Monthly Archives: June 2011

Living in NYC is exactly like TV told me it would be like

As you all know, I grew up watching NBC’s Thursday night lineup pretty religiously. I still do. Most of the time, I’d rather watch a rerun of Friends or Seinfeld than a new show. These shows definitely misrepresent life here, … Continue reading

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30-day trials are for infomercials, not jobs

As predicted, I got a phone call on Friday with an offer for the email marketing job I interviewed for last week. I was offered a “content strategist” position, which would involve figuring out the best ways to get emails … Continue reading

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I don’t think this blog is about what you think this blog is about

I realize that for the last few months, my blog content has majorly shifted. This blog is supposed to be about my life in New York City, and what it’s like to live here as someone from the Midwest (and … Continue reading

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How do you communicate to an interviewer that his company sounds shady?

Today (well, yesterday now, technically), I had an interview for an email marketing position. I found the job on LinkedIn, and it happened quickly: I applied in the morning on Monday, received a phone call about it Monday afternoon, and … Continue reading

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Inbox Vigilance

Shortly before I left my last job, my company switched from corporate Gmail to Outlook for its email. I was really upset about it, and even (sort-of jokingly) said that I might quit over it (and when I was laid … Continue reading

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Why don’t I ever post much in June?

Okay, I know. I haven’t written in a while. I’m definitely failing at my “one post a week” goal. And my last post wasn’t even about my life in NY, so I know that I’ve veered away from the original … Continue reading

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Dear Hollywood: Please don’t ruin my favorite YA books (vol. 1)

So, right now, at this very moment, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, one of my favorite books of all time, is being made into a movie. I, for one, am pretty stoked about this. The Perks of Being a … Continue reading

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