From the monthly archives:

October 2009

November Monthly Goal Meet Up

October 30, 2009

Wow, Fall is really here!! So we’re already planning for November, and before I know it, we’ll have solid negative-degree weather for a couple months. Let’s check in for October: 1. Actually send the dues for Phi Mu. Those are going in the mail tomorrow (left my checkbook at home). I am very excited about […]

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Who’s Your Customer: Regulars or Visitors?

October 28, 2009

The other day I was in a Starbucks. Nothing really unusual, I love my Starbucks. This is a new Starbucks for me, one that I’ve never been to before. It’s one that stands alone and has a drive-through. Since cars were wrapped around the building and lining up in the adjoining parking lot, I thought […]

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If the Fates Allow

October 26, 2009

It’s that time of year again. My family has to negotiate the holiday schedule between four different locations. And this is just the five of us (parents, me, two brothers). None of the children are married yet, and extended family can’t always fit into the equation. We are officially a “see you at Christmas” kind […]

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Get off that High Horse

October 21, 2009

I’ve always been that kid in Honors everything. My parents never worried about my grades because I probably put more pressure on myself to do better than they ever could. That also meant when I accomplished things, I was darn proud of myself for doing it on my own. That’s how I feel about reading. […]

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Could You Accept a Proposal Dripping of Blackmail?

October 19, 2009

I was feeling a little girly Friday night, so I ordered food, got comfortable, and watched The Proposal. In all romcom honesty, it was pretty good. I liked the twisted play on the boss falling for the assistant. However, after all the credits rolled (I had to listen to “It Takes Two” by Rob Base […]

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When You Identify the Real Excuse Holding You Back

October 15, 2009

4:45…the waterfall noise is replaced by beeping. Oh joy. 5:15…I have to give myself a pep talk to get into the water. 7:00…wishing I had an IV for coffee. Yup, I’m talking about 4:45 AM. As in really dark and cold in the morning AM. I’ve been doing the 5:15 wake-up-to-work-out routine for a while […]

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Hey Baby, I know my audience

October 9, 2009

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been chatting with friends about pick-up lines we see in our regions. Here are a few: DC – Hey Baby, I work on the Hill. MN – Hey Baby, I just bought a house. NY – Hey Baby, I don’t live with my mom in the Bronx. With each […]

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Madtown Adventures (aka The barroom brawl that wasn’t…)

October 5, 2009

The internet is a funny thing. Years ago, you had to be skeptical if you planned on ever meeting an online acquaintance in person. Internet friends were frowned upon as manipulating predators looking to take advantage of the innocent. As the internet world has developed, the rules seem to have changed. Dating sites still advise […]

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Is it really that hard to expect honesty from businesses?

October 2, 2009

Have you seen those commercials for Ally Bank? Where the kids know that the shady practices aren’t fair? As a customer, you should have a right to understand everything you are getting from a business. It shouldn’t be buried in the fine print, and you should be able to expect honest practices. As we all […]

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