And, Then There Were Four

I have NEVER had a row of four seats to myself on an airplane before – especially for an overseas flight where you can put them to the best use.

Today’s DID was me not hesitating for a second in taking full advantage of the less than full flight to Honolulu.

The second the fasten seatbelts sign went off, I leapt to the empty row of four and claimed it as my own.

The result?

4-5 hours of sleep, no one wanting to chit chat, no fighting for the armrest, no perfumes to contend with, no seat reclined in front of me … Today’s DID was a tiny slice of air travel heaven with a serving of extra pillows and blankets on the side.

It was exactly what this tired gal needed.

Aloha Oahu. Aloha!

And, Mahalo Hawaiian Airlines, Mahalo!


I Let Him Down Easy


So, would you use LinkedIn like a dating site to meet the opposite sex?

Ya, me neither.

Today, I was on the receiving end of an email from a man, who shall remain nameless, who was doing just that.

I was quite taken aback when I opened my morning email to find one that started like this:

saw your profile on linked-in and you caught my eye,I am interested in communicating more and sharing more about me with you and hope to learn more about you too that is if you are single and interested in communicating further.This is all new for me, it is the first time i would ever go against protocol of doing business only on the Linked-in website. I do believe everything is possible if we put our mind and heart together just like i believe that good things can be found in the least places and when we least expect.

I have mixed emotions receiving this. Part of me thinks that’s sweet that someone is taking chances and doing different things to try and connect. Having done so much myself to try and find love, I am quite familiar with leaving no stone unturned.

The marketer in me gives some points for “owning the channel” and “being where your competition is not”, but the biggest part of me thinks this is just a little creepy and taking some inappropriate liberties.  If you were wrapping up a job interview and the interviewer told you they just had one more question for you and then asked you out on a date would probably elicit similar feelings and would be just as inappropriate.

So, today’s do it different for me was resisting the advances of a stranger on LinkedIn. Not that I usually accept advances made by strange men, but I have honestly never had to do that on this social network.

I wasn’t mean or nasty. I wasn’t judgemental. I didn’t give any rationale. All I said was:

I received your note. While I appreciate its intention. I am not interested in continuing any form of communication.
Thanks for your interest and good luck to you.

Have any of you had similar LinkedIn experiences?

Up Before Sunrise

It’s no wonder I was wide awake at 4:00 am – with all the sleep I got yesterday!

At 4:43 am I pulled myself out of bed and got on with the day.

It’s been a while since I rose before the sun, but I did today.

Here’s proof:

I just love this time of the day – I really should do this more often!


I Didn’t People Today

In fact, I never even ventured out of the house.Sunday’s DID was to do nothing.

Sunday’s DID was to do nothing.

I stayed in my jim-jams most of the day, but even when I got dressed, I never even ventured out of the house. Okay, so I went out to hang laundry on the line and take the dog for a walk.

I had a few chats, two naps and caught up on some tv.

You’ll understand why there are no photos from today.



arcToday’s DID was kinda lame. I have to do this every day so some days will be more different than others.

I’ve been visiting the gym more than usual lately. It’s been all about the km I’ve been logging so I’ve been focussed on the bike and the treadmill, but today I got back on the cross-trainer for the fist time in about a month and managed to log 18 minutes straight on it.


And I got on the ab machine and for the first time did ab crunches with 4o kilos of weight.

It’s not cross fit but it’s something!

And, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8!

I’m not even sure how I came across this video today.

But glad I found it and I’m keen to check out more of them too.

Given that Syndey is ensconced in an unyielding rain system and it feels like we’re almost coming up on 40 days and 40 nights of it, outdoor activities have been kept to a minimum.

So today’s DID was an indoor activity. The added bonus – no one gets to see how UNCO I can be trying some new dance moves.

Benjamin Allen does some really simple yet powerful little dance videos in his DanceSweatLive series that can help you build your dancing repertoire. He teaches basic moves, gives you time to practise each of them, and then puts them all together to give you something to aspire to, all using a comfortable and encouraging teaching style that’s bound to help even beginners feel more at home on the dance floor.

Dancing is something I don’t do much of at all anymore. Maybe we’ll have to change that and plan a night out. I hope to master the “kick, ball, change” before we do!

I better go practice!

And, 1, 2,  3,  4, 5, 6, 7, 8….