How to Get Off Your Butt and Do Something

I kinda hate the saying “It is what it is.” I think people say it sometimes when they don’t want to deal with a situation, and not because the circumstances or outcome are truly out of their control. That’s why I love the serenity prayer. It encapsulates the whole gamut of things we can do… Continue reading How to Get Off Your Butt and Do Something

Why I’m not on Facebook

When I tell someone that I deactivated my Facebook account, I usually receive one of the following responses: horror that I willingly choose to cut myself off from the world, justification for why the person to whom I’m speaking can’t possibly deactivate his/hers, or praise for not getting sucked in. I haven’t been on it… Continue reading Why I’m not on Facebook

Why I Refuse to Call Someone a Pussy

If you’ve ever used the Internet, you’ve probably come across this oft-misquoted saying: “Why do people say ‘grow some balls’? Balls are weak and sensitive! If you really wanna get tough, grow a vagina. Those things take a pounding.” (Props to Sheng Wang, and not Betty White, for actually coming up with the joke.) After… Continue reading Why I Refuse to Call Someone a Pussy