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?
Everyone’s up in arms, because Sesame Street has been catering to the gays (link via Mombian). I don’t necessarily think there’s anything wrong with Grover asking a kid what marriage is and the kid responding with “a marriage is when two people get married”. Is that not the truth? I mean, we all know what’s going on with Bert and Ernie. Nobody has a roommate for that many years without hooking up at least once. This Twitter doesn’t help your case, Bert.
A baby was killed by a pit bull in Florida. My utmost sympathy goes out to the family, because I couldn’t imagine losing a child in any way, shape or form. Please use this as a reminder to never leave any dog alone with any infant. This will unfortunately continue to give pit bulls a horrible reputation, but a cocker spaniel could have done the same thing.
We’ll see if I can start making this a habit. I like links!
The 100 Most Powerful Women… on Twitter: I follow zero people on this list and I follow over 400 people. One day, I think I’ll rank the top 100 people powerful on my Twitter list. They’ll probably include Grizz from 30 Rock, Barney Stinson, Jesus M Christ, and three or four of my favorite WNBA players.
My donation page for The 3 Day: It’s two weeks from today and I’m less than $200 to my goal! (Plus, the sweep team is trying super hard to try to win a catered in dinner one night and we’re just barely in the lead!)
Exploring the Florida Keys by personal watercraft: Yes, please. Jenni just sent this to me. See, I don’t love Florida. But I do love the keys. Or at least Key West. Some day, I want to drive the keys, but I’d gladly substitute that with doing it on a jet ski.
Test your eye for color!: The lower the score, the better. I would up with a 38, which may explain why I had trouble with color corrections back in the day when I worked at a photo processing studio. Sorry about that, kids that looked a little green in the yearbook.
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of USC. All opinions are 100% mine.
I don’t have a degree in anything but Being Awesome, which is not something that’s just obtained overnight and also requires much more continuing education than any other degree you could have. Take that, doctors and lawyers.
But it’s no secret that I really want to get a degree. (Remember how it’s on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days?) I’m not picky really and would be happy with an Associates for now. I’m just finding it super hard to navigate my schedule, balancing my freelance work, family and friends time and all that good stuff. I have a pretty good feeling any of my further education is going to have to primarily be online and I’m okay with that. It’s where I met most of my closest friends, wound up with The General, rented my current duplex and sold a camcorder. Why not use it for school, too?
I figure doing it online is going to help me not fall asleep in class (done that), not want to throw things at the back of the head of the person in front of me because they’re a moron (done that), or skip class because I really want to go to a baseball/basketball game (done that, too).
I love that anymore, you pretty much have your choice of places to take online classes. It’s not just restricted to these nationwide badboys. The idea that a place as large and USC has their program information available online? I could take classes from the same place as Will Ferrell, John Ritter and O.J. Simpson. If only I could get a group picture of with all of them!
Earlier today, I’d emailed The General about a specific ongoing debate I have trouble with. I always want research and facts and all that good stuff on both sides so I can always win the argument. I don’t think that’s asking to much, is it? It wasn’t until this evening that I discovered Great Debates, which is pretty much the debating/argument equivalent to Yahoo! Answers. The only thing Yahoo! Answers is good for is making fun of people and from the “great debates” I’ve read on this site, it’s pretty close to the same.
While the information I was hoping to find was a little bit above the Should boys have to learn about periods and other “woman” things as well? level (seriously true question I found on there), I didn’t. I can’t say I’d use this site regularly, but should I happen to read all of the awesome pieces of advice doled out via Yahoo! Answers, at least I know there’s a place I can continue shaking my head in disgust for nearly all of humanity.
Looking to avoid spending time with ye ol’ family over the Christmas/New Year holiday? Boy, do I have a solution for you. Free Vampire Chat. I can guarantee you that your tween-aged cousins who all have rhyming names and your Great Aunt Sassy aren’t going to bother you while you have the webcam hooked up and are chatting the night away with some fellow vampire fun.
I'm Wendy. Hi there. I live in North Minneapolis and am originally from Missouri. By day, I work as a recruiter. At night, I hang out with my fiancé, our teenage son, a large boxer, a runt of a small dog and a surly tomcat that's currently sitting in the kitchen sink.