Em has been particularly difficult today
Who would have thought
That yelling “I’m so f****** serious!” in my sleep would require an explanation.
You had me at "Meat Tornado"
Also I may have sounded Canadian in the video
Mangled part of my video for work when I said...
I was trying so hard not to say “shart”
This just in
Eric Cantor is more attractive than David Axelrod. That is all.
I’ve spent some time at CNN… with Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, Fox News,...– The Scoop on Aaron Sorkin’s New HBO Series Key words here: Sorkin HBO Eeeeeeeeek (via clapifyoulikeme) This is like the third best moment of my life.
State of the Union Day! →
I hesitate to even post this. It’s my latest corporate blog post. But I’m not only a blogger and a software tester, I’m also the Google Analytics data analyst for my company. And I know how few of you visited when I posted the last one. For shame.
Lazy but not lazy
I feel busy, but I’m not that busy. I’m looking for an excuse to not drive two hours each way to Oklahoma City for a board meeting tomorrow. It’s an organization I really care about, but my impact at the meeting feels small compared to what I could be doing with that time. Namely catching up on paperwork I need to complete for said organization to get ready for a conference...
Attending a software testing webinar from home on...
I only have one monitor. Like it’s Soviet Russia.
Thanks for letting me see your hole!!– Dinosaur Train
Parks and Recreation > Community > 30 Rock > The...
Because you need to find a bigger sucker for the pyramid scheme to work right.
Living Social and Groupon:
Making it easier to justify buying crap you don’t need
2 Legit 2 Quit
I'm making a "how-to" style of video for work
It’s gonna be on our company’s YouTube. People will see it. Did you know that some people don’t get painfully nervous before doing stuff like this?
Finding a better daycare for your child.
Sweet story about "All in the Family", 40 years... →
If you can empathize a little bit too much with...
Maybe it’s time to start taking a little bit more time for yourself. Yay for foresight and having a partner around.
I’m the baby, Mommy’s the mommy, and Daddy’s the daddy.– Quite an imagination, this one.
I'm getting increasingly irritated about my...
Winter Gala - Advertised from 4 to 6pm, which was supposed to consist of the songs that Emerson was supposed to be working on for “homework”, including Jingle Bell Rock and Frosty the Snowman. 2 days prior to event, I asked the center assistant director what the deal was with the Winter Gala, since I usually am not able to get there until 5 and was wondering whether I should leave...
thetaoofpaul asked: Hello? How are you? Did I imagine it or did you post something about facebook the other day? I was looking back through as I made a mental note to mention it to you but can't see anything in your posts.
I don't want to get into a tragedy d*** measuring...
But I’m really tired of people comparing the shootings in Arizona with the Oklahoma City Bombing. 6 people dead vs. 168 people dead Mentally ill individual vs. a conspiracy of at least 3 cold, calculating individuals whose intention was to scare, not just hurt The shooting is incredibly sad and incredibly unfortunate. But stop trying to make each tragedy sound as bad as or worse than the...
You won’t find “stop bothering me, this tragedy isn’t my...– Erza Klein - Sarah Palin’s missed opportunity
Parenting with Pie Charts →
My first attempt at corporate blogging. Enjoy!
Gosh I wish more people would use the Arizona...
I remember talking on the phone with my dad
I’d call him on my lunch hour. Every Monday. Even two days before he died. He sounded horrible. Don’t really know how we got into that routine. I just looked back one day and realize that it had happened. I get sad on Mondays. But today is Tuesday. So I need to man up.
Lose It buddies
I’m ashankle at gmail. It helps.
I really wish we would have world peace. So that wars would end and fighting...– Me, 5th grade. Gaming the system for a poetry writing contest. I also submitted a drawing that had children holding hands around an Earth-like object. I think my drawing actually placed. Know your audience.
Jan 10 Brain Dump
I wish my daughter would poop. It’s been Christmas Day since I have personally witnessed her pooping. She says she has pooped at daycare, though the teacher I spoke with was not able to confirm. She’s acts a little irritated sometimes, and I’m trying not to play out the worst case scenario in my head…a blockage that explodes and leads to sepsis. It’s like one of...
Jan 6 Brain Dump
Event last night went great, despite some backstage angry words and the re-resignation of a board member during setup. Yes, re-resignation, I chose not to accept his first one. Pro move I got from The West Wing. Back to my other to-do list. There’s a lot of stuff on my list I just don’t *feel* like doing. Like dealing with my dad’s estate bank accounts, now that that’s...
How some toddlers are more emotionally stable than some adults. I wish everyone were as easygoing as I am. It’d be so much…easier.
Jan 5 Brain Dump
Church event thingy is tonight. Ready to have it over with. As Tony Haywood from BP said, “I’d like my life back”. Looking like the trip to see Grandma Mary (my mom) in Kansas might be in jeopardy due to possible bad weather. Considering putting it off if the forecast doesn’t improve soon. Can’t believe it has been nearly a year since San Francisco. Had a talk...
Jan 4 Brain Dump
I saw a TED Talk this morning about the importance of being vulnerable in building connections. It has me pretty uneasy right now. I have worked damn hard to close myself off to feeling things, especially talking about them, so that I can function as a member of society. I am comfortably numb. If you talk about things, they become more real. It is incredibly rare that I feel better after...
In the first three sentences of the letter...
I used the word “nice” three times.
Writing thank you notes in descending order of the...
Cuz that’s just good practical sense right there.
I’ll be the mother of a 3 year old this year.
Reading a book about ADHD
I want to punch a wall