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  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin

    Last week I went to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. While most 25-year-olds would choose to spend their vacation drinking adult beverages on the beach, I prefer to visit places where I could be mauled to death by wild animals. Bear spray literally in hand—I had my finger on the trigger for the majority our first hike—and bear bells tied to my shoelaces, I spent a good...
  • Lights, Camera, Apartments!

    When I was in sixth grade I entered an essay contest and won a spot in an Earth Day commercial. I was known mostly for the swishing sound my Charlotte Hornets nylon wind pants made every time I walked down the halls of the middle school, so this was an exciting opportunity to re-invent myself. I was finally catching my big break. I was incredibly nervous when I got “on set,” as they...
  • Square Footage Was So Last Year

    The other day—a Friday night, to be exact—my roommate said she didn’t understand why we never met single guys. “I really don’t get it,” I said to her, sitting on the couch in an oversized t-shirt, scrolling through the TV’s On Demand menu so I could watch Maria Menounos and Derek Hough’s rumba (for the third time) on “Dancing With the Stars...
  • The Power of Positive Thinking—And Oprah Podcasts

    My roommate—who is a self-proclaimed mess right now, both personally and professionally—has started downloading podcasts from Oprah’s Spirit Channel to re-center herself. Last week she pulled out a notebook and began rattling off inspiring catch phrases—nuggets of wisdom such as “remember your spirit,” “what we dwell on is who we become” and...

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