Monday Listicles


I am keeping this short and sweet. Because, well, I can.

I think a big, huge, humongous HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Robbie’s daughter is in order! Also thank you all for helping me remember why birthday is in fact a very special and happy occasion. I will remember that when I turn 23 next time :)

Right this very minute my husband is watching something on TV that is driving me insane. Have you noticed how annoying music in those action movies is if you are not looking at the screen? Just me? Well let me see what sounds drive you mad!

My friend and famous blogger Bridget had a wonderful idea for a listicle and we are doing it next week: 10 PEOPLE LIVING OR DEAD YOU WOULD INVITE TO A DINNER PARTY.
Have fun with it. I have some men in my mind already and I am pretty sure my husband will not be my plus one!

First: let me see if you can top my 10 most annoying sounds!

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Whining.

2. Chalk on chalkboard. Or nails! Or teeth!!

3. Fake nails tappin on the keyboard. Specially at DMV. While you are in a queue. Forever.

4. Fork against a plate. Or knife.

5. Lawnmower on a Sunday morning. That one and only time your child decides to sleep in.

6. The Skyrim game character on Xbox that keeps telling my husband she will carry his burden.

7. Jane the GPS lady telling you to turn around ASAP.

8. Any song playing while you are on hold.

9. Seagulls. Like this:

10. Caillou.

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  1. Rach (DonutsMama) July 29, 2012 at 19:37 #

    Whining was on my list too!! Must be universal!
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Monday Listicles: La La La I Can’t Hear You!

  2. Tonya July 29, 2012 at 19:38 #

    Twitter: letters4lucas
    Caillou… good one!!

    And those seagulls are pretty annoying, as are the finger nails. EW!!
    Tonya recently posted..10 Sounds That Make Me Want To Mash In My Teeth

  3. Alison July 29, 2012 at 19:52 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    #1 to #5, yes OMG!
    Alison recently posted..Confessions

  4. Robbie July 29, 2012 at 19:55 #

    Twitter: momma23monkeys
    I’m with you on every single one of these except #6 and only because I have no idea what you are talking about.
    Robbie recently posted..Anticipation

  5. Ally July 29, 2012 at 20:08 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Caillou – there’s a sound I don’t miss now that my son is older! Oh, and whining! Most definitely!
    Ally recently posted..The Sounds That Drive Me Bonkers

  6. deborah l quinn July 29, 2012 at 20:11 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    CAILLOU!! And I think those seagulls are genius (but annoying) b/c that’s *exactly* what they sound like…and what my kids sound like when they whine, too.
    deborah l quinn recently posted..Out of Africa…but first a few words about poop

  7. The Sisterhood July 29, 2012 at 20:24 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    One of these days I really think the GPS lady is going to throw down and ask us why we even bother with her since we ignore her anyway.
    “Oh, okay Smartypants, sure go left, what do I know? I’m only programed with every map in the universe.” Love the mute button. Ellen
    The Sisterhood recently posted..Telephone

  8. just keep swimming July 29, 2012 at 20:25 #

    Twitter: swimmingwith3
    I love that you put the seagulls from Nemo on your list. Perfect too.

  9. just keep swimming July 29, 2012 at 20:25 #

    Twitter: swimmingwith3
    Perfect list, I meant.
    just keep swimming recently posted..Do You Hear What I Hear?

  10. Just Jennifer July 29, 2012 at 20:26 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Wow, I guess I’m not the only one who was stalking you! No, I haven’t given up my anal blog post date issue. It just so happens that I had this post already published over the weekend that I wanted to use it for Listicles. I hope you don’t mind.

    Even tho my list is actually a different topic, whining is on it! And I think I do know what you mean about movie music…
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Angry Jennifer!

  11. Diane July 29, 2012 at 20:27 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    YES…especially to #4 (husband does this…AUGH) and #10 (R does this)!

    Perhaps the voice of Pedro or something might make it less painful. HA!
    Diane recently posted..10 Sounds that Drive ME Bonkers!!!#Monday Listicles

  12. darcelle July 29, 2012 at 20:47 #

    the newer GPS don’t have the nasty women that says RECALCULATING in that condescending tone.

