Little Ms. Polymath

aka the know-it-all

open for business. February 18, 2011

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So, after weeks of sort of waiting to learn exactly how to do my job, I’m diving in head (face) first. I’m very confident about some aspects of the job, while others are going to take practice. How’s that for a ringing endorsement???

What I’m trying to say is that I’m ready to book your travel. I can help you find a trip anywhere in the world, book your hotel or air or car rental, cruise or tour. There are great deals out there right now, especially for cruises. So let me know how I can help you!

Drop me a line or post a comment if you want me to email you directly. You’ll get tons of special attention and care, and I promise you’ll have the trip of a lifetime.


new year, new plan. December 30, 2010

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2010 has been pretty incredible. I got laid off, found freedom in freelance and enjoyed a lot of downtime. Other highlights include working on a farm and overcoming my fear of water (mostly, anyway — though I won’t be scuba diving anytime soon.)   It’s been a fantastic ride — I love being flexible, taking trips and seeing family and friends pretty much whenever I want to; I love being my own boss.

So that’s why I’m starting a new job on January 10th. I’ve been over the pros and cons a million times. I’ll be at work or commuting to or from work a minimum of 50 hours a week. The job is in a new field that I have zero experience in (I’m still wondering why exactly they hired me, to be honest) and it’s going to take a lot of discipline and focus. Discipline and focus are not areas where I shine, by the way. And I’m a grump with temper. I enjoy not being around people because I find a lot of them (not you, of course) to be irritating and/or stupid.

So, yeah, that’s the problem. I don’t have a lot of discipline or focus and I’m becoming more and more of a misanthropic hermit. I’m not really challenging myself or trying anything new intellectually or “getting out there.” And over the past 10 months I’ve hardly put anything into my retirement fund and I’ve dipped into savings one too many times.

When I saw the ad in the paper I applied on a whim. Two interviews and a drug test later and I got the job. I’m excited to learn about a new industry and to wear pants I can’t sleep in on a daily basis. I’m worried I won’t be able to hack it, deal with people or make the necessary changes. I’m worried I’ll fail. And I might. I don’t think I will, though. I think it’s going to be a great year.


tgif. December 3, 2010

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thanks. November 10, 2010

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It’s no secret I enjoy a good bitch session. I’m a clever complainer and a funny lady, and I can make ragging a fun time. At least for me. It’s also no secret I don’t really enjoy being vulnerable or emotional so I tend to deflect using my above-average sense of humor. Still, I think my friends probably get enough of my kvetching so for the next few posts I’m going to concentrate on what I like in the world.

Today I’m thankful for:

Swimming! I love my early morning swims. When I put my head under water and kick off, I feel a freedom I have never experienced before. I love the smell of the chlorine and the pleasantries I exchange with my elderly cohorts. It’s such a peaceful time for me, and I’m so glad I took the plunge (ha!) and decided to conquer my fear of water.

This post from my friend Ann makes me smile.

Plus, Jersey Shore bunnies.


One of my all-time favorite quotes:


seven years. July 28, 2010

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Seven years seems like such a long time, yet of course it’s nothing in the grand scheme of things. And it’s gone so fast. We’ve been through so much together – I don’t think there’s really anything left to test us.

We’re solid. We’re not perfect. We still make each other laugh. We make each other crazy, too – because we’re not perfect. We know exactly how to push each other’s buttons. But you’re always there when I need you, and you know how to make me feel safe when no one else in the world can. You help keep me in check, listen to my outlandish ideas and love me anyway.

Here's to seven more years. No, your little friend can't come along.


new home. July 8, 2010

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So, things are still a bit messy here at the new blog. But you’ve all been such great readers, and I know you’re desperate for a new installment, so I wanted to get something posted right away.

There are a few reasons I shut down the old blog, which I’ll go into in the near future. I have been wanting a new name for quite some time. It was also the one year anniversary of my other page, so it seemed like a good time to start anew.

Anyway, all my old posts have moved with me, so if you’re interested in browsing the archives, you should have no problems.

Here are a couple of pretty rotten photos of me & Jason in New Orleans. I was hesitant to have my picture taken because I was sooooo sweaty the entire trip. Also? My hair was orange (which has since been fixed). And you know how it is when you’re overweight – I never like how I look in photos. Which I suppose is one reason I’m working on my weight – vanity.

So hot. And by that I mean sweaty. But Jason is adorable.

The light doesn't truly capture the Ronald McDonald-orangeness of my hair, nor the gallons of sweat held hostage in its strands.


jennifer. June 6, 2010

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Today is my best friend Jennifer’s birthday. It’s hard to believe we’ve known each other nearly 30 years. I’m so blessed to have a friend like Jenn in my life – she always laughs at my jokes, listens when I complain and lifts me up when I’m down.

I’ve always looked up to Jenn. She does the right thing even when the wrong thing is so much easier. She’s dedicated to her family, her friends and her faith. She’s an extraordinary mother, daughter, wife and friend. I cannot imagine my life without her in it.

Beautiful Jenn and her beautiful kids.