Category Archives: Letters to My Younger Self

I Lost My Boyfriend to Heavy Metal

Graham and I don’t get to hang out together very often, what with his work schedule and my need to be asleep sometime before 2am. Because of this, we try to make the most of the time we do have … Continue reading

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Deadlines

Some people organize time with calendars, or their phones, or, if they’re over the age of 70 and don’t know how to use any form of computerized machinery, a datebook. I always try to do this but I fail. It’s … Continue reading

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A Hole in the Avalon

I don’t know what the dollar show was like for you guys growing up, but for me, there were two theater choices in South St. Louis. One was the Kingsland, a massive brown-black building with crumbling balconies, moldy curtains, and … Continue reading

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Tommy and Gina Went to Couples Counseling But Got Divorced Anyway

Jon Bon Jovi was dead for a little while yesterday. Twitter said so. It turns out he wasn’t actually dead. He was very much alive, and very much still in New Jersey (which is kind of like being dead, but … Continue reading

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Out There

A friend of mine is a park ranger. That’s easily one of the Top 5 Coolest Jobs I Can Think Of, and I’m not even an outdoorsy person. The middle of the country isn’t good for much besides Republicanism and … Continue reading

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The Missing Words

If anyone was thinking about buying a 2006 Mazda 6 but hesitated because you thought the alarm horn might not be loud or persistent enough, I’m here to tell you that you can relax. It’s plenty loud, and that alarm … Continue reading

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We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Sub

“If you ain’t on the Infamation Superhighway, baby, then whey is you?” — Coolio, to MTV sometime around 1995 and below, around the :50 mark. Kurt Loder was right. At least, he was right back then. In 1995, the Internet … Continue reading

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Boxing

A few of my friends are in the midst of breakups right now. And not regular, casual, mutual breakups, either, not like the ones we had when we were younger and drunker and were confident that not only were there … Continue reading

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Walk It Off, Champ

Earlier today, I was talking with someone about how to deal with assholes on the Internet. This person is a site administrator, as well, and we had different opinions on where to draw the line with the hostile, the clueless, … Continue reading

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How Can You Tell When Your Heart Explodes

Title courtesy of some curious Internetter who Googled the question and ended up here. I’m positive that I didn’t provide an answer, although I do hope they stayed awhile and learned a few other things (like how to say “fuck” … Continue reading

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