What I Do, Fun-wise: The internet is my playground. (Thank you, Al Gore.) I spend a lot of time on it, blogging, reading news/gossip sites, chatting with people, what-have-you. I also make a lot of unnecessary trips to Target. Not sure if that counts as fun, but it seems to take up a lot of my time... And I foster dogs for a rescue organization (RED Collar Rescue).
My Motto: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Suess, 'The Lorax'
My Anti-Motto: It is what it is.
The First Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Michael Jackson or Boy George. Not sure which came first.
My "celebs to make out with" list: Keanu Reeves, Kal Penn, James McAvoy, Gale Harold, Jacoby Shaddix (sorry to Jacoby's wife!)
The Last Song Played On My iTunes: "Devil" by Say Hi
Weekends and other shifts that the rest of the staff have deemed "undesirable."
Gawker - Today's gossip is tomorrow's news.
DListed - Celeb gossip by the wicked Michael K.
Passive Aggressive Notes - Self explanatory
Jezebel - Celebrity, sex, fashion for women. Without airbrushing.
XOJane - Remember Sassy magazine? This is the brainchild of the editor.
Dictionary.com - Because there, their, and they're are really, really tricky. Apparently.
I so needed this. I can be a little, um... brash. Brash but loveable? HAHAHA. Here are five ways you're making people hate you. Oopsie.
#1.) You stay quiet when you should say something. If you let a text, an email, or a Facebook post go by without responding... even when no response is required... you might be offending someone.
--People just don't like to be ignored. When they don't get a reaction, it's like you're telling them they don't matter.
#2.) You accidentally remind people how you're better than them. Like when you tell a funny story about a drunken hookup... to a single parent who hasn't been on a date in years. It doesn't matter that you didn't mean it that way. They'll still resent you.
#3.) You don't realize you owe someone. This one might not be your fault. Sometimes people THINK they've done a lot more for you than they really have. But they'll still be angry when you don't repay the favors.
--You hear this one a lot after a relationship ends. Both people think they did more for their ex than their ex ever did for them. I've had this happen. When I was told "He says you trashed the apartment before you took your stuff and left!", I was glad I had a copy of the email where I asked about coordinating the clean-up effort and was told that he had it. SO THERE.
#4.) You waste people's time. This one's tough too, because when someone's too busy to help you with something, they might not TELL you... since they don't want to SOUND like they're more important than you.
--But at the same time, they feel helpless because you're piling on more work for them.
#5.) You don't realize you have an unfair advantage. When different minorities talk about equal rights, sooner or later, you hear someone else say, "I don't hate anyone... I just don't want anyone to get SPECIAL TREATMENT." Lookin' at you, men and fellow white people.