Flirting or Business Development?*

When is it flirting and when is it being friendly?  Are they working on business development or are they truly interested?  You know that feeling when you aren't sure if the bartender is being nice or just trying to pad his tip?  I feel like personal trainers, servers, real estate agents and hair stylists are … Continue reading Flirting or Business Development?*

Sex, drugs and rock & roll in the Starbucks bathroom…

I have written about the Starbucks' bathroom before but I feel like what I saw today deserves a mention.  The Starbucks I frequent is in the middle of an affluent neighborhood in Seattle.  There are very few homeless people, not a lot of bars and it is a pretty low-key place.  This is the Starbucks … Continue reading Sex, drugs and rock & roll in the Starbucks bathroom…

Aventuras en la Ciudad de México

How is it possible that a city of 22 million people and a metro area that extends farther than the eye can see, be so inviting and accessible?  You would think the size would make it intimidating and the number of people would seem overwhelming but it is neither of those things.  Of course you … Continue reading Aventuras en la Ciudad de México

How’s the job search going?

Well, I just wrote an email to a complete stranger on the internet asking for advice.  That is totally normal, right?  Instagram influencers definitely have a handle on what an unemployed marketing director should be doing with her life.  Why would I go to a career coach?  See this pot of spaghetti?  I am throwing … Continue reading How’s the job search going?

Do you really need that in here?*

*Written under the influence of cold meds. Can we please draw the line when it comes to talking on cell phones in public restrooms?  Why do people feel the need to have conversations in there?  If the call is so important, shouldn't your focus be on that rather than your bladder?  Or if you have … Continue reading Do you really need that in here?*

My Dad, the Great Australian Comedian.

My father and I are very close but are diametrically opposed when it comes to politics and the nature of political correctness.  While I have never heard him use the term snowflake, I am sure he has thought it.  Before you start thinking he is up there with David Duke, let me clarify by saying … Continue reading My Dad, the Great Australian Comedian.

Your friend’s name is what?!?

It is hard for people to believe that I played roller derby.  I have no tattoos, minimal piercings, played non-contact sports growing up, and was never considered overtly agressive.  I had roller skated once in my life, when I was 4, and I wouldn't call holding my grandmother's hand while shuffling 5 feet actual roller … Continue reading Your friend’s name is what?!?

What if they read about themselves?!?

The other day, my mom asked me if I worry about people reading about themselves in my blog.  Obviously I don't because if I did, I wouldn't have created a website and it wouldn't be all over my Facebook page.  Next thing you know it will have an Instagram account, a Twitter handle and a … Continue reading What if they read about themselves?!?

Broken sticker, not picker.

"You will meet someone when you least expect it." Least expect what?  I have never understood that saying.  And why doesn't it pertain to anything else in life?  You will get straight As when you least expect it.  You will get a great job when you least expect it.  That six-pack you want...when you least … Continue reading Broken sticker, not picker.

A parking ticket for blocking an UNMARKED crosswalk?!?

How is that even a thing?  Since when can you get a ticket for something that is essentially invisible?  I know the city of Seattle is broke but come on.  Next thing you know they will start making up unmarked red zones or handicapped spaces.  I took pictures to fight my ticket but according to … Continue reading A parking ticket for blocking an UNMARKED crosswalk?!?

Dating & looking for a job – why they are similar and why I hate them

I have been single and unemployed for almost the same amount of time. I don't count my 8 month rebound as a change to my single status. We will sweep him under the rug along with my lapse in judgment.  Yes, I know that rebounds aren't supposed to last that long but I was traveling … Continue reading Dating & looking for a job – why they are similar and why I hate them