Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday Poll

 
 
There is a trick to driving in the Washington, DC area. You have to be a total douchebag to get anywhere.  You read that correctly.  There are so many bad drivers where I live that we have THE WORST traffic in the NATION.  In order to get anywhere driving on the roads you have to drive Offensively, not Defensively. Believe it or not, the average work commute is almost an hour!  A lot of the commute time and traffic could be cut by some common courtesy. The lack of manners on the highways around here leads to tailgating, aggressive driving and accidents, which sets off a chain reaction that causes even more tailgating, aggressive driving and accidents.  For example, If you are trying to merge onto a highway or other road, and the driver in the right lane sees that you are trying to merge, many times that dimwit actually speeds up so you can't get over.  Many drivers in the right lane see you trying to merge, and instead of moving over to the empty lane on their left, they just mosey on in that right lane, making it impossible for you to get over.  Some people merging onto roads have no concept of what a yield sign means. They just GUN IT at 60 miles per hour and ignore the fact that there are other cars in the lane they want to get into. We also have Lane Vigilantes in this area.  These are people with incredibly flawed personalities that believe it is their job to keep everyone else on the road going exactly at the speed limit. These nitwits park themselves (not literally) in the left lane and go exactly the speed limit for that road, despite the fact that the flow of traffic is usually going about 10 miles per hour above the speed limit.  This causes backups for miles and also causes tailgating, aggressive and dangerous driving because people have to pass on the right to get around these imbeciles.  We have a glut of hybrid cars in the area.  The worst hybrid drivers are the ones that drive the Toyota Prius. (Sorry to all my readers that own and drive a Prius for what I'm about to say) Prius drivers have to be the WORST drivers I have ever seen, next to Minivan drivers.  Not only do these blockheads usually go BELOW the speed limit, they have this air of insecure based superiority that they are driving a holier than thou hybrid, and you aren't. That means that they can drive any speed they want because they are saving the environment.  Listen here you pious Prius drivers, I know for a fact that a Prius can go fairly fast. I have seen it happen. (After all, not all Prius drivers are idiots. The ones that read this blog for example, are not idiots.) So get out of that left or center lane if you are going to go 50 mph in a 60 mph zone. You hear me?!?  However, the worst drivers I see don't have a specific car, they have specific infliction. It's called Selfimportantitis. These cretins drive as if they are the only people on the road.  They will go as fast or as slow as they damn well please and you will just have to deal with it.  I know one of these drivers first hand (I work with this person), and I have been in the car when they are driving.  They literally stopped in the road to figure out if they should turn or not.  When asked about the other drivers behind them, this cow-worker said, "I don't care. They can wait!". Yup. They don't care.  Ugh! Others that don't care are the twits on their cell phone.  Apparently their conversation is so highly important that they have to talk on the phone for miles and miles while driving.  I usually end up behind some fool who has their cell phone in one hand, and the wheel in the other, gabbing away, not paying attention to what they are doing.  They are usually doing 10 to 15 miles below the speed limit or are drifting in and out of their lane.  What's worse, these numskulls have no idea (or don't care) that they are holding up traffic, having people pass them on all sides and are getting nasty stares from everyone that is able to pass them.  All of the boneheads listed above have their own special way of creating a virtual hell for other drivers in the DC area.  I would like to blame it all on drivers from Maryland, they tend to be awful, or Diplomats, as they just aren't from this country and may not be used to driving here, but the reality is, bad driving does not discriminate. Everyone sucks.  When I am the supreme ruler of the world, aside from banning tween pop music and giving everyone a taupe eyeshadow and red lipstick, I will make it mandatory that NO ONE is allowed to be on the road when I am driving. That way I avoid all those blockheads I mentioned above!

On To The Poll!

1.  Lip Of The Day? - NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Paris Follies. Such a nice sunny color for a nice sunny day.

2. How do you get to work, school, whatever it is that you do? - I drive. I used to be able to walk to work a long time ago, but alas I am a slave to my car.

