punctuation: not really that hard…

this blog seems to mostly be about what peeves me…so, to that end, here’s something that annoys me most nearly every day when i drive in to work…and this peeve is only second to the fact that my stupid pantech jest2! phone does not allow me to transfer pics from it to any computer, so i can’t give photographic confirmation of aforementioned annoyance…or any annoyance i happen to come upon…

anyhoo, there is a realtor in town who has taken to placing large signs in front of the properties they are trying to unload…one is a former landscaping/garden center near a major intersection consisting of mn hwys. 7 and 12…they have placed an obnoxious banner in front of the building that exclaims: WANT EXPOSURE!!!!  1100 vehicles pass this spot every day!!!!

first of all, the four !s annoys me no end…you go with either one or three…that’s just the way it is…two looks unfinished and four or more is just overkill, okay?  also too, really?  your goal is to exhort people to want exposure? the randomness of telling people to want exposure is just jarring and pointless…and really, i think a better way to go is to make a prospective buyer ask themselves, ‘hmmm, do i want my business to be more noticeable?”  which would lead to, “why yes i do!  and this location is perfect!”  but perhaps they are taking the existential route…

they have another sign in front of a home near the public beach which reads ‘wanted, new owners.’  how do you not know basic punctuation, people?  you are pretty successful realtors…and even if you can’t figure it out, wouldn’t the sign makers go, ‘huh?  really?  they want to go with a comma there…seems like a colon would be more effective and correct, but hey…who am i to question?’

and yes, i know i am not always grammatically or punctually correct, but c’mon people…your elementary teachers are weeping!

once again, mitt gives america the finger…

“I did go back and look at my taxes and over the past 10 years I never paid less than 13 percent. I think the most recent year is 13.6 or something like that. So I paid taxes every single year,” he told reporters Thursday.

besides his utter and complete creepiness, i think this is what incenses me about mittens the most…he is one cheap ass motherfucker when it comes to doing his part for the country he claims to love…and yes, we know you may have paid taxes, but did you pay your fair share? 

and really?  he thinks this is going to make most of america go, ‘oh, okay, mitt…you have obscene wealth and you pay just a teeensy bit of it in taxes…right-o!  i’ll just keep paying my disproportionate amount and then wonder if i can buy groceries…no worries, here!’?!?!? 

yes, that is one way to win friends and votes…the “hey the rules work GREAT for me…not so much for you, but hey…thems the rules!”  yep, ol’ mittens plays by the rules…hey, he didn’t make ’em…he just follows them…AND WILL NOT PAY IN A PENNY MORE…so fuck you, america!

yeah, whatever london…

the olympics make me feel incredibly lazy and even more unathletically skilled than usual…i mean cripes, i keep hearing about ‘they’re going to redeem themselves for their performance at beijing’ and i can’t even ride my bike out to the corner…just can’t turn them off…

in my typically dorky fashion, i’m drawn to the more obscure or less poplular sports…saturday morning we watched the trampolinists…what a weird sport…and i had no idea the canadians were so hardcore into it…

this dude creeps me out…

it raised some questions for me though…

why does the coach wear a track suit?  why does he hover on one side of the trampoline holding a pad? are the trampolinists wearing socks?  why aren’t they as muscle-y as all the other athletes? how did trampolining get to be a thing?   why am i watching this?  yes, i am  an olympic-like thinker…

it is better than watching volleyball though…how did that get in the games? and cripes, how many matches are there?!  i mean, i like watching good looking people frolicking in the sand showing lots of skin just as much as anyone, but holy crap there’s an epic amount of coverage…and there is no doubt that synchronized diving is pretty fucking cool…

and speaking of cool…two words:  rowdy gaines

yeah, he’s looking at you…and yes, he’s a badass

if i could pick a new name, rowdy would be a serious contender…also, carmelita jeter  is really fun to say…