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It’s that lovely time of year on the Northeast Coast when we train for Spring Races while it’s snowing/freezing/hailing.

With a wintry mix, we all need warmth (superwarmers, clutch), waterproof everything, and of course, a good playlist to keep us going. Esp. when we can’t switch songs easily.

Here’s what I’m jamming my hammies to:

She Loves Control ✴️ Camilla Cabello
No Broken Hearts ✴️ Bebe Rexha ft. Nicki Minaj
Same Blood  ✴️ Louisme ft. Davii
Breathe ✴️ Jax Jones
Up All Night✴️ Beck
FRIENDS ✴️ Marshmello & Anne-Marie
Bad At Love ✴️ Halsey
Can’t Sleep ✴️ K.Flay
Uh-Huh ✴️ Julia Michaels
Bad Vibe ✴️ M.O (ed. note: typ-o me not; there is no period after the O)
Tetris ✴️ Madilyn Bailey


XOXO
GG

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Elite Daily had a fascinating read, as usual. This one is about you and the evil aspects of your Zodiac sign.

Mine is as follows. But after you judge me, don’t you want to know your evil score? Check it out…and also watch Barbies have s*x as your sign (tres interesting):

Aquarius – Cold calculating elitists.

An aquarius is not one to be f*cked with. Generally they are very detached and you might actually be able to avoid meeting one, since they aren’t all that interested in what other people are doing. But on the evil side, they can be tactless, self-absorbed and erratic.

They will run from problems and deny their mistakes, but they’ll never let you do the same. They’ll remember your mistakes forever, and even after you’ve apologized they’ll remind you of them years afterward.

Evil Scale: 6.0

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For all of the opinions I’ve had in business, and there have been many many many across industries, I’ve been taught to be quiet and, statistically, by male leaders. Especially if I had a different opinion than the CEO.

After this happens a few times, I stop saying anything. I watch destruction. I don’t care.

It’s not that I’m always right, but I know certain things very well. Things that I don’t know, I research extensively. When sharing my thoughts, if someone isn’t receptive, I refrain. I retain my knowledge and save it for another company, another cause.

I have a file of every business decision I’ve made as a superior and every that I’ve offered as a subordinate. In retrospect, there is a lot of #winning material and some that is just crap. But the difference is, as a superior, I was trusted and given free reign to execute; as a subordinate, I had many ideas dismissed but later implemented by others without credit or acknowledgement. That is the stopping point.

You can have my silence. You can sit and wonder in the presence of my silence. Forever.

I will keep my ideas.

Always Thinking. Not for you.

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No offense to moms with babies and toddlers, but seriously, I think you are going to kill me.

I used to be more afraid of NYC bicycles than NYC taxis. Now I’ve realized that I have a whole new monster (momster?) to deal with: aggressive strollers.

While I had transported way before the crowd to Jersey City, and way before the intro of supersized suburban strollers and increasingly aggressive hyper moms, I now have to be afraid—very, very afraid.

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A typical encounter: The sidewalk is about 12 feet wide and I see you with a stroller of two and your friend with maybe one tot in the stroller and one on the hip and you have your dog and you still both manage to sip coffee and look at each other while walking. I am approaching, but cannot get around you without going into the street and facing oncoming traffic.

And I don’t want to interrupt your flow; that’s just rude.

It could be said this behavior is quite similar to people in text mode mindlessly walking down the street fixated on the phone — except here you’ve got a baby in tow and you’re not really looking at anything around you except your friend or phone, but never at your precious bae and never straight ahead. You do have that bulldozer.

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This is why The Stroller Mafia is dangerous. They are blindly running over people while they chat. As long as they are pushing that thing up and down curbs and hills, they are feeling in the zone and on a mission. That stroller protects the little b, so they can ignore the child — and everyone else except said walking companion, whether dog, other parent or friend. Well, GuRL, show some respect for your compatriots on the street.

You’ve truly got this down to a robotic science. I panic and stop because where do I go?!

The Stroller Mafia LOVE their kids so much they give them portable bedrooms. If two are young, they are rolling side to side, sidewalk to sidewalk. The other parent and all pets are allowed to walk beside in a nice red-rover row.

Keep being bad, beyatches. Own your space. I can respect that. It’s a thankless job. You deserve to be selfish.

But please, be kind to others who did not inflict this pain.

I’m patient, but I have no tolerance for bulldozers.

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Success

I’m proud to say that I don’t owe anyone for my personal success in life. My parents financed my education and raised me with lots of cultural exposure, and I’m very grateful for that. But it was up to me to utilize that knowledge and create the life I wanted for myself; no one can actually “achieve” things for you.

I was born a dedicated, independent, hard worker. I didn’t need to be supervised because I had such an innate structure about my life. My parents never worried about me, as they did my brothers. They knew I was responsible and would take care of myself and do well.

I wouldn’t even let my mother dress me when I was younger; I always knew what I liked and what was right for me. I like being the boss, which is why I became one a year after graduating college; it’s why I was appointed president of a few clubs in prep school. I am a leader; not a follower. I have opinions that are usually on-point with the market when it comes to business. People often don’t trust my opinions…oh so much money lost. Not my probz.

This is not to say I don’t like creative collaboration. I just hate working in corporations where my professional opinion is not considered, especially as a female and a person who knows a certain demographic very well. But getting back to the point…

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