Thursday, July 19, 2007

Know What I Hate?

I'm sitting here smacking my gum, a mix of Skittles gum and a piece of Orbit Lemon, cuz I was cleaning out some little baskets in the kitchen and figured the best way to get rid of it all was to chew it. Good thing I'm not cleaning out the pantry or the fridge, right?

So, I'm smacking away, and blowing my big-ass bubbles I like to blow, and I started thinking about things that I hate, so here's a quick list of things I hate:

The fact that there are six random pen tops right here at my desk and I am going to throw them all away RIGHT NOW. Who needs pen tops anyway, they just disrupt the thought process when you have to remove them from the pens, right? So, they're OUT!

Next up, I hate getting bit by stupid little bugs that probably serve no purpose in our world. I seriously have two bug bites right now, and guess where they're located? One is at the very middle spot between my bra, and the other is at the very low part of my back, right smack in the middle (read between the "butt crack" lines here), and I have to keep itching these mother effers and they are ANNOYING me.

I also hate how it sounds when I chew my gum. So much maybe that I will do a youtube video right now so you can hear how it sounds. Hold please.

OK, I did it. Listen to me chew, and get a view of my office space. The dog is Lovey, my parent's dog. You know how well I do with dogs, so let's see if she's still alive when my parents get back next week!



Isn't it totally gross how I chew my gum!?!? THAT IS REALLY HOW I CHEW, I WASN'T DOING IT EXTRA GOOD OR ANYTHING, JUST REGULAR. Gross. I mean, you know how it sounds to yourself when you're chewing, like you're chewing in a tunnel, but then to hear it being recorded, HOW GROSS!!!

It's also unattractive how I chew, and I know this because stupid me was chewing gum at my wedding--how freaking classy is THAT? And on the video, there's me, in a white, totally '90s dress holding a cranberry sea breeze, which I miraculously managed to NOT spill on the dress, and then me, chewing like a cow chewing on cud.

What's cud anyway? Cow puke?

I'm pretty scared I now have the instruments to create Youtube videos. Who knows what will show up here on Manic Mom... Requests?

18 comments:

Swishy said...

OK, I know that when you first showed me that, I was all, ewwww gross! But I am pretty sure I chew my gum exactly like that, too. Ha ha.

la bellina mammina said...

I think I chew mine the same way too - no wonder MIL said it was disgusting!! Yikes. Love your studio and the red color!!

Monnik said...

yeah, that's why my mom wouldn't let us chew gum around her. I'm not a big gum chewer and when my kids get smacking away like that, i send them to another room.

I like your little turtle bobble head. way cute.

March to the Sea said...

you totally need to film the first day of school. all the chaos and stuff. My kids don't start till September so it could be like an instructional video of what/what not to do.

Also..i combine stuff into my gum too. I like to put mints into mint gum, or wrap em around sweet tarts. I tried M+M's once...key word ONCE.

Patti said...

husband will not walk with me when i chew gum in public. i am not a regular gum chewer, maybe once a year, so when the gum is actually in my mouth i make the best of the experience...and you can only imagine the noise i make...

Colorado Writer said...

Ew...but interesting. And you know what is so weird? My office is the same color (because red is vibrant) AND I have the EXACT quote from Jamie Pressley, cut from Redbook, laminated with packing tape and posted on my bulletin board, too!!! Swear!!!

Jess Riley said...

I am seriously laughing here. The chewing! It fills my headphones!!! LOL

Andie said...

my OCD issues have me always wanting a pen cap on my pen. I cannot stand to NOT have a pen cap on a pen.
I have no idea why. I've been like that since I was in elementary school.

I will throw a pen away if it has no cap.

Andrea said...

I'm with Andie. I hate it when a pen doesn't have a cap, but only if it's supposed to! I'm really picky about my pens, anyway, and I've found the perfect clicker gel pens so I don't have to worry about losing the cap. Of course, I drive the hubby and fellow co-workers mad with all the clicking, which I do obsessively when I'm either bored or deep in thought.

TTQ said...

That would explain my husband looking at me after I bought a pack of bubbalicious for your contest, I never did send in a pic..because...my best ones were while I was driving...I couldn't see the road sometimes..that was bad..and I was busy trying to think of what to do when I got it all stuck in my hair..I'm an idiot.

It's a damn good thing he loves me and the watermelon smell I had going on for a week.. in addition to all my other erratic behavior.

Beth said...

Great video! Books, pictures, inspirational words and chewing gum - the creative essentials of every office space.
(Oh, yeah - and coffee.)

Jenster said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I'm cracking up at the gum smacking on the video. And then when you started talking I was like, "Hey! I KNOW that voice!!!" LOL

Love your office and all the stuff. But don't hang the muse yet! It's too early.

ORION said...

I'd chew gum but then I wouldn't be able to walk...

M. G. Tarquini said...

Chewing gum gives me a headache.

Lainey-Paney said...

Okay, so maybe it's gross to listen to or watch...but don't you enjoy chewing gum??

I do.
:)

And cud...I always thought cud was like a bite sized amount of grass that the cows chew on.
Please don't correct me if I'm wrong. I don't want to think about cow puke.

Kim Stagliano said...

I can not listen. My pet peeve, since childhood, is chewing sounds. IF you can't hut the mute button when you chew anything - chips, mashed potatoes, gum, if you make a HINT of a sound, if I IMAGINE you've made a sound I am going to shoot you my Defcon 7 death stare. Now, my kids, with their issues, don't have the best chewing ability and my eldest smacks and slurps and smacks again with every bit. I can not, however, give my own child, with autism no less, the Defcon 7 stare. Isn't God funny?

wordtryst said...

Never did get the hang of the bubble blowing thing - maybe because I wasn't allowed to chew gum as a child - not at home, and definitely not at those convent schools I attended...

Don't think I missed anything, though. Am I repressed or something?

Anonymous said...

revolting. chewing sounds are absolutely disgusting.