Tuesday, May 17, 2016
A few months ago I ordered $200 worth of business cards for a webseries I write on the side. To play it safe, I had them sent straight to my friend in New York, where I could pick them up when I arrived later that week for filming. I pulled up the most recent address she sent in an email—having recently moved—and placed my order.
But as I drove up that Friday, I had a gnawing feeling that...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
I know someone who—after a series of email “incidents”, shall we say—set up her work inbox to send all emails on a three-minute delay. We’ll call it the post-Janet Jackson Super Bowl approach to office life.
While I’ve had the good fortune of an A+ report card for work correspondence—save a few delayed responses that all begin with “my apologies”—I can’t say the same for my personal email.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
My best friend owns a Roomba—one of those horrifying robot vacuums that come to life in the middle of the night while you’re “safely” tucked into bed. I’m not into it.
Sure, the tiny machine can get in all the nooks and crannies of your house without damaging the furniture and do the cleaning for you, but I’m also pretty sure this was the plot of a Goosebumps book I read when I was 10.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
November marked my post-modern birth. I bought my first smartphone.
After years of holding steadfast to my tried and true flip phone—insisting that I had a better quality of life and was more connected to the real world—I caved. I got an iPhone 6. And you know what? I love the damn thing.
Granted, my quality of life—as predicted—has diminished. When I’m not on my phone, I’m thinking about being...