Category Archives: Commentary

We’re Not in the OC Anymore, Toto

So I’ve moved again. And after a very official two-hands-and-two-feet count I can now claim to have lived in nineteen homes across six states and spanning three continents. I could blame Military Dad or Traveling Mom but seven of these … Continue reading

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The Dos and Don’ts of Foolin’

The scene is Christmas Day 1991. Snow falls in the Chicago suburbs as an eleven year old girl in red snowman socks (that she still owns) wakes up at 7AM and runs to the tree to scope out the loot. … Continue reading

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How to Let Yourself Go During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for guilt. From too-many-drumsticks guilt to you-have-a-present-for-me-and-I-don’t-have-a-present-for-you guilt, we all indulge in some good old fashioned self-shaming during the holidays. From the moment the school supplies go on clearance to make way for the Iron Man costumes, … Continue reading

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How to Move Five Minutes Away

Shortly after celebrating my three year move-aversary from my Arizona house to my gorgeous California resort-style apartment, I mentally calculated the fortune I’ve been putting into nothing since 2010. Since I couldn’t go back in time and buy a Tesla, … Continue reading

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Milestones

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of my move to California. As a former Army brat and current wanderer, I’ve had more than my share of move-aversaries. So this milestone may be a lame one, but I’m taking it anyways – … Continue reading

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How to be Brilliantly Vague: Corporate Jargon Part 2

I once had a professor who enjoyed incorporating unnecessarily lengthy words in his lectures. At first he sounded brilliant and I hung on his every really long word. Alas, this was a class in accounting rather than rhetoric, so it … Continue reading

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Better Never Than Early

I recently discovered this pretty nifty little device called an iPhone – it’s kind of like an iPod but you can make calls on it and apparently it’s all the rage. I decided I should probably buy one and I’m … Continue reading

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