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Earlier this year I realized I make an extremely unlikely CEO. Thankfully, I didn’t let it drag me into a death spiral of despair!

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I attended an interesting discussion with friends last night on the topic of women in the workforce – specifically, at ad agencies. (As it turns out, agency life is still quite the boys club compared to other industries). I don’t work for an ad agency, nor am I trying to climb a corporate ladder (As […]

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Some Days

Some days are just too much. Too much talking, too much thinking, too much running around, and shouting, and huffing, and wondering how it’ll all turn out. Some days are good days for falling asleep early. Tweet

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Why I Never Started My Own Company | David Lee. Every once in awhile it hits me: We employ people. We provide jobs. Maybe we don’t provide hundreds of jobs like some companies, but still. Recently, someone who works for us moved into a new place. It’s a really nice place, and I feel a […]

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Joy in the Tight Spots

The year after I dropped out of college I worked as a receptionist at a tech company and shared an apartment with my best friend. I can’t remember the exact circumstances of our financial situation, but I remember we were in a Tight Spot. We were in danger of not making rent and didn’t have […]

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Awhile ago I popped into Bad Animals studio to record a voice over track for one of my clients (Do you like how breezy I was when I said that? Like it happens all the time?). When I got there, the staff ushered me into a special parking spot and asked if I wanted my […]

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We’re pinching our pennies for date night these days, so I was excited to remember I’d bought movie passes on Groupon months ago. A free movie + conversation over steak tacos = a win for budget date night! Which gave me a great idea! Because our entrepreneurial income tends to fluctuate throughout the year, I […]

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Last week on the morning of my 40th birthday, Bryan woke me with a kiss, handed me a mug, and said, “Your coffee, Mrs. President. Happy Birthday.” And it’s true. I am now the President and CEO of my own company. It’s called What Now? Exactly! and we make kick-ass animated explanations. There is a […]

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Lately I’ve been experiencing a creative conundrum. You see, I have it made. I’m one of the lucky ones. And no, I’m not talking about my hair. It’s amazing, to be sure, and the world is generally very jealous of my thick and gorgeous mane, but I am talking about my lifestyle. It’s amazing that […]

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This Spring I pruned a bush that smells like oregano when you rub the leaves. My kids thought this was so awesome that they tried to sell branches on the street. So there they sat. And sat. And sat. They didn’t have any customers, but it kept them busy and argument free for most of […]

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“Gotta go sew a Tyvek tent. I blame YouTube and marrying crazy.” My friend posted this to her facebook page the other day. I have no idea what a Tyvek tent is, but I know the sort of person her husband is and that these things usually start with a wild-eyed idea, followed by a […]

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… I got myself a little help. Tweet

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This is what I do for work – I produce animated videos like this one. In fact, this animation for Circle Street was my first solo project, back in February. I work from home – mostly in our basement office, sometimes at the dining table, occasionally in my thinking chair. I work part time while […]

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line weight

I came home the other day to this freshly painted line on the street in front of our house, and I cried. For seven years we’ve laughed about this line. The city comes every few months to repaint it all the way down our street, but because our car is always parked out front they […]

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A couple weeks ago I gave a short presentation on Lilipip at Tech Cafe (formerly Lunch 2.0), and I brought Ruthie along to the happy hour event because I wanted her to see see me in action. After seeing my name tag, which said @jenzug above @lilipip, Ruthie wanted to alter her name tag to […]

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