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Turning Feelings Into Fitness

When I arrived at the office yesterday, my boss asked me to cover the front desk. Our actual person was out, and I was the...
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Lesson Learned

“What skills or lessons have you learned recently?” This is what WordPress asks you when you open a new post. I assume because they assume...
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My Social Fine Print

I really do like people. I do. I just like them on my terms. Which are pretty specific. Lots of fine print. Restrictive schedules. Penalties...
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Routine Labwork

Do y’all remember that time the toilet paper rolled across the bathroom at work? And I had to shimmy across the bathroom to get it?...
My Awkward Self

Day of Thanks and Rejection

I started my Day of Giving Thanks by running my own 3.1. Well, not running so much as jogging. Trotting, really. And stopping every half...
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I Can’t Cook

When I tell you I can’t cook… I’m not exaggerating. That’s the lasagna I made for dinner. For myself. There’s no cheese in there. I...
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Keeping My Mouth Shut

Got this book in the mail today. The note that came with it begins by saying, “Read this book – your boss will thank you.”...
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Finding More People

“I’ve got to get home to my cats. Because that’s who I am as a person.” That’s…that’s how I exited my last networking event…with professional...
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Unannounced Birthday

“You always have people throwing food and gifts at you on your birthday.” Because I tell them to. If you don’t tell them, they have...