Apartment Horror Stories, Part Two: San Francisco and Raccoon Warfare

When I moved into San Francisco, I remember thinking it would be a glamorous, artsy, intellectual part of my life. I would be inspired by the culture and the hustle. I would write. I would learn. I would have experiences. I had some experiences, alright. Now this story is hard to tell without understanding some basics …

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Apartment Horror Stories, Part One: Santa Barbara and the Microwave

My second year of college in Santa Barbara, I moved into my very first apartment. I had an air mattress, a bean bag chair, and a very low bar for living standards. It was the best of times. Granted, when I joyously threw open the kitchen window, I found myself face to face with a painting …

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