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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Epiphaminis: Mini Epiphanies

I throw the word "epiphany" around a lot because let's face it, it's a fun word! ( I'm also a fan of the phrase "Moment of Truth" becuase of it's Lifetime Television for Women connotation but that's neither here nor there)


Traditionlly an epiphany involves realizing some kind of essence of truth about something. Such as, realizing you are not an olive skinned goddess but a pale skinned plebe (note: my plebian-ness has nothing to do with my having pale skin I just like saying it). But other times these are just mini little realizations, something I like to called Epiphaminis.

These are a few I have had recently.

* Name brands may not also be better but when it comes to White Out Correction Tip? Bic or Die.

* Diet Root Beer tastes exactly the same as Non Diet Root Beer, however this is NOT true of Ginger Ale.

* Wearing a jaunty hat does not make you yourself jaunty. This especially applies to dudes.

Decidedly not jaunty.

(image from holycats.typepad.com)
Jaunty!

* Living in fear of being laid off from your job is like living in fear of dying. If its going to happen, nothing you can do will stop it so may as well enjoy the time you have left wherever you are. Pits in the somach are so passe (this is what I keep telling myself).

* Buying wine in bulk really does save money, even if at the time you feel like you're spending a lot. If you break it down bottle for bottle it can be a steal!

What about you? Any mini epiphanies lately?


9 comments:

Ang said...

I couldn't agree more with the last two! They actually go together if you think about it...

Nicky said...

Ditto on the last two! Except, I KNOW I'm losing my job by this summer...no grant = no employment for me. (Talk about that pit-of-the-stomach feeling!)

(Also - fat-free and sodium-free cream of mushroom soup tastes exactly like paper mache paste! Some things NEED salt!)

Nicky said...

Ditto on the last two! Except, I KNOW I'm losing my job by this summer...no grant = no employment for me. (Talk about that pit-of-the-stomach feeling!)

(Also - fat-free and sodium-free cream of mushroom soup tastes exactly like paper mache paste! Some things NEED salt!)

Sarah said...

HAHA Ang good point.

Nicky haha we should do a whole list of "diet" foods that are an abomination. Fat Free shredded cheese? Doesn't so much melt as congeal. yuk.

Nicky said...

Sarah - totally! I've been following this nutritional plan for the last week and a half (trying to get healthy and balance my food groups and all that). Most of the recipes and food suggestions have been really yummy, but some of it really should have a warning label.
(IE Sunflower seeds in a salad = yum! Sunflower seeds in a sandwich = blech!!!)

lisagh said...

I'd just like to say that you found the PERFECT illustration of a jaunty gent. Cracks me up! Bravo.

Sarah said...

THANK YOU it was harder to find than I thought.

Tish said...

When it comes to mayo, it's Hellman's or nothin.

Donna said...

My recommendations for those who are afraid of being laid off.

Make sure you have a list of all the things that you do at work because looking for a job involves telling over and over what you have experience at. For example your list might say- monthly duties included sending spread sheet to advertising department, making sure Public Relations director posted press releases to company website, make schedule for new hire training. (After you have left the job it's hard to remember all you were responsible for.)

Also look over all the personal belongings you have at work and that you have on your work computer (in my photos, my documents, etc.) Ask yourself if you could collect them all in the 60 minutes that you might get to clean out your desk and say goodbye. If not, its time to take some of that stuff home or move it onto a thumb drive. Remember that you will loose all access to your company email address including contacts.