NNWM/4: Long Live The King

This week flew by. Not surprising, considering I only worked three days. Our orders picked up a little today, so we were a bit busier. I’m just excited that Tara will be back tomorrow! She’ll have been gone a full week by then – the longest we’ve been apart since she moved here in 2012.Continue reading “NNWM/4: Long Live The King”

Red-dy, Set, Click

Last week was a weird one in Ye Olde Office. First off, it was “no-fly week,” which meant a complete ban on insects in the workplace. OK, it actually meant our sales guys weren’t traveling as they are the other 75% of the time. Plus, we had all kinds of visitors in the office – members, manufacturers,Continue reading “Red-dy, Set, Click”

The Anatomy of a Viral Post

WordPress recently shared a link to five posts that had gone viral. I was happy for these bloggers whose lives had been turned upside down with the push of the submit button. But it felt to me like a reminder of my own shortcomings. I’ve been blogging for 15 years, and guess how many ofContinue reading “The Anatomy of a Viral Post”

I Pray There is No Future

Four years ago – almost exactly to the day – I lost my job. I hate that phrase, though. It’s not like I was walking along one day and suddenly misplaced it. “Hey! Where’d my job go?! It was right here a second ago, I swear!” More like, my position was eliminated. Out from under me. WithContinue reading “I Pray There is No Future”

Passion and Poetry: Turning 500

WordPress has notified me that this is my 500th blog post. The fun and frivolity all began on December 16, 2009 with the following declaration: I have one goal in life: to publish a book before I die. Thankfully, I accomplished that goal within two years of penning (“typing”? “keyboarding”?) those words. Please don’t think I’mContinue reading “Passion and Poetry: Turning 500”