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Category Archives: Personal Safety

Slowpoke or Die Trying

It was the summer of 2013. I was driving to visit my then boyfriend, who lived out in the boonies of Southwest Virginia. A lovely area, I was not thoroughly practiced in driving there and thus, was driving a bit more carefully than I normally did. My GPS, Saxton Hale, had crisply told me in … Read More

Baby You’re a Firework

  On a day when we celebrate what makes America great—lite beer, freedom, greasy food, and baseball—we often end the celebrations with fireworks. Our most favorite Chinese appropriated pastime, fireworks, are both beautiful and dangerous, and like moths to flames we gravitate towards those stands that pop up at the end of every June. While … Read More

Bombs Away!

I want to preface this post with a small disclaimer. While believes smoking is harmful to your health and the health of others, this post has not been written to reflect those views. Vapes were the coolest things on the block when I was in college. They were these tiny pens that held flavored tobacco … Read More

The Strangers in Your Home

I remember when I was in the eighth grade and Facebook had just lowered its requirement for a “.edu” email address and suddenly everyone had a Facebook profile but me. It was awful. My friends were discussing Facebook stickers and Facebook pins (remember those?) and I was the loser who only had an AOL IM … Read More

Feeling the Burn this Valentine’s Day?

Marvin Gaye is healing, Taylor Swift is crying, Kenny G is seducing, and all in the name of love. Yes, it is nearly that time of the year when roses sell for more than premium gas, when old, under-tempered chocolate is consumed by the ton, and when every person is miserable, single or not. It … Read More

Keep the Bowl Super

Full disclosure: the only football game I will watch is the Army Navy Game and that comes from years of mandatory viewings thanks to my dad, (sink Navy!). After 4 years of college, I can count on one hand how many football games I attended and I definitely never sat through all 4 quarters. But, … Read More

One Day Out There

Between Snowzilla last weekend and The Great Freeze this past week, winter is finally upon us and making up for lost time. It was fun at first, jumping into snow drifts that covered our heads (preferably in bathing suits), getting a few days off (or if you’re a teacher, a full week), but with all … Read More

Winter is Here!

  I love snow more than most people. When it begins to flurry outside I’m the first to run out and frolic in the flakes, often miming Lucy from Charlie Brown about the various flavors of snowflakes depending on the month. This past week we have been bombarded with news and warnings of Winter Storm … Read More

Drones, Hover Boards, Lawsuits, OH MY!

I am not going to lie—when I heard that Amazon would be delivering packages via drones last year I was ecstatic. As a perpetual procrastinator, gift buying and completing errands in general happen much later than they should and holiday express shipping kills me. But, the drones never took off, much to the chagrin of … Read More

Don’t Drop the Ball this New Years

The year is winding down. Between Buzzfeed “Best Moments of 2015” articles, to Jib Jab’s “Year in Review” we have a lot to look back on and even more to look forward to. In 2016 a presidential election of massive proportions will take place, kale may no longer be a super food, and media might … Read More