Half Empty by David Rakoff My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love Rakoff’s style. He’s articulate, witty, and self-effacing. He’s got a larger vocabulary than I have, although not … Continue reading Book Review: Half Empty by David Rakoff
Tangent: There are no obvious invertebrates in today’s Visual Interest, so it’s safe to tell you about “Chicken Casserole.” I put “Chicken Casserole” in quotes because I always think of … Continue reading TBR List Declutter, Issue 37
In 2015, I read 105 books, consisting of a total of 30,038 pages (I stopped reading two of these books before finishing them; the page total does not account for this). The average … Continue reading 2015: My Year in Books
As August vacates the premises, and September leaps in to fill the void, I find myself feeling tired. Nothing in particular is tiring me, so I have to assume it’s … Continue reading Bookends: August 2015
In The Positive Power of Negative Thinking, author Julie Norem compares defensive pessimism—a strategy for managing existing anxiety by identifying and addressing possible negative outcomes before undertaking an endeavor—with its … Continue reading The Positive Power of Negative Thinking by Julie Norem
I enjoy crocheting (and to a lesser extent knitting and sewing), but I have a difficult time maintaining enthusiasm for projects that drag on and on. So I make baby … Continue reading Crocheted Cuteness and Friendship Symbiosis
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project (and inspiration for my happiness project and this blog) tweeted this post by Ron Gutman from the Forbes blog: The Untapped Power Of Smiling. … Continue reading Smiling: Does it Count if You Fake It?
I think I may have mentioned that I like to read. As part of that reading process, I enjoy going back and looking at the list of books I’ve read … Continue reading 2010: My Year in Books
I solicited some feedback on my Imperfect Happiness Facebook page, and got some great responses from Victoria and Tucker about what constitutes fun. After listing their responses, I’m going to … Continue reading More Thoughts on Fun
Gotta say, Fun Month so far hasn’t been incredibly fun. Not only is the air quality still poor enough to keep me feeling icky, but I’ve been rather over-involved in … Continue reading Week 18 Review: What I Have in my Pants is an Issue of National Security?