Offbeat Homie Jessica — aka "Not Exactly Martha," aka the mastermind behind that bishop chair makeover — uploaded her newest makeover to our Flickr pool. This photo is just a little teaser for the impressive bright and mod dresser update. Seriously, it's impressive how a little paint can create such a drastic change such as this…
Housing in our home town is notoriously shitty (truly affordable housing is actually non-existent) because it's a college town and the property management companies think that college kids are young, don't know their rights, and are too busy and too poor to do anything about the way they're treated anyway. Mostly the management companies are right. But through hellish personal experience, I have learned tips and tricks in dealing with Evil Property Management companies (EPMs), especially as a young person. All of my experience comes from renting in California, so things might be different where you are.
As a writer, I'm at my laptop pretty much all the time. Sadly, that means the siren call of the internet is loud and constant. The urge to stop what I'm doing "just for a second" to check Facebook or news headlines or "research" something on Wikipedia for the next several hours is substantial. I figured the best way to combat this — other than developing a stronger will to not goof off — was to get rid of the internet when I didn't need it. Thus, the internet kill switch was born.
There was one Disney character that touched me so deeply, ruined me so wholly, that the effects are still in place today. I refer to Dumbo, the big-eared elephant. As an adult, I began to research the plight of elephants in captivity — in particular, those in circuses. Overwhelmed by the callousness and cruelty, and feeling powerless, I also researched ways I could help. This is how I came to foster a baby elephant.
After 10 years of being a vegetarian, I have a good collection of veggie cookbooks. Now I would like to get a couple more meat-containing cookbooks that are full of tasty recipes, with a bit more emphasis on healthy.