marciadanielle: (Kirk/Spock)
In light of [livejournal.com profile] scattydove's post the other week (it might have been a couple of weeks ago, I can't remember, and clearly can't be bothered to go check) I thought I would reiterate in mine. There's not a specific reason, just that it pisses me off to no end. Okay, pisses me off might be too harsh, but definitely annoys me to no end would be accurate.

This is taken from a friend's facebook. Not mine and I am not friends with this person, but here you go:

dnt lie ystrdy at wrk bre peeps wer sayin dey got paid alredy!fank god i neva dun ma online shoppin spree last nyt!lol yeh im on goin weneva!organize it n il b der!



Are you fucking kidding me??????????? That's the worst butchering of the English language EVER. Bar none. Holy SHIT!!!

Here is an example that while it makes me shudder, it does not make me implode like the example above:

I know..... its so long... how are u darling?? M good. M currently working with DELL. so any plans of coming down to india?? wat are you doing these days??



The latter is clearly from a different person. It borders on acceptable. Not quite, but almost. Most importantly, it doesn't make me want to rip my eyes out of my head with a spoon.

Both people (as is my friend who I stole these examples from) are Asian. Why oh why does every single Asian person need to type like that??? Why? Because I've noticed they're the majority of the offenders. They are quite capable of typing normally, they speak normally, they don't speak in shortform or acronyms, so why must they type like that?? Why I ask you??? WHY???

Argh!!!

/rant

Thanks for listening!!

Update!

Apr. 19th, 2009 08:00 pm
marciadanielle: (Trafalger Square)
Why are some people such worrywarts?? Sure, it better to be safe than sorry, but there's such a thing as too safe and then not having any fun at all! Some of these people who post to [livejournal.com profile] eurotravel need their priorities straightened! Lighten up people!

So, it's been a long ass time since I last updated. In short: I went to Montpellier, France with [livejournal.com profile] scattydove, had an amazing time! I ate lots of delicious French food, discovered I liked red wine, and met some great people! Right after that I went home, which was also an amazing time! I ate tons of yummy food (not the same as France, but good North American food!), saw tons of people, got to spend quality time with my adorable nephew, and even managed a trip to Buffalo! I've been back over a week now and have been working and not unpacking. Yeah, it's been 10 days, and my suitcase is still full....oops!

This weekend has been really good. Well, today I didn't do anything, but yesterday was amazing! I spent the day by myself out and about in London. In the morning I went to the Borough Market and wandered about. Not to mention eating my weight in food. I ate samples galore and also managed a venison burger and a plate of raclette. Yum! To take home, I bought myself a sausage (reminiscent of the delicious French ones I ate in Montpellier), brownies, and a game pie, oh and a shortbread. Then I went to Leicester Square and bought myself a theatre ticket for that evening (apparently it was treat myself day!) to see Joseph. Then as I was walking to Trafalgar Square I got myself a 99. My favourite British summer treat! At Trafalgar Square there was a Netherlands festival going on (maybe it was Netherlands Day??) and I wandered about the tents selling chips in a cone, Dutch waffles, and beer. I decided to have a beer. It was a lovely day out and drinking beer outside seemed like a good idea! It was kind of a bad idea, not because anything bad happened, but I was full already and the beer just made me fuller. Crazy full. When I got back home I made myself a salad for dinner, and I couldn't even finish it I was so full! (I ate the rest of it today, it wasn't too soggy, it was alright.) After spending a couple of hours at home (and getting my laundry done!) I went back to the Strand and saw Joseph!! It was AMAZING. I've seen it many times before, but I love it, and this is a new Joseph. A new Narrator too, she was a good singer, but she had too many annoying facial expressions. The new Jospeh (Garreth Gates) was really good. No Lee Mead, but good in his own way. Weird hair though, kind of mullet-y. But I highly enjoyed the show. Yay Andrew Lloyd Webber!

Today I've done nothing but eat more and more food. And am once again stuffed. Tomorrow the diet begins. Well, okay, not a diet, but eating in moderation is necessary!

I think that's pretty much it! Oh, my sister is coming to visit me in less than two weeks! Yay! And we're going to Paris for the night!!! I can't wait!
marciadanielle: (Absent friends (made by sarah531))
Sometimes I really hate being in the UK. Well, not hate, but I feel disgruntled. It's mainly when I'm trying to watch some Canadian content and either Youtube, or ctv.ca, or cbc.ca tell me the video I'm trying to watch is not available in my region. Grrr! But I want to catch up on Rick Mercer and So You Think You Can Dance Canada! Thank goodness most of Youtube is not region-censored.

And I've come to the conclusion that British people (at least those in London, I'm hoping in other areas people aren't like this) are very very rude. No one is helpful, polite, or respectful as my fellow Canadians are. If you're in Canada and you see someone coming through a door with a pile of stuff, you will either go hold the door open for them, or at the very least GET OUT OF THE FUCKING WAY. In London? Not so much. At work, I was trying to bring out some shopping carts from the back to the front of the store. Many customers continued to stand in my way and did not move an inch until I said excuse me out loud. Even though they clearly saw me coming. One woman saw me coming and purposefully got in my way. Wtf?? Even work colleagues don't bother to help. They don't hold doors open, they barely move out of the way, they don't bother to assist with anything. It's driving me INSANE. It's common courtesy people! If someone is about to drop a box or something, and you're walking next to them, and you work with said person, pick up the goddamn box! It's not rocket science, it's called being polite and respectful.

