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  • Like a Kid In a Candy Store

    Sometimes I blackout when I eat. I mean, not actually blackout—but it feels very similar. I go into a sort of food coma when presented with a table full of free goodies, eating one after the other in assembly line fashion: move hand to candy, un-wrap candy, put in mouth, repeat. I would have made a stellar Lucy Ricardo. I would also be 800 pounds if I lived in one of Mark Tarses’ Berkeley, Calif...
  • (Units) Video Killed The Radio Star

    Although we prefer cash, Frank Mauck and I will also accept checks and money orders. You see, this month marks the 1st Anniversary of our monthly "units in a Minute" video series. I guess time flies when you’re an amateur director. Over the course of 12 months, we’ve certainly learned a lot of valuable lessons. I know I have. For example, I’ve learned that if I have an iced coffee 30 minutes...
  • We've All Gone Mad

    I’m often accused of putting myself in ridiculous situations just to get a good story out of it. I beg to differ—though the evidence is rather damning. I guess I didn’t, for example, have to rent one bedroom of a two-bedroom apartment just to “save a little money” while vacationing in San Diego. I spent those two nights sharing a bedroom wall—and a bathroom—with a total stranger who believed in “...
  • Will You Accept This Rose…And Rent Increase?

    Next Monday is the season finale of “The Bachelorette.” Naturally, I’m an emotional wreck. Despite the upheaval in my personal life, I still managed to cover July 24th’s Webinar Wednesday, “Dollars and Rents: How to Navigate Your Residents Through the Changing Rental Market”—which, coincidentally, discussed my favorite show. According to Webinar moderator Rommel Anacan, President of the...

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