Choose Your Own Adventure Poll – What Do You Want?

 Greetings and salutations.  If you have perused the “She’s Just Not That Into You…an office story” then I want to know: would you like to hear more follow-up, other office stories or something from the mystery pile?  It’s your choice.  Suggested topics or subjects are welcome and I will see if I have something that fits your submission.  I have a lot of stories to tell and as always, I want you to be engaged and entertained.  Thanks for tuning in.♥

Sharing is Caring…

“Sharing is Caring” is a phrase that I quite enjoy and that I implement in my life. It is also a principle that I have benefited from on many occasions. If people had not warmly encouraged me to start a blog, these words would just be bobbing in my head and not laid before you (thanks Jen & SN).

I am of the sharing ilk and at times overshare in other people’s opinion. I am an open book of sorts and the boundaries that contain others on a wide variety of topics don’t hold me back as much. Providing people with info, anecdotes, advice and random thoughts can go farther than one could ever imagine.

For me, this way of operating has led to being in some interesting situations, awkward instances and lovely moments. On a smaller scale, for instance, I compliment people openly, as the thought forms in my head. I just think that if people put effort into their wardrobe, hair, pursuits, careers, family, friends, etc then why not: commend them, verbalize your appreciation or highlight the admirability of their actions (big or small).  At times, this crosses over people’s boundaries.  This modus operandi can take people by surprise, make them uncomfortable or infer a deeper connection than really exists.  For the most part though, I just say what I genuinely feel. I can deal with women and men thinking that I am hitting on them, even though that can make me blush from time to time. I feel bad when I make someone awkwardly uncomfortable, where the conversation cannot be saved, they’re just too flustered and all recovery of normalcy is lost. Lastly, there are a few instances where I’ve encountered someone and was vested in the moment or conversation and when our paths cross  again – they assume that we have some sort of relationship. I guess that’s a hazard that you have to be aware of when you share.

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Charlotta Janssen’s show – Can’t Live the Commonest Way On Six Bits A Day

To Do: Check out Charlotte Janssen’s work.  Here is a sample from a showing at NYSG Gallery: Can’t Live the Commonest Way On Six Bits A Day.

Left: I Want to Thank Bank of America for my Adjustable Rate Mortgage, (4′ x 6′), Acrylic, Oil, Iron Oxide & Collage

Right: Sue, Farmer’s Daughter, Thirties (2′ x 4.5′), Acrylic, Oil, Iron Oxide & Collage   Continue reading

And You Are…

I am a loyalist when it comes to the people that I encounter in my life, that enter the circle of trust and that have my respect.  Having earned my respect and garnered my loyalty is akin to having a black sharpie on hand – it’s distinct, smooth and permanent.  I take it very hard when people either test me in such a fashion that they cannot be on my team, that I have fallen from their circle, that they were not who I thought they were or that I never really mattered to them in the way that I thought.  Continue reading

Down the Rabbit Hole…

Happy Sunday.

I am on my way down the rabbit hole and am blogging for the first time.  Many people I know blog and it’s not a big deal.  I haven’t ventured down this path before because I wanted to do it “right” and if I was going to do it, well…I wanted to make sure I was all in.  Who knows, it may be a fad and I’ll be in and out, but I am intrigued and I do have things to say.

Welcome to the beginning, my beginning…of something. ♥