the hit list but seriously

“Why are you always joking around? You’re never serious. I’m sick of it.” said a very exasperated daughter so many years ago.  She was beyond tired of my kidding, my teasing, my devil-may-care attitude.

This child was made of the somber stuff and life was a serious matter to her.

Me…not so much.

My way of looking at the world is through a cosmic comic lens. I tend to view my journey as a joyful ride with more reasons to laugh than cry – and not much gets me down for very long.

Don’t get me wrong. I can be as serious as a jackhammer on old concrete when it’s appropriate. I can wear a grim game face with the best of ‘em.  I’ve had my share of hot messes and drama-rama so I got plenty of reasons to wear a scowl.

I just prefer to laugh with life – even in the worst of times.

Wanna see me get real serious?

Touch my food and you’ll see me get hardcore.  FAST.

But meh…it never lasts long. So when my daughter pleaded with me to “get serious”, I did.  I honored her request and showed up like the kind of mom she thought I should be.  Serious as hell.  Stone faced even.  I didn’t crack a smile.  I might have even worn mom jeans to make it official.

Two days later, she begged me to go back to my old self.  “I prefer you joking around.”

Because even her solemn little self knew that humor is important.  Without it, life is pretty austere.  And that’s not funny at all.

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Other stuff:

Why more Americans are getting evicted.  And yep, my city is example in this post.

Hilarious: David Bowie formed a society to defend men with long hair from cruelty.

Everything you needed to know about the sexist history of pockets.  Yes, POCKETS. (I am a woman who loves them, by the way.)

How to take the perfect selfie with glasses.

Rihanna’s biggest regret.

Always loving + wise advice from Paige Zaferiou: Respect Yourself – Engage Post-Ritual Self Care.

My friend Ethony is talking about tarot over at Worthy Tarot.

Looking to start a business? First Five Things is hosting a free event to teach you how to do it right.

My inner child wants the Lisa Frank Tarot!

Pace Smith talks about why quitting your job to start your own business may not be the best idea.

The police are trying to identify 35 women in the Grim Sleeper case.

Interesting read: how I learned that doing “good” work didn’t make me a “good” person.

Wish I would have thought of this when I was in labor.

This explains a lot: the rise of American authoritarianism.

Cat rappin’? Yes, this guy is doing just that.

I wrote this piece for The Girl Who Knows: Being present – why it matters.

I was so honored to be interviewed over at Kelly-Ann Maddox’s most awesome blog!  I’m talking about tarot business, copycats, and more.

This woman let her trolls give her a makeover.

And this woman let her astrology dress her for a week. (Of course, at the end the writer takes a swipe at astrology.  Why not have someone who believes in it play along instead?)

Wonder what it might be like to work a summer job at Bohemian Grove? (Jeb Bush likes milkshakes.)

Game of Thrones is coming – and this trailer looks bloody amazing!

Don’t forget to sign up for Super Successful – The Spiritual Business Online Course.

Vintage menus from three Bay Area restaurants.

Alison Cross just released her new book: A Year In The Wildwood – Explore the Wildwood Tarot.

This looks intriguing: The Art of People – 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want by Dave Kerpen.

I have to admit: I love beginner cookbooks as much as I love the fancy stuff.  Sara Moulton just released Home Cooking 101 – How to make everything taste better.

Savor: Rustic Recipes Inspired by Forest, Field + Farm.  For those who like to forage ‘n rough it.

One hobby I wish I would have learned was sewing. Then I could make cool stuff from this book: Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book – A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles.

Padma Lakshmi’s new biography looks really intriguing. I’ve read a few excerpts online and she’s defo had an interesting life.

I’m a sucker for makeup tools – this weird foundation brush is calling my name….

 

What I’m Grateful For:

Movie tickets

Homemade potato chips

Wellness

Recognizing my own resistance

Tiny plastic rhinos

Sleeping a whole day away

Super sharp mini tweezers

Snail mail

 

Soundtrack for 3/19/16: God is Gangsta by Kendrick Lamar <-I can never get sick of Kendrick!

Blessings,

Theresa

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2016

images from stock photography and personal collection

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