2011 in Summary
How do I sum up my 2011? I could say it was infinitely better than 2009 and 2010. I could say it was a year bookended by deaths and funerals. I could say I went on dozens of job interviews, got one new job, and moved 4 times this year. I could be metaphorical and show you a picture of my office plant. It was a gift at a funeral of a family member and has sat on my desk since I started this job...
LinkedIn is a really great tool if you are not sure if the person you are referring to in a business email is male or female. A little search on LinkedIn and I know your gender, business contact with an androgynous name! Long story short: I’d rather be creepy than offensive.
Friends Sofa To Go Up On The Auction Block |... →
If anyone needs ideas for Christmas gifts for me… ;-)
Realized my version of “treat yo’ self” would involve candy, baked goods and ice cream. I am not ashamed.
State of the Garvin:
me: Life is exhausting. I think I'm going to forget about my current strifes and focus on trying to build a real-life Atlantis so I can move there to live. Wanna come? UNDERWATER CITY FUN FOR ALL!
A Timeline of Personal Events
Or: Thoughts on the Anniversary of Pearl Harbor November 16, 1922 - My grandfather is born in Marlow, Oklahoma. He will later move to Porterville, CA during the Dust Bowl and become an “Okie.” December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor is bombed, prompting the U.S. to become involved in World War II. January 25, 1943 - My grandfather is inducted into the Army. He will leave behind his new...
» Holiday Mail for Heroes 2011 →
Send a snail mail or e-card to a service member this Holiday Season. Hurry! All snail mail must be post-marked by Friday, December 9.
My Thanksgiving Weekend
Was everything perfect and lovely that a Thanksgiving weekend should be. Jim and I drove up to my parents’ house in Clovis, CA on Thanksgiving morning. My mom uses this awesome table top turkey roaster - but this year, the turkey was too tall for the lid to fit securely on it. So we improvised. My brother’s birthday is always around or on Thanksgiving, so we have a birthday...
Bill McKinney, 'Deliverance' Mountain Man, Dies at... →
Not too long ago, it was not a rare occurrence for me to come down the stairs on a Saturday morning and see Bill in the dining room with my roommate, his writing partner. Of course, as his health worsened, it was more the case that she went to see him. I never knew the man well, but I am sad for his passing and for all that it means for him and for my friend and former roommate. I hope the...