Thursday, February 24, 2011


One of the worst unintended consequences of modern technology is that you can no longer tell whether or not people talking to themselves are crazy, thanks to cellphones and Bluetooth headsets.  I personally find this deeply unsettling, particularly when I find myself forced to use public transit.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Right about the year my grandmother got her own cellphone, I realized that, in today's world, when someone is difficult to reach, it's by choice.  Now, I'm just waiting for everyone else to make that realization.  "I didn't get your message," "My machine is broken," and "I meant to call you back," are all euphemisms for "I didn't feel like talking to you."  And it isn't anything to get upset about, either.  Today's constant connectivity is exhausting, and it's perfectly natural for people to spend their energies selectively.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

35.) You will attract who you deserve. If you don’t like who you are getting, change yourself.  If you can’t change yourself, get a reality check.

Sort of a Tough Love version of "you have to love yourself before you can love someone else."

Source: "Advice for women turning 30" by Penelope Trunk, February 17th, 2011.

Monday, February 14, 2011

34.) Life doesn't amount to much without someone to spend it with.

...and it helps if you get to spend it with your best friend.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Of course, sometimes there's a case of chocolate and peanut butter, and romance and science fiction combine.  Then, everyone's happy.

Friday, February 11, 2011

33.) Old movies are worth watching, too.

Written with old B-movies in mind, but especially relevant to Valentine's weekend.  After all, everyone knows all of the best romance movies are in black and white.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Can we all just agree that when a person dies, their computers should immediately and irretrievably be destroy without being examined? No one wants their family browsing their browser history or hidden folders after they're dead.  Hell, they don't even really want their family to clean out those boxes under their bed, but that one's unavoidable.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I seriously think that the world is better place since the invention of the MP3 player.  Everyone is just so mellow when their life has a soundtrack.