Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

Photo from PoPville flickr user sciascia

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. I’ll open this thread every Monday and Friday. So anything good happen to you this week?

Ed. Note: sorry, after the jump I have to share the two other photos of these puppies from Mt. Vernon Square

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  • I don’t know which is cuter: the puppies or sciascia

  • Rave/rant: WANT those dogs!! Except not really, as I spent last night cleaning dog crap and pee from my carpet, while my toddler played in the toilet (which was slightly preferable to playing with the paper towels I was using to clean up said dog mess).

    Rave/rant 2: toddler slept 11 hours straight, finally. Beastly dog barked at nothing and woke me up at 3and 4 AM.

  • Raves: Beautiful out there. Girlfriend is coming down for the week starting tomorrow now that her exams are all done (grad student in Bmore). Going all bumpkin for dinner tonight: Quan Hai Lua in Falls Church.

    Rant: How bad has the Park/Kenyon/14 St. intersection been? The addition of the third cross walk between the old two is great, but without a traffic director or walking signal it’s just leading to all kinds of yelling between pedestrians and drivers. I don’t get the thinking here…

  • Rave: Grad school done for the semester
    Rave: Last day on the job
    Rave: Start great new job on Monday
    Rave: Moving in 2 weeks

  • Kalorini

    Rant: I was nearly run over by a DC garbage truck this morning. My work has been bumming me out lately.

    Rave: 9:30 Club show tonight! Hopefully finishing up a grad school application this weekend!

    TGIF, everyone–I know I’ve had a rough week.

  • Rave: great weather, two gigs this weekend, including my band’s cd release party!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rant: People telling me, “Happy Mother’s Day!” I’m not a f@#$%*@ mother! Mother’s Day is not a generic holiday that you can wish “happy” to strangers on. This is not New Year’s where well wishes are welcome, this is Mother’s Day and some of us prefer not to become one of those, so keep your well wishes for my womb to yourself.

    Rave: Beautiful weather!

  • Rant: Pet insurance refused to cover even a cent of my dog’s expensive eye surgery.

    Rave: It’s Mother’s Day weekend! Heading out of town to see my mom.

  • Rave: I want those puppies! They are so cute!

    Rant: My due date was Tuesday and I feel like a house, I cannot eat any salt or I double in size, it’s hot out… Why the eff won’t this kid pop out???

    Sorry, I feel strongly about that.

  • Rave: I got a Mothers’ Day card in the mail from my dog. (probably from my actual mother, since it said “From, Your Very Spoiled Dog)

    Rant: My back hurts! BAD.

  • Rant: Have never needed therapy in my life, but now need to go to a therapist (and pay a mighty sum) just to figure out a way to deal with the hurtful actions of my thoughtless and malicious in-laws.

    Rave: my husband is a doll, and we are on the same page.

    Rave: it’s the weekend, plus, my in-laws live on the West Coast

  • Rant: I have to deal with family drama this weekend

    Rave: I get to rent a car and drive with the music blasting.
    Rave 2: It’s beautiful–windows will be down
    Rave 3: My boyfriend is still the most wonderful man I’ve ever met and every day I realize how lucky I am to have found him. He makes me unbelievably happy.

  • Rave – Roses everywhere!

    Rave #2 – Thanks to all the moms who have taken care of spawning so I don’t have to – and let me have the little buggers for the fun bits then take them back!

  • Rant: People who post places for rent in, say, Laurel or, I kid you not, Frederick, under “District of Columbia” on Craigslist. What part of “District of Columbia” do they not understand?

    Sub-rant: People who check the “dogs are OK” box when the content of their ad says dogs are not ok.

    • Flag them! I’m sick of those, too. The ones I really hate, though are the people who list shared houses or apartments as “one bedroom.” I don’t want to live with anyone but me. Stop wasting my time!

      • Oh, I do. I spend several minutes a day zapping such listings. I occasionally contact a poster to tell them they’ve got their pets-welcome listing wrong, and I have yet to receive a polite and grateful response 🙂

        • I take it back: I just received a really nice email from a poster thanking him for noting the discrepancy in the pet policy in his listing. I guess that’s a rave!

  • Rave-its the weekend…and I have a wonderful boyriend and a beautiful dog


  • Rave: My husband and I just closed on our first home. We’ll be moving to a lovely McMansion in Takoma Park where all our hippie neighbors will hate us. I’m thinking of getting a doormat that reads, “Welcome to our McMansion.”

    Rant: Our stupid lender (Prosperity Mortgage) screwed up our down payment amount, making it less than we intended and increasing the amount of mortgage insurance we will have to pay for many, many years. And they refused to credit us the extra amount that we will be paying. Avoid them at all costs!

  • rave: she’s absolutely beautiful

    rant: she’s married

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