Friday 5: Opposition

Happy Friday! I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things.

OllieBear came to the Big Annual Meeting with me. This is him at 30th street station.

OllieBear came to the Big Annual Meeting with me. This is him at 30th street station.

We put an offer on a house on Monday, (happy piano scale) but the sellers accepted another offer (sad trombone). It’s okay. I feel that putting that offer in put it out to the universe that we are READY TO BUY A HOUSE! Maybe it’s a bunch of woo but the wheels of change are in motion.

On Tuesday I got my hair cut and colored professionally for the first time in a LONG time. I feel that spending that money put it out to the universe that I am TIRED OF LOOKING LIKE A BAG LADY! My hair is so soft but I milked the blowout for too long and tomorrow I’ll return to frizzy freak.

I’m also just about done season 5 of Friends on Netflix and am enjoying myself greatly although I still think Monica was much less freakier when she was with Richard. Chandler could have done much better.

Here’s the Friday 5! This week’s theme is opposition which if you are conflict-avoidant like me, should be pretty awkward to answer. Onward!

1. What’s a current political or social issue on which you stand opposed?

I am opposed to the death penalty. I just think killing is wrong, no matter what the circumstances.

2. What forces have worked against your efforts this week?

People with more money? DAMN those 10%-ers. 😉

3. Would you rather have to climb a steep hill in order to get into your house, or climb a steep hill in order to get out?

I’m a homebody, so I’d rather have home be the reward for climbing that steep hill.

4. In what way have you recently made things difficult for someone else?

I can’t think of anything recently. I am only sweetness and light to live and work with, I’m sure.

5. In what way has the “opposites attract” cliche been true in your life?

I enjoy spring & summer, WM enjoys autumn and winter. I toss open the blinds at every opportunity, he prefers it a bit darker. He loves breakfast, I love sleeping in. Where WM adores a minuet, The Ballet Russe, and crepe suzette,
I prefer to to rock and roll, a hot dog makes me lose control. What a wild duet!

Comments { 0 }

Wordless Wednesday: Before and after grooming

Ollie's fat, but not as fat as that after picture indicates.

Ollie’s fat, but not as fat as that after picture indicates.

Comments { 0 }

Rabbit rabbit – back from National Harbor, MD

This post will fail my posting standards on two points:

> There is no twee April Fool prank. When I was younger, I’d flip the site backward on April Fool’s, but this year I basically forgot what day it was.

> This is a about a trip I took, but I have no great photos. This is because Spring Business Trip 2015 was actually TNP’s very own Annual Meeting for our members.

On the first night we had our staff party at the dueling piano bar. Drinks were free. Judgment was bad.

On the first night we had our staff party at the dueling piano bar. Drinks were free. My judgment was poor.

Continue Reading →

Comments { 0 }

I’m trade-publication famous!

I try very hard to separate work from blog, but I’m very proud and can’t let this go by without saying something…

Last month, Associations Now magazine (official magazine of ASAE) interviewed my manager and me about how we manage data collection at TNP. The interview was published online last week and I think it turned out really well.

You can read it here: Member-Data Collection: The Never-ending story.

I love my job!

Comments { 0 }