Monthly Archives: February 2012

gotta love Dave !

Women are absolutely equal; they just can’t quite lift as much.
David Lee Roth Spin, March 1988

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Wow! I read the Twilight series and looked upon them as mere entertainment. This is why I blog. I learn so much from other people. I reblogged this post. Not sure if I agree with you on all points but your arguments are clear, educated and extremely well written. Thanks for the insight.

contradictory multitudes

I am uncertain of the wisdom of writing about the Twilight saga in any way but, like many of my other decisions, have decided to do it nonetheless.  Mostly because this article was linked to recently on Feministe and I kinda disagreed with bits of it and it got me thinking about why, which bits and how.  I have read all the Twilight books (including the unpublished manuscript for the Edward-point-of-view-version-of-the-first-book) and seen all the movies so far.  I also intend to go and see the next movie.  Why?  Allow me to explain…

My book reading and movie watching taste is varied.  I will read pretty much any kind of writing that comes my way.  This means that while I have read some excellent books I have also read several truly awful ones.  This does not bother me.  I don’t tend to decide the worth of a book prior to…

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Lent

a few years ago, my father attended Mass on Ash Wednesday. the priest’s homily was brief. standing before the congregation he said,”when deciding what to give up for Lent, look at the crucifix and contemplate what Christ gave up for you.

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BA Expat

Changing or improving your life doesn’t have to be a long, frustrating, drawn-out process. I’m always in search of the smallest changes that yield the biggest returns, and below is my collection of quick tips that can make your life easier, more fulfilling, or just less of a pain in the ass.

Try one or two of these and tell me how great they worked.

Sleeping at the desk

Zack’s Not-So-Secret List of Simple Ways to Increase Happiness, Productivity, or General Awesomeness

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While We're Paused!

Every writer has dealt with that massive, invisible beast that plants itself squarely on our desks, preferably in front of our computer screens, and leers at us in a mocking sort of way, just daring us to get anything accomplished.  Sometimes this beast teams up with Facebook or another soul-sucking website and we lose hours without knowing where they’ve gone.

And our story sits tragically abandoned.

There are lots of ways to get around writer’s block.  We all have our tried and true methods, so I  thought I’d contribute a couple of mine.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes (quite frequently, actually) I just need to get away from my work.  And I don’t mean Facebook away or even read-a-good-book away.  Those have their places (especially the latter).  But little treats that allow me the sense of escape can make all the difference when it’s…

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When I Have Time by Sara Rosso

If you’re new here, you should probably read my biography just to give you a better sense of who I am. In short: I do a lot of stuff. I’m curious. I love learning. I take risks. I speak my mind. I dare.

The risks I take are reinforced by a belief that I owe it to myself to at least try. I’ve always seen myself as a bit of a Jack of all trades, rather than an expert in one subject, but I’ve come to believe that’s a blessing rather than a curse. Releasing myself from the aim of being an expert or being perfect at something means that I have the complete and utter freedom to try. And fail. Hell yes, fail. Even often!

But trying, definitely.

I’ve spent a lot of time talking with (girl)friends about what’s next for them. I mentioned that I wanted to have…

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my husband is not my best friend

a friend of mine was having date night with her husband. i winced. “he’s my best friend!” she chirped. i held back the vomit rising in my throat. i have been blessed with a few good friends. so long have these friends been a part of my life that they are more like family. i will always be there for them and they will always be there for me. my husband is not one of them. he is the man i stood with at the altar. he is the man for whom i forsook all others. together we are “and the two shall become one flesh.” ready for a deeper relationship, we stopped dating and stood at the altar before God and humbly asked Divine Love to enter into our marriage union with us. my husband is not my best friend. he is my husband.

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live well and laugh often

a friend of mine died in a car accident in january. four customers of mine were killed in a car accident last week while vacationing in florida. received news this week that another friend’s brother was diagnosed with lung cancer and twenty-five brain tumors. the prognosis is bleak. while praying for the souls of the departed, while praying for comfort and mercy on behalf of their loved ones, while praying and praying and praying some more, it occurred to me…accept it. we are all leaving this great big beautiful place one day. live well, give much, laugh often and laugh hard!

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Doctor Quack

When I turned twenty, I was under the impression that life was going to be a party for the next ten years. I was sorely mistaken. You see… I was warned about a couple things: my metabolism will decrease, I’ll get fatter, academic work will get harder, I’ll have to pay taxes; but there are a lot of things no one warned me about.

So I have written this list, projecting my personal experiences onto my fellow twenty-something friends and colleagues who are themselves possibly struggling with the same things I struggle with in this deeply confusing decade we call our twenties.

1. Twenties are the new teens.

People in their thirties often tell me that the thirties are the new twenties, so what does that make us? Well, unfortunately, as if we didn’t already suffer enough in the confusing and disorienting teenage years, we have to do it all…

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50 is the new 3…

50 is the new 30 or so they say. I sure hope not! 50 has been quite an awesome year so far. Life seems to get better and better as the years go by. I am truly grateful.

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February 17, 2012 · 7:40 pm