I lived through Tropical Storms Allison and Harvey, both of which inundated the city with more water than I thought was possible. I lived here for Hurricanes Alicia and Ike. And I've seen what just an hour of hard rain can do to otherwise safe streets. I have a healthy respect for rain and have learned to take advisories of inclement weather seriously. So when my … [Read more...] about the girl who cried “rain!”
Business & Money
For the first time in nearly two years, I actually deposited money into my savings account! Two years ago I unexpectedly quit my job. I did that without any real idea of what I would do next. I didn't plan it. I didn't think about the next step. I didn't pause. I didn't overthink it. I just quit. It's the first time in a long time that I've done something that impulsive. … [Read more...] about I deposited money into my savings account!
You're happy and successful. The wicked witch in me plots your demise. Why should you be succeeding when I'm not? In a fair world my (much larger) talent would be rewarded with bigger prizes than what you seem to be getting. You're cheerful and upbeat. The wicked witch in me plots how to get you to eat that poisoned apple. I think it might dampen those annoyingly cheerful … [Read more...] about Today I want to be the wicked witch
I've spent the past few days in a business coaching conference and I've come to the realization that so far I've proven to be a bad businesswoman. That's going to change. I am "working" the conference, being paid to attend. I have to admit that I was very negative about the whole thing. The last thing I wanted to do was spend three days in a "cheerleading" conference … [Read more...] about I am not a businesswoman … but I will be
All of these are signs of the end of the world as I know it... I called Comcast and reduced our cable subscription to the lowest possible that still gives me access to "Defiance," "The Strain," and "The Walking Dead." At the end of the call I'd reduced my monthly bill by $85. I cancelled my Hulu subscription. I decided to empty out my storage room, which means getting … [Read more...] about It’s the end of the world as we know it