How virtuous do you think I am?

I will admit that I’m not always a patient person, but I try. I tend to try to see the other side’s perspective in any situation. When I see someone acting like an asshat on the road, for example, I try to rationalize their behavior. “Perhaps they’re stressed out because someone they love was just…

‘Tis the season–almost

We’re thinking ahead to the holidays and what adult beverages to concoct and consume. My pseudo sister-in-law has already suggested a pumpkin spice martini for Thanksgiving, which we’re going to try as soon as we find the last ingredient. I found this recipe in a Kroger ad on Facebook, of all places. It’s a Caramel…

My love/hate relationship with social media

My son and daughter-in-law made a conscious decision to sign off of Facebook when they discovered they were expecting their first child. I applauded the notion and attempted to do the same. Unfortunately for me, I have family in another state who seem adverse to any form of regular communication. My mom spent years living…

One week down…

…and so far, I have no regrets about saying goodbye to Facebook. In the past week, I have written letters to three people, sent notes to three more and sent my son a clipping I thought he’d enjoy. It’s been amazing. I have made slow and steady progress on sorting through all of the stuff…

Don’t be such a stranger

Welcome 2015! So, what, I had one post all year last year? I resolve to try to do better. I am making a promise to myself that I’ll post at least TWICE this year. There are big things happening in InfoVirtuoso-land these days. Tonight, I deactivated my Facebook account. I gave notice that I’d be…

Conversations with myself

I discovered something over the weekend. I give great pep talks. A whole host of stuff has taken place in the past week that culminated in one solid bout of depression. Here’s the thing: not all of it was bad stuff. For example, JM got married last weekend. A joyful event! And yet, whether it…

The ups and downs of 2013

There is a part of me that would love to tell 2013 to shove it. I have to admit, however, that even with the bad, there were some truly good moments this year. January and February are a blur for me. I’ll blame school since I can’t recall anything else. I really need to start…

A little deflated

My long weekend of Toad and friends has come and gone. The show was amazing, dinner beforehand was fun and I had a great time hanging out with my friend m for the rest of the weekend. While I was at it, I picked up my tickets and cap and gown for my upcoming commencement…

Didn’t take long

I suppose I should be happy I made it a full week before missing a day of posts! I think that’s better than the past two years for sure. Yesterday was a bad day. I mentioned before that I’ll be going to see Toad the Wet Sprocket later this week. Well, I’m in the midst…