An Accidental Extrovert

Wearing my mouth on my sleeve

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P.S.

After a few insanely stressful months of work where even coming up with 140 witty Twitter characters felt like a chore, I’d all but decided to retire my Tumblr. An extra-long line at DD this morning and some residual tears from Stuart Scott’s speech tipped the scales in the other direction, it seems.

(Plus my Instagram captions were getting too long and I was actually starting to use Facebook again…shudder.)

Filed under what is the opposite of a flounce?

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When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, while you live and the manner in which you live.
Stuart Scott at tonight’s ESPY awards (via mabtv3)

If we’re going to insist on using warrior language about people whose bodies have, at a basic cellular level, actually turned against them, I think it’s so important to acknowledge that those who are about to ‘lose’ their ‘battle’ exhibit the greatest amounts of courage. The people who have died never (willingly) gave up.

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We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

(via explore-blog)

I am pretty sure I washed my face with shampoo this morning so…

(via brunchandbooks)

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Today I:
-Got in a fight with a coworker that involved a slammed door before 10:00 am (and I don’t do confrontation)
-Cried twice before noon
-Got snapped at repeatedly for not ‘managing’ partners who make 10x my salary

Tonight I’m hoping that:
-A Nats win
-A Wizards win
-Washington’s first draft pick
-And a bottle of wine

Can help take the edge off.

Filed under too long for Twitter so hello tumblr!

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I took an unintentional reading hiatus for most of March, but just picked this back up and devoured the rest of it in three days. The lump in my throat turned into full body sobs for the last few chapters last night. We’ll just file that under a much needed emotional release.
accidentalextrovert:

I finally started this last night. Wondering if those who have read it can confirm if I’ll have a lump in my throat the entire book?

I took an unintentional reading hiatus for most of March, but just picked this back up and devoured the rest of it in three days. The lump in my throat turned into full body sobs for the last few chapters last night. We’ll just file that under a much needed emotional release.

accidentalextrovert:

I finally started this last night. Wondering if those who have read it can confirm if I’ll have a lump in my throat the entire book?

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