Thursday, July 7, 2011
When I was in pre-school, my grandma came in for Grandparents Day.
That afternoon, our teacher asked us to draw a picture for our guests. While all of the other students excitedly drew elaborate houses, families and animals—which I find hard to believe since we were 4 years old, but so says my grandma—I plucked a purple crayon out of the box, drew a single line on the paper and announced that I...
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Fresh (but not fresh-faced) off the amazing 2011 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, I thought I would share some of the things I learned:
1. You can only read so many People magazines while waiting at the airport.
My original flight was scheduled to leave just before noon last Wednesday but, lucky me, it was overbooked. Despite expressing to the airline staff that I had to...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The other day I saw a Groupon for two varicose-vein treatments and compression stockings. If it didn’t have an expiration date, I would have considered buying it. I know my family’s history with those unsightly things and it’s safe to say the future of my calves isn’t looking pretty.
Then there’s the Lasik deal I stayed up until 1 a.m. mulling over last month. While I ultimately decided that if...
Friday, June 10, 2011
When I’m working out in my community gym, I don’t want residents in the clubhouse and pool watching me through floor-to-ceiling windows as I sweat like a pig in a bacon factory. There’s a reason I’m on a treadmill and not laying out in a bikini by the water. Nothin’ to see here, folks!
But I’m the exception.
Most Gen Y renters are looking for visual transparency and connectivity, and as I...