This post doubles as both a response to the ‘Argument’ prompt via Daily Prompt: Argument and the ‘Hard Learned Lesson’ prompt on the October Writing Challenge I’m doing. I’m also going to try and come at this topic from a snarky perspective because I didn’t want Hip To Be Snark to be too serious, so I am hoping to liven things up. Continue reading “Arguing used to be fun”
I think being original is one of those things that people look at in different ways.
Some people see it it being authentic and true to themselves; they’re different and doing something that no one else has. Continue reading “You’re special, but not that special.”
An old school book bag. When I was a kid I LOVED reading so much that I’d sneak home books from the library….probably too many. ;p I wish I read more these days. I feel like I am forever hoarding books (mostly ebooks) but never actually reading them.
For the sake of my privacy (and desire to not scupper any employment chances), let’s just assume that my name is Squinoa for this post. ‘Cause I’m S and Quinoa is something that none of us can say at first (it’s true. And then we learn how to say it, we can pretentiously correct someone else — don’t act like you haven’t done it!).
Having a name like Squinoa is difficult. It’s not common. People don’t do well with things that aren’t common. Seriously. You can come across a person that tells you that they love ALL cultures, they love to travel, they love to eat different foods.
I tell that person my name is Squinoa and they switch off or get weird. Here are two scenarios.
 ‘Oh,’ they utter with all of the tact of a banana peel in a cartoon skit, closely followed by, ‘That’s an unusual name’.
No. It’s not unusual, it’s uncommon. There’s a difference. Apple is an unusual name. Custard is an unusual name. Squinoa is an uncommon name. Continue reading “This week’s dilemma: considering a name change”