Thirteen Things That Bug Me

Thirteen Things That Bug Me

1. Bloggers who consistently try to police what everyone else says

2. Authors who can’t seem to speak to anyone else without telling you how great their writing style is, how special they are and how much they rock oh and by the way did you hear about my new book deal with X? Sigh. Dignity people!

3. That weird black hair that I keep having to pluck, what the *uck is up with that?

4. People who talk on cellphones in the middle of any event they should have turned it off for. Like say, the St. Martins press publisher spotlight at RT, the movies, when they’re in front of you in line at the grocery store…

5. Heroes in romances who are assholes and people who keep saying I’m PC because I can’t get behind a dude who rapes the heroine or emotionally or physically abuses her. Whatthefuckever! I didn’t say you can’t publish it, I said it bugs me. And it does. Because heroes don’t abuse women thankyouverymuch.

6. People who make excuses for everything. Suck. It. Up.

7. People who seek to make themselves feel better by tearing other people down.

8. “Light” cheese. It’s just, not cheese.

9. People with terribly communicable, deadly diseases who jet off to Europe without a care.

10. Paris Hilton.

11. Paris Hilton “finding God”

12. Lindsay Lohan’s mother

13. Little girls in clothing made for exotic dancers

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28 comments to “Thirteen Things That Bug Me”

  1. Annalee
    June 13th, 2007 at 9:17 pm · Link

    😆 For God’s Sake, she only got 30 days. Maybe finding God in prison was the smartest thing she could think of after promsing Barbara that she’d stop being dumb so she could be a better role model.

  2. Michelle M Pillow
    June 13th, 2007 at 9:18 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren 🙂 Happy TT!

    Ew, fat free cheese even worse…

  3. Raven Paranormal Blog
    June 13th, 2007 at 9:19 pm · Link

    What was that? I’m sorry, I got lost in your covers along the side, lol

  4. Crimson Wife
    June 13th, 2007 at 10:02 pm · Link

    #13 is a major pet peeve of mine. It’s one thing when an adult wears provocative clothing but quite another when a prepubescent girl does. There are far too many sickos out there who would prey on a young child even without her dressing in sexy clothes 😥

  5. Gattina
    June 13th, 2007 at 10:15 pm · Link

    Some (bad) authors have to speak about themselves because nobody does it !

  6. Drew
    June 13th, 2007 at 10:32 pm · Link

    #3 cracked me up. I can’t stand Paris Hilton either. She makes me want to vomit.

  7. N.J. Walters
    June 14th, 2007 at 3:49 am · Link

    LOL I agree–light cheese is not cheese.

    I tottally agree with #5.

    And as for #4, people need to turn their cell phones off, especially at funerals!

  8. samulli
    June 14th, 2007 at 5:16 am · Link

    I’m with you on amost all of those points.
    Especially loved #4: those people will go to the special hell anyway, and rightly so. 🙂

  9. Mechele Armstrong aka Lany of Melany Logen
    June 14th, 2007 at 5:54 am · Link

    Yeah *shakes head* I don’t know why people can’t turn off cell phones. Or at least silence them. Makes no sense.

    Great list.

  10. Anne
    June 14th, 2007 at 6:17 am · Link

    I like #2 and #7. Been feeling that a little lately. And don’t even get me started on Paris. Oye.

  11. Ciar Cullen
    June 14th, 2007 at 6:35 am · Link

    Agree with every point. 😳 A bit guilty of not sucking it up, but at least I’m not Paris Hilton.

  12. Christine
    June 14th, 2007 at 7:20 am · Link

    I agree w/ all of the above. Granted I’m not a writer but in every field you always have people who just have to tell you how amazinng they are in their field. Especiqally teh Paris Hilton stuff. I would add her parents also. Did they just delegate raising her to the staff.

  13. LADay
    June 14th, 2007 at 7:38 am · Link

    Funny but true!
    Love the list.

  14. Amelia
    June 14th, 2007 at 7:50 am · Link

    Paris Hilton found God in jail? How common.

    However, my writing style is quite unique and special, and I’m awesome like that.


  15. Ember
    June 14th, 2007 at 7:56 am · Link

    Preach it, sistah.
    My little girl is starting to ask for the belly baring, ass flashing shirts and skirts. And she gets a resounding “Hell no” from me – she’s FOUR. Not going to happen. I was having a hard time figuring out where she was even seeing them, then I saw the kids coming out of her dance class – some of the older kids (the 9 and 10 year olds) dress that way.

  16. Lorelei James
    June 14th, 2007 at 8:05 am · Link

    Cell phones. Ugh. I hate them. I’m not a talking on the phone person. My teenage daughters are surgically attached to theirs. That said, I have beat “manners” into their heads.

  17. Ann(ie)
    June 14th, 2007 at 8:25 am · Link

    I’m completely confused about the Paris Hilton thing. Why is her every fart newsworthy?

  18. Jorrie Spencer
    June 14th, 2007 at 8:34 am · Link

    Hey, Lindsay Lohan’s mother bugs me, too.

  19. Melissa
    June 14th, 2007 at 8:56 am · Link

    Oh, mercy…I loved this list!

    Blast, I hate cell phones. I swear Megs has been attached to her ear since she was 14!

    And I really, really, really wish many of young Hollywood would clean their acts up, including Paris. Sigh.


  20. Charlene
    June 14th, 2007 at 9:51 am · Link

    There’s something worse than #8. Soy cheese. Ack. Ack, ack, ack.

  21. Ava Rose Johnson
    June 14th, 2007 at 10:27 am · Link

    LOL to numbers 10-12.

    Number 13 drives me mad. It’s like these little girls are being primed for sex. It creeps me out

  22. Loribelle Hunt
    June 14th, 2007 at 10:47 am · Link

    Oh great list. And lmao at Paris finding God!

  23. Robin L. Rotham
    June 14th, 2007 at 11:34 am · Link

    Uh, that weird black hair? Singular? Consider yourself fortunate. 😀

  24. Red Garnier
    June 14th, 2007 at 12:28 pm · Link


    Great list, Lauren. Paris Hilton finding God…
    I guess the paparazzi will know where to find her then when she gets out of the dump…she’ll be at church! LOL


  25. Shelley Munro
    June 14th, 2007 at 1:41 pm · Link

    Ugh, cell phones! A lot of people are so rude. Kristen Nelson blogged a few days ago about a person who stood up to ask an agent panel a question and interupted his question to answer his phone. Not only once but twice!

    I wish people wouldn’t try to use them while driving. Whenever I head up to Auckland on the bus I see them talking on cell phones, texting, driving and some juggle a coffee as well. Grrr…one thing at a time people – it saves lives

  26. Ann
    June 14th, 2007 at 4:52 pm · Link

    Great list. I agree with all of them. But I feel I must add to #13 the fact that boys and young men (and the girls are starting) with the pants hanging off their hips so the waist band is below their butts (aaack). Makes me want to tell them to pull up their pants, and that their butts aren’t that special :grin:. But that may just be me (or just me after seeing it for the twentieth time That Day).
    As for PH, what she truly deserves is to be ignored. Since everything she does is a plea for our undivided attention. IMO.

  27. Kate Scott
    June 14th, 2007 at 5:59 pm · Link

    I agree. I just, agree. 🙂

  28. TJ Michaels
    June 14th, 2007 at 7:35 pm · Link

    Daaaahhh! ROFL! And woman, I’m with on…especially on light cheese!