Category Archive: Life and Living

Jun 23 2013

Keeping Up with the (Tech-Savvy) Joneses

I’m not a terribly tech-savvy person. Creating this very blog was an act of rocket science that would not have been possible without the help of some computer-geek friends. I mean, I’m more technologically advanced than, say, my parents (my mom once asked me if I’d seen anything interesting on FaceTube lately) but that’s not …

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May 19 2013

From Beer Pong to Bounce Houses – Partying at 30

In your 20s, an invitation to a birthday party almost inevitably constitutes an invitation to drink too much, act a little stupid and regret it all over a Denny’s Grand Slam the next morning. Among your biggest pre-party concerns: What do I wear? Is my ex going to be there? Should I bring the 12- …

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Oct 31 2012

How Adults Have Taken Over Halloween

Halloween: It’s not just for kids anymore. According to this recent article in USA Today, a record $8 billion was spent by U.S. consumers this Halloween – mostly by adults, for adults. The holiday ranks No. 2, after Christmas, in consumer spending for decorations, and grown-ups are now forking out more money for their own …

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Oct 15 2012

30 Ways You Know You’re 30

You have a bedtime again. There are certain foods you can no longer eat after 9 p.m. You have 10 different anti-aging creams in your medicine cabinet, just to be prepared. You hear your favorite song from high school playing at the grocery store. You’ve sustained at least one injury whilst sleeping. You refer to …

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Sep 18 2012

DIY: 30 Sucks Party Favor

Know someone getting ready to celebrate their 30th? You can rub it in with this cute do-it-yourself party favor. I came across this idea during a late night perusing Pinterest and decided to make my own for a friend’s recent birthday. It’s super simple. All you need is a box, colored paper, floral foam, glue, …

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Sep 13 2012

The Turning 30 To-Do List: Mission (Mostly) Accomplished

Welp, I did it. I turned 30! It wasn’t that hard, really. In fact it was so easy I did it in my sleep. So now what? A few people have asked me what I plan to do with my blog now that I’ve officially left my 20s behind. To them I say: Now the …

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Aug 26 2012

My Life in Boxes

Moving to a new place is one of those things that forces you to take stock of your life, mostly because you’re trying to cram that life into the dozen dilapidated cardboard boxes you found behind the grocery store. Whether you’re moving to a new town or into the apartment next door, it’s a time …

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Aug 14 2012

The 30th Birthday Party

The 30th birthday doesn’t generate a tremendous amount of attention, at least not compared to other major birthday milestones. It doesn’t come with any legal rite of passage, it’s not a Super Sweet anything and it’s a bit premature for over-the-hill jabs. Still, it seems there ought to be some sort of recognition of the …

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Jul 10 2012

Don’t Call Me Ma’am

I work at a university, surrounded by gaggles of fresh-faced youth, eager to soak up as much knowledge, life experience and Pabst Blue Ribbon as they can. It’s an energizing place to work. Until, of course, a zygote dressed in Abercrombie reminds you just how young you’re not. It happened to me a few months …

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Jul 05 2012

Bit by the Travel Bug

I’m pleased to announce that I’m able to cross one of the big-ticket items off my OMG I’m About to Turn 30 Last-Minute to-do List. I recently returned from my very first trip overseas, and all I can say is WOOHOO! Why didn’t I do this sooner? I was fortunate enough to explore Greece with …

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