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As a general rule, Black Friday brings out the worst in human nature.

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As a general rule, Black Friday brings out the worst in human nature:  Greed, violence, consumerism (NOT capitalism), lust, wastefulness, lack of sleep (but who am I to talk at this obscene hour? 🙂 ), excessive and pointless competition, and a bunch of other bad stuff.  Pride is the root of all of it I think.

“Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy.”

2nd Nephi 9:51

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Black Friday Violence

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If you shop on Black Friday, you are part of the problem.

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Alrighty folks, it’s waaaaay too late (or too early!).  But in my defense, sometimes good (?) writers have to work a graveyard, right (click here for a full explanation) ? 🙂

Might be time for a sedative (click here for a full explanation).  But they’re prescribed, and I use them wisely!

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BYE!

PS.  Don’t shop on Black Friday, please.  Thanks.

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Writing’s sweet as frosting,

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but it’s also quite exhausting!

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So I am just looooving this chance that I have to write.  To express myself and to say things that are valuable and can speak to others.  It’s a gift to have the means, the skills, and the freedom to create as I do.  Often times during the day I am inspired and think of things to write about!  I have to keep it tucked in my mind (or in my notebook) til I can finally get to it.  And I do get to it 🙂  So yes, I love the opportunity to write.

But it takes its toll, too!  Inspiration is often inconvenient.  Like often the best ideas come at really inopportune times (like in the middle of the night).  It’s something many artists deal with.  John Mayer, Natasha Bedingfield, and Taylor Swift to drop some big names.  And it takes energy.  Mental, emotional, physical energy.  Don’t get me wrong, I ain’t complaining!  Not in the least.  Just expressing that truly committing oneself to one’s chosen art form can be pretty tiring.

Writing’s sweet as frosting,

but it’s also quite exhausting!

🙂

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Decent hair, or decent sleep?

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I’m always having to choose between

decent hair and a good night’s sleep.”

~Lily Owen from The Secret Life of Bees.

AMEN A MILLION TIMES!

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Don’t give me crap ’bout takin’ a nap!

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Napping is an interesting subject.  What was once considered a necessary, routine, and even desirable part of our childhood became looked down upon, and even villified, as we got older.  Allow me to expound a bit further:

I once had a friend (I’ll call her Laura) who’s boyfriend’s mom would scold her when she found out that Laura had taken a nap in the middle of the day.  Um, that’s seriously dumb if you ask me.  Listen, I know we should try our best to get enough sleep at night so as to eliminate the need for naps.  But lezbehonest, LIFE HAPPENS!

Screen shot 2013-10-25 at 9.03.34 PMIf I need a nap, I’m gonna take a nap!

And I’m not gonna apologize for it!

And I’m certainly not gonna feel guilty!

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Sure, there are people who abuse this.  I am certainly not suggesting that we stay up late every night doing who knows what, then consistently crash the next day.  That’s not how our bodies work;

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Circadian rhythm is a delicate balance.

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But seriously, a nap when we need it is nothin’ to be ashamed of!

Now sleeping on the job?  That’s not acceptable, of course.  And sleeping ‘cuz you’re hung over?!  NO WAY!

   But still, with a few notable exceptions,

I proudly claim my right to take a nap. 

And you darn well better not give me crap!

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“Do what you want!  When you want!”

    Thanks, John.  I will.

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🙂

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“Do I have to fall asleep with roses in my hand?”

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~John Mayer

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I Have

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~William Shakespeare (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”)

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If you are unkind to other people…

I won’t hate you,

but I DEFINITELY won’t date you.  

Read more here about why being kind is so important to me.

“Kindness begins with me.”

Go listen to Natasha’s song that I mentioned (I have done my own version and might include it some day)

Then rejuvenate your cells with some nice shut-eye (SLEEP!).

“Stay safe tonight…”

🙂

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