More random thoughts today. This time it’s about giving. And doing stuff for other people. This came up in a recent mentoring session I had, and in a blog post I read recently. In both cases, the person I was talking to (or reading, as the case may be) was struggling with the idea of… Continue reading it’s for you…and me!
Today I'm thinking about the concept of work life, and personal life, and how sometimes there's a lot of pressure (or preference) to keeping those two things separate. This was prompted by an awesome conversation with one of my coworkers, who happens to be my partner-in-vaping-in-inappropriate-places-crime (you know who you are). He said that he… Continue reading I am a people!
When I decide to throw calorie counting to the winds, I like to do it in a highly visible, extremely obnoxious fashion. I bring you: karaoke night at our favorite divey karaoke bar from back in the day. Similar to the monthly coffee date, last night was a wonderfully long walk down memory lane, in… Continue reading get brunked…old school style
I've been thinking a lot lately about both the "good old days" (90s anyone?) and the bonds between people, specifically between me and my friends and family. Have you ever felt like suddenly all the people your life seemed to revolve around - or at least, orbit most of the time - are suddenly off… Continue reading the waaaaaayyy we weeeeeerrrrrreeeeee…
Somehow it never fails that we fail at something on our camping trips. This time it's not really our fault, it's more the weather. Which, although I like to think I can control a great many things in my life, weather is not one of them. The entire week before we got here: 80s. The… Continue reading it rains, it pours, it tacos (except when it’s HMS Boat)
October 8th marked my fourteen year anniversary with the company I work for. Let me say that again. Fourteen (14) year anniversary. I never in a million years thought that I'd work at a place this long, much less still feel as passionate about it and challenged today as I did fourteen years ago. Let's… Continue reading throwback thursdays (vol. 15): fourteen (that’s f-o-u-r-t-e-e-n) whole years.
For those of you that don't live in the Pacific Northwest, you might not know about the wonderful over-packed-ness that is the Washington State Fair. Also, previously known as the Puyallup Fair, which I can only assume they changed since no one from out of state could pronounce it. For those not from here, that's pronounced… Continue reading the fair! the fair!
So, for the last couple of weeks, my grandpa was asking me to come look through my grandma's stuff and take anything I wanted as mementos. I put it off for a few days, because honestly going through my grandma's stuff - mementos or not - was just too depressing to handle. Finally, however, I… Continue reading shinies
Before you ask, yes, this is about my beloved grandma. Last post about it, I promise. And also: family. And, being brave. My grandma's funeral was today. It was amazing to see everyone and hear all the ways she touched people's lives. I learned a bunch of things, actually, that I never knew about the… Continue reading well, i did it. i was a big weepy mess, but i did it.
Earlier this week, I bought a last minute pair of tickets to the NFC playoff game on January 10, my beloved Seahawks against the Carolina Panthers, in CenturyLink field here in Seattle. I geared up, navigated my way to SoDo, attended a 12th Man tailgater, and then made my way over to the stadium. Just… Continue reading goodbye, my grammies