Why The Polar Vortex Makes Me Hate People

This winter has put me in a pretty foul mood. I’m not angry that it’s snowing in North Carolina, I’m not pissed that I now have to schedule makeup school days for my students because of snow days. I’m not even mad that every morning I have to run to my car in a slinky…

The Worst Compliment

Ladies and Gentlemen, There is such a thing as a horrible compliment. Maybe you’ve received one before- “I love your new shirt, SO much better than the garb you normally wear” or “your face looks so chubby in your old pictures, you look great now!” I’ve received both “compliments” and neither quite gave me the…

My Internet Is Getting Cocky

My experiences with the interweb this past week: I was just doing my part as an American citizen and answering online census questions. It took 30 minutes out of my day, but I was happy to oblige, Uncle Sam. Also, the three warning letters to “TAKE YOUR CENSUS” scared me. And what do you do…

Christmas Eve Throwdown in the Chapel

A few posts ago I mentioned that I have a habit of getting involved in disputes with strangers. I am fully aware of this and it’s something that I kinda sorta maybe sometimes try not to do. But let me assure you, the fight I got into at the Christmas Eve church service I went…

I Think You Dropped Something

A few years ago on a warm summer night, I headed to a frozen yogurt shop in Tampa to do two of my favorite things: stuff my face with froyo and people watch. I’ve lived all the way from the Florida Keys to California and I must say, Floridians are some of the most interesting…

Rude Awakening

At 4am this morning I was rudely awakened by someone punching me in the jugular. That someone was me, assisted by my right fist. You know that stage of sleep where you are not quite awake and not quite asleep, where you often startle yourself completely awake? Well my “startling awake” was more of a…

Girls are Terrible

Over the course of our lives, we are constantly evolving both physically and mentally. I have always been amazed at the process that takes place in the early stages of childhood development up through adulthood, and how the brain grows and learns. Amidst all of these ¬†incredible changes, one thing seems to remain the same:…

Angry People in the Workplace

There are some people in life that are miserable, and are therefore miserable people to be around. Being the sociology/psychology freak that I am, I find it really interesting to track these unhappy people to see if there is a connection between their moods and their places of employment. Are certain jobs making people unhappy…