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Go Scranton (that’s what she said)

There’s a big event taking place in my hometown on May 4 to commemorate the end of the TV series, The Office.

Via the Times-Tribune

Some of the series’ biggest names will make the trip including the actors who play Jim and Pam, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer, and of course Rainn Wilson, the frequent troublemaker Dwight Schrute.

Via JudgmentalObserver

So far there are no signs that Steve Carell, who played Michael Scott through Season 7, will attend.

Andy Bernard aka Ed Helms should make the trip–after all, Scranton is only two hours’ drive from his alma mater and mine, Cornell.

The element I find coolest though is ticket prices: they top out at $21. Isn’t that wonderful? There are also free events including a come one, come all parade. Something for every Office fan.

Maybe I should make the trip!

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Twentysomething mistakes

I love this roundup by Paper Magazine. Women including the brash, hilarious Jenny Johnson talked about mistakes they’d made during those formative young adult years.

I regret nothing so much.

Many days I feel like comedian Tig Notaro. Via Paper:

“Honestly, I can’t think of a single regret that I have. Every horrible decision that I possibly should regret in life lead me to where I am today. It’s difficult to feel anything but pretty great.”

But plenty of other days, I think:

I regret sometimes living beyond my means, including fighting to have my own apartment in Manhattan when I truly couldn’t afford it.

I wish I had taken more risks with regard to my career when the stakes were very low.

I regret not traveling more.

20s Collage

I used to think I might regret my wilder days, even as they were happening. Nope. Not one bit. Those times lasted just the right number of years and ended without [major] incident. And I have some great stories to tell.

Do you have any twentysomething regrets you’re willing to share?


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Toilet paper: does it need to be advertised?

I can’t be the only one who hates this Quilted Northern ad.

I hated on Charmin’s ‘Sit or Squat’ promo equally hard here.

Is anyone influenced by advertising for a commodity like toilet paper? When I go to the store, I buy the best priced, soft, unscented product I can find. Unless something truly innovative comes along, I’m sticking with that approach and don’t want to ‘talk about what goes on in the bathroom.’

Whatever focus group or other research caused Northern to come up with this ad, I feel the need to point out that you all are weird. Be sure to read the comments after this article, by the way.

P.S. in searching for the gross Quilted Northern ad, I realized that not only does Northern have its own YouTube channel, but it also has videos for toilet paper crafts. Who thought this was a good idea? Raise your hand so I can forever shun you.

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