Thursday, April 12, 2012
A few weeks before my 12th birthday, my Uncle Mark called me.
“If you could go anywhere in the world for your birthday, where would it be?” he asked.
“Uhh…pick another place.”
I thought for a second before the obvious came to mind—Disney World!
“Guess what,” Uncle Mark said, “we’re going.”
I knew he was...
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I don’t shop often, but when I do, I buy in bulk. The 23 pudding cups and seven tubes of Aquafresh still in my closet—compliments of a shopping spree at Costco—are a testament to this.
So when a guy came into the office last year to talk about self-defense—and, of course, to peddle safety-related products—I thought ‘why not add some pepper spray to the mix?!...
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I was looking through someone’s Facebook album the other day and came across 17 identical pictures of a flower.
Enraged by picture six, I wanted to contact this acquaintance and politely explain that I have absolutely no interest in seeing a daisy they found on the side of the road one time, let alone 17.
Now, a field mouse sharing a biscuit with a panda bear in the emergency lane, or a...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
During one particularly reclusive winter break in college, I spent the majority of my days watching re-runs of Dawson’s Creek, eating croutons straight from the box and playing online “Family Feud.” Why I didn’t have a boyfriend I’ll never understand.
I had always enjoyed watching “Family Feud” growing up and felt—as most viewers do when watching...