Where I Sleep

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THEME: Sex, Love & Intimacy

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by Laura Gene

“This is where I sleep,” confesses Emeli Sandé’s cellist describing her recoupling with an ex-boyfriend and unknowingly inspiring one of Sandé’s songs (“Where I Sleep”). A simple sentence to explain the complexity of compatibility, and a love when it feels “like home”.

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Value Able

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THEME: Rearview Review

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by Kat

Good Morning!

That’s how Jessica and I used to greet blog posts. I’m temporarily traveling in Korea and winning on time zones. What day is it? …OCTOBER?!

Delays aside, this piece is intended to reflect on the last year, throughout which, the notion of value has punctuated the buzz of my constant stream(s!) of thought at various intervals. Like when you’re on aisle six, carrying tampons and queso, suddenly, consciously, mom-humming to Dancing Queen. Continue reading

Bridging the Gap

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© Sharon Rapose*

THEME: Rearview Review

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by Sharon

Recently, I’ve found myself at a career crossroads. Having transitioned four years ago to the entertainment world, in pursuit of a more creative career, I’ve found I’ve been missing my previous life working in humanitarian aid. The challenge now is to find a way to combine the two. If Angelina and George can, so can I.

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Welcome to the AV Club

The future of GMGM. © Jessica Sheehan.

The future of GMGM. © Jessica Sheehan.

THEME: Rearview Review

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by Jess (via Kat)

Jess’s hands are full of babies. So Kat wrote this post on her behalf, in her (temporary) absence, with her blessing. These are all Jess’s words – snippets from emails to Kat, giving some insight into the last year, which evolved in the following manner:

From Pre-AV Jess

The babies are fine. I can feel them moving around now, which is SUPREMELY WEIRD. But also very reassuring.

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Maybe we’ll know this week what sexes they are, which would make me so happy so people stop frigging asking. I’ve literally been asked that question four times just today. Continue reading

LG – Year One

THEME: Rearview Review

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by Laura Gene

The last year for LG looked something like this…

Procrastinate. Write. Make inaugural visit to Japan; delight in the country’s orderliness and politeness. Day of the Dead Pumpkin_CREat best otoro sashimi ever. Write. Pretend there is no such thing as Tequila Shots_CRHalloween and ignore it for the third straight year in a row. Paint Day of the Dead pumpkin because it’s Halloween, and, well, because Reel FX’s Book of Life and I was feeling nostalgic. Stuff piehole with pie, and turkey. Write. Revel in cool, crisp boot-wearing weather. Drink Glühwein. Burn tongue LG Forearm Stand_CRon Glühwein. Procrastinate. Write (a little). Watch grown men take shots of tequila from plastic syringes during an over-hyped holiday hotel brunch. Celebrate Feliz Navidad before everyone takes off for the Western holidays. Snag a spot in Drishti Yoga‘s Pre-Teacher Training program. Ring in the new year with a bit of bubbly at yet another fancy pants hotel brunch. Jet off to Harbin for birthday. Avoid frostbite while perusing larger-than-life snow sculptures and neon-lit ice castles. Continue reading

It’s Been a Good Year

THEME: Rearview Review

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by Meg

You guys… it’s been quite a year. In July of 2014, I was going through a transition period. I left my office job without any prospects and only one goal: to write.

It was around this time I met Kathryn, a recent addition to my San Francisco family. We were both in the same boat. We wanted to write more. We wanted to find careers that didn’t suck our soul out of our nostrils. We wanted to take advantage of early happy hours on a Tuesday with our flexible schedules. And we did. Continue reading