Cleaning Out The Closets: A Trip Through The Abyss

cleanging

I can always tell when spring and autumn have arrived and it has nothing to do with budding flowers or falling leaves. It concerns the cycle of life that revolves around summer and winter clothing. [ Read More ]

Getting Lost: Memoirs of A Non-Explorer

lost

I have often told friends that if I had accompanied Christopher Columbus on his maiden voyage to The New World, he would probably have discovered New Jersey and been convinced he was in Singapore. [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: Why Do We Say “BYE BYE” but Not “HELLO HELLO” or “Hey Hey?”

Bye Bye

Today on Q&A Tuesday, we will dive into the linguistic minefield posed by ASMs’ extremely extremely erudite question.  ASMs asks: [ Read More ]

WATCH: I Can’t Believe I Did That (Twice)! [VIDEO]

Sue learns from her mistakes… and then makes new mistakes.  But because of it she has some good advice!! She was also the 1st place winner in our First Funny Film Contest. Congrats, Sue! [ Read More ]

Coffee and Caffeine: A Duel to the Death

coffee

How is your coffee dependency? If it’s a bit of a struggle, this is the story for you. [ Read More ]

It’s Valentine’s Day: Where Are The Women?

the thought doesn't count

February 15, 2014– Well into the evening yesterday (Valentine’s Day), I entered a small florist and found myself in line behind six or seven male customers…and no women.  That’s right; not one women in the shop (other than employees)! [ Read More ]

Fun With Credit Card Companies

Credit Card

March 21, 2015– My beloved and dearest Secret Diary, recently I had a chance to have some fun with two (2) credit card companies, both at the same time!      [ Read More ]

How To Make Customer Service Interactions More Fun Part, Part I

Customer Service

November 29. 2014– Dear Secret Diary, for quite some time, I’ve been interested in how to add some fun and spice to customer service interactions. [ Read More ]

Welcome Back Tips for Young Adults Living at Home

tips

Now, more than ever, graduates are moving back home after school. This experience can be very jolting for both parents and their kids.  In this economic climate, recent college graduates don’t have it easy.  After four years of partying, eating junk food “because it’s cheap,” and going to class three days a week, the jig … [ Read More ]

Message From Mom? Advice?

Hi Mom!

One day, I opened my e-mail, and I found this message from mom, or Ice-cream as I renamed her. Perhaps many of you have seen what my mom sent me, or some variant.  But what was particularly unusual about the e-mail is that my mom NEVER sends emails like this.  Lots of emails about fun … [ Read More ]

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