Comic Relief: Preparing for Your Driveway Installation

When dreaming of the smooth, well-sloped, gray goodness that was my soon-to-be new driveway, I never anticipated the two weeks ahead of me. Unless you will be installing a new driveway while living in a bubble, please read below so that you’ll be more prepared than me:

Carve out at least 30 minutes per day that you will devote to power washing the driveway. Your feet and the bottom of your pants will get wet. I recommend Crocs and capris.

Just when you think you’ve gotten rid of the brown berries that leave stains, a new enemy will fall from the trees. Small pieces of evergreen will fall on your driveway and cling to your newly layed driveway like a lost kid to a stranger’s leg.  Sweeping is not enough to get rid of them. You will actually be crawling on your hands and knees, picking these things up with a tweezers.

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“Monday” Morning Post on Recruitalicious

I arrived to work this morning & realized my new post would be published on this lovely MONDAY morning. I quickly emailed our marketing specialist: “MONDAY morning post! Wahooooo.” As it turns out, today is TUESDAY. Anyone else having the same dilemma today?

Anyways, I also blog for Recruitalicious. Take a gander at my latest post: Top Three Concerns of Recruiters Using Twitter (Resolved)

Who Else is a #SocialRecruiting Summit Stalker?

Since Monday morning, I’ve been living vicariously through the tweets of the #socialrecruiting summit attendees. I couldn’t watch ERE’s live stream all day, but kept hitting refresh so I could be the first one to view slides and vids from the conference. I started watching Paul DeBettignies’ (@MNHeadhunter) presentation on “Building Community as a Solo Act” because the title & description appealed to me. I kept listening to Paul for a few other reasons.

1 ) His major sarcasm. If scientists identified a gene directly related to sarcasm, it would be traced back to the Midwest.

2) His goal to recruit candidates in the Minnesota area did not require recognition on a global or even a national level.  He focused his efforts on networking within the state and did not set his sights beyond that.  In a world where most want to be a Lady Gaga-esque super star, it was refreshing to learn about his narrow approach. “You’re So Vain” began playing in my head as I realized that being a nationally recognized blogger might not be a realistic goal. My roots are in Wisconsin. I love the following cities in this descending order: Milwaukee, Fox Point, Madison, Up North (kidding). I suppose I’ll stay local and ditch the dream of international stardom sigh…


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