Status Update: How Many Hours Until Happy Hour

Life’s been unbelievably crazy, as always. I’ve been going to sleep late and waking up early, I’ve got so much to do. This is my busiest time at work. Even though tomorrow is a holiday, I’ll be back in on Friday and working all weekend. When I say ‘all weekend,’ I mean all weekend. Full days Saturday and Sunday. Yippee!

Outside of work, I’ve mainly been focused on my blog which is going through another redesign. I wasn’t completely happy with the last one so it’s changing. It’ll be much cleaner, crisper, sleeker. And I’m finally making money through ad revenue and sponsorships. Dean and I have a new bet going: for every deal he closes (He works in sales.), I have to get 3 new sponsors for my blog. One new sponsor contacted me out of the blue yesterday. That counts, right?! No because this is all about developing my salesmanship (I have none), pounding the pavement, and generating revenue. It’s been busy for my bloggy.

I stayed up until 1am on Monday finishing our book club book The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. It was different and interesting. Had a good time with the crew last night discussing the book and dishing on celebrities while drinking wine and eating french fries at Nopa. Next up is my pick: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. I have been dying to read it. Honestly, in-between all that I do, I don’t read much anymore. Very sad. Thank God for book club.


As background for those of you who are recent readers of my blog, I’m the volunteer coordinator for the ARTery at Burning Man and I’m currently spending way too much time working on the schedule for the event and responding to a ton of emails. In fact, I resigned my position recently, but have stayed on in a consultative role. It is causing me way too much stress.

Further, we’re at work trying to plan our 20 year high school reunion. For all you St. Joseph Notre Dame Pilots who graduated in 1993 who want to help out, let me know. We have a Facebook page here.


  1. says

    I totally noticed a few tweaks here and love it. Very clean looking so far and can’t wait to see more. And don’t work too hard and have a great 4th of July tomorrow, too :)

  2. says

    Another redesign? Well alright! You sound like you have a busy few days ahead of you. Enjoy today off because tomorrow it’s back to the races. Good luck with reeling some good sponsors in.

    • Catherine says

      Thank you Andrea, hope you had an amazing 4th and are still enjoying the holiday weekend! But yes, back to the races for me :(

  3. says

    I JUST got Lean In. She is speaking on a webcast to my company in mid-July so I wanted to read it before that. We can have our own mini book club :) Hope you have a somewhat fun weekend despite the work!

    • Catherine says

      Yes, we should totally discuss after I’m done reading, Kate. I haven’t read her book, but think she’s pretty amazing.

  4. says

    I LOVE my book club. I’ll have to check out “The Dog Stars”. I haven’t read “Lean In” yet either. Iv’e been dying to read it, though.

    Hope you had a fun 4th in spite of being so busy!! –Lisa

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