Work-At-Home Parents Nightmare, Marissa Mayer, World Sleep Day

BBC professor tv fail

Best of the Internet! Every work-at-home parents nightmare, right? But we say #staynoisy Toddler Girl! We like your swagger.

On today’s Satellite Sisters, Lian Dolan celebrates “The Best of the Internet”.  We love the BBC video of the professor being interrupted by his kids during an interview,  the memes that sprang up from Kellyanne Conway’s comment on microwaves being used as tools of surveillance and the outpouring of love for Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the author of a much shared Modern Love column, who passed away. The first is the ultimate work-at-home parents nightmare, the second was a nutty “all in good fun” alternative to news and the third is just a heartbreaker, but a reminder that the internet can also spread love.

In other news, Liz is signing up to be a delegate of World Sleep Day. She is hoping that her responsibilities mainly involve napping in luxury hotels. She also wants to remind us that even though Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo severance package is insane, it’s nice to see a woman get overpaid as much as men! But before you get too excited, here’s a reminder from Fortune that the guy coming in to do her old job will be making DOUBLE what she was!  Who are you mad at now, internet??

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin is on the verge of becoming the world’s top skier this year, an honor that will not come to Liz who sustained a career-threatening injury last night at her book club.

In her Operation Sea Turtle update about her health and fitness program, Liz reports on an athletic injury sustained during her book club.  That’s pathetic. Lian has several inspirational sports stories: the guy who paddled across the Atlantic, the amazing UConn women’s basketball team and Mikaela Shiffren, about to become only the 4th American to win a skiing World Cup.

And poor signage at the Louvre leads to a strike.  This is why you have to love the French.

Come join all five Satellite Sisters on April 22nd at the Santa Monica Public Library at 2 pm.  No-host Meet-Up to follow at Ester’s Wine Shop. Are you coming?  Thanks to Away Luggage for donating a door prize for this event.  Lian loves her Away Carry-On.  Come win one!

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By | March 14th, 2017|

Liz: What? So Soon???

I am shocked.

Yesterday, I finally got around to calling my doctor to make an appointment for my annual physical. I use the word “annual” loosely because the doctor’s office used this as an opportunity to remind me that they had missed me last year. Well, 2009 was an unusually busy year.

Anyway, I finally had my insurance card, and my patient i.d. number and my doctor’s phone number all in the same place at the same time so I made my move.

In my mind, I am thinking “Okay, it’s late April now. She probably can’t fit me in until late August at the earliest, so that gives me the three or four months I need to lose weight, lower my cholesterol, build up my muscle mass, increase my bone density and get more sleep because Dr. Oz told me to.”

Unfortunately, my doctor’s first opening was THREE WEEKS FROM NOW.

Whaaaaaaaat? I could not believe it. I bought myself another week by mumbling that “No, Tuesday’s are not good for me” but I now have an appointment much sooner than I am emotionally and physically prepared for.

So SisterSpotters, any tips? I am thinking that maybe I eat nothing but fish-oil capsules between now and the third week of May.

By | April 27th, 2010|
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