To answer your question of wed 'where is everybody' I thinkmmost of us are stranded at home. I'm iced /snowed in so bad l can't get in or out of the drive. Wish I was someplace where the weather would allow me to get out of the house. Hope you are well and mobile.
The modern "girl" voice vexes me, as well. I can't stand it when women won't use their "grown up" voice. But the thing I love about Snooki is how resilient she is. She doesn't give a damn, and I wish more girls had as much attitude.
I understand your frustration with the dishes piling up. And I share your love of pyrex. The one my gf broke belonged to my great-grandmother. I have a replacement now, but it's not the same. But you do have to maintain perspective.