And to continue on with my rant. Want to know how much my work sucks?? Cause it truly does. Yesterday I was 5 minutes late for work. I'm never late, I pride myself on not being late, but shit happens and I was late yesterday. Mainly because there were long queues at the bank and in England they don't allow you to deposit money any other way except through a teller (which is foreign to me, because in Canada you can do it through a cashpoint). So I was rushing up the stairs when my manager is walking down them. He looks at me. Looks at his watch. Looks at me again, raises his eyebrows, makes a look of discontent and continues on. He doesn't bother asking me why I'm late or whatever. Which really pissed me off. Fucking ask me, I could have been stuck in traffic for all he knows. Argh. And then around 6:30pm I tell Jose (one of my colleagues who I directly work with) I'm not feeling well and I want to go home. He tells me I need to speak to Pat, who's the manager on duty, fair enough. I go to the information desk, Pat's not there, but Diana (who's a supervisor) is. I ask her where Pat is, apparently she's in a meeting. I tell her I'm not well and want to go home. She says she can't send me home, because she's not a manager. She tells me that Andrew (my manager, the one who raised his eyebrows at me) is still there and I should go talk to him. So I go find him, he tells me he can't help me because he's going home and I have to find Pat. For fucks sake! He's such an asshole. So I go back down, find Diana, tell her, at this point this guy Adnan (who I work with in ops - he's an asshole too) is there too. Their solution, since they can't send me home? Go to the canteen and sit there until Pat's meeting is finished. Wtf? Suppose I was really ill (I wasn't, I was just fed up with working there), all I wanted to do was go home. So I go sit up in the canteen for 20 minutes. Diana comes up, says Pat is back on the floor and I can go home. So I go home. I also called in sick today. I really really can't stand this job. It's time to actively start searching for a new job. Starting now. I need to go get dressed and then hit every single Starbucks near me. I feel working for a Starbucks will be a hell of a lot better than working for M&S.

Okay, so it was like 20 questions to call sick into work. Omg, I just hate this place more and more. I don't understand how people stay there for so long. Maybe they're not used to anything better?? Maybe retail in the UK is always worse than retail is in Canada. Or maybe I've just been lucky. But I don't think so. I really think it's the UK.

Brrr!

Nov. 1st, 2008 11:29 am
marciadanielle: (Big Ben)
I can't believe how cold it is in London. Last night, around 3am-ish, I woke up and my face was FREEZING. I had to put the covers over my head to keep my teeth from chattering. It doesn't help that there was NO heat in my hostel room (I'm moving today to a new hostel - hopefully it will have heat!!) At home, in comparison, it was 19 degrees C yesterday. And it's going to be warm there all week. Boo urns. I need to find a cheap hat and gloves. I keep saying that, but I haven't been to anywhere cheap lately.

So, I went out last night to the Bunac Halloween party. It was at a Walkabout pub....enough said right? Ugh, now I know why they have bad reputations. It was full of gross people. And it was playing REALLY bad music. I only stayed for about an hour, and then my roommate (who came with me) and I went to this pub she had found the night before and had become friendly with the bartender. And he gave us free beer! Yay! They closed early though (at 11pm) so then we went back to the hostel.

Today I'm just bumming around Charing Cross, waiting for Rachel to be done her interview, and then she's supposed to help me move all my crap to the new hostel (I'm moving to the Globetrotter) where I'm staying for two weeks. And then (hopefully) moving into my new flat.

Have I mentioned I found a place I want to live?? It's in Greenwich and it's a single room in a 3 bedroom townhouse. It's reasonably affordable, I really liked the housemates, and the house itself was pretty nice. I really want it. I hope they choose me. I'll find out Monday-ish. It's not available until November 15th though, so I've booked into the hostel for two weeks. I'm just crossing my fingers that it will be the last two weeks of hostel living for me for a long time.

Alright, I think that's about all. I hope everyone is doing well!

Randomness

Oct. 5th, 2008 09:57 pm
marciadanielle: (Default)
You know what I find crazy and amazing and weird about Facebook? When someone on your friends list makes a comment on someone's photo or something and it comes up on your newsfeed, and you click on the photo and the person's name, and you see they have more than the one mutual friend. And the other mutual friend is someone completely random. Then I start to wonder how these people know each other. And it just feels SO random! Also, when you look at one of your friend's page and you see you have random mutual friends. Weird!!

Wtf??

Sep. 16th, 2008 10:48 pm
marciadanielle: (lotr im (made by lykaios))
This is a comment I've taken from an article talking about how we shouldn't shop at cheap places like Forever 21 or H&M. In case anyone is interested, the article is here.

First of all, I went to a Forever 21 for the first time in about a year and what. in. the. hay. happened? The music is still crazy loud but all they seem to sell now is fug scenester clothes. The shit that other kids I hated in high school wore. Pshaw. I only left with a giant cardigan, a few striped shirts and some 12 dollar jeans.

That trip confirmed that I really would just rather shop online.



This comment has nothing really to do with the article, or how I feel about it. But what is wrong with this person?? She's buying a sweater, three shirts (assuming a few is three, who knows, it could be more) and a pair of jeans. And she considers that not that much?!? What?!?!?! What does she consider to be a lot then?? 6 sweaters, 15 shirts, and 5 pairs of jeans??

I wish I had that kind of money...

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