1. Excuse me, did you just say moreover during our out-loud conversation? I don’t think I can talk to you anymore. Either you’re too smart for me, or you’re trying to be.
2. There are a lot of really good days/nights that happen, but sometimes there are really fantastic days. The days that make you think to yourself, “Was that the best day of my life?” and then you think about it for awhile and come to the conclusion that it probably was and then you fall asleep ’cause you are really freaking tired after such a day.
3. The next time a parent/relative/friend/stranger makes you feel that you’re not contributing much to society, write a really bad short story, or draw a picture on some cement somewhere with sidewalk chalk, or save a baby bird that fell from its nest, or perform CPR on a person you just pulled from a swimming pool, or smile at a stranger you walk past on the street.
4. You know you need to go to the grocery store when you’re eating watery oatmeal for breakfast. Or dinner.
5. If you’re aware that the thing you’re waiting for is never going to happen, but you keep waiting anyway, well, you’re probably insane. But, while you’re waiting, for whatever it is, you could take up knitting or some other useful activity to fill up all that time you’re wasting. You could start a blog!
6. Lesson of the week: Flip flops are poor walking shoes.
7. Umbrellas are for the weak. I’m looking at you, city-folk.
8. I think the most useful thing about going to grad school is being able to say to people you meet, “Hey, yeah, I went to grad school.”
9. You may not be treating them like a real person — like they have thoughts and dreams and emotions — and that’s not going to end well, if anything even begins at all.
10. I feel like when people say, “Just be yourself!” What they are really saying, or what they should be saying, is “Don’t act like someone you’re not.” It’s not be yourself don’t be nervous, it’s be who you are.