For those of you who check in here frequently, I apologize for the lack of posting lately. Over the weekend, Sunny and I decided to tackle a major project: painting our den, kitchen, and playroom areas. Our house has a fairly open floor plan, so all of these rooms are kinda connected. The people who lived here before us had this dirty looking, faux textured thing going on and it covered the whole den / kitchen / playroom, so painting over it was quite a job.
Along those lines, I submit to you a Top 10 list of things I wish would go away. Starting now.
10. Do-it-yourself home repair shows that inspire people to spend every waking moment of spare time on fixing up their homes (no surprise there, right?). My to-do list is about a mile long now.
9. The extra weight I gained over the holidays. Christmas was 6 weeks ago. No reason for me to still have this weight. I have a feeling this one is directly related to…
8. My Mountain Dew addiction. I consume dangerous amounts of Mountain Dew every day. This has to stop. (As I write, the withdrawal-headache is killing me!)
7. Insipid reality TV shows. Sure, I watch American Idol, just like everybody else. And I’ve come to grips with the fact that there is a market out there for Are You Smarter Than A Fifth-Grader? But My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad? Please. Thank goodness this writer’s strike is over.
6. Hannah Montana. My daughter has already started asking if she can watch. Sigh.
5. The phrase, “It is what it is.” Tune in to any sports talk station in America and I guarantee you’ll hear this phrase from a coach or player. “Coach, can you describe how you felt after that terrible defeat?” “Well, it is what it is.” That’s like saying something is reduntantly redundant. Every time I hear “it is what it is”, I wanna scream, “Was there ever a time when it was what it wasn’t?“
4. While I’m at it, I’m ready for the phrase, “Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee” to go away. Huckabee’s like the basketball coach that keeps telling his players to foul when they’re down by 20 with less than a minute left. Give up the ghost, dude.
3. Winter. I don’t care about the groundhog. After about two weeks of cold weather, I’m ready for spring.
2. The Roger Clemens / HGH / steroids scandal. Nobody had his reputation sullied by the Mitchell Report more than Clemens. And last week’s episode on Capitol Hill probably did even more damage to his legacy. Thank goodness spring training is upon us and we can talk about what’s happening ON the baseball field.
1. Negative Top-10 lists. There, I feel better now.