Bloggy Awards And Things I Hate (Not Necessarily Related)

So I received a few bloggy awards which are SO NICE!

But I happen to be grumpy.

So I am going to thank you for my award.

And then I am going to list of ten things that I hate about Monday.

I’d like to thank Aging Mommy, Stay At Home, MD, and SoccerMom for my Honest Scrap award. As I’ve said before: I’m honest and I’m scrappy. PERFECT! And I’d like to thank Only You for my Sunshine award. She was my first UNKNOWN-TO-ME person to comment on my blog. I also appreciate Really, Are You Serious?, SoccerMom, and my friend A for letting me know the disqus comment problems so I could SCRAP it. (See? I EARN these babies. I SCRAP THINGS all the TIME.)

I am honored that y’all think of me when there are so many blogs out there to read. And now I look forward to going back to grumpy in five, four, three, two, WHATEVER…

Ten Things I Hate about Monday

  1. Twitter. We have a cyclical relationship that is making me nauseous. For a few days, I fall madly in love with meeting new people and the ability to be more anonymous. And then I get unfollowed or ignored and I run to my facebook friends to give me hugs. Oh and I made the mistake at looking at this nifty twitter tool. It seems that whenever I tweet: Hi! How are you? to a friend, I lose four followers. Are they jealous? Are they anti-friendly? WTH
  2. The phone. Every time I had time to talk no one was calling or home. Every time someone called, I was trying to herd my cats. I mean kids.
  3. My sleep cycle. At 8:51, I’m exhausted. I can promise you, at 9:51, I will feel WIDE AWAKE. Thus, starting the cycle of going to bed late in a house full of morning people. Morning HAPPY people. WTH.
  4. Laziness. Even with my daughter’s four hour nap (she wasn’t feeling well), I accomplished next to nothing using the fact that I could not find the BROOM as my excuse to not do dishes. And didn’t even have quality time with my son to show for it.
  5. My stats. Because the EXACT SAME NUMBER can make me happy or sad depending on how needy I’m feeling that day. Monday? NEEDY.
  6. The Arizona Immigration Law. I’ve actually been hating this for a few days now. I just don’t understand how illegal immigrates look different from legal ones UNLESS you are assume that illegal immigrants have a certain LOOK. And by LOOK, I mean ETHNICITY. Which is profiling. And is illegal. And why would you open up the concept of SUEING law enforcement if some wacko decides that they aren’t enforcing the law enough. Who is sitting around watching if the police are talking to illegal immigrants except WACKOS. I can’t even continue TYPING it makes me so angry. Although I LOVE this idea from blogdiva:
  7. Being human. My blog, home, kids, husband, friends, and life would run much smoother if sleep was optional. But sadly, sleep is apart of the human condition. As is lazy, grumpy, and angry.
  8. Ants. I find three ants EVERY SINGLE DAY in my kitchen. They are scouts. And my kitchen is the mother lode. So I kill them. Thus guaranteeing that I come back as an ant for my next thirty lives.
  9. My son’s soccer coaches.  I wish that they saw him as the most amazing and sweet boy on the planet.  But I understand that there are fourteen other most amazing and sweet boys and girls on the planet in his class.  And one coach who clearly would rather play soccer himself than coach three and four year olds.  But the other coach seems to genuinely want to be there.  Oh, and I also want them to notice E’s MAD SKILLS.
  10. Personal hygiene. It was a high of 80 degrees, and I haven’t shaved my legs in a week. And I need to shower. But it’s now 11 p.m..  What the high for tomorrow? 70 degrees.  (See Tuesday IS better.)

PS. I am VERY sensitive. So I try and take EXTRA care of my sensitive readers that are intermixed with the more thick-skinned ones. Trust me. I know how easily WE ARE OFFENDED. So no awards will be given out until I become less sensitive. Which at the rate I’m going is NEVER. Although Twitter is working really hard to get me there. XOXO (And also I hate you.)

