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Denver, Colorado, United States
i'm 33. i live with my husband, baby daughter 2 dogs and 1 kitty. i'm a chemical engineer with an MBA and work in technical sales. i tend to bite off more than i *think* i can chew and end up with a full bulging mouth for awhile before i can finally swallow. i thrive in chaos, but strive for order.


my stress levels have been cut in half

because...si got a new job!

he works in the ski industry and his old job was seasonal..which meant that he had to scramble every april to find summer jobs. sometimes he did, sometimes he didn't.. which left me to be the sole breadwinner, which is a pretty stressful position, especially with a brand new mortgage.

anyhow, his old boss has been promoted and so he interviewed for the vacant position and just found out today that it's his. it's year-round and salaried and a management position, which will be great for his career. plus we'll still get all the great ski perks! hello free demo board rentals all season - whoo hoo!

i'm so glad that we've upgraded from SINK to DINK*!

*is this a term used other places besides yuppie colorado? also reminds me that there's a place called the dinky dairy on the way to buena vista. i always giggle when we pass it.


  1. apparently I am clueless, have no idea what SINK or DINK means...
    congrats to si on the new job! (can he hook random internet friends up with ski demos?)

  2. We've been using the term dink for years. Congrats to the Boy!

  3. rg - DINK = "dual income, no kids".. and I made up SINK for "single income, no kids". =)

    i think we can pull a ski deal off for ya

  4. HELLO! Board demos? What? Do you need houseguests? I like SINK very much--DINK is famous, of course, but I like DINO better to describe perfect-seeming yuppie couples: dual-income, no orgasm.

  5. I was wrong--it's DIZO. (And no, it's not mine.) Dual-Income, Zero Orgasm. It even sounds more derogatory this way. :)

  6. thanks, and THANKS! wish I could make it to Jack early tomorrow and we could meet up for a drink, but work is insane this week.

  7. That's great! Congrats to him! Just one more kinda scary thing in common. My Si's working at the Fun Park this summer b/c he could get a visa to work there. We have to have drinks at some point!

  8. Yes, I am very familiar with those terms. And lucky you! My boy works at REI part time (yay for overpriced Philosophy degrees) which is at least year round but still barley covers the gas it takes for his commute these days.