Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 Naughty List

Last year around the holidays I made a naughty list, which was so fun I thought I'd do it again this year, and follow-up with a nice list tomorrow.

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1. Jane Austen mash-ups
Okay, yeah, I can laugh at Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I've flipped through it in the store once and was highly entertained. But now that there's Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and Emma and the Werewolves (Although this seems to be from a separate person than those who created the previous two.), it has clearly become an attack on my beloved Jane which should stop. Spread the love. Pick on some Bronte sisters. I mean, they already have characters locked in the attic so that would be a good place to start.

2. The United States Government
Since Lee co-signed his friend's mortgage and was on the title for a year, we don't qualify for the $8,000 tax refund for first time home buyers. I know this isn't really the government's fault, but it makes me sad even though I'm not a big fan of government spending in the first place.
Even after they expanded the qualifications, we still don't make the cut since we haven't lived in the same home for five years.
(Yes, I could get a mortgage without Lee but Lee qualifies for the VA loan which is better than the FHA loan.)

3. Ice storms
We lost power for four days. That was not cool, Mother Nature.

4. Cat pee
While I have forgiven Reagan, I can't forget. We still have a long way to go on the road to building back trust.

Note: I just realized that last year's naughty list was titled "2009 Naughty List..." Oops.

5. Jon and Kate Plus Hate
I have a high tolerance for over-publicized celeb fiascoes and miscellaneous celeb non-sense. If I get tired of your crazy life, then you must have already crossed the line 70 miles back. Although, I will admit to the unpopular opinion of siding with Kate.

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Amanda said...

I am for Team Kate too! I think Jon proved why lol!

I don't know what I would do without power for 4 days!! Definitely not cool!

Ashley Colagross said...

I'm surprised you like the Austen mashups. I thought you'd be annoyed. We might watch it if Natalie's in it. She's Braxton's favorite celebrity. :P

VA said...

I think what makes the Austen mash-ups funny is that Austen is so freaking polite and proper and doesn't have any mad wives locked in attics or spectral hands tapping at windows. You could add zombies to a Bronte novel and it would barely be noticeable.

Also, I think Krampus is the funniest off-beat Christmas sidekick in the world. He runs a close race with Little Black Peter, who, if you have been bad this year, stuffs you into Santa's sack and kidnaps you. I can't make this stuff up.