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Thursday, November 28, 2013

How Cliché

(This was written yesterday, but I didn't have a chance to post it, so it's a day late.)

Oh, dictionary.com, really?

Has anyone seen today's word of the day from dictionary.com? I used to think that the word was automatically generated, hence many of the words weren't particularly difficult.

But today's word put that to rest, and one of the employees of dictionary.com had him or herself a laugh.

Today's word is "gelt."

Eye roll anyone? 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Having a Rebbi/Mentor

I'm very curious to hear people's thoughts on this.

Do you think that a person needs a rebbi/mentor, always? Regardless of age, knowledge, wisdom, etc., is it possible that a person can reach a stage where he/she doesn't need someone to go to with questions or a piece of advice? 

I'll write a follow-up post, I hope, with my opinion, but I'd like to hear your thoughts first?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Spilled Coke

Yup, it's true. I almost cried over spilled Coke. Uh, the drink, of course.

It's one thing to spill Coke on the kitchen table. That's annoying, and ends with the spiller calling him or herself a klutz or something of the sort.

It's another thing when you spill Coke with more than $3,000 of electronics (and a book, even worse, I know) on the table. Oops. For some reason, the word "annoying" just doesn't seem appropriate.

Thank goodness they all survived intact and I can get away with merely calling myself a klutz.

A rather important piece of paper for work is now Coke-logged, but if it's irreparably damaged, I can always call the client and spend 3 hours recreating it :-)

Disaster averted. On with the day!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thought of the Day

My sister shared this with me and I thought it was really beautiful. So, I thought I'd share. “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” ~ W. Clement Stone


Now I need to learn to live my life this way.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Oh Brain, Where Art Thou?

Do you ever wonder if you have ADD? I mean no offense to those who do, nor do I mean to mitigate the seriousness of the disorder. But does anyone have those moments?

This morning I left my house and started my day, only to realize that the familiar weight of my wallet in my back pocket wasn't there. After a minute of wondering how that had happened, and checking my pockets, I went back home to begin the search of my nightstand. My wallet is always in the same place, so that it wasn't there was disconcerting to say the least. So I expanded my search to the surrounding area.

After 3 minutes of searching, I realized that there was an unfamiliar weight in one of my side pockets, the only one I hadn't checked in my initial cursory search.... of course.

There it was. Sitting prettily and innocently.

Sigh... Sometimes I wonder...

On with the day!

Monday, November 11, 2013

God is Watching

So, long story short, my sister asked me to help her with an article that she had to write for her seminary newspaper. She needed a story to accompany her thought and after wracking my brain for a few minutes, I recalled the following song and its story.

A beautiful song, and hard-to-believe true story.

God is watching, always.



I'm not sniffling, I have a cold!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Textastrophe

I realized something a few months ago, while going out with a girl. I felt that because I had texted a girl so frequently, our relationship was weakening.

It turns out, according to a recently published study, that there's something to that. Of course, for every 10,000 studies published, only 3 of them have a semblance of truth (those are my numbers), but hey, if a study backs me up, I'll take it!

"When it came to the number of messages, however, men who texted more often in general reported lower relationship quality than those who didn't ping their significant others as frequently."1

The next sentence mitigates my theory with "[t]he researchers can only speculate about why..."

I decided as the relationship was waning, and on its way to the point where I would end things, that in the future, I would limit to the extreme how frequently I texted.

It's very tempting to be in constant communication with someone you're interested in and want to build a relationship with, but I believe that texting isn't the way to do it. Topics of conversation that should be had in person make their way into text conversations. Feelings that should only be expressed (until marriage anyway) in person, should not be said digitally.

For once, it appears, I might know what I'm talking about.

1 Study