Month: August 2009

part two through etc are in the pipeline – i’ve had a very busy week of drinking and partying that has kept me from engaging in activities that might actually further my writing ability. rest assured, though, it’s been fun! real update later.

part one. to be followed by maybe a billion more parts, i guess. don’t worry, they’ll also be shorter.                 It’s very hard to travel by train and not spend the entire time looking out the window. I couldn’t get the notion out of my head that we were passing through territory that you simply can’t see by speeding motorcar.…

i’ve realized that i often counsel people on the topic of creative writing when, in reality, i have a fairly limited background in the field. certainly, it’s my major, but any college graduate can tell you that means next to nothing. i’ve written a few things here and there, some that i like, some that are pure shit. but i…

we made it to chicago. it was not the most pleasant drive. sage turned the wheel over to me after a few peaceful hours of easy country driving, just in time for heavy-rain driving/downtown chicago rush hour driving. when attempting to exchange drivers, sage inadvertantly used the on-ramp for another highway, thus getting us a tad bit lost for a…

after a number of excursions, i think i’ve firmly come to the conclusion that bars are simply not for me. i don’t know enough 21-year-old girls to attend with, thus i am forced to attempt to “pick up” chicks, since that’s what all the other douche bags seem to be doing. unfortunately, i am not a high caliber douche bag.…

i completed the harry potter series late last night. this weekend’s fullness of social activities caused me to take a break from book seven, effectively snapping my harry potter mood. but, as the last hundred or so pages of book seven came around, i found myself really quite sad. it’s always hard to say goodbye to a series, particularly one…

i was accurate in my predictions for friday. i overcame, though, relatively quickly. i spent the afternoon forming a playlist for the night’s party, swimming in the pool with brad and zurm, and welcoming annie to bleu haus. she seemed daunted at first by the impressiveness of our abode, but quickly grew accustomed to its wilder ways. why, the next…