Saigon, how you have changed.

The last time I was in Saigon, I was 19 and one of the only things I remember is my aunt’s friend Maurizio (an Italian veterinarian who specializes in camels or more specifically, the fleas found on camels….), smuggling rare turtles back to Cambodia in his underpants.  We bought them at the pet market and … Continue reading Saigon, how you have changed.

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…

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?*

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.

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