Tuesday, May 22, 2007

things i truly don't understand..

...how with the amount of super cool SUV's there are out there to choose from, why anyone in their right mind would choose to buy and drive a mini van. (if you are said person... please tell me why. what is it with mini van's and what the hell is the possible appeal?)

why the guys at work sit in the bathroom for twenty minutes reading a toilet humor book. hello,YOU'RE AT WORK FOR PETE'S SAKE CRYING OUT LOUD.. do that shit at home. gross boys.

how i can afford to do anything, let alone eat, with the price of gas these days.

speaking of eating...

how anyone could ever prefer a chicago style pizza over a new york style pie. that's just not right. *shakes head*

how any type of snack bar related to baseball does not sell nachos. that just has wrong written all over it.

how northern california can even hold their head up high with radio stations and dj's that suck this badly. *longs for LA radio in her car*

that someone actually knows this much about me, has seen me at my best and my worst, knows almost all facets of my personality and STILL wants to marry me. he's obviously insane. good thing he's hot.

how my ass can seriously be this large. *eats another double stuff oreo* i mean, i just don't get it.

how i can feel so full, so disgusting and so fat after eating a SALAD!

24 comments:

norcalgirl28 said...

First, if the ads don't stop covering what you have written, I am going to scream. I am just filling in the blanks and guessing what the first part of the sentences are right now. I am said person, and you know it, and I love my mini van. This is why...you can EASILY configure the thing anyway you want. My third row seats fold into the floor if I get carried away at Costco or Drew and I want to take our bikes somewhere on a moments notice. I can fit eight people in my van along with EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING...chairs, fold up table, two or three coolers, wagon to carry it in and picnic baskets for all eight said people in the back. All of the SUVs I have seen have a dinky back storage area when you have the third seat up. Don't get me wrong, I love driving SUVs too, but I for us my van works out better. Nachos...I told you to ask them and set it up...I'm sure they would do it. I'll let someone else address the rest. p.s. Point's pretty goofy himself....it's a good match!!!!

texas math said...

I think radio in general is just sucking lately...Allie and I complained for a long time about Austin radio...I missed my San Antonio stations, she missed her L.A. stations...then when we went to L.A. a few weeks back...we were both surprised and disappointed that those stations sucked as much as the ones we complain about.

texas math said...

btw...before reading this post I had just been in the restroom at work...reading!

Dana J. Tuszke said...

I don't drive a mini-van, but I've wanted one since Dawson was born. With the amount of crap we haul around in my tiny Ford Focus, a van would be so much easier.

My mom and sister and I like to shop and with Dawson along, there's just not enough room in the car.

I've borrowed my brother's SUV several times, a Saturn Vue, it's not big enough either.

Then I test drove an explorer, still can't seat 6 people comfortably.

That's just me...I guess.

TrojanGuy said...

I can't speak from firsthand experience because I've never owned one, but I think minivans have a bit more practical space in them for hauling around kids and crap in the back. Plus I think they tend to get slightly better gas mileage and tend to cost a bit less than SUVs. That said, most of them don't have much style. I really like some crossover minivan/SUVs, though.

As for the reading in the bathroom thing, Trish can't comprehend that either. I don't do it at home, but at work sometimes you just wanna escape for a while and, hey, who is gonna bother you when you're on the crapper? NOBODY!

Chicago-style pizza is yummy. Deep, thick crusts are awesome if the dough is good. Of course, NY-style is good too. I think the bottom line is that ANY style of pizza is good if done right.

I haven't listened to local FM radio for years, really. Sirius FTW.

And salad doesn't always = healthy, unfortunately. Throw on gobs of sour cream or dressing, some ground beef, a bunch of cheese, or whatever other stuff tends to be on salads these days and you might be eating more calories than if you just had a burger. Scary, huh?

BTW, don't be so hard on yourself! There are lots of reasons point loves ya and wants to marry ya! You guys are great for each other...don't question it. Enjoy it!

Toni Jill said...

Hey Jenn! It's me, I am the mom of 3 very little ones that has a mini van and to tell you the truth, not sure why. Not enough room, have to take one seat out to get the twins in the back, the only thing the trunk holds is our double stroller. Hate it, hate it, hate it - I want an SUV! And yummo to the double-stuffed oreos!~Toni Jill

sam said...

x-nay on the mini van. I have a station wagon type car (Malibu Maxx) because I absolutely refuse to buy a mini van. I just hate them!

Reading in the washroom at work? Ick.

Becky said...

the radio up there is horrible. purely horrible. you are not exaggerating!

Beth said...

I have a mini van but it's broke. But I did like driving it when it was running. But I would love to have an suv. my ass is large too, but I don't know why.....

Eileen said...

Good post.

Never owned/don't really need a vehicle, and at this point if I never need one regularly, I'll feel I have done my part in living greener. Hopefully. :)

JayMonster said...

I am the complete opposite when it comes to cars. (Although we have neither a mini-van nor an SUV). I don't get the whole SUV love. Ok, back 10 or 15 years ago when the first wave of bubble looking mini-vans were around, I could sort of understand. Then of course the "stigma" of Mini-Van = Soccer Mom.

