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“You walked a half marathon.”

I often wonder about participating in races, like a 5k or a half marathon. But I rarely realize that sometimes I do the equivalent of it just walking around the city on the weekend!

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Are you watching closely?

It finally happened… again. I got on the wrong metro train this morning. I haven’t done that while commuting in DC for at least 15 years. This is both hilarious and mortifying.

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Getting over the Hump Day morning slump

I treasure my telework days, not just for being away from the office, but also getting to enjoy the best parts of the morning without feeling cooped up inside a windowless office building. I often wonder if having two telework days a week would spoil me…

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“Do not push me.”

Is it me, or does this progression of spam comments submitted to my blog sound like a set of dating site messages gone very wrong?

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Grow, baby, grow…

This wasn’t one of my worst ideas, but I have a sneaky suspicion I’m going to be overrun with bell pepper plants in a few weeks!

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“I only smile in the dark”

“I was doing so well until the rains came…” sounds more like the start of a Young Adult genre novel than a commentary on my current mood, but it’s true.

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Humdrum Doldrums

I am stuck in a rut. This isn’t surprising, really. Ruts are comfortable, habits are easy, keeping things even-keeled is very attractive. Change isn’t necessarily scary for me, but putting forth that effort can be.

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Julia Child… (and Her Amazing Friends)

I absolutely love this photo of Julia Child filming a promo for “The French Chef” in 1964. It embodies the reason I’ve never quite made any food/recipe/cooking videos for YouTube: it’s a heck of a lot of work!

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August 23, a year or three or four ago…

August 23, the birth of the World Wide Web. A truly important day, for without it, I never could have filled up “the internets” with tons upon tons of photos! Here are a few fun memories from last year, and 3 and 4 years ago.

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Office Decorum

Would it be considered too passive-aggressive to leave pamphlets on how to behave professionally in the workplace around my office?

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“I can’t go home again.”

Talking about systemic racism is a hard conversation, even more so when you’re talking about its effects in a community that is already marginalized. Trying to point out the intersections is often met with resistance and constantly exhausting for those who it most affects.

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“This is a note to a filthy jerk…”

I’ve seen a few notes in my office about shared fridge behavior before, but this passive aggressive note absolutely takes the cake. Thieves beware… for your very souls!

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Go Up, Go Down, or GTFO!

This post is mainly to test a new feature I’m trying to add to the blog, but there’s some of my fun rambling attached as well! — I’ve written more than a few posts about elevators, people and elevator etiquette before, and as much as I try to ignore it, it still baffles me…

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Beset on all sides!

Some days, it just isn’t fair. You try to do your best, but temptation creeps in everywhere no matter what you do. But I shall be strong and stand firm. Brave, stalwart, yadda yadda… Yesterday was the first day I...

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Rock Creek Snark on “Telework”

Rock Creek Snark nails the idea of “telework” in DC… Sources report that in anticipation of widespread school closures and unsafe commuting conditions, thousands of workers are currently formulating a wide variety of excuses, schemes, and alternate itineraries to maximize...