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Sign of the Farmpocalypse

Every issue of Sports Illustrated has a brief quote titled Sign of the Apocolypse, a humorous but true sports news item that makes you wonder--have we gone too far? In that spirit, I present the another installment of Sign of the Farmpocalypse, because I just can't make this stuff up.

She needed to know if it was new or used.

- Husband describing his efforts to depreciate a pig with the help of a tax preparer.

Two Years of This

I can't believe it's been two years since I sat down during a blizzard to start this blog. On my first blogiversary I thanked my blogging muse, my dear, sweet Husband. After two years of this, he really deserves a medal.

This year, I'd also like to thank all my loyal readers who read this blog on their lunch hour--even though I sometimes post things that cause Diet Coke to shoot out their noses. (Ok, maybe that only happened to one reader.)

I'd also like to thank all my lurkers. I'd thank you by name but then what fun would that be. You wouldn't get to pretend you don't read the blog; I wouldn't get to post things to get your goat that you can't say anything about since you offiicially don't read the blog. It's complicated but entertaining.


This year I took on a few new blogging challenges. I added the Dayton Media on Twitter listing, which has been quite popular. I also became a guest poster at Dayton Most Metro and tried my hand at Mommy Bl…

Leverage Two Synergies and Call Me in the Morning

Last week I got a text from my good friend and former corporate colleague, M, who is now a stay-at-home-Mom (SAHM). M had just dropped off her oldest for two hours of pre-school; she was sitting in her minivan in the Starbucks drive-thru lane when she realized she was slipping into SAHM-hood, perhaps losing her corporate edge.

Racing to the elevators on my way to a meeting, I thoughtfully texted back, You are a lost cause. I was joking--just because M doesn't have a corporate paycheck doesn't mean she isn't the same smart, savvy corporate player she always was.

But I can understand her concern about losing her corporate mindset in a world filled with Yo Gabba Gabba. So I have helpfully developed a list of things that SAHM's like M and other women who find themselves away from the corporate grind for a while can do at home to stay in the zone corporate-wise.

Create a corporate atmosphere - It's probably not possible to cover your walls in grey cubicle fabric, but the…

Guy Reads: Senior Clip Service Edition

Corporations and celebrities hire clipping services (or at least they did before the Internet) to track their media coverage and send them relevant articles from the newspaper, however, if you live in small town America or are the offspring of someone who lives in small town America, you have a built-in clipping service. There are armies of little old church-going ladies who, if they know you or anyone in your family tree, will clip news articles about you and put them in envelopes in the hopes they run into you at church or their next social outing/funeral.
Last weekend at church a woman gave us this clipping from the Dayton Journal Herald from February of 1952. Her husband was in the the war (Korean?) and she would mail him clips of local people to read. So this clip is not only 50+ years old, it's been to Korea and back (probably) and it's about Husband's grandfather.

Isn't it quaint that the paper gives nearly a half page (OMG, newspapers have shrunk in 50 years) to…

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