Ode to the BFF

March 24, 2011

Okay, NOT an ode to the BFF.  I don’t do poetry.  I’m all about prose.  But I’ve always wanted to say “ode to” something.

Anyway, today is my best friend’s birthday, and, um – not at all due to any pressure or diva-like behavior or anything – I would like to dedicate a post to her.

Courtesy of SinfulEyes

 

You know I love lists.  So here are my top five favorite things about my BFF: Read the rest of this entry »

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Facebook Friends I Hate: The Sequel

March 18, 2011

psychcentral.com

Sometime after my original rant about Facebook and the monsters it has created-slash-unveiled, I decided to take an unofficial break from our quintessential social network.  I did not temporarily deactivate my account, as do some of my friends when they’ve had enough of The Network That Breeds Narcissism.  I just avoided checking it more often than on a sporadic basis.

I must say, not subjecting myself to anything more than a cursory scan of that notorious newsfeed has improved my mental health.  I hardly ever find myself snarling at my computer screen anymore, and I don’t get the nagging feeling that I’m robbing myself of precious moments of my life by wasting time on tripe. It’s win-win.  When I do check my page, I barely make it past the fifth or sixth item in the newsfeed before abandoning the excursion altogether.

If ever I’d doubted my convictions – which, let’s be real, I hadn’t – those brief visits would slap me back into lucidity.  The same basic truths still hold: Read the rest of this entry »


Love vs Hate: PostAWeek2011

March 3, 2011

This Post-A-Week challenge is kicking my ass.

I decided to participate in this challenge in order to force myself to write more often, and to activate a certain degree of accountability.  I already write in some form or another on a daily basis, but Post-A-Week requires me to “publish” something every week, to make at least some of my work available to the internet public regularly, no matter what.

I have to tell you that I despise publishing anything I’m not 200% happy with.  It absolutely kills me to release a piece that doesn’t meet my unequivocal approval.  Realistically, though, if I hold out and edit each post to death, I may as well forget “Post-A-Week” and find a “Post-Bi-Annually” challenge to participate in.  Read the rest of this entry »