Tag Archives: Life

Sometimes A Peacock Just Falls In Your Lap

I quit my job on Friday and life is already getting more interesting. Technically I only put my two-weeks notice in, but already I feel my mindset shifting. I feel able to start thinking about writing again, and to take … Continue reading

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Shopping Among the Virus

It’s 9:30 at night, and I’m grocery shopping. It’s my first real shopping trip since the coronavirus panic started to flare up here in the midwestern US. I’m not sure what to expect, other than a dearth of toilet paper. … Continue reading

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Not Everyone Is Beautiful

Every two or three days, I see an article or blog post or forwarded inspirational quote about beauty. It’s usually something affirming like “You are beautiful, whether you know it or not.” “We are all beautiful.” “Everyone is beautiful to … Continue reading

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Become The Protagonist

For over a year, I’ve been a poorly-written side character in the story of my life. Somewhere along the line, my ambitions turned into dreams, and only dreams. Something nice to look at, appreciate, and then move on. They stopped … Continue reading

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Solitude’s a Lady, Loneliness a Bitch

“You should get out and meet people,” they tell me, like they’re urging chemo. “It’s easy,” they say, “and besides, What Do You Have To Lose?” Like most social advice, this is intuitive, reasonable, and bullshit. They assume I have … Continue reading

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Those Couples

I’m sitting in the lounge of my former dorm, here for a weekend visit (and to watch the Breaking Bad finale with friends). Right now I’m looking across the room at a couple of freshmen on a couch. I do … Continue reading

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Pizza King Told Me To Shave My Head

In case you didn’t hear the news, I’m Lex Luthor now.   Why the sudden departure from hair, you ask? Well, this story starts a week ago, when I went to visit people at my college. The one I graduated … Continue reading

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Want

Want is a high-density material, which weighs heavily upon the body and the soul. In high enough concentrations, its gravitational mass causes time to slow, and if allowed to reach critical mass, will collapse, consuming everything in sight. You can … Continue reading

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I Am A Bottomless Wallowment of Self-Loathing

I don’t know if you’ve noticed yet from my stupid blog posts, but I never seem to live up to my expectations. I’m a harsh taskmister, for mineself and the world around me, and most of the time I’m blitheringly … Continue reading

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Bah Humbug, Lovebirds

I told myself I wasn’t going to write a Valentine’s Day post, but I’ve got to write something or I’m going to lose all this momentum I’ve built up blogging the past couple weeks, and I’m running out of ideas … Continue reading

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