10 reasons why I hate winter

Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy the holiday season. Christmas is by far one of my favourite holidays. However, all of the hype about the pretty white snow and putting up the Christmas decorations wears off pretty quickly. Because eventually, we’re all just faced with the bitter cold weather and a bunch of muddy slush.

So, here are my top 10 reasons why I hate winter:

1. When girls wear those hideous furry boots. I don’t care how warm and amazing they make your feet feel. You look like you’re trying to marry the abominable snowman….and not even he would approve! There are much better ways to spend $200 – these boots are not one of them!
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2. Having to scrape the ice and snow off of your car windshield every morning. You’re running late for work. You hit snooze on your alarm three times too many this morning and now you’re running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off. Trying to find a reasonable outfit for work and scoffing down a piece of toast. You finally finish, put your coat on and rush outside to your car….Only to find 10-15 cm of snow covering your entire car. COOOOL (no pun intended), now you have to run around like a mad women for the next 15 minutes trying to brush off all the snow, scraping off the layer of ice underneath, and heat up your freezing car. Goodbye, coffee stop at Starbucks. Hello, Grinch.

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3. You start looking like one of the Cullen siblings (next level pale). Some of you crazy twihard fans may actually like this one. But for me personally, this is hands down one of the worst things about winter. The sun barely comes out, and it’s dark before 5pm. Everyone instantly looks uglier when they’re pale and it’s not like you can make multiple trips to the tanning bed during the winter months because while everyone’s channeling their inner Cullen, you’ll just look like you belong on MTV’s True Life: I’m addicted to tanning. Not really sure what’s worse..

4. Upkeep gets much more intense. Chapped lips, brittle nails, dry skin, and staticky hair. Every girl feels my pain here. It’s not a good look. Maintaining a soft and subtle glow in the winter season takes some serious work. It can become exhausting.

5. When adults wear those animal HITTS (hat/mittens combined). You’re a 30 year old women…There is no way you should be wearing an animal hat with paw mittens attached. If you are wearing these out in public, there is a 99.9% chance you are a crazy cat lady, and will forever be alone. Get it together people! Donate your HITTS to children, I repeat, CHILDREN who need them!

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6. Immediately sweating the instant you get indoors. I live in Canada, so yes, as most of you can assume, it gets to be extremely cold during the winter. So usually I’ll wear multiple layers to stay warm, along with my down winter coat, a scarf and sometimes a hat. Walking from the car into work, is probably the most freezing trip ever, but why is it that as soon as I enter the front doors, I immediately start sweating profusely? LIKE HI, I was shivering just a few seconds ago, why do I feel like a menopausal women experiencing her first heat flash?! Ugh.

7. Girls who insist on wearing cheap, collapsed UGG boots. Clearly these boots are not offering you the support you need. And you have officially made the transition from fashionable winter glam, to homeless girl looking for money. I don’t understand how these are even comfortable!! All I know, is that it’s time to retire the cheap, leanin’ boot and buy a nicer (maybe pricier?) pair that won’t collapse on you, making you look like frosty the fool.

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8. Having to pay for coat check at the bar. 9 out of 10 times, in the winter, I’ll refuse going to the bar. I mean I already look pale, have scaly skin and it’s freezing outside. On top of all that, I have to pay $10 to check my coat?! UH no thanks. I’ll wait until the summer comes, so I can skip the winter jacket and just wear shorts and a tank. Call me cheap, but I know you’re all thinking it too! That’s a glass of wine I could be enjoying..

9. Wet socks. I don’t even really think this one needs an explanation. I’m sure at some point we have all endured a long day in gross, wet socks. The most uncomfortable feeling EVER. Not about it.

10. Holiday foods, comfy clothes and comfort movies = weight gain! In the winter, we all go into hibernation mode. We lose our motivation to go to the gym. We all start attending holiday functions where lots of yummy and delicious treats are shared and left over. It’s always easier to throw on a pair of lulu’s and a big sweatshirt when you get home. Personally, I like to indulge and watch Home Alone or Love Actually over and over. Then as soon as winter’s over, we go into panic mode…WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE TO WEAR A BIKINI IN 3 MONTHS?! Winter likes to bitch slap us in the face sometimes.
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I think I need a permanent vacation this winter.

you “drive” me crazy

After a long commute to and from Toronto today, it has been brought to my attention that there are some serious bad drivers out there! It seems that everywhere I travel to lately, I’m constantly sharing the road with idiotic people who have zero idea how to drive properly! So only naturally…I decided I would blog about all the things that irritate me while I’m driving (I’m not pointing any fingers, but if you do any of the things I’m about to discuss, you suck! haha)

1. People who don’t move up in the right lane to let the car behind them turn.
Oh cool, you have several feet of open space in front of your car and you’re going to make me sit through this entire red light because you’re too lazy to move up a tiny bit to let me through. Yeah..no prob! (If you didn’t insert the sarcastic tone when reading that statement, please go back and re-read). This is definitely the number one thing that annoys me about people. They don’t pay attention to the cars around them and definitely don’t check their mirrors frequently enough to know when to move up.

2. When the advanced green light comes on and the car ahead of you doesn’t turn immediately, causing you to miss the light.
UGH! Quit day dreaming and/or texting your friend! Nothing is worse than having to wait for the person ahead of you to get their act together when you’re raring to go. I have places to be and people to see…I don’t need you dilly dallying through the advanced green. If you do this, I will honk at you!

3. People who think bicycles are 10 feet wide.
There is no need for drivers to veer into oncoming traffic or drive slowly behind the cyclist the entire way home. Especially if there is a bike lane. Helloooo! A cyclist is the same width as a person walking. Staying in your own lane or slightly moving over if the bike lane is narrow is plenty of space for the cyclist to ride safely. Common sense people!

