Friday, November 10, 2006

The problem with the pro/con list...

When I really cannot make a decision to save my life (why did I write that? I hate that phrase but whatever) Carrying on ... When I am having trouble making huge life decisions I sometimes resort to a pro/con list. You know, get it all down on paper, sort it out in black and white and turn it into simple math.

That is all well and good ... but really... dont you always know what you want to do... what path you are leaning towards ... and the reason you are resorting to the list it is because you actually know you should NOT make the decision you are leaning towards because it is the wrong decision. But for some reason you are inexplicably drawn to wrong choices. So then you start skewing the list to add up in favour of the wrong choice ...

Does anyone else do this?

I am doomed to make horrible life decisions. Doomed.

Maybe I'll try a fortune teller for the life decisions I need to make over the long weekend? Geez, look I just added another decision to my list.

Happy Long weekend.


Friday, November 03, 2006

An Entertaining Read

Running With Scissors.

You've probably seen the commercials for the movie. Annette Bening, Gwyneth Paltrow... I have a feeling I spelled that wrong... too lazy to check! Anyways, being the nerd I am, I usually prefer to read something before I see the movie... If you think your family is a little insane (aren't they all?), reading this book will make you thank your lucky stars that you have the family you have! Guaranteed to make them seem normal in comparison to this poor guy's family!

Another good read.

Little Children. I realize this is coming out as a movie now too. Kate Winslet I believe. I read it a really long time ago though and thought it was wonderful. I may have to take another peek at it before I see the movie.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

being NICE vs. being a WITCH

I keep finding myself in situations that test my niceness. It is proving to be a major flaw in my personality.

Does being 'nice' translate to other people as being vulnerable and gullible, therefore leaving myself open to all sorts of injustices and absurdities???

What makes this absolutely insufferable is how I often I think about whether or not I am being nice. As much as I may want to hang on to my pleasant persona and identity, so that I’m considered friendly and charming — IS IT WORTH IT? And can it be done keeping my pride in tact?

I read a quote or something somewhere recently that said that although it may be hard to live with the fact that one is a "witch", in the long run it saves you a lot of headache. I am feeling quite tempted to walk in these witchy footsteps and see what happens.

I just felt the prickle down my back alerting me to the peals of laughter from a few who know me and know that my personality wont allow for this change and that I'm all talk.... that makes me want to try it out all the more... =)