Work/Life Int-egg-ration

I used to think my boss's term for work-life imbalance was something he made up. I don't know why I thought this, other than that he always said it so confidently and without attribution. I’d never have had the confidence to pass off a saying that often without crediting the original source, so I just … Continue reading Work/Life Int-egg-ration

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Read Bad Books

Why do Targaryens make terrible stockbrokers? Their assets always end up in a fire sale! I am no longer sure I'd call anything George R.R. Martin writes "good." He burned some bridges with this leal reader with Winds of Winter. I finished a real-life Ph.D. with ADHD in less time than it has taken GRRM to … Continue reading Read Bad Books

Improv #14: Sing the Moment

*Knock knock* “Who's there?” “The Perfect Moment” .... .... “The Perfect Moment who?” “It’s too late. You already missed it.” I could use this post to say something vaguely motivational like “feel the fear and do it away” or that it’s possible to “seize the day,” even with chronic physical or mental health challenges. I … Continue reading Improv #14: Sing the Moment

Don’t Think of a White Elephant

George Lakoff talks about how the moment you mention something - especially if you immediately tell the person not to think about it - all they can do is think about it. So, if I tell you "don't think of an elephant," all you'll be able to think about is the elephant in the room. … Continue reading Don’t Think of a White Elephant

Blog Awards Series #4: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Blogs Grow Up to Be About Cowboys

Anyone who ever thinks that the ADHD brain can be turned off has never had to deal with one while blind for a week. The days of wearing an eye mask on doctor's orders did help me get more sleep than normal. It's logical to fall asleep when it's dark all the time anyway, but … Continue reading Blog Awards Series #4: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Blogs Grow Up to Be About Cowboys

Messages in a Bottle #7.2: 525,600 Words

Written at some point prior in May 2018, intended for 5-26-18, my one-year blogiversary. The intro to this post (including why it is so delayed) is here. -- 525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In … Continue reading Messages in a Bottle #7.2: 525,600 Words

Blog Awards Series #1: The Internet is for Blog Awards

We could alternately title this post "What Do You Do with a Degree in STEM on Not FMLA?" I have never seen Avenue Q. This, in and of itself, is not that unusual, even for someone who likes musicals. I've never seen Hamilton, and that boils down to nothing more than the fact that even … Continue reading Blog Awards Series #1: The Internet is for Blog Awards

Messages in a Bottle #6: Cool as a Snowball in H#ll

From what I can tell, we briefly hit temperatures that were literally hotter than (the 9th Circle of) Hell this week. And, just as the Northeast might get a break from the insane heat wave that is gripping most of the country - for two days at least - I might be leaving it for … Continue reading Messages in a Bottle #6: Cool as a Snowball in H#ll

Data Minding

I first intended to post about the fact that statistical algorithms can pick out individuals with various mental health diagnoses from the type of language they use on social media last November, but I lost my hyperfocus on the topic almost immediately after I read the original media blurb about a new study. I also … Continue reading Data Minding

Messages in a Bottle #4: Cold Lang Syne

Today's winter storm event - Winter Storm Liam - is turning out to be a non-event for my area. There are two more potential snowmakers behind it, per my favorite bedtime story,  aka The Weather Channel. Maybe those will live up to the hype that Liam didn't. The blizzard we ran into in Iceland in the final installment … Continue reading Messages in a Bottle #4: Cold Lang Syne