My Most Annoying Traits

i write posts fairly often about things other people do that annoy me.  (and they annoy everyone else in the world, let's be honest, people should stop committing all of my pet peeves.)  but you can't laugh at others if you can't laugh at yourself, right?  so here's the truth - i do things that annoy the crap out of myself.  or at least, i can realize that they annoy other people.

- i fall asleep in cars almost immediately.  my mom says she used to put me in my car seat and i'd be asleep by the time she got to the driver's side door.  so i guiltily admit that i have to be the worst person ever to road trip with.  i guess no one has really driven very far with me besides tara and natalie, and i stayed awake those times.  natalie because we jammed to 90s music the whole way and tara because we filmed most of it for our previous website/show, the steph and tara show.  but the drive megan and i are going to make to nashville?  i'm lucky it's my birthday or she'd probably whack me awake 14 different times.

- i lose my keys or lock myself out at least monthly.  my door automatically locks behind me and somehow i leave my keys sitting inside more often than i care to admit.  i did it in my dorm, annoying my floormates.  i did it in my sorority house, annoying my roommate.  said roommate and i then moved into an apartment together, she hid a key for me outside.  i did it senior year, annoying my other roommate.  and since moving to chicago, i have done it in every. single. apartment. making the poor door and maintenance staff unlock it for me - but i feel less bad because if it's not business hours they charge me $50.  you think i'm locking myself out at 3 pm?  no folks, try 3 am.

sorry, former roommates

- i say like too much.  all the time.  even in blog posts and tweets.  i've tried to stop in the past but i've totally given up because i can't seem to stop.  i annoy myself with it, so i'm certain it annoys everyone around me.

- i am completely intolerant of any sound coming from a child.  screaming kids in restaurants, sure, pet peeve of everyone.  but i'm talking like... an extra loud laugh.  anywhere outside disney world, i will shoot the parent the dirtiest look ever.  i just cannot stand children.  i'm sure those parents get annoyed with me and my heavy sighs and pointed stares but... i'm actually not at all sorry about this one.  kids suck, yes even yours.  dogs forever.

- the number of times i burn myself with a curling iron.  you'd think i'd have it down by now.  and the number of times (hint: it's equal) that i complain tirelessly of said burns.  so i'm a dumb ass, and an annoying one.

- i have to remind myself constantly to like photos on instagram besides those of pets.  i can't help it, i just scroll until i find a pet photo!

- and one more about my pet love - i talk about hawkeye constantly.  pretty much anything you're talking about, i can bring hawkeye into the conversation.  i know, i know:


what about you?  what annoying traits can you recognize in yourself?

51 comments

  1. Haha, I used to lock myself out ALLLL the time. It was the worst. And I am totally the pet instagram liker as well!

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  2. You can talk Hawkeye all day with me! Such a cutie!

    I say like a lot too, and I find myself thinking it as I am typing posts and I will purposely put it in there because I want people to feel like they are having a conversation with me.

    I used to have a roommate that was bad with keys, if nothing else...it serves as funny stories!

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  3. That's good that you have a sense of humour about recognizing these things in yourself. I know it can be a touchy subject sometimes! I think one of the most annoying things about myself is that I crack my knuckles loudly and often.

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  4. lol I always told myself when I was young in high school that I will never have because I hated kids. I found them annoying but then at 19 got pregnant and had my own child. Yes sometimes I still find my boys annoying (just being honest) but they're kids they're suppose to annoy you especially if you're the parent lol

    I still burn myself with my curling iron or wand. So don't feel too bad. lol

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  5. Falling asleep in cars is something I am guilty of as well! I would say one of my most annoying traits is always losing my keys, work badge, whatever it may be then having a panic attack until my boyfriend finds them laying around somewhere in the house.

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    1. Hahaha good thing he's there! I have to have a special place to put everything down, otherwise I'd be in the same boat!

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  6. I always find a way to talk about Seamus so you are ok by me if you talk about Hawkeye. They are cuter than people!

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  7. "kids suck, yes even yours. dogs forever."

    i totally lost it and cracked up.

    i remember when i was pregnant with Teagan and we went to Universal Studios. we were eating at dr. suess food place and this little fucking brat was behind me all up in my ear. i turned around so quickly and gave him a lovely look of DEATH!! he cowered over in the corner and never got back up. bill and abby were all DANG mom!!!!! that was MEAN!

    well. if you don't have my blood coursing through your veins. i hate you. so. i totally feel you on that!

    and don't worry.. i always say "it was like" and "what had happened was"... and i ALWAYS say "and i was like". jesus. i need a bigger vocab.

