Tag: Personal

Why I'm going to BlogHer '13

BlogHer ’13 is in Chicago July 25-27. I was at Lollapalooza last year when I heard the news. As I was checking Twitter for updates about what would become Lollapalooza’s first weather evacuation I also saw a number of tweets from people at the BlogHer conference in New York sharing the news that BlogHer ’13... Read more »

Choosing a major: A scrunchy-wearing teenager chose my career

A teenager chose my career. She had permed hair that she frequently pulled back in a scrunchy. She had an inexplicable number of shoulder-baring shirts. She was not a trained guidance counselor. After choosing to go to business school because of a Judd Nelson movie, she chose my major based largely on one consideration: Easy classes... Read more »

I am 40

I am 40, and my back hurts. Of course that’s probably because I’ve had back problems for over 10 years. I am 40, and I’m tired. Of course that’s probably because I have rarely had a good night’s sleep since having children. I am 40, and I’m out of shape. Of course that’s probably because... Read more »
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An Edgewater birthday with locally sourced gifts

In addition to so much horrible news last week the norovirus spent the week traveling through the gastrointestinal systems of my family. By the weekend my husband and I still weren’t fully recovered, so my birthday celebrations were rather subdued. As someone who prefers her birthday celebrations subdued that was perfectly fine with me. All... Read more »

My name is Kim. I am addicted to Google Analytics

My name is Kim. I am addicted to Google Analytics
The first step is admitting you have a problem, right? Hi, I’m Kim. (You’re supposed to say, “Hello, Kim!”) I am a Google Analytics-oholic. I am addicted to Google Analytics. I check my pageviews multiple times a day even on days I haven’t posted anything new. I’m obsessed with my Google Analytics. Sometimes it feels... Read more »

List 40: The unwritten lists

List 40: The unwritten lists
I am turning 40 next Sunday. As an odd dedication to that particular milestone birthday I have been making 40 items lists each week for 40 weeks. The lists varied from the personal to the practical to the bizarre. You can see all the lists here. This is the last of those lists, and this... Read more »
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List 39: Blatant use of the 'F' word (Not *that* 'F' word)

I don’t often use the “f” word. No, not that “f” word. The expletive “f” word I use more than I should (including for every item in this list). The “f” word I don’t use often is “favorite.” I don’t often declare favorite things. Sure, I’ll list a lot of things I like such as... Read more »

List 33: Memories of my thirties

Whenever 29 year olds are freaking about turning 30 I tell them that the 30s are great. Most of us are still finding our way in our twenties. By 30 we have (hopefully) figured out who we are and can get on with life accordingly. I’ve had a lot of adventures and achievements in the... Read more »

When is a playwright not a playwright? When she's a mom.

When is a playwright not a playwright? When she's a mom.
2012 was the first year since 2003 that I did not have a play produced. This is not a random bit of bad luck. 2012 was also the first year since 2003 that I did not send out any plays to theatres or festivals. I also wasn’t writing anything new. A year without a play... Read more »
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List 25: Uber List for 2013

List 25: Uber List for 2013
An uber list is not just resolutions although some of the items may resemble New Years promises. An uber list is not a bucket list of outrageous thrills. An uber list is a mix of chores, goals and  fun activities most of which are quite common but that for the lister are often mentioned after... Read more »