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Things and Stuff

This is a bit of a mental purge, so please bear with me.

  • I feel as though I’m missing the boat on my career somehow. Fundamentally, I believe in the power of collaboration. I believe that together people achieve more than an individual could possibly. But now, maybe just today, I feel like I’m heading nowhere fast on this current path. I’m tired of doing “my real work” after hours and working for a paycheck during regular work hours. I know that it stinks of midlife crisis. I really don’t care. I feel like I’m wasting time. The only thing worse to me than wasting time is waiting. They’re pretty closely related. I’m not sure what I’m waiting for.
  • I am so incredibly in love with CCS that I disgust myself sometimes. He’s so kind and understanding and smart and clever. Amazing. And I am thankful that the planets aligned to make him mine. Seriously… Wow. And.. Yay! 🙂
  • Also, cat fur.
  • I don’t think I’m entirely finished with my rant, but I do think that I’ve gotten a good deal of it out. I needed that first bullet point to be free. Pen to paper or at least fingers to keyboard. Good stuff.

I’ll try to write more often. I’m taking a MOOC about online reputation and personal branding, so this might morph a few times and/or it may disappear completely. Time will tell.

Love and peace.


December 10: New Traditions

What new traditions do you want to start this year?
I can only think of one. And I think this might only be because our holiday season is brimming with new traditions as a couple. I’d like to make a mini-marathon in the spring (either the 500 or the Flying Pig) a new tradition beginning in 2013. CCS and I are registered to walk the 500 mini-marathon in May. It will be our first mini. It’s a daunting challenge on the horizon but I’m confident that we can both complete it. It’ll take come work, but we’re definitely able.


It might be just a rumor, but I’ll admit that these were 8 very happy minutes for me this evening.

Think Kit 2012

I’m game for Think Kit 2012! One prompt should help me produce one post here each day in December. Come along! Image

Have you ever passed the salt and pepper?

Have you ever?
Have you ever?


Yes, I’m still here. The Emerson-inspired navel-gazing was too much for me to handle. Very repetitive and really not as inspiring as I’d hoped. The good news is that I’m on to new and more fulfilling challenges. Namely, I’ve given up Diet Coke for 30 days (and likely for good). This study was the one that pushed me over the edge. Now that I’m looking, there are many more horrid studies out there about how harmful aspartame and diet soft drinks are than I expected. Pretty tragic really. Only one headache so far. To help with my breakup, I’ve asked friends and family on Facebook to come along for the ride. There are nine members of our group (a few are former soft drink addicts there to offer support). So far I think we’re still all on the wagon.

Oh Happy Day Goes to Paris

Oh Happy Day Goes to Paris and I soooo want to go with her. How cool would it be to win a weeklong trip for two to Paris?!