Blogmas Day 19: Favorite Board Games

I’ve always regarded board games as a fun indoor recess activity whenever it rained, an after school treat when homework was finished, or just something to do on the weekends during the days I wasn’t old enough to drive yet. At an early age, board games were a great way to foster the idea of teamwork, collaboration, and healthy competition among children. At a basic level, games like chess, Monopoly, and The Game of Life introduced lessons and applications about the dealings of life we would need later on in life. As an adult, game nights seem to be resurfacing among friend groups as a way to end a long week in a fun way. As I graduated away from games like Scrabble and Monopoly, I was introduced to higher level and complex board games that are enough to keep the adult mind engaged, while also serving as a callback to the simpler times of being held in during recess on rainy days.

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Blogmas Day 14: Stories From Driving For DoorDash

The use of food delivery and ride sharing services has spiked over the past couple of years. I’ve found that not only are people using these services for themselves, but more and more people are signing up to drive for these apps as well. Despite the inflated prices of delivery fees, nothing truly beats the convenience of being able to order food from your favorite restaurants from the palm of your hand. About two months ago, I decided to jump onto the wagon and sign up to be a DoorDash driver. While I am in a pretty comfortable spot in my life financially, I figured it couldn’t hurt to try and make some extra money on the side to try and pay off some bills a little quicker (also I’m trying to get to a financially responsible place for me to buy a new car). Just as anyone would guess, when you work for certain ride sharing apps, you get to meet all kinds of different people, limited your interaction with customers may be. In the two months of being a DoorDash delivery person, I started to build my own treasure trove of interesting encounters.

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Blogmas Day 13: 26 Things About Me, According to the Alphabet

While I’ve had this blog, I’ve shared semi-intimate details about my life, but never really took the time to sit down and write some fun facts about myself. While I do like to learn about the deeper details about most people that I meet, I also enjoy learning the fun and smaller things about people. Though it is important to know your loved ones on a deeper level, I also think it’s just as important to know the smaller things – these minute facts make up the foundation of who that person ultimately is. Given the depth of yesterday’s post, I decided today would be a good day to write a much more laid back post, and sit down and come up with several fun facts about myself. To put a spin on it, in addition to coming up with those 26 facts, I decided to associate each fact with a letter of the alphabet. So in case you don’t know me too well, this blog post is a good place to start.

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Blogmas Day 12: Conspiracy Theories

Little known fact about me: I’m a huge fan of conspiracy theories. I don’t necessarily buy into them, especially the ones pertaining to things like the lizard colony and the illuminati, but it’s interesting to hear how some people try to explain the universe and why certain things happen. We’re all familiar with the more mild and well-known theories that have to do with Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster (both of which I buy into), but there are deeper corners that some people venture into, myself included, and I am here to share some of my favorite conspiracy theories. For this blog post, I encourage you all to delve into this with an open mind and suspend logic. I will admit, a couple of these are incredibly far reaching, so whether or not you want to believe them is up to you. Also, keep in mind that I am trying to keep these as concise as possible, so I may not be able to include some other key facts, but I will certainly try to maintain their underlying ideas.

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Blogmas Day 7: Fun Instagram Challenges

Ever since I got my first smart phone five years ago, I was quick to jump on as many social media platforms as I possibly could. When you first join Instagram, you immediately want to start posting as much as you can as often as you can. Eventually, you look through your profile and see a long string of photos of ordinary items with half-assed filters slapped onto them. My own Instagram profile has lived many different lifetimes. I went through the phase of posting every mundane thing that was going on in my daily life. I became that annoying friend you never wanted to hang out with because he insisted on making everyone wait to eat their food to take a photo “for the gram.” For awhile, I posted selfies with pretentious captions to make myself look ~brooding~ or ~cultured~ (Disclaimer: I am neither of those things). Nowadays, I do try to maintain some kind of a consistent theme with my photos, trying to incorporate the same filter and color schemes with each photo I take – which, let me tell you, is no easy task. There was a point over the past five years that I’ve participated in daily challenges in order to maintain a constant presence on the platform, while also challenging yourself creatively. If you are an Instagram glutton like myself, here are several challenges I, as well as my friends, have participated in over the past several years.

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Blogmas Day 2: November Favorites

I kicked off last year’s Blogmas series with a list of my favorite things from November, and I am here once again to provide you with this year’s favorites. In last year’s list, I included things that weren’t necessarily tangible, such as places that I visited that month or a TV show I really enjoyed. This year, whether it matters to you or not, I decided to take a small step away from the more abstract items, and include physical objects that I enjoyed this month.

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The TrackR: Finding Things Just Got Easier

When we misplace our cell phones, our first instinct to try and find it is to call it, hoping it wasn’t left on silent. But how many times have we lost our other personal belongings, such as our keys or wallet, and wished there was an easy way to locate it? The TrackR is that simple solution that will enable you to keep better track of your personal belongings, and provides an easy way to locate them.

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5 Smart Phone Apps Everyone Should Have

Technology is constantly evolving, and everyone is desperately trying to catch up with the age of technology, whether it’s buying the latest version of the iPhone, the newest Galaxy phone by Samsung, or updating their operating system. In the midst all of this, newer phone applications are being continually developed, and these same phone apps are also being updated to keep up with the newer operating systems. While most apps are completely asinine in that there is absolutely no purpose to their existence (remember that dumb Kardashian game that was also incredibly addicting?), there are also apps that make day to day living a whole lot easier, and oftentimes entertaining. The following are five that I, myself, have downloaded, and am completely in love with.

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