Tag: etiquette

S-a-y-a. Pronounced S-i-g-h-a. Spelled S-a-y-a.

I’ve written about my name before.   An email received recently, from the Editor in Chief of a major Chicago web publication, in response to my topic suggestion, spurs another post on the topic – Thanks, April.  We’ll get that up there soon. When you get an email from me, it says from Saya April Hillman.  Read more…

I McMuffin you

I have to edit a project for two lovely real-estate agents who hired me to make a video for their website to attract potential clients.  These are the reasons, the burning questions clogging my head, progress on said-video has been slow today. What’s etiquette for Reply All’s? I personally loathe the gazillion back and forths, Read more…

United States Postal Service, I heart you

I recently spent a day on the deck composing a gazillion Thank You notes, as many people in my life have been quite lovely recently.  It so happened that I was going to see about twenty of the gazillion a few days later.  It crossed my mind to save the time and expense of sending Read more…

Who wiped down my sink?

In continuation of using my unique living space to host a variety of events, I had my first Night of Comedy! on Friday.  I invited three improv groups to perform over a two-hour span.  Was great fun, both the actual performances and the socializing pre and post.  Witnessed lots of contact info being exchanged, which Read more…

Who cares what kind of glass you’re drinking from?!?

I just replied to an email with the phrase “invigorating to have complete strangers come to your home to be entertained.”  Someone either is a stranger or isn’t a stranger.  That’s like saying, “I can’t go out for drinks, I’m kinda pregnant.”  You are or you’re not.  Redo sentence. Why are people so scared to Read more…

You’re… welcome?

I’ve been having weird encounters with “Thank you’s” recently.  Weird meaning I don’t know how to react and that I feel odd accepting the Thank You. When I went to Rwanda a couple of years ago, I met a little boy, Patience, seen above with his sister and mom, with whom, even though we couldn’t Read more…

Awkward hugs and ignoring “friend requests”

I enjoy hugs and other expressions of caring for someone.  I’m just not sure I like them or know how to react to them when they come from people I barely know.  Recent Mingler guests, whom I had just met that night or once before, have taken to hugging me as they leave.  While many Read more…