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  8. hahaha i'm the same way with cars. i'm like a child - the rocking motion of the car makes me sleepy and there are times when i'm nearly asleep that my 5yr old will say: is mommy sleeping now? also, i know you dont mean kayla is annoying because we both know that's a lie ;) kidding. other kids annoy me too. it's like, stfu; you're nowhere near as brilliant or adorable as kayla so i don't' need to hear what you have to say.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  9. HAHAHAHA, I talk/sing to Link constantly. It's a wonder he hasn't tried to escape. I sing him the "Good Morning Song," which is me singing 'good morning' over and over and over to the tune of the Tiny Toons Adventures theme song. True story. Try it. Hawkeye will love it.

    I don't lock myself out often, but I always hit the panic button on my house alarm (we have these remote key fobs instead of having to go to the wall panel and type in a code) instead of the unarm button. I did it yesterday, and even though I call the alarm company saying it was a mistake, the cops come EVERY time. I'm waiting for them to fine me, it's happened 4 times in the past month :-/

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  10. I instantly fall asleep in cars too, which is awesome for me since my husband and I carpool to work, but he doesn't seem to think it's a great quality. And you are to pets as I am to well-plated, fancy food. I can't not like it on instagram. I'm super messy even though I know better and I'm sure that's very annoying to others but I can't help it!

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  11. I literally laughed out loud about the kids. Dogs rule! And dog photos are the best on insta. I dish I fell asleep easily that annoys me about myself.

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  12. I am the worst with keys. I have so many awful key buggery stories, it's insane.

    I say like, seriously, really and other things way too often.

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  13. Kids drive me crazy too even mine but more often other people's and it's because I can't yell at them or make them behave the right way.

    I get mad if it's not my way, I don't care what it is but it needs to be done my way.

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  14. hahahaha! "Kids suck, dogs forever" - I may have to steal that one!!
    And I'm always talking about Cooper - like you with Hawkeye - I can bring him into any converstaion :)

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  15. Same here - I almost always fall asleep in cars. It's hypnotizing to me haha!!

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  16. everyone is a little annoying. I say "super" too much.. that's super great, it was super awesome.. etc. my cocky, competitive, stubbornness would fall into this as well, I'm sure.

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  17. I'm a stickler for spelling and grammar and it really irks me when people can't use the proper version of there/their/they're or to/two/too. I'm also stubborn as all hell at times.

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  18. I hate people like you that fall asleep in the car! Okay, hate's a strong word...but it def annoys me. Probably because I'm incapable of that...and I get bored not having somebody to talk to. No road trips for us girl!

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  19. Ha, Ha " kids suck, yes even yours. dogs forever." I feel this could be a bummer sticker or T-shirt :) I still waiting for the day I slip up and respond to someone telling me what their kid did, with "yeah, my dog does that too" :)

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  20. I say "like" waaayyy too much. I am trying to edit it down, but it's just too hard. I say it's an accent thing. :) I hate when people leave the light on in an empty room or leave a door open, but I am the MOST guilty of this! Ahh!
    -Rachel @ With Love, Rachel

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  21. I used to lock myself out of my car ALL THE TIME. I even gave my friend a copy of my car key because it was just too often. When I got the prius I was nervous because I only have one key, but I keep it in my purse in the zipper (heyyy keyless entry) and I only ever get out my keys to get in the house and put it RIGHT back in my purse. Haven't locked myself out in over a year.

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  22. I don't fall asleep immediately in cars but I do on planes. I think its because of all the work travel I used to do at the ass crack of dawn!

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  23. I constantly lock myself out of my office. I can't even tell you how many times I've had to get the custodian to let me in because I walked out the night before and left my keys sitting on my desk.

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  24. i LIVE for hawkeye posts.
    i'm not even slightly ashamed to admit that.

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  25. BAHAHAHAH... I'm the exact same way w/ kids! "Why are they crying?!" "Why are they laughing?!" WHY ARE THEY BREATHING!

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  26. I talk about my dogs way too much too, and I sing about them a lot too! haha

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  27. Totally locked myself out of my dorm room in my PJs (aka just woke up loveliness) junior year. couldn't find a girl RA and had to go into the adjoining guys dorm and find one of the guys RA's it was awesome.

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  28. Oh em gee I fall asleep in cars almost imeeds too! Twining...

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  29. THIS --> - i am completely intolerant of any sound coming from a child. screaming kids in restaurants, sure, pet peeve of everyone. but i'm talking like... an extra loud laugh. anywhere outside disney world, i will shoot the parent the dirtiest look ever. i just cannot stand children. i'm sure those parents get annoyed with me and my heavy sighs and pointed stares but... i'm actually not at all sorry about this one. kids suck, yes even yours.