3.  Do you wear the same fragrance every day or do you switch it up? (Assuming you do wear fragrance) - I wear a different one almost every day. I have WAAAAAAY too many perfumes, so I try to use them all so they don't go bad by the time I get around to wearing them.

4.  If you could, would you rather drive yourself in a super cool sports car or would you like to have a chauffeur and a "modest" Limo take you places? - I would totally prefer to have a Limo and driver. It's not that I don't like to drive, but I'd rather relax, check e-mail talk on the phone, apply makeup while I'm on my way to some place, and I can't do that when I'm behind the wheel.

5.  QUICK! No cheating. How many lip products are either in your purse/bag, in front of you, or on your person at the moment? - I have three lipsticks on my desk right now. I also have...and this is embarrassing because I have not cleaned my purse out in a while, 16 lip products in my purse! No wonder it's so heavy!

20 comments:

  1. I live in Northern VA and this may be why I still haven't gotten my driver's license...it terrifies me.

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  2. los angeles traffic is way more horrific, i can bet you money on that!

    remember that movie where marky mark and will ferrell play cops? will drives a prius in that movie and mark gets into it and says "its like driving on the inside of a vagina!" i made me laugh so hard. now i think of that every time i see one on the road. i drive a vintage muscle car and one of my favorite things is to get behind them and rev my engine. worst drivers EVER.

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    1. Having lived In both LA and DC, I ASSURE you that DC is worse, due to the drivers and wacky road system with roads that go different directions at different times of the day, traffic circles which also contain stoplights and normal straight roads, etc.

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    2. I almost feel more sympathy for DC drivers being bad though, because that sounds insane. The roads in LA are very SIMPLE and people still can't figure it out LOL.

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    3. the roads here are simple! i was born here and i dont see the problem, but it makes people crazy!

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    4. OMG- I totally agree- the roads here in LA are so simple- plus LA is just one big easy to navigate grid-system. We certainly do have plenty of crazy drivers who seem to think that 90 MPH is the legal MINIMUM for the far-right lane!

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  3. Traffic is worst your stuck in the car, you feel like you could walk to your destination faster and you have no control. It really does bring out the worst behavior in people.

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  4. I used to live in Northern VA and just would not, could not, drive on either the Beltway or 66. No way, no how, for any amount of $$$! I also used to live in NYC, and didn't even bother owning a car. Where would I have parked it? Now I live in the Tampa area of Florida, and people here complain about traffic! HA!

    P.S. I drive a rather vintage Chevy Malibu and love it.

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  5. Oh, and I have no lippies in front of me, but there are 4 lip balms in my purse and 6 more on the bathroom sink. All have spf, due to the Florida thing.

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  6. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Revlon Colorburst lip butter in Juict Papaya

    2. How do you get to work, school, whatever it is that you do? - I sold my car when I moved from Belgium to Switzerland, so now I either take my boyfriend's car or I take the train.

    3. Do you wear the same fragrance every day or do you switch it up? (Assuming you do wear fragrance) - I tend to stick to the same fragrance until the bottle is empty. I am loyal girl ;-)

    4. If you could, would you rather drive yourself in a super cool sports car or would you like to have a chauffeur and a "modest" Limo take you places? - Limo please! I hate being in traffic.

    5. QUICK! No cheating. How many lip products are either in your purse/bag, in front of you, or on your person at the moment? - I have one lip balm on my desk here, a lipstick on the living room table, and two lipsticks in my bag. Oops... :-)

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    1. lippie twin! That's what I plan on putting on later after I finish my coffee. I'm OBSESSED with Juicy Papaya!!!

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  7. LOL, yep traffic is always a good conversation starter anywhere in North America, I live in Montreal and traffic not only is part of the morning news, (congestion etc) but is now creating the biggest scandal ever with corruptions between local politicians and constructions company! Just great live tv!

