People silently struggle from all kinds of terrible things. They suffer from depression, ambition, substance abuse, and pretension. They suffer from family tragedy, Ivy-League educations, and self-loathing. They suffer from failing marriages, physical pain, and publishing. The good thing about politeness is that you can treat these people exactly the same. And then wait to see what happens. You don’t have to have an opinion. You don’t need to make a judgment. I know that doesn’t sound like liberation, because we live and work in an opinion-based economy. But it is. Not having an opinion means not having an obligation. And not being obligated is one of the sweetest of life’s riches.

:D ( <—- me while reading this and having my politeness choices validated. I’m not fulfilling the perfect polite-game or anything, but I’m getting there)

How to be Polite

Honestly, from the first time I saw this as a really young kid, this always has been (and I think still is) my very favorite Robin Williams thing.

Treat-yo-self-ing myself to one more outdoors grilled cheese lunch break before ditching this town.

Last work commute on the scary-tall metro station escalator before the move (!!!!!!!)

Last work commute on the scary-tall metro station escalator before the move (!!!!!!!)

Weekend accomplishments

1. Bought new glasses that I’ll never wear around other people because they make me feel like Jeneane Garofalo (… who there’s nothing wrong with, but… I don’t know. I’ve only been wearing glasses for like a year and I still feel weird in them)

2. Made some progress on my local cupcake store loyalty card (yes, I got three more stamps today and yes, I ate one cupcake before taking this picture). Two more cupcakes to buy and eat sometime in the next 3 1/2 weeks is probably do-able.

Weekend non-accomplishments:

1. Getting the garbage/stuff/clothes/furniture in my apartment organized and ready to be thrown away/packed/given away/sold.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯  PRIORITIES!

I wonder why dating in DC is so horrible, because I’ve heard that from so many people.
Yeah, I always heard the same. And I went into it with the best attitude! Like I was going to prove everyone else wrong… Yet I still don’t know what went wrong except that everyone in this town is terrible. But I’m starting to think dating anywhere is just The Worst.

Current mental status:

Like my brain has fallen into a well.


I’ve barely been on my favorite leisure-Internet sites lately (including Tumblr! One of my truest leisure-Internet loves!) and it’s partly because work has been difficult, and partly because of some travel I’ve been doing, and partly because I’ve been feeling so uncreative and idea-less in recent weeks. But things are about to change! In ways that will surely be better. And I am psyched to document it and get my fun-self back real, real soon. More to come!