Stuff I Dig :: Two Tinas, Free Advice and a Vacation!

 

TGIF, folks!

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to review stuff I’ve been diggin’ on this week.

 

Bossypants

We must start with the book now residing on my nightstand.  For the past several nights, I’ve been up way too late giggling, snorting, and guffawing at Tina Fey’s Bossypants.


Not only is Tina a ridiculously witty and funny woman, she is also a feminist.  I know what you are thinking…there’s no way funny and feminism can coexist.  But it’s true!

For example, Tina explains the rules of improvisational comedy and likens them to life lessons:

The next rule is MAKE STATEMENTS. This is a positive way of saying “Don’t ask questions all the time.” If we’re in a scene and I say, “Who are you? Where are we? What are we doing here? What’s in that box?” I’m putting pressure on you to come up with all the answers.

In other words: Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles. We’ve all worked with that person. That person is a drag. It’s usually the same person around the office who says things like “There’s no calories in it if you eat it standing up!” and “I felt menaced when Terry raised her voice.”

MAKE STATEMENTS also applies to us women: Speak in statements instead of apologetic questions. No one wants to go to a doctor who says, “I’m going to be your surgeon? I’m here to talk to you about your procedure? I was first in my class at Johns Hopkins, so?” Make statements, with your actions and your voice.

Also – for those of you wondering how she got that scar on her face, all is revealed in the book.  And it’s a gripping story.

Bossypants is a great beach read.  Perhaps you should avoid reading it at night, lest you annoy the crap out of your partner.  B may or may not have pulled the “pillow sandwich” to avoid hearing my snickers.

This pillow sandwich is merely a reenactment for we do not sleep on the couch. Usually.

 

 

Free advice

Who doesn’t love a freebie now and then?

I was recently in an online blogging forum with a fabulous woman, mom, and blogger named Tina.  She gave me some valuable feedback on my blog design and character.  When I checked out her blog, Life Without Pink, I swooned; here was a mom who told it like it was.

 

Tina has a great feature on her blog called “Tales from the Playground” where moms write in with questions and get supportive, free advice from other moms in the blogosphere.

Today, she features MY question which is loosely based on my “Parenting Hurts” post from a few weeks back.

Please have a look and leave your (supportive) two cents!

Click HERE to visit Life Without Pink’s post.

 

New Readers

I’ve been thrilled to welcome many new readers this week to The Woven Moments.  A big friendly “Howdy” to everyone who stumbled upon my little corner of the internets.  I hope you’ll stay, poke around, and leave a comment or two (or ten!).   Don’t be afraid to follow the blog on facebook, too.

 

Vacation

I’m taking a couple days off next week to relax, recharge, and dream up new blog topics.  A little holiday weekend advice: overcook your burger, not your buns.  Wear sunscreen!

See you next week, y’all.

 

Happy grilling,

Ryan

 

Disclaimer: As always, I receive no kickbacks or payment for my reviews of stuff.  I do, however, hope that Tina Fey will one day want to be my BFF.

 

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