"It's odd how people waiting for you stand out far less clearly than people you are waiting for" -- Jean Giraudoux

How to be Smarter: If you always make mountains out of molehills, the only thing people will trust you to manage is molehills.

How to be Prettier: I’m really trying to take shorter showers, as it dries out my skin less in the winter and is better for the environment. Getting a shower clock has been the most helpful thing I’ve done to reach that goal -- it’s much harder to lose track of time with a clock actually in the shower.

How to be (less) Awkward: If I get a text message that makes me smile, I take a screenshot of it on my iPhone. Later when I’m bored and flipping through my iPhone photos, seeing the text screenshot usually makes me smile all over again.

P.S. My half of a Flash Friday on Family Relationships in Your 20’s is up over at 40:20 Vision.