This dude lives in Oakland, CA, works on environmental noise studies for money, plays baseball for fun, and is compelled to write sometimes.
@Onymous That guy sure is a distraction to this interesting piece. I was like, "what is this guy's deal?" then I noticed he's wearing a T-shirt that I am wearing right now that my buddy designed. It is a skull logo comprised entirely of a bunch of adorable little kittens. I get a lot of compliments.
@hands_down My mom used to call me "slave boy".
@realtalk Almost positive you two^^ would like almost every Do Make Say Think album. "& Yet & Yet" is a good place to start.
@avidbiologist Somebody be a grocery store anarchist and stash a stack of chocolate bars by the period supplies every time you go shopping.
I knew it! This explains so much.
Live and let live and live a little.
@yeah-elle I've mentioned it before around these parts, but Black Sheep Boy Appendix is my favorite.
@iceberg I had a conversation about strippers the other day, and the woman I am dating had an interesting perspective. It was along these lines: our culture certainly objectifies women as sex objects, it's blatant and fucked up, but there's a market for it. Men and women are willing to pay a lot of money just to look at (and not touch) naked bodies, it's kind-of stupid and silly (I personally don't get enough enjoyment from that to justify the money spent). Anyway the stripper is not the one being shamed, the patron of the strip club is the pathetic one. Stripping is not stupid, it's smart to capitalize on something so base and simple--especially if we get past the hangups of nudity.
@j-i-a I knew it. Such an editing trixter, stringing me along. Nice work.
Fascinating. Did you purposefully build the suspense and mystery by delaying the disclosure of the correct diagnosis? Because it worked. I especially like, "When I first started walking normally I felt like I was flying around everywhere." Makes me feel lucky for my health instead of guilty for drinking too much and lazy for not working out enough.