Friday, November 8, 2013

The Friday Five - November Airing of the Grievances

1. Thankless cretins want to pole vault into the Christmas season and just bypass Thanksgiving. Give Thanksgiving its time, you ungrateful turds.
2. Stores that are open on Thanksgiving. It is disgusting, anti-family, greedy, and bullshit. Let's be honest, it's easy to fill my pockets with rage. I don't need much inciting. But this? This shoots me to the top of a towering crescendo of rage. Toys-R-Us is going to open at 5 p.m. Aren't most of us eating round 1 or round 2 of Thanksgiving DINNER at that time?  I wish everyone would go back to shopping on Black Friday with stores opening at 4 or 5 a.m. - not midnight, not 10 p.m. or 8 p.m. or 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. This is a fucking disgrace.
3. November is usually a wet month, which means wet leaves - you can slide on them while driving or bust your ass on them while walking. Neither is cool. Wet leaves also means joy for SEPTA - they finally have a reason for all the trains being late - slippery rail season is upon us!
4. Daylight Savings Time ending steals my sunshine. Fall back my ass! Too dark all the time. I come out of work at 5 and it's black as night. This darkness combined with the chill in the air makes me want to go to sleep on the couch at 7 p.m. every night. That's not conducive to productivity. I've already upped my vitamin D.

5. November is a month to gather 'round the fire place. I have no fireplace. If you do, you should have me over so I can gather 'round it with you.
6. This does not chap my ass this week. Our kitchen faucet broke on Monday, which of course sent me into a fit. MFD said he was going to fix it. When it wasn't done on Tuesday, I started ratcheting up my what is going on when will this be done why isn't it done freakouts via text. Wednesday I expected to come home to water all over the kitchen, dogs cowering in the corner, MFD slumped against the cabinet, and many things gone awry, but I was so wrong. Plumbing things are not the easiest but he did it and with very little mess! So I recant my "are you sure you can do this?" and "call Chris (our plumber)" messages.
What chaps your ass about November?

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  1. It's 4am, and I'm painfully & joyfully watching Linky Cat trying to get out of his cone of shame. Poor dude!

    The only holiday besides Thanksgiving that should be shoved down out throats right now is Chanukah, because it starts on Thanksgiving! But sadly, I have yet to see one Chanukah end cap yet. It is an absolute disgrace that stores are opening on Thanksgiving this year. I thought I read Sears open at 8am Thanksgiving morning. They have lost what little business I ever gave them. If people would stay the balls home, malls/stores wouldn't open.

    You go, MFD!!!! Pretty new faucet!

    We have a fireplace that we can gather 'round Saturday night.

  2. it's been raining a hell of a lot here too. AND we even got flurries yesterday and expecting freezing rain tonight. mother nature needs to chill the fuck out; i ain't ready for this winter bullshit just yet.

    and yay for the new faucet! when our faucet broke and by broke, i mean i was fed up with it and forced hubs to fix it, i was over the moon with my new one. how sad is it that we get excited over a faucet? LOL

    Vodka and Soda

  3. You can come to my fireplace. If it were possible to use it too much, that would be me.

    I agree with you about shopping on Thanksgiving. I hope the pendulum swings back the other way at some point, because it's ridiculous.

  4. It's been almost 80 the past two days but I bought firewood for our fireplace! I put it in there to look cute even if it's too hot to light, haha.

  5. Well...I get giddy about Christmas way too early just because I love it. Do you think upping your Vitamin D really helps? I hate that it gets dark so early.

  6. I can't believe they now open on Thanksgiving! I will not shop then or on Black Friday unless its online. I can't stand the crowds anyway. Go MFD for fixing the sink! The darkness is totally killing my mood to do anything but curl up on the couch too!

  7. Last night we saw a house with what we thought were Christmas lights on outside but it turned out they were orange lights so we didn't have to egg their house. (Kidding, kind of.)

    Apparently KMart is opening at 6 am ON THANKSGIVING DAY and staying open for 41 straight hours. are you effing kidding me?!

    Yay for MFD and his plumbing skills!

  8. You go, MFD!

    and the only thing I don't like about November is that it's almost time to put shoes on. My flip flops are aware that the end of their season looms large. :-(

  9. We have a fireplace but it's like 70 in the afternoons here. I don't do anything but eat drink and sleep on Thanksgiving. Everything in America is about makin scrilla. No matter who or what holiday gets shit on. Hello Kardashians.

  10. You are totally welcome to gather round my fire place anytime! It is a 13 hour drive, so you better get moving if you are going to make it!

    While I am an avid Black Friday shopper, it is something my mom and I have done every year for as long as I can remember....I am pissed that it starting earlier and earlier every year on Thanksgiving! %pm and 8pm are not acceptable!!! I want to enjoy my dinner with my family. Last year my mom and I started out at midnight and shopped well into the afternoon on Friday. This year I don't know when we will start. The good news is that I am not taking time away from my family, as I am spending it making memories with my mom....I don't agree with the time it starts and making people work then. We will probably wait until later to go.
    I am not a fan of leaving work in the pitch black! It sucks! But at least it is light before 7am again! It is hard enough to wake up early, it makes it harder when it was dark until it was time to leave!