  13. Terri Sonoda July 29, 2012 at 20:53 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Funny list! I forgot the lawnmower one. Very annoying indeed. LOL
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Monday Listicles – Ten Sounds that Drive Me Bonkers

  14. Colletta July 29, 2012 at 20:57 #

    Caillou! That is hilarious! I actually kinda mis Caillou now that my girls don’t watch it anymore :(

    Great! Now the song will be stuck in my head all night! LOL

    Colletta recently posted..Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ 7/29/12

  15. Kim @The G is Silent July 29, 2012 at 21:11 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    I refuse to even play the video. I know what they say. Nemo was on this weekend. Oy. Great list. I left off chalkboard because the thought of it makes me gag.
    Kim @The G is Silent recently posted..Monday Listicles

  16. Amanda July 29, 2012 at 21:13 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    Ha! I swear I did not read your list before I wrote mine. But there’s a lot of overlap!
    Amanda recently posted..10 Sounds that Drive Me Bonkers

  17. Kristi July 29, 2012 at 21:48 #

    Jane, you ignorant slut…
    Kristi recently posted..Oh, My Poor Ears- Monday Listicles

  18. Brandee July 29, 2012 at 22:02 #

    Twitter: archaeolemur
    Seriously, that list is awesome. I had to laugh at the Skyrim comment – my husband plays too. And the seagulls? Enough to make you want to bang your own head, or at the very least theirs.
    Brandee recently posted..Annoying sounds – oh so many

  19. Bridget July 29, 2012 at 22:59 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    I can’t get the visual of someone putting their teeth on a chalkboard out of my head!
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

    • Stasha July 29, 2012 at 23:45 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      My English teacher. Dean DeVoss , American, taught me upper level ENglish back home when I was a teen. And he used to throw a Koosh at us to answer the question.

  20. Mamarazzi July 30, 2012 at 01:54 #

    FUN link party!! i am joining for the first time. trying to visit everyone and comment. i am having the worst luck leaving comments on some people’s blogs, not sure why wordpress makes commenting so difficult, i thought blogger liked comments, tee hee!

    love your list, it’s a check check check on most of them, we agree! thanks for hosting!!

  21. Mark July 30, 2012 at 03:23 #

    Twitter: Rsimplelives
    Sorry, that was me cutting the grass at 7a.m. yesterday. But in my defense, it was so nice and cool outside.
    Mark recently posted..Hello, Kitty!

    • Stasha August 1, 2012 at 03:18 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You are the neighbor with the pool. We would never be mad at you :)

  22. Stacie July 30, 2012 at 04:15 #

    Twitter: snapsandbits
    I forgot about the GPS lady, she bugs me too! And, luckily Caillou doens’t visit my house anymore, whew1
    Stacie recently posted..10 Sounds That Drive Me BONKERS

  23. Ducky July 30, 2012 at 05:47 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    I would add barking dogs to your early morning lawn mowers. WHY WHY WHY does that horrid rat looking thing out back HAVE to yap incessantly on the mornings the house actually sleeps in or on evenings in which everyone wants to turn in early??? UGH
    Ducky recently posted..10 Sounds That Make Me Violent

  24. Ducky July 30, 2012 at 05:51 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    I’ve tried to comment twice and keep getting errors. So if they all pop up later please don’t think me mad! 😀

    I said something to the effect of adding dark barking to your early morning lawn mowing. It drives me mad when that rat of a dog out back yaps incessantly early early in the morning when the house decides to sleep in or in an evening when the house wants to turn in early. :/
    Ducky recently posted..10 Sounds That Make Me Violent

  25. christina July 30, 2012 at 05:52 #

    Twitter: finallymom
    teeth on a chalkboard? YIKES that skeeves me just thinking about it.

  26. Delilah July 30, 2012 at 06:05 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    Ha! I have whining and Caillou on my list too! I swear, that cartoon kid makes my ears bleed. Great list, Stasha!
    Delilah recently posted..Nails on the Proverbial Chalkboard

  27. Christie July 30, 2012 at 06:06 #

    Twitter: christineorgan
    Whining might be the absolute. And I’m not sure who is more annoying Caillou or the annoying narrator lady on Caillou.

  28. Katie E July 30, 2012 at 06:19 #

    Twitter: euregirlsandboy
    Perfect list! I agree that whining is the worst. And I meant to put fork scraping against plate on my list – I knew I’d forget a couple :)

  29. BonnyBard July 30, 2012 at 06:38 #

    Twitter: thebonnybard
    I agree with every single one (except for 6 and 7 as I haven’t had the pleasure… or displeasure…), and I can’t believe I didn’t think of them… this just goes to show that the list of sounds that annoy me cannot be capped at 10!
    BonnyBard recently posted..Monday Listicles – Shut up, just shut that shit up already!

  30. [email protected] July 30, 2012 at 07:13 #

    Twitter: bestillaminute
    I understand them all. Oh Caillou! How could I forget about him? He once annoyed me daily.
    [email protected] recently posted..10 Sounds That Grate On My Nerves

  31. Southern Angel July 30, 2012 at 08:06 #

    Calliou makes me wanna strangle someone. Nails don’t bother me as much.. that I find kind of soothing.. I know I am weird.
    Southern Angel recently posted..Sunday Catch up… here is where my week has gone..

