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Favorite Movie That Takes Place in Boston?? Ooooo it’s Tell Me Tuesday!!

Oh my fabulous ONEin3ers…it is Tuesday and you are right, we missed Mo’ Money Monday yesterday.  As much as I am sure you feel deprived by not hearing a little story about how incompetent I am with money, you can always head over to ONEin3money.org and check out what is new.

But alas, it is Tuesday and like every Tuesday we give you a question for you to answer and share your fabulous ONEin3 insight.  Currently, I am in California watching a Tom Selleck movie with my parents.  This is amazing to me, because I was like 90% sure Tom Selleck was no longer alive.  The movie takes place in Worchester and moves to Boston (according to my dad, we have just watched the beginning and I am still confused why Tom Selleck is in a current movie, even if it is made for TV).

Okay, again with the ginger rambling…why am I telling you this?  Well it got me thinking, there are a ton of great movies about Boston, why not ask our fabulous ONEin3ers, “what is your favorite movie that takes place in our fabulous city.”

I guess mine is pretty unoriginal, but I absolutely love Matt Damon and I have to say my favorite movie is “Good Will Hunting.”

Okay lovelies I must go and watch this movie…I highly doubt it, but maybe my answer will change by the end of it!

Oh, and as always, check in tomorrow for yet another wonderful Volunteer Vendesday!!!

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Hind-Sight is 20/20…what you wish you knew before taking your first job…

Hello my ONEin3ers.  Oh it is Tuesday and like most Tuesdays we will be asking you a question.  Unlike most Tuesdays however, Devin and I are not going to have our brainstorming sessions to come up with a fabulous question, but rather steal it.

My good friend Carlie, who reads the blog, despite living in Connecticut (gasp….I know, we try to not hold it against her) posted a fabulous question on her Facebook wall last week.  Carlie graduated from Colby College in 2009, and has recently started a job as, what I like to describe as, a drug dealer.  No, you would not find Carlie on a street corner, but rather, in doctors’ offices pitching prescription pharmaceuticals.

Why am I telling you this?  Well Carlie’s fabulous question was…

“what is one thing you wish you knew before you took your first job”

Carlie didn’t answer her own queston, but maybe she was thinking…she wish she knew how to sell drugs better?

As my faithful readers might know, my first job was in Commercial Real Estate.  I suppose what I would have liked to have known before I took the position, well I guess is, that I probably shouldn’t take the job because it would be completely miserable.

So let us know what you wish you knew ONEin3ers and hopefully your answer is better than mine!!

Also, check back in for tomorrows Hump Day Job Day/ Volunteer Vednesday!!!!

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Tell Me Tuesday, Biking Boston Edition

Tell Me Tuesday is going to be short and sweet because the glorious, raven-haired (correction: she’s clearly not raven-haired. More like carrot-topped!) pain in the neck Kendall is out of the office studying for finals today.

Kendall’s fabulous ONEin3ers, what is better on a beautiful day than riding around on a bike? We say nothing, unless you’re avoiding oncoming traffic and generally risking your life.

Mayor Menino and the City of Boston have put lots of time, money and resources into improving Boston as a bike city(see Hub on Wheels for more information). It’s a clear priority in our never-ending quest to improve quality of life.

BUT, we’re not perfect yet.

Today’s Tell Me Tuesday is for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers alike: How can Boston become a place where bike riding is safe, fun and easy without making Boston less safe, fun and easy for all the non-bikers out there?

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Tell Me Tuesday…Boston Marathon Reflections

Hello my fabulous ONEin3ers on this beautiful Tuesday.  I hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful Patriot’s Day.  I had two family friends and a Devin running in the marathon so spent the day watching the race on TV and then going to Commonwealth Avenue to cheer everyone going around the final turn.

On that note, I know I give local celebrity Devin Cole a hard time on the blog.  To the point where he needs to give me a limit on how many shots I can take on him in a given post.  However, I must say I am sincerely proud of him for finishing the Boston Marathon in just under four hours!  More importantly, though, Devin raised an incredible $5,897.22 for Read Boston.  He is getting closer and closer to actually being as amazing as he thinks he is.

