Designing and wearing my own T-shirt.

A couple years ago, a friend asked me an extremely innocent question, but wow, did it unleash an unexpected response. “Do you own any non-Automattic shirts?” Automattic has been my employer for about 6 years (my anniversary is coming up on July 1st), and one of the perks is that we can get our handsContinue reading “Designing and wearing my own T-shirt.”

Painting the apartment.

I’m sure there are folks who believe that a brownish beige color looks good on walls. I am not one of those people. I prefer livelier colors. I want to feel more invigorated when I’m in a room, and brown hues have the opposite effect; the drabness seems to suck the energy from me. ThisContinue reading “Painting the apartment.”

Getting new bathroom towels and a shower curtain.

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in turning the page to this new chapter of my life, is that it helps to claim ownership of things. This is true of my new cookware, my new wireless earbuds, and my health. Discovering my decorating style and claiming the bathroom space as my own –Continue reading “Getting new bathroom towels and a shower curtain.”

Putting a bumper sticker on my car.

I see the bumper of my car as a blank canvas. What do I want the lucky folks behind me at a stoplight or people walking by in a parking lot to read? I certainly like puns, but I’m not sure a bumper is the best something like that. Maybe I want something deeper, somethingContinue reading “Putting a bumper sticker on my car.”