Monday, July 30, 2012


Money-Saving Tip of the Day
Why would anyone pay or for sample employment agreements or award agreements from public companies when you can pull the same agreements for free at the SEC's Edgar website? Just google whatever document type you want to find (i.e., stock option award agreement, Chief Executive Officer employment agreement, etc.) and if it takes you to one of those above mentioned websites, simply use whatever company is named in the sample agreement and search for those same filings for free at the SEC Edgar site in the Form 10-k exhibit list.

I spent the weekend at my grandparent's lakehouse. It was great to relax all weekend long with family. Of course, taking off Friday means that my email inbox is out of control today. Looks like it is going to be a hectic work week!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


I am still waiting for the coffee to kick in. I have way too much to finish before the end of the day if I want to take tomorrow off from work..I wish the caffeine would start working so I could start working ha-ha!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I had planned on prepping for a few hours this morning for a big board of directors meeting at one of my client companies. Of course, I came into the office this morning and immediately receive a message to dial into the call! Talk about adrenaline. My calendar did not automatically update to reflect the new, earlier start time! Anyway, took a deep breath and kicked some ass on my topic and related questions!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Early B-Day Present

Ha-ha! Opened my b-day present from my mom yesterday! Thanks for the awesome t-shirt Mom!

Also, on a more somber note, astronaut Sally Ride died yesterday. Here is a great article about her life. She was definitely a childhood hero of mine and she will be missed!

Monday, July 23, 2012

No AC!

It is so hot in my office right now. My employer does not turn on the air conditioner during the weekends, and so my office feels rather steamy right now (very hot, very humid). The worst part is that I will have to work in this climate for a few hours until they finally crank the air on at about 8:30am. I might be a tad glossy when the other co-workers get in this morning ha-ha.

Other than working in a sauna, nothing too exciting going on..I turn 32 years old this week. Not sure what I think about this age. More to come on this subject!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Article of the Day

This article reminded me of my own recent experience with the judgemental comments I received from numerous co-workers (male and female) regarding the level of maternity leave I took after Kyra was born. I basically only took a few weeks off and worked from home right away. Between fighting off the vultures who wanted to maneuver into my role and trying not to get upset with the various comments I received from "friends" in the workplace, I had a difficult time with the issue addressed in the article.

Rain Dance

As many of you might know, the Midwest is in the midst of a horrible drought. So, the thunderstorm that came rolling through last night was a welcome sight and sound. However, watching the bedroom glow during the nighttime hours from lightning is scary after watching alien movies. We have been watching the Torchwood miniseries (Children of the Earth) over the past few days. It has a horrible and scary plot (aliens from outer space demand 10% of the world's children). Anyway, I had scary dreams all night long ha-ha!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Old Habits

Ate a Lindt mint chocolate bar and drank a venti Starbucks coffee for breakfast today. I guess I will never grow out of eating junk food for breakfast ha-ha.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Good Morning Ramble

I woke up yesterday at 2am in sheer panic. I realized that I did not have enough time to draft a few projects that were due by the close of business. So, I jumped out of bed, got ready, and drove into work at a horrible hour (again). I worked non-stop until the deadline, and then hit the send button right at 5pm. I then jumped on a phone call with a client prospect and headed home at around 6pm. It was a long day and I was beat. I looked in the mirror on the way home and noticed that my eyes were a horrible shade of red..But once I got home everything was great. My husband ordered pizza and I got to play with Kyra and relax to some mindless tv shows. Which brings me to this morning..I slept in until about 6am and left for a work at a more reasonable time. I decided to treat myself to a nice Venti Starbucks coffee this morning as well. And the best part of this decision is that when I got to the window to pay, the barista said that the woman in front of me bought my coffee because she loved the color of my orange jeep. All I can think of this morning is that it is going to be a good day. I survived a horrible stress filled workday yesterday and started today with an awesome free coffee.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I crank away on project after project at work. It has been this way since last fall. Typically, the summer months are when I get to work on some non-billable projects and leave the office early (or at least by 5pm). Well, it is not a typical year. I have been at the office by 5am (3am during peak of the season) since January. I pride myself on always keeping a positive attitude and working incredibly fast and accurate. However, I think my hyper self might actually be losing some steam. I desperately need to find a way to get back to feeling energetic and normal.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Question of the Day

Why won't Obama release his education-related records (including transcripts for undergrad and grad school), like all of the recent presidents have done? We know that he attended Columbia and Occidental College for undergrad and Harvard for law school. Why can't we see what classes he took and how he performed in those classes? I am not someone who thinks that this information is necessarily pertinent to being President, but find it odd that he will not release such information.