Wednesday, November 25, 2009

As a Follow-Up to My Previous Post About H1N1...

As it still bugs me that the whole world is panicked about this turns-out-it-wasn't-that-bad-at-all-I-mean-it-was-nowhere-near-the-pandemic-level virus, I notice blogs and comments that mention H1N1.

"One thing that amazes me is the discrepancy between the news headlines and the real world. So often the headlines warn of doom and gloom that fails to materialize or their slant is overwhelmingly negative when there are many reasons for encouragement. This was evident during the recent financial crisis that we have come through, and I suspect it will be the story after the hype surrounding H1N1 has settled down. Unfortunately the long term impact of "crying wolf" too many times is that people are increasingly reluctant to believe the "experts" in the future."

I don't know if these experts realize that they're digging holes for themselves.

This post has a pretty good conclusion, I must say.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

U bugs me

Not that I mind the letter "u". But when it is missing on overhead projections of songs for singing in church, it bugs me.

Today, the song had the word "Saviour", spelled correctly. Then it had "honor", spelled incorrectly... IN THE SAME SONG.

I have to say that it bugs me every single time I see a missing "u" in Canada. We have the traditional British spelling of words like favour and honour and valour.

If I were in the United States, I'd have to let it go.

But in Canada, it's just plain wrong.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Speaking of Take-out Coffee.....

On the coffee cup, for the benefit of the stupids, popular coffee joints print

Caution "Hot"

on the side.

Why the quotation marks? Is the cup lying? Does it just want you to think it's hot, when really it's not?
Do they think that quotation marks are for emphasis?
Don't they know that bold is for emphasis? Or CAPITALS? Or numerous question marks??? Or many, many exclamation points!!! OR ALL OF THEM IN COMBINATION???!!!!

Don't get me started on WHY in the WORLD coffee cups need to have a warning label on them, informing customers that the hot coffee they are buying is, in fact, hot.


It irritates me every time. I should stop buying take-out coffee.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Take-out Coffee

When they put the lid on so that the seam of the coffee cup is coming up where you open the tabby thingy and put your lips. HATE THAT!!

I have to fix it so that the seam is exactly opposite the opening.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Multiple musical noises

Yep. You read that right.

I can NOT handle music coming from more than one thing.

For instance... it drives me insane to have the radio and the t.v. playing at the same time.

Can't handle it.

Today, I had the radio on (quietly), Justin was playing the piano (something Christmas-y), and Hannah was banging on a musical toy.

All of the sudden, I realized that I wanted to kill someone.

And that's not a good thing... no, really. ;)

So, I shut off the radio. And dealt with the piano and classical music coming from the toy.

(Even though I really wanted to smash it, I sucked it up so my baby could continue enjoying the lights and music.)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Visual Test: Do YOU Have OCD?

If this bugs you too, chances are....

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My own blog title bugs me.

My blog is called "Sarah Say's". It bugs me. Because to outsiders, who do not know that my nickname is Sarah Say, I am just a moron who uses bad grammar. To them, my blog is "Sarah Says" like "Simon Says". So they laugh at my apostrophe.

It's starting to bug me enough that I'm considering renaming the blog. However, that would take effort, and I might just be too lazy. So it will continue to bug me, probably until the end of time.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Children Bug me.

When they don't post about terrible service in Government offices. I have been checking, and I see nothing.


And that bugs me.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Make Up Your Mind!!

What really bugged me this morning was reading an article in a magazine (which I usually love) about the H1N1 vaccine. I'll quote the part I was reading:

"Canada's reaction to the H1N1 flu threat has been a remarkable success so far...."
"...the federal government has acquired 50 million doses of vaccine, sufficient for all Canadians who request it..."

Now, the funny part of this is, at the same time as reading those words in that article, I was listening to the local news, where they were basically reporting a vaccine shortage. People are lining up and there are not enough doses to go around; so they're asking pregnant women and children to go first.

So, which is it? Are there enough doses, or are there not?


"...approximately 80 per cent of respondents said they'd been kept well informed about the flu by public health officials and an equal number felt the authorities were taking appropriate precautions. On the other hand, only 36 per cent of respondents considered themselves "very likely" to get the vaccine..."
"....Any amount of government preparation will be for naught if citizens refuse to co-operate because of superstition or ignorance..."'ve been well informed, but if we decide not to get the shot, we're ignorant of the facts? I thought we were well informed?

80% were well informed, weren't they? Or did I misread that? How can 80% be well informed, but 63% be ignorant? These percentages don't add together very well.

"We would encourage everyone to get informed and think carefully..."

Wow, really?