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What’s That Smell? The Story of Sewage in The Basement

Nothing rings in the new year like faulty plumbing and sewage in the basement. First, the apartment starts to smell of dead animals, but we can’t identify where it’s coming from. Colin showers twice, just in case its him, which is honestly hilarious. Then we check the basement, and OH, look. Lake Shiticaca. This comes after…… Continue reading What’s That Smell? The Story of Sewage in The Basement

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New Years Resoloos: The Story of Goals N’at

As always, my New Year’s resolution is, “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ….but don’t get arrested. Also, “Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” …but don’t practice arson. I plan to check off the following as the year goes by: Get scuba certified at Uncle Joe’s Scuba.…… Continue reading New Years Resoloos: The Story of Goals N’at

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Rule #1 – Don’t Panic: The Story of Me Breaking Rule #1

As mandated by my dad, there is one rule in my family and that is don’t panic. I think it’s a good rule, but ironic, as we are all guilty of panic and anxiety. For example, the Christmas tree fell on top of me the other night, and I screamed like I was auditioning for…… Continue reading Rule #1 – Don’t Panic: The Story of Me Breaking Rule #1

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The Struggle of Being Smaller Than Most People… and Several Dog Breeds

I sound like a whiner, but being a shortie with no upper body strength sometimes sucks. I’m not about to file for disability or write a memoir called “My Life Being Mistaken For Your Baby Sister” but I feel like ranting. That’s my prerogative and one of the reasons I have a blog. I’ll keep it…… Continue reading The Struggle of Being Smaller Than Most People… and Several Dog Breeds

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Christmas Angel (No, Not Tim Allen): The Story of Mrs. Claus

As of late, I’ve been in a bit of a blogging slump. Maybe because I’m in the process of moving and have a lot of other stuff on my mind, like the exploding washing machine, which by the way, I’m thinking of writing a two-person *musical about. Or maybe my slump started when the temperature…… Continue reading Christmas Angel (No, Not Tim Allen): The Story of Mrs. Claus

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Birthday Fundraiser: The Story of Sponsoring Juicy

For my birthday, I went out to the bar with an empty tin can and asked for donations. Thankfully, I’m the perfect combination of annoying yet endearing, so most people trusted that I planned to use the money for an Animal Rescue League donation, as opposed to a new couch. (I only considered it for a…… Continue reading Birthday Fundraiser: The Story of Sponsoring Juicy

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25 Lessons Learned by 25: The Story of Getting Older! And Smarter?

It’s my 25th birthday! I feel a reflex to say something about budgets, hangovers, unemployment or “finding myself” as that is the general mish-mash of listicles you’ll find on the internet about your 20s. But it’s more of a gag reflex, so I’ll hold back. Here is an honest list of lessons I’ve learned by…… Continue reading 25 Lessons Learned by 25: The Story of Getting Older! And Smarter?

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Turn and Face the Strange: The Story of Big Life Changes

  After December, I won’t have the same comfy writing contract, which means I have to start the process of awkward phone calls and interviews – “Hi, I’m Emily. Oh, my *skills? I can eat pudding with a fork.” Plus, I’m about to lease an apartment with my boyfriend. These are big changes, and a…… Continue reading Turn and Face the Strange: The Story of Big Life Changes