about this chick

cari lyle(Vintage Carl, back when we all wanted to be Zooey Deschanel)

No, my name’s not really Carl. It’s Cari Lyle Murray, which depending on the font can be very tricky. I’m no longer embarrassed when the barista calls out the wrong pronunciation; I’ve come to embrace my unusual name. (For clarity, it’s Cari, like Carrie, rhymes with Mary, Harry and Fairy.)

My husband once described me as “endearingly befuddled by the simple, yet quite adept at the complicated.” I took this as a compliment. I may be easily amused and perplexed, but I learn quickly and bulldoze my way through any challenge.

My love for words has predictably but wonderfully led me to a career where I get paid to read and write. In the office, I dissect grammar and consult about content strategy & marketing for public relations, healthy & well-being, technology, consumer, nonprofit and social innovation. Personally, I wax not-so-poetic about travel, fitness, pop culture, pizza, happy hour, guilty-pleasure TV shows and music, and my childlike adoration for animals.

Except raccoons. I hate raccoons.

For more frequent ramblings, follow me on Twitter.
For silly, nonsensical posts, follow me on Tumblr.
For things I’ll never make or buy, follow me on Pinterest.
For my professional history, follow me on LinkedIn.

For a quick look into my psyche, follow me here:
a little parenthesis in my story
my idea of home
mad, passionate, Italian love
strong and lost
everything looks perfect from far away

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