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About caffeineravings

I am fighting 40 with fierce opinions and fab obliques (thanks Ab Ripper X). I work in corporate communications where I make it my mission to wade through the mind-numbing business speak and tell employees in a few simple fresh words what they need to know. My blog is my place to rant about what gnaws me today. And to give my stream-of-conscious mind a little legroom...

Kristmas with the Krouses

It is the day after Black Friday, and I am still pondering if I want to celebrate Christmas this year. The day after many of you have racked up hundreds of dollars on credit, got washed along in that torrent … Continue reading

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My Unsweet Year

I started Lent on January 1. Why wait eight weeks to give up sweets, when I can start fresh for 2012. And why just 40 days- why not give up desserts, candy, cookies, cake, ice cream, cheesecake and all other … Continue reading

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B-Littled

I always have Plan B.  Just in case. I like knowing that I have another option that I can whip out of my back pocket should my preferred method fail. You thought I was talking about emergency birth control? No, … Continue reading

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Why You Need a Red Wall

I painted my bedroom walls red last week. Gypsy Red.  Actually I didn’t do the painting. I hired a painter, because my husband forbids me to lift a paint brush after the fiasco in 2001 when I spilt a gallon … Continue reading

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Mind your thinking

In a recent professional development exercise (hope I didn’t lose anyone yet), my class was told to close our eyes, clear our heads, and silently count to 50, restarting from zero the instant a stray thought – other than the … Continue reading

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It’s Worth Your 60 Seconds to Read This Post

If I had a price tag around my neck listing what my work is worth, it would be placarded with mark down stickers and topped with the stigmatic red dot – 80% off right here. I am a bargain. A … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season of the irrelevant man

This is the sign I posted in my yard for the start of deer season 2010. It lasted until my husband saw it the next day. And took it down. And burned  it, I am pretty certain. He said I … Continue reading

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The Fallacies of Working at Home

Today is Thursday. Thursdays are the day I work at home. Last thing I do when I leave work Wednesday is write on the whiteboard outside our office “Amy- working at home Thursday” – and do so with a guilty … Continue reading

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Art Every Day 16- 句 (That is Japanese for haiku!)

The most wanted thing Success, fame, money, love, life Is ephemeral  

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Beware the Ides of November

If you are or have been my employer, beware the Ides of November. I am likely to come on board or jump ship. This just occurred to me today, as it is my one year anniversary with the company I … Continue reading

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