Thursday, April 7, 2011
Microwave popcorn is pretty straightforward. You take the bag out of the wrapper, put it in the microwave right-side up, and remove it when the kernels have popped. All things considered, it’s an easy task for the average college-educated professional.
Then again, I never claimed to be average.
Just this week I destroyed my third bag of popcorn this year, unable to grasp a very valuable lesson...
Friday, April 1, 2011
Writing about your friends and family, it turns out, is a tricky thing.
When I started doing my weekly blog for APTly Spoken, I wanted to create material that was fresh and funny—something that really pushed the envelope. Unfortunately, I’ve pushed a little too hard.
Last week my mom and dad finally printed out all of my blogs and settled in for an afternoon of light reading. The trouble is...
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I always loved swimming in my grandma’s pool in Maryland, but the water was absolutely freezing. It wasn’t exactly Titanic cold, but if Rose were there, I would have put up a good fight for that piece of wood she hogged while Jack froze to death.
Needless to say, I was never in any rush to dive into the water. Then one day, after pacing around the deck of the pool for several minutes, I decided...
Thursday, March 17, 2011
When a picture of an apartment community that’s advertised on the Internet is blurry or taken from far away, I don’t assume a poorly trained photographer is to blame. I assume this is a place, if seen in person, that would haunt my dreams. Coincidentally, the same logic can be applied to online dating profiles.
To improve your community’s image, hire a good photographer who will take stunning,...