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Why I didn’t like my boss (ongoing)

My last boss was my most disliked boss of all-time. (All-time meaning that I’ve only had 3 major bosses in my lifetime and, so far, she’s been the worst.) I don’t think she’s a particularly mean person; just a highly unhappy one, who probably wanted to spread that unhappiness to everyone around her.

So, here goes my list, which I will keep updating as I remember more:

  1. She timed every conversation I would have with anyone at my desk, whether I would be on the phone, or at my desk, or at someone else’s office. When she felt like it was too long for a conversation (10 minutes), she would interrupt the conversation by pretending that she needed me or by paging me on the intercom for everyone to hear.
  2. I was forbidden to take walks. (She even threatened me with termination if I kept taking walks.)
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JuiceCane external battery

JuiceCane external battery

Image from Indiegogo

My last phone didn’t last a full day on a charge, so I decided to buy an external battery for it. I stumbled onto the JuiceCane from an article on Mashable. After reading/watching favorable reviews, I pulled the trigger and backed their campaign. I chose the green JuiceCan.

It’s been great! I used it all the time, especially when I was traveling. The flashlight is very helpful, too. However, it stopped working a few days ago The flashlight/strobe bit still worked, but it stopped charging. The LED lights would indicate that I have a full charge, but the lights would never remain on long enough to charge my phone.

Last week, I contacted the man who ran the campaign and have not heard anything from him. Such a disappointment because it was a great product, and I really liked it. I guess it was too much to ask for him to care now that the campaign is over, and he’s gotten as much sales as he could out of it. Smh.

Interestingly enough. the JuiceCan is marked as “IWO Power Bank.” I Googled it and found their product page for the battery. Turns out the JuiceCan is an IWO P36 Power Bank. I wonder if the campaign founder owns IWO or if he simply bought a bunch of external batteries from them, and decided to sell it on Indiegogo as his own. Tsk Tsk


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The Unwinding Cable Car

I posted this in 2008 on my Facebook, and thought it would be interesting to redo it, especially since I have a lot more music to choose from now.

So, here are the rules:

  1. Put your Windows Media Player or iTunes on shuffle.
  2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer
  3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS

1) If someone says “is this okay” you say?
Adult Suit

2) What would best describe your personality?
My Sweet Baby

3) What do you like in a guy/girl?
Give Me Everything (Tonight)

4) How do you feel today?
Intermission

5) What is your life’s purpose?
Build God, Then We’ll Talk
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First impression: July 2014 Birchbox

July’s theme is:

Are you ready to power up? We are! This month, we’ve joined forces with Women’s Health to amp up your summer, starting with your beauty stash. Get ready to discover products that will boost your routine–and your confidence too.

I got box #7 this month. It’s been about 2-3 boxes since I’ve received a Birchbox that I actually liked. So, this has been a long time coming. Any time I don’t get perfume or sunscreen usually signals a good box for me. Anyway, let’s get to it.
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First Impression: June 2014 Birchbox

This month’s Birchbox theme is “Away We Go” and focuses on travel:

Dust off your suitcase! This is the season for road-tripping, destination-hopping, and, of course, staycation-ing. That’s why we’re bringing you lots of travel-ready samples and on-the-go inspiration this month.

The sneak peek for this month’s box was cute. I was really looking forward to getting Egyptian Magic cream in box; but, of course, I didn’t get it. I got box #2 this month. Anyway, let’s get started… Continue reading


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