Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh Blago! What a coif!

Not only is Governor Blagojevich's conduct "unbecoming," he has too much hair (imho). I feel like he is flaunting it. How rude!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

How Rude! Jodie Sweetin to Divorce

Per Pop-Eater and, Jodie Sweetin filed divorce papers today. She is to split from her husband Cody with whom they have a daughter.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Guilty! Of Rudeness...

Sorry I've been so quiet. I've been summoned to jury duty where there is just SO much to report. It has to begin with the first hour when we were all sitting in the big jury pool room. I heard a clip, clip, clipping and thought, "No. That can't be what I think it is." Yes. Nail clipping.

BTW... jury duty is our civic duty. If we all had better things to do, the system really doesn't work or at least fulfill its intent. During the second phase, everyone lined up with their excuses and we waited about an hour for each to be heard by the judge and lawyers. Obviously some are absolutely valid but I can't imagine anyone finding it easy to put your life on hold. It is very rude to think that someone else can take on your responsibilities.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Rude Chair Massage

I understand that one does not actually admit that they get the 10 minute massage in the nail salon. Well once in a while, I do. Certain criteria must be met though before I harness the chair:
1. My backside must not be facing a window
2. It isn't in a salon where someone I work with may roll in
3. I obviously need extra time to dry my nails (cooler weather = more chair massages)
4. My pants will not in any way fall down

So for the times when the above are all right, how does the chair massage go incredibly wrong? I mean, obviously I am not visiting trained massage therapists but can't a girl just get her back massaged in piece? This weekend I got my {rear} kicked by a lady who was about 80lbs and shall remain nameless (she may or may not go by the name Rose). She smacked me, she ripped my hair, she pinched my neck and, right before she let me go, she slapped my bottom. It was, hands down, the rudest $10 massage I've ever had.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Rosemary's Baby... the Comedy?

Last night M.B. and I went to see Rosemary's Baby at the Film Forum. Always an intense movie-going experience, we were expecting to watch Roman Polanski's classic with the recommended 'mature audience'. I had seen it before (one of my faves) however, M.B. was a first-timer.

Once the scary music started, the laughter began. A RUDE theater-goer apparently thought that every scene was hilarious. I agree that there are some funny scenes, but it isn't that funny. It really ruined the whole experience for anyone willing to get sucked into the film and freaked out by the pregnancy/birth of the son of satan! After the film ended, everyone turned to the loud chuckling goon. He replied with a smirk and a 'meow'. To which the British gentleman behind us retorted, "Oh I hope you choke and die." As I said, there is always an incident at this particular theater and it didn't disappoint. Sometimes the response is worse than the offense. Either way, Saturday night at the movies was less than polite.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama, Obama, Obama and Oprah's Date

Today marks the end of my "electionitis." I am cured! So much to celebrate. Last night's speach by President Obama was truly inspiring. It was the the first time I've felt proud to be an American. The lady will resume her travels abroad (without pretending to be Canadian!). That being said, I couldn't help but notice Oprah was leaning on a strange man. The camera kept showcasing lady O and her date. I unfortunately cannot find an image... Regardless, last night it was distracting! Since Oprah introduces American women to everything under the sun, it was rude for her to show up in such a public forum with an unidentified man.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Name Game

How rude that I have tested positive for the latest psychological theory, 'the name letter effect'. Apparently, people are drawn to certain people and areas based on their initials. Upon reading, I thoughts, oh that's silly. Now researchers in Belgium have tested this effect as it relates to your employer and have found that 1 in 9 are drawn to their employer through the name. My initials, A.M.S. actually fit right into this, working for lifestyle guru M.S. Oh!

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets the...

I have a sister who is expecting. In turn, yours truly is planning a lovely baby shower. It has recently been brought to my attention that baby shower games are very, very rude. Of course I love a good challenge like the next lady, however a shower is meant to eat tea sandwiches and open presents, not smell 'dirty' diapers. That's right... this particular game my sister had to endure recently. It is just beyond rude...
Pass the Dirty Diaper: (Materials- diaper, chocolate, music player). One of our "dirtiest" baby shower games is for the host to take a diaper that has been "fixed" with warm chocolate in the right place and have the woman pass it to the woman next to them (make sure everyone is in a circle). When the host stops the music, whomever is holding the diaper is out of the game. a baby shower favorite!
ACK! How very rude! No worries my sister, NO ONE will be sniffing anything at your shower!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Oprah's Rude Show

I am sorry that I have been m.i.a. but obviously Oprah has been reading the lady's musings.  She had a "rude show" yesterday, talking about bad behavior and manners.  Clearly, I was an influence. From the show description:

Fed up with the rude behavior you experience day in and day out? Is it aggressive driving, co-workers who don't wash their hands or smokers who use the sidewalk as their personal ashtrays? What about the sales clerks who ignore you—then act like they own the store when you finally get their attention?
You can take Oprah's 'Rude Quiz' here.  The ladies and I clearly passed with flying colors.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Outrageously Rude Limousines

As my bff Alison would say, these limousines are so perverted I can't breathe.  To me, these are both perverted and incredibly rude!  

