Thursday, July 11, 2013

that's my jam.

I'm embarrassed to admit that the first 10 seconds of this commercial make me laugh every time.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

late night.

I was just telling someone today that if, in the late hours of the night, you resolve to do something, you should always wait until morning. Always sleep on it. Never hit send. Don't trust a decision made while your brain continues to race when you should be sleeping.

But tonight I've been using the quiet of the late hours to reflect and make note of the thoughts as they come. While jotting some of those thoughts down in my phone, I came across a quote I must have noted while reading a book:

"...there is more heartbreak in continuous disappointment than a void..."

First of all, of course I'm jotting down sad quotes from chick lit. Of course.

Second, true or not true? Right now, it feels pretty true.

I known I just said, "Never hit send". But I also know that during those quiet moments of reflection earlier I typed in my phone, "Write it down".

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

when disaster strikes.

We had an emergency preparedness lesson on Sunday.

Here are some things I learned:
  • I'm completely unprepared for any sort of disaster. Unless a head lamp and blanket will keep me alive.
  • Seattle has the possibility of being hit by an array of natural disasters: volcanic eruption, earthquake and/or tsunami
  • A major earthquake is not an if, but a when. It will happen. (Did I mention a geologist was teaching us all about this? Legit.)
  • If there's an earthquake, my old office (and maybe my new office) will sink right into the water.
  • If the earthquake is strong enough, it could cause a tsunami and then my new office will definitely be a goner
In a nutshell, I did not leave the meeting comforted by all of the great things I can add to my 72 hour kit, but in panic about how I'm going to die in a natural disaster. (Okay, not really.) (But sort of.)

I was telling my roommate about all I had learned that day and an hour later I got a message that said, "I just had a mental image of you sitting at your desk wearing a life jacket because you're worried about a tsunami".

And totally genius.

From now on, this is going to be me.