Month: April 2008

Stuck in the Muck

My head feels gooey and gloppy inside – like all my thoughts which were previously spinning have gotten caught up in a huge mud bath, and now they can barely move. I have an annoying amount of congestion – just enough to make my glands tender and my ears hurt a little. I’m sneezing a lot. Whenever I start to feel less than perky, … Read More Stuck in the Muck

Learning to Live in Limbo

“Worlds Fair” by Esao Andrews If the Universe has been trying to teach me lessons in my adulthood, the biggest one is probably about how to live peacefully in the present moment without knowing all the answers of tomorrow. My adult life has been filled with crazy situations where I didn’t know what was going on and felt frozen – incapable of moving until … Read More Learning to Live in Limbo

Lock Your Doors and Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

My middle child is very safety-conscious. She recently put this sign on the inside of our front door. My 6-year-old son saw it and decided to add his two cents at the bottom. It says, “I don’t know if this is true” and he signed his name underneath that. I’m so proud of both of them, for completely different reasons. Babies are wonderful, sweet-smelling … Read More Lock Your Doors and Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

Dream a Dream, then Stand Back and Watch the Show

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau You really aren’t going to believe this one – it’s a made-for-Oprah story that completely supports the idea that “what you think about, you bring about.” I … Read More Dream a Dream, then Stand Back and Watch the Show

Angry Letter to Addicts

I really don’t know where this letter came from, but it welled up inside of me instantly this afternoon, after I received some ill-timed news indirectly from my addicted landlord. I try to hate the disease, not the person, but today, I am fighting… Dear Junkies and Drunks, If you had any idea how your insane, unpredictable behavior affected the rest of us, maybe … Read More Angry Letter to Addicts

Status

My “o” is fixed; I replaced the keyboard myself. I spent a glorious day in Manhattan yesterday. I saw Mr. Nice Guy. I finished up my third freelance writing job and I’m interviewing for a fourth. Oh, and… I got the job – the full-time position in Princeton.I just have to say thank you to a few people: To the Universe, for its infinite … Read More Status

My "o" is Broken

I broke my “o” from using it too much, I guess. The letter wore off the “e” months ago, and the “n” is almost gone, too. But the “o” just snapped right off today. The tiny tabs that held it in place are gone, and it’s hopeless. Dell says they are going to replace the entire keyboard. The plastic piece probably costs less than … Read More My "o" is Broken

Calm After the Storm

I paced and vented to two friends on the phone. I cooked and ate a nice dinner with my children. I composed three very nice thank-you-for-the-interview emails from my heart which I have just sent off. I feel 100% better. I really do think I’m a great match for that group; I think they’re a great match for me. After almost 10 years at … Read More Calm After the Storm

Interview Fall Out

There aren’t enough self-deprecating words to describe how I feel about how I handled that interview. My son and I have a deal that I won’t call myself stupid anymore, so I can’t say it. Let’s just say my blonde was showing. Two department heads, consecutively, and then one of the founders of the company popped in, too. All men. All intelligent, personable men … Read More Interview Fall Out

Job Interview

I have my second job interview with the company in Princeton in a less than 2 hours. I’m positively terrified. I have a pain in my chest, my skin itches, and I can’t sit still. I keep looking at the clock and wondering what I should do next. I’m typing this with wet hair, fresh from the shower, and a berry-banana power shake beside … Read More Job Interview

Hey, Nice Guy, Get off my Pole!

On Sexual PolarityI know I’m probably over-analyzing this, and maybe you’re all bored to death with me recently, but I have a few more things to say. After all, this blog is all about me. 🙂 Mr. Nice Guy needed to talk last night about some things that were bothering him. I tried to get out of the phone call, but I caved in … Read More Hey, Nice Guy, Get off my Pole!

Keep it Comin’

If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know that I joined a New Gym last November. Although my schedule is way off and I haven’t been in a few weeks, I love my New Gym and everything it offers. One of my big worries with going back to work is how I’ll be able to fit gym time into my schedule. The New … Read More Keep it Comin’