    1.Lip of the Day? Chanel Glossimer 161 (a light yellow pink)
    2.How do you get to work: 8 months a year I bike and the rest of the year (4 months) I take the subway and walk.
    3.Do you wear the same fragrance every day or do you switch it up? I switch it up! All depend of the occasion if it is summer or winter, I have one for restaurants (Serge Lutens Jeu de Peau), evening going out (Lancome Magie Noir or Tom Ford Black Orchid), date with my husband, Shalimar or Armani Privé Cuir Amethyste.
    4. If you could, would you rather drive yourself in a super cool sports car or would you like to have a chauffeur and a modest limo take you places? Can I say both? In the city I would like to have a chauffeur, less I drive and less I want to drive in the city .... but I still enjoy driving out of the city and take those little rural route then a nice Audit S5 will be great!
    5. Quick! No cheating. How many lip products in your purse. 4 2 lipglosses and 2 lipsticks!

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  8. My LEAST favorite drivers are the leap froggers and the leaches. The leap froggers will drive 60, so you will pass them, then suddenly they are tailgating and going 90. A short time later you will pass them again because they are going 60 again. You play this leap frog until either you, or they get off the highway. The leaches tailgate you whether you are going 65 or 80. No matter what you do, they are still right behind you. Even when you pass a car and PRAY they will pass you they zoom in right behind you again. Even when you drop your speed to below 60 and they finally pass, you only get a few minutes before you end up passing them again and they are right behind you again. SO FRUSTRATING!

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  9. 1. Lip Of The Day? - So far just lip balm because I knew I was getting coffee and that any lip color I put on would just get smeared off all over my cup, but I plan to put something on later. :)

    2. How do you get to work, school, whatever it is that you do? - I drive. My commute is about 25-45 minutes depending on the traffic. Usually about 25 in the morning. :)

    3. Do you wear the same fragrance every day or do you switch it up? (Assuming you do wear fragrance) - I go on a kick where I will wear the same one for days on end, then I switch to another. Sometimes after I switch I'll switch right back, sometimes not. So I guess a bit of both. :)

    4. If you could, would you rather drive yourself in a super cool sports car or would you like to have a chauffeur and a "modest" Limo take you places? - I'd much rather have a driver so I can do the same things you mentioned - talk on the phone, text, maybe do my makeup lol. I'd get to wake up later since I could just do my makeup in the car!! NICE. And since this is my fantasy, my driver would also pick up my Starbucks and have it waiting in the limo for me.

    5. QUICK! No cheating. How many lip products are either in your purse/bag, in front of you, or on your person at the moment? - Oh gosh. 3 colors of Revlon lip butter, at least 1 NARS lip gloss, at least 1 NARS satin lip pencil, a lipstick by Red Apple Lipstick, my boring lemony chapstick, and lip treatment by Jouer. I THINK that's all of them? So like, 6? The embarrassing part is I HAVE cleaned my purse out recently, and I still have that many in there.

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  10. 1. Lip Of The Day? - sorry, my lips are naked today.

    2. How do you get to work, school, whatever it is that you do? - I drive. It's Southern California. I don't really have a choice.

    3. Do you wear the same fragrance every day or do you switch it up? (Assuming you do wear fragrance) - I forget to put on my fragrance! I have been wearing a handmade version of LUSH's Ro's Argan Body Conditioner fragrance from a website called Somethin' Special, it's basically a dupe and it's lovely; but I forget to put it on

    4. If you could, would you rather drive yourself in a super cool sports car or would you like to have a chauffeur and a "modest" Limo take you places? - I like to drive as long as I know where I'm going. If I don't or I'd like a nap? Driver LOL

    5. QUICK! No cheating. How many lip products are either in your purse/bag, in front of you, or on your person at the moment? - I have 2 Revlon Colorburst Lipbalms (Watermelon something and Peach something I think, they're the new ones) an EOS lip balm sphere and a new Lime Crime Velvetine's gloss in Red Velvet (it dries MATTE and it's a CRAZY awesome blue-red.)

