365 in 2014: 02/26/14

Someone wasn’t super thrilled to get a very short haircut.

But then, someone else wasn’t too excited to get a call from the school nurse saying her kids have lice. So there.

How I got my new job

My fellow Happiness Engineer Wendy wrote this awesome post about the process we go through to get jobs at Automattic. It’s a fascinating yet grueling process, and reading this post makes me so glad it’s over. In a good way, of course.

It’s Time to Get All Real Up in Here About Automattic Trials, Y’all

During Trial, you might feel like you have developed bi-polar disorder. You’ll have moments of euphoria and a “I totally have this thing handled” feeling followed by moments of self-doubt, wondering why the hell we gave you access to millions of users’ sites since you’re clearly a hopeless ninny.

Read the whole post here

365 in 2014: 02/23/14

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02/23/14, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

Took the boys to see the Lego movie again, and this time I remembered their Lego shirts, yay!

We loved the move, but I can’t help but be amused by the mere existence of these sets, considering the message of the movie.

Mean or genius?


The boys really want a Wii U, and since our Wii is on its last legs, I am thinking we’re going to need to replace it at some point in the future anyway. But at $300, I’m in no rush.

So bring on the incentive chart! A really, really, really big incentive chart. With over 1200 squares. Heh. Twelve down, a zillion more to go…

(To be fair, they get a sticker for pretty much doing anything without whining.)

365 in 2014: 02/22/14

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02/22/14, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

Linus had his first soccer game on Saturday, and poor kid, he was the only one there without a uniform (they didn’t order enough, and he’s the only kid, apparently, who didn’t play last season) but he had a blast. The fact that his team lost 11-0 didn’t matter one bit. Well, just a tiny bit.

365 in 2014: 02/20/14

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02/20/14, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

My friend Alicia has five girls (quads + 1) and she and her husband own a restaurant. Because I guess that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she opened another business last week. I took the boys and Millie on the first day it opened to get some healthy snacks. They didn’t even know they were eating healthy chocolate chip cookies!

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