Leaving Home: Survival of the Hippest

Leaving Home: Survival of the Hippest

Lynn Johnston

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 0740733036

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Leaving Home: Survival of the Hippest

Lynn Johnston

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 0740733036

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Never preachy, always informative, and full of laughs, Leaving Home is packed with tried and true nuggets, from tips on finding an apartment to tips on getting your eviction notice reversed, from someone with a sense of humor who's "been there, done that." The reader is walked through essentials such as building a home-grown vacation, "Too Broke to Break?" handling depression, "It Can Get You and You Can Fight Back," and dealing with school and job jitters. Eleven sections are crammed with advice on furnishing apartments, mastering the ancient art of bartering, living with "the boss without a heart, the prof without a clue," and more. It includes such gems as: The Yard Sale -- Your "Vintage Kitchenware Store"; Rules for Roommates: Rent Is Not A Voluntary Contribution; Your Mother Is No Longer the Alarm Clock; The Mail Is Always For You! Leaving Home not only relays how to avoid common pitfalls, but also how to get out after you've landed in them face first! Pearls of wisdom and insightful cartoons make this a must-read for anyone starting life on their own.

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your buddies could be dragged out there with you. In fact, your guide would be a nutrition expert and food shopping pro with good things to show you. (For an adventure, put an ad on a bulletin board at school or work and see who shows up for the tour with you.) This service exists in many stores. If you can’t find one that provides it, a good store manager could arrange something for you. This may not exactly compare with touring, say, a music recording studio, but the information is of value for

when out on the town, most girls can’t pee alone. Seriously, though, buddies look out for each other, hide car keys, and bring hangover medicine. You’ll pick up good buddies along the way. They could be your workmates, your roommates, or your classmates. The girl your age you see in the park every day walking her dog, for example. How about the guy that got dumped by the same girl who dumped you? Things buddies do for each other: •   Buddies take turns staying sober. •   Buddies stay awake

back that great kick-ass feeling again. You owe it to yourself and you’re definitely worth it. Part 9 You, the Worker Chapter 28 Bosses, Colleagues, and Other Pieces of Work New job? Then, It’s Showtime! •   Show up—all of you, mind and body! Give it everything you’ve got, whether you’re cutting grass or cutting diamonds. •   Show up on time. Staying late doesn’t make up for it; that’s just the way it is. •   Show respect for the pros; taking down the “new kid” is in their job description

requirements better than you and will patiently teach you how to access them. They have set many lost students on the right path. •   Study groups: Join one or form one that matches your learning style. •   The “others”: Most of your teachers do care. More than just teaching you, they want to inspire you; see the light go on in your eyes! They’re not bored, or God, or drunk. (Use office hours to meet your teachers and establish a relationship with them. This time [for some students, this is

permission and get your flyer posted. Roommate Referral Services It’s worth checking the Internet and the good ol’ yellow pages for referral services in your area. For a fee, they will match “rentors” with “rentees.” With these services, you can be more specific about your needs than in the newspapers. Reasonable requests like compatible sleeping habits, food quirks, cleaning compulsions, and addictions to jazz will be fired into the “match-o-matic.” Be sure to come clean about hobbies like

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