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  • The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    I once had an Amazon package stolen from in front of my apartment door. I’d ordered “The Snowy Day” and “Harold and the Purple Crayon” (only the two best books ever) for my boss’ baby shower, though as I stood there realizing they’d been snatched from under me, I related far more to “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Still, I have to think the joke’s on them. There has...
  • Rocky Mountain Road Trip

    If you take a trip with me, your Thursday afternoon snack, Saturday dinner and Sunday stroll will probably be planned ahead of time. On a shared Google doc, to be exact. My propensity for trip planning isn’t because I’m an organized (ha!), Type-A person who has no room for spontaneity in her life. I take the bus to work, for crying out loud. You have to be spontaneous to subject yourself to that...
  • All In a Day's Work

    On first glance, some of my past job experience has no correlation to my current work as a Staff Writer and Manager of Public Relations. But don’t be fooled—I was groomed at a young age for this business. Consider some of my early jobs: 1. Library assistant. In elementary school, the fifth graders were given the “privilege” of working one of several jobs each morning during homeroom. Looking back...
  • I Want My HGTV

    I once spent 10 hours watching an “America’s Next Top Model” marathon on TV. I don’t even particularly like the show, yet I devoted the time it takes some women to give birth to such an endeavor. Binge-watching TV shows is one of my vices. I just find something so deeply satisfying about watching episode after episode without waiting until the following week. Conversely, I seem to find necessary...

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