It’s holiday season, which is always a stressful time and made more stressful for people who are trying to lose weight. With Thanksgiving past, I am seeing the annual parade of posts about “hitting the gym” and “getting back on the horse.” This is hard for me. I am overweight. Technically, I am “obese” although… Continue reading Memories: Ideal Weight
So this entire post comes with history. A LOT of history. There are stories within stories here and I can’t fully explore them in a single post. So, I’ll skip some bits here and jump straight into the pieces you need (well, I’ll try, it’s hard to unpack all the inter-tangled pieces). All the best stories are… Continue reading Life Memories: Systemic Sexism
When I was kid (like eight maybe nine) my best friend came over and we watched Bambi. She had never seen it and I was shocked. How did someone make it to this age without seeing this Disney classic. So I fixed this oversight in her upbringing like a good friend should and would (and did!).… Continue reading Life Memories: Hunting Season
In my corporate 9-5 job there is a lot of discussion about finding & retaining “top talent” and how “skilled professionals” are scarce. These are sometimes extremely difficult conversations for me to engage in. Sometimes, after one of these I have to go to the bathroom and sit in a stall for a few minutes… Continue reading Politics: “Top Talent” Scarcity
Last spring I ran away with the man I’m in love with and got married. God that is still a lot of a fun to say. This year, I took the week of our anniversary as vacation. It was very good, especially because I can’t remember the last time I took a full week of… Continue reading Life Memories: Paper Anniversary
Poor little mousey. Dead little mousey. Mousey with no head. I only wanted to play… I grew up with this snippet of a poem. I don’t even remember any more of it. The problem of course is when mousey still has a head. When mousey is scared witless. When mousey is trying to hide under… Continue reading Memories: Poor Little Mousey….
In 2008 I was fired from my first out-of-college job. She short version is that it was a family owned/run business and I wasn’t family. This was at the beginning of September. In case you don’t remember, September is sort of when several banks declared bankruptcy. And I was asking for unemployment with almost 1/2… Continue reading Life Memories: Milk