4. Pot-holes--Because of the snowy winter we have had, and because of all the snow plows removing all the snow, the roads in Denver look like the roads in Baghdad (except fewer camels). This makes driving, which is normally a non-challenging activity, a challenging activity. It takes great dexterity and tremendous memory to navigate without hitting any of the 7,000 potholes. When you do hit a pot-hole the size of Rosie O'Donnell traveling at 35-40 mph, your blood pressure increases dramatically. I don't want to imagine what is happening to my suspension.
5. Light bulbs--We go through light bulbs in this house faster than Wayne Knight goes through deodorant. The last apartment we lived in was 1/20th the size of the house we now live in. We could have fit the entire apartment in our house's bathtub. Thus, we had a total of 5 light bulbs in the entire place. In this house, we have 43 light bulbs, and roughly 3 of them go out every week. We usually wait 3 weeks to change the light bulbs. During the interim the other bulbs are kind enough to wait for us the change the expired ones before expiring. There is never a time when we do not have at least 3 light bulbs out in this house.
6. American Idol--I take every chance I get to state that I do not like American Idol, Sam I am.
Editor's Note: In the last "Irritations" post I stated that 8th graders irritate me. I forgot the disclaimer that this does not apply to any girl who has ever played basketball for me. They are angels, and I cherish them.