1) Pre-Preparedness. In order to be prepared, first one must prepare to be prepared. To that effect, I have taken an extra legal pad (past the allotment of one) from the English Office supply closet.
2) Friendship. Maintain close ties with Laurie and Trina, who are clearly way ahead of the game. At least Trina knows how to bake scones so she won't starve, and has armed herself with a mean knowledge of articles and their correct application. Laurie has, like, resumes and references stored in cyberspace. Crikey.
3) Formulating Other P's: Prayer? Prozac? Prostitution?
4) Cats in Sinks