Kamala Harris is the first female Vice President of the United States and the first person of color to hold this office. This is a prime example of Yin and Yang. When Trump was elected in 2016, I was devastated. Now, I’m truly elated. The […]
I’m thinking of plagiarizing my cousin Joe’s work. Joe is a famous artist, if you live in NYC or are well-versed in contemporary art or pretend you like obscure things, you might know him. We have the same initials, so I feel like it’s an […]
I’ve decided that I don’t like the term ‘customer service’ in relation to my profession. In my experience, customer service is where you end up when you’re frustrated and need help or you’re not sure what you want—that’s not my clients and it’s not me.
My clients are thoughtful, intelligent people who know what they want and why—that’s where I come in. As a project manager, I am not a servant, I’m a partner and my top priority is supporting my client partners. I listen and then I help them evolve their requests into SMART goals:
- Specific – What are we trying to achieve and why? Who will be responsible? What steps will we need to take and in what sequence?
- Measurable – What does success look like and how will we quantify it?
- Achievable – Is our goal feasible based on applicable constraints (ie – time, budget)?
- Relevant – How is the intended impact of our goal going to benefit our client’s business and does it warrant the effort necessary? If not, is there a more efficient way to achieve the same outcome?
- Time-Sensitive – What is a realistic timeline for project completion?
I barely brush my hair so there’s no plausible scenario in which I’ve invented this technique but it is what I do and it is easy AF. I’ll post pictures when and if my social anxiety improves 😉 Materials: Long Hair, to taste (silky-ass doll […]
I received an incredibly thoughtful email from a wonderful human named Mary-Anne today. Mary-Anne got in touch with me because she and her Girl Scout Troop stumbled across some of the resources that I shared while working on their Go Green badges, which they’re currently […]
You owe it to yourself to make this recipe after a tough day; the kind of day that makes you feel like a one-person complaint department. Don’t measure or time anything, be completely imprecise.
Here’s what you need:
- Shallots, 1 large bulb (sliced, diced, roughly chopped—doesn’t matter, they’re delicious)
- Arugula, several large handfuls
- Eggs, 4 (local free-range, come on)
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Olive oil
- Reb pepper flakes
- Mike’s Hot Honey (recommended)
Oil & Pepper Flakes
Heat a skillet over medium heat.
Pour a few dollops of olive oil in the skillet.
Shake some pepper flakes into the oil.
If you’re cooking bacon, now’s the time. Scoot the oil off to the side to make room.
When the bacon is done, set it aside on a paper towel.
Add the shallots to the pan and toss them in the pepper oil.
Cook them how you like them. I let them just start to brown at the edges.
Add several handfuls of arugula to the skillet, tossing with the oil and shallots.
Salt and pepper to taste.
When the arugula has started to wilt, divide it and form into two beds.
Into each bed of arugula, crack two eggs. You may need to use your spatula to keep the eggs from sliding off the arugula beds until they begin to set.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cook covered for ~5-8 minutes. Don’t really time it; the eggs are done when they look glossy and the whites don’t run.
When the eggs are nearly poached, add the bacon back to the pan for a minute to warm up.
Lightly drizzle the bacon with hot honey or add a few dots to the eggs.
I’m a self-fulfilling prophecy. Weeks, maybe months ago, Eric and I had simultaneous good ideas. He said, “I have to write this down,” and did. I thought, I’m going to keep doing the dishes, this is a great idea, I’ll still remember it later—I didn’t. […]
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I hung all of our wall decorations this weekend. Family photos, framed dictionary pages, the print of the great white rearing back out of the sea in a hail of pepperoni pizza slices that Eric gave me [because he has exceptional taste]. I want everything to have a place of its own and a purpose. I’ve had these things boxed and bubble wrapped for years, waiting.
I spend a lot of time waiting—until I’m bigger, or older, until I have a house, or more time, or money. Until I know what I really want, or I’m more settled, or mature. I kept waiting to be ‘ready’, for my situation to not be temporary. It’s all temporary though, fleeting and beautiful. If not now, when?