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Jamie Kent
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Me vs Voluntarily Living Without Amenitites
Every summer, for most of my childhood, our family would go camping for two weeks in the Okanagan. As an adult, taking my family camping, I've come to realize that these were some of the most spectacularly organized camps of my life; really, of anyone's lif...

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Me vs The Dark Rabbit Hole of YouTube
For years I avoided letting my kids watch traditional tv commercials for toys. It was wonderful, and significantly cut down on the levels of "IwantitIwantitIwantit" ringing out through my house every time a commercial break occurred. Praise Netflix. But the...

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Me vs Culinary Excellence
I've never been an amazing cook. I'm not the worst, but I'm also not likely to be offered a spot on Hell's Kitchen. Generally speaking though, I don't like being yelled at, so I don't feel any particular sting of rejection on this point.   My food is basica...

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Me vs An Unconventional Hair Treatment
Here's a bit of advice I feel like I should pass on; consider it a PSA of sorts: No matter how much you don't feel washing your hair tonight, do not substitute a real shampooing with dry shampoo. It's not the same. More importantly, if you ignore this warni...

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Wow. Just, wow.

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Me vs The Guy Who Didn't Like My Hair
Today I had one of the strangest client encounters I've ever had while at work. It went like this.... A man walked in to the office. Let's call him Dick. It's appropriate. Me: Hi, can I help you? Dick: Yes, you can comb your hair. What I should have said: W...

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Me vs The Gnomian Wars
Who rides a frog? Santa.  Santa rides a frog now. Because I love my mom, and because I know she hates garden gnomes immensely, back in January I decided that the perfect birthday gift for her would be a tacky, beady eyed, garden nightmare. With a few clicks...
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