  32. Natalie July 30, 2012 at 11:57 #

    Twitter: corp2domestic
    #3 and #4 get me too…I seriously cannot handle when my husband is eating out of a bowl and that spoon is continually clanking!
    Natalie recently posted..Mission Possible! A Review & Giveaway

  33. hena tayeb July 30, 2012 at 12:32 #

    Argh Calliou.. my son’s favorite cartoon.
    hena tayeb recently posted..Gifting HGTV’S Genevieve Gordor

  34. ellie July 30, 2012 at 12:59 #

    I’ve worked with women with fake nails who like to tap them. All. The. Time. Even when there is no keyboard.

    Can you imagine someone doing that with fake anything else? 😉
    ellie recently posted..Ten Most Annoying Sounds–Listicles!

  35. Lisa C July 30, 2012 at 13:41 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    I am with you on the lawnmowers, though I wouldn’t limit it to Sunday morning. In our urban neighbourhood, nobody has lawns much bigger than a living room & the majority of them could EASILY use a reel mower like we do. Reel mowers don’t need gas or electricity, cut the grass more cleanly (making it less likely to go brown) & most importantly THEY ARE NEARLY SILENT.
    Lisa C recently posted..List #36: 10 noises I could live without hearing

  36. Bruna July 30, 2012 at 14:09 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    Whining is most people’s #1. Mine too! I loved the Seagulls in that video clip you shared. I know what you mean about the music played while on hold via the phone though. Annoying!
    Bruna recently posted..veggie tales: the penniless princess giveaway

  37. Ado July 30, 2012 at 14:12 #

    I’m with you on the DMV tappity-tap BS. And also the soundtrack to my husband’s movies – you are SO right! And he’s currently into Hawaii-50! Ack~!
    Ado recently posted..Sounds That Bother Me

  38. Marie July 30, 2012 at 17:33 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    I don’t have a GPS, but I do have Mapquest on my iPhone, and I can’t stand the “recalculating” sound…when I’m on the freeway and Mapquest gets confused. I shout at it, “Don’t recalculate!!! I’m following your directions, damnit!!”

  39. Susi July 30, 2012 at 18:16 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    For me it’s Wolfenstein and the guy telling hubby where he needs to go in an absolute horrid German accent! Can’t stand it. :)
    Susi recently posted..Picture Perfect Sunday #15

  40. Jessica July 30, 2012 at 18:27 #

    Caillou is an evil evil cartoon sent to Earth to drive all parents bonkers.

  41. Arnebya July 30, 2012 at 19:36 #

    Twitter: whatnowandwhy
    Can Caillou be my 1-9? And then add gum popping.
    Arnebya recently posted..My Son Still Uses a Pacifier at Night. There, I Said It.

  42. SouthMainMuse July 31, 2012 at 04:24 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    The GPS lady…”Make a legal U-turn.” That is so very bothersome. Especially when you know a better way. Argh. And lawn care machinery of all types. I know it’s a necessity but why do they all have to crank up their mowers and blowers on the same day —
    SouthMainMuse recently posted..Snores, slurps and other annoying noises.

  43. Barbara July 31, 2012 at 05:07 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Ah yes, #8 drives me crazy!! Great list.

  44. Audrey July 31, 2012 at 07:37 #

    Why do people choose stupid times to mow their lawns?! The neighbor started at 9pm yesterday
    Audrey recently posted..Monday Listicles – 10 Sounds That Drive Me Bonkers

  45. Deirdre July 31, 2012 at 14:00 #

    Twitter: ladiesholiday
    Calliou- you know it! But I so want to like that cartoon because it is so cute and innocent, but his voice. Oy vey.
    Cheers and happy week to you!
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  46. Carolyn July 31, 2012 at 15:56 #

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  47. Tamar Strauss-Benjamin July 31, 2012 at 22:15 #

    Ohmy gosh those fake nails! I had to hear them yesterday at a doctors office. I always think of the scene from Meet the Parents, at the end when the gate agent is trying to book him a flight. tap tap tap
    Tamar Strauss-Benjamin recently posted..My Tuesday

  48. Amanda August 1, 2012 at 03:18 #

    Seagulls are on the first place)))))))))
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  49. monica August 2, 2012 at 00:13 #

    Twitter: thegrommom
    So much fun. I’ve never linked up here–maybe next week (fun one! :))
    Love your list. Hilarious.

  50. Liz August 2, 2012 at 10:56 #

    GREAT list!!! Yes, some of those would be on mine!!
    Liz recently posted..This or That Thursday & Colour Me Weekly

  51. Theresa August 2, 2012 at 11:40 #

    Twitter: amountainmomma
    Teeth on a chalkboard! Ugh, I think I just barfed in my mouth a little
    Theresa recently posted..The Essence of Momma…

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