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

McCain Seeks to Delay Friday's Debate

John McCain has asked to delay the first debate in the 2008 Presidential campaign scheduled to happen this Friday night.  For the lady, this is my Superbowl!  Apparently, Mr. McCain wants to be in Washington sorting out the economic crisis.  I think that given the crisis, he should be in front of the country and tell us his plan.  The topic is set to be foreign policy, an important matter that voters need to understand now more than ever.  Aside from ruining my plans, I think that this move is very rude indeed!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


So Sarah Palin's tan isn't real?  She reportedly installed tanning beds in the governor's mansion. Maybe she was trying to up her vitamin D intake during the winter months.  Let's hope because she should know that tanning beds and their associated exposre to UV rays is a very rude thing ESPECIALLY when John McCain has battled skin cancer.  

I've seen reports that she paid for the bed with her own money and that they cost up to $35,000.  How about the financing options available?  Thank gawd because it would be rude to not provide options for everyone to afford their own tanning bed.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Gym Rat

Good morning!  This morning I went to our building's gym.  It's a smaller space but good enough to pretend like you are working out while watching Matt & Meredith on the Today Show.  This female person (for she is a far cry from a lady) was there.  MB and I have seen her down there several times before. She once asked him to turn off his television because she could hear it. Meanwhile, she was watching the same program on her headphones.  Today she was there again in her rough-girl gear.  I went to use one of the communal BOSU balls and she screamed from across the room, "OK....." To which, I replied, "Oh!  I'm sorry sorry were you using this?"  She walked over and completely ignored my apology, rather smirked at me in the mirror.  I was horrified.  She's clearly a bully and I was almost in tears at the thought that I may have offended someone.  After leaving the gym (don't worry I finished my workout), I thought about what a miserable person she is.  When standing next to her you can feel her miserable energy and pent-up aggression.  Poor gym etiquette is one thing but, lashing out at your neighbors, is uncalled for. Maybe it is the shrinking economy or the hot spell we are having but rudeness abounds in my building.  It's too bad that someone can be so mean and almost ruin your day.  

Thursday, September 11, 2008

In Closing

Why does everyone think its hip to sign emails with their first initial?  As though they are the only A I may happen to know?  I am also really over “Cheers!”  I’m the biggest anglophile I know, but really?  At the end of the day, I’m from the great state of Illinois and we just say things such as: regards, best, love, or thanks.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Betty Draper Pukes

In last night's Mad Men episode 7, Betty Draper votmited in Don's new car!  It was such a shock that I must watch it again.  Lady Draper was looking fabulous all evening at the Stork Club when she learned of Don's infidelity (again).  She just couldn't keep it together though.  How rude!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Party Like You Just Don't Care

Rhonda sent me this rude party practice that occurred in Vinegar Hill, just down the street from moi. According to DumboNYC, someone threw a party in a building they do not occupy. The accused was silly enough to send out an evite with her name (and her employer!). The party severely disrupted occupants (who actually live there!) and the hostess never cleaned up the mess. That is very rude.

Obama Kisses Jill on the Lips

Last night at the DNC, Barack Obama kissed Jill Biden, wife of Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden. I don't like mouth kissers. How rude!

Friday, August 22, 2008

It's the Medal Count

Tiki Barber, the Today Show personality who is typically very buttoned up on-air, recently called his co-host Jenna Wolfe the C-word during their Olympic coverage.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Man Robs 85-year-old Woman

A man was just arrested for robbing an 85-year-old woman in a Brooklyn elevator. How rude!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Trampoline Gymnastics

How rude of everyone to neglect to inform me of this fabulous sport...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Work, Work, Work