But really today 1. Mini-Vans look much better than they did then. 2. SUV now equals Soccer Mom, whether or not anybody wants to admit it. Because really who is anybody kidding, are they really going "off-roading" with that Eddie Bauer child seat in the back. 3. Gas Milage is much better in (most) mini-vans than SUVs. 4. Storage - for all their size, SUVs usually give you squat for real storage.

So, I guess my question is, why the heck with gas prices where they are is anybody still buying an SUV?

Yorksdevil said...

Come on then, how much is 'gas' over there now? Here it's about $7 a gallon.

Phoenix said...

I love your blog. I just found it today. Well, I don't have a mini-van, nor an SUV, but I think you answered your own question on this one. Gas. SUV's are gas hogs and mini-vans don't take quite as much. Plus their cheaper, i hear. But I still don't think I could own one. I can't help on most of the others and I agree on quite a few, but radio down here sucks ass too. Get Satelite, it's totally worth it.

alison said...

Everybody has already addressed the minivan vs. SUV thing. Minivans are more affordable and more practical with kids and all the junk you have to haul around. That said, they're also uglier than sin, which is why I own an SUV. If I could get over the fact that they're so ugly and I wouldn't be any less cool (I'm not cool to begin with) if I drove one, I'd trade in my SUV tomorrow!

I honestly do not know the difference between Chicago-style and New York-style pizza. Isn't pizza from Italy anyway? Who do the Chicagoans and New Yorkers think they are anyway, claiming their own pizzas? :)

Radio sucks ass everywhere. BUT, up there is exceptionally sucky. I swear they get "new" songs months after we get them down here.

I love your random thoughts. :)

Kim said...

A great post! Love the random thoughts....very funny.... and I drive a minivan cuz I can haul around my kids and all their friends and all their crap and whatever I feel like buying at Home Depot. Works for me!

M said...

So I just stumbled across your blog while doing some fun blog surfing. I have to say that your blog is quite refreshing! I adore your sense of humor and you remind me of myself when I was about to get married just over a year ago.
In regards to the mini-van thing, I am SO with you! I don't have any children yet and several of my friends who do have kids and drive a mini-van have this ongoing bet with me. They bet me $100 each, and there are five of them, that I will drive a mini-van after I have two kids. Pretty sure I'm going to be $500 richer in a few years. I would seriously rather walk or ride a bike than be a mini-van owner. Is it just me, or are mini-van drivers bad drivers? They either drive WAYYYYY too slow or drive it like they stole it??!! And how in the world do they have find their vans in a parking lot that seems as if it is a sea of blue, darker blue, silver, and red/maroon vans? I totally get the "more space" and "have lots to haul" comments, but come now. I'm not trying to feed the fire, just thought I'd throw my two cents into the mix!
P.S. Thanks for providing me with daily entertainment after a long day of teachng! Your blog is a good one!!

JayMonster said...

Those who say the mini-vans are ugly. Have you seen the Mazda5? Or the Chrysler Pacifica? Hell, they even look COOLER than many SUVs that are out now.

I think the picture in your head of the old Dodge Caravan or Chevy Astra of days gone by are clouding your judgement. This isn't your dad's (or even older brother's) mini-van any longer.

jennster said...

jay- i am not talking about the crossover vans/suv's.. i am talking about the mini van's. there are way too many of them on the road. too many.

also- i don't think mini van's have more room than SUV's.. that's my point- there are SO many different sizes and styles of suv's today, there's no reason to drive a mini van. lol

M- you will NOT buy a mini van. being a mom does not equal must own stupid car. you hear me?!?!? you need bigger, just get an suv. and collect that 500 bucks!!!!!!

RWA said...

I can't really explain any of that other stuff, but Chicago-style pizza over New York-style is EASY.

I love Chicago-style pizza. It's outstanding. It's like pie, and you really have to eat it with a fork. You get filled up on like a slice or two.

jennster said...

ps- norcal.. you have to open the window to the WHOLE screen, otherwise when you have it minimized, the ads cover the words... open up the jennster! be free with your love for this blog! lol

norcalgirl28 said...

Let me see...you trash my car up one side and down the other and then tell me to be free with my love for you....???!!!!??? I DON'T THINK SO!!!! Anyway, I did have the screen maximized and it still did that at work, but not at home...go figure!

jennster said...

nor- i was not even talking about your car when i wrote this post. at all. but it's not my fault you drive a mini van. lol

ali said...

i couldn't fit my double stroller into the back of any of the affordable SUVs...we were looking at the honda pilot which was pretty big.

i have three kids...plus all the extra kids for carpool...and it's annoying to have to fold down a seat when you can just pusha button and the minivan door opens and closes on it's own...the kids jump in and you never even need to leave your seat...

radioactive girl said...

I have four kids in car seats. That's why I drive a mini van. The super cute SUV's do sometimes have enough seats, but I would have to flip the seat to get my kids back there, which would mean taking out and putting in a car seat each time. Does not sound fun, so as much as I hate my "mom van", I am stuck with it for a while.