Tag Archives: drama

When Life Feels Out Of Your Control

Recently, I was put in a situation that was completely out of my control. Being a control freak, Type-A, whatever you want to call it, any situation where I feel out of control sends me into a panic. I liken it to the feeling of the drop on a roller coaster where your stomach feels… Read More

‘Big and Dramatic or Nothing At All’

Ass I was updating my hairdresser, the incredibly talented, Diego Ortega, today about the happenings in my life, he laughed and said, “Just like you, big and dramatic or nothing at all.” And that is exactly how to describe my life in the last week or so. Big and dramatic life changing events, a few… Read More

I Fart Rainbows (and Other Compliments I Received Yesterday)

I’ve been a writer at SLR Lounge now for a few weeks and one of my favorite things to not do is read the comments that people leave about my articles. I wrote about this just the other day (Monday’s post maybe?)

Yesterday, I posted an article giving tips on subtle ways you could promote your photography brand. And woke up to the nicest man showering me with compliments:

1. I’m the best worst article he’s ever read about photography. And you all know I LOVE to be the best!

2. I fart rainbows! Wow. Isn’t that awesome? Who doesn’t love a rainbow?

3. I DO just say sh*t all the time, not when I’m farting rainbows, though. That gets messy.

4. Yep. I love photography, and I love to have fun, be creative and passionate when I am working. I try to avoid the serious side of most all things anyways, and when it comes to my profession, I try to be happy and grateful that I am allowed such an awesome craft to earn a living with. The only time I really have to consider the “serious” side of photography is on April 15th when I’m facing my accountant and trying to figure out small business taxes. That is pretty serious.

Look, I have pretty thick skin. Someone spouting off their opinion doesn’t offend me. I sound off all the time my opinions about everything, why shouldn’t other people? In fact the world would probably be a better place if more people spoke what they were really feeling and thinking…respectfully, that is.

What annoys me is the manner that, not just this man, but countless others (and not just on my articles) in which they do so. In real life, face to face, when is it okay to speak to someone in a rude, petty, or mean way? Why is it okay to do so via social media?

I’ve used Mr. Rainbows as an example, but every day I read comments left by people that give no thought to the fact that there is an ACTUAL PERSON with feelings behind posts. My boss gave me permission to start responding to these people. Yippee! Don’t expect too much drama though, I am pretty good at respectfully snarky responses.

What’s New? Nothing.

For months now, I’ve been answering the same question with the same answer. “So, what’s going on?” (Or “what’s new? How’s it going?” or a derivation of those questions). And the answer is always the same, “Nothing. Same old stuff.” And THANK GOD for that. There was a while there was nothing but drama. And… Read More

Limiting the (Emotional) Drama

Sitting with my roommate the other night, I listened as she dissected a date she had a few weekends back, his communication patterns after the date and the subsequent analysis of what that meant. I did my best to help her decipher his texting pattern and said with a flourish (because everything is more dramatic… Read More

Logic vs. Emotion

I am an emotional person. I get teary eyed at car commercials; I regularly fall in love with characters from books and I am terrible at math (I blame this on my aversion to logic). I tend to think with my heart and not with my head. And that always gets me in trouble. I… Read More

I Heart Drama

I’ve always, always, always said, “I don’t *do* drama. I hate it.” And I sincerely believed it. Then I began to notice that the girls that always said, “I hate drama” always seemed to be surrounded by drama and were usually the girls who had the most drama. (This is why I have mainly guy… Read More