828. That person who stares at your plate and asks,”What’s that?!”

green sauce

Left over dinner?

Bringing a covered dish to a potluck?

That next item you dare not to try figure out that gurgles in the buffet line…

Everyone loves a great meal especially when you have a fresh hot meal of food, but I’m not sure I know of anyone who enjoys people chewing over their food asking rudely, “What’s Thaaaaaat?!!”  Then expect either “Oh,” or a 5 minute story banter of how their family member makes it better than what is being served.

So instead of asking, just eat it and enjoy your meal!

What’s that you ask…something AWFUL!

 

Read More:

* Strange Food Delicacies

 

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831. Going overdressed to a party

Nothing says inconvenient like going to a party all dolled up when everyone is in short shorts, flip flops, and a tank top.  A pool party, I though you said prom party.  You just end up walking around surveying the scene hoping that you are just imaging the atrocity, but it’s right floaties and margaritas abound you are definitely a bit overloaded with cummerbund and bow-tie.  Might as well go back to the car and roll up those, take off the blazer, pants and loosen up your white shirt.  Things are about to get a little cooler.

AWFUL attire!

841. Taking down and packing away holiday decorations

Finally, the new year has settled in and the hype of the winter holidays are over.  We are finishing off the first week into the new year and the glimmer and excitement of Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, New year’s, & Three King’s Day are all over…so as most would tend to put away their holiday decor either the day after Christmas or New Year’s, I wait till after Jan. 6th.  In part because it’s the lasting touch of the new year’s light and Three King’s Day.  What holiday is that?! – take a look here We Wise Merry Men.

However, the distressing part comes when you have to take down the tree and pack away all the decor; grab the boxes and start taking it all down!  Finding extra spaces for the newly accumulated ornaments, the new linen, and also having to take down the lights off the roof, trees, and off the mantle.  It can be quite a laborious task so go ahead and take your time this weekend and get to packing!

Awful!

Further Reading:

* How to properly store christmas decor

* Time to take down the holiday lights

* Eco-friendly holiday decor

847. Happy New Year! I’m bored now…

So after all of the winter holiday hype is over: Christmas Channukah, Kwanzaa (don’t forget we still have 3 King’s Day Jan. 6th!!) and New Year’s Eve, now for most it’s just fell short into a new year of resolutions and just excitement that makes you want to have a long winter’s nap and for some children that are just dreading the near return back to school from winter vacation the “b”word of boredom starts to emerge.

What do you do now that new year has come in and you’ve burned up the excitement of your holiday toys…..any ideas?!   Just sitting in the room and looking out the window letting out a long sigh….ughhhhhhhhhhhhh……..how awfully boring!!

849. Still hearing Christmas Carols after the holiday is over

You’d figure after 3 or so months filled with these joyous carols that they would turn it off right after the big holiday, but apparently the season has not died since I believe they will be chiming in the holiday spirit till December 31st.

Is that the last official day to play the holiday music? 

Are people still in the cheery spirit or does it just irritate them any more?!  I haven’t seen any carolers this year so I guess it’s safe to say the spirit will slow down to make way for New year’s Eve frenzy!  How awful is that?

853. Wrapping Gifts

As the holiday approaches or any special occasion where gifts are bought in masses, just piling them up is great until you have a stash as tall as Mt Everest and then have to wrap those suckers up.  Some gifts are just so oddly shaped that you have to fold the wrapping paper in ways that no origami book could easily explain.  Then you have some of the gifts that after you’re done you realize that after you are done you were short a spot and left a clear spot open – improvise with a bow or ribbon!

Running out of paper and tape is just even more befuddling when you are in a groove and then as you are just assembly lining up the gifts then you just realize oops now I’m at the tube.   Cheap wrapping paper tears worse than a used dollar tree tissue pack and the fancy scotch tape that invisible when you set it down, well forget finding it once it’s laid.  So if you’re on your day to “wrap” hopefully you’ll have your supplies in well stock and some gift bags and tissue paper handy cause it’ll be a mission to be had.

When you’re done you’ll stand back and smile.. then realize how awful one wrapping job turned out because Muffins the cat wanted to rip open one after you were finished laying them out under the tree!

Further Reading:

* Bad Gift Wrapped: A New Option

* Tips on Wrapping a Gift

* Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas, Recycled Wrapping : Threadbanger

854: Holiday Party Attire

Tis the season when everyone wants to crack out the old fruitcake and eggnog, so as you line up your invitations from your family party to your work party, what should you wear?!

Choices choices, but here are 3 not stray far away from:

1. Matching holiday sweaters:  sure holiday sweaters are odd and fun, but must you both humiliate yourselves to look like you came from the dark side of an elf’s closet?!  Well yeah you should that way we have visual entertainment to look at while we’re livening it up with punch and cookies!

2. Metallic glittery clothing:  The metallic shimmer is nice unless you want to signal in a plane at your local international airport, but if your clothes shed sparkles no one wants to look like they’ll lead the way on Santa’s sleigh!

3. Festive slippers/hats: seriously?!  They are more annoying because you laugh for a minute at how cute they are but when the person has to turn on their “Wish you a merry christmas” jingle bell hat 1 more time they’ll get beat with a yule log!

Have fun dressing up at your party and have an absurd time with your family and friends this winter holiday!

Further Reading:

* Holiday Office Party Fashion No No’s

* Office Party Etiquette

* Holiday Work Party Etiquette (video)