Archive for June, 2012

June 29, 2012

My Friend

This is definitely one of the best things about working from home.  My friend is always by my side.

 

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June 15, 2012

What Drives You?

What drives you?  Can you answer this question in 30 seconds or less?  Here is what drives me; unedited and immediate.

Happiness.
Creativity.
Sarcasm.  Lots of sarcasm.
Love.
Integrity.
The Husband.
Wild Cards.
Art.  But only originals.
Friendship.
Music.
Food.
And even beer, but it must be good beer.

June 13, 2012

The Original is Always Best

Do you like cover songs?  I’m still making my judgement.  I was getting my spin on at the gym tonight when I heard a cover song that sounded like bad karaoke.  Karaoke rarely sounds good, but this cover was really bad.  It was Rhiannon by Best Coast.  They chose a Fleetwood Mac song to cover!  Really…  Bad decision, Best Coast.  No one can complete with Stevie.  No one.

Of all the songs out there, I wonder why Best Coast chose a song that already gets overplayed and exploited like a Kardashian.  At least try to choose a song that doesn’t recall ear bleeding moments in a smoky bar, because I am pretty dang sure I have heard Fleetwood Mac in every karaoke experience of my life.  That and Journey.  Ugh…  Don’t even get me started on Journey.  A friend once told me Don’t Stop Believing is the white people’s national anthem.  He is right.  I immediately think of bouncing, screeching girls and fist pumps.

The original is always the best.

June 11, 2012

Mayo Expectations

I think I am a bit out of touch when it comes to food expectations.  A girlfriend and I were having lunch at a local eatery last week when I saw the bus boy come out of the kitchen with a giant jug of Kraft Mayo.  I was appalled.  Jaw dropped to the floor, appalled.  I not so discreetly whispered to her that we could not order the deviled eggs, because they didn’t make their own mayonnaise.  She is a fellow foodie, so I thought she would nod in agreement.  Instead I got a head cock with a slight look of amusement.  Why wasn’t the jug of fake mayonnaise offensive to her?!  It’s not like we were sitting in Jimmy John’s.

In an attempt to prevent this restaurant from going on my black list, I asked the waiter about their mayonnaise. I also really wanted deviled eggs.

Me:  Do you make your own mayonnaise?
Waiter:  *Similar head cock with a look of confusion*  I don’t know, but I don’t think so.
Me:  Hmm…that’s disappointing.
Waiter:  Do most restaurants make their own mayo?
Me:  Of course!

But now that I am thinking about it, I don’t know if homemade mayonnaise is a normal expectation.  It is the expectation in my own kitchen, so why not in restaurants?

By the way, we went ahead and ordered the deviled eggs.  Fake mayo and all.  They were awful.

June 10, 2012

Why I Quit My Job

I quit my job without a job.  Sounds like an emotional decision, right?  Quite the contrary.  I was finally thinking about my future with a clear mind.  Why the heck would I spend anymore time in a place where I am not happy?  It’s not like I am in my 20s anymore and have another 5-10 years to waste while I figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

So, I quit my job without a job.  The last few weeks have been a great exercise to determine exactly what I want.  I have met with huge companies, tiny start-ups, and groups that fall in the middle.  Nothing fit, and I don’t want to compromise.  I guess I am a job snob like I am a beer and food snob.

In the last few days, I have determined that I don’t want to work for anyone.  I want to be my own boss.  So that is exactly what I am going to do.  I am excited and a little nervous.  And guess what…if it doesn’t work, I can compromise later.  I need to try this now.

Now for a shameless plug.  My soon-to-be-named-company is available for your marketing planning, social media, and creative needs.  You can reach me at mistybrowning@me.com.

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