25 Feb '15, 10pm

Micro-living isn’t just a Portlandia sketch — it’s my life: I awoke this morning to two shocking things in my...

I awoke this morning to two shocking things in my inbox: First, a message from the widow of a Nigerian general saying that her $22 million inheritance has been held up by local authorities and if I send a mere $10,000, the government will release the funds and I will be handsomely (“HANDSOMELY”) rewarded for my help. Second, a friend sent me the above clip from an upcoming Portlandia episode — which, for the first time in the history of the show, actually made me laugh. Shocking, right?! A Nigerian widow offering me money is one thing but LOLing at Portlandia ? Never thought I’d see the day! The reason my friend sent me this clip is because I, too, live in a tiny house. OK, I live in a 300-square-foot studio and not an actual tiny house, but if I call it one it makes it feel like a conscious decision to limit my environmental impact and not an unfortunate consequence of ge...

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