4. People who pass you on the highway for no purpose.
Great, you’re ahead of me by 2.3 seconds. Do you feel better about yourself now? I don’t understand why you’re hurrying up, just to wait behind a huge line of other cars? It makes no sense to me why people pass others if there is absolutely no purpose. You’re only making the roads dangerous and being an ass. Simple as that.

5. People who sit right in your blind spot.
If you’re a good driver and went to your driver’s education course…You know exactly where the ‘blind spots’ are around a vehicle. It’s not cool to just coast along side of me where I can’t see you. You deserve to be side swiped if you do this!

6. Sunday Drivers.
Example: It’s a Friday afternoon. Why are you going 5 or 10 under the speed limit? Don’t you know that everyone on the planet is excited to be starting their weekend? Slow drivers actually cause more accidents than those who are careless and speed. Fun fact. If you want to drive slowly, take it to a parking lot people! Ain’t nobody got time for that.

7. When people leave their signal light on after making a lane change.
I realize this is something so trivial, but it really bothers me. You’re only causing confusion for the drivers around you. Plus, I don’t understand how people don’t realize their blinker is still on. Can’t you hear the annoying clicking?!

8. People that pull into the middle turning lane last minute.
Um hi, the butt of your car is sticking out into my lane…making it a little difficult to get by you. Maybe if you thought about where you were going ahead of time, you could have pulled into the turning lane earlier and we wouldn’t be stuck in this situation (Literally).

Yes…I understand, some of you may accidentally commit one or two of these “driving crimes” throughout your lifetime. It happens to the best of us. But if you’re constantly doing these things, it’s quite clear that you should start taking public transit! #sorrynotsorry

What are your biggest driving pet peeves?

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things that really irk me

Call it a pet peeve. Call it an annoyance. Call it whatever you want! But there are some things in life that really irritate me. I’ll be the first one to admit that some of them might seem extremely stupid to you, however, to me they have the ability to make my day go from good to bad in a matter of seconds.

Here is my list:

1. Step Garbage Cans. I get it, the whole purpose of them is to keep things sanitary. However, 9 out of 10 times they’re more inconvenient than anything. You either step on the pedal too hard and the lid slams against the wall behind it, causing you to take your foot off in shock. OR…you don’t step on the pedal hard enough so you just end up using your hands to open the lid (defeating the whole purpose). All I know is….I’m never having one of these garbage cans in my house!

2. When people clap at the end of a movie. Okay cool, the movie was amazing and you think the acting was out of this world. But, really? You’re going to sit there and clap for people who can’t even hear or appreciate your round of applause. You just look silly and with that being said, I am embarrassed for you!

3. Two Door cars. No one EVER wants to drive with the person who has a two-door car (especially if it’s more than 2 people driving in it). Having to get in and out of the back seat is quite possibly the most awkward procedure. You have to push the seat forward, lift up the seatbelt so you don’t decapitate yourself, pull the seat back and don’t even get me started on the lack of leg space! (And majority of the time whoever is sitting in the front forgets about you and doesn’t let you out LOL). I also think its ridiculous how gigantic the car doors are. You’re shit outta luck on a windy day!

4. People who paint their garage doors outrageous colours. Maybe I’m just traditional. But what made you think it was a genius idea to paint your garage doors bright yellow, sea foam green or fuchsia? It looks horrendous. Stick to the neutrals next time (black, taupe, grey, beige etc.)…Leave the bright colours for the flowers in your garden!

 5. Misuse of “Seen” and “Saw.” No my friend…you did not “seen” that episode of Friends last night. You saw it! As in past tense, as in it already happened. UGH! It takes everything in my power not to call people out when they make this irritating mistake. I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who agrees. AM I RIGHT?!

6.  Taylor Swift chirps. Yes, she dates many guys! And yes, once they break up she will probably (most likely) write a song about it. It’s old news. The jokes and chirps aren’t even worth a chuckle anymore. So I suggest you stop trying to be funny and move onto bigger and better things (like a career lol).

7. When people bail on plans. I understand things come up occasionally and you have to bail last minute. But if “something” comes up EVERY single time you make plans and you bail, that’s a sure way to lose friends. If you’re unsure about whether or not you want to get together with someone, then don’t agree to it immediately and certainly don’t say things like, “I’m SOOO excited to get together” (Meanwhile, you have no intention of following through with the plans).

8. Guys that wear the wrong shoes with the wrong outfit. Don’t you dare put on running shoes with jeans and a polo shirt! Unless you’re going to the gym or going for a hike – don’t wear runners please. I also don’t want to see you rockin’ your steel-toe boots, unless you’re at work. Wearing shoes outside of their given purpose really bothers me. Get it together, boys!

9. Nicholas Cage movies. From his hairstyle and his voice to his inability to be a good action star. Everything about Nicholas Cage aggravates me.

10. When girls wear a regular bra with a strapless shirt. This is a major fashion faux pas! The shirt is strapless for a reason. Regardless if you’re the prettiest girl on the planet, doing this instantly makes you look like trailer park trash! And let’s be real; don’t think we can’t see your “plastic/clear” bra straps that we all had back in Grade 7. Invest in a strapless bra ladies!

WELL….I guess I’ll stop here before all of you think I’m the most pessimistic person on the planet! I’m sure within the next week or so, I’ll think of a million more things to add to my list.  Also, shout out goes to Jen and Sandra who had to listen to me bitch and complain about these things after a night of partying (Hangovers bring out the worst in me!)  

So what the things that really “irk” you?!

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