Thoughts on Resorts and Theme Parks

Thoughts on Resorts and Theme Parks

I’m a huge advocate for exploring the local culture when you travel and getting away from the tourist traps, including resorts and theme parks.  Going out to explore gives you a chance to see how people live and learn about humanity.  However, I also really enjoy visiting resorts and attractions close to me.  The trick is to minimize spending and maximize fun.

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Behind the Scenes: Rejection

Behind the Scenes: Rejection

As you advance in your career, the onus will be on you to call the shots.  Sometimes, that involves rejecting perfectly good applicants from a program they are overqualified for.  In these situations, it’s really important to remember how you felt in the past so that you can help them move forward in the future.

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Transmission Failure: Instructions for Airbnb Guests

Transmission Failure: Instructions for Airbnb Guests

There is no way to sugar coat it.  Guests don’t read the house manual provided online, and often they ignore the house rules section, too.  The number one way to combat this is to have instructions in a guidebook at your house (and posted notices as necessary).  Hopefully that gets the point across to the guests who are harder to communicate with than an alien from outer space.

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Long Hair Nightmare

Long Hair Nightmare

As I was roaming the aisles aimlessly at Marshall’s, one of my favorite discount home goods stores, I stumbled across a Keratin shampoo and conditioner.  I thought about all the articles I’ve read saying Keratin is great for keeping hair healthy and strong, and the ends of my hair were a bit dry, so I thought it might be worth the $12 per bottle.  Not exactly an expensive experiment, especially since my usual Aussie is $5 per bottle for approximately the same size.  So onward, for science!

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Adventures with Engagement Rings

Adventures with Engagement Rings

Huge kudos to my partner for nailing my ring.  Having never been engagement ring shopping before, I had no idea of what I wanted.  I like clean lines and delicate details.  I definitely wanted something durable (I’m accident prone, although my partner kindly calls me all-terrain).  Most importantly, I knew that I wanted something custom that came from the heart.

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