Ha. What life? Snow cancelled my vacation and kept me in NYC past the end of my work trip. I guess there are worse places to be stranded, but I was so looking forward to skiing, and had carted my gear half way around the northern hemisphere. In the end, it was snowing too much for it to be fun to wonder about (they do not have snow figured out in NYC) so I spent Saturday holed up the hotel catching up on a bunch of writing, venturing outside a couple of blocks for a delicious brunch, an early dinner, and getting some exercise in the hotel gym – which has a great view of the city.
At least I know quite a few people in NYC, and got to hang out with them – and meet some new people I had previously only spoken to on Twitter.
Registered for the Be The Eloquent Woman workshop at the start of April, which I’m excited about. And in the middle of April I’m speaking at the Lovelace Colloquium, with some intimidatingly brilliant people – here’s the announcement.
Possibly my most exhausting week ever. Facilitated this three day workshop/design sprint. Got some really positive feedback already, and I’m really happy with a lot of the things that came out of it… but so socially exhausting!
Now trying to get into more coding, although I always find this switch from uber-social and reactive going back to quiet contemplation hard. I’m also trying to “hack” together a demo, and I’m so bad at hacking, the pull to write production quality and tested code is strong! But after a couple of good nights of sleep, and shutting myself away in my hotel room I did manage to hack together a little demo.
It’s interesting how completely exhausted that level of social activity left me. And hungry – I was rushing about with barely any time to eat on Tuesday and Wednesday in particular, and when it was all over and I could breath out, I was out for dinner with some friends everything was extra yummy. It felt like it was the first I had really tasted what I was eating in days.
Went to see Once, which was amazing – my first ever Broadway show as somehow I never made it to one when I used to come to NYC all the time!
Product links Amazon.
- Bali, October 2013
- So, You Finally Have a Woman on Your Team?
- On The Miseries of Technical Women: Dating
- Also on the Eloquent Woman Blog: Presenting gives me nightmares, but I still do it. Here’s how.
ON THE INTERNET
- “Watch your life become as breath-taking as sunset, I dare you” – http://buff.ly/NfBIAt
- “The best kind of people are… the people who believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too” – http://buff.ly/1eIIR61 /v @felsull
- This is old, but awesome – Patriarchy in action: the New York Times rewrites history – http://buff.ly/1dzsHah
- <3 “A life of nothing comes from not wanting to be any of the things that you naturally are.” – http://buff.ly/NonkWG /via @michelledean
- “The single life isn’t a prison sentence nor is it a cocktail party.” http://buff.ly/1dzuHzr /via @Glambr @felsull
- Interesting on “functional harmony” in romantic relationships – http://buff.ly/1dDtzuB /via @penelopetrunk
- How I learned to stop giving advice http://buff.ly/1jrDhsa /via @sachac
- I love the way this dev talks about her work – http://buff.ly/1luOtCH
- So cute, un homme et un chat – http://buff.ly/1g6DdLi
- Beautiful pic of church at Lake tekapo http://buff.ly/1iOxwCe
- This woman was amazing, the first self made female millionaire in the us was a black woman – http://buff.ly/1nx80Sb
- Appreciated this video, inverting gender stereotypes – OPPRESSED MAJORITY – http://buff.ly/1btCHb4
- This is an excellent bunny – http://buff.ly/1nxdDQ8 /via @marthakelly
- On learning not to continually apologise – http://buff.ly/M2DpiV /via @dontgetcaught
- I like this on making exercise a priority – Thoughts on #Rundouchery and #Bikedouchery – http://buff.ly/M3caov