1. I stopped drinking. Wanna stop drinking? Watch the movie There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane, think to yourself “I could see myself driving drunk with kids in the car,” get so freaked out that you never drink again. That’s how I did it!
2. I read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and it rules so hard I can legitimately say it changed my life
3. I started to finally believe I am awesome and now my life rules
4. Started enjoying eating healthier—it rules now
5. Got to work with some awesome writers and actors at UCB and that ruled
6. For REAL stopped caring what other people think and that REALLY rules
The point is it ruled.
I think resolutions are kinda silly. They’re just a way of saying you’re aware of something you or others think you “should” do-and this awareness is so diffuse and global as to be impractical in helping you figure out concrete steps to take (“I’m going to lose weight.” Um ok but I NEED STEPS). They just seem designed to fail for that reason. I think if something is important to you, you’ll do it TODAY in a manageable way or a small chunk and you’ll be successful because it was concrete and meaningful to you. This is just how I feel about resolutions; maybe other people are different and find them helpful. KUDOZ.
There was a time in my life when I was a size 6 with very long compensatory body hair that grew to maintain heat and I ate12 apples in a row as a meal so I think I’m doing pretty fucking well right now. HAPPY NEW YEAR HUMANS
“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.”—Hillary Clinton (via ceedling)
Ridiculous that people are still talking about the Daniel Tosh thing in terms of hecklers vs comedians.
The people who are saying that “hecklers deserve what they get” don’t understand that feeling a lady has when she is cruising along in a room full of enlightened dudes, “fellow humans,” and then all of a sudden, one of these “good dudes” let’s his mask drop and REVEALS himself to be kind of a monster who is laughing at the idea of the bald humiliation and overpowering of another human. Most men don’t know the feeling a lady has when she realizes, all of a sudden, that she is not among friends. This idea of it being a “real threat” or not is moot. It’s about knocking a person down a peg in a scary, dehumanizing way.
Sorry, I’ve just been thinking about this for a while and I just know for a fact that America’s top minds wondered how I felt about it.
I was watching a Lifetime movie with my mom (I was like 13) and that woman who plays the mom in Poltergeist was in it. JoBeth Williams! That was her name. So JoBeth Williams starts hitting on a married man, even though she’s the main character, who I subconsciously knew I was supposed to like and root for, so I was confused (I was 13 and didn’t understand complexity). So she sleeps with him. Still confused, I asked my mom in that naive, innocent kid way, “Why did she do that?”
My mom looked exasperated and said, “Kathy, sex feels good.”
SEX FEELS GOOD.
She like, didn’t have the time or patience to sugarcoat it, or worry about it’s implications for an impressionable young person. She was too annoyed to say anything but the bald truth.