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  2. We spent a long Sweetest Day curled up in blankets together.

     

  3. Sometimes when I get depressed I remind myself that ten-year-old me would be thrilled to be doing basically anything I do in the course of an average day. I imagine ten-year-old me tagging along as I go about my adult life and commenting on my activities.

    "Ugh, lunch from a vending machine again."
    “I GET A CANDY BAR FOR LUNCH?! A WHOLE CANDY BAR?!”
    “Two candy bars, you fat slob.”
    “TWO CANDY BARS!?”

    It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, ten-year-old me loves it.

    "I’m going to lose it if I have to drive this commute one more time."
    “I GET TO DRIVE A CAR?!”
    “Fuck everything, the printer’s jammed again.”
    “I GET TO PUSH BUTTONS ON A PRINTER?!”
    “Shit, that meeting’s in ten minutes.”
    “LET ME CARRY THE BRIEFCASE!”

    It’s still a valid mental strategy after I get home.
    “Ramen for dinner.”
    “RAMEN FOR DINNER!”
    “I can barely stay awake to answer these emails.”
    “I’M GONNA STAY UP TILL MIDNIIIIIIIIIGHT!”

    According to ten-year-old me, my life is *awesome*. I try to remember this.

     

  4. flaneurinpajamas:

    I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the urge to pull up a new tab and google for that one McSweeney’s article, you know the one. It’s fucking timely, what with the summer ending and there being a crisp bite of fall in the air. I’m gonna control+c that url and paste it into my facebook feed,…

     
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  6. Along the river.

     

  7. Hey guys. I wrote a thing. I was originally going to combine this novella with two or three other novellas into one book, but I’m working on a new project right now that’s requiring all of my mental effort, so I’m putting this one segment out here as-is.

    It’s a standalone piece, about 95 pages long, and titled Transit Authority.

    I like Whit Stillman’s phrase, ‘doomed bourgeoisie in love,’ (used to describe some of his movies) so I’m going to use that phrase to describe my own work, although I think I’m using it for very different reasons.

    If you read my image macros or tweets, you’ll probably like this. If you don’t like my tweets and such you’ll probably really dislike this.

    Anyway, you can download it here.

     
  8. Favorite shaman.

     
  9. Many times, in the midst of a too-deep caffeine binge, I have gazed into the calm, rheumy eyes of Dr. Crestshaw and felt an immense peace.

    #coffee #dayton #presscoffeebar (at Press)

     
  10. I like my hair today, okay?