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Endless media consumption, ethical dilemmas, what keeps life interesting, and remembering 2011’s best foodie weekend



Choose. What was the biggest choice you made in 2011? What caused you to choose what you chose?

Earlier this year, an opportunity fell in my lap which would have benefited me financially, career-wise, stability-wise, and have just put me all around in a better spot. But after some initial research, I realized it involved an organization (and an industry) that while highly respected locally, I could not respect ethically and could not become involved with. Even though I know I made the right choice and it would have been hypocritical of me not to, it was still a very hard decision.


#reverb11 (via dontbeapicklebump.com/reverb/)

“Take a minute and think about what your biggest time wasters. What are they? What would happen if you took some of the time you were spending on these things and focused on pursuing your dreams and goals? Are there other areas in your day where you could work on your passions?

My biggest time waster is definitely online media consumption. I get distracted and jump from thing to thing, trying to absorb as much information as possible, instead of concentrating on one thing at a time. Setting blocks of time to work on individual projects would undoubtedly be helpful.



What flavor did you most relish this year? Perhaps it was a whole meal, but what can you say about the flavors of the last eleven months, what do you want to remember?

One weekend of endless vegan food will never be forgotten.



Catch Phrase. What’s your trademark phrase? Not sure? How about a quote or saying that you repeat often? Bonus points if it’s new for 2011, but we won’t be upset if it’s been around longer than that. Try to put it in context for us if it’s a little abstract. Whoa.

How will you resound?

Life would be boring if we all agreed on everything, or if things always happened in the way we expected them to.


Truth be told



Maybe I had an easier time with writing prompts last year because I actually tried some new things. Maybe there’s just nothing to report this year, nothing to see here, folks. Truth be told, (weird, I’ve been hearing and reading this phrase all over the place lately, I first started noticing it on a Canadian podcast, and now I hear it everywhere, even out of my own blog mouth). Truth be told, I’m not really putting the thought and time into Reverb this year, because with several Reverb sites instead of one, there isn’t one daily prompt that I’m pushing my boundaries to respond to. And I’m not leaving myself enough contemplation time to “reflect on this year and manifest what’s next.”

Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow. Falling asleep at the laptop now. Long day of SharePoint meetings and radio station edits.

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Starting this book that somebody recommended on Facebook recently: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. Reading it old school style: No electronics involved.

Just another night with the um’s, you-knows, likes, I means, and-uhs, awkward pauses, stuttering, mumbling, heavy breathing, and lip smacks



Well, this will be short and sweet tonight. None of today’s prompts really appeal to me. I can’t think of one thing I truly “relished” this year, I don’t have a favorite kind of play (pathetic), I didn’t have a favorite month in 2011 (none of them were all that hot), and I already blogged about my great partner in crime the other day.

Speaking of my co-host, we just spent another night editing out an amazing amount of um’s, you-knows, likes, I means, and-uhs, awkward pauses, stuttering, mumbling, heavy breathing, and lip smacks from yet another highly educated interviewee. Amazing how much people talk like that—it’s really noticeable when you record it and play it back. Our brains fill in so much and are so forgiving in everyday conversation.

Reverb11: (Resound11, Relish11) – The Brady Bunch and sweet kitty moments



“If your life was a television show, what would its theme song be? What music would be cued at the start of the show or when you entered a scene?

I got sucked into watching the entire 8:40 Brady Bunch video, and couldn’t think of a theme song for myself. Music hasn’t been a part of my life much this past year, which is a shame. Weird to think that now I am a part of a blended family, but in a very un-Brady-Bunch-like way.


“A Moment Captured. Even in this innovative age we live in where we all seem to have our camera phones with us at all times, there are going to be moments that simply don’t get caught on film or pixel. What was one such moment, that you know lasts in your memory right now, but that will fade as time goes on? Describe it here, as if you have the photo right in front of you.

My black and white and pink cat Isis, when she’s not sleeping on my face, likes to burrow under the covers on my left side. Once in place, she’ll press her slightly damp (and often chilly) nose into my side, along with all four paws; maximum contact, skin to skin. She falls swiftly to sleep. No photograph could capture that sweetness.