APTly Spoken Blog

  • Landscaping: A Different Kind of Green

    Last July I purchased my first home, and since then I’ve been scouring the place for upgrades that will increase my efficiency to save money long term. I started with easy things like replacing all of the high-flow faucet aerators, swapping out 65 watt incandescent lighting for 9.5 watt LEDs, and replacing the existing appliances from the 90s with ENERGY STAR® qualified models. After all that was...
  • Papa-paparazzi

    Be cool. Just be COOL. Easier said than done when Bill Rancic is calling your office... But let me take a step back. I’ve always had what some might describe as paparazzi tendencies. I get very star-struck when I see or talk to anyone who has been on TV for upwards of two minutes and my body simply shuts down.  This first occurred in high school when my mom and I spotted Tom Cavanaugh, star of...
  • One Flew Over the Crazy Ant's Nest

    “Son of a b****, there are maggots!” I can still hear my mom yelling this when I was eight years old. She’d driven my younger brother and me to the gas station to vacuum our grey Oldsmobile, only to lift up the back seats and discover several white maggots, the sight of which produced instantaneous dry heaving.  Courtesy www.reactiongifs.com This was, of course, our fault. You can only drop so...
  • All In a Day's Work

    On first glance, some of my past job experience has no correlation to my current work as a Staff Writer and Manager of Public Relations. But don’t be fooled—I was groomed at a young age for this business. Consider some of my early jobs: 1. Library assistant. In elementary school, the fifth graders were given the “privilege” of working one of several jobs each morning during homeroom. Looking back...

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