I just returned from a FOUR day sales conference in New Jersey. So much rudeness to discuss, however I will only share the top 10 rudest events in no particular order. Please note that this is based on a random poll.
1. A sales conference in New Jersey
2. Giving up our Sunday
3. "Blowjob" shots handed out at last night's karaoke event
4. Karaoke
5. "Surprise" activities on our agenda. AKA we did not have proper wardrobe
6. Co-workers flipping the bird in every candid photo taken of the group having fun
7. Waking up at 6am to go to the tiny gym only to find out your boss is there
8. Getting woken up at 2am by a very drunk co-worker screaming at the bellman so loudly I thought that she was in my room
9. Odd/pervasive smells
10. Arctic conditions and lack of natural light for four consecutive days

I may have to add more after my nap... how rude!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Favre Farewell

This is really for MB who LOVES Brett Favre. In fact, I may or may not be jealous of the man. After retiring from the Greenbay Packers, Mr. Favre decided to return to the game. I believe that he is breaking many Wisconsin hearts in signing with (cough) the New York Jets.

I love this quote from a Greenbay superfan:
"Everybody just kind of got all quiet," Aguilar said Thursday morning as he helped refurbish a house adjacent to Lambeau Field. "Nobody really knew what to say. I guess that's when it really hit us — you know, that he really is gone and he's not coming back."
How rude Brett.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Reality Show Star Says, "How Rude!"

How rude muse Jodi Sweeten has reportedly been in discussions about her very own reality show. Supposedly the series will feature Jodie, her tattooed hubby Codyn Herpin, and the couple’s infant daughter, Zoie. We can't wait.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Celebrity Candidates

Watch this ad. It's depressing that McCain thinks he has to use Paris and Britney associations to attack Obama. And, may I add, very rude to distract voters from substantive issues like healthcare, our wars and the economy.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Secret Sources

Yesterday Rhonda and I were leaving the office for lunch when we were confronted with one of How Rude's worst offenses to date! We entered the next open elevator which happened to be completely empty, happily chatting about the weather when we discovered that we had accidentally entered a SMELLevator! Oh how rude indeed! We immediately jumped off and called for another lift. I wish that we could go back to the tapes and catch the author of this ghastly offense as they really 'pushed my buttons.' Until then, I would warn anyone entering an elevator near you to take your time and make sure to clear the air before you ride to your destination.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

John McEnroe Cries for Federer

During the Championships at Wimbledon today, it was clear the John McEnroe was in love with Roger Federer. After Nadal wrapped up a great match, John McEnroe caught Roger Federer on his way out of the stadium. John teared up and tried to hug Federer. How rude for John (now a journalist) to accost the player who just lost the championship and try to cry on his shoulder.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sick Tick!

After a weekend away in the country (aka eastern Long Island), I discovered what I thought to be a dermatological issue on the back of my faux tanned leg. Readers beware! MB extracted the said issue and we discovered that it was a LIVE tick!


How rude!

Friday, June 27, 2008


I am obsessed with bluetooth earpieces (in a good way). I know what you are thinking. They are so amazing, how could it be rude? Well, I would say that the following situations would constitute the top 6 most rude bluetooth offenses:

1. On a date (at any point)
2. While running a half marathon in Central Park (I'm not naming names)
3. In a meeting (unless you are trying to make a point)
4. During your wedding, a religious ceremony or any sort of knighting
5. On the beach or at a pool because it is disruptive and I'm sure that you could electrocute something with the blue glow
6. During a movie - even if you are not talking, the pulsating light is glowing

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Jury Puzzled by Sudoku

A drug trial in Australia was abruptly ended because jurors admitted to playing too much sudoku during the trial. The trial cost taxpayers almost $1MM and the defendants could have faced life sentences. A juror claimed that the game "kept her mind busy." How rude!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tainted Tomatoes

Apparently the bad tomatoes have made it into my neighborhood. How rude! Such an enjoyable summer staple ruined by samonellosis. Yes, that's right.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Father's Day Flowers?

This arrangement offends me. How rude.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Running for the Hills

I am all about contextual advertising but this is rude. I simply opened an email from New York Road Runners and was shocked to read these *ads. Between the runner's diarrhea tip and the liposuction deal, they've got me covered. How rude!

*Of course now I must consider that the same technology is fueling my measly advertising. I apologize in advance for any inappropriate text ads you may see as a result of this post.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Who CAN You Blame for Your Decorating Shortcomings?

