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Archive for February 2012

The Secret to Finding an Extra Day Every Month

Happy Leap Year Day! Today we get an extra day tacked onto the end of February. I’m a little fuzzy about the importance of Leap Year, but I think it has something to do with keeping our calendar aligned with the seasons. We wouldn’t want to eventually get snow in the middle of summer, right?…

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Fiftyfifty.me Challenge: February Recap

I’ve completed Month 2 of the Fiftyfifty.me challenge! The goal is to read 50 books and watch 50 movies in 2012. Here’s a recap of my February progress. Books The No Brainer Wardrobe The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 Nudge Crush It! Why…

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No Dumping: Why No One Benefits From Complaining

I’ve lived in San Francisco for almost a year, but it still feels like another world to me. Take for instance these blue signs on the ground that read “No Dumping.” It’s not clear to me what the crab is supposed to convey. Do some inconsiderate people throw live or eaten crabs down the drain?…

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Who Do You Thank in Your Acceptance Speech?

And the award goes to… YOU! Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh! People pat you on the back and shake your hands while you make your way down the aisle, being careful not to step on the hem of your jewel-encrusted gown. Applause fills the room as you gracefully ascend the stairs to collect that shining award. “It’s heavier than…

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Take a Risk and See What You’re Made Of

The best job I ever had was the one where I took my clothes off for money. Um, let me start at the beginning… I was 19 years old and a sophomore in college. I had recently been dumped by a cheating boyfriend (my 2nd cheating boyfriend in less than a year). I was feeling…

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When Stress Brings Out the Worst in You

So…I went a little nutso over the weekend. First, my work e-mails were out of control because I had been on a business trip for 3 days. I then had 2 vacation days that weren’t very restful because, apparently, my projects fall apart when I’m not chained to my laptop. Next, Chris and I bought…

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Keep Your Ducks in a Row and Other Bad Advice

Normal duck…normal duck…WACKY DUCK!…normal duck…. I love the “duck crossing” street signs in my neighborhood. The third duck in the line seems to be having the time of his life strutting across Main Street. That little duck’s got attitude. He’s not content to be just another duck in a row. Have you heard that phrase before—keep…

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