Taking no prisoners. Including herself.

A single complaint: $5 Tally to date: $60 Learning-the-hard-way-that-complaining-is-a-waste-of-time-and-my-energy- is-better-spent-doing-anything-but: priceless. For the sake of rounding up, I am rounding up(:) the Perspective Fund to a crisp $100 (I’d be kidding myself if I didn’t think fallen through the cracks of good behavior slipped a few unrecorded complaint tokens.) No, $100 isn’t a lot monetarily, […]

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§510 · August 21, 2008 · Perspective · 1 comment · Tags: , , , ,


Nice little reminder about complaining on kottke.org [thanks for the head's up, J.N.!] Confirms my Perspective Fund is on the right track. …Speaking of, there have been a few noted incidents of senseless complaining, but I’m not charging myself the five bucks… for good behavior (can she do that?!) She can. But only because she is launching […]

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§440 · April 11, 2008 · Perspective · (No comments) ·


Tally so far: $60 Complaint #12: I’ve been subpoenaed. Realization: Being in the right place at the wrong time blows. Complaining about it doesn’t change it. I’m still pissed [statement of fact]. I’m very frustrated that I had to witness a woman fall in the hallway of my San Francisco apartment [fact] and two years […]

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§436 · March 25, 2008 · Perspective · (No comments) ·


Tally so far: $55 Complaints #8, #9, #10, #11: I just don’t look the same in a bathing suit as I did when I was 20 [expletives deleted] Realization: Whether it’s the admission that gravity is a force to be reckoned with, or “You mean I’m not a size 2 anymore?!” — sometimes the truth […]

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§434 · March 23, 2008 · Perspective · 4 comments ·


I’m standing by my Perspective Fund and its inevitable teachings — especially the redirection of complaining into action. I posted about two complaints (#4 & #5) having to do with my current physical condition – chronic shoulder pain and acne – and I used the time I would have otherwise whined like a 2-yr-old to […]

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§387 · February 11, 2008 · Perspective · 2 comments ·


Tally so far: $35 Complaint #6: Taxes. Politics. The nation’s healthcare situation. (Yes, it counts as only one complaint, as it was all part of one long rant). Complaint #7: That a friend pointed out to me that I was complaining, and that will be $5 thank-you-very-much. Realization: That I’m more fiscally conservative and “economically […]

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§423 · February 9, 2008 · Perspective · 1 comment ·


Tally so far: $25 Complaint #4: My shoulder hurts. A lot. STILL. Complaint #5: I feel like a pre-pubescent teenager with acne. Realization: Complaining is not a painkiller, nor beautifier. That energy, however, can be put into action (or non-action, as the case may be). I have chronic shoulder pain, the result of years as […]

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§421 · January 28, 2008 · Perspective · 2 comments ·


Tally so far: $15 Complaint #2: That my new gym didn’t show me around when I first signed up, and I therefore didn’t even know where the locker room was. Realization: Complaining doesn’t help me find it. Ask and let it go. Complaint #3: General bitching about love and boys. Realization: That was the best […]

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§420 · January 24, 2008 · Perspective · (No comments) ·


Tally so far: $5 Complaint: That the Crane Canyon Regional Park parking toll was “too expensive for such a small park.” Realization: It’s $4. Get over it and hike. Also, my mother has joined the cause.

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§419 · January 20, 2008 · Perspective · (No comments) ·


After a recent conversation with some friends about the general running of the mind over that which doesn’t need to be run (?), and specifically the physical self in all of it’s glorious imperfections, challenges, and frustrations, I am realizing joyfully that this needless, indulgent cycle has no end — until, of course, we end […]

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§418 · January 18, 2008 · Perspective · 2 comments ·