You know that phrase “everything you need to know about life can be learned….” I’m a big fan of the answer “kindergarten” Are you lonely and in need of a smile? Try sitting in a field of flowers and imagine the singing flowers from Alice in Wonderland (old Disney, not new Disney). Or coloring. Or… Continue reading Manners: Kindergarten
I can’t believe this is still a thing. I can’t believe there are still so damn many men who can’t get why #NotAllMen IS a problem. Here’s the thing, women know not every man is dangerous. Women know that not every man is a rapist (intentionally or not is different post). Women know that there are… Continue reading Manners: NotAllMen
This occurred to me only recently, but it is too true: If you have to use “if” to qualify something, it’s probably bad. IF gets used to cover up an insult or negative feedback instead of just having the spine to stand up to your own comment. Look at these examples: If this had more… Continue reading Manners: Is “if” a bad word?
Netflix relatively recently changed from a 5-star rating skill to “thumbs up” and “thumbs down.” I hate it. And yes, I do mean “active dislike and will try to get this changed somehow” level of negative emotion. I can’t stand polar rating systems. I know, this is a level of nerd – hating something so inane… Continue reading Review: Rating System(s)
Today is Easter. A notable Christian holiday. The important Christian holiday. I will hear a lot of “Hallelujah” and “blessings” today – both digitally on Facebook and from live people. I don’t talk a lot about my faith. It is highly personal to me. I also have studied history – and I love church history.… Continue reading Manners: Blessings
After posting about bumper stickers here, I had a few conversations about bumper stickers – and realized something I hadn’t thought about before. I hate the “Baby on Board” stickers/posters/things on cars. Not because they are unreasonable, but because they are considered “necessary” for new parents to protect their child. Let that sink in for… Continue reading Manners: A specific bumper sticker
This is actually based on a conversation I had with a colleague, but it is something that flits through my life very regularly. Some of this is because I have never been the person to naturally accrue either one. There are people who do (I have known some of them for years and watched, it’s… Continue reading Manners: Personal v. Positional Authority