrath. Seriously, this might be one of the things I hate the most.
On a scale of 1-10, how mean would it be to let the air out of one of their tires? Or does anyone know where I could get a boot for cheap?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cold Bitter Wind

Today is 18 degrees, but with the 20mph wind it feels like 1. I could put up with the cold, honestly I could, but this wind is just killing me! Yesterday it was so windy that I needed help opening the door to the Boylston T station and another girl lost control of her door and it closed on her arm. She could barely open it back up to get it off! Luckily she was okay but it shouldn't be that windy. It's just cruel! The wind goes right through your clothes and chills you to the very core and makes you depressed. Well, it does to me anyway. If I had more food here I'd consider sleeping at school so I didn't have to go outside.

Monday, December 13, 2010

"Hollow Sidewalk. Do Not Park On the Sidewalk" Signs

I don't know if you have ever seen those signs that tell people not to park on the sidewalk because it is hollow. I don't get it. Maybe it's just me, but I kind of thought you weren't supposed to park on the sidewalk in general, hollow or not. People are stupid.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Forced Acronyms

If an acronym works and is creative, that's fantastic. I did a semester with Sea Education Association (aka SEA) which is a great acronym because it wasn't forced and the acronym spells out the subject of the semester. Awesome! However, when people start forcing acronyms such that they need to take letter from within words, I get angry. Like today I saw an article about the LOTUS study. You know what those letters stand for? LOng Term follow up after intra-Uterine transfusionS. Not only did the creators of this acronym take letters from within words, they also borrowed the very last letter of a word. UNACCEPTABLE. I guess LTFAIUT doesn't have the same ring to it as LOTUS, but still... GAH that made me so mad.