Going through my RSS feed today, I almost exploded in a fury of self-righteous ridiculousness. A few of my greatest pet peeves are bubbling up again in the blogosphere… I think I need to quit reading lady blogs or folks just need to screw their heads on straight. Here they are- not ranked. I hate them both equally.
1. It’s that time of year!!! Time for Cutesy handmade calendar “round-ups“. Yes calendars are very useful. You can tell which day is which and make plans. But I DON’t want to spend $30 on a hand letterpressed/screenprinted/hand drawn bird silhouetted schlock of paper to hang over my desk. I’m sorry I just don’t. Nor do I want my friends to give me one ( unless they specifically make it, duh.) Calendars are somewhat banal no matter how cute they are. And calender “round-ups” are the boring-est of blog fodder.
2. Tea towels
. (and I guess as equally Tea Towel round ups!
) I understand some fingertip towel action in a bathroom, but my kitchen is utilitarian. My shit works hard! My towels get bleached, wipe up messes, double duty as pot holders, get thrown on the floor if a friend spills beer, get washed a million times, repeat. I guess
you can use a tea towel to line a bread basket, to use underneath a center piece or to hang decoratively on your stove. But HOW MANY TEA TOWELS does the world need? It’s a RECTANGLE OF FABRIC PEOPLE. I love me some textiles, color and pattern folks, but if I want more in my house, I find a way not to give away my hard earned money to a tea towel, and incorporate color and pattern in other ways.
3. Use of the word “Swoon” to describe a calender or a tea towel. Check the links above. They all swoon over that shit. Seriously. I love to swoon. I swoon daily
, but it’s gotta be a lil’ somethin more exciting that a GD tea towel.
FYI: for extra giggles, google “_________ round up” (insert any tschotke) to find how this term has permeated the blogosphere in all of it’s redundant, annoying glory.
Oh yeah, one final thing: Can “pop” of color just die already? What about “spot”, “burst”, “highlight”, or “contrast”? We all see your yellow vase on black table in the all grey room. It’s lovely. Don’t call it a “pop”.