capes, coffee, & the color orange

Monthly Archive: April 2013



April 2013



Know the difference between “had” and “have.”

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photo-2CAPES [something empowering] On a bus ride home from school when I was in kindergarten, a boy told me that I had chubby cheeks.  And while there was probably some truth to it then, I’ve treated it as a permanent truth: I have chubby cheeks.  This video, that you’ve probably watched a few times already, has caused me to rethink how I define myself, and understand the difference between “had” and “have.”

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction]  I’ve started eating vegetables for breakfast.  Brussels sprouts, zucchini, broccoli…if it’s green, I’ll eat it pre-noon.  Yum.  Join me.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy]  A week ago I did something I’ve never done before: I officiated a wedding.  I know the bride from Junior High, and her and her now husband got married at the top of Whistler Mountain.  A gondola trip up, and up the stairs of the lodge to the outdoor patio – they said their “I do’s” outside in 25 degree weather, overlooking snow-peaked mountains.  It was a privilege, and I’ll never forget it.



April 2013



I’m not bossy. I was just born to lead.

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studCAPES [something empowering] “I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy, to be told instead that she has leadership skills” (Sheryl Sandberg).

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] This jacket.  These awards.  This weekend.  Go.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] 52 Books In A Year: week 2.  I read Lean In.  It was awesome.  Sheryl Sandberg pretty much kicks ass, and I might have a non-sexual crush on her.  Okay, yes, I definitely do.