Friday Five: Take these things and shove ’em where the sun don’t shine

What’s been bugging me lately:

Rising prices

Now you can’t get a six-inch sub at Subway for under $5. Even the cheapest subs are now $5.70. DISLIKE.

Mexican food poseurs

You all know how passionately I feel about Mexican food (specifically, its absence here). I wish I could ban coworkers from uttering the names Mexican Cafe or Mexicali Fresh in my earshot.


I feel bad complaining, knowing most of you guys live places where it snows. But I don’t care. Given how cold our house is, I reckon it evens out (even T is wearing multiple layers indoors and complaining about the cold, and that, I can tell you, is a rarity). Who needs four seasons anyway? (Not that we really get four seasons in Auckland; it just starts getting colder and wetter around May or so.)

Technical debt

I was recently introduced to this term. You know how building anything involves choices and compromises – after all, you can’t get anything that’s good AND cheap AND fast? And how building, tweaking and fixing software creates a many-headed monster over a time? Yeah. I’m over it. Where’s our technical fairy godmother and her magic wand?

Humans being shitty to other humans

As we all know, there’s been a lot of spectacularly bad news happening this month. It makes me so, so sad. That’s about all I have to say on that front.

4 thoughts on “Friday Five: Take these things and shove ’em where the sun don’t shine

  • Reply Revanche August 1, 2014 at 18:04

    Seconded! Though I will say the Bay Area has screwed me over for summer heat too. It was in the 80s in San Diego and normally that is my thing but I couldn’t deal.

  • Reply Addison @ Cashville Skyline August 2, 2014 at 04:10

    Rising food prices are definitely a bummer. I’m going to have to do some serious planning and cooking this month to save some money on that part of my budget. We don’t have great Mexican food in Nashville either. My boyfriend (from South Texas) is constantly complaining about our lack of decent tortillas for breakfast tacos. Haha. Have a good weekend!

  • Reply anna August 2, 2014 at 07:35

    I could not agree more with the last one, from Gaza to Ukraine to all the daily bits you hear locally. It’s incredibly disheartening to hear about daily. 🙁

  • Reply Athena August 3, 2014 at 15:27

    I’m dying in AZ. It’s 117 here I’m melting! So the heat can shove it. Also? Outlandishly expensive dental procedures! Good bye $525, hello root canal.

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