I know, I know, I totally can’t believe it either. I’ve waited another two weeks since my last post to send out some AngeSpam your way. When I say I promise that I will never do that again, believe it, I PROMISE. I’ve totally been all over the place these past two weeks, (Me? All over the place? NO, YOU DON’T SAY) but I finally have some serious time to sit down and share some thoughts with you. This post was going to be about my thoughts on Social Media Responsibility since it is something that has just been on my brain lately. As of yesterday morning, I logged out of my Instagram and I recently deactivated my Facebook which, in turn, sadly deactivated my Facebook page for TTS Blog.
Dear Facebook and your configuration:
I’ll be back at some point soon. For now, I will enjoy the break. On a side note, I missed Super Tuesday on Facebook which isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the world. I hope you all voted! That is as far as I am going on politics this evening.. But I felt it if you know what I mean. 🙂
For today’s post, I thought I would integrate my own reflections, regarding another blog post, that I recently read here since I loved it so much. My Aunt’s other niece (Hi Therese!) recently posted it and I just adored it and had my own regards and feelings along the way. I hope you enjoy it and my scatter brain thoughts, on it. See below!
- There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.
Don’t be that guy and dive into the shallow end. Neck braces are never in style.
- Never cancel dinner plans by text message.
OR break up with someone over text. It’s literally the most soulless thing you can do.
- Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
I knocked it. I tried it. I knocked it again. Wait, what is this about?
- If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.
I will gladly give anyone a buck to anyone who is out there, hustling, trying to make a name for themselves.
- Always use “we” when referring to your home team or your government.
Penn State got this one right. Unless….
- When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
FACT. Never, ever, ever, let down someone who trusted you at one time. Dear person who I don’t speak to any longer, I promise I never told anyone. That’s just the way it goes with me.
- DON’T underestimate free throws in a game of HORSE.
WTF is horse?
- Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
I do what I want. takes sip of Rose
9. Don’t dumb it down.
I truly believe in not making yourself smaller just so someone else can feel better about themselves. However, regarding some situations (I will not say it here since I am going responsible with my social media) you really just have to dumb it down.
- You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.
My husband still hasn’t noticed my lighter hair. I got it done three weeks ago.
- If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.
No problem! unpacks entire life and three animals out of six suitcases
- Never park in front of a bar.
Why not? What will happen if I do? See number eight.
- Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.
Not a problem when you’re 5’3″ – next.
- Keep a picture of your first fish, first car, and first girl/boyfriend.
No. Bunny. No.
- Hold your heroes to a high standard.
I am looking at you Beth Stern!
- A suntan is earned, not bought.
And when you’re Italian and Puerto Rican it’s cake to score one.
- Never lie to your doctor.
My poor therapist. Sorry, I ain’t sorry… (see what I did there, Beyhive?)
- All guns are loaded.
…but not all questions are.
- Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.
I said I wasn’t going to talk politics.
- The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.
There is nothing more disheartening than giving someone a gift that they didn’t wear or use. I am very honest about gifts that I receive. If I don’t like it, I will humbly say, “it’s not for me” but express my thanks since I am always grateful that someone thought of me. It’s a standard.
- Take a vacation from your cell phone, internet, and TV once a year.
See paragraph one.
- Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good it is.
So true. Give it to me so you don’t fill up on it.
- A handshake beats an autograph.
If I shake your hand and you have a good handshake, you will definitely know it.
- Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.
Linger – The Cranberries, excellent song.
- If you choose to go in drag, don’t sell yourself short.
Like, Ru Paul?
26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
This explains my nose job.
- Never get your haircut the day of a special event.
I’ve done some really dumb sit in my life, this isn’t one of them. I also have Dana Diamond, of Bellezza Salon, in Glen Rock, NJ, doing my hair. She would never let this sht fly.
(Call Bellezza for your next appointment, 201-445-2829, you’re welcome.)
- Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires, and sheets.
Spend the extra bucks on these items or wait for a good sale. Trust me.
29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.
I sadly can’t remember the last time I DIDN’T eat lunch at my desk.
- When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.
And if you do, don’t bad mouth them, EVER.
- Eat lunch with the new kids.
Never leave anyone out.
- When traveling, keep your wits about you.
- It’s never too late for an apology.
If you’re wrong, admit it. Say you’re sorry. Even if the other person doesn’t accept your apology, you’ll feel better knowing that you tried. If you’re waiting for an apology from someone, I’d hate to say this, but learn to accept the apology that you may never receive.
34. Don’t pose with booze.
*Selfie time* Actually, I like this one. A lot.
35. If you have right of way, TAKE IT.
TAKE THAT, TAKE THAT. (Name that hip-hop artist.)
36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.
I will likely never live down Zilla. Ever.
37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.
Don’t be rude but take no sh*t.
38. Never push someone off a dock.
Someone tell my 9yr old nephew this before our family vacation next month.
39. Under no circumstances should you ask a woman if she is pregnant.
Only if you’re insane.
40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry, live up to it.
I will have a rice and bean lasagna and a side of apple pie.
