Trust Exercise

By all accounts, Susan Choi’s novel Trust Exercise is the kind of book I should have hated. The narrators are unreliable. The author is a bit coy with us in the beginning. Another character is referred to as “the author” is the fictional author? Susan Choi? Can anyone be trusted here? Just what is going on? I’m not entirely sure what in the hell is…

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That Decade Went By Quickly

Today marks the 10th Anniversary of getting laid off at The Nerdery*. I’ve been doing the Unemployment Boogaloo for ten years. How did this happen? Do you remember 2009? I look back on it fondly now, even though I was getting laid off as the ad world cratered thanks to the great 2008 financial implosion. Obama was president and I was in my thirties. IN…

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There’s Bad Blood, Jealousies, Cliques

It’s been nearly two years since Paco died, leaving me mostly petless. Mostly, because I had every-other-weekend and all of February custody of Walter. However, that’s all changing. My sister and brother-in-law are selling their Minnesota house and he’s moving back to Portland with Walter. I have been, for the most part, devastated by this recent development. I was really hoping it’d go the other…

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First Ever JCSG Quarterly Superlative Awards

Welcome to the first ever Jodi Chromey Supergenius Quarterly Superlative Awards. I’m your host, Jodi Chromey. We’re hoping some day to get Maya Rudolph to do these awards because she should host all the things forever and ever throughout eternity and on every plane of existence known and unknown. Until now, you get me. I created these awards because work was kind of boring me…

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