Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: BAMF Edition II

Oh yeah, time to lay down the law, time to turn up the bad-assery, time to be a motherfucker ’round here!

Today is all about new (scary) starts for me. I’m walking in to a huge new job opportunity filled with opportunities, benefits, scary new situations, and real life challenges. Typically, situations like this get my anxiety-riddled, worry-wart brain in a tizzy.


No, today you and I are going BAMF and facing down our fears, our procrastination, our little worries, our big hesitations, our sorry excuses for why we can’t. Today is the day we can.

So lift that chin up at work today. Tell your kids “NO,” and say it loud and proud – and put them down for a nap if they bitch. Do your shit and do it well, and give anyone who gets in your way the stink eye.

You are a BAMF. I am a BAMF.

If you can’t seem to summon the BAMF energy you need, then give this a video a quick watch. I guarantee you will be ready to take over the world by the time you finish it.

How are you going to be a BAMF today?

By Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller is a twenty-something blogger, cook, freelance writer and editor living in Seattle, Washington. She’s a feminist trying ever-so-hard to embrace her spaces, conventional or not. She looks forward to numerous bad hair days, burnt cremes, a soapbox or two, and maybe (just maybe) a yellow polka-dot bikini in the years ahead.

37 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: BAMF Edition II”


I just had a REALLY high-up official at my university walk right into my office, shut the door and ask me to be one of eight people at the university to be on a high-level continuous improvement team!  Imma toot my own horn here, but I was previously selected as one of 29 individuals to be trained in this, now out of that 29, they want me and eight others to be SUPER CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PEOPLES!

I RULE!!!!

I’m so stoked!

change is… different…

I was sort of BAMF today, since I stepped up and basically took lead during field work when the two usual lead guys were injured (one just had surgery, the other hurt his back over the weekend and just called people about it this morning). But, I wasn’t supposed to go into the field today, though, since I had a bunch of requisition/reimbursement paperwork that I needed to do instead. So I shirked one thing that I didn’t want to do to take lead on something I did want to do.      Soooo…. call it even?

Awwwww thank you! It may seem silly, but it was a lot of hard work, and I’m very proud of it!

It’s from Carina Press, the digital imprint of Harlequin. So you can get it on Amazon, the Barnes and Noble website, or the publisher’s website for your Kindle, iPad, Nook, or what have you. :)

I need this to get me through our big day of travel.  I need this to get me through CUSTOMS with three hugs bags, two carryons, and a 2-year-old, by myself.  I NEED THIS.  I am a BAMF and no customs person can tell me otherwise.

Everything is so shiny and new! Let’s run around and gasp at the sheen off of the widgets and that new server smell. Ahhhh.

This morning I BAMFed running around doing errands, bought new leggings + a couple shirts, went on a fruitless hunt for a Canadian makeup brand that apparently imitates MAC (it’s called Nyx? We only found a partial selection), then did some groceries. Now I’m volunteering at my crisis hotline and then going to Dyke March volunteer training downtown!

That’ll be my final BAMFing of the day, I think: Talking to strangers. Who are all going to be gorgeous queer ladies. Blushfest 2012.

This is totally how I feel today. I am writing all my thank you notes for interviews, working on my project for work, getting the house cleaned, knitting up a bunch of shizz.

It also helps to have the possibility of a job that’s not here! Alaska here I come!

Yes, this new layout takes some adjustment, eh?

I have to say (in my completely objective opinion) that I’m loving the black and white and typewriter font.

Also, BAMFing your BAMF ability is totally legit. In fact, I would argue that doing so is the primary purpose of BAMF days!

I wish that I could have a garden filled with herbs and flowers and vegetables, but honestly, every plant I own dies because I can’t care for it properly. I always admire people who can keep things alive.

… Maybe I should avoid children.

+20 points for cultivating your green thumb!

We got a makeover too?! Sweet.

And the topic itself is very timely, I’ll be getting back to work right away, after saying I can’t watch that video, because all I can think of seeing that still shot is that a toddler is going to fall backwards off that vanity and crack their skull open.


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