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  • Who Needs a Stairclimber When You Live On the Third Floor?

    They say getting dressed for your workout is half the battle. Half the battle for me, more specifically, is making the decision to resist watching nine YouTube videos of my latest Hollywood obsession—Anna Kendrick from “Pitch Perfect” at the moment—put the bag of croutons down (I eat them like chips) and sort through my dirty pile of laundry for a pair of running shorts. My apartment community...
  • To Catch a Liar

    My parents had it easy—a fact I like to remind them of as often as possible. You see, my brother and I were not your typical adolescents. We didn’t drink, we didn’t skip class, we didn’t go around town wreaking havoc upon unsuspecting elderly neighbors. In fact, it’s safe to say we were the world’s best—and, according our more popular peers, boring—teenagers. Thus, having a fake ID never even...
  • Build It And They Will Come (Cupcakes, That Is)

    One of the best things about my apartment is its proximity to the things that mean the most to me in life—namely, a grocery store within running distance where I can stop by for some free samples of cheese and pie after a strenuous jog and a Redbox where I can rent “Think Like a Man” for $1.27 (which turns into $5 when I forget to return it for four days). And let’s not forget McDonald’s,...
  • Have You Picked Your Halloween Costume Yet?

    It’s September 6 and I still don’t have a Halloween costume. I’m entering panic mode. You see, I really enjoy dressing up each year, and put a great deal of time, effort, and money into pulling off the perfect costume. Unfortunately, this means I’ve set the bar very high. Last year, for example, I had two costumes. For the first—unveiled in New York City the weekend of Halloween—I was the...

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