Category: Lifestyle

Can I Wear Boots for This?

I have a simple working heuristic for how I want to spend the rest of my life: if I can’t do it in boots, I don’t want to do it. I grew up tramping around my family farmland in little black rubber boots which we still have up on one of our fireplace mantles. I […]

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Enjoy the Nightlife Without Wasting Your Money On Nightlife: The Glories of Saturday Night Lyft Driving

I’ve been taking a bit of a break from going out. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s expensive. Atlanta has some wonderful nightlife, though – and I miss the excitement of going out to the theatre, or heading out to a dance club. The city is electric on Saturday nights, and it’s good just to be […]

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My Listening Mix for the Drive To Work

How should you use up the time of a 35-45 minute morning commute? This time spent on the road adds up. So it pays (I hope) to use it well. I’ve recently settled on a mix of things to listen to on the drive in that I’ve found to be satisfying: Ancient Wisdom The idea […]

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Default Holidays Suck: A Case for Making Up Your Own Holidays

Not having a holiday can make a month pretty bleak. Take January. With the exception of MLK Day (many workers don’t have the day off) and New Year’s Day (which might as well be a December holiday), we have nothing. It’s just cold as hell and full of work. Or even look at February. Again, […]

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Not Enough Time? Be More Ambitious About Your Weekends

“How was your weekend?” “Not long enough! LOL” Bulls***. The weekend is plenty long enough. Have you ever really tried to make the most out of those 48+ hours you have? I’d expect not. Most people see the weekend as a time to relax, but by the time it’s over, they still regret not having […]

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10 Cheap Micro-Adventures To Make the Rest of Summer Count

We may not be in school anymore, but like our younger selves, I think a lot of us still see summer as the time for adventure. Sadly, there are now only about 33 days left in the summer of 2018, but luckily there are hundreds of micro-adventurous ways to make these waning summer days count. Here are […]

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Tips for Surviving Your First Night on the Club Dancefloor (for Awkward Guys)

I remember my first time on the dancefloor at a club. It was obvious I was underage, and whatever I was doing, I was not impressing my dance partner. It wasn’t pretty. I think there’s a Facebook video of that experience somewhere. Even though I was nobody’s idea of a hot dancer, I was proud of myself […]

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Why Your Good Times Need Designated Documentarians

You know the guy or gal who likes taking photos or videos of everything? There’s one in every crowd. That’s me. One of my favorite ways to add value to a social gathering is to take time to document the sights and sounds. When I’m having a good time with people, I take on the job […]

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How To Improv a Saturday Night in Atlanta in 17 Easy Steps

Some nights you plan. Other nights you just say yes to what comes. I’ve written before about how you can follow a rule of improv to create a great night. Tonight I got to give that theory another test of sorts. Here is how you can improv a Saturday night in Atlanta in 17 easy steps*: Say […]

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Reasons to Fall In Love with Laundromats

My dryer broke at an inconvenient time this week – in the middle of a conference and on the eve of out-of-state travel. To top it all off, I was stuck with a pile of washed but definitely-not-dry laundry to address. I’ve always had personal and family washing and drying machines to turn to (and I have to realize […]

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There Are Alternatives to Going Out for Coffee

If you’re reconnecting with old friends (or connecting with new ones), it’s common to suggest that you go out to coffee or go out to dinner. Is it just me, or is this a lack of imagination? Don’t get me wrong – I like meeting up with friends and catching up. But that doesn’t have to […]

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A Running List of My Favorite Roads to Drive

There are few greater pleasures in life than rolling down your windows, picking up speed, turning on good music, and driving down a road with a beautiful view. Here are some of my current favorite drives, from small backroads to interstate routes: GA-400 North, Atlanta, GA: Between Buckhead and Alpharetta, I get a big open sky, some […]

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