Month: July 2012

I think that bad jobs are like bad relationships in that, no matter how frustrated you are, if you want them to improve, you still have to put in the time and effort. In fact, if you want to escape from either into something better, you definitely have to put in the time and effort.…
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July 31, 2012 0

IDEA:why law school is so bad for ppl in their 20s, you go out of fear when you shld be discovering your potential, having experiences, figuring out what you’re good at! then you graduate, no jobs, suffocated by debt, take crap jobs or whatever jobs…when do you figure out your potential? when do you find…
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July 29, 2012 0

I’m a born & bred New Yorker, so I feel I can say this…I hate New York. Not all the time…but frequently. Sometimes, walking through Central Park on a gorgeous mid-summer afternoon, I only actively dislike New York. But then, after reading this article and then this, heartbreaking article,…I kind of want to scream.…
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July 28, 2012 0


Why changing your lifeĀ  is like choosing sobriety; have to work @ it every day; get over this idea that change is or should be easy, its very hard, you have to be obsessed, you have to believe in it, desperately want it, because we live in a society which encourages you to give up…
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July 23, 2012 0

July 20, 2012 0

I’d like to call this post, “Lessons in Badvertising” (Oh, omg, so clever!), but this computer is about 5 minutes away from getting drop kicked onto the streets of Queens, so let’s worry less about the title and just begin. (Serenity. Now. Dammit!) Anyhoo. There’s a liquor store near me, which was recently trying to…
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July 17, 2012 0

Frequently, clients ask me for time management hints…translation: Carlota, how can I take my daily routine of tedious, irritating tasks and make it either fun or somewhat less inclined to drive me to masturbatory thoughts of suicide? Well, good question. I’m self-employed, and I’m also a writer, so pretty much my entire life is forcing…
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July 14, 2012 0

An acquaintance of mine on Facebook–oh stop acting like you don’t start sentences with those words all the time. Unless you’re a Luddite. In which case, why are you reading this blog and not churning your own butter or shoeing your horses or something while it’s still daylight?–recently noted that since he had left his…
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July 12, 2012 0

“His thoughts and feelings were padlocked, completely padlocked in his mind, and when he talked, most of the time, instead of expressing them he was using words to prevent himself from letting them out, fooling people by putting into their minds a picture of himself that was not at all Studs Lonigan.” –Studs Lonigan by…
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July 5, 2012 0