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2 Days ’til 40: 40 Favorite Posts from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

I must say that it was much easier to choose 40 photos than to choose 40 posts!  One of the fun things about this particular journey is that I allowed myself to write (or post photos) about whatever I felt on any particular day.  As a result, I have a wide array of followers who each connect in different ways to what I write – this has been amazing.  I imagine that in the future, as I become a bit more focused, I may have a less diverse group of readers, though I hope not!


Here is my top 40 list of posts, hopefully as eclectic as my readers are.  Some I chose because of the importance of the content, some because they make me laugh (yes, I realize that I have a weird sense of humor that others do not always appreciate) and some because I like the way the words flow. Read the rest of this entry »


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17 Days ’til 40: Want a Job? Connect!!!

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It is a fact. It is almost impossible today to find employment if you are not connected. Social networking and high visibility within social media sites is now necessary in order to make meaningful connections with future employers. This phenomenon will only continue to grow as our technology continues to expand in ways we cannot begin to predict or understand. Gone are the days (almost) of newspaper advertisements. Most companies place their “help wanted” ads on their websites. Other companies use online job boards to post their openings where a larger audience will view them. When I am looking for employees, I do both.

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Posted by on February 4, 2013 in Facebook, Family, Internet, Uncategorized


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362 Days ’til 40: Technology Overkill???


As I sit here with my laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod, flat screen TV, Kindle, Nook (yes, we have BOTH) and video game console I can’t help but wonder how much technology is TOO much???  Today we had some visitors at the school I work at.  I took them on a tour and when they saw the 2nd grade room their comment was, “It is so Read the rest of this entry »


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399 Days ’til 40: Words With Friends

A few months back I started playing Words with Friends on Facebook.  Being the scrabble buff that I am, and also being the highly competitive person I am, this seemed to be the perfect new time passing companion.  Now, who the hell saw the train coming straight at them?  Words with Friends is indeed a fun game, it entices you, lures you in, and becomes a vicious evil time sucker.  It has taken my time away from other important things like family (and my partner would argue, housework) and the drive and addiction makes it almost impossible to stop.  “Just one more move before bed… I just have to play all these moves I need to play, then when the move box it is empty I will feel complete and whole for the night and can rest and relax.”  So simple, right?

Wrong!  Because my cousin and my friend in Australia are on and they are trying to clear out their “Your Move” boxes too.  They are frantically cleaning out their boxes and I am frantically countering their cleaning with an emptying of my own.  “Must eliminate all of the moves that are my responsibility and take all my turns before I can head to bed.”  It continues to escalate until, 45 minutes later, my cousin beats the crap out of me and I have no more moves to make…. until a little screen pops up saying, “X has beat you, rematch?”

I have had it with Words with Friends.  I need to have real words with real people.  So my resolution for today, 399 days ’til 40, is to stop playing Words with Friends….. as soon as I finish my current moves.

With a triple word score~



Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Facebook, Rants


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