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  11. I yelled out in laughter at your Prius comment ! My dh drives a Prius but he's not one of the asses that drives like they want to save the world. I've also got a hybrid but it's an SUV and I drive it normally as well. We are also in Northern VA and dh works in DC so I totally feel ya. I don't work outside the home so you couldn't pay me on a bet to drive into DC.
    Thanks SO much for the laugh ! I can't wait to read your post to dh!

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  12. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Becca Glossy Lip Tint in Daiquiri.

    2. How do you get to work, school, whatever it is that you do? - Drive. This is actually the first time in my life that I haven't had a 30+ minute commute, which is nice in that I spend a lot less on gas, but has not helped me get better at being on time.

    3. Do you wear the same fragrance every day or do you switch it up? (Assuming you do wear fragrance) - I rarely if ever remember to put anything on in the morning. I need to move my perfumes to a more obvious spot.

    4. If you could, would you rather drive yourself in a super cool sports car or would you like to have a chauffeur and a "modest" Limo take you places? - Could I have both? The sports car on the weekends and the limo to and from work/errands/mundane stuff?

    5. QUICK! No cheating. How many lip products are either in your purse/bag, in front of you, or on your person at the moment? - I just dumped my purse the other day so I am down to 4 lip products - two lip balms, one lipstick, and the gloss I'm wearing today. By the end of next week I'll be back up over 10, I'm sure.

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  13. Prius-driver here (<3 my Prius) with a lead foot. There's nothing quite so satisfying as passing giant Suburban Assault Vehicles, sports cars, and big eff-off pick-up trucks at 80+ on the freeway and glimpsing the expressions on some of their faces when they realize, yup, a woman in a Prius just blew past them. Except maybe seeing that I got 60 miles to the gallon on that trip when I stop the car.

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  14. 1. Lip Of The Day? - NARS Dolce Vita with NARS Tempest lip gloss.

    2. How do you get to work, school, whatever it is that you do? - I work at home, but have to run packages to the PO six days a week, do doctor appointments, buy groceries, etc. I live between a 'rich old white people' neighborhood and a 'rich young white people with kids who will give you a death stare if you hit a speed bump any faster than idle, even if their damn kids are inside' neighborhood. Getting groceries or anything else nearby is a slow, careful drive where I curse speed bumps, going anywhere longer (including packages) involves hopping on the interstate so I can freaking get there today.

    3. Do you wear the same fragrance every day or do you switch it up? (Assuming you do wear fragrance) - I switch around between my few perfumes, oils, solid scents, and samples I like.

    4. If you could, would you rather drive yourself in a super cool sports car or would you like to have a chauffeur and a "modest" Limo take you places? - Limo. Definitely the limo.

    5. QUICK! No cheating. How many lip products are either in your purse/bag, in front of you, or on your person at the moment? - I was putting on lip balm as a I read this.. I have at leas ten lip balms, five lipsticks, and a couple glosses in my bag.

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  15. 1. Maybelline Baby Lips-Peppermint.

    2. Bus, Taxi, Walking... I live in Los Angeles, where everyone *thinks* they need a car, so most people have one, which (of course) leads to traffic nightmares. Also, it's much less expensive to take taxis as needed than to maintain a car. Then, there's the not impulsively acting on the urge to engage in something unhealthy; as a light smoker, I have to think twice about running out to the "corner store", which is over a mile round-trip. The same can be said for running out for fast-food, but at least I'd be walking off the indulgence! Overall, I refuse to be owned by a car.

    3. I don't wear the exact same fragrance, but every one I do wear tends to fall into the same type of scent; either rose, vanilla, and/or bergamot can be found in *all* of them!

    4. Limo; well, it doesn't have to be a limo, or anything remotely fancy. As long as someone else is driving, I'm happy.

    5. None. Every product has a specific place on a shelf, in a drawer, etc., so I only carry what I plan to use on a given day. Since I'm not going to be away from home today, aside from a few errands that will take less than an hour, there's no need.

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