"You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen" -- Paul Simon

How to be Smarter: Maybe, if you keep looking back, you haven't found the right thing to move forward with yet. How to be Prettier: I love the look on a Friday night of a short bandage skirt with a silk tank in a fun color tucked into it, with awesome heels.

How to be (less) Awkward: When you are getting a manicure, it is hard to turn the pages on the magazine in your lap once she starts putting the color on. So right before she starts, turn to a page that is a lot of pictures or a lot of words that will keep you occupied for a while.