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When Stress Brings Out the Worst in You

February 22, 2012

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

February 20, 2012

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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Take a Personal Day Already!

February 16, 2012

Today is my birthday, and I’m doing something absolutely amazing! Bungee jumping? Dancing naked on a beach under the stars? Crashing an ultra-exclusive party in LA to schmooze with the rich and famous? Nope. I’m taking the day off. Taking a personal day might not seem all that amazing to most folks, but everyone should take…

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Valentine’s Day Link Love

February 14, 2012

I’m in Chicago this week for work stuff. (Oh yeah…I have a job outside this blog…I guess I better be productive or something…) Don’t worry, I’m still traveling in style. Anyhoo, while I’m freezing my butt off in the Windy City, here are some sweet links for Valentine’s Day that are sure to warm your…

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 12, 2012

I’m a pickup artist. No, I don’t hang out in bars reciting cheesy come-ons (“You must be tired ‘cause you’ve been running through my mind all day…heh heh heh”). I’m the type of person who’s always picking up things that other people drop. Here are some examples: A woman was putting on her coat and…

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