[Re-Plug] What I Do When I Don’t Know What to Do

I sometimes get frantic about what to post. “Oh, it’s been so long. I need to post something! Quick, find some good worksheets or effective mental health tips or something productive to share!!!” I was going to concoct something worth posting. Whether generated from my mind on the spot or inspired by something I found,Continue reading “[Re-Plug] What I Do When I Don’t Know What to Do”

What Do Drug Dealers, Corporate Professionals, and Aspiring Filmmakers Have in Common?

I marveled in “Sons of Anarchy”, and then later, “Breaking Bad”, how outlaws found themselves such great hookups. They had someone to talk to, someone to ask favors of, someone to get product from, or sell product to. Someone always knew a guy who knew a guy who could help them. It dawned on meContinue reading “What Do Drug Dealers, Corporate Professionals, and Aspiring Filmmakers Have in Common?”

Piece by Piece

I moved a few weeks ago, and it was quite the undertaking. Anyone who has ever moved (i.e. all of us), knows what a giant pain in-the-you-know-where it is. Seriously. Exhausting, time-consuming, expensive, and just plain annoying. I found unpacking for the second time in two years to be just as exciting as it wasContinue reading “Piece by Piece”

[Re-Plug] A Shot of Faith in The Dark is Worth Two in the Burning Bridge

I’m no good with metaphors and cliches, you might have learned. Whether it’s a shot of faith or a leap in the dark (which might have you drunkenly falling downstairs), I’m trying to convey that I’m taking new and exciting steps to follow my dreams. I’m back at writing, and I’m doing something risky–I’m pursuing itContinue reading “[Re-Plug] A Shot of Faith in The Dark is Worth Two in the Burning Bridge”

[Thoughts and Things] I Tend to Throw Pity Parties

But I’m not going to do that today. I tend to get too deep and philosophical about the force behind actions and consequences. I’m not going to do that today. I tend to wax poetic and nostalgic, focusing on all the wrong things because I don’t want to think about what’s right. I’m not gonnaContinue reading “[Thoughts and Things] I Tend to Throw Pity Parties”

[Re-Plug] Cleaning Up My Computer Files Makes Me Feel Like I Have My Life Together

My room is in total disarray. Dust collects on every surface. Forgotten items lie strewn about. Piles of things with no home mock me in corners. Laundry remains unwashed and unfolded (though the latter has always and forever been true since I haven’t folded my laundry in roughly a year anyway). I’m moving in a fewContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Cleaning Up My Computer Files Makes Me Feel Like I Have My Life Together”

[Re-Plug] Social Media: Why I Make Friends and Scroll Through NewsFeeds

I see a lot of backlash and hatred for social media and current technology. Frankly, I get sick of it. People want to bemoan this society for “always being on their phone” and “social media taking over their lives”, but the advancement of technology, including and especially mobile apps and social networking sites, can increase productivityContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Social Media: Why I Make Friends and Scroll Through NewsFeeds”

Cliches and Expressions I Continue to Enjoy (For Whatever Reason)

Previously, I wrote about dumb cliches that have no place in our modern vocabulary/are just annoying and pointless. In the spirit of “why not”, I decided to share some more oft-repeated, even cliche phrases that I do like. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it – I like crossing bridges. They are symbolic and usually placedContinue reading “Cliches and Expressions I Continue to Enjoy (For Whatever Reason)”

[Re-Plug] Interval Cleaning

I haven’t been the best about showing my “replugs” or even calling them that, like a good, consistent blogger. But that doesn’t mean I’m not getting stuff done or being productive, in some way. But back to form a little, here’s what I did: vacuumed my car out! Yay! It’s winter, and winter is messyContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Interval Cleaning”

You Don’t Mean That: Cliches, Phrases, and Expressions That Are Ineffective

This is a throwback to a post I made on my old iteration of this blog back in 2012 called “Popular Cliches and Why They Suck” on blogspot. I am re-doing it here with a nice and shiny 2016 upgrade. I think oftentimes, we use idiomatic, colloquial, informal language in conversation because it adds depthContinue reading “You Don’t Mean That: Cliches, Phrases, and Expressions That Are Ineffective”