As I stood and watched all the fabulous marathon athletes closing in on the finish line I couldn’t help but feel inspired to train for a marathon myself.  I then thought…why not ask our fabulous ONEin3ers? Have you ever run the Boston marathon or would they ever consider running?  We have a poll for our lazier or busier ONEin3ers as well as a great comment section to explain.

All those happy marathoners had me planning out my training for next year, when a woman stopped in front of me and proceeded to vomit about five times and I realized that I should think it over a little more.  So I am definitely a maybe…we will see what the future holds.

So there you go ONEin3ers….have a great Tuesday and check back for a great Hump Day Job Day!!!

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Tell Me Tuesday…Seashore Style

So this Tuesday has been extremely busy for this little red head.  First off I am putting the final touches on ONEin3’s second podcast featuring the lovely Emily Knight who is running the Boston marathon.  I am also busy actively slipping in sly comments to local celebrity Devin Cole to make him freak out about not finishing the marathon.

Currently, I am at a fabulous MITX/Greenhorn Connect Career Combine.  It is pretty sweet with lectures, resume advice, and most of all fabulous networking.  Personally, I am getting my network-on trying to find a summer internship so I can escape the terrible wrath of Devin.  Again, anyone interested in spending the summer with the spunkiest ginger you ever will meet and giving her valuable real life experience, please let me know.

Okay…I know what you are all thinking…”Kendall, please tell us the Tell Me Tuesday so I can start typing my amazing comment.”  The suspense has been killing me too.  So this week’s Tell Me Tuesday comes straight from one of ONEin3’s faithful readers who wants to know what are some good restaurants along the waterfront?  Also, feel free to also mention activities, parks, etc.  that are good along Boston’s wonderful sea/harbor/river shore.

Let us know….and get excited for Humpday Jobday and another fabulous podcast on fun Thursdays!!!

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Tell Me Tuesday: Hate your past or present boss…tell us about it!!!

So anyone that knows me well knows that there is a very dark period of my life called The Commercial Real Estate Years.  Actually, the proper name of the period is the actual company’s name, but as much as I would love to give them some bad publicity, I think it would be in bad form.

Right after graduation I had no idea what I wanted to do.  I had obtained an English degree from a top liberal arts school but in the words of one of my favorite movies “Kicking and Screaming” (1995 version), I was “ready for anything prepared for nothing.”  So, I decided to “get business experience” and be a broker’s assistant for said commercial real estate company.

Unfortunately, I got more experience than I bargained for and had to deal with 8 brokers’ every need.  Some of the guys I worked for were pretty awesome and I am thankful for their kindness, which prevented me from having a complete meltdown.

Others, however, were bosses from hell.  I am not sure how grown people can act the way they did and get away with it.  I was raised with the “treat others the way you want to be treated” philosophy, but with these people, I would settle for being treated the way they would treat their sports car, summer home, cufflinks or other inanimate object they flaunt around to make it clear they were decendents of the passengers of the Mayflower.

So with this said we get to our Tell Me Tuesday….what is your worst job experience?  Tell us of evil coworkers, bosses, etc, but please don’t tell us names. We want them to read about themselves and think, “man, I hate that guy” rather than “WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT ME????”

Let us know…we love to hear what our ONEin3ers have to say!

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How Environmentally Friendly is Boston?

So last week’s Tell Me Tuesday response was a little sad.  I don’t want to point any fingers but we thought we’d hear great things from a certain neighborhood that we heard a lot from a few weeks back.  I understand, though, we are busy, and perhaps we’re too busy enjoying our neighborhoods to write about it?  Also, to be fair, it did take both Devin and me until Thursday to write about why we love our neighborhoods.

Enough with the excuses, though. We all need to be better in our commenting because, let’s face it’s way more fun hearing what other ONEin3 have to say than reading blog after blog by Devin and me all week.

So, this week we are going to get all excited for Earth Day coming up in April by asking: How environmentally friendly do you think Boston is?  What are some things you would like to see change?

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