Tell Me About Yourself: A Guide to Standing Out

As I write this I am suffering, partly because one of my coworkers was kind enough to bring her kid's illness to work, but mostly because I am trying to write a personal statement for my grad school applications. I am crippled by my inability to share why I am better than everyone else in … Continue reading Tell Me About Yourself: A Guide to Standing Out

Online Pick-up Lines: A Guide to Grabbing Someone’s Attention

I'm trying my luck at meeting people on the Internet. I don't have the opportunity to meet men through any of my jobs (though the guy with incurable jock itch nearly had a chance when I discovered I was the cause of his tachycardia) and it's no fun to go out in the prowl alone … Continue reading Online Pick-up Lines: A Guide to Grabbing Someone’s Attention

The Celebrity Nextdoor: A Guide to Getting Close without Stalking 

When I was a kid my parents played softball at the horseshow grounds with a bunch folks from our little town. This seems like a dumb story, but the point of it it that one of the softball players was none other than famed actor Robert Duvall (you know, Boo Radley) and that's pretty cool. … Continue reading The Celebrity Nextdoor: A Guide to Getting Close without Stalking