Blogging About My Blog

Blogging About My Blog

I’ve been writing Excellent Notion since January of 2009, which means that I’ve changed a lot since the founding of this fine site. My relationship with blogging has also evolved.

Dear Family

Dear Family

Here’s how to put your two weeks notice in with your family. Based on the Excellent Notion blog post, “Resignation.”

Best of My Twenties

Best of My Twenties

I will be twenty nine for three more months, and like I do with all momentous occasions, I’m over thinking turning thirty. Well, I’m also trying to honor the event. There’s not much ritual in my life, so why not treat birthdays seriously? I don’t know. Go with me here. So in celebration, I’d like […]

Things Parents Will Say When You Sit on Their Couch

Things Parents Will Say When You Sit on Their Couch

Mom: Shouldn’t you be writing a movie or something? Dad: Don’t go to sleep this early. Dad: Your brother’s barking at the back door… Mom: Did you want to take that walk or are you still vegetating? Mom: You’re over me, right? I can leave now? Dad: I stop myself after three bowls of rice […]

Commuting with Your Parents

Commuting with Your Parents

Every evening, as I start my commute home, I call my parents. It’s a nightly call that I blame on LA traffic because I’m uncomfortable admitting the truth–I am really close with my parents. I can’t help it. They’re really good company, so it took me until my late twenties to realize that being best […]

Tips for the Home

Tips for the Home

As I prepare to move into a new home with my boyfriend, I’ve been feeling really domestic, and I wanted to share some of my tips for the home with you. I like to put a moist paper towel over my frozen meat when I microwave. The moisture from the towel helps steam the meat. […]