Monday, December 30, 2013

Buhbye Vaca

Sad to see my vacation come to a end.

It's been a nice, relaxing week and a half off. Stopped in today to grab some files, ghost town.

It's going to be supremely busy year, but a great one.

How do I know?

It's all about attitude :-)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Musings on One Direction

I'm watching SNL as I get ready for work. One Direction is the musical guest.

I've never listened to their music nor do I know anything about them except for there's a boy named Harry Styles who my friend's son used to have hair like, apparently. Thankfully, no one compares my friend's son to Harry since he got a haircut. Read on...

-Harry Styles has the worst hair of any musician I've ever seen. Worse than Nelson. Worse than Cyndi Lauper. Worse than any look Tilda Swinton sported in any indie movie. Contrary to the name of the band, his hair goes every direction and then some. Harry looks like he's auditioning for the new Beethoven movie. Comb your hair, sir. Better yet, shave it off in case some woodland creature has made it's home in there...

-Dirty Boy: not sure what his name is, but he has a toddler of mustache, three-day adult facial growth and greezy looking locks like Kevin Bacon did in the 80s. He also is wearing a scoop neck t-shirt and you can see some tattoo peeking out, which made it feel like he was trying too hard. Love me some tats, but mister you look contagious.

-Mr. Neato: this guy has a perfectly coiffed head of hair, symmetrical features and resembles either of the two members of Color Me Badd who could've been twins for their Ken-like appearances. Decent voice, solid stage presence but doesn't stand out. Bet he smells like starch and Ivory soap.

-JT Wannabe: blondie has a good voice and some panache when it comes to performing, cute like a high school glee club front runner. I like him.

-Stiffy Mockneck: he made me uncomfortable with his uncomfortableness. He barely moved around, his voice wasn't strong, and it felt like maybe the producers or label of the group decided there wasn't enough diversity and they threw him in there to represent. I get the feeling he's searching for his "thing" and I hope he finds it. He came across as sweet and hopeful, and I'm hopeful he finds his light and lets it shine.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Brene Brown - words of wisdom

I watched a TED Talk this weekend featuring Brene Brown, and so much of what she said is what I believe in, but hearing it put so thoughtfully and elegantly really made it all hit home. It sunk in, deeply. Here goes...

Believe you're worthy of love and belonging.

The commonalities of this include wholeheartedness, have a sense of courage (telling who you are with your whole heart); treat yourself with compassion.

The result will be authenticity. Your authenticity.

Also, be willing to embrace your vulnerability.

You can't numb the bad stuff - fear, pain - without numbing the other affects like joy, happiness, love.

We are imperfect and wired for struggle but we are worthy of love and affection.

Be authentic and real. How?

1. Let ourselves be deeply seen
2. Love with our whole hearts
3. Practice gratitude and joy
4. Realize that we are enough.

Doing this will make us kinder and gentler.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The unknown

Can be hellish or blissful.

I'm going with bliss.

5 1/2 more months...

Friday, November 29, 2013


The holiday and vacation have been wonderful thus far.

I'm blessed to have an amazing family, and friends I can call family as well. Being able to share time with these people who accept you as you are, want only good things for you and would do anything to see you smile, and for whom you feel the same way, is a blessing.

Two more days left, going to make them count.

Friday, November 22, 2013


Sometimes people show their true colors in very subtle ways, like a watercolor, and you miss it.

But other times they show their colors like a full-blown 10-story building covered in graffiti, and that is hard to miss.

Monday, November 18, 2013


I have great friends.

Some I have known for 25 years. Some I have known for less than one.

All are integral to my well-being, and I hope I am there for them in that way as well.

They constantly amaze me with their compassion, their understanding and acceptance. Their wisdom, humor and wit keep me grounded, safe and happy.

If there's one thing I excel at, it's picking kick ass friends.

I'm damn lucky. Damn lucky.