5 Things You Might Not Know About Me

There's no photo of me in the U-Haul, but this was why I did it. To help him move, and to visit her. Totes worth it.

(I accidentally published this instead of scheduled it, so if you saw it yesterday between the hours of noon and 1pm, my bad!!!) Okay so I was in Chicago, working, meeting people, and I have nothing to post about. So I stole this topic from Paula, and it sounds like she stole it from people who overshare on Facebook, so enjoy! 10 5 Things You Might Not Know About Meeeeee: 1. I have a serious phobia of frogs.  The internet tells me this is called "Batrachophobia" and includes a fear of Continue Reading

First Impressions at the New Job

I gotta make this quick since I'm writing it the night before I leave for Chi-town, but I'm trying to blog every day and I figured some first impressions of the new job was as good a topic as any... so here goes: My first impressions of the new J-O-B! I'm gunna get fat: No really, there's a thing called the "D------ 15," you know, like the "Freshmen 15." There's tastings from test kitchens and group lunches and an amazing cafeteria. There's a Starbucks on-site. And that's not even including Continue Reading

30 Things I’ve Learned in Over 30 Years

Next March I'll be 32 and I've realized the last few years have been incredibly enlightening. I've learned a lot about myself. I'm accepted a lot about myself. So here are 30 things that, over the years, have become simple but absolute Ali-truths. Some of them aren't surprising, but others... I figured I'd outgrow but never did. Either way, I'm taking advantage of NaBloPoMo to put them down. I can not wear cheap shoes, no matter how cute they are. I can't stay out drinking until 2am and Continue Reading

A Floridian in Chicago

Mah new coat.

Monday I started the new job and today I'm flying to Chicago to meet with my new search vendor and Google team! I'm super excited because I've never been to Chicago, but I'm also all like "LOLWUT?!" because I'm a Floridian and I'm being taken to Chicago in freakin' November! Not only am I going to the windy city at the beginning of winter, but I'm going with two guys who moved here from Minnesota and New Jersey. This means that of the three of us going up from Orlando, I'm the only one who Continue Reading

My Last Week at Work… Punctuated with Animated Gif’s

Welp, it was my last week at my old job and I went out with a bang. How? By spending most of Tuesday in a fit of rage. Why? Because the company I've been working with to re-design, re-code, and re-launch our new website screwed us/me over. And I'm writing about this because...? The Project Manager at said company gave me the most bizarre excuse... or reason... or... maybe just response? that I have ever heard and I wanted others to hear how unreal it was. So, without Continue Reading

Artist I’m Digging


In case you didn't know, all cruise ships have an art gallery. And every cruise there's a silent auction where guests with incredibly deep pockets can get new art. Full disclosure: We don't have deep pockets and I didn't get any new art. But I did see a piece I *loved* which started at a mere $10k at auction. Since I couldn't own the piece, I thought I'd learn everything about it and the artist who made it. Continue Reading