I'm kind of easily annoyed.
Sometimes I feel like I should try to be less annoyed by stuff so that I don't turn into one of those grouchy elderly folk who complain about everything.
Most of the time I just think that everything should stop being so annoying :)
Anyway, here is a list of some of the stuff that currently annoys me.
"Fire Burning" by Sean Kingston
After making that terrible "Beautiful Girls" song, I prayed and prayed that Sean Kingston would disappear into obscurity. Then one day, I heard some song about a woman who kills everyone in a club by setting it on fire (only, that premise is much more interesting than the actual song) and noticed that SK was back to haunt me. Since then, I've heard "Fire Burning" on the radio every day, usually many, many times. This song annoys me for several reasons:
1. I hate it (the music, the lyrics, the 'singing').
2. It gets played WAY too often.
3. By playing this song, radio stations have less time to play good music (aka, songs I like, aka songs by me and Josh).
4. When he performed the song at the Teen Choice Awards, he LIP-SYNCED it! Come on. This is not a hard song to sing live. And it's not like Mr. Kingston was dancing or anything and had a reason not to sing live.
Whatever the reasons, I hope this is the last SK song I hear in a long time (aka forever). Oh, and I must mention the BEST line in the whole song: "She get it, pop it, lock it, drop it, that birthday cake." So not only did this arsonist set the club on fire, but she popped, locked, then dropped (oh no!) someone's birthday cake. What a wench.
The Well-Read Student
English majors know exactly what I mean. It seems that in every English class, there is ONE student who has read everything in the world and wants you to know it. The teacher may say, "Has anyone here read Hamlet?" And The Well-Read Student will reply with, "Oh! I read that. I liked it better than Othello, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet, but I didn't like it as much as A Midsummer Night's Dream or Much Ado About Nothing or The Winter's Tale." But they usually don't end there. They'll often continue with something like, "However, that might be because I'm a fan of his comedies more so than his tragedies! I also read everything by Dante so it's fun to compare them sometimes."
Their ranting is usually off-topic, often seen as a way of 'sucking up' to the professor, and never necessary for the class discussion. It's even worse when you're having some sort of literary argument with The Well-Read Student, who then seems to think that listing books they've read somehow helps them win an argument. Reading all of Shakespeare's plays doesn't mean you're right when we're arguing about Sylvia Plath! (Seriously, they think like that sometimes. Back me up ex-English major Josh!)
Plus, no one likes a teacher's pet! Unless that teacher's pet is me.... which happens a lot. But at least I don't blab on about every book I ever read!
No Turn On Red Signs
I understand the purpose of "No Turn on Red" signs.... I think. Wait, maybe I don't. I guess if a particular intersection is deemed dangerous and there's only one lane of traffic they put up a "No Turn on Red" sign so that they reduce the chance of an accident happening. Maybe. But if you're a smart/safe driver, you'll know when you can turn and when you can't. Right?
Anyway, these signs didn't really bother me in the past. But lately, I've been driving back home after a long day at school and for some reason, the three lights that I must pass on my way home are ALWAYS red for me. They're those lights that are green on your side for like 10 seconds, then red for 2 minutes.
I only need to make a right at one of these lights, which is the one with the "No Turn on Red" sign. Now I know I just sound impatient, but after a long day of work, meetings, class, then work again, I want to get to bed and not sit at a red light. And on Wednesdays, I don't get home until after midnight! So I'm waiting at this light for approx. 2 hours and there are NO OTHER CARS on the road, yet I still have to wait for the green light. It doesn't make sense.
I think that "No Turn on Red" signs should be between the hours of 9am and 7pm or something. Or they should be conditional, like those "School Zone: Don't Speed If There Are Kids Around That You Might Squish With Your Car" signs.
In conversing with new acquaintances, the fact that I don't curse sometimes comes up. And almost always, someone says, "Wait, you don't curse?! Say 'the f word'!!" ....
Does anyone think this makes sense? I don't curse when I'm mad at people, when I lock my car keys in my car, when stuff falls on my head, so WHY would I curse because you told me to? This request is usually repeated for a long time and sometimes, the acquaintance will even say things they think will get me mad, to see if I curse.... So if you're reading this entry and haven't met me yet, you know what not to do when we meet.
I'm pretty sure that right now, Lady GaGa is the number 1 annoyance in my life. Here's why:
I wasn't a fan of "Just Dance" (which was super overplayed), but I did kind of like "Poker Face." I was not a 'fan' of Mr. GaGa, but I did think the song was good, fun pop music.
Then I started watching her interviews. Lady GaGa is the most obnoxious person who has ever lived (no hyperbole there). She is consistently rude to the interviewers and doesn't answer questions, turns questions into jokes and is confused into thinking she is making progress in gender equality (although she's NOT a feminist since she likes men and muscle cars........). Long story short, she's completely unprofessional, which annoys me.
If you don't want to participate in interviews, don't. But if you agree to be interviewed, you can at least be professional and answer the questions. And we all know that celebrities often submit 'off-limit topics' so that interviewers don't cross any boundaries. If Stefani doesn't want to talk about what inspires her (?!?) or the role of sexuality in her music, her peepz can make that clear with the interviewer before the interview and she won't be asked such questions.
What makes this worse is that Perez Hilton LOVES him some GaGa and calls her lack of professionalism "sassy," while he once called Britney Spears 'unprofessional' for her latest VMA performance. Yeah, that makes sense.
Basically, Lady GaGa is not as cool as she thinks she is. She keeps talking about how she's breaking down gender barriers... but she's not. Women talking about sex in their songs is not new. Madonna did it in the 80s and everyone else has done it since then. Dressing like Róisín Murphy doesn't make your style unique. Grrr. Enough of her. If I talk about her any longer, I might curse or something.
P.S. Alexander Skarsgard is in her "Paparazzi" video, which almost made me want to break up with him. But in the video he pushes Lady GaGa off a balcony, so I didn't make him sleep on the couch after I watched the vid.
So do we have any annoyances in common?
What annoys you most?
Am I too easily annoyed??