And here we are again. January 1. The traditional start of all-things resolutions. I can’t be the only one who looks back at the past year and also thinks “UGH, I meant to do $foo but utterly failed to make it happen.” Right? Not just me? Oh good. This morning I was revisiting resolutions past.…Read more Sometimes, resolutions actually stick.
[ 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.
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.
My mother-in-law used to tell stories about when she was a child, growing up "dirt poor on a tomato farm" in Arkansas. One of my favorites is about how they were visited by their "city cousins." The siblings devised a number of absurd and not completely safe hazing activities, leveraging the naïveté of their cousins…Read more City cousins and sycamore saplings and Facebook
Three weeks ago(ish), I turned 43. I made some resolutions. Let's review them, shall we? First, I said I'd stop hitting the snooze button. This one has been going not-so-great. Okay - total honesty time: I just kind of forgot that it was something I had committed to do, and let it go by the…Read more +3 weeks(ish)
I woke up late again this morning. I keep doing that - waking up before my alarm goes off at 6:30, my brain racing with giddy thoughts about the work ahead (nope, I'm not talking about that yet)... and then I cuddle in next to SHB and lo and behold it's an hour later than…Read more 43