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  • Canned Chili and Burned Popcorn: The Perfect Ingredients For a Potential Lease Violation

    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...
  • NAA’s Featured Blogger Says Goodbye

    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...
  • If Residents Are Re-Enacting Scenes From “Titanic,” Consider Heating Your Pool

    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...
  • We’re Onto Your Game, Mona Lisa

    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,...

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