Comic Sans makes me feel Feelings

<rant>When I was 10, I was introduced to PowerPoint presentations. That was the year that my grandparents had a major anniversary and my dad, being the technical whiz of the family, made a presentation with images and music and best wishes for the happily long-married couple. Inspired and wanting to test out the spanking-new medium I was introduced…

Networking is a waste of time

Unless we learn how to harness it. During my freshman orientation, three years ago, the school made a big push to get us to network. But the way they got us to do that was ridiculous. Ok, now everybody turn and face the person behind you. Introduce yourself with your name, major, and a fun…

Feel free to blow my mind

This past semester, I started watching the American version of “House of Cards.” Watch it. If you haven’t seen it, or have only seen the BBC production, drop what you’re doing and hop on Netflix. You won’t be disappointing, as I wasn’t when I came across a line that made my ears perk up. It…

People like to be left in the loop

Last week, I was involved in a customer service duel. This time, however, the roles were reversed. Instead of making a complaint I was taking a complaint–and dealing with a massive misunderstanding over whose responsibility a particular job was. I work for an airport, and one of our contract vendors complained about an issue with…

It’s Potato Madness!

I’ve seen a lot of crazy things in my day. But one man in Columbus, Ohio just won at life. That’s it. He wins. His winning play? A Kickstarter to make Potato Salad. Let me say that again. A Kickstarter. To make. Potato. Salad. What started as a thing with a $10 goal became a monster…

Revisiting an old Facebook Quiz

I joined Facebook on October 19, 2009–behind the curve of my generation and at the (repeated) request of my Girlfriend. I made a Facebook account in exchange for her making a Jango account. Which in retrospect was a trade on my end, because I joined Facebook in exchange for her making an account on a shittier version…