Vegas, Baby.

December 18, 2012

I’m currently on day seven of being in Las Vegas. Generally, I hit my “Vegas Max” at four days. Alas, I’m still here.

And I’m exhausted.

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Dinner with strangers.

November 6, 2012

Last week I had dinner with a bunch of strangers. And it was awesome.

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We’re moving in!

September 10, 2012

It’s a serendipitous story, really.

The boyfriend and I have decided to move in together.

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My Parisian Guardian Angel

August 28, 2012

Sometimes I can’t believe I have a job that allows me to travel abroad. I love traveling and soaking in new and different cultures.

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Post-Vacation Depression

August 1, 2012

This summer, I actually went on vacation. I hadn’t been on vacation, on a real vacation where I don’t check email or dial into just one conference call, since 2009. I was due.

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Three Years.

July 13, 2012

Three years ago, I made the best decision of my entire life. I packed up all my belongings and journeyed to San Francisco. I was unsure of what to expect — I didn’t have any friends or family in the city.

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On Summertime, a visit from Mom, and San Francisco is a tease.

June 13, 2012

Until three years ago, my summers were hot. The kind of sticky hot where you want to spend the days by the pool with a trashy novel sipping Bud Light Limes (yes, I think they’re delicious — go ahead and judge me).

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A Thank You

May 22, 2012

Nearly three years ago, I joined Context Optional. At the time, there were 15 incredibly smart, super talented people working to change the world of social media marketing.

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On Oysters, Petaluma and making time for “us.”

May 10, 2012

Last weekend, the Boyfriend and I went exploring. For the past five months or so, we’ve been on opposite schedules and haven’t been able to spend a whole lot of quality time together. The remedy? Taking a quick road trip to Hog Island Oyster Farm in Marshall, CA.

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What happened to self-accountability?

April 25, 2012

If any action anyone takes doesn’t turn out how it was planned, the blame gets placed on something or someone else.

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On being outspoken.

April 9, 2012

People tell me I always have an opinion. “Ask Lauren, she’ll have an opinion.” “I bet Lauren has a point of view.” “I’m sure Lauren will want to weigh in.”

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Best Friends Forever: The Evolution of True Friendship

March 21, 2012

Remember, in high school, when you met that one girl (or guy) with whom you just clicked? You both liked the same music, the same burrito bowl at Chipotle, the same smoothie at Jamba Juice, and therefore you were soulmates — attached at the hip. You wove together friendship bracelets and swear you’d never ever take yours off.

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