My name is Wendy. I'm originally from Sedalia, Missouri, but now live in Minneapolis. The accents blend well. I live with my wife, our sometimes surly, but usually really awesome 18 year old, and our incredibly amazing baby boy born in 2014. We also live with our armada of pets: a 10 year old boxer (Riley), a 3 year old tiny chihauhau mix (Junebug) and a cranky 5 year old tabby cat (Marshall).
While I’m becoming increasingly aware that I’m never going to achieve all 101 things on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, I’m still going to give the somewhat achievable ones a go. LIKE BLOGGING EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH. Lucky you. And since I didn’t realize it was August 1 until I wrote the date on our whiteboard at work, I only have links for you:
8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees: Check, check, check, check, check, check, check and — wait. Am I eccentric? As much as I know I do fantastic work, it’s always nice to confirm that with a checklist.
U.S. Basketball Star’s Success Puts Her Pain in Perspective: I posted this on Facebook yesterday, but it’s totally worth reading. I’ve always loved Seimone Augustus as a baller since I started following the Lynx 10ish years ago, but this article makes me love her in a “hey, she’s really good people” type of way.
Cookie Cart: My boss brought back some cookies from these kids the other day that he’d picked up during a walk through the skyway. The cookies were fantastic. And each bag comes with a tag from a kid that volunteers there saying what they learned from making the cookies. I love the whole thing so much that I want to use them for our wedding in some fashion.
Unintentionally inappropriate test response from children: Also a complete copy and paste from Facebook… For the last 20 minutes, I’ve been doing that silent laugh thing where your whole body shakes and then I started wheezing, so then I had to stop reading these. They’re mostly inappropriate, but that shouldn’t surprise you coming from me.
Pretty much every night this week, The General and I started out watching TV in the evening. This resulted in me falling asleep in what was usually a very special looking position on the chaise lounge. It’s not conducive for doing much around the house, but I’m definitely getting used to sleeping at a angle that nobody can get comfortable in.
So, I don’t have anything to say or much time to say it before midnight roles around. I did find this awesome picture I want to share. It’s a picture of downtown Minneapolis taken from pretty darn close to my work parking lot and I love it very much.
A long time ago, The General showed me this video:
If you don’t want to watch the video, which is dripping (in a good way) with passion, then you can read the lyrics right here and it will give you an inkling of how beautiful the video is.
Then, I want you to read this article. If you haven’t read this, you should. I love it so much. There will be a quiz on this should The General and I ever have a daughter. I apologize to every adorable little girl that I’ve ever said “Look at you, so pretty!” the very first time I met them. You’re more than just pretty; you’re AWESOME.
And that’s not exaggerating things at all. I six different sites I have to check each day just to make sure I’m not missing out on some stellar deal that’s 70% off for one day and one day only! Daily Deals aggregates all that into one site. I just signed up for it this morning, so I can’t get you too excited about it just yet. I will say that I’m excited to only have to check one website every morning instead of thumbing through apps on my phone and trying to track through Facebook or Twitter which deals I’ve looked at and which ones haven’t.
It’s a little borderline obsessive I know, but hey, Groupon has had at least two different deals that have sold out because I didn’t get a chance to look at them soon enough and that’s the worst probably anyone could ever have in their life. Know what I mean?