[ update: I made up my mind at the last possible moment. Decision at end of the post. ] I’ve been trying to decide something. Not anything important, mind you. Something silly and trivial, but it’s vexing me. I’m trying to decide if I should call it quits on my NY Times Crossword puzzle streak.…Read more It took willpower to create this habit. But maybe I should let it go.
Yesterday, I turned 45. If I'm very lucky, this means I'm halfway through my life. My grandparents have lived into their 90's, and their parents before them did the same, so it's quite possible that I'll make it into my 90's as well. Still, the idea that there's pretty much zero way to avoid thinking…Read more Halfway.
She's so cute. But also such an asshole. I love her.
Yeah, yeah. I know I said I don't do NY resolutions (esp not on 1 January). But I'm so inspired by Cate's 2018 Liberation list! So here's mine: Stop allowing myself to be dragged into conversations I really don't want to be part of. This usually happens on FB (where else?) and sometimes Slack, and usually…Read more The #2018Liberation List
I am bad at personal retrospectives. While I’d like to say it's because I generally don't do them until my birthday (vs. at end-of-year like most people), that's not the entire story. It doesn't matter if it's late December or late January — I'm just bad at them. In possibly related news, I'm also bad…Read more It wasn’t all bad.
It’s 10:15 am on Monday morning and I’m still in bed. I’ve had two cups of tea and I’ve been reading social media on my phone for a few hours. Yesterday, I spent all day with PI and we got a ton of work done. But now, I’m drained. I had low reserves going into…Read more Shiny.
I knew a few weeks ago this was coming, sort of. I gave a talk at DevOpsDays where I said, “And a year ago I was about half-way through my very brief tenure at the shortest job I’ve ever held.” I guess I just didn’t realize how fast everything goes by, especially when the world feels…Read more Looking backwards.