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November 23, 2015

New Verb: Glennergize

  Glennergize:  To be infused with an unexpected surge of new energy in the midst of a seemingly impossible situation.   Ex.:  After consuming seven espressos and that 5 lb. bag of sour gummies, I’m feeling surprisingly Glennergized about today’s plan to climb Mount Everest!
November 23, 2015

Seeking A Job With High Entertainment Value

If I were to write my professional memoirs today, the cover would look suspiciously like this one:     Being a writer is often a discouraging proposition, especially nowadays, when Tweets and Tumblr pics have crunched the collective attention span down to the approximate width of a gnat’s ass hair.  
November 20, 2015

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life…Unless You Walk Into A Room Filled With Generally Awful People, Violent Felons In Particular, Or Word Nerds

Speaking of the dreaded job search:  a while ago, I applied to work at Dictionary.com.  What better job could there be for a person who loves words with every fiber of her being?  I was firmly convinced that I was born to work at Dictionary.com.