Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

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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 weekend?

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  • RANT: Georgia avenue needs to be cleaned up, The horrible potholes are only outdone by elevated steel plates and shoddy road patchwork. DC needs to put more pressure on builders to do better road repair work during and after streets are dug up. If it was Georgetown, this wouldn’t be an issue.

  • RANT: Impending government shutdown, which means impending all of DC shutdown.

  • rant: People who enjoy whining. It’s like they can’t live life without complaining about everything (including choices which they made freely and can, at any time, do something about). Sure everyone needs to vent about things when they’re unhappy, but some people are never happy, thus the non-stop whine-fest. I dream of one day working in an office free of whining and misery…

  • binpetworth

    Rant: Blind date this weekend a let-down. Just didn’t have anything in common.

    Rave: Great U St dining on date made up for it (well, somewhat). And what fabulous weather this weekend!

  • houseintherear

    Rant: I haven’t been on a date in 3 years. And I’m 30. It’s not okay, but unfortunately I’m a lazy, scared wuss. Started a match.com profile last night and wanted to throw up.

    Rave: It’s okay to be single. And, probably to my own detriment, I prefer it. 🙂

    Rave2: I love thunderstorm days.

    • Try plentyoffish.com. It’s free and I’ve met some nice girls there. Had three dates this weekend!

    • PoP, Can you please start a dating service where fabulous DC dwellers can meet? I am late-20s and the thought of match.com is similarly nauseating to me, too!

    • Online dating really isn’t so bad. It’s very common in DC. I met my BF on okcupid. I’m also late 20’s. I liked the site better than Match, and it’s free.

  • Bear

    Rant: A guy hit on me this weekend by telling me I was ugly. I think it was the adult version of pulling my hair and telling me I have cooties. A simple “hi, how are you” would have done.

    Rave: I’m not desperate enough to waste time on men who are jackasses.

  • Rave: Just got a new 75inch exercise ball. My cat is TERRIFIED of it. He spent all evening staring at it from afar and slinking around it with his ears laid back. I laugh at his misery. Ha ha ha.

    • Cats hold grudges. Already he plans how he’ll leave the giant, half-dead rat in the center of your living room, laughing at your misery…

      • True. He’ll pull out one of his old stand-bys like vomiting on my purse, or leaving poo on the rug. He’s reveled in my misery long enough. Now it’s my turn.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rave: Had a super fun meeting of the lunch club today. We laughed and laughed.
    Rave: Got a new member of the lunch club, now we are 4.
    No Rants today! Yippee!

  • Thanks to Ihop I didn’t have to fix breakfast 4 days for houseguests!

    Service was always extremely SLOW. Breakfast shouldn’t take 20 min. in a diner.

  • Rave: Seeing all these disgruntled singles makes me appreciate my gf even more. We just hit a major milestone in our relationship– buying our first home together. 🙂

    Rant: Trying to explain to coworkers– who I am not “out” to– that I am buying a house with my “friend”.

    • Believe me, they know. They know. Vague pronouns and living with your friend. They know.

      • That’s a rave, by the way, because they’re probably happy for you and don’t care that you’re queer. Congrats on the house and new life together

        • You’re probably right. 🙂 Being in Defense I work with a pretty conservative bunch (most are avid churchgoers) so I don’t feel like putting my personal life out there, but I do suspect the majority of them wouldn’t care anyway.

  • Rant: extremely bright rat avoiding multiple traps and living on appliance wiring to the detriment of my oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and wallet.

    Rave: Wonderland on Sunday when it’s only locals and it’s warm enough to drink outside.

  • Rant: This girl I’m kind of seeing keeps getting calls from her “ex” at all hours of the night. Worse still, she answers him because she’s afraid “he might be in danger”.

    Rave: Getting out of work at 3pm today!

    Rant: Getting paid hourly 🙁

    • If she doesn’t have the common sense to know this is rude and inconsiderate (much less dumb), why do you think she’ll behave any differently in the future?

      And why do you want to be with someone like that?

    • Yeah, I’ve been in the situation. Stuck it out and the ex eventually did disappear, but our relationship ended up being a trainwreck. In retrospect, I should have seen it as a red flag indicative of her poor character.

    • +1 to above. Drama aside, I wouldn’t put up with that because I need my sleep! DTMFA.

    • Agree with the others. This one needs to be cut loose. Would you expect anyone to tolerate this from you? That’s why you shouldn’t tolerate it from someone else. You’re worth more.

    • That reminds me – my ex finally returned the key to my house I had given her months ago. Now I can stop (politely) asking her to return it (the only contact I’ve had with her in weeks.) Closure feels good.

  • Rant: My dentist told me today that my kid is definitely going to need braces to the tune of $5k when she is 12.

    Rave: She is only 4 now so plenty of time to save.

    Rave2: I have a huge crush on my dentist, she is so fine.

    • I was subjected to many years of orthodontal treatments, and I think it’s all a scam. Best to get some second opinions.

  • Rave: Drove by the Petworth Library tonight and it looked so warm and inviting, the cupola in bright lights was refreshing too.

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