My online therapist and I have been talking about vulnerability. Ughhhhhhhh DO WE HAAAAAVE TO? He sent me a TED Talk to check out. It’s a talk I’d seen before, but hadn’t given a ton of thought to. Brené, the speaker, suggests that selective numbing just ain’t a thing; you have to feel everything to feel anything. … More Vulnerability and Faking It
My advice to everyone: learn to automatically append “Your Mileage May Vary” to every piece of advice you’re given. Even this. Every time you hear a piece of advice, think it: “Your Mileage May Vary”. Just because the advice was shared with you doesn’t mean you have to take it or that you’re even expected to. … More YMMV: Four Letters to Make Advice More Meaningful
I thought it was about time to talk about Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m not citing any sources because honestly, other people have researched this so much better than I ever could. Spoiler alert? If you think Fifty Shades is bad because it includes BDSM (or premarital sex) at all, you should probably just shuffle … More Why we should be kind to readers of Fifty Shades
So Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is an app that exists (here on Google Play, as well). The premise of the game is that you are new to Hollywood and by meeting Kim Kardashian, you are suddenly welcome to a world of gaming the players to instantly become famous. Naturally. You work at a clothing store, and … More What I Learned About Getting Famous from the Kim Kardashian App
I don’t do sleeveless. For me, it’s about picking my battles. I can deal with a certain number of snarky comments about my body per day. Short shorts and sleeveless tops always take it over the line. I’ve heard too many heartless words about the appearance of upper arm fat to tempt that sort of … More The Sleeveless Question
So yes, I heckled some abortion protesters today. Their signs were just so stupid. In front of the parade of them were women carrying signs “I regret my abortion.” I’m genuinely sorry that you had to experience that situation and regret, but why should that make me want to outlaw abortion? The fact that YOU … More Heckling
I don’t like a LOT of foods. I don’t know why I’m a picky eater. I just am. And it makes cooking flipping complicated. I dislike so many things, almost every recipe I come across has something in it I refuse to eat. Let’s take a look, shall we?
I was raised a skeptic. Anything worth looking at was worth looking at with one eyebrow raised. Why take anything at face value when you can rip it apart to expose its bleeding innards for all the world to see? Why believe anything when there’s so much you could question, mock or eyeroll about? So … More What I Keep Waiting On
I don’t know why I care so much. Whenever I meet someone, I must know within a few moments a short list of important personality and lifestyle features; their preferred gender, their relative age, a general category for their sense of humor and a vague impression of their sexual orientation. While I’m a staunch postmodernist, … More But I Want to Know!
My latest obsession? “My Fair Wedding” with David Tutera. For those not familiar with the show, here’s a synopsis: famous wedding planner David Tutera shows up at a couple’s house and uncomfortably listens as the bride explains the random concept for her wedding and shows off the bargain party store accessories she’s purchased for her … More My Fair Wedding, Unfair