APTly Spoken Blog

  • NAA’s Featured Blogger Says Goodbye

    Writing about your friends and family, it turns out, is a tricky thing. When I started doing my weekly blog for APTly Spoken, I wanted to create material that was fresh and funny—something that really pushed the envelope. Unfortunately, I’ve pushed a little too hard. Last week my mom and dad finally printed out all of my blogs and settled in for an afternoon of light reading. The trouble is...
  • If Residents Are Re-Enacting Scenes From “Titanic,” Consider Heating Your Pool

    I always loved swimming in my grandma’s pool in Maryland, but the water was absolutely freezing. It wasn’t exactly Titanic cold, but if Rose were there, I would have put up a good fight for that piece of wood she hogged while Jack froze to death. Needless to say, I was never in any rush to dive into the water. Then one day, after pacing around the deck of the pool for several minutes, I decided...
  • Yup, Me and Jewel (the country singer) Could Do Our Laundry Together

    Whenever America’s favorite snaggle-toothed singer, Jewel, talks about her past life as a homeless person living out of her car, I picture her in an environment very similar to that of my 1996 Jeep. A co-worker who will remain nameless (Michelle) once likened the contents of my car to something you would see on Hoarders. While I respectfully disagree, I will admit I could survive quite...
  • Three Common Facebook Abuses: What’s Not to Like

    It started innocently enough. I was visiting the Facebook page from a friend from my high school days and wanted to write on his wall and I noticed a familiar multifamily housing industry face on the “mutual” friends’ section. I was intrigued. Was it possible that one of my industry colleagues knew my friend, Ed? The one who sat across the aisle from me in Calculus? Who married his high-school...

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