1. The ongoing saga of the soap dispenser in the women’s bathroom at work took an interesting turn late last week:
Why yes, yes that is a mostly empty roll of toilet paper. Stay classy, office bathroom.
2. Earlier this week Gracie linked to the 15 things girls like to do on social media, and though I don’t tend to be much of a link love sort of person, I absolutely had to link to that post. I’m giving it an Internet standing ovation. It covers just about every single social media quirk that drives me crazy, including:
– Mirror outfit shot selfies (also, the word “selfie.”)
– Using social media to complain about bad service (bonus points to people who specifically call out a company on social media in this manner: “Hey @DunkinDonuts, thanks for the bitter coffee this morning.” Hey @TwitterUser, stop being a passive aggressive jerkface.)
– BFF roll calls. What are we, 11?
– Taking pictures of boring food. Oatmeal is ALWAYS UGLY, people. It is ugly by nature. It can’t help but be ugly. You do not need to show off its lumpy glory to the world, no matter how #yum it is.
Sadly absent from this list was the excessive use, by girls, boys, corporate entities, or anyone or anything anywhere, ever, of hashtags. I cannot possibly go into enough detail about how much I despise, loathe, abhor, detest hashtags. They are #ruining #basicgrammar and #Englishingeneral and I #hatethem. Hashtags, like a highly concentrated extract, should be used sparingly, cleverly, judiciously, and only when appropriate to add a certain je ne sais quoi to your tweet, Instagrammed lunch, or (heaven help us), Facebook status update. As vanilla extract enhances the flavor of chocolate chip cookies, so your hashtag should enhance the wit or usefulness of your social media posting. Pictures of #homemade #chocolate #chip #cookies #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatechip #cookies #imadethis #lookatme #talent #baker #kitchen #sweets #dessert #yummy are about as appetizing as those same chocolate chip cookies would be if they were made with 1/2 c. vanilla extract, which is to say, NOT AT ALL.
So much rage. I apologize for my rantyness.
3. If I could bottle up the weather we’ve had since Tuesday and save it for the rest of the summer, I would in a heartbeat.
BLISS. Gimme gimme gimme. The fact that it’s supposed to be at or near 90 next week makes me want to weep.
Do you have any social media pet peeves?
What’s your ideal summer weather?