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The day I lost my Fitbit and my legs stopped working

Fitbit meme


When I got to work the other day, I looked down at my wrist. To my dismay, my Fitbit was no longer on it. I frantically searched every inch of my office, hoping it had merely fallen off upon my arrival.

When that proved unsuccessful, I started backtracking my steps, all 1,200 of them that it takes me to walk the five blocks from my car to my office. I scoured the sidewalks, hoping to spot my slate blue wristband against the white of fresh snow. No dice.

So I tore apart my car while refreshing the Fitbit app on my phone, longing to see the magic word — “synching…” — pop up. Negative.

I walked back to work, head down, my eyes flitting across my path, just in case I’d missed it on the way out. Nothing.

If you are a fellow Fitbitter, you know how perfectly rational this reaction is. Because if you’re not obsessively quantifying every single step you take every single day, what’s the point of even walking at all?

I got back to my office and posted a pithy Facebook status about it.

Fitbit status


Then my husband commented.

Fitbit comment.png


As you can tell, my husband does NOT have a Fitbit. Because if he did, his takeaway from all this would not be “Good news – it’s slobber-proof.”

I replied with a comment that properly conveyed the gravity of the situation.

Fitbig reply


Then I hardly got up the rest of the day.



I won an award! (not really) (at all)

The local paper I work for has a “Young Professional” article in the Business section each Sunday. It features a short profile on a younger working lad or lass in the community, who is typically nominated by the area chamber of commerce. Sometimes we don’t have any submissions though, and a staffer has to step up. And, lucky me, I was The Chosen One this past weekend.

So, really, my Young Professional profile is more of a “we didn’t have any submissions so you have to do it” kind of thing than “an honor,” but I tried to have some fun with it. Check it out if you feel so inclined.


In honor of Squirrel Appreciation Day 2014

Until I have my very own backyard that will allow me to become That Crazy Squirrel Lady, I’ve cultivated a Shrine to Squirrels of sorts on my desk at work. Since Jan. 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day, here’s a look at this Homage to Squirreliness:

Squirrel Shrine

I received most of these items as gifts. Once people find out that I’m The Squirrel, they just can’t help but purchase every squirrel-inspired item they see for me.

So thanks, guysh! I appreciate that you choose to support my quirky penchant for our bushy-tailed friends instead of being totally weirded out by it. (Or, pretending like you’re not, at least. That’s cool, too.)

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