One of my best friends and I talk often about what kind of ego you need to be President. How you have to be so sure of yourself, that you believe YOU- out of the millions of possible candidates, are the single best person to lead. How you have to be so confident that your speeches are ones worth listening to, your vision one worth believing in. How you have to send out your hopes and plans and goals and hope that people who are listening relate to them.
I sometimes feel that way about blogging.
It takes …READ MORE
Confession: I really didn’t get blogging when I started. In fact, I thought I was going to hate it. In fact, sometimes I did hate it. It seemed like something pretentious people did after talking about obscure bands I wouldn’t hear about for another two years. In fact, I was so obnoxious that I even said something like that in my very first post. Oy.
Confession: The very first blog I ever read was This Fish. I have no idea how I found it, I just remember reading the entire history of archives over the course of two days, amazed …READ MORE
So first of all, thank you for all your well-wishes and crossed fingers/toes/internal organs regarding the job situation. It feels so nice to know that people all over the world (mostly the Mid-West US, but with a smattering of dedicated Russian subscribers who I suspect read solely for vodka references) are rooting for me. I will let you know how it goes. In fact, you will know if I get the job because I will probably write up some subtle post titled ” OMIGOD I GOT THE JOB WHHHHHHEEEEEEE!”, and if I don’t get the job, you won’t hear from …READ MORE
This is my second attempt at this post.
My first one was long winded and filled with deep thoughts on traveling and exploring and (wait for it… ) finding yourself. I swear. It had so many mentions of the word “journey” it could have been a script for a reality television show. There may have even been some Mark Twain action going on (see? I told you. Long-winded. I have it on good authority that it’s impossible to write a post that involves Twain and have it NOT be long winded), but I had to delete it.
Because you …READ MORE
I’m going to level with you.
I’m a list person. Writing down everything I need, want or should do brings me the peace of mind that I can’t get with vodka shots with beer chasers yoga. However, when the to-do list gets insanely long I start adding things that I’ve already done. Just so I can check them off. Because crossing off things on my to-do list rates right up there with licorice and Don Cheadle on my list of things I love.
Sometimes, I completely forget the point of a to-do list and just write a list of everything …READ MORE
I don’t wear a watch. I stopped wearing one in grade 6 when my mom shelled out serious (well, it was serious at the time) money for a Guess? watch that I had dramatically declared I could not live without. I distinctly remember telling my mom that. I would STOP BREATHING if I didn’t get the white, thin strapped watch with the glow in the dark hands. So my mom, wanting to ensure my survival on the planet (and enable my unhealthy dramatic nature) bought me the watch.
I had it exactly one week before I decided that there was …READ MORE
Secret Guilty Confession: You know those posts where people show off the contents of their handbag? I love those. Almost as much as I love Stephen Colletti after this weeks episode of The Hills (which had me singing like Sebastian the crab from The Little Mermaid “kiss the girl! kiss the girl!). Because I’m cool like that.
Hmm. I love how I just divulged my Colletti crush and THAT wasn’t my guilty confession.
As many of you know, I attended the wedding with the ice sculpture that required me to recite a sonnet last week. I have also recently figured …READ MORE
1. I will never be that super cool girl who hears good news regarding an ex-boyfriend and responds by saying things like ‘Awesome!’ or “Good for him!”. I will be that bitter, hostile woman who thinks “him? why him? why doesn’t he just go fall in a manhole and save the world from himself?”. And then I will drink heavily. Or, if it’s a school night, I will wrestle my blankets and mentally re-organize my closet.
2. “Parent Trap” was Lindsay Lohan’s best movie performance. And anyone who disagrees should be prepared to duel. To the death.
3. Sometimes I …READ MORE
I recently asked my class “what is beautiful?” here were some of my favourite responses:
- “trophies” – ” me when I’m being nice to new people and showing them things like where the bathroom is” – “sparkly earrings and swirly bracelets” – “the sun when it looks like a fire” – “a big bowl of popcorn that I don’t have to share” – “Luke Skywalker and how he always beats bad guys like Darth Vader because Darth Vader is bad and Luke is always gonna be good because he’s a good guy and he has the right light saber” …READ MORE