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  • Watching “Pretty Woman” for the 90th Time Sure Beats Repainting a Room

    When my last roommate moved out, I had the pleasure of helping to repaint her tangerine-colored bedroom back to its original, glorious shade of off-white. I’m all for roommate bonding, but I’d prefer that it involve a box of (rather cheap) wine and my 90th screening of Pretty Woman, not toxic fumes and three coats of primer. Wielding a giant paint roller over my head, I initially felt very free...
  • It's a Risk I'm Willing to Take NOT

    I had a scary thing happen to me last month. And I need to share it with all of you. I happened to stop by a community while visiting family over the holidays. I pass it all the time when I am traveling to see my parents, and have always wanted to stop by. So, I finally did. It taught me a valuable lesson. And it can teach one to you as well. The office was clean and well maintained. I was...
  • Smile, You’re On NAA’s Candid Camera!

    If you want a free trip to Las Vegas, here’s your chance. In recognition of National Apartment Careers Month in February, the NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) is calling for submissions for its “Get Reel” Career Video Challenge posted on YouTube, where you are eligible to win a trip to the 2011 NAA Conference & Exposition in Sin City. All you have to do is submit a 30- to 60-second video...
  • How To Clean Up A Broken CFL

    Ask your typical apartment maintenance person what a CFL is and they’ll tell you, why of course it’s the Canadian Football League, where undersized football stars go to finish their careers!  While that is true, in the ever more green, sustainable, eco-friendly, low carbon footprint, renewable and recyclable world of business these days, a CFL is actually a compact fluorescent lightbulb. CFL’s...

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