I used to think that in prospecting, voicemails were obligatory but of no real impact…you have to leave them, but you don’t actually expect people to call back based on that. Maybe they’ll check out your email, but call you back from a voicemail? Why, that’s unheard of.

Well, things…


An accounting of friends lost to 2020, because I’m not sure where else to put it:

  1. N — Accused me of animal abuse with no evidence to back it up, so I cut her out of my life after 20 years of friendship
  2. R — Just didn’t respond to my…

Someone asked this in a sales group I’m a part of:

I think today is the last day I leave a voicemail for a prospect/customer/lead. Instead of leaving a voice message and text, I think I’m going to begin to just text unanswered phone calls. What are some of you…


I’m not sure what the “right” thing to say about current events is. It certainly wasn’t my last post which evidently exhibited too much “white fragility” and has since been deleted. I try so hard to not offend anyone, but failed at that. Alas.

I think we scramble to say…


I fell for the Lovevery subscription box, which promised age-appropriate toys every two months delivered to my home for $80 each + tax (came out to a little over $85).

I don’t know what I was thinking. Maybe I thought I would buy at least $40 worth of toys for…


It’s been awhile since I last wrote. Not long after my last entry I found out I was pregnant (July 9, 2019). And earlier this month I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Audrey Laine (March 4, 2020). Let me tell you what a strange time this has been to…


Someone asks,

Is there any program that assists mentally ill patients in resolving debt?

Hahahahahaha. Oh. That’s ripe.

Does literally fucking everything have to be subsidized by the government? What is it with people looking for handouts all the time? (I swear when I get old I’ll be a republican…


Why do we have to put trigger warnings for everything now? Is it now everyone else’s responsibility to shield us from the things we wish not to see? I’m not sure how I feel about that. I wish desperately that people would put trigger warnings for pictures of lost pets…


The workplace seems to go by in increments of weeks.

Relationships go by in increments of years.

The drive there is always longer than the drive back.

A year felt like an eternity to pass when you were 5, but when you’re 33 a year seems to go by in…


When I tell people how I met my boyfriend Ryan, I usually say that he wore me down. Indeed, that’s how our love story started. He was someone I had matched with on OKCupid, and he messaged me a lot. I started to get annoyed when I saw his messages…

Approximating Humanity

I’m paraphrasing, of course.

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