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What was my biggest success? - being given the opportunity to work again for a excellent boss. What was the best decision you made? - choosing to work in a new industry What one word best describes the year for you? - unexpected
Natasha, I suspect that the questions you have about mormon men apply to non-mormon men as well. Also, mormon or not, it sounds like maybe the men that might be interested in you can't win. "Then there's the question of why they're divorced? Did they cheat on their spouses? Did their spouses cheat on them? Why? If their spouses left them, what about them became so unbearable? If they left their spouses, do they have difficulty keeping commitments?" I am reasonably confident that you are probably more flexible than this sounds. You just want to make sure the person is the right person, but that is a lot to have to consider before a first date ;). Maybe you should just date interesting people for a while and see what happens? Good luck. And glad to see your blog is back online! -mike
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Hi Paul. Excellent post. I spent about 5-6 months looking for a new opportunity after my employer at the time had a change in direction. Fortunately, I already had an active blog for a few years, LinkedIn, was on Twitter etc. and that helped. I attended many networking events as well. Now that I am back with a full-time job, finding the time to keep up with all the networking, blog posting, keeping LinkedIn up to date, and everything else is very difficult. What has worked for me is to just make it a priority. It is usually on the weekend, one evening when my daughter and wife have gone off to bed, but I try to do a little bit. I do this because looking for work has made me realize the importance to constantly network. I know people that just network when they need something, but you have to give back. People are smart and will catch on and if there comes a time you do need them again, they may be less likely to help you, if you were not there to help them.
Anna was drooling over the new iPhones yesterday too. She has the 3G and a Mac and is basically a "Apple" convert. They are nice, so I get your obsession. Although I don't know that "Project iPhone 4 Acquirement" is really subtle, really kind of overt. I'd suggest a name change to the project if subtle is what it is about .... Project "Black Brick" maybe?
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2010 on There's an app for that at Becoming Something
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I found the part of this post inconsistent with your other posts / messages. Here you say to 'create a resume'. Yet everywhere else you say to get rid of your resume. I think maybe it is just the state of companies. I have a resume that is up to date. While I think companies would better understand me, by checking out my blog, talking to me etc., so many still want the resume. I am guessing this is your logic for making the resume statement here. -mike.
Great post and I completely agree with it. It is all just perception. So they were on the ice after people left. They had alcohol. I didn't know many high school students back in my day that had not had alcohol before they were of age at parties. In many cases the ones that were under age behaved more appropriately than people of age. Not condoning, just not worth all the talk in my opinion.
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I had a discussion with a friend of mine about this just a month or so ago. She like your friend has wonderful penmanship. She also has taken and practices calligraphy. I was surprised when she said she isn't worried that her son's penmanship (he is 8) is not wonderful. She feels that by the time he is in high school and university writing will no longer be required. My daughter is 9 and she is the same. She can read and write, but her penmanship isn't great. That being said she can type on a keyboard and make her way around a computer no problem. I personally feel those are more valuable skills. I suspect with the improvements in voice recognition, touch screens (think iPhone screen on keyboard and eBook readers), typing will be close behind penmanship over the next few years.
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Natasha, Sara sounds like an amazing person and you are lucky to have someone like that as a friend. She is lucky too. I know some but not many people that would take the time to write such a thoughtful and tasteful post of another. I enjoyed reading it and I don't even know Sara! -mike.
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That is a really nice thing to do April. And that organization would be on my list -- they do a good thing. You rock. -mike.
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2009 on I'm Donating Dinner to Wikipedia at Rocket Watcher
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Congratulations April. Well done.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2009 on I'm the #1 PM Blogger! at Rocket Watcher
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50 years always impressive, amazing in todays world.
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2009 on My Parents are the Real Deal at LeadingSmart
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I feel people really should attempt to think a little before they press the send/post button - ask yourself how could this be interpreted? Will it potentially offend / hurt anyone? That is at least part of what @amanda above was saying I think. It also doesn't hurt to apologize. Regardless of the wording, it sounds like you did not intend to hurt @[UnnamedUpsetGuy] so why not apologize? If you accidentally hurt Jude or a friend I assume you would apologize, so why not @[UnnamedUpsetGuy]? -mike.
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"...to put her own, bare, normal, non-anorexic and non-Photoshopped back on her blog and..." well I thought your back looked 'normal' and 'non-anorexic' and the photo was tasteful. They probably didn't intend to call you fat. It made me laugh when I read the post though because my wife would have wondered the exact same thing if it was her in the photo. -mike.
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I will probably read the book, but I'll await your posts on it first. But I agree ... free should mean free.
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The sacred undergarments caught me as well ... I found some info on wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_garment A quick search and one can find the article Natasha is analyzing for this post. I don't understand it all (I am not a Mormon), but I do understand why it would upset someone who belongs to the LDS community. It saddens me when people write comments and articles that unnecessarily do that to a particular communities, especially if they are not true.
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