It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time...

Lauren has been out of college for two very strange years. Read all about her misadventures (now in technicolor!).

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time...

Showering After College: The Perils Of Living Alone
 After college, I lived in a one-bedroom apartment with a sketchy shower situation. At one point, I went without hot water for two weeks.  The problem was eventually fixed, but it still...
Is This Real Life?
 I learned a lot of things in college.  I learned the difference between MLA formatting and APA Style.  I learned how to replace sleep with cheap coffee.  I learned that if you...
So Nice To Meet Your Wife.  Want To Hear About My Cat?
 A couple weeks ago, I got a Facebook message about an upcoming get-together at the house of a film professor I had in college.  I went to a small, private university and was one of a few...
Lauren vs. Craigslist
I did something a radical this week - I stopped complaining about how I didn't have a guitar player for my band and I put an ad on Craigslist.  I've put ads up in the musician's section before...
Facebook After College
The other day, I was having my morning cup of coffee and scrolling through my Facebook feed when I was assaulted with the following picture:  I blurred out the faces because it seemed like...
The Time I Had A Mini-Meltdown And Found Myself In Central Florida
I usually try to avoid the term "Quarter Life Crisis," but it's the best way to describe what my life looked like last January. I moved out of the artist's community with no real plan and bought a...
The Midnight Special
I work at a club sometimes. Yes, I found this job on Craigslist. Usually, all the events at this club are raves. So when I got a text from my boss asking if I could work an all-nighter, I made sure I...
On Creative And Seemingly Impractical Careers…
I started working at a grade school last week, despite the fact that I dislike children, teachers, early mornings, and being told what to do. These days, when a job comes up, I take it. So when I was...
But Wait…There's More!
A few weeks ago, I accidentally stepped into an alternate universe and got a job as a traveling mop salesperson.I read about the auditions on Craigslist and tried out on a whim, channeling my inner...
How To Be A Starving Artist In The 21st Century
Whenever I meet someone for the first time, I feel like there's an imaginary time bomb ticking above the conversation. No matter who I'm talking to, there's always a fatal question that will be fired...
Notes From Another Planet
The hot water in my apartment was malfunctioning yet again and it had been a few days since I had taken a decent shower.Two of my old roommates from college had randomly called me that morning to...
It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time…
"You're not going to see me smile today," the man said, pulling on rubber gloves. "If you fail to keep up with the line, you will be removed from the line." I looked around the room and noticed...