This dude lives in Oakland, CA, works on environmental noise studies for money, plays baseball for fun, and is compelled to write sometimes.
@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.
Whether or not that's what was used for the red, now I want something with a shitload of Sriracha on it. TACOS!
@iceberg Uh, Duh. I like the "mama" suffix you added to your username. Just letting everyone know, a mother knows best, even when that mom is a mountain of frozen water.
@vunder The High Life department at Miller has kept it consistently snazzy through the years.
Save the glug. Love the glug. Hug the glug. Glug it up. Glug is the drug I'm thinking of.
@iceberg defensive mansplaination: I definitely italicized "females" before editing my comment and losing/forgetting the formatting...for what it's worth. But we've had this discussion before right? I think we even debated whether "ladies" was usually alright or not and reached a consensus that "women" is the best.
Also defending me aside, I agree with Bunburying ^there that context matters. So does tone.
@ThatWench Done. I changed mine to "The Dude Aflame" for similar reasons.