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I didn’t make a list of New Years Resolutions. This was partly for ideological reasons, partly because I just didn’t get it together in time. In any case, my New Years Resolutions rarely ever work, likely because they end up as nebulous, abstract concepts like “wear more hats.” In 2011, I made a list of … Continue reading

Disorienting Things About Los Angeles: A List

I’ve been home for several weeks now. In the first few days of my return though, a number of things I had previously taken for granted in Los Angeles baffled me. 1. Multi-colored Suburbans. In DC, Suburbans are almost always black and almost always driven by Secret Service. 2. Lights blinking yellow. Where’s the red … Continue reading

Some Observations About D.C.

1. People introduce themselves with their name and title.  “Hello, I’m so-and-so, Assistant Undersecretary to the Associate Legislative Assistant on the Subcommittee for Pipe Drainage Reform.” Yes, I made that title up. Yes, people really introduce themselves with their job and position. It’s weird. 2. The longer a person’s title is, the less important he or … Continue reading

Poor Posting Excuses

Some of you (by “some,” I mean my core group of five or so readers) may have noticed that my posting frequency has become more and more sporadic. This is for a variety of reasons: I work full-time. From 9:15 AM to 5:45 PM Monday thru Friday, I intern at a political magazine here in … Continue reading

Embarrassing Minor Mishaps of the Last 24 Hours

1. I ran into a glass door. Unfortunately, this happens to me on a fairly regular basis. I have awful depth perception, so I usually think the door is a little further away than it actually is. One time in high school, I split my lip running into a glass door. This time wasn’t quite … Continue reading

Summer Vacation: A Recap

Today marks my final day of summer vacation. Tomorrow morning I will wake up at 4 A.M. to board a 6:30 flight to Washington, D.C. Please wish me luck. I’ll need it. Back to your feature presentation: I spent summer vacation back home in Los Angeles where the crazy never stops and the stories are … Continue reading

10 Misconceptions I Formed Growing Up in Los Angeles

1. All attractive people are (aspiring) actors. 2. Vaguely recognize someone? Probably from a TV show. 3. Waiters and waitresses are aspiring actors and musicians. I truly believed this one until I was 14. The concept of waitressing as a long-term career still baffles me. 4. The largest possible size one can reach is a … Continue reading