Sep 01 2013

What does the end of summer remind you of?

August hasn’t been a very productive month for blogging. The combination of being slammed at work, trying to enjoy the last month of summer, and this cold I’ve been fighting off has kept my attention focused elsewhere. I feel like I blinked and September showed up. I seem to have mixed feelings about this time …

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Aug 10 2013

A letter to the douchebag who cheated on me… twice

The other day, I was having dinner with a girlfriend and we were reminiscing about all the losers we used to date when we were younger. As we were swapping stories, I started to wonder if I ever got “closure” for some of those horrible ex-boyfriend messes I experienced. The more I wondered about this, …

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Aug 05 2013

What’s with the “stick figure family” fad?

Okay, I have to blog about this. What is with the stick figure family decals I keep seeing on cars lately? When I saw one for the first time, I thought, “Weird. Not sure why you would want everyone to know you have a wife, kid and dog. But sure.” Definitely thought they were strange, but …

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Jul 24 2013

“It’s gonna be okay…” My new journal & funny quotes about life

Last week, a friend and co-worker gave me a journal with funny quotes about life, which she thought was perfect for me. And she was right. The journal is called “It’s gonna be okay” and the cover description is so me: “A journal to reassure myself when I’m overwhelmed by the creeping sense of impending …

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Jul 20 2013

How to recognize lazy people before getting involved with them

Recently I wrote a blog post entitled “Signs of a control freak.” A lot of it was about my perfectionist traits. One of my friends said maybe the world needs more control freaks and suggested my next post be called, “How to recognize a lazy mofo.” (I opted for a less offensive title, hence “How …

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Jul 09 2013

10 Annoying people you’ll meet in the workplace

This was a pretty fun post to write. No matter where you’re employed, you’re sure to meet these 10 annoying people at work. Even though most of these start with “the guy who…” these annoying people in the workplace can be both guys and girls. Feel free to add to this list by leaving a …

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Jul 01 2013

Why do relatives feel “entitled” to be part of people’s weddings?

“Weddings are a celebration of love between 2 people,” most would say. But I bet behind that blanket statement, they’ve had a couple of other thoughts cross their mind: Great opportunity to get drunk on someone else’s dime. As soon as people hear “weddings” they usually think of the bachelor / bachelorette parties, engagement parties, …

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Jun 26 2013

My challenges with work life balance

Lately, I’ve been having major challenges with work life balance and feeling really burned out. I’ve been blogging about my streak of crappy weeks, and as much as I like to use sarcasm as a defense mechanism, part of me realizes I need to get to the root of what’s really bothering me in order …

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Jun 23 2013

Sarcastic quotes to help you get through those crappy days

A week has gone by since my dear diary post about the “bad week” pattern I’ve been on. I’m not sure if it’s just a phase or what, but it seems my rough weeks don’t want to end. So rather than sulk in the crappiness of each day, I decided to counterattack bad days with good ol’ …

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Jun 18 2013

Things kids can get away with… that adults would be judged for if we did in public

A few weeks ago, I had 2 back-to-back evenings surrounded by friends and family who have small kids. As the adults were drinking and chatting, the school aged kids were playing while the babies and toddlers were mostly fussing. As a people watcher, I couldn’t help but observe the way kids behave around adults. The …

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Jun 14 2013

What should I do after a hard week?

I usually don’t write these types of “dear diary” blog posts, but this week calls for one. I’m not sure if it’s because work has been super busy, or if it’s because I’ve gotten my yearly reminder that I’m getting old, or simply because I’m a Gemini woman, but I’ve been feeling very “off” lately. …

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Jun 09 2013

29 years in this world and 9 bits of “wisdom” I can share

I’ve officially reached the last year that I’ll be able to call myself 20-something. Since this is my last year as a 20-something blogger, I was inspired to write a post listing bits of wisdom that I can share with others. I use the term “wisdom” loosely because – like I said – I’m only …

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Jun 04 2013

You know you’re getting old when…

I stumbled across this list of “25 ways to tell you’re grown up” which is hilariously true. One day you’re a young and vibrant party-er. The next you’re a grown up? No warning. No training manual. No transition period. Just bam! This is definitely how you can tell you’re getting old. Enjoy!

Jun 01 2013

Guest Post: How to make a work-love balance work for you

By Lindsay Shoemake | That Working Girl Once you’re in the workforce, it’s inevitable that you’ll find a core group of friends to have drinks with to explore the nighttime scene. You’re out with your friends, you mix with another friend group, a little flirtation takes place and before you know it, bam – you’re …

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May 28 2013

I googled what a Goan & Viet baby would look like… and I’m scared

When we first got engaged, we were inundated with these questions: Did you set a date? When’s the big day? Are you planning a big wedding? When will we get our invitations? Can’t wait for the wedding! We got so annoyed that we eloped. Now that we’re married, it seems the questions we get asked …

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May 26 2013

Signs you might be a control freak

I’ve been called a perfectionist by just about everyone I know… my husband, friends, co-workers and anyone who’s ever had to deal with me. Some people jokingly say I have OCD. Others call me a control freak, and they’re probably right. Do you sometimes wonder if you might be a control freak too? Here are some signs …

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May 22 2013

Dear crazy ex-girlfriend who won’t leave us alone

Dear crazy ex-girlfriend, The first time you went all whack-job on us with your obsessive phone calls and barrage of “we need to talk” messages, I understood. I really did. Like any girl after a relationship ends, you needed closure. The second and third times you went manic, your angry messages claiming you “wasted 4 …

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May 19 2013

Annoying things people do in restaurants

Ever been surrounded by annoying people in a restaurant? Maybe there was a difficult customer at another table, or perhaps that difficult customer was sitting at your table. Or maybe your waiter or waitress did something annoying. Regardless – I think we’ve all spent enough time at restaurants to notice some seriously annoying things people …

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May 15 2013

You know it’s time for a career change when…

A few of my friends are embarking on a career change, most of whom are only in their late 20s – early 30s. What inspires a person to make the bold decision to leave something familiar in pursuit of something new? Probably a number of things. But here are signs that should tell you, “Hey, …

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May 07 2013

Bad friends are like paper cuts

Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about true friendships vs temporary acquaintances. A true friend is an extension of your family; this person is a recurring character in your life story. But an acquaintance is just a temporary character who makes an appearance here and there. They show up randomly, aren’t involved in …

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