The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

5 Interesting Things About Me


The Recovering Pessimist: 5 Interesting Things About Me. -- Just a few things about me that I wanted to share with you. | #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistI’m a pretty awesome person toots horn. At least, that’s what my friends tell me. So, I wanted to share five interesting things about myself with you.


Let’s do this!

1. I’m (sarcastically) hilarious.

Not funny, but hilarious. Yes, there is a difference. My humor is based in sarcasm, so it’s no surprise my jokes/comments tend to fly over some folks’ heads because they miss the sarcasm. Oh wells.

2. I don’t like people.

Kidding! Well, sorta. My day job involves interacting with the public and let’s just say after a long day, I’m over John & Jane Q. Public.

3.  I hate being awake before 10 a.m.

Which is ironic considering the majority of the  jobs I’ve had had start times of  8 a.m. My brain isn’t fully functioning before 10 a.m. and neither is my creativity.

4. I love drag queens.

Drag queens make me happy. We all need something that makes them happy right?

5. When I’m stressed, I hum the “Peanuts” theme song.

You can’t tell me that song doesn’t lift your spirits.

 Now it’s your turn. Tell me something interesting about you.


Updated October 8, 2015

Thankful: Pandora #XD31


I tend to choose stations based on my mood(s) at the moment. With Pandora, stations can be chosen by artist or genre. You can also build upon existing stations by adding artists or songs that you’re interested in and Pandora will search for similar music. For example, today I  started with Lady Gaga and ended with Tito Puente.

Dope right?


Edited January 28, 2015


Grateful: Earbuds #XD31

Earphones(Ear Bud type Phones). Picture taken ...

Earphones(Ear Bud type Phones). Picture taken by Duncan Lock and released into the Public Domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you see me out and about, it’s highly likely that I have earbuds in my ears. Between my lack of filter and people’s lack of manners, plugging myself in keeps me from saying something to someone that will have them seeking solace in chocolate.

Even if I’m not plugged in, I still won’t hold a conversation with you. If that makes me antisocial, so be it. Get yourself some business and stay out of mine.

Carry on.

inserts earbuds

Grateful: Honey Whiskey #XD31


What I’m currently drinking now. (Image via

Vodka used to be my girl, but somewhere in our relationship, I  fell out of love with her. Soon after, a friend introduced me to honey whiskey and I’ve been in love ever since.

To me, honey whiskey is really smooth with a sweet, but not overly sweet, aftertaste. It tastes great alone, but it’s awesome in honey chamomille tea.


Thankful: York Peppermint Patties #XD31


Dark chocolate on the outside with a cool mint sensation on the inside. Mmmm…I love York Peppermint Patties. It’s just enough chocolate and mint to satisfy a chocolate craving. Here’s a tip. If you put them in the freezer, they taste awesome! Just let them warm up in your hands for a bit before yo rip the wrapper off.

All praises to the candy gods.

Thankful: Silk Dark Chocolate Pure Almond Milk #XD31


Silk Pure Almond Dark Chocolate Milk (Half Gallon)

Every once in a while, I’ll come across a product that’s obsession-worthy. Something so dope that you stock up on it for fear of it becoming popular with the masses.

For the past month, I’ve been obsessed with Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk. This lactose and dairy-free milk is the truth and the light. It’s not grossly thick and since cows aren’t involved in the process, I don’t get sick from drinking it.

In the beginning, it was plentiful. With all good things, the masses caught wind and screwed up availability. Now, I’ve got to go on covert missions to find it in stores. The things I do to for an obsession.

Silk, I thank you for the creative genius behind this awesome product.


Thank you: Online Shopping #XD31


I love shopping. The experience of shopping at an actual brick and motor store is fun. I enjoy the challenge of looking for items at the lowest possible price makes my inner cheapskate giddy.

Well, I used to enjoy shopping.

Over the years, I’ve become less tolerant of people and their lack of common sense and mannerisms. I can’t really point out a particular incident that contributed to this, but I’m over people. It’s not the employees that ruin my experience. It’s the other shoppers that make me want to extend my leg out to trip them when they invade my personal space. Or their children who step on my feet and don’t excuse themselves. The assholes that get into the check out line with a return even though there’s a separate line for returns. These folks get on my damn nerves!!

Praise the retail gods for online shopping. From the comforts of my home, I can point and click to my heart’s delight. Free shipping is my best friend, there are no lines, and most importantly, no people!! I can shop for the best deals in my underwear while saving money and maintaining my patience level.

Online shopping, this proud introvert thanks you. Salute!

Current Obsession: Tamia – “Because of You”


For those times when I need to be reminded that I didn’t get to where I am by myself.

School is in Session Hunty


One of my friends got me hooked on this video. Feel free to get your entire life.

P.S. Thanks “TT” blows kisses

Current Obsession: Britney Spears


Happy Friday!!! I’ve been singing a lot of Britney Spears songs in my head lately. Lady Gaga’s Pandora station is totally blamed for this. Anyway, I wanted to share my jams for the week. Enjoy!


Updated April 23, 2015

Current Obsession: Emeli Sande


I am the type of person that will play an album to DEATH!! I’ll know every word and ad-lib by the time I’m done obsessing over it. Last night, I downloaded Emeli Sande’s album “Our Version of Events” after hearing her music on one of VH1’s TV shows.

Sidebar For the life of me, I can’t remember if it was “Single Ladies” or “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta”. **

The emotion in her voice strikes a nerve with me. The tracks that had me screaming “Yassssssss” in my head:

“Where I Sleep”

“Read All About It”


I’m not a big fan of radio since it’s the same songs being played over and over (and over) again. Most of the music I’m obsessed with comes from TV shows, movies, various online forums and of course, Twitter. If you have any artists you’re obsessing over, let me know.

Check, check, check ya later!

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