This picture has absolutely NOTHING to do with the rest of this post! It is just a visual to catch your attention. Do you see that darlin' little 25 mL beaker in the foreground? Isn't that just the cutest little piece of lab equipment you've ever seen? I ordered those - a set of 12 of them - for our school lab and they arrived Friday. My sixth graders and I are busy thinking up names for all twelve of them - - - I'll announce the winning names later.
Now for the MAIN purpose of this post, which will also be picturless.
TELL ME WHY:
1) We are forced to participate in daylight savings time. Even the NAME is misleading. There is no such thing as SAVING daylight nor SAVING time. We have a set number of hours of daylight out of each 24 hours depending upon the latitude at which we live and the season of the year. There is no saving it.
Each year when we go through this nonsense - - - and we didn't USED to do it in Indiana until three years ago when our Governor pushed it through the assembly - - - it takes my body a good three weeks to adjust to the spring time change. My cells, capillaries, and synapses all KNOW it is only 3:30 AM when I get out of bed even though the clock says 4:30.
In case I haven't made myself perfectly clear yet: I HATE DST!!!
2) Fat female abdomens pop up on my Yahoo mail homepage EVERY TIME I go to my e-mail!!!!
I mean, these aren't just ordinary fat bellies - - - these are bellies gaping out of their clothing and then BOBBING up and down as if they didn't already catch my attention without the motion.
It is so gross. I go to extreme lengths not to notice my own mid-drift shape, why in the WORLD would I want to see others'????????? YIKES.
3) Folks HIDE the controls to their music players on their blogs? I am sitting here in a silent early morning house, and I go to my favorite blogs - - - trying to be silent as a mouse - - - and the music begins to blare and I can't find the controls to quiet it or turn it off. Or worse yet - - - I'm trying to covertly check my blogs at SCHOOL while my students are taking a TEST - - - and there goes that music.
All I ask is that either the music be the kind the viewer has to TURN ON, or that the control for it be located RIGHT UP THERE NEAR THE HEADER so an old idiot like me can FIND it quickly.
4) People send forwards. I hate it when my inbox is full, and I'm SOOOOOO excited to get mail, and I open up my Yahoo - - - - squeezing my eyes tightly SHUT so I won't see the bouncing belly - - - and peek out of the corner of my left eye (bouncer is on the right) and low and behold - - - 1000 of my 1001 e-mails are FORWARDS!!!!!!
OK - - - so I only had 14 e-mails and 13 were forwards - - - but you get the idea. Folks, do ANY of you actually read those things? I "just say delete."
Well, now, how was that for sneaking in a list of pet peeves with a fooler photo and a less than full disclosure title?????