Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rants and Raves

First let me explain that the title was not my idea. Someone, a fabulous blogger, and one that I still follow, came up with the idea of Rants and Raves. However, as I am getting on in age, I seem to have forgotten who this person is. So... if you know (or if it is you) please share, so that I may give proper credit.

!!!! Update: Thanks Otin! It is Little Ms Blogger that does Rants and Raves!!!!

Rant: I hate it when I spend days hours quite a while putting away all the clean laundry only to walk into my closet and see another basket full of clean clothes.

Rave: I'm thankful for my washer and dryer. They are spectacular! 

Rant: I hate that I work-out and work-out and eat ice cream and pizza and run and walk dogs and work out and drink wine and work-out and I still can't lose weight. I keep losing and finding the same five pounds. Hate it.

Rave: I'm really so thankful that we have food on our table and the opportunity to choose what to eat. Really, we're blessed.

Rant: Sometimes I hate where we live. It's so stupid. Its just a dumb smallish town about 1/2 hour from St. Louis. I have to drive 30 minutes to get to a real mall. It's a 30 minute drive to anywhere in St. Louis including The Hill, U City, Forest Park, Delmar, the Fox, the Zoo... Sometimes I'm embarrassed when people come to visit and they are staying with me cuz I'm just not a small town person. Not even smallish town. It's kinda hokey.

Rave: Sometimes I love where I live. It's a smallish town about a 1/2 hour from a wonderful metropolitan city. Plus we have a (fairly) vibrant down-town with several funky little stores, art galleries, several bars (of course) and 2 gourmet wine shops. We have several great restaurants. Not to mention 2 Starbucks (which I single handedly keep in business I think). Usually when I'm out and about I run into someone I know. Not every time -- it's not that small -- but often enough. There is also a university here, one that is rapidly gaining in prestige and has just become a Division 1 school.

Rant: Sometimes -- really this one is bad -- sometimes I get a twinge of anger feeling of nostalgia kinda jealous when I'm out with one or more of my daughters and boys men guys are flirting talking to them and I'm standing there going "Hellooo... I'm here too."

Rave: I'm so lucky to have beautiful, friendly, easy-going daughters. And so lucky that they are all healthy. Yes, they all have issues and yes they all make me nuts at some point, but they are growing into wonderful young ladies that I am so proud of.

Rave 2: Then, if the boy man guy person is smart, he'll look at me and say something about my being one of the sisters. Although it's a total line and not true at all it totally makes me feel better so I don't have to down my sorrows in a box of Oreos bottle of wine. Silly, but it makes me feel better.

Rant: I hate it when people don't like me and I can't figure out why. Seriously. I mean, I may be a bit somewhat narcissistic, but really it's because I'm insecure. I mean, don't we all just want to belong? To find people who like us for who we are, warts and all? And besides, I'm not always looking in the mirror checking myself out, I'm looking to make sure I don't have food in my teeth, or boogers in my nose, or any number of things that could be construed as gross. Why do you have to be so hateful about it??

Rave: I have got a really great group of friends. Actually several different groups. The reason, I think, is that I tend to get along with almost everyone. I'm not terribly catty (okay, yes, I can be catty sometimes, but I'm working on it), I'm not overly loud and obnoxious (well, unless I've had too much wine), and generally I think I'm okay. I also think most people are also generally okay. I can respect  people for who they are, no one has to play games to be a friend of mine. So come on, lets give each other a shot. I think some great friendships have started out with less...

Rant: I have to stop blogging now to sit with #6 while she eats dinner cuz she has to babysit tonight

Rave: My teenager actually asked me to sit with her while she eats!!



otin said...

I don't know who started the Rant Rave thing but I have seen it on Little Miss Bloggers site!

Rant: Sometimes RxBambi disappears for a couple of days!
Rave: She always comes back!

Boomka said...

I tell you Bambi I am the same way, sometimes I love things and sometimes I completely hate them. And I'm not sure if your going to want to read this but your frustration with your metabolism reminded me that I shouldn't complain that I can't put on any muscle. Case and point:

Little Ms Blogger said...

Otin is right. I started it a while ago for a very good reason, but too long to explain.

Rave: Love your Pharmacy Friday and have learned a lot!

JW.BW said...

So glad I just came across your blog!! I love the rants and raves, thats really neat (may have to steal that idea).

Super post!! So fun to read!

McGillicutty said...

OMG!!! have you been in my head? Seriously, you just single handedly killed me hilariously with this post...(get it).. strumming my pain with your fingers on the key board, singing my life with your rants... esp the one about people not liking you.. tell me who they are and I'll get 'em. btw this makes me more deteremined to get to blog camp... it's a little tough right now what with the flood and all but I'm not giving up until the very end. i think Otin should come too!!!!!

spudballoo said...

Great idea, we do this on a flickr group I belong to...good things/bad things...but rants and raves is waaaaay snappier.

Love your honesty, this is a fabulous post! xxx

Esmerelda said...

Love it. Just love it. I too don't like it when people don't like me. I'm getting a bit better now, but it still stings.

I have an Rx question (rant) - why does Biaxin make my tongue feel like I licked an aspirin off of a wool sweater? There is this awful medicine-y taste and it refuses to go away...I've tried everything.

Rave-I'm glad I have insurance to give me medicine to make me better.

Krysten Hartenstein said...

I think I need to do a post like this... hmm...

Fidgeting Gidget said...

Did my last comment go through? Your blog is being doesn't want to load any text, just the sidebar.

In case it didn't, I basically said that I love the idea of this post, and that I love your blog. You're always so honest and I really appreciate that. You lay out whatever it is you're feeling, and you have no shame about it. You're pretty awesome, and that's what keeps me coming back again and again!

Pharm Friday question: What types of prenatal vitamins do you recommend?

Medora said...

This is a good idea - there's always a postive/good side to things, even if you have to take some time to find it.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

I have the same problem with working out. I run, but can seem to drop this weight. Maybe it's because i refuse to drop my wine...

Hit 40 said...

OH NO!! I do not want to watch girls flirt with my boys!! YUCK! Very undignified. I would never have flirted with a boy in front of my parents.

Rohini Prasanth said...

Hi! I blog-hopped to your place. Awesome! I am your follower now (doesn't it sound kind of creepy).. I would love to know you more. planning to the read the rest of your posts as soon as I can.

Wonderful post. Could I include a not-so-serious way?

Rant - I don't like it when I am trying to make new friends and the other person is not so forthcoming...
Rave - I love making new friends!! Even if it means I have to be patient.

ps - I wanted to use the same template for my blog. It looks wonderful on your blog. :)