Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I’m shakin’ my head

Have you ever checked out I’m Shakin’ My Head? It’s one of the blogs I have linked on the left sidebar. You know how things can be funny and sad at the same time? That’s this site. The blogmistress, a 24-year-old student in Missouri, offers her commentary on pictures and videos of real-life stuff that leaves her, well, shakin’ her head. I love this chick—she has her head screwed on straight and tells it as she sees it. Take a look.

Anyway, a few things have made me shake my head lately. Like the other day on the way to work I saw a guy flick his cigarette butt out the window. I have a million pet peeves, but smokers who think the world is their friggin’ ashtray is toward the top of my list. Pigs. That alone was enough to get me going, but the guy was driving a goddamn Prius!

The next item is courtesy of my brother-in-law, Russ. Seems he was approached recently in downtown Albany by a dude asking for spare change. This poverty-stricken indigent had a brand new pack of smokes in his hand and a bluetooth device in his ear. Of course, Russ couldn't say NO fast enough.

The last thing that’s making me shake my head is also a lesson in search engine optimization for all the bloggers out there. Back in May, I had a post entitled “I guess I’ll have to kick Mom’s ass.” Well, you wouldn’t believe how many pervs have landed on that page by Googling things like “mom’s ass,” “sexy my mom’s ass,” and my favorite, “momy ass” [sic]. Almost all are from foreign countries. Imagine their disappointment when they land on a post describing a libidinous Scrabble tournament with my almost 75-year-old mother. In Boise, Idaho. Yeah, that's what we Americans do for a sexy-ass good time--we play Scrabble.

I realize that including the phrases above will serve only to perpetuate the problem and is sure to result in more hits to today’s post. So to satisfy these licentious rakes all over the world, I give you… Mom.

Well, she is kind of hot.


Debra Lynn Shelton said...

LOVE this post! If I'm behind someone when they toss out their disgusting butts (the cigarette kind) I always honk. I suppose I'd honk if they put any other kind of butt out the window, but that's not really the point. And people begging? I don't get it. There are ALWAYS jobs available at Mickey D's or someplace similar. Get off your lazy ass butt (boy, are you gonna get hits!) and get a frickin job!!!

I agree about the stats on how people find you. There are way more sick puppies out there than we think.

Mom's cute, btw. I see where you get your looks.;-)

The Peach Tart said...

That Mama is a cutie. It seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

AmyK said...

I'm with ya on the cigarette flipper. How about the ashtrays emptied in parking losts? Rude people. You're right. We can all bond over stupidity. But, I gotta love your Mom.

Stephanie said...

Love this rant!
I too can't stand when people use the world as their personal ashtray/garbage pail. Was behind a car just last week..he started with his gross ciggy butt...then started emptying his car of all the trash he could find! Wrappers, cans, bags. I gave him a dirty look and wrote down his plate number. I'll never do anything about it, but I still wrote it down! lol

Bar L. said...

No wonder you look so damn young & gorgeous! Look at her! Her skin is perfect she has pretty eyes and a great smile and is stylin some hoop earing to boot. This explains a lot.
HI MOM!!!!

As for the pervs, my biggest search terms, I had to pay for that feature via sitemeter and downgraded to the free stats, what do you use?

Vegas Linda Lou said...

I track your web traffic, I recommend www.statcounter.com. It's free (500 hits), but I've opted for a $9.99/month upgrade to track the last 2000 hits. I prefer this to Google Analytics, and Statcounter gives you IP addresses in case you need to block the whackos.

jcsavestheday said...

Thanks for the shout out Linda Lou! Totally unexpected.

And yes, smokers who think that the world is their ashtray and beggars are at the top of my list of pet peeves, also.

I've met smokers that are considerate of non-smokers, but I've met a lot more that don't quite understand how smoking affects the non-smoker. Not throwing around your ciggarette butts is the base level of smoker's etiquette.

And I expect beggars to at least PRETEND that they are poor. A pack of ciggarettes and a bluetooth set never say poor.

I live down the road from a homless shelter, so I always have people at my door panhandling. The economy is definitely tough, but at least humor me by TRYING to get a job.

chocolatecovereddaydreams.blogspot.com said...

Oh yeah, I know what you mean by keywords. Being that my blog is chocolate covered daydreams...you can imagine that if that gets paired with any other word, people flock to it. Sorry to say that there's not much excitement there.

Your mom is hot! I totally agree and hope she continues to kick butt in Scrabble!

Rochelle said...

We were once panhandled in San Francisco and when my hubs took out his wallet the guy added, "A $20 would be good"! Well, San Francisco IS an expensive city (but no, he didn't get a $20).

Anonymous said...

Your momma is a hottie!! ROWR

OMG I have the same pet peeve with smoker's thinking the world is their ashtray. Disgusting, right along with the habit.

Tara said...

I LOVE I'm Shakin My Head. I linked to it last week from your page and that is some funny stuff!!

About the smoking thing, I'm a smoker and I try to be considerate. I definately don't throw my butts out the window, and you being in the desert makes that seem a little more tha dangerous. I know in Florida my dad is a fire marshall and said that's how most of their brush and wild fires start. Idiots....

Lisa Gioia-Acres said...

It's those people who don't see a red light but a free pass for them to keep on driving through the intersection. Not too long ago some moron actually zipped to the right out from behind the car in front of them, who stopped for the red light, and went through the intersection. I shook more than my head over that one. And I want to start riding my bike again? Not in this town.

Gianetta said...

I used to be a smoker and did unfortunately throw out butts in the past. I no longer smoke and can't stand to be around people who do.