Late wedding gifts from a friend at work.  Just a few years after the fact, but still a wonderful gesture – we love them!


“Pleasantness was the machismo of the Midwest.  There was something athletic about it.  You flex your face into a smile and let it hover there like the dare of a cat.”  Lorrie Moore, from “Joy” Like Life, 1990.  As seen at the Milwaukee Convention Center.

I still enjoy this ‘groovy mama’ picture my youngest drew of me a few years ago.


Love is where you look.  In my case, it showed up in the shower this morning …


Smile!  My counter KNOWS you’re going to have a good day.  🙂  October 2017.

I bought snacks for our Design Review meeting this week.  Smiley faces make for more smiley faces. 🙂 

My pan smiled back at me while I was making scrambled eggs this morning. 🙂

A good post-Halloween reminder.  “Chocolate was never meant to be shared.” 🙂 Sandra Boynton

Some days you just have to put on the hat to remind them who they are dealing with.  

“Find your nerds and talk shop non-stop.” via typographylovers ❤  With a shout-out to all my favorite UX nerds. You know who you are. 🙂

I know you get gummi worms at grandma’s, but here at home you get real works. via

That which does not kill me only makes me weirder and harder to relate to.  Yep, that pretty much sums it up!

To be lucky!  Literal translation is ‘to have your butt full of noodles’.  Via French Words on instagram.

“That’s an excellent suggestion, Miss Triggs. Perhaps one of the men here would like to make it.”  From the New Yorker. It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragically close to the truth .. 

Loved the singing rocks at Legoland. “We will we will ROCK you (deh deh), rock you …”

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