    YOU AND I ARE TWINS!

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    1. I knew I couldn't be the only one out there!!

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  30. Hubby would say the most annoything thing about me is that I'm indecisive. We'll have a 15 minute conversation about where to eat and, by that time, he's ready to kill me.
    I'm a total car sleeper too. As soon as I get in a vehicle as a passenger, I'm conked out.

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    1. Haha that's what I would say is the most annoying thing about John, too. He can't decide anything! But, I actually love making decisions so it usually works out ok :)

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  31. haha I say 'literally' and it annoys the hell out of me everytime I say it. Also I sleep in cars too and my parents say as soon I my head touched the pillow as a kid, I was off to sleep. I love kids but I shoot dirty looks to the PARENTS when their kids are rowdy and they're like 'ooohhh sooo cute' ... No its not cute control your kid. I love them all but there is no reason for your kid to be running amok at the grocery store.

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  32. You look so beautiful in that pic!! I am the worst for falling asleep at the movies. I can't help it. I just get too relaxed and it's dark in there. I am sure I annoy a lot of people talking about Trinket and Yadi, but I am powerless to stop.

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  33. haha! I have all of these. Yes, even the kids. I adore my kids but I've taught them not to do things that annoy me. This is one of the main reasons I wanted out of the classroom. My job is so much less stressful now.

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  34. This is hilarious! I burn myself with the curling iron too! Drives me crazy!
    Mic still forgets his keys, wallet, phone, whatever every few months! He ends up loking himself out of the office all the time.
    And I feel the same way about kids too! Even my own from time to time! lol!

    Mic always says that one of my annoying traits is that I don't think deep enough or have deep conversations. I completely admit I don't have deep convos because I just don't care too! lol!

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  35. Lol about locking yourself out. One time I locked myself out of my car after class in college... and guess what? The spare key was at home. Damn! My mom had to make a very unhappy 1.5 hr drive up.

    My most annoying habit, hands down, is how I leave used coffee/tea mugs in my wake. By the end of the week I have 3 on my desk and 2 in the living room. It's kind of gross but I can't stop.

    Quinn

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    1. hahaha but that is so nice of her! My mom would be like 'nope, it's in the mail, you'll get it tomorrow!'
      John is the same as you but with water cups. I find them everywhere!

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  36. I annoy my girl all the time....apparently I never finish my sentences. I start to say something and then I finish the sentence in my head....usually my girl will be looking at me with this "aaaand" expression on her face. I guess that could be annoying!

    Ps....parents won't admit it, but most of us only love our own kids, because they're ours, but we're not that interested in other people's kids. I'll leave a store if there's a crying baby. The problem with being a parent is that people just assume you must love kids because you have your own and so they shove them in your face, ask you to babysit blah blah and you just gotta pretend you like it.

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  37. I'm with you on both the locking myself out (I also lock myself out of my car... while at home. Brilliant.) and hating children. Why are they allowed to scream and run all over? I did not go grocery shopping to listen to your kid scream for an hour. Take them out of the store when they scream!

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  38. I constantly have one or two burns on my body from my curling iron. WHY.

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  39. I've always considered my ability to fall asleep instantly in cars a good trait. Not entirely sure my husband appreciates the fact that I can basically sleep through the entire 18 hour drive to TX though....

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  40. I follow probably 100 animal accounts and like all of their pics in my feed. I mean, I like other non-animal pics too, but the animal pics? definitely guaranteed a like from me!

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  41. I interrupt people all the time and only realize it AFTER I've already done it. UGH.

    Bailey
    aka Bailey

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  42. The best place to sleep is in the car! Well, besides like a bed or something. But I love sleeping in cars on the way to places. And I lose EVERYTHING. Not just keys. My wallet, important notes, sunglasses (when they're on my head), my phone (when it's in my hand. I can't count the amount of times I thought I left it somewhere while shopping and it turns out it was in my pocket or something the whole time), the list goes on. I feel your pain.

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  43. so this one time in college public speaking 101 class i had to give a speech and almost all my classmates kept a tally of how many times i said "like"...if i remember correctly it was in the 30's. at least once a month i lose my work keys....well misplace them or leave them at home so yep i prob annoy the custodian and the secretary...oh well at least i still go hahaha. and matt has said he loves it when i sleep in the car...gives him a chance to play his music or just think....i read more than i sleep so that would be annoying?? car trip for me equals a chance to finish whatever book i'm reading yay

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  44. Well you are definitely in good company, I say "like" like wayyyy to often and talk about my dog nonstop. :P

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