From the title of this blog entry you might think I'm going to review a '90s teen movie... or that I REALLY dislike someone. But the answer is "no" to both. What the title is referring to is pet peeves. I have a lot.
I seriously thought about making a different blog to talk about things that aren't baking related. But let us be honest.. I have enough trouble keeping up with this one. Two would be impossible!
So without further ado... They will be revealed in no particular order...
Honey Boo Boo's of Southern Illionis - This is pretty late but waaaaay back at our town's homecoming parade, my 4 year old niece and I were right smack dab in between two families that made me think "I don't want to live on this planet anymore." I literally had clowns to the left of me and jokers to the right. I had a feelin' that somethin' wasn't right... To my right were a bunch of teenagers with children and one dirty old man. From what I could tell... each teenager had a child and that old man was the teenagers' father. Maybe. Not entirely sure. Anyway.. they were rude to their own children and they also had the mouth of a sailor. I was seriously appalled. And my niece just looked at me with wide eyes while she was shaking her head. My wonderful 4 year old niece, thankfully, knew that was not any way to act. THEEEEENNNN to my left was the family of the year. I think there were a set of parents who seemed to be in their late 30s maybe. They seemed okay. Then I believe they had a gaggle of teenagers. One boy was sporting the hobo chic look and was running around all over the place. He had to be at least 16 or 17. Then there was a very pregnant girl and her boyfriend. They already had an adorable little girl (younger than 4), well, until she opened her mouth. She talked just like her mommy and daddy. Cussing up a storm. Again, I was appalled. THEN that's when I noticed something dangling from the mom's fingers. Yep. She was smoking. She then went on to smoke several more while we were sitting there. *points back up to where I said she was very pregnant* I'm not going to go into more details of what I saw that day. The world doesn't need to know that.
Law Enforcers Who Break The Law - I know everyone has seen a cop speed by without having their lights or sirens blaring... What drives me crazy is when they speed up behind you and then zip on by you. Followed by slowing down to a maddening speed when they're in front of you again. And they're going so slow that they don't have to brake when they turn.... and they don't use a turn signal. I'm beginning to wonder if they do that on purpose just to see if you slam into them. Whose fault would that be? Certainly not the nice policeman. I know it's not that big of a deal... but it really irritates me.
Financial Halfwit - Picture it.. Southern Illinois. 2012. (Channeling my inner Sophia Patrillo). I'm standing in line with a cart full of things I need for baking when a wild 20 something female cuts in front of me. Since it's not the playground in grade school... I just let her carry on. She didn't have much. Just stuff no one needs. She continues to complain about how poor she is (Remember, she's buying things she wants not needs..) and how she lives on her link card and welfare and such. The poor guy that's behind the cash register shoots me a pleading look. I wrinkle my nose and shrug at him subtly. Apparently we've both had it with this chick. Finally she scoots on out the door and it's my turn. He apologized over and over again and I tell him it's not his fault over and over again. When I pay and walk out the door... guess what is parked right beside me!? A GORGEOUS 2012 Dodge Charger. As I'm wiping up the drool that running down my chin (not really.. maybe..) I see who is standing beside it. You guessed it. It was the lovely lady in front of me in line. In my head, I lost it! I was wanting to share what was running through my mind so badly but I also wanted to go home in one piece. This person who aired out her life story for anyone to hear... This person who lived on other people's money... Was in a brand new car that was at least $30,000. I couldn't form whole thoughts.
I have many more pet peeves but I've been rambling on long enough for one time.
Anyway... onto cupcakes and the holidays!
We have some seriously clever ideas coming up for the Christmas season as well as some monthly specials. I know the monthly specials will include Gingerbread Cupcakes and probably a pumpkin pie cupcake.
What we have planned are Christmas Classics cupcakes! This week (After Thanksgiving) I will be working on "Blue Christmas" cupcakes. You know you're thinking of Elvis singing it now and you're welcome. I'm also hoping to work on "White Christmas" while listening to Bing Crosby. The holiday season officially starts tomorrow! I'm so excited!! Christmas music from Bing Crosby to NSYNC will be playing while I'm in the kitchen!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! You never know what the future holds so give your family hugs and tell them you love them!