Thursday, April 21, 2016
I know someone who—after a series of email “incidents”, shall we say—set up her work inbox to send all emails on a three-minute delay. We’ll call it the post-Janet Jackson Super Bowl approach to office life.
While I’ve had the good fortune of an A+ report card for work correspondence—save a few delayed responses that all begin with “my apologies”—I can’t say the same for my personal email.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
I went to Europe last summer for the first time since I studied abroad nine years ago. In those nine years, I lost all foreign language competency.
This became apparent as soon as I picked up our rental car and began driving on the German autobahn, which essentially is a lawless free-for-all sprinkled here and there with speed limits.
Unfortunately, I did not crack open a guide book ahead of...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
November marked my post-modern birth. I bought my first smartphone.
After years of holding steadfast to my tried and true flip phone—insisting that I had a better quality of life and was more connected to the real world—I caved. I got an iPhone 6. And you know what? I love the damn thing.
Granted, my quality of life—as predicted—has diminished. When I’m not on my phone, I’m thinking about being...
Thursday, October 22, 2015
I recently played Cupid. It didn’t work out so well.
A few weeks ago a friend casually mentioned that he saw a girl performing in an improv show where we take classes, and he thought she was cute. With nothing more to go on than “she has bangs and a darker complexion,” I went to work stalking the hell out of this poor girl. Facebook, Google, improv class email threads; I vowed to find her.