HBD to Me

Right, I’m going to wish myself a happy birthday. I don’t think it’s narcissistic, I’m just taking a moment to commemorate the occasion.

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Round-Up 27-Feb-16


Leap Year

When I was in school we had Sadie Hawkins shags on February 29th. (I think shag is a Canadian term … a dance right after school, but before dinner.) It was the one day when girls could ask the boys to dances. I think it gave us girls the chance to experience the fear and trepidation that comes along with asking someone out. I was shy so don’t think I ever asked anyone to do anything with me.

Do you think girls now feel the same fear we did about asking boys out?

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Before I start making resolutions setting goals for 2016, I figured I should spend a few minutes taking stock of the last year. You know what they say, you have to pat yourself on the back once in a while! Read more

Generations Clash … The Office Dress Code

On Friday, Corporate HR sent out a notice that jeans would be permissible not just on Fridays but every day because ‘you’ve told us that casual dress improves productivity.’ (There are countless articles/blog posts/journals arguing for either casual or “professional” business attire, but my employer is leaning towards the relaxed end of the spectrum in an effort to be a workplace of choice for millennials – but that’s just my opinion 😉 .) Read more

What have I done today to improve myself?

Living with a Seal by Jesse Itzler

Today I watched CBS This Morning and they interviewed Jesse Itzler and retired Navy Seal David Goggins. Itzler, a successful entrepreneur who happens to be married to Spanx Queen Sara Blakely, hired Goggins as a 31-day live-in physical fitness coach. Goggins’ one condition for the arrangement was, “just do what I say.” Itzler wrote a book about the experience, Living with a Seal: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet. Read more