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Blissfully irrational: article reviewed

admin - February 28, 2008

This is one of those articles you read and think – shit, I’ve been going about this totally wrong. I went to college. I listen to my mother. I watch the Today Show most mornings. How did I fuck this up so badly? “I’m just keeping my options open.” It’s borderline my credo. Since graduating from college, I have applied it to everything from the …

Today’s reading assignment

admin - February 28, 2008

Please note the impressive inclusion of an image with link, then read the article accessed below and think about it a lot. The Advantages of Closing a Few Doors I’ll be back later with thoughts. This day job is becoming a real commitment… (thank you Erin).

quarterlife, reviewed

admin - February 28, 2008

Yeah. No. They’re all good-looking, they live in huge apartments, and one of them said, “Sometimes I cry for no reason.” I could end there, but in due diligence – here’s a recap: The show splices together 8-minute digital video clips that feel like 20-minute home videos to tell the story of a self-absorbed video blogger (vlogger…vom) named Dylan Krieger (Bitsie Tulloch). Dylan’s character is …

On being touched by a stranger

admin - February 26, 2008

So when I was in California last week for work, they picked up the tab for an afternoon at the spa for all of us. We were staying at a sweet resort for sales team meetings all week. As you picture this situation, remember that last week was also my first week working there. I met everybody on Tuesday afternoon, we had dinner and drinks …

I live in Boston now.

admin - February 13, 2008

So I got 2 job offers at once. Which was sweet. The weird thing is that now, 3 weeks later, I have accepted both of them. I quit the first one last week, which was awkward. It gave me that feeling in the pit of my stomach that reminded me of the feeling you get when you know you have to break up with someone …

Monday: a new approach

admin - February 11, 2008

It was the kind of weekend that I can’t blog about because there’s a chance my little sisters read this. No earth-shattering revelations. No significant self-reflection. Just alcohol, haze, and two bagels with bacon, egg, & and cheese. Thus today, something different. In lieu of deep thoughts, here are interesting snippets (to me at least). Besides having nothing appropriate to post, I figure not everyone …

A Gift from My God

admin - February 7, 2008

Today was the most significant day of my recent life. No sarcasm. No exaggeration. To provide some perspective: In my recent life – say 1 to 1.5 years – I have gotten a new job, been promoted at that job, begun life-changing friendships, ended life-changing friendships, switched entirely to skinny jeans, and run four miles without stopping. It’s been a big year. Today though — …

I’m back. I think.

admin - February 6, 2008

Holy crap. I am getting to the point where it’s been so long since I’ve posted that I feel like its too late to post about all this stuff. Oh well. Big thanks to Jessie for holding down the fort and making me look like a lazyass over the last month. Anyway, I’m going to try to get through it all in a series of …

What is the What?

admin - January 28, 2008

Today, a Sudanese fable: Ebok and his wife had fallen on hard times. Drought set in after a season of poor-selling, meager crops. Their children, now school aged, had no shoes to carry them to school. They were beginning to go hungry. Every night Ebok prayed to God for a miracle. He prayed for God to send something to save his family. One night – …

Thank you, Marlboro Man

admin - January 16, 2008

When I was a freshman in high school the former Marlboro Man came to give an assembly on not smoking. A few things stick out in my mind about that day. First the guy had the voice of Harvey Fierstein, skin like a leather couch, and a gut like Peter from Family Guy. As such I have never been a smoker. Second I was carrying …