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Up For Discussion: Last night’s debate

I wasn’t able to watch the debate last night, so I tried to keep up with what was going on through Twitter (until my phone died halfway through.. ugh).

From what I could tell, I didn’t miss much. Obama and Romney still know how to interrupt and call each other liars, among other childish acts. The only real topic I read about was energy, and that just seemed to lead to more snarky remarks.

The focus of the debate–on social media, at least–was on Romney’s “binders full of women” and personification of oil, gas and coal. Beyond that, I have no idea what was discussed last night.

So tell me, what were the important highlights of last night’s debate?

Up For Discussion: Nighttime Movies and Television

Poor Josh. He’s had to endure countless hours of Seinfeld and American Dad in the past three weeks.

Remember how I told you I thought I had converted him to a Seinfeld almost-fan? Yeah, about that…

I get in these bedtime routines. They change every now and then. But right now, I watch Seinfeld or American Dad as I try to fall asleep. (We’re going to disregard that TV is counter-productive to actually going to sleep, kay?)

And Josh is such a champ about it. He’ll kindly suggest something–anything–different. But he loves his action-packed and suspenseful films. And me? Well, I like ’em too. Just not when I’m trying to sleep (they creep into my dreams; it’s so weird).

So around 3 a.m. this morning, when I just couldn’t sleep (and he happened to still be awake too), I told him to pick a movie. I was finally tired enough to pass out anyway, so I didn’t care what he put in the DVD player. I figured no matter what we watched, I’d still be able to sleep.

He watched Disturbia. Well, he only watched about 30 minutes before he turned it off to go to sleep. And this girl just laid there with her eyes closed.

I have no idea when I finally fell asleep, but I had weird dreams that may or may not have resulted from the movie. I’m telling you, my brain is so finicky when it comes to my trying to sleep.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else has this problem. Do you watch TV before you go to sleep, and if so what sorts of things do you watch? How do you battle movies and shows slipping into your dreams (if that’s even an issue for you)? Seriously… I gotta know I’m not alone here!

Up For Discussion: How to regain motivation

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a lack of motivation in myself. And it’s not the normal I-should-do-something-productive-but-I’d-rather-play-on-Pinterest kind of non-motivation. It’s worse. It’s more of a I-should-definitely-write-something-but-I’d-rather-do-anything-else kind of deal.

I’m in a writer’s rut!

But, just like I know this isn’t the first or last time this has/will happen to me, I have a good feeling I’m not alone. I think everyone goes through the mundane-ness of their once-hobbies becoming chores. It just happens. But I am also pretty sure there’s a solution.

So tell me: What do you do to regain your motivation? Is there a trick you swear by to push yourself to do the things you love?

Happy discussing!