Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Saturday Seven: Things That Should Annoy Me But Don't

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be" . Those are words of the great Abraham Lincoln that, for some reason influenced my perspective on life from an early age. I consider myself to be a fairly positive-minded individual. Even when things go wrong, or not as planned, I tend to make the best of the situation and keep smiling. Our lives are filled with enough challenges large and small- why let the little things get you down? Indeed it really does come down to choices we each make. This was the inspiration for another scintillating edition of The Saturday Seven: Things That Should Annoy Me But Don't
#1 Splashed unexpectedly by a lawn sprinkler. It actually is a little refreshing and brings me back to childhood.
#2 Birds nest on the side of the house. First instinct is oh no, I need to get that out of here, but when you see the mama bird protecting her little chicks, it is hard to knock it down.
#3 Brown bananas. Darn it, how did I let them go brown? I hate wasting food. No problem. They make a nice milkshake, muffins or flambe!
#4 Overpriced movie popcorn. To be honest, it makes me crazy to pay $6 for popcorn, but a movie experience doesn't seem complete without it so I get over it and move on.

#5 Crying Baby. A bundle of joy, and they have no idea what's going on anyway.

#6 Whimpering Puppies. OK, so this is similar to #5 but there is one difference. Puppies are way cuter that a newborn baby so its a different emotion that allows me to move on and not be annoyed.

#7 That long line at Starbucks. Amazingly people stand in line for ages but it is worth the wait for that delicious cup of cawfee
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-Rick Rockhill


grace said...

Well, as I have gotten older, things don't get to me, I find too, things that should really be annoying, I just let it roll off.
aww, #6 - whimpering puppies makes we want to go hold them all.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

just the other day at canasta i was telling one of the girls to just let it roll off you. she was getting all wigged out because some other tables were talking to loud to suit her... otherwise i'm a pretty danged happy camper! oh, i don't like it if there is no cake.

smiles, bee

jackie said...

interesting list, go tme thinking about it and it annoys me to no end when I'm at the beauty shop and that hair color drips down my head, but then I stop and think how pretty my hair will be when its all done!

lime said...

i'm with you, those things are too small in the big picture to get annoyed about. although i will opt out on the banana issue since i am allergic to them. ;)

RhodesTer said...

>>worth the wait for that delicious cup of cawfee<<

STARBUCKS? You must have meant "The Coffee Bean," Rick.. or "Koffi" here in Palm Springs.

I know you didn't *mean* to use the words "delicious" and "Starbucks" in the same paragraph.

Of course, if that's your taste.. well come on over and I'll scrape some charcoal into a cup and heat it up for you.

Yes, I DID work at a Starbucks, and YES that IS where you first met me.

Hate 'em anyway.. blah!

Jeni said...

In the grand scheme of things, if one were to look at the things that could or would or should probably bother us, ultimately, they are all really small potatoes and not worthy of expending one iota of sweat over them!
I agree completely with your list and right now, I can't think of any additions to make to it. Oh I probably have some but see, seems I've forgotten what they were. Of course, part of that also stems from being a tad senile too -or so my kids would claim, but then, what the hell do they know anyway!

© Karelian Blonde said...

Way too many to mention :)

I agree with your whimpering puppy point. They are way cuter and way more advanced at that stage than human babies.

Palm Springs Savant said...

I like the cawfee @ koffi in palm springs, but I am on the road so much I tend to run into starbucks or even McDonalds for cawfee these days.

Kathy said...

You've given me a great idea for my blog!!
I make lots of luscious banana bread (who are we kidding? -- it's really cake!!!)

Desert Songbird said...

I don't mind crying babies, but I DO mind when the mom or dad doesn't do a thing to calm a screaming toddler, especially when they're carrying on in a quiet place like a theater or recital hall.

Oh, and while I agree that baby dogs/puppies are usually cuter than babies, I'll disagree when it comes to my own babies. *grin*


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