Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday Rant

I am again in the pitfires of hell, otherwise known as falling in love with a person who is not ready for it. Why can't this man love me enough to fight for me???


Friday, March 16, 2007

I'm Losing My Touch

There was a recent "study" conducted, or rather an unscientific assessment, that said multitasking hurts productivity. Especially for people under 30 who have grown up in a society that demands multitasking.

It's true that I have grown up multitasking and trying to do so much at once. Even starting in elementary school I learned how to do homework, chat on IM, and watch Full House simultaneously. This carried on throughout high school and only worsened in college. My mom used to make fun of me while on the phone with her because in the background she could hear me pounding away on a computer keyboard while downloading music and finishing a 10 pg English paper.

As I sit here now typing this out I have 1 Excel spreadsheet, 3 Word docs, 2 PDFs, 2 Powerpoints, AOL IM, Gmail, Outlook, 5 web site pages and Google searches open. I'm "working" on multiple assignments at once because this is almost the only way I know how to work. If I could carve out 2 hrs to focus on and bang out a media list it would be a miracle, but I know I will be interrupted by an IM or new RSS feed or e-mail from a client. I think this definitely affects productivity - but what is the solution??

Maybe it means starting small with eliminating the least important distractions. Like my music player. But wait...I get hyped up and motivated listening to music. I turn on some RHCP or Amy Winehouse - who by the way is PHENOMENAL AND SEXY AND CRAZY AND DRUNK AND COOL - and I feel like I work better. Maybe cut out the IM? But then undoubtedly a co-worker will e-mail and say, "Well I wasn't going to e-mail you but you weren't on IM or Gchat..." Grrrr. What's a modern multitasking, everything-to-everyone girl supposed to do???

Monday, March 12, 2007

"Well, France is superior at one thing..."

I had the pleasure of attending the Washington, DC International Wine and Food Expo at the Ronald Regan building yesterday. Of course my plan was to get there by 2pm and be sauced by 2:45pm, but it actually took me a little longer because the place was so EFFIN packed you could barely move around on the show floor. So now I present to you my ups and downs of the 2007 DC Wine and Food Expo:

2005 Bordeaux = Hundreds of wines from around the world to sample, conveniently organized by region
Franzia = Wine newbies immediately flocked to "France" at 2:01pm and subsequently depleted the wine supply from that country by 3:15pm

2005 Bordeaux = Chefs from Restaurant Kolumbia, Perry's, Giant, and Aria Trattorio
Franzia = Only 3 CHEESE STANDS. WTF???? The show was sorely lacking in tasty, creative cheeses to pair wine selections with and enjoy. Cabot's Cheddar cheese? Are you serious??? There were NO cheeses from Italy, Switzerland, England, or Spain.

2005 Bordeaux = Standout wines from Vale, South Africa, Argentina and Virginia
Franzia = Disappointing wines from Germany, France and India (yes, India)

2005 Bordeaux = Free wine glass, wine pairing wheel, and black "Wines of France" tote
Franzia = Grown ass adults begging for wine and clamoring for free giveaways, with the fervor of frenzied ants

Overall, it was a good day to sample wines from around the world and learn about the wine making process. Kudos to the Washington Post for sponsoring and I hope to attend next year!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I Don't Ask Much, I Just Want You- Part Two

OK I suck and caved in to seeing Malibu Ken. We spent the whole weekend together. The intimacy is amazing and I really hope this last awhile. The hopeless romantic in me won't die just yet.

I Don't Ask Much, I Just Want You

I am not sure where my head is right now. Malibu Ken has been calling me lately and we talk like old times. Mind, body, and soul I am still in love with him. Clearly I should not give him a passing thought.

So I had an epiphany today - give up MK for Lent. Now, I know Lent started a few weeks ago, and I'm not a Catholic. But it's never too late right???

So all I have to do is not talk or see MK until Easter...

Well the biggest problem here is that I really shouldn't give him up just for Lent. I should really give him up for good. Not look back when Easter rolls around. Maybe just drown my sorrows in chocolate easter bunnies. Or "spring" forward with a new beginning...stay tuned.

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