Archive for September 2014

On a Bus: Helping out isn't always helpful

He was a normal looking guy. Sitting near the back exit of the bus. Minding his own business. A little bit fidgety, but nothing out of the ordinary. As the bus began to fill up, the aisle becoming a sea of shoulder to shoulder forced intimate arrangements, I looked over and noticed Normal Looking Guy... Read more »

Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

This simple spaghetti sauce recipe is easy to pull together, pretty cheap and will convey a message of, “I tried, but not too hard.” Before you read any further, head to your spice cabinet. If one of your most exotic spices is Garlic Salt, this recipe is absolutely for you. But if you have a... Read more »

Train Travel: Reading, Romance and Reconsideration

In Richard Linklater’s film Before Sunrise, two young attractive strangers (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) meet each other on a train and Hawke convinces her to hop off in Vienna and spend the day with him. She says yes, what follows is arguably the best (and only?) romantic movie trilogy ever made. There is no... Read more »
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Airplane Travel: to recline or not to recline that is the question

Hidden behind the more serious conflicts like Barack Obama vs. the Islamic State or the NFL vs. Every Possible Scandal has been a strange outbreak in the sky that has turned pilots into frustrated fathers, looking over their shoulders shouting, “If you don’t knock it off, I’m turning this plane around. Seriously, ALRIGHT, I’m landing... Read more »

College Advice: Living with Night Owls, Early Birds and Naked Roommates

My apologies to anyone who searched ‘Naked Roommates’ and ended up here. Prepare to be severely disappointed. The last four weeks have been a journey through freshmen year, specifically advice on sharing a dorm room. If you’re new to the series, feel free to catch up here, here and here. My general thesis is that... Read more »