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I never thought I’d finish this one, but I’m thrilled to cross off another item on my 30 Before 30 list, #25: Organize my email inbox.
In my offline life, I’m pretty organized. I’m the opposite of a hoarder, always trying to find things to get rid of and spaces to declutter. For whatever reason, I can’t seem to carry that mentality over to my email inbox. At the beginning of this effort, I had thousands of random email messages from several years, not categorized or labeled in any way. I just needed to sit down and power through it.
So, after a few hours of deleting, folder organization, and laughing at silly emails from years past, I am excited to see this message for the first time ever:
Now my new goal is to keep it this way forever and not let my email hoarding tendency come back!
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This last weekend I traveled with a few of my friends and coworkers to Grand Rapids, Michigan for a design conference. We were all surprised and excited to find that downtown Grand Rapids is actually pretty cool. We stayed just a few feet away from the BOB, a historic building turned into a group of restaurants and bars. We also ate at Stella’s, a bar that features classic arcade games and one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. And to top it all off, the weather was a perfect non-humid 80 degrees. While I don’t anticipate visiting again anytime soon, I can confidently say it was a fun place to spend a few days.
Clay and I just got home after spending 5 days with his family in Minneapolis and Moose Lake, Minnesota. Fisher family visits always consist of great food, plenty of laughing, and loud, late-night games. This trip was no exception.
The weather was a nice break from the Arizona desert. We took full advantage by renting bicycles at Minnehaha Falls, pontooning on Sand Lake, tubing down the Cannon River Valley, and watching the Twins play at Target Field. We also took a little trip to look at some adorable shih tzu, poodle mix puppies. It was plenty difficult to not take one home.
We had a blast, but it’s great to be home in mosquito-free Phoenix with the pups.
I don’t talk much about my job on here, but most days I spend my time with meltmedia, designing sites and applications for the web. My most recent project has been a refresh of our corporate website. It was a particularly fun, but quick project where I was able to design, develop, and write the site’s content.
Helo planning a ninja, food-stealing move.
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For Mother’s Day, we spent the weekend up north at my parents’ Pinetop-Lakeside home. They’ve been renovating it and it’s been several months since we’ve been there to see it. The weather was incredible and the backyard was a perfectly relaxing atmosphere.
On Saturday, my dad and I visited Little Log Cabin, a tiny antique shop nearby. It was packed to the brim with rustic curiosities and the owner’s dog Radar was so sweet. My dad ended up buying a charming little desk for Clay’s and my room at the house.
While we planned to do some hiking, we ended up being pretty lazy. We enjoyed a board game of Fact or Crap, watched a couple movies, a marathon of Toddlers and Tiaras, and of course, napped on the couch. And you can be sure we had plenty of beer and lambic for the evening.
For Mother’s Day we avoided the typical brunch restaurants and opted for the delicious wings at Moose Henri’s. Yum!
The drive to and from Lakeside isn’t actually that bad. We had fun with the pups in the car, texting back and forth with Steve and Vanessa, and watching the crazy smoke from a nearby fire. With the weather in Phoenix heating up, I’m sure we’ll be heading up there much more often.
My name is Lynn Fisher and I am an artist and designer out of Chandler, Arizona.
By day, I design for meltmedia, an interactive web agency out of Tempe. By night, I paint, create, and blog things I find intriguing and beautiful.
I try to keep my work fun, reflecting my inner nerd and bringing humor to otherwise serious topics. I also love watching reruns of Top Chef, quoting the Office, and drinking obscene amounts of diet soda.