Monthly Archives: June 2015

Business Travel 4.0

Here I am… traveling for work, again.

I really shouldn’t be complaining because I’m very fortunate that I’ve gotten to travel much, especially as a new hire, but I spend so much time on airplanes. I’m over it. And it especially doesn’t help that I’m completely on the other side of the country so it took a very long flight to get here (and THREE flights on the way home). But on the bright side, I get a four day weekend because Thursday counts as a travel day and Friday is holiday.

Plus, you know, I got to travel. And I met a whole bunch of new people (mostly managers) whom I wouldn’t have met otherwise. And I met a coworker I talk to regularly but had never seen in person. And I got to see a friend from college. And of course, I still get free food while I’m traveling. So there are certainly perks.

I just wish I didn’t have to fly. And that it weren’t so disruptive to my life (I miss my cats, and I hate having to skip aerial for several days in a row). And if I could potentially get a little more than a week and a half notice before I had to go somewhere that would be great too.

Because Adult

June 25, 2015

There are few greater joys in life than picking up something that used to be heavy and realizing it doesn’t feel heavy anymore. Like a twenty pound jug of cat litter.

Nutrition Fact/Fiction?: Organic Food is Healthier

Whether or not organic food is healthier than conventionally grown food is a big topic of debate in science, which is interesting, because it seems to me that most people (whether they buy organic or not) just assume that it is, in fact, healthier.

As it turns out, science doesn’t know! But here’s a really great article from Vox summarizing a recent study and some background in the broader research and its challenges.

In short: Is organic healthier? We don’t know, and we may not ever. But eating more fruits and vegetables definitely is good, so eat more produce – whether you buy organic or not!

My First Wedding

No, I don’t mean MY like that. I was not the one getting married. And technically, it wasn’t really my first. But it was the first time that any of my friends got married and the first wedding I’ve been to in recent memory, so I feel like it’s close enough.

Anyway. A few weekends ago I flew home to go to the wedding of one of my very good friends from high school and quickly realized how completely unprepared I am for weddings.

Actually, if we’re being honest, I realized that long before the wedding even started – back when I first came to the realization that I had no idea what to wear.

(This, in case you were wondering. And no – I don’t look like that. That’s the model.)

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On the Move

The company I work for does a competition every summer where employees can register, receive a free pedometer, and then track their “steps” to work toward earning a reward. The rewards are in progressions so the more steps you take, the larger the reward.

Naturally, I’m aiming for the biggest. Fortunately, you can convert non-step physical activity into steps so I’m getting lots of credit for the 5-10 hours a week of aerial I’ve been doing. Unfortunately, even when I do two aerial classes in one day (which I do at least twice a week), it’s not enough.

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