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  • NAA Hits the Small Screen

    I’m a bit of a local celebrity. As you may recall from previous blogs, I’ve had some air time on what we in the biz like to call the “small screen.” That’s television for the layfolk. My screen credits include a starring role in a recycling commercial that ran on Nickelodeon in the spring of 1997. I’m not saying I was a big deal, but people saw me while they were eating breakfast in the morning....
  • 13 Worst States To Be A Burglar

    It might seem hard to burgle an apartment—after all, you definitely know your neighbors. You might be able to hear them through that one wall you share. You've probably chatted by the mailboxes or gone to the holiday party in the lobby. When you live that close, you really know your building, and it's easy to spot someone who's not supposed to be there. Right?While you might have a thousand eyes...
  • Don't Mess With These Gals

    After lone-wolfing it my first semester of college and frequently wandering by myself, I decided to take a self-defense class. My brother told me I had the weakest punch of anyone he’d ever met in his life, and while I disagreed with this wholeheartedly, I figured some technical instruction couldn’t hurt. For the next eight Thursdays, I walked to the student center and listened closely as a...
  • 27 Going On 72

    I love Bingo and I’m not afraid to say it.  In fact, one highlight of my family’s annual beach vacation to Chincoteague, Va., is going to the town carnival at least three times to play Bingo. It’s a scene straight out of “The Andy Griffith Show”, with the town’s elderly volunteer fireman calling out the numbers and making inappropriate remarks whenever they get O-69. But the big thrill of the...

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