Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Friday! Amuse Yourselves

So, any plans this weekend? HUBS and I might be doing a double feature of X-Men: First Class and Super 8, but we haven't totally decided yet. Other than that I have an article to finish and a much needed hair appointment to attend. I know! I'm full of exciting times over here!

Until your weekend gets going full blast, enjoy some animal nonsense:

Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Expansion Is Awesome!


Look at me internet! I did something new and scary this week. Friends, I finally went to a networking event!

I know this may not sound like a big deal to many of you, but the idea of throwing myself into a room full of strangers and talking about myself is, horrifying? Alarming? Sweat-producing? Vomit-inducing? Yeah, all that and more, trust me.

I almost didn't go. The two previous nights I'd gone to bed past 2 a.m., so I was seriously sleep-deprived. I also needed a shower and was in an assy mood (because of the no sleep thing). But? But, I pulled myself together in a couple of hours and went anyway! Yes, dammit!

Every time I considered not going I felt really disappointed in myself. Which is a far cry from the other times I'd vaguely planned to go to a networking event and then crapped out on myself. Normally, I decide to stay home (sometimes for actual reasons, but mostly for chicken-shittery) and that's it. I ruminate over how I should have gone for about two minutes and then forget it.

This time, though, when I've been talking about EXPANSION this year and haven't actually done much of it, I could tell that I would really hold this not-going against myself. If I didn't go now, when the year is half over, I figured I never would. The very least I could do was go and see what happened, right? I figured if I got there and it was really an animalistic orgy I could always leave early.

Of course it wasn't that bad! It wasn't the most fun I'd ever had, or anything (due to the terror), but I didn't embarrass myself, either. So, Yay! Plus, I got some leads from a couple of the other networkers that could really help me out vis-a-vis more freelance work.

I'm planning, again and for real, to go to another event from a different networking group next Tuesday. I'll let you know how it turns out!

What was the last scary task you completed that you'd been meaning to do forever?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday Tipday: Sometimes A Dick Is Just A Dick, Yo


So, most of the heat over this Weiner thing has cooled off, but still. It is a messy, messy mess, isn't it? And now, apparently, he's seeking treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Which, if this instance tracks with other, recent, hobag-men-in-power-cheating scenarios, will likely be some form of sexual addiction.

On today's Tipday I'm going to ask that we remember the good ol' days. You know, it used to be that when people displayed dickish behavior, it just meant that they were a dick. You did bad, low, deceitful things because you were a scoundrel, scallywag, scamp, rapscallion and villain.

You didn't have some half-assed condition *, you just had a fucked up personality. Everyone knew it and respected it, and there were only two types of 'treatment' for it. You either decided to be a better human being and stuck to the difficulties of it, or you got shot, and that was that.

Can we please go back to the days when bastards had to take responsibility for being bastards without attaching themselves to the pity bait of having a 'condition' or 'illness'? After all, you can't grow if you constantly blame your fuck-ups on someone or something else, now can you?

*I don't doubt that sexual addiction is a real thing. I just doubt that every rich guy who sticks it where it don't belong and gets caught has said condition. The odds of them ALL having it seem pretty damn slim to me. You know?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Music Monday: Thank You! Really!

Oh yes! It's a lovely day, people! It's actually cool outside. HUBS and I haven't had to turn on the air since Friday. And today? It's like fall out there. I could wear long sleeves and not fly into a murderous rage before dying of heatstroke. Not murdering or dying is the way to live, my friends.

I hope you're all getting a break from the heat as well, and that you get a chance to enjoy the out-of-doors tonight!


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