Thursday, October 23, 2014
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...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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...
Thursday, October 2, 2014
God bless the 1980s.
I was fortunate enough to be born in 1986, smack dab in the middle of all the big shoulder pads, bad perms and enough Top Gun gems to carry us into the aughts.
It was a simpler time, really. You turned on the TV and everybody knew your name, The Huxtables reigned supreme and an old broad on a typewriter was solving mysteries. Oh, to be 1986 again.
Valerie Hayman Sklar
Friday, September 19, 2014
To get noticed in a busy college town with many student housing options, sometimes you’ve got to make a little noise. Literally.
It was the fall of 2013 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and the Middle Tennessee State University fall semester was in session. Days were shorter. Temperatures were cooler. Leaves were turning. And the MTSU students were eagerly anticipating the start of basketball season...