When you know the end is coming

So the day I got laid off was, in a way, the last day in a whole long, uneasy season of getting laid off. It dawned on me that I was one of the casualties the afternoon I sent a rare third follow-up email asking for my boss’s blessing on my Thanksgiving vacation dates. I wanted to get my flights booked. Again, he didn’t respond.

— Ashley Fetters, “The Anxiety of Waiting to Be Laid Off”

Ashley Fetters’ clue was not getting an email returned.

Mine should have been the Army-Navy Game. Continue reading “When you know the end is coming”


The elf should worry about people who aren’t actually working out

Dear Mr. Elf —

I’m guessing when there aren’t a lot of shelves at the gym, you sit wherever you can, but I have to say, I think you’re barking up the wrong … towel dispenser. Continue reading “The elf should worry about people who aren’t actually working out”

It’s snowing … yay

So yeah, it’s the first snowfall of the season today.

Sure, it makes for some pretty pictures, but it’s also is the official start of at least four months of no plans ever being complete without making sure weather isn’t going to get in the way. Continue reading “It’s snowing … yay”

Syracuse … UConn … Madison Square Garden … enough said

Syracuse and UConn are playing at Madison Square Garden, so of course they were just talking on ESPN about their six-overtime epic in 2009.

I remember that I was going to go to bed after the second or third overtime, but stayed up, thinking, “I’ve come this far. I might as well stay until the end.”

At least Syracuse won. Continue reading “Syracuse … UConn … Madison Square Garden … enough said”