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Pajama experiment results: 9/10 speakers surveyed sleep naked

By Patty K | March 8, 2010

Ever wonder what it would be like to wear your pajamas to a professional event? I found out!

Announcing my intention, asking for what I want and doing it all wrong

By Patty K | February 28, 2010

Ack. Even the title makes me want to run and hide under the bed (if I had a bed, that is). Why is it that I can publicly proclaim that I fucked up my life, that I struggle with depression and tend to drink a tad much…but when it comes to making a simple announcement…

How I learned to stop worrying and love the phone

By Patty K | February 1, 2010

OK. That’s a complete lie. I don’t love the phone, I just thought the title was clever. I actually wrote this post a while ago but didn’t publish it at the time because of my “stuff” about being preachy and know-it-all and annoying. I was reminded of the whole phone thing by a comment on…

Post and run syndrome

By Patty K | January 29, 2010

My adventures overcoming my fears about showing up on social media

I don't really hate people…I'm just an introvert

By Patty K | December 8, 2009

If you would rather stay home and read a good book than go to a party… If you can recite your list of friends by name without forgetting anyone… If your idea of a “big crowd” is 10 people… If you’d rather fall on a knife than go to one of those big, noisy, card-exchangeathons…

Barbara Sher is just like a real person, only shorter

By Patty K | December 6, 2009

A story about what happens when you mix shyness with the opportunity to meet a celebrity.

Don't call me…and I won't call you…

By Patty K | December 1, 2009

I am avoiding making a phone call. This is familiar ground for me. The dreaded phone. Phones were my nemesis for years. There was a time in my life where I just *couldn’t* make phone calls. Not even for pizza…and I really like pizza. I used to pawn off all the phone calling and answering…