My New Boss Is A Complete Nightmare

My New Boss Is A Nightmare via @AussaLorens |HackerNinjaHookerSpyI probably shouldn’t blog about my new boss, but I can’t help it.  Remember how eager I was to get rid of the last guy?  I even threw him the most awkward retirement party the world has ever seen.  Well now my new boss is a woman—which felt like a victory at first.  I hoped for feminist badassery, mentorship and an end to the chronic misogyny of this godforsaken place. 

You know how well my hopes usually work out.  [Read more…]

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How To Be A Cool Kid

How To Be A Cool Kid via @AussaLorensA while back I got some shade thrown my way.  Some of it was at me specifically, but most of it was vague and ambiguous and the sort of thing 97 out of a hundred people will always assume is directed at them. Either way, it left an unpleasant taste in my mouth.  I’m accustomed to random trolls who tell me my eyes are bulbous, my writing shallow, and I’m much fatter or skinnier than they thought.  But the “you’re just a cool kid” thing?  It triggers me into full-blown KILL. [Read more…]

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I Will Never Feel Safe Again

I Will Never Feel Safe Again via @AussaLorens

I may be the only person in the entire world who enjoys writing thank you notes.  I feel like they’re an opportunity to say nice things to people without having to actually speak the words—you just write some words down and someone else delivers it for you.  Writing + Laziness = my favorite thing ever. [Read more…]

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I Paid a Hipster To Write This Poem About Me

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A couple weeks ago Alex and I went to some sort of outdoor food festival thing.  I’m not really sure what it was called or what it was for, but it made us feel very social and very cool.  We spent the rest of the weekend patting each other on the back like “Look at us! We left the house, and it wasn’t just to go buy Cheezits!”

I like to save my extrovert points for things like BlogU because any time you leave the house you run the risk of running into someone you know.  [Read more…]

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What I’ve Learned After Six Weeks of Marriage

Full Width Blog Image (1)Alex and I have been married for six weeks and I imagine you’re super sick of hearing about it.  I promise I’ve been holding back and trying to be on my best behavior—just like he and I did for the first week or so.  Now we’re back to our old ways: He’s keeping his clothes in the dryer and I have about 3 dozen K-cups stacked beside the Keurig because 18 inches is just too far to carry them to the trash bin.

The other day he asked if we could take my car when we went grocery shopping.

“Sure,” I said. “But we’ll have to stop by a dumpster if you want to use the trunk.  I put some trash in there because I wanted the house to look clean.” [Read more…]

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This is What Really Goes On at a Blog Conference

Full Width Blog Image (10)I was a first time attendee at BlogU last weekend in Baltimore. When I checked in, the guy at the front desk asked whether I was traveling for business or pleasure and I wasn’t sure what to say— obviously this is all very fun, but I also want to write for a living.  I navigated this dichotomy by saying something along the lines of “I’m drunk right now!” [Read more…]

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The Doctor Told Me I Have a “Mass”

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A couple weeks ago I was brunching at some hipster place, sucking down mimosas, when someone repeatedly stabbed me in the gut.  At least, that’s what it felt like.  For half an hour I was doubled over, wincing while trying to make charming conversation.  The whole time I was thinking “All I want to do is go to the Apple Store after this.  But I think I need to go to the hospital.”

But of course I didn’t go to the hospital—You know me, I’d rather bleed to death first.  [Read more…]

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Your “Oops Text” Isn’t Fooling Anyone

Full Width Blog Image (3)It’s possible I have a bit of a problem with snooping.  I don’t do it with people who are within my circle of trust—like Alex or any of my friends—but the rest of the randoms who fill my living hours?  Totally fair game. 

Back when I worked for AT&T we did this all the time.  I can’t caution you enough to NEVER let a cell phone employee take your phone “in the back.”  That’s just fancy speak for “copy all your nudies and bank account info.”  It’s sad what you can learn when you have access to someone’s phone—extramarital affairs, plots to overthrow the government, debilitating credit card debt.  I’ve seen it all. [Read more…]

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My Wedding Photos Are Finally Here

Untitled design (7)Alex and I got married about a thousand years ago and have already had at least half a dozen near-death experiences.  It’s about time we finally get our wedding photos back.  I want you to know– despite the fact these photos look like fairy tale magic– that at least one AT&T tech support rep was threatened in order for them to reach you.  There was also a minor meltdown that led me to flee the house during a thunderstorm, laptop tucked under my arm, and oaths sworn about my need for “NON SHITTY WIFI.” [Read more…]

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I Am The Master of Death and It’s Hilarious

funnyblogSo I have to thank you guys—I won the Indie Chicks 2015 Badass Blog Award for Funniest Blog.   Last year I won for “Biggest Girl Crush Blog” so I guess you no longer have a crush on me and are just laughing at me.  It’s a huge honor, though mildly baffling.  I never set out to be funny.  My first post was about drinking “an cup of wine”  because I’d found out my psycho ex was going to dispute the restraining order I’d already had against him for a year. [Read more…]

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10 Terrible Things I’ve Done on an Airplane

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Alex and I recently flew to Costa Rica for our honeymoon, which made me nostalgic for all the terrible things I’ve done on airplanes. Unfortunately, poor Alex has vertigo which means he doesn’t want to participate in shenanigans or get schwasted on miniature bottles of Cab Sav. This is truly unfortunate, given the fact I’ve done all of the following at least once: [Read more…]

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