Breezy Days: Peeved in a Gypsy Skirt

Peeved in a Gypsy Skirt

April 15, 2012
I may be hypersensitive, or it may be that my family is just nuts...
but they think I have a lot of pet peeves.

Tapping on desks, ugg boots, slurping, adults baby-talking to each other, leaving seconds on the microwave so it beeps incessantly, horribly chipped nail polish, when I park my car in China and someone decides to park RIGHT NEXT TO ME, when I'm on a treadmill and there are a bazillion others open and someone decides to run right next to me, too much PDA, guys wearing Axe,  etc etc.

The fam are the crazy ones huh ;) 

Don't get me wrong, if I meet you for the first time ever, and you are slurping the last of your oreo milkshake, I'm not gonna hold it against you for forever.
I promise!
You might just have to make it up to me later by purchasing me a large diet coke from mickey d's.
That's beside the point.
The newest addition to my pet peeve list is a comment left on my blog, such as the following:
"Hi! I'm a new follower of yours, we should follow each other."

My favoritest blog friend, Erin at Living In Yellow, said it best:
"Oh. 
And if you do leave a comment, I beg you for the life of me...enough of this
"I'm your newest follower...come follow me back" crap.
Chances are real high that if you say that, I will not click on your blog.
This may sound harsh, but it is true.
People hear me out.
It is not about the quantity of followers, it is the quality of followers.
If you want to attract a blogger to your blog-leave a comment that means something.
Something that will intrigue the blogger reading it and will make them WANT to come to your page and follow."

AMEN!
Jacket: American Eagle//T-shirt: Fossil//Skirt: Francescas//Necklace: gift//Flats: Forever 21

If you leave a genuine and sincere comment, I will smile while reading your comment, then most likely go track your blog down, stalk you for a while, leave you a comment, so we can then become friends :)

That sounds like how it should be, right?!

<3 Bri

12 comments :

Brie said...

I love the jean jacket you're wearing! I'm pretty sure my roommate has the same one and I try to steal it from her all the time!

Emma said...

LOVE THIS POST!! And I am pretty sure I have the same pet peeves ;)

Hima said...

Cute outfit! Rocking the gypsy skirt, girl :) I agree with almost all of your pet peeves! Baby talk and adults don't mix!

xoxo,
Hima

Kaylyn said...

I read your blog all the time! I'm like one of your OLDEST followers...will you follow mine? HAHAHAHA jk btw I am very jealous that you get to go back to CA, tell all the family hola for me. It was good seeing you this week! Oh and good luck with finals. Tell Cuz I hope his knee gets better!

Fly Anyways.x said...

HAHA brilliant!! Love your hair in those photos btw, super cute!!

I have to admit I'm notorious for chipped nail varnish :\ woops. I'm not a bad person, honest :P

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

AGREEEEEED.
Couldn't have said it better myself, giiiirl!

I hope you have the happiest Monday that you can possibly have...summer is so close!

:) xo

Andi said...

Yep, I completely agree! It's so disappointing when I have a new comment and it's obvious they didn't even read my post, they just want more followers!

Jae said...

We officially have all of the same pet peeves... or preferences, as I like to say. lol. We would totally be IRL friends.

Cait Emma said...

haha totally agree about the follower thing...its pretty obnoxious. and so transparent. they don't understand what the value of blogging evidently

Samantha Elizabeth said...

hahahah! Love it... and the fact that you call it like it is! :) haven’t stopped by in a while...just saying hi! thanks for the good laugh.

Xo Samantha

www.samanthaelizabeths.blogspot.com

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Hear hear! I totally agree. I get those type of comments all.the.time. It's so obvious that they didn't even look at the post and just copy and paste the same comment on zillions of blogs. Anyway, cute outfit! I love the colors of your skirt :)

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Bree said...

I totally agree and have that same pet peeve. It irritates the fire outta me. *sigh* just don't do it people!