Archive - 2013

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Annoying Ads
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Vote ’em out!
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Quit yer crying
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Reactions to Short Skirt Long Jacket
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Get me or don’t
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Buchanan: House Republicans Should Destroy America
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Reporter loses his cool when confronted with GOP stupidity
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▶ Soft baby goat love pile at Adamah Farm – YouTube
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❤ 7 years and no itch ❤
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Just Say No

Annoying Ads

I understand the psychology behind annoying TV/radio/internet commercials. And, yes, I might REMEMBER the name of a product/service based on such an advertising strategy. However, under no circumstances will I spend money on something if I am annoyed or in any way offended by its advertising.

Since annoying and offensive commercials have been on the rise over the past few decades, I can only conclude that I am not the typical consumer and that I fall outside of any relevant demographic.

 

Quit yer crying

If you have the money, you can pay someone else to do it for you.

If you don’t have the money, you can do it for yourself.

If you don’t have the money and you don’t know how to do it, you have one of the following options:

  • figure it out intuitively and then do it for yourself
  • take the time/energy to educate yourself and then do it for yourself
  • trade a favor or a skill you do have with someone else who can do it for you
  • wring your hands, bitch and moan, and basically act like an ineffectual little crybaby with no power over your own attitude

 

It’s your choice.

What am I talking about?  EVERYTHING.

Get me or don’t

I totally get Fiona Apple.

Why?

Because she is misunderstood by many people, and I can relate to that.

Fiona has been accused many times of being sullen, unstable, overly sensitive, melodramatic, etc. She is none of those things. Yes, she is sensitive (due to her inherent nature, the cruel treatment she endured in grade school, and having been raped at age 11)…. but she is not TOO sensitive and her feelings are not unjustifiable. And on top of that, there’s nothing wrong with being a sensitive person.

If Fiona is anything, she’s HONEST. She is the most honest person perhaps ever to walk this earth.  She’s direct and doesn’t do small talk.  Basically, if she has nothing to say, she says nothing.  She doesn’t talk or write unless she has a reason. Honest, true to herself, no bullshit…. and that makes people very uncomfortable. But that’s on them, not her.

I have been accused many times of being angry, mean-spirited, overly sensitive, too outspoken, etc. I am none of those things. Yes, I am sensitive (due to my inherent nature and my upbringing)…. but I am not TOO sensitive and on the rare occasion that my feelings are unjustifiable, I own it. And on top of that, there’s nothing wrong with being outspoken.

If I am anything, I am particular. And I am direct. I have strong opinions and I like to make them known. I rant. I employ hyperbole at times as a vehicle for making my point. And I have a low irritation threshold. But I am very rarely angry and I certainly don’t hate anyone (other than maybe people who torture animals). I try to be honest and true to myself… and when I bullshit, I freely admit it. I deeply appreciate the people who understand and appreciate me because I think most don’t.  And because they don’t, they feel uncomfortable. But that’s on them, not me.

Just Say No

If someone asks you for a favor and you have no plans to fulfill that request, tell that person NO.  Be honest about your intentions.  Do not ignore the plea. Do not keep him/her hanging.  That’s just RUDE.

Speaking directly may seem harsh, but it is the more emotionally healthy option.  For everyone involved.

Again, if you do not want to do something that someone asked you to do, just say no.  At least then the person requesting the favor knows where you stand and can move on.

 

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