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End

End

I watched Seeking a Friend for the End of the World recently, and enjoyed it. It’s funny and quirky and sad and sort of all over the place tone-wise. I suppose that makes sense considering the subject is the apocalypse, [...]

July 31, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head
Leadership

Leadership

“This will have a bit of preamble here, so bear with me. I grew up listening to punk rock, and there’s a lot about it I still love – the aesthetic, the spirit, the DIY attitude – but it often [...]

July 3, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head
Obligation

Obligation

Am I outgrowing television? Perhaps more pointedly, am I outgrowing my feeling of obligation toward television? It feels strange to think about my obligation to television, as if an electronic device on its own can force a person to do [...]

June 17, 2013 Blog, Film and Television, Inside My Head
Sleep

Sleep

Have you ever tried brushing your teeth with your off hand? It’s like having sudden onset of localized palsy. You’re an absolute surgeon with the dominant hand. You’re conducting a dramatic tooth symphony with that hand. You’re thorough, you’re assertive, [...]

May 24, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head
Accuracy

Accuracy

Her: Well, love is the best medicine. Him: That’s laughter. Her: Why do you do it? Him: I don’t know. Dialog between Monica and Chandler during a season 6 episode of Friends called “The One with Ross’s Denial”, yes. Also [...]

May 2, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head, Rants

Shame

Pop quiz: What is the item you can seek to purchase at an adult novelty (read: sex toy) store and feel the least amount of shame about? Answer: Fertility friendly personal lubricant. Nothing else even comes close. The lingerie is [...]

April 29, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head, Our Infertility Story, Rumpy Pumpy
Dejected

Dejected

“When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep… and you’re never really awake. With insomnia, nothing’s real. Everything’s far away. Everything’s a copy of a copy of a copy.” – The Narrator, Fight Club. I haven’t slept well since Christmas, [...]

April 19, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head
Confident

Confident

You know what else is cool about me? My ability to drive in the snow. I don’t know what it is, but I get in a very Zen state where the car and I become one. I’m responsive, but not [...]

April 17, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head
Grub

Grub

If you were to ask me this weird hypothetical question “You have to eat something right at this very moment, what’ll it be?” every day at a different time each day for a year, I’d bet solid money that more [...]

February 11, 2013 Blog, Booze, Inside My Head
Epicurean

Epicurean

I quit smoking two years ago, and now I actually have taste. It’s annoying as shit. I taste notes and nuances in everything and can discern subtleties that differentiate a dish between something that’s merely good and something that’s exquisite. [...]

February 8, 2013 Blog, Booze, Inside My Head