Jillian Is.

Old Blog Posts

All these posts happened before 2013. If you’re looking for a taste of the old me, look no further.

Your Job is Some BS.

Black and white plaid trousers with shiny black pumps

Yeah, you read me right. And I mean exactly what you think I mean. Of course it’s more fun to receive life advice from a person who has achieved life perfection – but some amazing advice comes from those of us who have taken a comprehensive sightseeing adventure though Diditwrongville. Follow me on a tour…

Making faces at the computer screen


Remind yourself that engaging with other users on the internet is like making a scene at the mall. Do you want to be rubbernecked in writing? For….EVER? If you have to air a dispute, make sure it’s worth being spliced into the evening news. Otherwise, practice the time-honored art of making faces at your screen and take a cue from this Kids in the Hall sketch:

4 things you say that piss people off:

I'm yawning and ignoring you

Yep. It’s you. You and I both fall victim to our own self-centric thinking sometimes. We also both recoil when we collide with the self-centric statements of others. What are these statements? What 4 statements do we say and hear that are guaranteed to cause (and this is a real medical term) acute irritation of the nerves?

How depression is like a forest fire

Huge Wild Mushroom June 2009.1

Remind you of a forest fire? I mean the natural kind, the kind they taught you about in middle school science class. A forest is just sitting there minding its own business and suddenly a dead-but-still-standing tree is struck by lightening. It sparks a fire, and that fire consumes everything in its path until…it stops.