When Disappointment Comes for the Holidays

I walked out to my garage, eagerly trailed by my ever curious dogs. What’s happening? Are we going to miss something important?

As I opened my car to put my belongings inside, the dogs looked at me expectantly. Apparently, to a dog, an open car door can mean only one thing. The dogs looked at me. They looked at the open door. They looked at me… You get the picture. Read More When Disappointment Comes for the Holidays

Unspoken Expectations, or, the Story of Things That Bite You in the Ass

Be honest–who was disappointed in what their partner did (or did not do) for Valentine’s Day?

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So, Someone You Admire Has Done Something Disappointing

Maybe it’s Justin Bieber, or maybe it’s President Obama, or maybe it’s your dad, or maybe it’s Joe Paterno, or maybe it hasn’t even happened yet, but sometime, someone you admire is going to disappoint you. It’s inevitable. People aren’t built to live up to another person’s expectations 100% of the time. It’s why we’re all in therapy, talking about our mothers. Read More So, Someone You Admire Has Done Something Disappointing

Lunchtime Poll 1/3

ICONLunchtimePollYou’re halfway through the first work day of the New Year.  It’s officially the end of the Holiday season, which can be a relief or a disappointment or both!  Today’s Lunchtime Poll is the obligatory New Year’s Resolution question.  Did you do it?  Was your resolution one of the Big Three (according to USA.gov) of Quit Smoking, Lose Weight or Save Money?  Was it something else.  Why (or why not) did you decide to make a resolution this year.  And most importantly, how much does it totally suck to go to the gym in January when it’s all crowded with resolvers.  Tell us about your resolution(s) in the comments!