"We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love” -- Tom Robbins

How to be Smarter: Getting a large, analog clock hung in my room was the best thing I ever did for my running-late problem. And the quiet tick-tock is also really lulling late at night.

How to be Prettier: Coolest shower curtain I've ever seen.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you are a "normal," attractive person, who online dates, there are other "normal," attractive people who are also online dating. If you are a fun, outgoing person looking for love and are at a bar, there are other people in the bar who are fun, outgoing, and looking for love. If you are a smart person looking for someone special, there is another smart person out there looking for you.