Saturday, November 30, 2019

Another NaBloPoMo Done

It’s November 30, and I’ve made it to the last day of NaBloPoMo somehow. I didn’t write something profound every day, but I wrote more than I’ve written in years. I’m supposed to feel something now, I guess. I thought I might feel better. 

Writing doesn’t magically fix you. But it feels good to have done it for a bit. Hopefully it won’t be as long in between next time. 

Friday, November 29, 2019


We’re home early. My only Black Friday splurge was on Cheetos and Twizzlers. But it is good to be back in my own bed. I’m hoping to spend a lot of time here over the next 48 hours or so.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Selfie

We’re not the best at selfies, but we keep trying. Happy Thanksgiving, friends. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

You Better T(w)urk

It's disturbing, but yes, that's me as a turkey using last year's Snapchat filter. The things that keep you entertained when you're hungry and waiting for Thanksgiving dinner. Or, at least, the things that keep *me* entertained.

We leave for Ohio in the morning. Wish us luck with the drive.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Daily Thanks

I'm not a fan of the "thank you" email. I'm not talking about actual thank you notes where the recipient really deserves some gratitude, but the emails that consist entirely of "thank you" and nothing else, particularly when they are sent to a broad distribution, yet almost no one receiving it actually did anything. I mean, we all do things all the time, but I often say thank you in the email where I'm making my request, in advance, hoping you will fulfill your side of the bargain. Similarly, if I've filled my side of things, I don't really need a "thank you" email back.

Maybe if it's a new relationship, or the ask was big. But 99% of the time, I'm deleting a "thank you" email unread.

That was almost an issue today, as I got thanked in the first line of something, and then asked for something else a few lines later. I almost missed it. Had I gotten the email on my phone first, I really might have deleted it quickly.

So I'm making it a policy that if I really want to say "thank you," I'm going to find a way to say something more. I've been saying "thank you for checking" for a while now, and I like how that feels. But if I can't figure out something more than that to say, I'm going to try to curb the double thanking. It might be Thanksgiving soon, but it's certainly not Thanksgiving daily.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Hot Goss with Jennie and Tori

My inner 12 year old is squealing after a night out with Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling, of 90210 fame. I'm so glad Julie and I got to spend the evening together - the "show" was a bit of a hot mess, but it was a fun one.

The best pieces of gossip from the evening? BAG was actually Tori's second, and both women have major bones to pick with Jason Priestly, who left them out of his 50th birthday celebration. Honestly, Brandon, I expected better of you.