#1 Don’t be shitty

May 9, 2013

in Blogging, Funny Stuff

Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess wrote an amazing blog post that I am going to re-post because it is so awesome.

I did not get permission from Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess to re-post her blog, but then again she didn’t exactly tell me that I couldn’t.

I call that a maybe.

This post is titled Rules for Life and I think it’s a great list. It’s a list asking you to make a list that will make you a better person. It’s so easy to go on Pinterest and pin an inspirational quote and tell yourself that because you pinned it that must mean you do it, or act like it.

By the way, that doesn’t work. You are probably still an asshole.

That’s what is so great about this list. It breaks down the list/advice to what works for Jenny and may work for you. But your list can be different, and probably should be because we all aren’t Jenny Lawson.

So read her list and then add on whatever you want to her list. And then do your own list. You don’t have to post it here but if you want to I will proudly add it to my blog (just e-mail it so me.) I think the more lists we have, the more people are going to take something from someone elses list and put it to pratical use. The more people we have stealing each others life changing ideas the more, uh, life changing it will be!

It’s like a mini revolution!

I can see the headlines now…

I Eat Pop Tarts, changing people for the better, one mother fucker at a time!

Jenny’s List

1. Don’t be shitty.

2. Don’t make happy people sad.

3. Don’t make sad people sadder.

4. If more than two people tell you that you’re being an asshole, consider that maybe you’re being an asshole.

5. Flush the toilet behind you.  You’re grossing us all out.

6. Support the under-dog.

7. Critics aren’t automatically bullies and you’re doing yourself a disservice if you ignore all of them out of hand.  That being said, it sucks to read shitty stuff about yourself so find an honest friend to read your criticism and tell you if it’s something worth listening to or if the critic is just a crazy fucking douche-canoe.

8. Real bullies are complete assholes but they can’t recognize themselves as such so maybe spray paint an “x” on their forehead so that we can all just recognize them from a distance and ignore them.

9. Be stupid.  Be childlike.  Be ridiculous.  Be happy.

10. Don’t use the word “literally” when you really mean “figuratively”.  It literally makes me want to stab you a little but I don’t do it because that’s illegal and also because I have a very limited amount of knives.

11. Read more.  Watch shows that inspire you.  Embrace whatever makes you geek out.  Even if it’s Laura Ingalls.  Because Laura Ingalls is fascinating and there’s nothing wrong with obsessively knowing every detail about her life and death.  Stop judging me. 

12. Bite off more than you can chew.  You can always spit it out on the floor if you decide you don’t like it.  Women do it all the time.

12b. Embrace your flaws and foibles.  If people make fun of you, kick them in the back and then blame it on a ghost.

14. Don’t let other people on the internet tell you what to do.  Unless it’s this list.  Then I guess just use your best judgement.

15. Become a pirate.  Or a monster truck.  Or a space toddler.  Or a jacket.  That’s my favorite one.  I just jump on someone’s back and say “Sorry.  You looked cold.  Zip me up.”  It’s awesome.

16. Do something nice for someone you love.

17. Do something nice for a perfect stranger.

18. Do something nice for you.

19. Do ‘The Robot’.

20.  Add your own.  Go ahead.  You can’t fuck this up any more than I have.

1 Bonnie May 10, 2013 at 6:32 am

21. Find what it is that makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy, and you’re set. I promise.

2 Sandi May 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Bonnie! I love it! So perfect!

3 Bonnie May 11, 2013 at 6:29 am

Happy Mother’s Day… tomorrow :) I received a beautiful card, via priority post, from my very busy and beautiful son.

4 Sandi May 11, 2013 at 9:28 am

Bonnie- that is so wonderful! Thank you and Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

5 Bonnie May 12, 2013 at 8:11 am

I snaggled this from someone, and it resonates with me.,. thought I would share. ” if you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked, try approving of yourself and see what happens”.

6 Sandi May 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Bonnie- I love it!

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