I flew Southwest Airlines for the first time in my life yesterday. The experience was unexpected to say […]
Category Archive: Random Stuff
I have an unfortunate habit of internalizing other peoples bad behavior. I witness an objectionable, selfish act and it immediately triggers a full body/behavior scan to evaluate if I am guilty of said behavior.
I am very easily embarrassed on behalf of others – strangers, acquaintances, TV actors – doesn’t matter. For years I couldn’t watch an episode of Happy Days because the characters embarrassed themselves every other minute and it killed me. I would get up and leave the room.
Saturday night we were out with friends and decided to go to dinner in a busy entertainment district […]
…as in constrictor. We took a short, fast vacation to visit family over the recent holiday weekend (95% […]
I have been on a months long quest to figure out how to better interact with a person who is driving me up the wall with passive-aggressive behavior while also developing “my personal career plan”. At first these seemed like separate tasks, but they converged pretty quickly.
As is my habit I dove into piles of books on psychological profiling, enhanced communication and other equally sexy topics. A am very predictable when faced with any problem or question – first, find a book.
I just finished a book where all the women friends tell each other in great detail about their sex lives. Usually while eating ice cream or bakery in their jammies. These descriptions include cute, short-hand words for various positions and intensity, as well as props for “gettin what you need”. I am woman hear me roar.
I am currently reading books on personality types in order to manage a prickly situation. As I am well aware that we can’t change anyone but ourselves. So of course these are self-help books.
While I have gained many new insights from “Type Talk at Work” and “Fundamentals of Organizational Communication”, the most interesting bits are from a book I stumbled on because it was nearby on the virtual shelf. The online public library system has very broad keyword sorting so next to the work related material was “Your Erotic Personality: Identifying and Understanding Your Sexual Self.” Who can resist?
I live in a snowy place. Also unpredictable in that it could snow anytime between October and April […]
I am the swearing mommy, I confess. I have been managing my impulse to use profanity with mixed […]
Seeing as it is the “holiday season” there is more hugging going on than is typical. Friends hug you, your boss hugs you, acquaintances hug you, sometimes even strangers hug you. The stranger is usually the +1 dragged to party.
I almost never initiate hugs, but I always reciprocate. The almost is for friends kids under the age of eight and people that I know are “huggy”. Once a kid gets to be about nine years old hugs from people outside of the family can seem creepy.
Every day I treat myself to a 5-minute fantasy. I get two emails a day to remind me […]
I had to take a new co-worker out to lunch today. She had just started a few weeks […]
Comfort. Comfortable. Comforting. Comfort food. Comfortless. Cold comfort. Outside the comfort zone. Too close for…
I had to buy a new car. It was time. The old one was putting the mechanic’s kids […]
I am bored with my job. My work contributes to the good in the world and I do […]