We decorated for Christmas!! Hooray!! I slaved away on a popcorn garland... haha with buttered popcorn... it was all we had!
A lot of pet peeves have been coming to mind lately, so I thought I would write them down, because I always forget, because I have so many. So then, when the great ice breaker question, "what's your biggest pet peeve" comes up, I never know what to say.
* When people don't use their car blinkers. I watched a guy today who was unaware his right blinker was on change into the left lane and then merge onto the high way... all with his right blinker blinking away! If he had been using his blinker like he should have been, he would have noticed it was on... I'm not sure how it got on in the first place, since he obviously didn't care about it that much. It seriously takes a very slight movement of the finger. No physical sacrifice required.
* When middle aged men use internet slang, like LOL and hehe and R, U, 2... It already freaks me out that middle aged/old men have facebooks... when they start saying LOL, I get REALLY weirded out. I hate using LOL... and I'm a girl raised in the AIM and Myspace era.
* When 7-year-olds have iPods. Seriously?
* When 9-year-olds have iPhones. This doesn't need an explanation. One of my girls wants a cell phone for christmas and I asked her who she talks to on the phone to so that she needs a cell phone before she reaches double digits. She said she doesn't talk to anyone. Awesome.
* ;). Winking smiley faces creep me out. Especially when guys give them. Ew. I am also not a fan of :P. Or when guys, any age, say "he he". I've been trying to get my brother to realize that it's not cool to "hehe..." I'm not sure if he gets it.
Moving on to music that is rocking my world right now:
Taylor Swift's cd... seriously, get it. Already Gone by Sugarland, Sound So Good by Ashton Shepherd, I Still Miss You by Keith Anderson, All I Ever Wanted by Chuck Wicks, Let Me by Pat Green, and Relentless by Jason Aldean are just a few songs I've been loving recently.
I'm reading Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals... Probably the best non-fiction book I have ever read. I LOVE it. I wish I could just sit and read it forever. Read it. Seriously. Melba was one of the Little Rock 9. She integrated with 8 of her friends into Central High School when she was 15 years old. The things people did to her are disgusting. I think everyone should be required to read this book. It will completely change how you view integration and Brown vs. BOE. I can't believe those kids had to deal with the stuff they did.