Archive for the 'Etc.' Category

The Obligatory New Year’s Reflection Post

Friday, January 6th, 2012

I’m not the most introspective person in the world, but I felt compelled this year to join those who intentionally look back at the year that has just passed. I am, however, a somewhat lazy person, so I’m going to do this list-y style. Or, as my new favorite writer Mindy Kaling calls it in […]

How to Clean a Jute Rug

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Jute [joot] – a vaguely natural fiber woven devil material that cannot, repeat, cannot be cleaned In just 21 easy steps: Move into a sublet for the summer so that you confuse your dog and she doesn’t know how to ask outside to go to the bathroom. Also this way you can lose money from […]

Yes, and…

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Depending on your tastes and personality, when you hear the word “improv,” you may have feelings of delight, nausea, extreme humiliation, terror, discomfort, annoyance and excitement. It’s probably a safe bet that all that was swirling around when my coworkers and I took an improv class together last week as part of our staff retreat. […]

Stuck in a Funky Rut

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Until today, I had written exactly one blog post in the last three months. Why? Because I was summering at our estate on Lake Como, having  dinner parties with George Clooney and eating pizza and pasta and red wine at every meal, which, in Italy, is actually considered perfectly healthy and causes you to lose […]

Overly Obvious But Still Necessary Tips to Landing an Internship

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I’ve now been through the internship hiring process four times and have noticed the same trends keep popping up. Despite all the career training and resources offered, some students still seem totally unprepared for the interview or even the application process. And others completely shine. So in the interest of saving everyone a little time and […]

Social Media Protesting and Arizona’s Immigration Bill

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Arizona’s controversial immigration bill, SB1070 was just signed into law last Friday, but its social media footprint has already been firmly established.  Search “SB1070” on Facebook, and you’ll find 37 Pages, 89 Groups and 55 events (each with their own branding, of course) dedicated to the new law, both for and against it. The term […]

What Julia Sugarbaker Taught Us About Writing

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

I was so sad to wake up this morning to the news of Dixie Carter’s death. I loved watching her on Designing Women when I was a kid–I even went through a phase where I was sure I’d be an interior designer. Her portrayal of a sophisticated, intelligent and feisty Southern woman was hilarious and […]

Out of the Ordinary Things I’ve Done Since Moving to Tucson

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

One of the things I’ve been struck by since moving to Tucson is how a change of scenery forces you to do things you’ve never even considered before. I knew life would be different here, but I didn’t take into account how the fact of living in a new city and meeting a whole new set […]

Making Time for Creativity Every Day

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Maybe I’m still on a SXSW-inspiration high, or it’s just because I finally finished Anne Lamott’s excellent book on writing and creativity, Bird by Bird, but I decided to start a new project that builds regular creativity into my life. It’s the Photo 365 Project: My life in pictures. Every day. And it’s exactly what […]

16 Things I Love About Baseball

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I used to think the first line of our national anthem was “Jose can you see,” because we sang it at Astros games and their star player was Jose Cruz.   Craig Biggio. Singing. What other sport gets 30,000 people to stretch their legs in the middle of a game and join in chorus to […]

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