as you have probably noticed, i haven’t posted in a couple of days. the biggest reason being that i haven’t been sleeping much lately and the last thing i want to do is sit in front of my computer and come up with something witty. the second reason is that i just plain old haven’t wanted to. so there.
did any of you see britney‘s appearance on MTV the other night? better question: have any of you not seen at least a part of it? i’ll describe it in three letters: WTF?
i have multiple questions about this incident and yes, this does relate to my topic for durtbagz today so just hang on a minute.
1. can britney afford a mirror?
2. doesn’t britney have anyone she can ask, ‘does this make me look fat?’
3. is her choreographer also a blind person?
4. who at MTV gave this the ‘OK’ for live TV?
in a word: painful. i’m not sure anyone told her that this was the real performance with live humans in the chairs. it looked like she couldn’t believe there was an audience watching her. and it also looked like she wished she had maybe worn pants. and a top.
here’s where i can relate this back to durtbagz: everyone has the answer for britney.
she needs to work out. she needs to stop going out. she needs to make the next number one pop song. she needs to work with timbaland (that one i agree with). she needs to stop smoking. she needs to get back with k-fed. she needs to be nice to her mom. she needs to stop firing everyone around her. she needs a new manager. she needs to stop going everywhere she knows the paparazzi hang. she needs to stop chewing gum on national TV. oh yeah, and the best one: she needs to take care of her kids. i love that one.
everyone has their opinion on what she needs to do to be successful again. and they voice it. that has been happening with durtbagz lately. for the 20th time; why do i have to take care of my kids? i don’t even have any. jesus, back off.
actually, people are all about trying to help me, which is awesome and i’ll never get tired of that.
what i do get tired of is people volunteering their opinion on how to do things differently (aka better) than i am now. why do people think that it is okay to do this?
“what you should do is…”. shut your face? because that is what i wish you would do as soon as i hear this phrase come out of your mouth.
there is a big difference between me asking for advice and help with something and somebody just giving me their two-cents worth because it’s what they want to see done.
i’ve had people tell me how to re-design our shirts without my asking. btw, they aren’t changing. i designed them that way for a reason and it’s my company.
i’ve had people tell me that moving a line 1/4″ one way on a sign will make people ‘get’ the sign. because apparently just seeing someone tripping and falling isn’t obvious enough.
i’ve had people tell me how to market to certain groups…that are WAY out of my target audience. think college and a few years before and after that and voila: my crowd. i’m not interested in what your mother wants and frankly, i don’t want to know.
i love that i have friends that want to help me be successful. love it.
i have adam who gives me great ideas about marketing and new signs. i have kelli who helps with whatever, whenever she can and is a fabulous photographer who shoots our stuff for the fee of drinks and/or dinner. i have my friend manden who is constantly telling me how much she loves her bag, what she uses it for and the feedback her fellow teachers have given her on the amount of school supplies they can carry around in their bag.
i ask for help and opinions quite often and the feedback from this is not what i’m writing about. that is prompted by inquiring minds who want to know.
i’m talking about walking into a room with my shirt on and having someone go, ‘you know what should do with that is…’.
here’s my question: if you people know so much about starting your own business from scratch…then why don’t you start your own? you can do whatever you want and leave mine alone.
did i mention i haven’t had much sleep lately?