She claims that she does so much for games journalism and criticizes new comers to the industry. Before even meeting/reading anything anyone writes, she tells them to give up. It's one thing to be a good writer/journalist/columnist, but it's another to hate on everyone and act like you are the be all-end all. I follow her on twitter just to piss myself off really.
Dude, everyone loses sometimes! You just got to keep at it! The best way to get better is to make mistakes and learn from them! Train harder and don't stop fighting! You'll get em next time!
Also, never look at anything you do in life as a "waste" that's a terrible attitude! Life is about taking chances and doing things you never thought you would/could do! Not many people can say they participated in an MMA fight!
My girlfriends family does this and I never understood it. Every time they need to use the oven there is a stack of pots and pans on the counter. I guess it makes sense if you have little room, but if you have a full kitchen this shouldn't happen! It is pretty funny though.