Showing posts from October, 2012

An anonymous note

Thank you, random coworker .

17 Things I've Learned in 27 Years

[ Editor's note ] Today is my birthday. I have been 27 years old for approximately two hours and forty-five minutes, give or take a few seconds. On the occasion of this relentlessly annual event, I feel it incumbent upon me to share some of the "wisdom" I've gathered along the way. 1)  Speak softly and carry a big stick. Be nice, but be firm. Handle people as they handle you. Always try to make them laugh--  And if all else fails, date someone with a big stick. 2) Some friendships are but for a season. Have no doubt that their time with you had meaning and purpose. Sometimes, people come in just to help you learn to say goodbye.   3) Other friendships are forever. Fight time and tide for those because they can and will save your life at least thrice. 4) Read everything. Read often. And for Christ's sake, finish what you start reading! I would recommend you start by reading Tina Fey's book, Bossypants . You'll laugh and you'll learn. 5) Stop