I will talk to anyone and everyone—I like to think of it as my best and worst trait. As a result, I talk to all kinds of characters when I’m out. I have identified 8 different archetypes that you will typically encounter at a bar and supplemented them with occasional commentary by Lucille Bluth. I’m not trying to encourage stereotypes, but as a woman, more often than not, I meet the female archetypes in the bathroom as opposed to anywhere else in the bar.
1. You’re not forcing it. Not that friendship that drains all of your energy, not that gluten free fad everyone seems to be buying into, and certainly not the if-you’re-not-married-by-thirty-you’ll-die-alone slippery slope.2. You trust your story. Your past gives you an edge, and you rather like it. The good, the bad, and the terrible: those experiences have all been instrumental in creating the person you are today....more
When I was in college, I simply couldn't wait until the day when I accepted my diploma, and was sent off to join the leagues of "real adults" in the workforce. Life would be so much simpler when I'm calling the shots. Or so I thought. I was very careful with my pennies at first, keeping track of every dime I'd spend. After all, I had over $20,000 in school loans just waiting to be paid.