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Ups and Downs


So I just finished another report at work and was feeling quite good about it (as I should, since being the statistician that I am, I am the shizz) when I also received a work-related email from a colleague.  I replied thanking him for that information to which he replied asking me about any new books I’ve written.  And just like that, I felt no longer as the shizz and Flight 1313 on Irene’s Self Esteem Airlines took a complete nose dive after initial ascent.  Now, I know he just asked to be nice and it’s not like he asked if John Krasinski, Joe “So NOT Irene’s Future Husband” Manganiello, and Trickster Guy still think I’m a loser and still think I should find myself a fire to die in (Spoiler alert: They totally still do), but just being reminded of my non-existent sales or what’s not working or why I’m not at last joining Veronica Roth on Windy City Live was last thing I needed at the moment. So what I just wanted to say today is be prepared for a very bumpy road.  Just like with everything else in life you need to take the bad along with the good, or in my case, you just need to take the bad along with the bad.  You just cannot get discouraged by everything little thing.  Although if something good happens, however small, I say do relish in it if that’s what it takes to keep you going.  Like in my work-work, I just learned how to underline an inequality sign using R graphics.  Now, that might not sound like a big deal to you, let’s just say that really helped someone who’ll be giving an overseas presentation soon.  So just like that, my standing as the shizz once more was cemented.  And as the shizz, I do believe that my book might find an audience yet and Val Warner will be crying tears of regret as she lost my first interview to Robin Roberts while I’m just sitting back, relaxing in First Class and enjoying the ride on Irene’s Self Esteem Airlines Flight 777 to New York.  Yes, I’ll wait till you’re done again.  In fact, I’ll even join you this time.   Anyway, maybe this is just a non-post with a non-story, but just wanted to get it out there.  I know it’s been said many times before by so many others but just wanted to say it again.  And again, it’s my blog so I’ll write what I want, so just shut up!  And until next time, au revoir …


Congrats to the Illuminati’s newest priestess!


I am so in the dark about these things.  So I’m just now hearing about this chick Veronica Roth and how her book published just a few months shy of my first book took off and how she was already offered a movie deal.  I really had no clue about this person until I saw this post on Dlisted and then googled her book and came across her twitter account where she describes her books as ending with ‘gent’, which I must admit to  finding quite clever.  Now, I guess I could tell her to stop writing but that’s been done before or I could ‘make’ her stop writing, but my ‘dungeon’ is getting pretty full as it is, so instead, I’ll just say congrats and wishing her the best.  Yeah, she doesn’t know me and would probably just snicker, sensing the loser that I am, if she ever saw me on the corner of Clark and Division, but, eh, least I can do to help another Chi-town girl and NU alum out.  So I really do hope you check out Ms. Roth’s trilogy and the movies made from it and, oh yeah, … I hope you buy my damn book as well!