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It seems our society is so focused on vice that we are blind to virtue….
I make Excel spreadsheets to document personal property claims and to be honest, I am damn good at it. I know my way around Excel. So what would I like to be better at ? Let’s start with being a better Excel geek…
I could learn more about the statistical functions, pivot tables and the like. Or I could become a master of VBA coding….
Or perhaps something different entirely. I could develop my writing skills or increase my proficiency at one on one communication skills….
There’s all sorts of things ! Let’s focus and get busy !
When my girls were little I sometimes took them to work with me. They would draw things and tape them to my desk. Here is a scan of their work that I had on my desk for years….
A few months ago Oxford Dictionaries Online added the acronym FOMO to its catalog of words. FOMO stands for “fear of missing out”–it’s the anxiety that rises up in us when we think that we may be missing out on a party or an event or really any kind of social interaction. It’s that nagging feeling that has us squeezing two parties into the same night instead of just relaxing and being fully present at one, or checking email when we’re in the middle of a dinner out with friends, or interrupting a phone call to answer a call on the other line. The irony is that we are willing to disconnect from the people we’re with so as not to let a potentially more satisfying interaction pass us by.
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“Bonk” author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)
Grueling day at the office but I got a lot done, delegated some, and brought some home with me. So I check my office email a few minutes ago and there is new stuff waiting to be done ! Busy busy busy but that is a good thing ’cause it makes unemployment unlikely….
I watched this film yesterday on my Android. A series of spectacularly brutal murders based on the Seven Deadly Sins with a shocking twist ending. Seriously edgy ! I give it 5 stars !
underwire training bra – Google Search | I was transcribing an inventory and there was “under wire training bra” on the recording. I thought that was impossible but a quick search proved me wrong ! There really is such a thing !
But I can’t avoid the question: why ?
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~ Ben Williams
— Zen Moments (@Zen_Moments) February 17, 2012
I was about 41 years old. Sometime in 1995 I started using the web regularly. I had some exposure prior to then at work but not extensive. My ISP was GNN (Global Network Navigator) which was absorbed into AOL and then discontinued. I used a Packard Bell computer. I loved to surf the web then and I still do; sometimes I stay on too long. Now I not only surf the web, I also use the web for paying bills, internet banking and shopping. I am online several hours everyday usually….
Rarely, if you’re talking about a long trip or vacation; because of financial and time constraints. When I was younger stationed in Germany I often went on weekend tours to places like Venice or locally on long walks. Now I visit my grand kids about monthly.Someday I would like to go on a long rail trip….
I would be a dog ! I like dogs and they have a long history of being part of the human family. I have two dogs now; I could fit right in…..
I think the doll looks a lot like Leah….. Continue reading