Friday, May 16, 2014

It's Friday! (But you already knew that.)

I cannot believe where this week went! 
Well, actually I'm not sure it "went" anywhere except time passed as it should, and I somehow missed everything. Anyway, this week the "small" thing I'd like to celebrate is the freedom to complain.

Now, now . . . no one likes a whiny complainer, but once in a while everyone must vent a little. For those who do so responsibly, I celebrate it. Just remember:
(Image courtesy of Google—like almost everything else in my life)

Yesterday I did my venting during this week's Coffee Chat about Facebook and its changes. Did I come up with a solution? Not really, but today I feel better. I accept that they have the right to charge us if we want them to advertise for us. I'm not doing it. I'll just find another way. Like everything else, we must find solutions to our problems. And if we need to let some fume out—privately—before making a change ourselves, that's okay. Do you have something bothering you? Leave me a comment and vent away! Just move on after I've shared my not sowise advice with you. gfxlovers.com/smilies




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54 comments:

  1. Pretty wise advice! Venting is good, thinking while you're venting is better, and achieving some sort of resolution, better still! (Diana, co-hosting and enjoying it immensely)
    Diana at About Myself By Myself

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    1. It's human nature to *have* to let it out a bit, doing it while coming up with a resolution? Yes, it's better still! For me at least lol

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  2. I heartily approve of venting. But what do you expect from a guy whose first blog was called David'Z RantZ?

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    1. LOL venting and ranting are healthy . . . ish . . . :P

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  3. I didn't know Facebook was making a change. I'll go check out your other blog about it.

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    1. Facebook is making tons of changes, but having to pay for ads are for the "page" feature only! Don't let me scare you! lol

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  4. Venting is good for the soul, methinks...it's not good to keep frustrations and annoyances bottled up inside. I am definitely a fan of complaining, so long as you try to balance it out with nice, happy thoughts, too!

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    1. Yes, yes, and yes! All of it. But I add wine to really balance my vents & happy thoughts, it works. lol

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  5. Hiya, S! I really love that poster. I might steal it lol (giving you full credit, of course!) And Facebook's making changes....again? Oh, grr!!

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    1. FB is always making changes since they went public, grrrr indeed. Steal away! :D

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  6. Sometimes it's good to share complaint time with others. Just yesterday I listened to a full steam of venting from my mom about growing old - as she summed it up, "I just want my life back with decent hearing and no aches and pains." And I gave her a listening ear and a hug. Sometimes that's all we need. :) *Hugs for you*

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    1. Oh yeahhhh hugs are the next best thing. Probably the main thing, but venting AND hugging works just as well. :P

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  7. WE all need to vent from time to time.... I DO... but it's mostly on the streets of Chicago when the wind is icy cold and blowing me all over the place. BOY DO I VENT! LOL....

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hahahaha oh Michael, that was a needed laugh! ;)

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  8. I don't really use my FB author page. My personal page seems enough. I rarely put up promos coz all my friends who have bought, bought already. I joined groups, but everyone there is plugging their own stuff. I've given up, but I wish you much success with it! (And thanks for the encouraging comment on my blog!)

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    1. Nah, I've given up too lol But I do like it for the connections. ;)
      (Anytime!)

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  9. We all need a little vent from time to time!

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    1. Yes! So what's bothering you today? Tell us, don't be shy! hahahaha Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. I know what you mean about the time. I've been on holiday this week, so time has sped by about 5 times faster than it normally does.
    Sometimes venting can make us feel so much better.

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    1. Time FLIES when we're having fun, huh? Glad you had a nice time, now go make some more sweet potato fries and send me some! lol

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  11. If it made you feel good then, it's okay. I say we boycott FB and head over to Google+.

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  12. Venting is always good. As long as it has a distinct end-time. Letting that anger drag on is not healthy or fun to be around.

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    1. Definitely not healthy or fun to let it linger, but a quicky-vent can sometimes work wonders and give us new perspective. :P

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  13. Sometimes it's good to vent...it helps us to move on. Have a great weekend!
    ~Katie
    TheCyborgMom
    Visual Proof

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    1. And moving on is the goal! ;)
      Enjoy yours as well!

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  14. See? This is why I don't use Facebook. That and for the shock value when I tell people I'm not on FB.

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  15. Some vent is ok I think:)
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you had a nice weekend as well :)

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  16. I celebrate ME. I deserve it.

    Love,
    Janie

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  17. Venting is a healthy thing to do. Just getting rid of our worries and frustrations is freeing and can eliminate stress. But I love that quote about anything we complain about we can change. So many people need to realize that.

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    1. It's part of human nature, I think. Having to talk it out in a bit of a non-pleasant way before moving on. lol

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  18. That's an excellent quote. Venting is always good, relieves stress in my opinion.

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    1. Oh yeah, it does relieve stress a bit. That and wine. :P

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  19. I liked that quote! I sometimes need to vent, that's why I have my dwarves. They put cotton in their ears and we're all set. :) This morning I wanted to complain about dragons but it's okay now. Dragon Hugs!

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    1. I'm glad it's okay now, dragon hugs right back! :D

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  20. Having learned to vent after ten deep breaths and a little thought, I've improved with age. But I do have my moments. :)

    shahwharton.com

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    1. Oh those moments . . . no matter what, somethings are infuriating enough to get inner venters out in a heartbeat!

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  21. found your post via the A to Z road trip. I am meandering on a Sunday with nothing to vent about. Fairly content today. I do think writing is a good way to vent. You have to think about it more and often get over the issue before it's fully typed.

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    1. Writing is a fantastic way to vent! It's probably the best, you can let it all out. Re-read it if you want and gosh, it just feels good even if you never do anything with it!

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  22. Ahhh complaining. Yes I do it too. Can't really remember what the heck I've complained about more recently-life, finances, love, or the lack there of of each of those things, but when I'm done I feel lighter, and honestly most of my complaining is patiently listened to by the dogs. I write a lot to short that schtuff out, but sometimes it just feels good. Now to try to come up with a plan to work on each of those things. Good point! Conlee http://www.conleericketts.com/blog

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    1. Thank goodness for your dogs for listening to you! I hope they bark up some wise advice now and then. :)

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  23. A little bit on the late side but I hope you had an amazing weekend.

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  24. I didn't know it was Friday mostly because it's Monday. I guess that means I'm late, doesn't it?

    I love venting. It lets off some steam, and it gives me that wonderful "you kids get off my lawn" tone of voice that I'm finding easier to accept as I age.

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    1. Hmmm, I have "you kids get off my lawn" look down. My tone could use some improvement . . .
      And of course you're not late. You're four days early! :P

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  25. Great saying. I should put that one on my fridge door so everyone in my household sees it every single day. :)
    Venting is good and necessary sometimes - much better than holding it in.

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  26. Gotta let off the old steam every once in a while. Can't change everything. There's just no time!

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  27. Where am I? Didn't I comment? Did I comment waaay up there and missed it or forgot? Did I go somewhere on Friday and don't remember it now?

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  28. Nice. I've been complaining about our Realtor lately, which I probably shouldn't have been since she's landed us three house showings in the next two days. I'm just impatient. When something is supposed to happen, it just needs to happen already! =)

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  29. Sometimes you just have to vent and then it makes you feel better! Happens to me all the time! That's why when I'm "venting" to my husband, I just need him to listen so I can get it off my chest, feel better, and move one. I DON'T need him to "fix it." Kind of like that You Tube "It's Not About the Nail" video. If you haven't seen, you HAVE to check it out! :)

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  30. I tend to vent a lot from time to time. It can be really helpful.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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