Category Archives: Work

Thank You for Being Born

I love birthdays – yours, mine and everybody else’s. I just got back from Las Vegas for my friend Rebecca’s birthday, I’m taking my mom to Laguna Beach tonight for her birthday, and I head to Chicago tomorrow for my … Continue reading

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Moving is Underrated

A good friend of mine just reenacted my move from Phoenix to California for work and she’s finding that moving is not all rainbows and unicorns. She spent her 4th of July weekend fending off broken alarm systems, appliance delivery snafus, and … Continue reading

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Little Bo Peep was Multitasking

I’ve always been successful at time management. I meet every deadline and am always the first to arrive at a get-together. While this is partially just a sense of tacit responsibility, I’m also a skilled multitasker. I blow dry my … Continue reading

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Elevator Music

Contrary to what you may feel after a ride on the Luxor’s famed inclinator, the Tower of Terror at California Adventure, or (I assume) Willy Wonka’s mystical glass masterpiece, elevator rides are pretty predictable. You step in, push a button, … Continue reading

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Stop Eating My Low Hanging Fruit

I was chatting with a friend the other day about skiing when I caught myself say “black diamonds are just not in my wheelhouse.” Like a good friend, she immediately called me on bringing corporate jargon into my personal life, … Continue reading

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Work Travel Withdrawal

When I got my new position at work about a year ago I was ecstatic. It meant an exciting job in social media and an even more exciting move to California. It also meant my days of work travel (aka … Continue reading

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Fools

The scene is Christmas Day 1991. Snow falls in the Chicago suburbs as an eleven year old girl in red snowman socks (that she still owns) wakes up at 7AM and runs to the tree to scope out the loot. … Continue reading

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It’s Really Not a Throne: Unsanctioned Bathroom Behavior

Whether on an airplane, in your office, or a at a restaurant, a “rest”room should be just that – a place to take a breather, escape the crazies, and have peace and quiet for two minutes. Yet these days, more … Continue reading

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I’m Telling Your Mother

In second grade, my best friend and I fought like sisters over our Barbie collections. I was an only child, therefore my Barbies were ladies – always properly clothed with flowing platinum blonde coifs, perfect manicures and, for that matter, … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Small Talk

I don’t drink coffee. I love the aroma, but I’ve always been disappointed that something that looks so much like rich, dark chocolate tastes so much like a taxi driver’s breath. So rather than a jolt of caffeine to perk … Continue reading

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