When you’ve got more time than money, binge on TV

Time. Time is on my side. Yes it is. What happens when you have way too much time and no income to speak of?

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Rest is for the weak

I used to be a morning person. I used to love to go to bed early and wake up early. Perhaps, I only did it because my mother valued that ability. Maybe I only did it out of necessity. When my daughter was young, I had no choice but to bend to her schedule.

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Looking for a job is a lot like online dating

Most people hate first dates. You have to bring your best self but still be your real self. You are reading them as much as they are reading you.

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Let’s eat to suppress our desires

So many restaurants, so little time. I’m in Oakland and I’m hungry. HELP!

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Making the most of funemployment is impossible

The saying, the grass is always greener comes to mind. When I worked only 80% time and decided to voluntarily go up to 90% time, it felt right. When I then decided to take it to the next level and give myself at 10% raise once again, my friends all warned me I would regret it. Who gets the luxury of working less?

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Oakland has some great beer bars

I like beer. Sometimes I even make my own. If there is one thing that Oakland has been great at lately, it is coming up with new beer places. One way that my friends like to experience beer places is to have a crawl. Oakland has a great landscape for a crawl. Let’s go over the obvious route.

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Getting laid off, no matter the reason, really sucks

You know that feeling that you are just barely making it? You are doing it but if one more thing were to go wrong, you could lose your shit. Well, imagine that, plus the pending holidays and on top of it all you unexpectedly lose your job of 14 years with only 3 days notice. You feel that?

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