"There are notes between notes, you know." -- Sarah Vaughan

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HEY! I'm going to blog again!

I just stole this from @TiffanyNHouston and decided, I'll use it to get my blogging mojo back.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Incommunicado

I have a short attention span and wild imagination. If you are talking to me about something I have little to no interest in, you sound like Charlie Brown's teacher to me.

If you want me to do something, the best way to accomplish that goal is to write it down. Counting on me to remember the specifics of the ish you said is almost like you never told me. I wasn't listening. But, if it's written down, I can refer back to it and we're all good.

Plus, the beauty of writing it down means there is a paper trail we can both refer to later if needed. No, well "I said" this and "I thought you said" that confusion.

WRITE. IT. DOWN.

I work with at least one person who does not communicate in the way that I do. She likes to walk around with papers and lists she has created via our many electronic systems and ask a bunch of questions that I feel have been answered via the many electronic systems, since that is their purpose.

Recently, I told her to stop coming by my desk interrupting my blogging, tweeting and Facebooking (LOL!) to ask me questions that have already been answered via the electronic systems. For example, asking me if we are going to do a story. Was there anyone assigned to it in the electronic system? No? Then that's your answer. If I haven't assigned a producer to it, I don't have plans for my team to do it. No need to come ask me about it. No name, no do. It's really that simple.

Finally, if I email you a question that is fairly straightforward and rather than respond "yes" or "no" you pick up the phone and call me....you are dead to me.

But y'all already knew I was funnyactin', right?

How do you best communicate?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Words Can't Describe...

This song popped up in my iTunes rotation today for the first time in a loooooooooooooooong time.

 

It was the first dance song at my wedding. I loved the lyrics and (obviously) loved Sarah Vaughan so it seemed perfect for us. Anyway, give it a listen and have a great day.

Friday, January 13, 2012

My friend is hurting....


It's hard to listen to somebody you love tell you about how somebody else is hurting them. You want to fight on their behalf.

My friend is struggling in his marriage. His wife woke up one day (from his perspective) and decided she didn't want to be married because she didn't love him any more. She was no longer attracted to him.

I listened and pushed him to go for counseling. I never let a negative word come out of my mouth about his wife.

But for real, I wanna snatch the hair out of that chick's head. I didn't just meet him yesterday so I KNOW who he is at heart. He has always wanted to be a GREAT husband and a GREAT dad.

I want to tell her, bish, this brother is smart as hell, a great dad, successful in his career, nice looking, dresses well, has GREAT VALUES, and most importantly, he LOVES YOU and the family y'all have created. This dude is practically in tears on the phone with me trying to figure out how to make you happy and keep his family intact.

But, I can't do that. I don't know her side of the story. I'm his friend. Instead, I listen, I try to make him see it from her point-of-view or understand something she's said or did that he's agonizing over.

Sigh.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Stupid ... If I Had My Way

I've always liked this song:

 


And this one:

 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Gooooood Morning 2012!

I am at work today and give praises to God that I woke up this morning feeling happy and healthy. I wish the best of everything to all of my friends and family and I urge you to, as Jay-Z says, BALL SO HARD!

It's going to be a great year. Love ya!