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The Dot Com Blues

I sent this to co-workers just now. Debatable whether I’ve lost my marbles:

My name is Shelbyyy

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I’m a department of one.

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My social media manager left meee.

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But I got sh*t to get done

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I need help with workkkk

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But I hate to ask

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So I send this blues song with a smirkkk

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And I hope you it makes you laugh


I got the blues, yeahhh, I got the blues.

How to Get Free Magazines and Why My Mailman Hates Me

Reason #372 why I love being a magazine editor

I can have 17 magazine subscriptions coming every month and call it research. (My mailman really hates me.) Thankfully, I don’t pay a thing for any of them. Here’s how:

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Outdoor Life from Mercury Magazines

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And one I couldn’t resist

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Sometimes You Have to Unplug to Find Your Outlet

Note: In a departure from my typical content, this is a Father’s Day blog I wrote for SUCCESS magazine.

I never knew my dad’s outlet until just now.

Driving into work this morning, I felt blank. Void. I didn’t have any words to say outwardly, but I needed to express myself inwardly.

“I need to write,” I thought, making a mental note to post that as my Facebook status. “That’s my outlet, my thing—writing.” Already I was feeling better.

That got me thinking about other people’s escapes. My husband’s outlet is sleeping. When things overwhelm him and he feels stuck, he sleeps. A lot. Then he wakes up, literally and figuratively, and feels better.

My best friend’s outlet is music. Loud, house music of the club persuasion. He’s this big, beefy Englishman and yet he loves a poppy electronic tune to get his day going.

My late father-in-law’s outlet was us. His new wife and child were demanding, but laughing and going out with his sons and me was the escape he needed, although he had hell to pay when he got home.

What about my father? He was a … READ THE COMPLETE POST AT SUCCESS MAGAZINE.