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Mission Semi-Impossible: Day Six: Subpar Weekend Edition

Words: 321Feelings: Hungoverness Sins: Avarice, baby. Nothing but Avarice. Fears: Rats, Drowning, Mad Cows, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Unproductive Thoughts: There comes a time, friends, when you need to let your … Read more

Mission Semi-Impossible: Day Five: Subpar Weekend Edition

Words: 984Feeling: Dramatically Displayed Disgust. Sins: Sloth-like Avarice, Compulsive Gluttony Fears: I suffer from productivity hangovers, I need Ritalin badly but am too lazy to get tested for ADD, I will never … Read more

Mission Semi-Impossible: Day Four

Random Editorial Sidenote: Look, I’m the first to admit that I don’t know anything about Phil Spector, or trials, or how “the law” works, but, judging strictly from the pics of him … Read more

Mission Semi-Impossible: Day Three

Brief Unrelated Sidenote: As a regular viewer of Elizabeth Hasselbeck “The View”, I feel it’s my duty as a journalist to relay the news that Rosie O’Donnell is leaving the show after … Read more

Mission Semi-Impossible: Day Two

Words: 2216Feelings: Intense Periods of Motivation followed by Cravings for Applewood Smoked Bacon, Anger, Melancholy. Sins: Greed, Envy…Gluttony (see: Bacon, Applewood Smoked) (Tears For) Fears: That my butt muscles will cramp from … Read more

Mission Semi-Impossible: Day One

Words: 1743Feelings: Boredom, Nausea, A Sense that Something Cool is Happening Somewhere on the Internet and I’m Missing ItSins: Gluttony, SlothFears: Three pages don’t make any sense, might have changed one of … Read more

Mission Semi-Impossible: 14 days, 28000 words, One Finished, Really Bad Draft of a Novel

Hello friends. I have done some things in my life. Accomplished goals, questioned authority, set up Ikea bookshelves with minimal help from the directions. You know, things. But, now, over the next … Read more

What It Would Sound Like If I Pitched My Novel to an Agent Right Now

Dear (Specified Agent), Wassup (insert either bro or babe depending on gender of agent)? Yeah, nothing with me either. Anyway, I loved the book To Kill A Mockingbird, which I know you … Read more

On Hostess Fruit Pies, Jon Krakauer, and Backstories (That Suck)

The other day (that day being a Thursday), one of my friends told me the story of how he got into writing and journalism. It was an uplifting story involving an older, … Read more

On Editing, Jokes and Using the Word "Girded"

Introductory Sidenote: I am back in the United States, the land of freedom and patriotism and cars with automatic transmissions. There have been showers with good water pressure, washers AND dryers, and, … Read more

A Book I Sort of Understand

Introductory sidenote: In this blog entry, every word that I either had to look up because I didn’t know how to spell it or because I didn’t really know the definition, I’ve … Read more

A Semi-Brief Clarification

Ok, wow. Judging from some of the comments I’ve received on the previous blog entry, I think there’s some confusion as to what the purpose of this blog both generally and as … Read more

The Perils of Google, Justin Timberlake and Cheetahs

Often, I google myself. I do this not just out of insecurity and a need to feel loved and appreciated but also because I want to– um, no, those are pretty much … Read more

The Friendship Situation

“It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear, Well, it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year. But, I’ll be there for you, when the rain starts … Read more

On Geniusocity

Warning: I was given one of those Coca Cola Blak coffee-Coke drinks for free by some promotion person right before I wrote this. Point being: Don’t drink Coa-Cola Blak. I took one … Read more

Who Doesn't Like Book Lists?

Warning: This a rather aggressively lengthed post. The Scene: I am now in Istanbul in the first Internet cafe that had an American keyboard. It is warm here (maybe 60) and there … Read more

Muses, British Big Brother and the Mysteries of Technology

Let me begin with a confession and an indisputable fact. Confession: I am bad with technology. I know this is not a startling confession, like admitting that, until I was 14, I … Read more

Hi there

Oh hello. Unless you unintentionally clicked on the link to my blog while searching for a place to post romantic poems to Kevin Alexander Clark-that sassy, pre-teen heartthrob drummer from School of … Read more

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