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Baby, I’m Back!

Did you miss me? I missed you too. Yes, both of you!

Fantasy Football Draft

My brother and Mr. HalfFull drafted a San Diego Chargers player, so of course the jerseys came out for additional shenanigans. Too bad you can’t see Mr. HalfFull’s ridiculous championship ring in this photo. The commissioner wears three massive rings, so don’t start a fight with him during the draft!

Realistically, I knew I hadn’t blogged here in quite a while. But it really hit home last weekend before Mr. HalfFull’s Fantasy Football Draft.

He and his crazy friends do a live draft every year. One year, three of the guys (and some wives, including me) flew to Indiana for the draft!

But this year, the draft was at our house. Before the appointed draft time, I went out to dinner with the guys (and then disappeared until the following morning to spare my sensibilities). As we were chatting and catching up over dinner, my husband’s friend said that he reads my blog…or rather, he used to read it when I posted. Woah!

Two things struck me during this conversation. First, on the half full side, it’s awesome to have a third reader! Now I can address my readers as “all of you” instead of “both of you.” The second overwhelming feeling was embarrassment at my dearth of blog posts.

Posting Apathy

Why haven’t I posted more regularly? Well, there are lots of reasons.

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Ms. HalfEmpty is a 30-something introverted realist, perhaps a pessimist. But she’s trying to see the world half full on halfempty4now.com, which she started in February 2011. Her worldview may not be all bad, as it probably helps keep her husband, Mr. HalfFull, grounded and out of trouble!

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Airing NZ’s Dirty Laundry

Let me start by saying that I fell in love with New Zealand.  Since returning, people often ask me which country was my favorite on the 30/40 World Tour.  It’s such a difficult question because I had different goals and experiences in each place.  Sometimes I was staying in a hostel, and other times in a 4.5 star resort.  Sometimes I was looking for adventure, and other times I sought relaxation.  But I do find myself answering that my overall favorite destination, and the place I could most envision savoring my half empty cup of coffee for life, is New Zealand.

Yet, New Zealand is not a utopia.  Yes, it’s gorgeous with great food and friendly people.  But like all countries,  New Zealand has it’s fair share of issues.  As a tourist, signs of social problems are constantly in your face  — advertised all over!  From reading billboards and watching TV, it seems like the issues that garner the most Kiwi advertising dollars are alcoholism, domestic violence, and driving behavior.

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Ms. HalfEmpty is a 30-something introverted realist, perhaps a pessimist. But she’s trying to see the world half full on halfempty4now.com, which she started in February 2011. Her worldview may not be all bad, as it probably helps keep her husband, Mr. HalfFull, grounded and out of trouble!

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