Lucy

All the things...

that will get me in trouble later

Goodbye Facebook
Lucy
titania82
Today, I deleted my Facebook account.

This decision was the culmination of two things, neither of which are particularly dramatic, but nonetheless, reason for concern.

1. My Facebook friends were comprised of High School, College, Work, Neighborhood, Family, Etc. These circles are not always meant to mix. Example: I found some pictures from my college days which I thought other friends on Facebook might find humorous. I made sure that the ones I posted were clean- i.e. little alcohol if any, not suggestive sexually, and generally not anything those pictured would be embarrassed by should someone from a recruiting office find the profile. I did my best to tag everyone so they knew the pictures were there. In response, another friend posted pictures from a UF drinking birthday party at Hooters. In those pictures where I was tagged, I was being a normal college kid. While this friend did nothing wrong, I woke up in the middle of the night from a dead sleep and realized that work mates could see those pictures, including people from whom I might be begging a job in a few years. All I could think about for the next hour was the fact that on Facebook, if you have friended someone, you really have no control over what tags become associated with you, and thus viewable in your profile. Bad Bad Bad plan.

2. Getting back in touch with old friends was sucking up too much time- at work, at home, on my phone. I need to pay attention to the woman I love most, not Facebook. I need to play with my dogs, read books, study- not Facebook.

How many forms of interaction with the web world do I really need? It seems that with LinkedIn, two blogs, etc, I should be able to keep in touch.
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I'm impressed with my brother's YouTube skilz!
Lucy
titania82

Real Life
Penguin Dance
titania82
I always formulate blog entries, and then never get around to writing them.

So here’s one that struck me on Sunday night.Collapse )

Harvard Business Review
Lucy
titania82
If you don’t receive a copy already, I would suggest picking up a copy of the Harvard Business Review December Issue. The issue’s case study and commentary titled “When Steve Becomes Stephanie” is specifically focused on transitions in the work place. When I opened up my copy I was truly amazed!!!

Meme fun
Lucy
titania82
If you saw me in a police car, what would you think I got arrested for?

Answer me, then post to your own journal.

Education take 2
Penguin Dance
titania82
Cut for Self ReflectionCollapse )

Investments
Oscar
titania82
***Disclaimer- I'm actually increasing my percentage contribution to my 401K and other investments today to take advantage of this oh so low period***

I just checked my 401K balance- OMG. :::cries:::

Household Budgeting
oppression
titania82
While household budgeting is a very personal matter, I wanted to reach out to my flist for informal feedback. We need to get greater control of our finances and maximize budget predictability. We've tried several things and can't seem to stick with them, so- I'm thinking of moving to a cash only system of household budgeting (with online money movement for things like mortgage, car payments, etc.

Edit: This is along the lines of the plan on which I'm ruminating.

So for feedback, have any of you tried it and if so, how did it go/is it going?
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Lucy
titania82
We had an awesome first (wedding) anniversary! We took the time to cook dinner together and baked wonderful chocolate cupcakes with chocolate espresso icing.

We're still not pregnant. I'm trying to keep an upbeat attitude in that every new month is an opportunity for success. I'm lucky that J is willing to go through this and that I might have the opportunity to experience raising, loving and mothering a child that is a piece of her.

A Comedy of Errors
Oscar
titania82
While in Chicago for work, I managed to miss two tests for one of the classes I'm taking over the summer. Yesterday I attempted to make them up through the university testing center. It was not meant to be.

I arrived on campus and realized I didn't have a scantron for the tests (since when do students have to provide their own scantrons?) No problem I thought, there is a vending machine in the student center that sells them, and an ATM from which I can get the required cash.

The ATM was out of order.

No big deal I thought, I'll run over to the off campus bookstore where I can buy a scantron with my debit card.

They were closed.

No problem I thought to myself- I'll go get that iced coffee I wanted at the Mc'D's and get cash back so I can use the vending machine.

That McD's doesn't do cash back.

While starting to get frustrated, I realized there was a Walgreens next to the McD's. I knew I could get cash back there, so I went in and purchased a pencil and asked for cash back.

With cash in hand, I drove back to the student center. I try ones, I try fives and...

The machine wouldn't accept the bills.

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