Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Not a word, not a peep. No one is talking about layoffs today. Or about budgets, 2014 scope of work, or any of the other buzz words that make me snap to attention like a pointer on a hunting trip.

Does this mean I'm out of the woods? Were the rumors just rumors? Or is the axe going to fall on the 28th?

I wish I knew. Oh, LORD, how I wish I knew!

But please, keep me in your thoughts. Knowing my blogging buds are out there pulling for me really helps.

It's funny, but people who visit here often know me better than some who see me every day. Having your support matters, and is much appreciated.

Teaser Tuesday

Here's how to play this meme.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

From Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter, page 33:
She's tried breaking up with him before, but it never takes. It's like cutting soup -- nothing to push against. She'll say, "Darryl, we need to talk," and he just smiles in that way of his and they end up having sex.

P.S. Thanks to Cat, Paula and Kwizgiver for recommending I pick up this book. I am enjoying it!

Is today a day just like any other?

That's how I'm treating it, this fine dawn. Even though I suspect ... worry ... fear that today when I get to the office, I will learn about layoffs. Including my own.

I began working at this agency as a freelancer in March 2004. I was brought on staff the following August. That's a very, very long run in this industry and, if it comes to it, it's worth paychecks until April 18.

Then what?

I am scared.