In which Rosianna shares some phone skills advice for those of you who hate telephone calls or just don’t feel like you know how to make one.
Job/Internship advice video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST-ZACNe93g
Previous video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjpKwpyFOHQ&feature=share&list=UU09TnEfWiPZptifvgYxwC4Q
my shop!: http://society6.com/Rosianna
Circle me: https://plus.google.com/101716875974260276780/posts
Already lots of great advice in comments!
Rosianna is my assistant, and she is very very very very good at her job, and one of the reasons is that she is never afraid to call anyone ever.
Honestly, if you are starting out in ANY CAREER, the ability to call strangers without fear is one of the most useful skills you can have.
That said, I can’t even call for a pizza without anxiety. I’ll be like, “But what if they don’t want to talk to me?” And Sarah will be like, “It is a pizza delivery company. They are excited to receive calls, as it means they will soon have money. Their business is to receive calls,” And I’ll be like, “I don’t know. I don’t want to bother them.” So yeah. Listen to Rosianna.
Still so incredible.
If I had a quarter for every time I cried at one of P!nk’s performances, I’d be a rich man.
Honestly, after “Try This” came out, if you told me that one day P!nk’s music would touch me in ways I didn’t know music could touch me, I’d call you a fucking liar.
But now I hear songs like “Who Knew” and “Beam Me Up” and know what they’re about, and can’t listen to them without crying. And I can’t even talk about “The Great Escape” without getting choked up.
Basically, everyone needs to bow down to P!nk because she regularly challenges herself to do greater things and it results in performances like this which are visually stunning, touching, and not to mention sung live.
P!nk is a boss ass bitch and I’ll take anyone down who thinks otherwise.
Let me just echo everything broodingsoul said above and add that, while seemingly simple, this performance remains one of the most evocative and artful things ever aired on a music awards show in the last 20 years. Do yourself a favor and watch it. It also happens to be one of my favorite P!nk songs, showing off her extraordinarily rich alto and her impeccable sense of phrasing and pitch.
I think it’s almost inarguable that P!nk is easily one of the most underrated musicians, singers and songwriters alive. Not only is she incredibly talented, and not only does she consistently conduct her life and her dealings with her fans and the media with a tremendous amount of dignity and integrity, but her compassion, kindness and concern for other people, especially young women, shine through in all of her work and her public persona. I have so much respect and admiration for her.
Her songs are unflinchingly honest, and while they are sometimes (though not always) about love, you’re more apt to find themes of celebrating resilience, surviving and not ever apologizing for who you are, flaws and all.
She also gets bonus points for never, ever letting people pit her in a cat fight against other female singers. Her music and her work are never for a man’s gaze; they are for her, for expression and for connecting to her audience. Her songs are truly life-changing; her voice is beautiful. She is beautiful, inside and out.
So, yeah, what broodingsoul said :) I hope y’all are watching the video; it’s truly stunning.
Just watched this gorgeous trailer for an interesting new film called Belle that promises both 18th century period eye candy, and wrestling with racial prejudices in society. The cast looks very solid as well. Do take a look!
Here’s the summary from the link:
The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Captain in the Royal Navy finds her unique social standing become instrumental in the campaign to end slavery in England after meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son.
Men who want to flirt with women have to realize: Women live in a state of continual vigilance about sexual safety. It’s like having a mild case of hay fever that never goes away. It’s not debilitating. You’re not weak. You’re not afraid. You just suck it up and get on with your life. It’s nothing that’s going to stop you from making discoveries, or climbing mountains, or falling in love. Sometimes you can almost forget about it. It doesn’t mean it’s not there, subtly sucking your energy. You learn to avoid situations that make it worse and seek out conditions that make it better.
If a female stranger is wary around you, it is not because she suspects you are a rapist, or that all men are rapists. It’s because a general level of circumspection is what vigilance requires. Don’t take it personally.
If this frustrates you, try to remember that women are blamed for lapsed vigilance. If a woman does get raped, everyone rushes to see where she let her guard down. Was she drinking? Was she alone? Was she wearing a short skirt? Did she go to a strange man’s room for coffee at 4am?
A woman must be seen to be vigilant as well as be vigilant. If she is deemed insufficiently vigilant, she will be at least partly blamed for any sexual violence that befalls her. If she’s regarded as downright reckless, that “evidence” can be used to completely exonerate her rapist. If it comes down to a he said/she said dispute over whether sex was consensual, as so many rape cases do, the dispute becomes a referendum on whether the woman seems like the sort of reckless person who would have sex with a stranger.
If a woman does go back to a strange man’s hotel room at 4am, even if she only wants a coffee and conversation, she’s more or less given him the power to rape her. No jury is going to believe she went up there for anything but sex. So, don’t be surprised if a stranger reacts badly to that suggestion.
This is accurate and extremely well-said and 100% more coherent than I could ever be, although I will try to keep the phrasing of that whole first paragraph in mind.
Let’s just take a second to appreciate that Loki fights like his mum.
And that’s awesome.
"Loki, sweetheart, you cannot fight just like Thor. You are puny. Your best tools are speed, cunning, and magic."
"But isn’t magic cheating, mother?"
"In war, the cheaters live, love."
Fun fact: Tom and Rene decided back during the first Thor movie that their headcanon for their characters was that they were very close and Frigga WAS the one who taught him fighting and magic.