Category Archives: Everything Else

  • PTA Ice Cream Social

    Posted on September 28, 2013 by Meghan in Everything Else.

    I went to a PTA meeting last Tuesday night. Before you get to thinking I’m that non-existent superwoman who balances work and family, cooks nutritious meals every night, and maybe darns socks and saves baby birds in her down time know this: I was tricked. I walked in my door at six pm.  My daughter […]

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  • The Futility of Vacations

    Posted on July 20, 2013 by Meghan in Everything Else.

    I love vacation.  I like my job, but I like being away from my job more. I love the seemingly huge expanse of free time that accompanies even a short vacation.  Take the Friday before a three day weekend, for example.  Doesn’t Tuesday always feel years away? The traveling is fun, both to and from, because there’s the anticipation of […]

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  • Thoughts in an Elevator

    Posted on June 28, 2013 by Meghan in Everything Else.

      I work on the fourteenth floor in a forty one story building.  As a safety precaution, the stairwells are off limits (unless there’s a fire), so I spend a lot of time in elevators. The elevators in my building talk.  Their conversation skills are limited — “going up”, “going down”, “floor thirty one”. There […]

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  • A Vicious Cycle

    Posted on June 14, 2013 by Meghan in Everything Else.

    The company I work for allows for a 9/80 flex schedule.  If you aren’t familiar with this type of schedule, the “9/80” part of the name means that you work eight nine-hour days and one eight-hour day over the course of two weeks, leaving you with every other Friday off. It’s amazing how fast you […]

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  • Itch

    Posted on June 14, 2013 by Meghan in Everything Else.

        Today I sat in a conference room around a long table with twenty other people.  We were in training for a new piece of corporate software.  The room was unpleasantly warm despite the cool air hissing from an air conditioning vent in the ceiling.  I looked around the room and saw a lot […]

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