An Observation On Hawthorn

A friend of mine is on a mission to rid her garden of hawthorn hedging – “Die, hawthorn, die!”. This announcement has led to a thread on her Facebook page where everyone hates on hawthorn. How ugly it is, how thorny, how profuse, how impossible to kill, absolutely the plant, from, hell. I hardly know […]

A Quote About Love

Allergic To Sound

So, misophonia. While I don’t specifically enjoy listening to people masticate, I can be quite cool about it. The sound that drives me to the point of insanity: people with phlegm in their throat who just keep talking phlegmily instead of clearing their throat. *shudder* To add insult to injury (or rather, injury to insult, […]

Be You! *Conditions Apply

An Observation About Standing Your Ground

Hey, I think I’ve evolved a little! Work today involved an almighty email conflict when a colleague wanted me to do A, because “I say so” (sic.), and I wanted to do B, for actual, practical reasons. The colleague in question is, um, domineering, and kicked up a huge fuss, involving two more colleagues plus […]

An Observation About Figures of Speech

I absolutely loathe the following sayings: Curiosity killed the cat There’s more than one way to skin a cat No room to swing a cat … and my loathing will trickle over to people who use them. #no

A Quote About Portrayal

An Observation About Positive Feedback

Someone: [compliments me about something] Me: *blushes* Oh, thank you!! Me, later that day: Or were they being sarcastic?