41. Don’t make a scene.
Dear age 20…
42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is best.
“Make America kind again!”
43. Know when to ignore the camera.
Oh you mean never? Got it.
44. Never gloat.
Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise.
45. Invest in great luggage.
At the very least, travel.
46. Make time for your mom on your birthday, It’s her special day too.
As long as I don’t have to share my cake.
47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.
I don’t understand this one.
48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.
Compassion goes a very long way and will never be forgotten.
49. Give credit. Take Blame.
50. Suck it up every now and again.
Welcome to life, deal with it.
51. Never be the last one in the pool.
And, again, don’t dive into the shallow end!
52. Don’t stare.
But what if I like their dog? I’m staring AND asking to pet it.
53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.
…and not everyone will be on Team Blue.
54. Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.
Even the sad, sad internet bullies.
55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.
Sometimes you won’t even have to talk to make your point, people may do enough talking to make it for you.
56. Admit it when you’re wrong.
57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.
Maybe nap, but don’t quit.
58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.
Pure sincerity can be felt.
59. Thank the bus driver.
And the Uber driver!
60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.
I really hate phones at the dinner table, period.
61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
This is an everyday work in progress. Be gentle with yourself.
62. Know at least one good joke.
Life. Haha. Get it?
63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.
64. Know how to cook one good meal.
It’s shocking how many people don’t know how to cook at all. Learn, people! It’s actually fun and exciting to see how food turns out. Plus, hello, food.
65. Learn to drive a stick shift.
66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.
There is a different between being cool and being “a cool mom.”
67. It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.
It’s okay to do everything and anything by yourself. Learn to be alone and love your own company. You’re all you’ve got. Be your own best friend.
68. Dance with your mother/father.
God help if I have a daughter:
69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.
I’m working on this in life.
70. Always thank the host.
And bring a little something to help me out, would ya?!
71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.
Seek to understand.
72. Know the size of your boyfriend/girlfriend’s clothes.
Boyfriend, Girlfriend, cat, dog.
73. There is nothing wrong with a plain t-shirt.
EVER. EVER. EVER. A plain white tee or fifty go a really long way. They’re just so perfect.
74. Be a good listener. Don’t just take your turn to talk.
Don’t listen to respond either.
75. Keep your word.
76. In college always sit in the front. You’ll stand out immediately. Come grade time it might come in handy.
I only realized how far this and charisma can go on my second go around as an adult.
77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for 9 months.
Let’s calm down, I was only 5lbs. when I was born.
78. Be patient with airport security. They are just doing their job.
As long as nobody touches me and I don’t miss my flight, we’re good.
79. Don’t be the talker in a movie.
You will get side-eyed.
80. The opposite sex likes people who shower.
I don’t care what the opposite sex likes. Sometimes it’s just completely necessary to lay around in my own funk and enjoy it.
81. You are what you do. Not what you say.
82. Learn to change a tire.
I’m not exactly a primadonna and I will change my tire if I have to… but roadside assistance came with my lease.
83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.
I learned this, boy did I learn this.
84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent. Ask for advice when you need it.
I’d give almost anything for just an hour with Angelina and Henry again.
85. Don’t litter.
Because I’m usually the person picking up random pieces of trash and tossing it in the nearest garbage. Respect Mother Earth. And respect your local garbage men, too.
86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.
I don’t have a sister but I am lucky enough to have my cousin Kristen and her amazing wife, Katie, who are pretty much my sisters.
87. You won’t always be the strongest of fastest. But you can be the toughest.
Hard work beats talent every day of the week.
88. Never call someone before or after 9 AM and 9PM.
If you call me after 9PM, expect a call back at 4:30AM when I wake up.
89. Buy the orange properties in Monopoly.
Are those the McMansions? Stay away from those. Especially here in Bergen County.
90. Make the little things count.
For those will always be what you remember forever.
91. Always wear a bra at work.
When you get ready at the gym sometimes you forget things… Ugh.
92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.
Wear what you’d like but keep in mind sexy doesn’t mean having everything hanging out. You can look sexy in a turtleneck. Sexy is a state of mind.
93. You’re never too old to need your mom.
94. Ladies, if you make the decision to wear heels on the first date commit to keeping them on and toning down how much your feet kill.
Nobody likes a complainer.
95. Know the words to your national anthem.
If you don’t know the words, learn them.
96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun than sitting on the bench alone.
If you’re having a good time, your enjoyment will be way more noticeable than a few bad dance moves!
97. Smile at strangers.
I ALWAYS do this. I get many strange looks because New Jersey, but you never know when you may be making someone’s day, or if that was the first smile someone has seen or felt in a long time. Be the vulnerable one.
98. Make Goals.
..and smash the sh*t out of them. Make crazy goals. Even if you don’t achieve the massive ones right away, you will still land on something great and not something small.
99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.
Thank God, because 9PM is approaching.
100. If you HAVE to fight, punch first and punch hard.
I hope you all enjoyed the 100 Wise Words post as much as I did. Stay tuned for this weekend’s post. I won’t leave you hanging like that again. You have my word. 🙂