[about the author]
i actually like speaking in front of large crowds. freakish,
i work crossword puzzles in ink.
i am the american nigella lawson. or maybe the american eddie
izzard. can't decide, really.
i would be a really good mom, but i'm cool with being a really
i am sometimes more perceptive than i would like to be.
i am fiercely loyal. sometimes, stupidly so.
i never play dumb. never.
i am way too hard on myself.
i am a change agent.
i sometimes cross that fine line between assertive and aggressive.
i am not afraid to tell people that i love them.
i am militantly pro-choice.
i am pro-adoption.
i know a little bit about alot of things.
i typically enjoy the company of men more than women.
i am capable of being really mean and nasty, but i fight it.
i am a lifelong cubs fan. do not laugh.
i have been known to hold a grudge.
i have hips.
i am not my sister.
i am lousy at forgiving myself.
i am an indoor kind of gal.
i am a bargain shopper. to the point of obsession.
i am 32 flavors. and then some.
tequila mockingbird world tour '03
every once in a while, you find yourself in a tough spot. your job is in jeopardy. serious jeopardy. like, start-saving-every-penny-and-calling-the-headhunters-back jeopardy.
these are scary times. times when i don't even have a minute to update my page and tell you guys how scary these times are. [i've missed that, by the way.]
anyway, when those scary times come along, some might suggest cutting back on your expenditures.
others might suggest taking a class to improve your skill set and make yourself more marketable.
still others might suggest writing a book.
but, over here, at casa mockingbird, we take a somewhat different approach.
we say, take a big fat chunk of that savings you're probably going to need to feed yourself, and spend it on a spur of the minute vacation instead.
i like to think of it as my birthday gift to myself. or my reward for surviving one motherfucker of a year. or just a way to effectively flip-off the consultant who's been breathing down my neck, looking over my shoulder and passive-aggressively micromanaging me into insanity.
is it prudent?
is it even rational?
but, it sure did feel good to say, "hey,
lady macbeth [ed. note: implies eventual discovery of conscience. not happening with this woman. inappropriate literary reference. five-yard penalty] attila, i've decided to be out of the office until the 20th. hope everything goes smoothly!"
besides, who wants to be prudent and rational when you can be reckless and out of the office?
so, i'm off...my rocker, apparently.
i'm heading to london.
i mean, hey...if you're gonna do insanity, why not do it right?
i'll find an internet cafe and give you guys a few updates from the road. pics to follow.
miss me while i'm gone!
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