It doesn’t feel any better being on the other side of that statement. Some months ago, I had to make the decision to fire a new hire who’d only been with my company for one week, and the first line of her email reply was ‘Well, that was fast.’ And it was–but I felt that […]
When I started this blog, I was very unemployed and looking for work, any work. A few months later, I hit upon a goldmine — a five week temp assignment at a car dealership. I’d temped there before for a few days here and there, but nothing regular. Well, I loved my five week stint […]
Making the Flame turns two today! And what better way to celebrate than to (finally) begin hosting this blog on its own domain? So from now on, you’ll find new posts at www.makingtheflame.com. Hope to see you there!
My mother is an excellent cook. Every year, I eagerly await Thanksgiving — after my birthday, it is my favorite holiday (and one of a precious few I celebrate). I love my mother’s homemade stuffing, the delicious turkey, our even more delicious Nigerian foods — because what is an American holiday without okra, egusi, fufu, […]
Last year, I glossed over my birthday. This year, you are not so lucky!!! :-D I am so pumped to turn 33 today (August 9, for those of you playing along at home). I did not enjoy entering my 30s but as I’ve found my sea legs — ie, a clearer head, thicker skin, and […]
I’m getting a new camera! It arrives today. Hopefully, there will be little to no learning curve and I’ll be back to taking high quality photos for the blog in no time. :) It’s a Pentax K-50, a definite upgrade from my beloved K-x, which served me well for almost four years. Yay!
The final part of my trip brought me to Los Angeles — sunny, hot, palm trees, and all the fabric you could possibly want. I took the world’s lowest Megabus from Las Vegas to LA, managing to whack my head on the roof of the top deck about five times before we even took off. […]