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There’s No “Stop” in “Reply All”

Back when I worked at Electronic Arts, one unfortunate and apparently logic-impaired soul was seeking information about the URL for our 401K plan with Charles Schwab. There are a number of ways one might get this information… internal websites, emailing HR, asking a coworker. Or the reams of paperwork they’d foist on us during every open enrollment period. But somehow, before the era of Exchange safeguards, this individual decided the best way to handle the situation was to email a mailing list consisting of all full-time employees at the company. At the time, this meant over 5,000 people. It started…

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2012 By the Lists

2012 was a crazy year for me, aside from blogging where I failed a bit in the second half of the year. As is tradition, a look back at what happened: Productions I Appeared In: The Underpants (Louise) Where No Man Has Gone Before (Nurse Chapel) The Journal (Ruth/Bri/Mom/etc) Seattle TheatreSports NERDprov Convention/Festival Performances: Seattle Festival of Improv Theatre 2012 Emerald City Comic Con 2012 Spam-O-Rama May 2012 Bumbershoot 2012 Hawaii Improvaganza of Improv Theatre 2012 Comedy for Hurricane Sandy Dammit Liz Holiday Special GeekFest Concerts: Black Keys, Jack White, Steve Martin, Emmylou Harris, Blues Traveler, Barenaked Ladies, Richard Cheese,…

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The Friends You’ve Only Sort of Met

I’m squarely in the middle of the pack of the Internet. I’m not famous and never will be, but I’ve been around a fair bit and have worked in a number of places, so there are many social networking connections to manage. After conventions and performances, I sometimes see a spike in friend requests or connection requests from strangers with no context. And this makes me sad, because I’m not going to accept a request without context, but I know on the other end there MIGHT be someone who is looking for a mentor or a partnership. So if you…

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New Year’s Reflections

2012 started well: fresh off a winning performance in our TheatreSports NYE extravaganza, my love and I headed outside and watched the (impressive) Space Needle fireworks from the grounds of the Seattle Center. Then a night of dancing and general merriment in the foyer of the Intiman Playhouse. My kind of night, and hopefully an auspicious start. I’ve never been much for resolutions. I couldn’t have foreseen how 2011 would go for me – at home, onstage, or in the office. (Especially the former two.) The best I can do is optimize, take care of myself and be prepared for…

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Soliloquy of a Graduate Student

I opened Pandora’s box today. While idling in traffic, curiosity struck me out of the blue. I’ve been keeping online journals since 1997, give or take, stretched across 4 or so sites. Would any still be active? The answer: my undergrad journal is no longer with us, but my grad school journal DOES exist, on the public internet (if you know where to find it, and no I’m not telling). You wouldn’t want to read it anyway – I had forgotten how painfully emo I was when dealing with the stress of grad school and my clinical depression. However, THIS…

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