All posts tagged: makeover

This is either where they filmed Adelle's "Rolling in the Deep" or its my living room.  I'll let you decide.

Of Magnets and Parmesan

This time around was easy: I mailed the book I’d borrowed from The European back to his house, pushed the magnets he’d given me to the side of the fridge and called a plumber. Calling a plumber isn’t part of my usual break up procedure, mind you, but now that I’m a homeowner, I’ve been forced to make a few adjustments to the customary wailing and gnashing of teeth. I jest. There was no wailing this time. No gnashing of teeth. There were a few tears, a few curses mumbled under my breath, but the latter were primarily related to the fact that I’d left an entire jar of shredded Parmesan cheese in his fridge and wanted it for my pasta. I will also miss his toothbrush. And his bed. And his shower. And the fact that his house didn’t have plaster falling from the ceiling. And his cat. And him, of course. But he never wanted to connect on Facebook, never left toiletries at my house, never even stayed the night or learned how …

Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition

Welcome to the new and improved After I Quit My Day Job!  (If you’re reading this post as an email, come on over to the actual site because— not that I’m biased or anything— but it looks awesome.) Today marks the end of February, which in turn marks the end of my first month on the Post-a-day Challenge.  (Sounds like some sort of diet, doesn’t it?)  As you can tell from the nifty calendar feature at the bottom of this page, I’ve managed to publish a new post every day for an entire month!  Granted, I chose the shortest month of the year to get started but if we can all just ignore this fact, that’d be lovely. So, about all of those new features I promised… Never, in a million years, did I imagine that I’d end up writing a column—let alone an entire blog—about dating.  And I love it, and presumably most of you love it as well, but I do feel like my non-dating brain cells have been getting a bit neglected …