1. Do you know the rule "don't keep more personal items at work than you can fit in a single box"? In case you get fired suddenly or quit? (What a depressing rule, but I guess it's kind of like having life insurance - no one wants it, but just in case...) I break this rule in a huge way. A sampling of what is on my monitor stand alone:
That's Post-its, a Starbucks card, my nameplate from an old job, a paperweight, a stop sign, and a mini "wisdom" Buddha. That is too much crap.
Then my drawers have hand cream, an emery board, glasses cleaner and a mini screw driver, Nuun, snacks, Tassimo discs (plus I have food in the kitchen!), blank cards and stationary.. Then my shelves have pictures, cards, art... My cupboard probably has a half dozen pairs of shoes at any given time, a shawl for when it's cold and a spare "nice" bag... The closet at the front has more shoes and spare clothes in case I'm casual and a client shows up... And my walls have my "wall of shame" - four different framed degrees/certificates. It would take me much more than a box to clean out of here.
2. I think I will join the "New to You" Cross Training Challenge at (Just) Trying is for Little Girls.
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3. Over the Christmas holidays, I finally got the chance to sabre open a bottle of champagne. There's a video on how to do it here. I wanted to try it after I read about it on Mighty Girl (you don't read Mighty Girl? You should. Go now, I'll wait.) It was a "Christmas gift" from The American to make it happen because it's on my "30 before 30" list. It was AWESOME. It was also pretty terrifying - I wasn't sure if it would work, or if I might break a window (we did it outside aimed away from the house but you never know), or if the whole bottle would just explode. It all worked out though and no one ended up in the ER from either a busted bottle or drinking a glass shard. Win.