I thought it would be sort of fun and self-deprecating to share a few things with you that I usually wouldn’t. But against my better judgment, here…we…go….
First, can we discuss this photo? That is my balance beam in the foreground. The girl in the acid wash jeans and sweet bangs? Me. The little boy hitting the dog with the air rifle? That’s my little brother and this is proof that he, in fact, used to beat the dog. Kids are the worst.
- In 7th grade I cut all of my hair off. Imagine my hair now…in a pixie…before the time of flatirons. Yes, it was horrible.
- Speaking of hair, on my left temple I have a huge bald spot. I like to call it my “awesome patch”.
- I passed out in 6th grade while reading “Maroo of the Winter Caves” in class. All the kids thought I died.
- Speaking of passing out, needles send me to another level. I have to get blood work done next week; I’ve asked for a sedative.
- My attention span for non-reality TV is about 20 seconds.
- I have a bedtime. I’m also 28 years old.
- While we’re talking bedtimes, when I was little I always wanted to go to bed at 6:30pm so my parents would force (yes) me to stay up later. To this day, I ask if I can go to bed now whether it’s out loud or just in my head.
- I refused to play with girl’s toys when I was a child.
- Also, no dresses for me. I was a big fan of jeans and high tops, specifically my fancy LA Gears.
So now you know that I was obviously the most awesome kid ever. EV-ER.
Haha. I was weary of the post when I saw the beginning. Sometimes people list their shiz and it’s just not that great… But you had me at “awesome patch”. xo
So what exactly is your current bedtime. Hopefully later than 6:30, at least 🙂
Hahaha LA Gear!!! I had a pair of those too!
If I could go back to making my bedtime 6:30 again, that’d be ideal. Life was so good when I could do that. Also Sandy would have been thrilled if I cut my hair into a pixie. She hates my long hair.
Also, I know and love that face from that picture.
I can’t handle needles either. I can’t even watch other people using them.
I think you’re a cute girl and are clever enough but just wanted to share a humor writing tip with you – it’s not funny when you constantly have to tell people you’re being self-deprecating. Or constantly write about how funny you are (hahaha! sitting in a closet with food. how funny of me! how many bloggers do you know who do that?!? HAHAHA! I love me.)
Read some Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, even Chelsea Handler, Fey & that new Indian girl with her own tv show. They are just naturally self-depracating – no warning needed. I tell you this because I’ve read your other posts and as someone who likes to be “honest, I thought you might appreciate the feedback. Too many people are tooting your horn, making believe they care about when you go to sleep and applauding mediocre humor. YOU DESERVE BETTER!
Yeah, I’m being a hater today but you really need to hear this to help you grow as a writer.
Last I checked Mindy isn’t new; she’s been a lead writer and producer on The Office for the past decade or so. So please don’t pretend to be an expert on humorous writers. And maybe we do care about when Christin goes to sleep and think her posts are actually really funny. Here’s the thing: it’s HER blog and she can choose to write about whatever the fuck she wants.
And props to someone who openly loves the shit out of themselves because there’s way too much self-hatred going on in the world. You go Christin.
@Alex – New = new show on the air. I miswrote. MY BAD! I know she was on The Office and pretty much everything else she wanted us to know about her. Also, the definition of self-deprecating is this: Tending to undervalue oneself and one’s abilities. That means she should be making fun of herself, not calling herself awesome. That’s like, a fact, you know? Like, we don’t laugh when we watch people skipping – we laugh when they fall. And I’m glad you find her posts really funny. I find them somewhat funny and I was providing constructive feedback, same way she does in some of her “just a thought” posts. Why not strive to be better? Why you gotta cry on her behalf that I spoke it like it is?!? I respect she published this comment of mine and it’s cute you’ve come to her defense like a protective mama cub but if she wants to grow as a writer, she will take my feedback seriously.
Hi Leah – I appreciate your feedback to Alex but I didn’t publish your comment so you could react like this to anyone who disagrees with you. I don’t care at all if you don’t find me funny and think I have a lot to learn. I’ve never claimed to be an expert but I feel the post above is a bit too much and I don’t need you effectively bulling my readers for coming to my defense. You had to know this may happen when you left that comment.
I had a ridiculous bedtime growing up and (not so) consequently now I want to be in bed at the onset of dusk. To go ‘out’ i need a serious nap and to shot gun a redbull. No lie. I swear we might have been separated at birth! LOVE!!!!
Can you please show me exactly where I bullied her? I responded to her comment. She said I wasn’t a humor expert, I corrected myself. I did not use any derogatory language nor did I call her any names. If anything, she is the one who cursed at me, and I found that to be unnecessarily aggressive. As far as I was concerned we were having a conversation and I made a valid point, one that even had a definition that proved my point. How is that bullying? But it’s cool since I too know the rules of keeping your readers happy so I know you have to defend her. ::::Shrug:::: I hope you all continue living a life where you think everything you do is awesome. Oh, to be 24 again.
I wish I had a bedtime. If I didn’t have a blog or a boyfriend, I’m pretty sure it would be 9pm. Not kidding.
Ha! I was also a victim of my own hair cuts as well. Also, kuddos for still having a bedtime – that’s something I NEED, I’m forever staying up way too late and then wondering why I can’t get up early.
Isn’t That Charming.
Is it bad that most days when I wake up I think about how awesome it is going to be to get back into bed that night? So pathetic, but seriously, i love my bed
can we talk about the balance beam outside on the cement…
Dude, LA Gears were the jam.
i am sorry but i think you deserve a bald spot/awesome patch. it’s only fair since your hair is so damn great.
Maroo.. dude I totally had forgotten about that! I think Tahna actually said “Is she dead?!”