On How to Repair a Car That Isn't Yours

I drove a Beetle. Things on it broke often and were extraordinarily expensive to replace. I don't miss it, not even the convertible bit.

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:38 am 0

On 10 Days in California for $500

You have really nice friends!

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 5:52 pm 0

On Every Job I've Had: City Paper, Biking in Jorts, and The World's Largest Design Firm

@honey cowl OMG I did not make it clear enough in this piece that I DO NOT THINK THE WEST COAST IS THE BEST COAST. The East Coast is the best! I said in a comment above that if I got a job in D.C., I wouldn't leave! But I didn't! So I'm leaving! TWLDF has a D.C. office and I am hoping desperately that I can transfer into it after a few years. I am a snobbish, foul-tempered East Coast exceptionalist, and I would like everyone to know that.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 12:03 am 2

On Every Job I've Had: City Paper, Biking in Jorts, and The World's Largest Design Firm

@Thingamabob I was totally applying to things outside of my reach! I think companies will generally take less experience (except for SFMTA, which sent me back an email that was like, "Your verified three years and one months' experience is less than the required four years"), but there's also just tons and tons of people out there with those 10 years or whatever. I am very, very skeptical about the West Coast. I love D.C. and would have preferred to stay here, but didn't get a job here. My boyfriend is a bonus, but I am truly doing this for a job. So we'll see! Thank you and good luck to you, too.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:22 pm 0

On Every Job I've Had: City Paper, Biking in Jorts, and The World's Largest Design Firm

@kellyography Thanks, and good luck. This process took me about three months, but I applied to a lot. So ymmv.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm 0

On Every Job I've Had: City Paper, Biking in Jorts, and The World's Largest Design Firm

@AitchBee This made me :) :) :) Thanks!

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm 0

On Every Job I've Had: City Paper, Biking in Jorts, and The World's Largest Design Firm

@Blondsak Thank you!

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:16 pm 0

On Every Job I've Had: City Paper, Biking in Jorts, and The World's Largest Design Firm

@Carmen Aiken@facebook Thank you! And, yeah, I do LOL about it---and talk to my friends about it often (I have an urbanist-y bunch of acquaintances). I can't lie, it is attractive to me to be in San Francisco while there is such agita about gentrification and displacement. My work in D.C. was specifically about a neighborhood that COULD gentrify, but likely wouldn't (at least in the way that we recognize gentrification) for awhile. So it's kind of a flip.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:16 pm 0

On Every Job I've Had: City Paper, Biking in Jorts, and The World's Largest Design Firm

@Carmen Aiken@facebook Agree w/this. I know maybe two people who have gotten relocation out of about 15 or so who have left D.C. in the past year.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm 1

On Every Job I've Had: City Paper, Biking in Jorts, and The World's Largest Design Firm

@garli @crane The people I know who get job offers through LinkedIn also work in really specific industries that are distinctly not communications.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:11 pm 0