25 January 2010

Life List, Part 1

We all have those life lists, kicking around in the back of our minds. I figure no better time than now to start putting these ideas down.

1. Get my driver's license.
2. Live abroad again - a few months, years, ex-pat it up, anything.
3. Own multiple pairs of glasses at the same time so I can choose my specs based on how I feel in the morning.
4. Throw out all my mismatched hangers and buy those slim velvet ones.
5. Improve my posture.
6. Eat more local and healthy (for me and the planet) food.
7. Go on Jeopardy!
8. Have dolmades in Greece.
9. Be in a play again.
10. Buy my own place.
11. Unlock the Spanish I know is trapped in my mind.
12. Learn how to darn a sock.
13. Go to Ireland to see where my dad's family is from.
14. Build and sustain a greenhouse.
15. Have more cut and potted flowers and plants in my house.
16. Learn how to can food.
17. Sing Queen at a karaoke bar.

An awkward place to stop but I don't want it to get too forced. Updates as I see fit.

20 January 2010


Shirts I Want

Shirts I Recently Purhcased

And yes, I fully plan to wear all of these to work.

19 January 2010


- I'm 99% sure that I'm willing to buy what will be one of my most expensive pairs of shoes but I don't want to buy them online without trying them on first. I need to find a brick and mortar storefront.
Karel, shut up. I know you hate them.

- I remember her story on FAO Scwharz from a long time ago but rediscovering her today has been tops. If I ever make it up to New York, I will have to find her. Not in a creepy, stalker way but in a fan of her self-deprecating humor kinda way.

- I know that many people have already given to help out Haiti, and I'm impressed with the American Red Cross's text giving campaign, though mostly from a way to use social media to mobilize people than as a way to help people in need. I'm not going to slight anyone who gives and is trying to help, but I recommend checking charities out on charitynavigator.org before giving. The American Red Cross only gets three (out of four) stars. I chose Doctors Without Borders, because in addition to getting four out of four stars, they are taking down an inflatable hospital. Moon bounce healing FTW.

13 January 2010


So, 2010 so far has been kinda meh. Sure, there have been some fun times but last week at work, I was crazy busy getting back on track after holiday break and feeling really drained. Then the weekend came and due to big nights, my Saturday was pretty much a waste. I mean, I did watch 10 episodes of Secret Life of an American Teenager but I didn't move for several hours or shower or see anyone from the outside world, so I'm going to mark it as a lost day.


Something changed today. One of my coworkers is going to be out of town next week, meaning I will be running a weekly meeting we have with consultants. I love agendas and order and being the timekeeper and making sure things get done. And I get to do that next week.

Then, I wasn't invited to a meeting later in the day that I needed to be at. And I invited myself to it and ended up moving things along and decisions were made based on things that I said and things I did.

One thing about my job: I've only been in my position for a few months, but I've been in the office for over a year and a half. My previous title was Office Coordinator, and while it has helped me that in my previous position I worked with everyone in the office, it was certainly a support position and I still get the feeling that people forget about my new job and still think of me as the part time person who orders paper. Like forgetting to invite me to important meetings.

So, this just gets me fired up. And added to my previous boost of hosting a meeting, I just got a shot of "damn, you a sexy bitch!" Try to find a word to describe that isn't disrespectful. No but seriously, it was just like I wanted to smack the Tatiana of the past week and a half into shape and tell her she's the bomb.

Whoa, this post is kinda all over the place. That's what happens when you start writing a post during Modern Family and finish it during Three Sheets.