  11. We don't have a fireplace either! I'm eyeing an electric one right now. Maybe on Black Friday. Speaking of, I also hate that stores are open on Thanksgiving. I don't leave the house on Thursday or Friday! I do everything online. I'm all about Christmas, but while listening to holiday music, I'm making paper turkeys and thankful trees with my kids. :)

  12. ahahahah that first someecard is my favorite thing i've seen this week. or ever. so true. you can come over to my fireplace anytime.

  13. I came home last night and my neighbor had their freaking Christmas lights hung and on. They do own an outdoor lighting company, so I am pretty sure that they made their employees do it during the work day, but still.

    The only shopping I do on Thanksgiving is on my couch from my computer. I think it is sick how many stores are opening up early on Thanksgiving. Now, I will go to the movies on Thanksgiving. Is that bad?

  14. I could not agree with you more on the stores open on Thanksgiving. I feel so bad for the workers, and am sickened that people actually go shopping on those days.

    Thankfully I do the majority of my shopping online and avoid the death trap that is the mall during the holidays.

    Happy Friday!

  15. It is full on night time when I leave work, all I want to do is sleep. It's even worse for John - he goes in while it's still dark, comes out when it's dark again. That crabby little vampire needs some Vitamin D too.
    No shopping on Thanksgiving! The only ones that need be working are football players. Sorry, I'm not giving up my Thanksgiving football. They make enough to suck it up anyway.
    My mom just got her fireplace re-done, now it's got a remote control to turn it on and off. It's the shit, I'm going to camp out in front of it.
    Hell yes go MFD, you show that faucet who's boss.

  16. I am 100% with you on the Thanksgiving/Black Friday shenanigans. Now, people start camping out the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to get good deals on T-Giving night or Black Friday.

    And I'm sitting over here like, "I love food WAY, WAY too much to give up my holiday."

    Ain't nobody got time for that. For reals.

  17. I can't even deal with #2, like at all. I love Black Friday shopping at 4 or 5 in the morning but I refuse to go out on Thanksgiving.

  18. totally agree on thanksgiving. let the people have the time off and enjoy their families without putting pressure on getting extra savings or having people give up their time with the fam to work!

  19. I talked about how people skip over Thanksgiving to celebrate Christmas basically in October on my blog today. Same wavelength hahaha!

    If I worked somewhere that was open on Thanksgiving, I would not show up. I can't remember if I've worked out places open on that day. I know I've worked at places open on other holidays.. you know what? It was dead... very very very few customers. No point in being open.

  20. I'm with you on fall back, how much more depressing could this time of year be.

    I know they say people get depressed around the holidays, I'm guessing it has a little to do with living in the dark more than living in the sunlight.

  21. Okay, so you're probably not going to like me at the moment, but we (as in mom) put up my Christmas tree and decorations today. Why? Because she isn't coming back before December, and since I'm not suppose to be lifting of pulling and tugging. So if it was going up, today was the day. But, I'm with you on the no shopping on Thanksgiving day. I think it's ridiculous all these stores that are opening up! Happy Friday, and thanks for linking up! Hope y'all have fun tomorrow at the meet up, and enjoy the weekend!

  22. Stores open on Thanksgiving Day send me into a rage, mostly directed at the greed of the store owners and the people who can't go one fucking day without shopping. If people would stop shopping, stores would close. No shoppers=no profit. It's pretty easy to figure out.

    I actually have an entire post planned about this. It affects my family directly and it's absolute bullshit.

  23. Fall back is pointless. Yeah, we get an extra hour of light in the mornings, but that lasts all of about 2 weeks before it starts staying dark until almost 9am. At least up here. Plus now it's dark at 4pm and it blows and I want to go to bed the second I get home.

  24. HAHA Love it! You made me laugh... which is kinda hard to do. New follower here for sure!

  25. PS - I think I forgot to tell you that I love that ceramic (?) turkey. I. LOVE. HIM. You'll be glad to know that I dedicated a whole mantel to Thanksgiving. Soon, I will post. I know you are so excited/relieved/tingling with anticipation.

  26. Ugh! you are SOOOO right! I can't stand when stores open on Thanksgiving. Who needs the crowds when you can be vegetating at home, in front of a TV with your family members after a HUGE meal LOL

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

  27. And I love you more for your Festivus reference. Shall I bring the Festivus pole this year?

    The Christmas decorating already happen is getting to me, too! Isn't part of the Christmas season fun the fact that we only get it for a month? I am so ready to break out Elf and the Michael Buble music but half the fun is the anticipation! And who has the energy to shop, let alone work, on Thanksgiving? I mean I am all for some online shopping action but if I can't do it in my PJs, it isn't happening.

  28. When I saw the title of this post I just knew I was going to like it. I love the Seinfeld reference; great episode! I love Christmas and I do listen to the music all year long, but the decorations don't go up until Black Friday. I don't go shopping the day of or after Thanksgiving; I just don't want to fight with someone over something that will be on sale later in the month anyways.

  29. YES! I'm so annoyed by shopping on Thanksgiving, I don't understand how so many people in blog world can love fall so much - yet they are already talking Christmas non stop. The leaves are STILL ON THE EFFING TREES people. (end rant)

  30. How did I miss your Friday post? WELL - I am with you on the shopping on Turkey Day. I heard the news refer to it as Grey Thursday now. Seriously though. Most people already dont spend much quality family time together, this is horrible! Stay at home and eat seconds, thirds, eat the whole plate!

  31. I almost busted my ass on wet leaves this weekend! not cool fall, not cool

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