A Letter to April: You Never Know Who You Will Inspire

While I was working as an intern at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort, I met a woman named April who was hosting an event during the Best in the West Rib Cookoff. April exemplified everything that was happy and successful. She was “goals.” I held on to that image of her long after she boarded her flight back to Tennessee, and every misstep in my career path, I would think about April and remember that with hard work, I would land myself the successful career that I wanted. I was recently promoted, and decided I needed to tell April of what she had done for me. Continue reading

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The 6 steps to the perfect peel of a hard boiled egg

For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with the art of peeling the hard boiled egg. I often boil my egg the night before, and anxiously await the next morning til I get a taste of my delicious creation – but I always come up short when it’s time to peel off the shell.

I’ve had a lot of ups and downs on my journey to the perfect peel, and for those of you like me, I hope these steps help you on your way.

Step 1: Document your struggle in a public forum (such as Snapchat, as I did). That way your friends will understand your struggle and feel empathy toward your situation.

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Meme Me

It’s no secret that my friends and I are in love with Arrested Development. Back in the dawning days of Netflix, I discovered the Jason Bateman show and was immediately intrigued. There’s too many quotable characters and hilarious scenarios to not become obsessed. So one day I was bored at work home, and I created my first Arrested Development Meme: BORQeuzCMAACvhA

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Your font horoscope

As a writer and designer, I tend to spend a lot of time obsessing over font style. There are some styles that I prefer over others, and some styles that should just be eliminated from existence immediately. Type faces can range from crazy eccentric to super dull, and the font you use on a day to day basis can say a lot about you as a person. Here are some different type faces, and what they could potentially say about you.

*Disclaimer* If this offends you users of fonts that I despise, my deepest condolences.

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You’re a classic guy/gal. You like to keep things simple and clean, and you have a great eye for detail. You like consistency in your life, and change is a very terrifying yet exciting idea. You don’t like to stand out too much, but you always need your voice to be heard.

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14 Resolutions for ’14

Back in 2012, I resolved that 2013 would be an amazing year. And like every fortune cookie I’ve ever cracked open at Panda Express, that resolution came true! I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but I’m a bit of a goal-getter (is that a thing?) and in order to reach goals, you must set goals. In just a few days, 2014 will be upon us, so I have compiled a list of 14 of my own personal resolutions for the new year. Feel free to resolve to follow my list, or come up with some of your own resolutions. Happy New Year!

Alli’s 14 Resolutions for ’14

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Biggest Little Santa Crawl

This past weekend, my hometown was host to one of the largest pub crawl events, called The Santa Crawl.  Thousands of Santas, elves, reindeer, and general snow hos, roam the streets of downtown in search of great drink prices (generally not great) and good times. I’m always in for a good time, and the Santa Crawl is no exception.

I started my trek for the perfect Santa Crawl by selecting a crawl-worthy ensemble. My “Bah-Humbug” attitude led me to a sweater I found on Amazon.com:

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