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  • Damage Control

    I got out of a real jam last month. After five years in the same apartment, my roommate and I were moving out. She was recently engaged and moving in with her fiancé. I was 90 percent happy for her, 10 percent being all, ‘WHAT IS HAPPENING?!’ Fine, 80/20.  Point is, I was more happy for her than I wasn’t. But her exciting news meant not only looking for a new apartment of my own, but reconciling...
  • You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me

    We’d all like to think we’re irreplaceable at work. Pray tell, who will write blogs about their dream of falling in love at a summer camp when I’m gone? Who will start a small shoe collection under their desk? Who will hang Christmas ornaments from the branches of a dead bonsai on their office window sill?  No seriously—tell me who. But while I clearly can’t be replaced, the same isn’t always...
  • The Doctor Is In The House

    I have a bad habit of passing out at inopportune medical moments. Most recently, I took one of my short “naps” after getting the flu shot at work. Let’s just say that when I came to, coworkers surrounding me, I was very pleased with my decision to wear leggings under my dress that morning. It’s hard to remain ladylike when you faint. Fortunately, California residents who share my subconscious...
  • The Time is Now

    In college I took a frozen pizza out of the oven—only partially thawed—because I couldn’t wait any longer. It was horrible and cold and, well, frozen, but it still seemed better than the alternative. The alternative being patience. According to multifamily consultant Lisa Trosien, presenter of October 8’s Webinar Wednesday, “The Path of Lease Resistance,” we live in a microwave society. My...

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