Blog Inspiration: Really Good Advice from Joy the Baker

I read a lot of blogs.

I read a lot of two kinds of blogs: blogs that deal with cooking (sometimes even healthy cooking), and blogs that deal with making things pretty.

Sometimes, during football season, I read sports blogs too.

Most of the time when I have a blog-posting hiatus here, it’s because I’ve been thoroughly distracted by other bloggers’ more interesting stories, better photos and superior writing.

Today, if I was going to post twenty-something advice, Joy the Baker would have said it one million times better than I ever could have.

Joy the Baker blogs about — surprise — baking. But check out her advice to a girl turning 21 today. It is pretty much spot on. It was hard to choose, but here are some of my favorites:

Six:  Make lists on Post-It notes and knock em out, cross em off, get things done.

Seven:  Look people in the eye and listen when they speak.  It’s a nice touch.  It’s the opposite of Facebook.

Eight:  Is your resting face… the expression that you have when you’re just hanging out watching Real Housewives of Orange County… is that face bitchy?  Change that.  Try not to look bitchy when you’re just hanging out.

Ten:  Don’t be one of those girls that carries one of those long, giant cocktail cups around the streets of Las Vegas.  It really gives the wrong impression.  You’ll also have to pee a lot.

Eleven:  If a guy is a jerk, he’s dead to you.  You don’t need that bologna.  Eat an ice cream cone and move the heck on.

Thirteen:  What’s important?  Make a list.  Honor it.

TwentyOne:  Work hard at the thing that you love.  Like… really hard.  Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s dumb.  If they do tell you it’s dumb… work harder and prove them wrong.  But don’t rub it in their face- just be gracious, and wear expensive lipstick, and smile, and keep working.

Such wise, wise words to live by.

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Posted on May 7, 2011, in 25 and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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