Fiendish Friday: The Lure of Youth

Did you know if you go on a cruise and your age is 25 years younger than the average, you will be flirted with constantly no matter how you look?


Just saying. Everywhere I went. Sweet old men, dirty old men, chatty old men – all flirting with me.

And I know it’s all about my perceived youth.

I must say it was very nice to have doors opened for me and men stand when I left the table though. LOL


Fiendish Friday: Drama

I have been blessed to have the kind of life that lands you in a 12 step program. I won’t get into what triggered that but I will say this 12 step leads you to committee work. It also teaches you how to behave on a committee. I wish to god everyone had a flipping 12 step program.

I am on two boards right now. And while I was gone on vaca both boards had drama explosions the size of Mt Vesuvius. Hundreds of emails of back biting and bitching and moaning and complaining.

I have easily spent an 15 hours this week, probably more, listening to or reading people’s drama via email and text, ┬árelated to these two boards. All I really want to say is, it’s not personal. This is not about you. This is about providing service to a board that serves a community.

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I want to go back to my vacation desk.

I want to go back to that happy place where my son would rather go to Camp Carnival that demand my time.

Where solicitous men bring me yummy beverages with the slightest nod of my head.

Where the breeze is warm.

The water crystal clear.

My sense of peace reached idyllic heights.

And the ideas flowed unabated.



Can you blame me?

Predictive Goals Update

Still on vaca with the family. So here’s a little goals update (ha-ha) and some predictions regarding those goals…

Days spent in the pool: 9

Days spent in the ocean: 3

Drinks consumed per day on average: 2 (alcoholic and fruity)

Books read: 7 (including my own)

Words written: 12K

massages: 3

yoga: daily

Games of Dominion played: shoot me now levels.

Be home sooner or later. Miss you. Wish you were here. The lounger next to me is open on deck 12…just bring me a drink eh?