I've been reluctant to buy into this notion of the Seattle Freeze...until now. The Freeze is as follows: the experience of being frozen out of existing social circles when trying to make new friends. In this episode of my pod - now just titled Seeing What Sticks - I talk about my inner dialogue when … Continue reading Podcast Episode 2 – The Seattle Freeze
Hey squad...I am playing around with the idea of a podcast. While writing is fun, it doesn't quite satisfy my creative needs. I feel more free and fluid when I'm talking and telling stories. So, I thought I'd give podcasts and the audio format a try, since I'm obsessed with them. I committed to recording … Continue reading Trying my hand at podcasting
I have some strong feelings about Amazon moving into my old city. Not necessarily opinions, but feelings. My 17 year stay in New York started on the border of Long Island City and Astoria, Queens, around the corner from Parisi's Bakery and just off the N train's Broadway stop. I lived there for seven months … Continue reading Having Feelings About Amazon HQ2 in NYC
I still have a list of stubborn, seemingly mercurial and unpredictable symptoms I manage (or don't) every day.
I usually do not blog, post or publicize my dating life in any way. Some reasons why: I don't want to dwell on shit that doesn't work. I don't want to draw attention to the fact that I'm 40 and still dealing with immaturity - it's nearly embarrassing at this point. I don't want to … Continue reading A Dating Story
I'm sitting on my balcony, enjoying what seems to be a typical late sunset here in Seattle and considering how great it would be to own a house. I was asked a few weeks ago if I wanted a house. My answer was, "I don't know. Maybe???" I got a weird deadpan look and for … Continue reading Optimizing in Seattle
The season has shifted to what locals refer to as, "the most gorgeous time of the year. You moved here at the best time!" The sun rises at 5:30 am and it's not fully set until close to 9:30 pm. Here's what's happening. HAIR UPDATE: I chopped off my hair. I'm a pixie girl at the moment … Continue reading Seattle Updates: Body, Mind and the Blue Dot
With my move to Seattle came a significant career shift: I work remotely, from home. There are pros. There are cons. Pro: I can work in my comfy clothes Con: Sometimes I forget to shower until noon Pro: I can do laundry while I'm on a conference call Con: I go through a lot of … Continue reading Working From Home
It's been just over two weeks for me here in Seattle and while my apartment is complete and done, I'm still settling in. I am forgetting things. For example: a routine for leaving my apartment isn't set in muscle memory so I do the "Oh I forgot my [x]" dance, sometimes even twice before actually … Continue reading Seattle: 2 Weeks In
When your hair starts coming out and you can't make it stop.