Dream Journal Excerpts I

I read somewhere that keeping a dream journal means that you’ll be more likely to remember and, eventually, control your dreams. Lucid dreaming, in other words. While I haven’t experienced that yet, I have managed to write down hundreds of dreams, some unsettlingly simple, others boringly long. Most of the time, I write down the dreams as soon as I…

Risky Biznassss

From my experience of attending exactly one live episode, Risk is the kind of podcast you listen to when you’re gripping the razor blade over the bathroom sink and you really need to hear about a person whose life is worse than yours. I mean, maybe there are funny episodes. The manic host fella did tell a gay sex romp…

Panic! at the Disco – Hallelujah!

Guess who is inexplicably still making unashamedly toe-tapping music? That grammatically challenged band you loved in high school, Panic! at the Disco! They’re back (or never went away) with this guy, which ditches a bit of the teen angst, but maintains all the whimsy and nonsense lyrics. At least, they’re back for me. Bonus points for being one of those…

The Madness of Getting Money Back

I will never understand how people give change. Allow me to tell a little story to illustrate. Monday evening, I’m at Starbucks. Planning on doing a little journaling amidst the buzz of caffeinated young people who have all, oddly, chosen to wear dense headphones while mashing away at their tiny laptops. Like, what’s the point of the communal atmosphere if…

Antibes – Riding the Green Demon

A low, dark doorway in an Antibes alley opens onto a set of winding stairs that spiral down into a barrel-shaped room. Small tables are crammed together next to overflowing hat racks. Visitors chatter contentedly as the cave matron slices through the crowd, doling out silver, spigotted reservoirs. This is where you go to sample the green demon. Absinthe! We’d…