Monday, January 4, 2010.....
Over the past few days there are several things going on that have absolutely no coorelation to one another, but I thought I'd post about here in my mish-mash post.
#1 I joined Studio 30 Plus for bloggers who are over 30, but aren't limited to just the decade of being in their 30's.
I know there is a 20sb blogging community and one for people in their 30's, but after 39 there is no home for us bloggers who older. Now there is and I encourage others to join looking for new blogs written by both men and women (men get the short end of the stick in the blogging community). Enough said.
#2 Tomorrow, Jules will be hosting an Out of Tune Tuesday competition TOMORROW. Where talent is not considered an asset (I hope not) and I signed up. Yup. Tomorrow, you can hear me (okay, me as Beaker the muppet character) sing Like a Virgin. When I sent in my video to Jules she asked me if I was drunk when I did this. I'm not sure why.
I will post about this TOMORROW and put the link out there for you to see for yourself my ability to be a fool and vote for me (sure, shameless plug).
#3 Cablevision. This will make no sense to anyone outside the tri-state area (NY, CT or NJ), but they removed Food Network, HGTV and Weather on the 8s from my channel lineup. Their notification was lame, insulting and as a contract negotiator appeared to be a bunch of BS. Cablevision cited pricing issues, but managed to raise my rates in December and I'm trying to figure out for what. Bite me Cablevision (this rant will reappear on Wednesday, but I couldn't wait).
#4 My birthday statement was to do/try 44 new things in my 44th year of life (I got this idea from McGillicutty back in September) and realized I only tried 7 new things since then. After posting my Out of Comfort Zone question, I realized I needed to work on this. I sat down New Year's Day and started looking up things to do in my area and did/tried 2 new things this weekend. I can't say they moved me out of my comfort zone, but I did change my routine. I think I'm going to enjoy this birthday goal I started.
5) A resolution I made to myself about not talking negatively about a person proved to already have some interesting results. After seeing my father's reaction to a recent eulogy given at a funeral we both attended, I decided to really look at why my father was a bit upset over the eulogy. The eulogy was funny and appropriate for the person, but I believe my father was disturbed by it because he thought it disrespectful as he never says an unkind word about anyone. Ever do this? Ever find yourself in a conversation where you could easily trash another person's character or vent about a person who annoyed you and choose not to? The results are interesting.
This past weekend, I had three opportunities to talk negatively about someone and didn't. The first time I caught myself starting to go down that path and stopped. The other two times I tried very hard to just not talk about the person and realized the only way I was going to avoid being asked for a comment was to tell the other party what I'm doing. One person stated she should do that, but that's not why I'm doing this.
I finally realized it's sometimes easy to get caught up in the trash talk but when I do it, I feel myself getting angry and caught up in stupid emotions. I decided to stop it and I like that I've stopped this bad behavior.