That Really Burns my Biscuits #9

Oh, you beautiful souls! First things first, I want to thank those of you who have reached out to me regarding my battle with Covid. It means the world to me that I belong to a community of such caring individuals. Y’all know how to make a gal feel special!

A few of my followers stated they missed the burnt biscuit posts and asked if I had any intentions of returning the segment. Should I be flattered that so many of you like my rants?

It has been over two years since I have written one of these posts. So, without further ado, let’s see if I have lost my touch…

You know what really burns my biscuits?

People who put down others for things they clearly know nothing about!

I will admit the majority of these burnt biscuits fall under “lack of courtesy.” However, that is my biggest pet peeve, and I am happy to rant over specific examples.

So, let me hop on my soapbox for a minute…

I have seen a lot of hateful comments regarding couples with significant age gaps between them. I first noticed these comments when people were attacking Leonardo DiCaprio. I don’t keep up with celebrity gossip. Apparently, Leonardo, 47, is dating a 25-year-old model. Dick Van Dyke was 86 when he married his current wife, who was 40.

Of course, many of these comments mentioned how dating a younger woman doesn’t make them younger or that women are only after their money. I am sure these scenarios do happen. However, Dick Van Dyke and his wife have been married for ten years, and I watched a video of them dancing when Dick turned 95. They looked happy and in love!

These people commenting about the lives of celebrities do not actually know them. Only the people involved in the relationship know how they feel.

The comments that have been pissing me off the most are geared toward Billie Eilish. She has recently started dating a man twelve years her senior. Many say she isn’t old enough to make these decisions for herself. Why? Because she’s a woman? Does the fact that she has breasts affect her ability to choose who she wants to date?

If a younger man dates an older woman, he’s applauded for it. If a younger woman dates an older man, she doesn’t know what she’s doing. What’s with the double standard?

As for Billie Eilish, she is 20! She also writes her own lyrics, and in her song “Bad Guy,” she sings, “Bruises on both my knees for you. Don’t say thank you or please. I do what I want when I’m wanting to.” Sounds to me like she knows exactly what she’s doing. She also mentions that she might seduce her boyfriend’s dad.

Now I can’t speak for these celebrities because I don’t actually know them, but many couples in my family have large age gaps, and they all have successful marriages. Love does not have boundaries. It does not understand age gaps, and if you don’t understand that, you don’t understand love.

Concerns regarding money, lack of a connection, or not having anything in common are warranted. However, it depends on the couple. When I was in my 20s, I dated a friend’s uncle, who was twenty-five years my senior, and we got along very well. There were reasons our relationship failed, but it had nothing to do with his age. I have always been attracted to older men. I think men get more handsome as they age.

Whatever happened to the saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything”? Can we go back to that, please?!

Okay, I’ll hop off my soapbox now. Thanks for listening to me rant!

What burns your biscuits? Do you have an issue with age gaps?

Love & life lessons,


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25 Responses to That Really Burns my Biscuits #9

  1. Brad Osborne says:

    Who doesn’t love a good rant? I, for one, am a huge proponent of dating younger, intelligent, vivacious women, but I always anticipate there will be those who do not share my view. Hope this series continues as your rants are always entertaining!

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    • kristianw84 says:

      I have learned people will always hate what they don’t understand. Fortunately, their opinions will never change mine.

      Thank you, dear Brad! I can always find something to rant about. I imagine this will be a regular series. I appreciate your unwavering support. It means the world to me! ❤

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  2. kenhume31 says:

    I’m sorry to hear you have been battling Covid Kristian, hope you recover from it! 🙏🤞😁 I’ll have a read of this “Burn your biscuits” post later.

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  3. utahan15 says:

    i have many issues
    but i try to reign myself in

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  4. kenhume31 says:

    Glad you’re doing better now Kristian! 👏👏😁😁 It’s a rough dose so it is, had it earlier this year around April. Knocked me out for a week and a half!

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    • kristianw84 says:

      It’s strange how it affects everyone differently. Sorry to hear you had to fight it, too, but I’m glad you fully recovered!! Thank you, my friend! 🙏😁

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      • kenhume31 says:

        It is a puzzle alright! 🤔👍 Funny thing is, we got it after the lockdown and restrictions were fully lifted here in Ireland. We’d been so careful the previous 2 years not to contract it. You’re very welcome! 🙏😊

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  5. The V Pub says:

    I love it! Rants are cathartic, and enjoyable to read. I, for the life of me, can’t figure out why some people care about an age gap. Age isn’t just chronological, it’s relative, too. It’s a precarious place to try to climb into someone’s mind and derive intent. Live and let live.

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  6. Jeff says:

    PREACH IT, SISTER!!! ❤ I have no issue whatsoever with age gaps. I also remember seeing that wonderful, beautiful video of Dick van Dyke and his wife dancing together. ❤
    Let's see . . . what burns my biscuits? The fact that I regularly see videos of people on TikTok arguing that the earth is flat. That "influencers" is even a thing. The amount of selfishness in our land, these days, which goes along with a severe lack of courtesy. It has become apparent that what some folks mean when they say "America first," is really "ME first!"

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  7. Oh, I wish you could have seen me while I was reading this so you would know that I kept nodding in the affirmative with each point you made. A long while ago, I did a post about my “triggers”, things that make me rant, whether out loud or only in my head. I want to be naive enough to believe that people are basically kind and considerate, and when someone proves that belief wrong, I get angry pretty quickly.

    Personally, I don’t care about anyone else’s relationship – age, sexual preference, race, etc. I blame the media, whose job it is to find “news” worth sharing and will gladly use celebrities as fodder for their “news” stories. If a couple is made of two unknown persons, it would never be brought up, much less talked about. I don’t want celebrities gossiping about my life, so why would it be okay for me to gossip about theirs?

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    • kristianw84 says:

      I share that same wish to believe people are genuinely kind and considerate.

      Yes, exactly!! What happens in the relationships of others (celebrities or otherwise) has no bearing on our lives. Why do people get so invested in the lives of others??? It truly baffles me.


  8. parkermccoy says:

    Great rant! I’m glad you think men get more handsome with age! Now, I have things to look forward to. Come on, age. Bring it on! Haha. And yes, I don’t care what consenting adults do. It’s their business.

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  9. I must have missed your post about being sick woth covid. I am sorry about that. I hope you better now. My whole family had it a few months ago and it was not fun to say the least but thankfully we are survived and perfectly fine now. I’m 10 lbs. lighter but all in all I think we did just fine. My job didn’t handle it well. But that another story. I do hope you are okay. I know it’s different like all sickness for everyone. My friend lost hair and it’s only growing back now… crazy I know.

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    • kristianw84 says:

      No need for apologies. My posts are so sporadic. I am fully recovered now! A little brain fog and a bit of a cough, but I have seasonal allergies, so it’s hard to tell, but it’s not a bad cough.

      I’m sorry you struggled with it, too. It is not fun. Glad to hear you have completely recovered, though!

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  10. The only time I have an issue is when it’s a minor, but that is also a given, lol. Not my relationship, not my problem. Who knows why two people get together. Who knows I ask, who knows!!! lol

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