Archives for February 2015

I Skipped the Oscars and Patricia Arquette was WRONG.

(I should state that these opinions are my own. They are not a reflection of anyone that I know who works in Hollywood. Wouldn’t want any of you to get flack for my opinions.) I didn’t watch the Oscars this year. And I’m happy I didn’t. I did catch John Legend and Common’s performance. And I did see Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews. But it’s hard to watch a show you just can’t really support anymore. In recent years, I stopped watching fashion coverage. While I liked seeing what people wore- I do love fashion. The coverage was ridiculous- the…

Why I gave up on #100happydays and it’s okay.

Last year, I attempted to do #100happydays. It’s a thing where you post a picture of something that made you happy once a day for 100 days. The idea is that by the end of the 100 days, you’ll be looking for the happy moments, rather than focusing on the negativity. I stopped posting after 30 days or so last year. So I tried it again this year… and lost steam at about the same point, too. But this year I realized why I’d stopped taking pictures. It wasn’t that I didn’t find things to be happy about. On the…

#RunDisney registration! Surprisingly stressful.

I am a veteran of comic cons. While I stopped going to San Diego Comic-Con, I remember registration days. I know how frustrating that is… And yet, RunDisney registration days terrify me. Mostly because these days, the races sell out quickly. Today’s registration day for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, and I managed to get us signed up – but this was what it was like. 1. Load the Registration Page a half an hour early so that I can hit refresh right at 9am. 2. Have TheBoy’s last finish time handy, because they ask for proof of time for…

Learning to take a compliment.

I admit, I’m terrible about taking compliments. I think at our core, we’re all still who we were in high school. And in high school I felt invisible. I was afraid to make a move on anyone I was interested in (after I tried once my freshman year, and he told me he thought of me like a kid sister – he was as kind as you can be in that situation), and watched them date girls who didn’t look as young as I did. Who had breasts. Who were tall. Who were white. I wore a mask of confidence.…

#WomensLives, Revenge Porn and Closure

If you follow me on social media, you probably saw me post using the hashtag #WomensLives this week. BlogHer and SheKnows have partnered with PRI for the #WomensLives news incubator. It’s a non-profit effort to make sure that stories are seen, because only 24% of news stories are about women, and only 6% of stories highlight gender in/equality. (Nobody is getting paid for this – not SheKnows, and not me. We’re all involved because it’s the right thing to do) When I was asked if I was interested – I immediately said yes. Because anyone who spends more that an…