Monthly Archives: October 2012

Snarky Snark Snarkster

My ex-husband used to call me the Snarkboat Captain.  I have to tell you, if you were to question him now, he’d tell you that it wasn’t so much that I was a grumpy person, but a master at the helm when it came to biting commentary on all things irritating that made the snark ship sail. If you’re not familiar with the word snarky, let me give you a sampling of Websters synonyms so you’ll get the gist: cranky, […]

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Motivational Motivation

Finding myself RIDICULOUSLY tired today, mostly because I’m in the middle of “Tech Week” for the musical I’m in, and it is exhausting — I decided to spend some time meandering the internet for motivational quotes.  This quest didn’t so much push-me-forward as glue-me-to-my-chair, questioning what people have said, in the name of motivation. Here some examples of what was served up, but kept me down (at least, in my chair) today: “Motivation is simple.  You eliminate those who are […]

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Teachers… teach.

“The difference between school and life?  In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test.  In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”  That little bit of wisdom comes from American Author Tom Bodett, a name you likely know from the famous Motel 6 campaign, whose adlibbed tagline was “We’ll leave the light on for you.” This past weekend, I attended a memorial service for two teachers, one whose influence is still a part of […]

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DMV: Department of Multiple Virtues

Yesterday, I spent the day at the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Nearly four hours of my life, waiting, that I will never get back.  It doesn’t even matter if I tell you which state-level government office I went to, as they are all pretty much the same.  Non-descript, concrete block buildings where, appointment or not, you wait.  And wait.  And wait some more. If you find yourself lacking for some light entertainment in the days to come, or you just […]

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