Monday, November 29, 2010

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Greetings Pups,

So I heard that Jessica Simpson is getting married. Not that I care all that severely, but it did make me think back on her career, such as it has been.

I don't wish to be rude, although, it does happen. There are many . . . well, some . . . okay,let's go with a few good things I could say about Jessica Simpson. She's got a gorgeous face, not a bad voice and she seems like a nice girl. I was just never able to jump on the train of it being a good idea to use stupidity to launch one's career into the stratosphere.

Now many theories have arisen about her ditziness. Some choose to believe that she truly is that dumb, but has managed to use the lemon of a brain she has been given to make a big pitcher of entertainment industry lemonade. Others think that she simply acts that unaware to voluntarily be a walking punchline. Everyone needs a gimmick, after all. Maybe, but that would require some seriously good and convincing acting abilities, because she has convinced us all. But if you've ever seen Jessica Simpson in a movie, you'll know that a little gold man is probably not in her future.

Then, I thought, maybe the bad acting is part of the charity work she does. We've all tried to dull our shine to make others look better. Maybe she's acting so poorly to make her co-stars seem more talented. Anyone see Employee of the Month? Next to Miss Simpson, Dane Cook looked like Gregory Peck, and, I don't know if you all know this, he's not. But, then again, who is?

Anyway, whatever her methods or motives, Jessica has never done anything against me, so I'll be a good girl and pray that God sends some blessings her way. After her last marriage, I think she'll need all she can get.


Love and full moons,

Becky the Writer


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shooting With/For/At the Stars

Greetings Pups,

I am not someone who watches Dancing with the Stars on a regular basis. However, I have seen it, and, even if you try to escape it, you still hear news about these types of shows. For example, I heard that some guy took his rifle and fired a shot into his television when Bristol Palin did not get eliminated.

A couple of things with that.

First of all, not to stereotype any certain groups, but I don't think that the same type of man who watches Dancing with the Stars is the same type of man that owns a rifle and keeps it within hands reach when he watches TV. I'm not saying that all guys who watch that show regularly are gay, (though Joel McHale might) or that gay men can't own rifles. I'm just saying that if I add it all up in my head, something doesn't come out right. I mean, I saw the guy who did this and I never would have guessed that he enjoys shows where, on occasion, the men wear more glittery outfits than the women.

Second, if your life is so sad and pathetic that you get this much involved with a dancing show, or any television program for that matter, you shouldn't shoot your TV in the face. Mostly, because it's probably your only friend. Look, I'll admit it. I got a little teary-eyed when Warrick Brown died on CSI. Not as much as Nick Stokes, of course, but he cries about everything. Still, I know the guy who played him didn't die for real, so I got over it.

My lesson for this evening is just this. Enjoy the time you have with your TV, and, even if you get upset with something you see, don't point anything at it except for the remote control.


Love and full moons,

Becky the Writer


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fight the Good Fight

Greetings Pups,

I've heard people talk throughout my life about "picking your battles" or "choosing your battles". I agree that we should be careful how we spend our time and energy when it comes to a fight of any sort. Tonight, I'll add a new dimension to that. I believe that people should also be careful when it comes to choosing their enemies. And that is for a very different reason.

I was thinking about all the people, and there are many, who have chosen to become enemies of mine. One question. Are they insane? Apparently, someone has forgotten that the pen is mightier than the sword, and I'm a person who likes to combine the two. I'm a writer, a real artist, as I've said before, and I always tell the truth. I am certainly not afraid to tell the truth about those that surround me, especially those who have chosen to make attacks against me. And it is not a revenge tactic. It is simply letting what is be known. Too bad if doing that makes them look undesirable to the world. They made their choices and, therefore, have made their consequences. I was put here to look around, be inspired by all things, good and bad, and create. Now how would I look if I didn't do my job where that is concerned?

So, I love a good fight, as we all should occasionally, but do it on the side of right. Only then will we all prevail.


Love and full moons,

Becky the Writer

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

All in a Day's Work

Greetings Pups,

A few years ago I saw a report on 20/20 or maybe Oprah, or maybe both, about the best job in America. Turns out, if you work for the fine folks at Google, or should I say @Google, you have hit the jackpot.

It was amazing to see all the perks they give to their employees. Sure, they get big paychecks and bonuses, but it goes far beyond that. If I recall correctly, they had spas and gourmet food for lunch and things I can't bear to mention because I'm sure that coveting is still in the top ten of "Thou shalt not"s.

And, of course, they can provide all those things to their employees. They're billionaires! But I hear that the best way for a rich person to stay rich is to not spend their money. Not on themselves, and certainly not on other people. So the owners of Google don't have to do all those things;they choose to do them. They choose to let their faithful employees know that their hard work and loyalty are very much appreciated. They just have the means to do it in a very expensive way.

However, I don't think the specifics of what they do for their workers are what make it a great place to work. Though, it doesn't hurt. At the core, it is rewarding people for doing their jobs well. Simply, thanking them. And I doubt you'll find a slacker on the payroll.

So, if you are in charge of a business, even a tiny, 'unimportant' one, do what they do. Thank your good employees for the work they do and respect those hard workers by not employing people who do nothing. Believe me, that situation is not a good one to be in. It doesn't take much to do a lot for someone.

So appreciate your good employees, or one day you may turn around to find that they've gone off to work for the Google boys leaving you with nothing but dead weight. Good luck if that happens, but you reap what you sow.


Love and full moons,

Becky the Writer