Tuesday, 31 July 2012

I know its tuesday but ffs!!

Fridays FFS is going to be a marathon effort  all to be explained and whinged about then but I could not let another day go past without having some kind of whine and by whine I do not mean wine as I now go straight for the hard stuff!!

  • First of all last tuesday morning I saw crates of mince pies at woolies, i wish i had taken a photo of the offending pastries.  ITS NOT EVEN AUGUST WHY ARE THERE MINCE PIES OUT ALREADY??????????????  In case the capital letters are not enough of a give away I get severely irritated by Christmas.
  • Stop moving stuff around.  My idea of a good time is not trawling the store looking for something that was there last week and has now moved.
  • If you want me to use the self service check out I want a discount as everytime I have ever used a self service it has been an epic fail.
  • Enough with the email activating of rewards.  Make it automatic please.
  • Ask a woman/mother before building your next stores. Below are some free helpful hints as it is obvious men design these buildings.
  1. Put a toilet in the store.
  2. Have a service where people can ring up and order a few things and pick it up without having to get out of the car.
  3. Have a couple of car spots for people who are just running in.
  4. Banish all toys and lollies or anything with a character to an adults only section of the shop.  Give us a break we are still going to buy it just not in front of the kids.  Think of the tantrum saver that would be. 
  5. Instead of free samples of food why not free alcohol? 
This applies to all supermarkets I am not a supermaketist and yes spell check I did make that word up!!  I am sure there is more and I will add any I have forgotten!!

Thanks again for the link up Jess!!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Blogging from a readers point of view

I had a long winded post in my head but my opinions can be summed up in a few short points and also my laptop is not cooperating.
  • Its a free country if you do not want to read, see, hear something you do not have too.  I exercise this right on a daily basis.  Enough with the negative commenting.  If you do not like something click away or change the channel etc. 
  • Who does not want free stuff or money?  Why should bloggers be an different.  Seriously I would love to meet anyone who would turn down anything for free or money in exchange for trialling it and writing about it.
  • Brands need to embrace bloggers more.  Example - I need a storage system for my house I am choosing an expedit from good old Ikea not because someone reviewed it but because I saw it "in action" in a photo on someones blog (sorry i cannot for the life of me remember where).  Everything looks good in a stylised photo I am the kind of person who needs to see something in real life especially big things like furniture.  Seriously brands the options are limitless.
  • I am also a big fan of "word of mouth" especially again if something has worked, you got a great bargain or a business has done a good job.  In saying that I mean from the mouth of a person and not  the companies mouth.  I love reading reviews where the blogger has put their own unique spin on it.
  • I would like to see reviews that are honest.  If something does not work or you get dodgy service I also want to know that too.  Nothing like a bit of balance.
This is part one as my computer has had enough!!

Friday, 13 July 2012

FFS FRIDAY 13/7/12

Dear Baby G

Friday again FFS

We have had a very quiet week here, boring actually.  FFS

Minimal tantrums and 3 full nights sleep. I am still tired.  FFS

My major gripes with the world are these

  1. 2 stupid articles in the sunday paper, one about how by the age of 6 most kids will be sleeping through the night.  4 and a half years to go. FFS.
  2. The other article was how toddlers benefit from being talked to, read to and sung to for at least an hour a day.  Two ways to look at that, the first is SERIOUSLY NO SHIT SHERLOCK, the other is why do I bother for the other 11 or so hours everyday.  FFS
  3. The tour de freaking france is still going.  FFS
  4. Why is every man and their dog pregnant or just had a baby and why are both my children obsessed with tiny babies.  FFS
  5. Even the HOTH jumped on the baby bandwagon the other day when he spent too much time alone driving around for work.  FFS
  6. He came home to a majorly bad witching hour and soon changed his mind. He also thinks as I had a fairly easy time of childbirth that a third time would be a breeze.  FFS
  7. My angelic cherubs ate all their dinner on wednesday night, sausages and 2 minute noodles.  I am having a hard time deciding what to wear when I am presented with my mother of the year award.  FFS
  8. I officially give up trying to cook.  FFS
  9. The ipad is still a hot topic of FFS.  I dont care how good it is.  FFS
  10. In the mean time I am using my busted ass laptop which is slowly every day deciding it does not like working.  This post has taken me an hour.FFS.
Thats it for today before I chuck this computer out the window.
Thanks again http://www.dearbabyg.com/

Friday, 6 July 2012

FFS FRIDAY- FIGJAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Baby G

Friday again.  The weeks are flying by.  FFS

The $15 dvd player has given up working.  FFS

Ok I am secretly happy about that for 2 reasons.  1.  I may be able to now get a dvd recorder and 2.  if I see Cars, Cars 2, Toy story 2 or any Fireman Sam dvd again in the near future I may become homicidal.  FFS

Just for the record I put dvds on when the kids are up at 5am and I have not had any coffee yet or on a rainy day which funnily enough has gone on all week.  FFS

Just who is up watching the tour de freaking france in the middle of the night which meant "one born every minute" was not on last night.  FFS

Why are concert promoters so greedy?  To go to the PLAYSCHOOL show they classed a child as 12 months and up.  FFS

Makes me sound like a tight ass but seriously what a rort.  No playschool show for us even if Jay is performing.  FFS

I managed to cook something in the crappy rental oven without burning or under cooking it.  FFS

The HOTH's precious IPAD died on tuesday causing all sorts of withdrawal problems.  Apparently I should have channelled Steve Jobs to fix it.  FFS

He sorted it on Wednesday morning and has been happy ever since.  FFS

Meanwhile I got a message from vodafone saying I had used all my data for the month.  FFS

On the topic of phones I hate the new facebook on my phone and blogger is in french.  FFS

If either child takes my phone and uses it again I will scream. FFS

They are the reason I have no data or batteries.  FFS

This video is the reason I have no batteries.  It is the only thing guaranteed to stop the baby from crying.  FFS

We all want to go back to Fiji ASAP. FFS

The 3 year old is asking santa for a phone for christmas.  FFS

Christmas gives me the shits.  FFS

What a random collection of complaints this week.  FFS

Thats it for me with one last thing.  I am awarding myself a FIGJAM award.  (I totally made it up but I think its cool).
Wednesday morning at 430am I called pj day which was well needed and fun until Wednesday night I realised I had very little milk.  Being the good mother/ martyr I am I did not use all the milk in my coffee and was desperately searching the pantry for long life milk on thursday morning when I discovered some cartons of long life chocolate milk.  Yes I may have discovered the best thing i  the world COFFEE WITH CHOCOLATE MILK.  SO for that I simply say FIGJAM!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again for the link up http://www.dearbabyg.com/