Liars and other Pet Peeves

I don’t anger easily.  So when I do, it is because someone did something really stupid.  There’s a little saying: Anger tells us when we have been betrayed-either by ourselves or by someone else.  Anger is our friend, like our gut.  Both send a strong signal; it’s up to us if and how we react….

New Vocabulary / Slang

Urban Dictionary is a source of endless enlightenment. Here is a grammatically insane selection of terms you may or may not want to drop in your weekend dialogues. The examples used are my personal contributions. JetBlue Balls: When you fly somewhere for a girl and get rejected. Ex: When I was 19, I met a…

Never Trust A Woman Who Has No Girlfriends

In 2008, I posted a piece called “Never Marry a Man Who Has No Friends“, which remains one of my top posts here on WordPress. Now, I’d like to follow up with a post about girl-friendless women. At some point in a woman’s life, she learns that friendships with her girl friends are a saving…

Dear Jimmy Kimmel,

After you went mainstream, I assumed you would have to kiss certain asses. (see: Perez Hilton, Obama, etc.)  It happens to the best of them, not just in Hollywood, but even in everyday places like the office.  I’ve seen carefree office mates go very pc once they worked up in the ranks. But not you….

Is There Ever a ‘Good Time’ to Do These Things?

I stepped out for a breath of fresh air and encountered five ladies crammed into the smoker’s booth, catching a nicotine buzz before returning to their duty station.  The women were discussing how the United States is ‘in trouble.’  There’s the price hikes for groceries and gas, the absence of salary raises, and of course,…

Shit Guys Say

One of the accounts I follow on Twitter is ShitGirlsSay, which is pretty darn funny. Stereotyping, yes, but accurate.   And it made me think, hey what about the gentlemen?  What kind of cliches’ come out of their mouth?  So I thought about it… Is that the 3G or 4G? Check out those wheels No, I…

Positive Force DC

If you live in or near Washington DC, and would like to be a part of something bigger than yourself, check out Positive Force DC. Positive Force DC is an activist collective seeking radical social change, personal growth, and youth empowerment. We organize benefit and free concerts, art shows, film screenings, protests, and educational events…

Retro revival

In August 2008, I posted a blog titled “Never Marry a Man who has No Friends”. It went over pretty well. Readers either completely agreed, or got defensive on me in the comments. One commentator by the name of ‘ballsdanglin’ said:  this was wriiten by a broad or a homosexual! A wise reader named Ihatebernbrochu commented:…

Big Ups to Myself!

You!  You are not bad at all, ya know that? The “Top Ten Creepiest Places in the USA”  piece I wrote last year is even better the second time.

No love for online

I haven’t blogged much for a while, and that is because it is online. To post something would mean another 30 minutes of sitting still and staring at a rectangular screen.  Staring at the box.  Sorry, 9 hours a day chained to a desk is enough, thank you.  Maybe the computer would still seem fun if…

Running Out of Time (to spend eff’ing off)

I have ADD.  If you don’t believe in that, more power to you.  Of course, it is over-diagnosed and over-sensationalized.  ADD is not an excuse to act like an a$$.   It is possible to get a grip over things like interrupting people when they are talking, even unmedicated.    Just be quiet and wait for silence….

Shut up. Stop. Move Forward

I used to blog for attention, aka “for readers. “   I logged on obsessively throughout the day, check my stats, check for comments, advertise.   Then I realized the pressure put a damper over my writer’s spirit.  I was writing for the wrong reasons.    After a hiatus, I remembered how much I missed writing, and subsequently…