I love samba. I love the music, I love dancing to it and I love watching good samba dancers dance to good samba drummers. What’s even more beautiful is a solo between a really good samba dancer and a really good samba drummer. They exponentiate each other. What makes for a good dancer and a … Continue reading The Ritual of Samba
Having a kid knocked me off of my axis for 5 years. I felt in a constant state of chaos. I like sci-fi, and I love the movie “Contact”. One of my favorite parts of Contact was when Jodi Foster realized that all the extra-ness of the spaceship wasn’t needed. They didn’t need to add … Continue reading Control the Chaos
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Dad jokes are my jam. Some of my favorite people in the world can tell a bomb ass dad joke. It’s dry humor. I know it’s dry, but what makes dry “dry”. I looked it up and according to the sages at Wikipedia, dad jokes are deadpan comedy: Deadpan, dry humour, or dry-wit humour is … Continue reading Juxtaposition
I'm old school. Emoticon old school. I remember paging my friends ":)" for a smiley face. And paging my best friend 22378008 (that spells "boobless" if you read it upside down). In college, I got my first cell phone. No one really texted back then, because my family had the plan where you're charged per … Continue reading Evil Emojis 😈
In life and in work, I tend to take the scenic route. For me, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. It’s the reason I dislike people saying, “Ashley, I need you to tell me exactly what you need me to do. I don’t care about the why.” The “why” is the journey for me. … Continue reading Scenic Routes and Shortcuts