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nonvolleyball

avid enthusiast of storytelling, humor, improvisation, games, grammar, & serendipity. also: rollercoasters, hoppy beer, cheese, & other experiences/consumables.

On The Unglamorous Life of a New York City Private Eye

@isavedlatin it's definitely a better answer than "I wanted to help a busybody hassle their neighbor about harmless drug use." (I liked this piece overall, but that just seemed like a shitty assignment--even if it provided an interesting contrast to the presumed glamour of the job.)

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm 0

On What My Mom Wishes I Was Blogging About

@DoMark my friends used to count the number of times I told my mom "okay though I REALLY have to go now" before actually hanging up. even if I said "alright the plane I'm on is actively taking off & an air marshal is about to arrest me" she'd probably take that as an invitation to list all my former classmates who've recently had babies.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm 1

On What My Mom Wishes I Was Blogging About

@audraaudra during my first month at college out of state (many years ago) I called home and woke my dad up from a nap. this is what resulted:

dad [groggy]: hello?
me: hi, dad!
dad [instinctively]: where are you?
me: ...Chicago?
dad [frantically]: WHAT?!
me: ...because I'm in college there? you helped me move into my dorm a few weeks ago?
dad [sheepishly]: oh. right. so how are you?

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm 6

On Interview With a Pregnant Porn Star

oh, this was lovely--she sounds like she'll be a great parent.

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm 0

On The Best Time I Said Yes to Everything for a Week and Ended Up Having Bad Sex (Twice), Going Camping and Contracting Shingles

@rebecca253244 thanks for replying, providing further context, & apologizing. I'm glad you can see why it didn't sit well with me.

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 5:52 pm 1

On The Best Time I Said Yes to Everything for a Week and Ended Up Having Bad Sex (Twice), Going Camping and Contracting Shingles

@rebecca253244 um, I'm not really loving the suggestion that there's anything "o.O" or "weird" about a plus-size/transgender fashion show.

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm 0

On What I've Learned From Three Years Without Shampoo

1) I am really really tempted to finally try this.

2) I remember that earlier post. HOW WAS IT NEARLY THREE YEARS AGO?! where does the time go, etc.

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 3:06 pm 1

On What I've Learned From My Side Job Critiquing Dick Pics

@Roxanne Rholes bonus points to the guy if it was actually a fake $20 that was smaller than an actual bill. that's STRATEGY.

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm 0

On Ask a Jeweler: A Beginner’s Guide to Pearls

speaking of the "tooth test" (which I love, so much) the other day dudevolleyball & I found an earring on the ground that was prally just a convincing fake pearl but big enough that if it had been real, it would've been valuable. & I was like "here's the thing--the only way to tell is to do something I'm definitely not gonna do with an object we just picked up off the street."

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 9:43 am 0

On The Hoarders Pie

@OhMarie it just warms my heart to see someone else refer to "boozes" in the plural.

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm 3