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how salty are you

spilled salt

You know, I can’t help myself. Here comes another SpongeBob reference, specifically from the episode “No Weenies Allowed”…Somehow you’ve made it out of Weenie Hut Junior, and you’re at the door of the Salty Spittoon. Instead of being greeted with the normal, “Welcome to the Salty Spitoon. How tough are you?” you get “Welcome to the Salty Spitoon. How salty are you?” This may seem silly from the normal routine, but the answer is quite important.

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waiting for inspiration

I believe one of the tough things about doing creative work is that at a certain point there is an expectation that content will always be produced. It’s easy to do at the start, even if you don’t have a big following because something sparked your interest and got you inspired. But what do you do when you have a deadline to produce content? You may feel best about your work that was inspired by something, but if you dig deep enough, you may end up surprising yourself.

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where’s your Christmas spirit?

Gingerbread house with Christmas tree in back

Have you found yourself a little less excited for Christmas this year? Usually people find it stressful doing their last minute shopping, but that might not even be your focus this year with the pandemic. There was a scene in Jingle All the Way where store workers were making fun of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character for looking for the hottest selling Christmas toy on Christmas Eve. He snatched those two workers up by the collars as they sneered in his face and he said, “Where’s your Christmas spirit?” I wasn’t doing last minute shopping, but I found that I had to ask myself this question this year.

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last minute

clock with scattered number preparing for deadline

In this world, there are people that are masters at planning everything to the T. Then there are people that try to be planners, but no matter what, they don’t accomplish what they are trying to complete until the last minute. That is how you end up with people shopping for Christmas gifts the last weekend before Christmas. Despite people saying they hate the stress that comes with procrastination, I believe deep down there is some kind of thrill of accomplishing things at the last minute.

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celebrate good times

celebrating with confetti and champagne

Can you hear the song playing in your head? You probably hear “Celebration” for every special occasion lol. Well today is the day! My 50th post on Tr3s Face. Every single view, like, comment, and follow means a lot, so THANK YOU SO MUCH! Rather than writing new content for today, let’s take a stroll down the memory lane that started just a few months ago. I will share some of the posts that you all have seemed to enjoy…with some added commentary of course lol.

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bad at math

chalk board full of math problems

I’m not going to lie, these past few days I have been putting off posting because I wasn’t sure what to do for my 50th post on Tr3s Face. It’s such a special landmark, and I wanted to create the right post to bust out the cake and sparkling cider. However it turns out that my numbers were wrong, and this is actually my 49th post! I guess numbers really are not my thing.

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online validation

cell phone filled with social media likes

A few days ago, I tweeted for the first time in years. I wish I could say it felt good, but noooo, I was too busy being anxious about whether or not people would validate my tweet by liking or retweeting. I’ve talked before about how out of touch I am with social media practices. But I forgot about the part where I constantly check my phone after posting to see if there are any new notifications. How many of you all can relate to this?

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it’s been a minute

group of friends getting together

Chances are that you are not that person that makes an effort to chat with all 1,000 of your Facebook friends on a weekly basis (Some of them you probably haven’t even said a word to since accepting that friend request). It’s easy to fall out of touch with all of the individuals we have encountered in our lives, and we can take time to examine why that is the case. However, if you want to get the ball in that relationship rolling again, you need a line. My favorite is, “It’s been a minute.”

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just breathe

deep breaths during meditation

I think people have been holding their breath for the past few days waiting to see the results of the U.S. election. Now that a winner has been declared, there are emotions surging on both sides, but it is important to remember to breathe. “Squilliam Returns” is a funny episode of SpongeBob because all SpongeBob seems to know is fine dining and breathing. I laugh thinking about how Squidward had to tell SpongeBob to remember breathing, but the truth is there are so many times that I no longer find myself breathing.

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you hesitated

woman looking through rearview window

When you’re at the pool, do you test the water with your toes, or do you jump straight into the deep end? If you have to test the water, one could say that you are hesitating to get in the pool. I remember watching Frozen and laughing when Ana said, “You hesitated” because Kristoff didn’t answer a question right away. It was a bit unexpected with her being so direct in addressing this delay that could have been motivated by a doubt. However, how often do you think this phrase to yourself?