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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

Image “an Exposition of Sleep come upon me.”

~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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Sometimes you can make your sister smile even when she’s really tired…

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BY SURPRISING HER AT THE FINISH LINE!

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Thought I was asleep, didn’t ya, Margaret?

🙂

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A Good Problem to Have.

Having too many influences/experiences/articles/beliefs/pictures/mistakes/opinions/music to blog about?

That’s a good problem to have.

But still, I need to sleep/eat/shower/socialize sometimes too!

🙂

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Turkey Trimmings

People I swear I go outside these days.  I do take showers (once a month is normal, right?), eat, sleep, hang out with others.  But yes, it is true that I also have been WAAAAAY into my blog lately.  No denying that.  Don’t be hatin’!  Anyways, so far I’ve had about 50 views from Turkey.  TURKEY!  Never been there.  But my brother and sister-in-law DID bring me this Pashmina scarf from there a few years ago (that’s what happens when your brother is a doctor and you are not).  Just wanted to share.

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Thanks to my Turkey viewers!  I hope you keep coming back!

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Being the only one in your pajamas?

 

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Been there.  And thanks for pointing that out, Lizey 🙂

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Both these girls are married and have children.  But this girl?  Still single!  Coincidence?  Yeah, right!

 

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Sometimes good (?) writers have to work a graveyard…

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(I’m still sleeping, Mom!)

I DO WHAT I WANT!

red wine and Ambien

~John Mayer

(I don’t drink wine or take Ambien, but I like the idea…)

Also, if you take medication or consume alcohol, YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T MIX THEM!

Readers:

1)  What are good reasons to stay up all (or part) of the night?

2)  What are BAD reasons?

Also, not everyone looks this cute

by a computer light glow at an obscene hour…

🙂

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She really puts the DYING in stuDYING, huh?

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By the way, skip ahead a few short years and this sleeping beauty wakes up, gets a makeover, and finds her prince!

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“C[reativ]ITY NEVER SLEEPS, BETTER SLIP YOU AN AMBIEN!”

When you are so inspired that you have a hard time sleeping, (particularly if you live in the booming metropolis of Provo, which is basically the same thing as New York) it might be time for a sedative.”

Lyrics here. 

#always consult your doctor first 🙂

#never share meds….

#inspiration can be inconvenient

#this song is a literary gem, teachers take note

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I don’t know which way this stream of consciousness is flowing…

“are you prepared to take a dive into the deep end of my head?”

It’s not bad anymore.  It’s not ugly (I believe in beauty, remember?)

IT’S JUST THAT THERE’S A WHOLE LOT IN THERE!   

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*thanks for helping me find the words, Mr. A-Z- you are looking particularly dashing here 🙂

*better too smart of a girl than not smart enough I suppose…

*never a dull moment, but possibly not enough sleep either…

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My Dream Job…

“I wish there was a career called “get 8 hrs of sleep a night, exercise everyday, do all your laundry and grocery shopping, pay all your bills and do all your errands, and hang out with friends and have fun” with benefits and paid vacation…”

*29 Facebook Likes and 8 Facebook Comments (but who’s counting?)

*don’t you just love how I perfectly and humorously capture the quarter-life angst of many 20-something Americans in 2013?  not bad if I do say so myself…

Core Beliefs:  Beauty, humor, expression, understanding, kindness

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Bruxism.

Yeah, I hadn’t heard of it either.  It’s just a fancy word for grinding your teeth.  My dentist says I grind, so I (should) wear these at night to help keep my pearly whites intact.   ImageI

I apologize for the immodesty, but I was alone in my room.  Plus you know my shoulders kinda make you hot and bothered.  #inappropriate  #couldbeworse

Core Beliefs:  Beauty (kinda a twist on this one), expression, humor

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