Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pet peeve of the day........

Pet Peeve: "A pet peeve is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to them, to a greater degree than others may find it."

Ok, so many of my pet peeves I wouldn't consider minor annoyances but edging toward major ones. I promise I won't be posting a pet peeve of the day - that would be too depressing but I had to complain a bit today.


Why is it nowdays that it takes a major tool to get a lid off a jar??? Ok, so this picture is just a free one off the internet, it's not really me, but I'm thinking I might need a wrench like this to get the lids off jars. I've got 3 types of devices to open jar lids plus a pretty strong husband and sometimes it's almost impossible. I fought and fought this evening to get the lids off a jar of roasted peppers and artichokes. It shouldn't be this hard. I know companies are trying to protect us, covering their asses, but do they really have to put them on quite as tight as they do?

And while I'm on a roll here's another pet peeve of mine - why is it that loading pictures on the blog used to work fine until a few months ago and now it's a major issue to get them up on my blog? The only way that I've been successful is to start my post, publish it, and then go in to edit it - that's when I can upload pictures.......most of the time. So, that's my routine now, takes much longer to post than it used to. I've gotten no help from the blogger forum. Oh well, guess I just have to suck it up and deal with it.

Ok, that's it - no more pet peeves for the day. Speaking of tools (yes, there's one pictured above) my hubby surprised me with a reciprocating saw for our anniversary, commonly known as a Sawzall. Normally that would be something that wouldn't earn him points but it was a joke, and a joke that he'll enjoy using and already has. For years, probably all 30 of them we've been married, I've been saying I want one of those saws - cool things can be deconstructed using one, including taking down walls. I'd watch in envy on the home improvement shows when they'd pull out the Sawzall.........hmm, what can I use it for..........  A little history on gift buying in this relationship - hubby is not allowed to buy me anything with a power cord - years ago when he wanted to buy me an electric bobbin winder for weaving he called a friend to make sure it was ok since it had a cord - she assured him it was......great gift, that was.

Now off to collapse after weighing out close to two hundred pounds of roving today, bagging and tagging it, putting it into inventory. I still have a large amount of natural fibers sitting down there to weigh out tomorrow for future dyeing.....it's dye season again.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cindy,
    I'm with you on the tight lids and on how slow blogger has become and I think they are both worthy of fixing!
    I've found that if you turn the jar upside down and bang it HARD (that's the scary part) on your cutting board, it helps the lid loosen somehwat, doesn't always work, but it's better than throwing the jar on the sidewalk, which is what I feel like after about 20 minutes!
    Cheers

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