Thanks to Stephen for pointing out that this advertising campaign from BoConcept, though mildly amusing, is pretty rude. The store happens to be across the street from me. I guess that I'm growing numb to the in-your-face rudeness. I took this photo as I walked home last night. And I have to admit that my bed is from BoConcept. I never thought about blaming them for anything. How Rude!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dog Rider

Apparently this woman 'walks' dogs for people in the neighborhood. Her easy-riding seems very rude and dangerous!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Wash Your Elbow

Scientists have found that 6 'tribes' of bacteria could be living in the crook of my elbow. I don't recall inviting them in there. How rude! I'm off to wash them away.
"Even after you have washed the skin clean, there are still one million bacteria in every square centimeter." Sick!

Interactive Restrooms

This is a very rude concept. I also wouldn't appreciate it if I were waiting in line.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

She Cut It Off

How rude that I wasn't consulted in this decision by Gwyneth to chop her locks. OK I love it.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Scary Rude Foot Shoe

I agree with Stephen from Urlesque in describing this show as "creepy-as-all-hell". I would also like to add to that "rude-as-all-hell".

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Huckabee's Out

Hopefully forever. How rude!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Welcome Home - and don't worry about that flaming car

Yes that's right. That car is on fire. How rude!
MB and I came home off of the F train and thought that we walked onto a movie set. It wasn't a movie but I think it could be some sort of performance art. There is a lot of 'artsy' activity in the neighborhood this week. Nothing says industrial, artsy, cutting-edge like a flaming car. A very rude stunt if it is one. (no one was hurt).

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Open Toes

As tomorrow brings warm weather to New York, I just want to remind everyone where I stand on flip flop wearing on the subway: it's gross and not very ladylike. M.B. just reminded me that there are those who wear flip flop sandals in the office. Oh my is that rude and offensive (and dangerous depending on your occupation!).

Monday, May 12, 2008

House Tour

This weekend M.B. and I toured the neighborhood. We went to the annual Brooklyn Heights House Tour. The homes were lovely and it was nice way to spend a Saturday. Some of the people policing the tour (and yes policing is exactly what they did) were crazy rude. The houses were filled to capacity and it was at times difficult to get through the homes because there were so many of them 'working'. There was one in every room (and it seemed like 12 in the entrance) and when we walked into the rooms, they looked at us like we were criminals, as though we may steal something from the children's room or use the bathroom. I was hissed at for taking a photo even though it was from the street, something anyone is allowed to do!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Myanmar Humanitarian Crisis

The Burmese military junta will not allow the necessary amounts foreign aid workers into Myanmar to help victims of the cyclone and they have seized UN aid entering the country. They are depriving these poor people of food, water, medicines, shelter - exacerbating the disaster each hour they reject help from abroad. This is tragically rude. To make a donation to the Red Cross please click here.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Much Too Much

I'm all for green, vegan, even "breathable" shoes as long as they don't OFFEND me. These are rude. I'm sorry Emily, they are rude. I can just see me sitting in a wine bar when the waiter asks to borrow my cork, I mean shoe.

REAL Beauties?

According to AdAge, the successful Dove Real Beauty campaign that captured nearly nude women, was not all that "real". A photography assistant claimed in a New Yorker interview to have re-touched most of the women's photos. He said, 'But it was great to do, a challenge, to keep everyone's skin and faces showing the mileage but not looking unattractive.' The campaign was very successful, especially the viral 'evolution' video. Unilever didn't comment. How rude!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

How Rude of Me

I have been feeling under the weather recently and have neglected to post. How rude of me! Anyway, I found this new product endorsed by Lance Armstrong. "Tired of Being Tired?" it asked me.

My answer is, "YES!" I feel like this woman, Ashely from TX (read more amazing success stories here). I'll order my free sample and will hopefully have more energy to blog.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Same Pants

Christine - I bought your Trina Turk pants. I feel very guilty considering that I was with you when you bought them. I now have them. I am very rude.

Everyone Has a Twin

They say that everyone has a twin. Well, I've been told that mine is a mom, a regular kind of gal, middle-aged... cartoon. Several people have told me that I remind them of Lois from Family Guy. Thanks. How rude.

What People Are Really Doing at Work

These images are so scary... thanks to Urlesque I found these images from The contest goes on...

There is no excuse for this. How rude.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Out With Cleve

M.B. and I were out for ice cream and we encountered a tour bus filled with friendly Canadians. We were behind Cleve and his wife Jill from Ottowa. Cleve shared with us his newest business venture "Out With a Bang." We had to visit his site:
"Ever wonder what to do with Uncle Ed's ashes or indeed yours when the Grim Reaper comes for you? Ever think about going "Out With A Bang"? What's the "Bang"? How about Fireworks!"
Let me be clear... I don't want that. How rude to blow up your loved ones.