This Week’s Friday Feelz

Continuing on last week’s idea (see that post), I am doing another Friday Feelz post where I share tidbit of what I am feeling this week. Here goes…. Tired: I usually roll my eyes at those who complain about the start and end of daylight savings time because I rarely have issues adjusting – and,…

Tuesday’s Internal Dialog, So Far….

7:30 am – WTF is this email about? 8 am – So why are we having this meeting? 8:05 am – Who the fuck would actually do it this way? 8:15 am – They are worrying about maybe $50-100, but there are 8 people in this room who are now focused on this missing $100…

Motivational Monday

A week or so ago, I heard Rabbi Jonathan Sacks speak on Ted Radio Hour. He talked about how glorifying individual groups is stifling dialog – and how the real return to community is through dialog. I recommend you go here and listen to his seven and a half minutes of audio. I haven’t watched…

Friday Feelz

I’m stealing this idea from a (now-former) Portland Thorns soccer player (Kendall) who has a neat website and newsletter surrounding women in soccer called Arrow Living. She came up with the name based on this quote: She writes about a lot of things that inspire here including her own story as a professional athlete. She…

25 out of 31

25 out of 31 days is how many days last month I blogged. Damn. I was trying to go for every day, but that didn’t happen and that’s ok. It was nice sitting down and organizing my thoughts and just sort of talking into the ether, as I like to call it. And some of…

Current Mood

About halfway to work and halfway through my morning cup of coffee, I realize that the above gif was my current mood. Usually this time of year, the rain and clouds and dark fuel this kind of mood, but I don’t have that to blame today because it’s sunny and clear and beautiful outside. I…

#MeToo?

A week or so ago, women were challenged to post #MeToo as their status as a way to show people how many women have experience with sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape. What ensued was pretty much every female friend of mine on Facebook posting #MeToo. And with the #MeToo sometimes followed with a single…

Love and Hate

"Warm up time," he says to me as I get in position to start this session. With each minute that passes, the tension is building – the body is getting warm then I can feel the cadence change when he decides the warm-up is done. As each minute passes and the pain rises and subsides…

My Day So Far in GIFs

On my team are two strong personalities who have been developers in IT for 20+ years. This is how they work together: It really doesn’t matter who is in the room with them – business users, executives, third party vendors – it never stops them from communicating with each other like this: And as the…

Are you happy?

"Are you happy?" A year ago, someone asked me this – and I just remember sitting there trying to figure out the way to answer. Was I happy? I was content in terms of satisfied where life was at. I wasn’t working but enjoying exploring my photography. I was enjoying the lack of stress the…