Fried Day

Today has been a glorious food day, and I hope the momentum continues forever.  Back when I started this shift, I was all, “Oh hell yes, I’m going to be eating breakfast out every got damn day!” but I think it’s only happened three times in the past two years, today being the third time. […]

Bleakend

Okay okay my weekend wasn’t exactly bleak, but it wasn’t full of vim and vigor either. Saturday was, of course, a work day.  Sunday we tried to go swimming but the pool was absolutely seething with screaming children so that didn’t quite pan out.  Yesterday I decided we should probably go do something, so I dragged […]

The perils of latenightblogging

I was determined to do that Detroit post while I was still technically on vacation, but my time management skills seem to have been damaged in transit.  We arrived home later than anticipated thanks to the joys of standby travel, and after eating and swimming it was somehow tomorrow?  I’m not sure how it happened but I […]

Go Folk Yourself

What up y’all!  It’s almost Friday and I barely had to do anything this week!  What a time to be alive!  As I write this nightblog, I am reminded of the reason lunchblogging is so appealing: nighttime is for relaxing, man.  I’m in my jimjams and have some smooth jamz on so let’s do this thang. […]

The Return of the Lunchblog

Okay I made a title and just started typing.  Let’s do this. Actually let’s not do much of anything, I’m tired. After a three-day weekend, work usually seems hard and boring.  Luckily, today has been relatively easy, and there was even cake!  One of my department’s managers is leaving after 6 years, so we had cake […]

9-to-Fi’day

Most of the time, I work Tuesday through Saturday, 12 pm-8 pm.  Even though my job is great in myriad other ways, I think this shift has been a huge contributor to my professional satisfaction in the past two years.  My prior 8-5 jobs filled me with resentment every morning, as the alarm would jangle me […]

Alison al fresco

I am going to state a controversial opinion: I hate outside.  Outside is where the bugs live. There is no air conditioning outside, and rarely is there electricity or potable water. Animals live outside, but only the gross and/or mean ones.  If not for outside, I would probably never have fallen off a bike, or […]

Chicken fings and other things

Like most people, there are definitely things I’ve said in the past that I continue to be embarrassed about ages after they happened.  Like that time I interviewed for a job circa 2003, and answered “So tell us what you know about Waste Management” with “Tell me what you know about Waste Management”.  I didn’t get that […]

More butt stuff

You guys I’m not even kidding, that cloud-to-butt app is the best thing the internet ever gave me, and I met my husband and most of my friends online. Okay fine, it ranks after Zach, my job, and 5 of my friends.  But it’s still SUPER FUNNY OMG.  Just look at these incredible examples that literally had […]

Chimpin’ ain’t easy

Y’all, today is my two-year workiversary at MailChimp, can you even believe it?  Okay probably you can indeed believe it because other people’s professional development is sort of boring.  But for a while there, keeping jobs was not my forte and I got the axe more than once.  More than once in a row, even. […]