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Hal / October 31, 2008 7:08 AM

Alcohol. I dialed down my consumption as part of my diet changes over the last six months and had two martinis last night. They seriously kicked my ass and left me with a (thank god) mild hangover. I apparently now have the tolerance of a 12 year old and that pisses me off.

printdude / October 31, 2008 7:42 AM

I'm not a hater.
I'm a lover, with a big huge light of life.
Life is too short to 'hate'.

Pedro / October 31, 2008 8:37 AM


Not your court room types, but the corporate legal teams that get so much satisfaction by making business difficult.

Mothers, don't let your babies grow up to be lawyers.

vise77 / October 31, 2008 9:04 AM

The reckless use of words such as "hating" and "hater" and "haterade." Seriously, when did we all decide to talk like children?

zoenotcool / October 31, 2008 9:49 AM

Cramps. Not being able to leave work early today. One nasty co-worker.

John McCain / October 31, 2008 11:19 AM

That lousy Obama kid.

Get off my lawn!

Alison / October 31, 2008 11:24 AM

My thighs.

Gaigen / October 31, 2008 11:42 AM

The weather? Seriously, 70 degrees? WTF? Make up your f*cking mind, being-in-charge-of-weather. Yeah, I'm talking to YOU, Tom Skilling!

yay / October 31, 2008 12:00 PM

I second alcohol. My hangover is not mild.

Barack Obama / October 31, 2008 12:01 PM


GOP / October 31, 2008 12:05 PM


Baldeesh / October 31, 2008 12:25 PM

Not much today. Though yesterday there were a few things that pissed me off righteously. Like agreeing to babysit over two weeks ago and then finding out at the last minute that I was expected to spend the night.

Though that ended up turning out alright.

And I was a bit miffed at a situation that really didn't contain anything to be pissed about. I'm going to blame PMS.

eee / October 31, 2008 12:30 PM

My own brain. I've been emo-crazy for months now, and it needs to stop. You hear me, brain? Stop being so crazy!

Also, I hate Canadian geese. They poop everywhere.

fluffy / October 31, 2008 12:30 PM

I'm hating leaving Chicago tomorrow. No sure when I'll be back. I'm hating hummus today too.

PosterBored / October 31, 2008 12:46 PM

We really, really wish we would stop seeing EPIC FAIL/WIN!!!1!! in comments sections on every other website.

It makes us feel grumpy.

David / October 31, 2008 12:55 PM

You got a mouse in your pocket, PosterBored?

'Cause I'm hating the collective personification of a business in "we" form.

PosterBored / October 31, 2008 1:06 PM

We (my girlfriend and business partner) don't feel quite the same way, but that's cool, Dave.

Julia / October 31, 2008 1:38 PM

Not getting out of my own way and being broke.

Julia / October 31, 2008 1:38 PM

Not getting out of my own way and being broke.

tk / October 31, 2008 1:52 PM

the brand new paint that's peeling off my basement floor

annie / October 31, 2008 3:06 PM

I third alcohol, my hangover was more like a buzz and it keeps going and going but that's b/c i had a liquid lunch and now i just hate that i'm back at my desk. blah..looking forward to the bike ride home though. wait, i have to stop and buy halloween stuff, so i'm hating that.

mo / October 31, 2008 3:29 PM


kate / October 31, 2008 3:42 PM

My cell phone company. My phone went berzerk so I got a loaner phone while my phone was sent out for repair... huh? The loaner is a total POS and it's been 5 weeks since I've had my phone.

I get service EVERYWHERE and have never dropped a call, but this janky-ass loaner phone is making me hate stuff.

Sailor tonight / October 31, 2008 4:45 PM

That my friend is in such a mood about Halloween. She was grumpy because she couldn't find a costume, so she told me she may come out if I'm lucky... Well, I am just going to forget to call her tonight because I know all she wants is attention.

Not going to happen.

Why can't people just enjoy this awesome weather and the fact that it's FRIDAY!

TKO / October 31, 2008 4:47 PM

I hate all the aches and pains that come with aging and being tired even though I slept all night.

Mucky Fingers / October 31, 2008 6:00 PM

I saw Wilco perform on the Colbert Report last night. It confirmed that I still hate indie rock.

meems / October 31, 2008 6:33 PM

I hate that my boyfriend and I decided to "take a break" this week and he is on his way to a frat party reunion in CO this weekend. How convenient.

Swoozie / November 2, 2008 10:33 PM

I hate rich people. The *truly* rich people that run the city of Chicago and have their hands in almost every aspect of city life are disgusting. Their conceit and self-absorption is truly something to marvel at.

yellow / November 2, 2008 10:34 PM

now im generally a very happy non-hater, but DAMN does it being depressingly dark at 5pm suck. makes me wanna move to greenland. mccain winning would aid in that too.

jennifer / November 2, 2008 11:34 PM

I'm hating...

-fighting with my boyfriend after a nice weekend with him;
-being a poor grad student;
-being in a ldr because of being in grad school;
-not getting any work done because of fighting with my boyfriend;
-not being able to find some small sense of resolution in fight with boyfriend by just hugging each other;
-eating handfuls of kashi go lean crunch because of anxiety from fight;
-not allowing myself to be excited by the prospect of an obama win because I'm afraid of jinxing it;
-the general feeling of not having my shite together.

do I feel better now? maybe. do I think any of this is going to change soon? one can only hope.

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