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

37 thoughts to “Bloggy Awards And Things I Hate (Not Necessarily Related)”

  1. Congrats on the awards! You deserve them – your blog is great!

    Love the P.S. I’m VERY sensitive, too, but I’m discovering that blogging will absolutely make me less sensitive. I’ve found that survival as a blogger depends on being able to tune out mean people.
    .-= Mrs.Mayhem´s last blog ..Sunday Morning Bike Ride =-.

  2. Good Tuesday morning!! I hope you slept okay last night. I TOTALLY hear you on everything – from the Arizona immigration law to the wide-awakeness that suddenly comes on when the rest of your family falls asleep. Even down to the ants – when I was little my brother and I were stomping all these ants dead in the park and a man came over and said, “You kill them now, someday they will come back and kill YOU!” I still remember that. You expressed so many subtle things that I feel but never found the words for. It’s ok to have those sensitive days (or years or lives). I was bawling last night. The good thing is that it was cathartic and, I thought, hmm, fodder for my next blog post. Hang in there and hugs!! xoxo
    .-= Cecilia´s last blog ..My Identity as a Writer — Blogger =-.

  3. I just have to say I dont freakin get Twitter? Maybe I dont have enough time to dedicate to it but WTF?

    OMG, whats up with the hairy leggs? lol
    Just messin. I am one of those ppl who is obsessed with hair so I shave year around every freakin day. Im strange like that.
    last but not least you should try running during the day, to wear your ass out, so that when you lay down at 9pm, your out for the night.

    Hope all this helps.
    Happy TUESDAY!!!!!

  4. Arizona immigration law is awful, just awful. I’m actually kind of in denial about how bad it is and what it means for the country overall because if I let myself really start thinking about it, I’ll start screaming and I don’t know if I’ll be able to stop.

    Your legs? Really not that bad. Mine are far worse right now. You can totally wear shorts or a skirt.

    Congrats on the awards!

  5. I may not post a comment often but I promise your blog is the first thing I read (through one opened eye – while drinking tons of coffee) in the morning. Thank you for doing it!

  6. Congratulations on all the awards – well deserved, every one!

    I am so glad you said what you did about Twitter – I still really do not get it nor do I have the time to really solve that!

    As for the ants – I used to do what you are doing but apparently if you kill the scouts the message gets back to HQ that scouts are being attacked so they just send out reinforcements. Try the strong versions of those little traps they walk into then they take the stuff back to the nest and feed it to the queen. If that doesn’t work you need the bug man in to tackle them before they muster an all out assault. How do I know so much? Because we have been attacked multiple times and when they decide to invade en masse it is horrible!! One time it was so bad they were running up and down my daughter’s legs as she tried to eat her breakfast in the high chair. So yes, ants make me VERY grumpy!!
    .-= Aging Mommy´s last blog ..Bed Time Is Party Time In Our House – And What’s Wrong With That? =-.

  7. Congrats on the awards! Well-deserved.

    I’m still reeling over the AZ Immigration Law. I knew there was something fishy about that state before this, and now I know for sure I won’t be heading there any time soon, what with my brown skin and sketchy looking face and all. Who knows what will happen?!
    .-= Justine´s last blog ..Cat got her tongue =-.

  8. Me and sleep too… I’m exhausted until the kids are asleep and then my awake comes full force. Nice. And right now I’m being lazy. Because even though the broom is right in front of the dishwasher, I can’t do the dishes. I’ve been there with ants, but don’t remember what my final fix was. (Maybe borax mixed with sugar? – which is poisonous.)
    Arizona… I live in Texas and I HATE how we demonize immigrants. We’re all of us immigrants. Well, mostly. We’ve just been here illegally longer.
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..When watercolors aren’t enough =-.

  9. Well done on your blog awards:-)
    If you want to add another thing to your list, add rip off mechanics!!!
    It wasn’t on a Monday, but it was still a very bad experience!!

    Hope your week improves. If not I might have a cure for you since Wednesday night is your night off:-)

    Let me know if you are free.
    .-= Ingrid´s last blog ..New Jersey =-.

