Wednesday, February 27, 2013


First and foremost, kudos to The Onion for apologizing.

Secondly, I am excited about getting back to writing. It is long overdue. The new blog design is not happening - at least not yet. I am not actively searching for another designer. In fact, I am taking steps to learn how to code. I got some inspiration and motivation from sites like Skillcrush and groups like Rails Girls (via For now, getting back to a regular, blogging schedule will have to do.

At the moment, I have bookend ideas for the week. Way back when, I started sharing lists of my favorite things that I find online. To help me keep track of everything and to offer great websites and information for everyone, "Friday Favorites" will be a regular feature. I already have a list for this week. Stay tuned!

I love a good theme; so, for Mondays I thought how best to begin the week on a positive and productive note. Therefore, Mondays will be "Make it Happen/Made it Happen Monday". This particular idea actually grew out of conversation from a Local Levo (#LocalLevo) in DC. A young woman in my small group needed some advice about asking for a raise. I was happy to help because I have been in that situtation. It can certainly feel like a gray area but with confidence, evidence and professionalism anyone, especially women, can ask for what they deserve. Thanks Alex for wanting to get assistance in taking an important step in your career.

The last three weeks have truly taught me to value yourself and listen to your intution. There is no point in putting yourself in a space that is not supportive, creative and dynamic. I expect and will work towards creating that space with this blog.

With that said, this blog will continue to be under construction but in a good way :)


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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rotten Onion

I cannot believe I am writing this post but blame The Onion. It's 1:00 in the morning (East coast time) and I should be sleeping.

Yes, I did stay up to watch the Oscars, just like so many others. And yes, I followed along on Twitter with the hashtags #oscars and #oscars2013.

As soon as Ben and company won for Argo (spoiler!), I shut down my laptop and headed for bed. After brushing my teeth, I decided to take turn my laptop back on one more time. I was curious to see if there was any more action on Twitter.

Lo and behold! I saw a ludicrous tweet about Quvenzhane Wallis, the nine year old girl who was nominated for an Oscar. She didn't win but apparently The Onion (@theonion) called her the "c-word".


I wish I was telling a fib but am not, sadly. I don't want to repeat the actual quote because it was "vile" as one person mentioned on Twitter.

And now, everything and everyone is hitting the fan! A campaign to #unfollowtheonion has begun.

It took The Onion almost an hour to delete the ill-advised tweet. Seriously, almost sixty minutes and countless retweets later, someone removed the post. Fail.

Leave little, beautiful children alone. More importantly, why does The Onion feel the need to use the c-word when referring to a nine-year old girl??? Why?

This is only the beginning. It's going to be a long week for The Onion.

Do everyone a favor - apologize.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Now Writing

Hello world,

I meant to post at least once or twice last week but clearly neither post made it. It's a new week though and I have a little unveiling to do - finally. I will be hard at work tomorrow and Wednesday. If I cross my list and check it twice, I will reveal my new look on Valentine's Day.

Oh, how sweet that will be... if everything goes according to plan. Let the countdown begin. Hugs.
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