Keep Calm and Carry On

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THEME: Inspiration

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by Sharon

Last summer, I got an email from a student in the television writing class for which I was a teaching assistant. He had reached a brick wall in progress and I loved his analogy. “What I’m doing wrong with my pilot, by the way, is that writing scripts is a lot like playing golf.”

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Mel’s Top 10 Things That Happened After Age 30

THEME: GMGM 2016!

Editor’s Note: Each writer submitted a list of her Top 10 Anything. These lists will be published over the next few days as we usher in the New Year. We hope 2016 is the year that shakes your snow globe – in the best way possible.

These are just some of Mel’s evolutions in choice. It’s a list that starts with wine and gets real deep.

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by Melissa

  1. Choosing proper wine: from sugar pops and cheap-ass cider as a teen, to two bottles of wine for a fiver at uni, to half price wine (still a fiver) in my early days as a young professional, to my current sophisticated palette. I now have grape preferences, region issues, and even began buying wine as an investment. Check me out.

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LG’s Top 10 Recipes of 2015

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THEME: GMGM 2016!

Editor’s Note: Each writer submitted a list of her Top 10 Anything. These lists will be published over the next few days as we usher in the New Year. We hope 2016 is the year that shakes your snow globe – in the best way possible.

Read on for LG’s Top 10 Successfully Attempted (read: Simple and Tasty!) Recipes; tested in 2015 for your 2016 use.

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by Laura Gene,
newly minted housewife with a mild contempt for cooking

 

1. Sriracha Roasted Brussel Sprouts – Because sriracha.

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Sharon’s Top 10 Goals for 2016

THEME: GMGM 2016!

Editor’s Note: Each writer submitted a list of her Top 10 Anything. These lists will be published over the next few days as we usher in the New Year. We hope 2016 is the year that shakes your snow globe – in the best way possible.

These are just a few of Sharon’s Top Goals for 2016. Editor’s suggestion: learn to underachieve, just a little bit.

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by Sharon

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Jess’s Top 10 Reasons Why I Missed My Deadline in 2015

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THEME: GMGM 2016!

Editor’s Note: Each writer submitted a list of her Top 10 Anything. These lists will be published over the next few days as we usher in the New Year. We hope 2016 is the year that shakes your snow globe – in the best way possible.

Here’s Jess’s Top 10 reasons she missed her deadline in 2015.

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by Jess

 

10. The computer was across the room, and my belly was in the way.

9. My heartburn was awful so I needed to drink a milkshake.

8. My doctors put me on hospital bedrest until my twins were born.

7. The twins don’t believe in deadlines either, though they wanted to start their lives 3 months early as overachievers.

6. I was in the ICU due to liver explosion (a true medical term).

5. I was in the NICU with the babies, watching them breathe and grow and generally be warrior women.

4. I was driving between two different NICUs because nothing in this life worth having comes easily.

3. Avery’s home now, so I lost staff of beautiful and talented nurses.

2. Victoria came home too, and my life just became a full-time juggling act.

and the number 1 reason why I missed my deadline this year:

1. I slept through it.

Kat’s Top 10 Settings for the Story of My Year

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THEME: GMGM 2016!

Editor’s Note: Each writer submitted a list of her Top 10 Anything. These lists will be published over the next few days as we usher in the New Year. We hope 2016 is the year that shakes your snow globe – in the best way possible.

Here’s Kat’s Top 10 Settings This Year, in no particular order of appearance.

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by Kat

  1. Where the music happened: dimly-lit, tambourine-accompanied Korean-style karaoke bars; the Castro Theater; the corner of Polk St and Vallejo, the recording studio for Covers of Covers; Martuni’s, the piano bar, where one’s first will never be the last; and a house on Stanyan St, to prepare for future audiences.

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Meg’s Top 10 Christmas Movies Besides It’s a Wonderful Life

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THEME: GMGM 2016!

Editor’s Note: Each writer submitted a list of her Top 10 Anything. These lists will be published over the next few days as we usher in the New Year. We hope 2016 is the year that shakes your snow globe – in the best way possible.

Need advice for next Christmas or a last minute holiday fix? See below for Meg’s list of classics.

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by Meg

This post isn’t going to cause any great debates or spark any revelations. We all know and love these movies. I made my top 10 list about Christmas movies because it’s my favorite part of the holiday season. I get to sit in my jammies with my fammies and watch movies that make us laugh or cry. It’s a Wonderful Life is an obvious go-to which I’ve seen every year for the past 15 years, so I wanted to give a shout-out to the other Christmas greats out there! So, here it is: Continue reading