  10. Sadly I read this and thought, “Hmmm…today’s Monday? Shite.” Then realized that I worked yesterday, so today MUST be Tuesday. Note to self: Must. Get. Stronger. Tea.

    Congrats on the awards! And good luck with the ants. We battle them annually and if even one of those scouts gets back to the colony, the troops come marching in. We even found them celebrating their apparent win once in a bottle of tequilla.
    .-= Mandy´s last blog ..Gardening Addiction =-.

  11. 3.My sleep cycle. At 8:51, I’m exhausted. I can promise you, at 9:51, I will feel WIDE AWAKE. Thus, starting the cycle of going to bed late in a house full of morning people. Morning HAPPY people. WTH

    I am feeling you, I tend to put my 6 year old to sleep and go lay down and fall asleep and then my hubby comes up around 10-11 pm and I am up and ready to to all the things I needed to do from 9-11, UGH! I am not sure when this cycle will end oh yes I do about 15 years from NOW! LOL Have a great week Monday is over!

  12. I am a little miffed. I was soooo planning on nominating you with the Honest Scrap Award. I haven’t made time to type up the post but I was nominated last week and your was the first blog I thought of nominating, ugh!!!!
    .-= D. Rene.´s last blog ..My Cooking Woes =-.

  13. Yes Yes the sleep cycle! The same thing happens to me! I’m beyond exhausted All Day Long barely able to keep my eyes open and DREAMING about my pillow and then, boom! At 9:00 wide awake and busy busy until 11… I guess it’s the excitement that I have time to myself FINALLY that wakes me up.

    And I’m super lazy too when I get time for myself. It’s always a hard choice to actually be productive or close my eyes for a few minutes. Closing my eyes always seems to win (see the above point).

    Great post – and blog!
    .-= becca´s last blog ..My village =-.

  14. Remember when I said I would try to stay up to 10:30 to get to hang out with you more while you are blogging? That was pretty silly of me huh? Yeah, I dont have that sleep cycle thing. See you at 4:45am when I get up tomorrow on my day off!!! (Said in a very chipper morning voice) Love you bunches, even on mondays.

  15. Oh, am I ever with you on #6! And regarding #8: I have HUNDREDS – probably thousands – of ants in the kitchen every day. They are also marching through the rest of the rooms in the house. They have ruined glasses of wine, and invaded bowls of fruit, and on Sunday I accidentally ate one. So.
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..It’s never too early… =-.

  16. Alex, I wish we could hang out together in person so we could worry about our stats and our twitter/facebook friends together. I am totally with you on everything. And most esp. the Arizona immigration law. I lived in Arizona for a while and it really upset me all the border patrolling/racial profiling that went on. And I haven’t shaved in weeks and my house is infested with sadistic ants that purposefully taunt me. I hope your Tuesday and Wednesday are better!! XOXOXXO

    1. Well, at least we can complain over social media together 😉
      And I love the sadistic ants comment — i can’t tell you how relieved I am to not be alone in all my hatred of monday. Thank you!!
      Oh and my Tuesday has been better (although I’m so fired up by AZ that I’m posting on it tmw)

  17. Aww, Alex, sorry to hear that you’re in a bad mood. If it makes you feel any better, I also hate all those things. Well, except maybe for E’s soccer coaches, since I haven’t really met them. But I’d be willing to consider hating them, too, for purposes of loyalty. 🙂 Hope you feel better soon! Congrats on the awards- I definitely look forward to new editions of your blog- your writing is always fun to read. It is a relief to hear that such a strong, beautiful, talented and spiritual woman is also very sensitive- maybe there’s hope for me? Lol. Love ya! 🙂

  18. I didn’t know about that Twitter tool so of course I had to try it. Nothing like finding out why people don’t like you to start the morning.

    I have ants too. We live on a concrete slab and apparently that kind of foundation is a haven for them. And of course because it’s all concrete there’s no nest to kill them. I hate them so much!!
    .-= Marilyn (A Lot of Loves)´s last blog ..Afternoon Tea: Wednesday of Few Words =-.

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