Links I Love: October 18, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS Op-Ed: Working Moms Like Me Are at the Coronavirus Breaking Point. (Cheddar) Job diary: As a professional bridesmaid, I deal with everything from missing grooms to wedding crashers. Here’s what a day in my life is really like.. (Business Insider) Honestly, I kind of want to quit my {Read More}

Weekend Recap: The Calm Before the Storm

This weekend was the calm before the storm. J didn’t have the kids this weekend, and it was my last weekend living alone before my mom would move in with me on Tuesday. We made the most of it! Friday night kicked off with a very belated Cinco de Mayo (Nueve de Octubre?) celebration – I invited my friends Chris and Mark and their kids over on Friday night for dinner on the deck with J and I. We picked {Read More}

What I Read in September 2020

I read a bit less in September than in previous months – it was a busy month for me! But I still read five books, which keeps me six books ahead of my goal to read 100 books in 2020. I can’t believe we’re already into the last quarter of 2020; this is going to be a good year of reading, for sure! 4 stars: Beach Read, by Emily Henry: This came highly recommended, and I thought it was good, {Read More}

Links I Love: October 12, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS The most annoying interview question. (Patty Azzarello) Walmart is overhauling 200 of its stores into an airport-inspired theme expected to perfectly blend the online and in-store shopping experience. (Business Insider) How Bed Bath & Beyond Reversed Its Comparable Sales Slump. (Morning Brew) Flowers, food and wine: How the {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Olsen Lake and Front Range Fun

I headed up to Minturn on Friday at lunchtime, arriving in time to take my final calls of the day from my house there. However, the internet there was being weird, and I had trouble getting my video to work on my final call of the day – frustrating! Although this internet issue has never happened before, I always feel guilty when I work from my mountain house – like I’m playing hooky by being out there rather than at {Read More}

Links I Love: October 4, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS Why Everything Is Sold Out. (The Atlantic) Grocers Stockpile Essential Goods in Anticipation of a Second Covid-19 Wave. (Morning Brew) State of play: Small business recovery after the pandemic. (Protocol) This Texas Quilt Shop Can Teach a Master Class in Winning Over Customers. (Inc) The State of Marketing {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Fried Chicken in the Mountains

This weekend was absolutely perfect… to the point that I kept asking, is this real life? On Friday, as soon as I wrapped up my calls, I headed over to J’s house for dinner. He prepared an amazing carne asada for dinner, which we enjoyed on his patio with a  bottle of red wine. The air was slightly crisp, but it was just warm enough where we were comfortable eating outside and not cold. And the twinkling lights overhead just {Read More}

Links I Love: September 27, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS If I Don’t Learn How To Network Virtually, I’m Going To Feel Stuck in My Current Role—What Should I Do?. (Well & Good NYC) How Tamagotchis and TI-89s launched lifelong careers in tech. (Zapier) How to make zoom video meetings spectacularly successful. (David Jaxon) Speaking Up at Work {Read More}

Race Report: Sangre de Cristo 50 Mile

In the days leading up to the Sangre de Cristo, I started getting cold feet… and especially when I started packing. Ultramarathons require so much stuff!! It reminded me of doing a triathlon, in a bad way – one of the things I liked least about doing a tri was how much equipment could make or break your race, and it seemed like that was also the case with doing an ultra. Whatever happened to just putting your sneakers on and {Read More}

Links I Love: September 20, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS You might be able to rent a Peloton bike one day, CEO John Foley says. (CNBC) Measuring The True Value Of The Store: Here’s The New Math. (Forbes) Uncle Ben’s Changes Brand Rooted in Racist Imagery. Now It’s Ben’s Original.. (Wall Street Journal) ☕ Pumpkin Spice Newsletter: A {Read More}