The idea of 7 Quick Takes Friday comes from blogger Jennifer Fulwiler, who hosts it weekly at her site, Conversion Diary.
When a counselor meets another counselor, two questions lead the conversation:
- Where do you work?
- What's your specialty?
Here's an excerpt from a conversation that took place early in last weekend's MCA conference:
Female counselor (with many years more experience than I): "So, Pam, where do you work?"
Me (somewhat hesitantly): "I'm in private practice here in town..."
FC: "Good for you! What do you specialize in?"
Me: "I'm a generalist..."
FC: "Good girl!"
A few minutes later, that conversation was repeated, nearly verbatim, with another veteran female counselor.
Normally, a phrase like "good girl" would make me feel like Lassie, but I was so encouraged by their affirmations it was impossible to take offense.
Last week, I mentioned that I love keyboard shortcuts. It really is true... I didn't just say it so I could use the picture. (Though that would be reason enough.)
Here's an article from Microsoft that lists a whole passel of them.
A series of haikus about Spam. Number 10 is especially evocative.
Last week, I was driving one lane over from a Smart car.
|photo credit: FreeFoto.com|
As I admired its quirky adorableness, the driver suddenly swerved in front of me, forcing me to
I guess being a Smart driver doesn't make a person a smart driver.
And speaking of teeny-tiny cars:
Parallel Parking from Yum Yum London on Vimeo.
Melanie writes a post that will be appreciated by any parent who has ever loved a wisecracking child. (And let's just say I appreciated it very, very much.)
Here's a cool video from Make: magazine:
Happy Friday, friends!