Since Last Thanksgiving (part 2)

Since last Thanksgiving, and the one before that, I…

Got married 🙂

Visited two new countries.

Wore more sunscreen.

Read a lot of great books.

Hiked Havasupai Falls.

Bought grown up furniture.

Visited Denver, Sedona, Boston, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Tulsa, Vegas and New Orleans.

Finished my MBA.

Became addicted to Pinterest.

Did not attend my 10 year high school reunion.

Ate an obscene amount of frozen yogurt.

Got a new roof.

Learned how to mop.

Watched friends become parents.

Switched to an iPhone.

Forgave more.

Decided that losing five pounds just isn’t.that.important.

Returned lost dogs to their owners.

Donated my time, money and blood for the greater good.

Made this blog public…

Continued counting my blessings.


wednesday words of wisdom

Some people will never change, and that’s a bummer, but also beyond your control. Just think of the time you could save if you stopped trying to change everyone who was against you, and instead, devoted that time to organizing your linen closet, or making jello molds, or researching past winners of the Nobel Prize.

my name, in lights!

Sometimes, I reflect on my days of working in PR, and I’m so thankful for the fun I can have googling myself on a Monday evening. The perils of working in this field have magnified significantly since the internet was born. Because now, every dumb thing I ever said to a reporter is permanently memorialized, often on rather unique websites.

For me, a shining moment was being quoted on Yes – that’s a real website, claiming to be “Your # 1 Source for your # 2 Business.”

My journalism professors must be so proud.

But don’t worry, I’ve also been quoted in plenty of other esteemed publications. Like out of Boise. What? You haven’t heard of it? That’s crazy!

What about the Millburn-Shorthills Patch?! It was a big news day when I was able to comment on labor protestors with a giant inflatable rat.

Perhaps you’re familiar with It’s pretty much the best website ever, if you want your name next to a photo of a guinea pig.

The Sioux City Journal? Not too shabby.

Even put my name in lights for a story or two… Been there.

Hometown love, azcentral!
But I have to say, the following is my favorite article to have been quoted in, ever. It’s all about a rat infestation, and I remember having the creeps the entire time I had to talk about this:

Morals of the story?

1) The media spins everything.
2) I’m glad to be working in internal communications today.
3) Getting married and changing your last name can be a very good thing.



I’m disgusted yet intrigued. Here I am, on page 189 of Bossypants, when I stumble across a used Breathe Right nasal strip shoved in between pages.

I’m immediately curious about the previous reader of this library book, and why he or she chose this page as a receptacle for nasal waste.

Was it intentionally used as a bookmark? Or shoved here discreetly in a moment of shame?

Libraries really do bring the community together. I’m going to add to the fun and stick a bobby pin in at page 223. It’s a scrapbook and time
capsule all in one!