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Bachelors

Sometimes (frequently) I feel like a grown up. I am reminded of my adultness several times per day. I see kids on the 16th Street Mall and all I want is for them to pull up their fucking pants. I don’t like to stay up late. I have investments and insurance and warranties and opinions…

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Overwrought

I choose not to make a giant deal out of 9/11 anniversaries. I remember where I was that day, remember that my dad was in DC on his way to the Capitol that morning and turned around back to his hotel when he heard about the Pentagon on the radio, and that I couldn’t get…

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Toolman

I finally have a better understanding of Tim Allen’s shtick from the early 90s nearly 20 years later, and by extension, the male fixation on tools and home repair shit. Owning your own home where the work never seems to stop will do that to you. I love this house, but compared to our condo,…

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Litmus

While on Scott’s Blog of Doom recently, one of his writers had this question posed to him for the readership to answer: “What artists or movies that someone likes serve as your own litmus test?  The litmus test is essentially a non-mainstream artist/movie that hasn’t been shoved down the throat of the public and/or is…

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Trash

As much as I might hate certain teams, (and I do) I’m done trash talking any of their fans. I just don’t have it in me anymore. And truthfully, I never did, anyway, so it’s not like this is any great loss. But I realized very acutely after this weekend just why I don’t talk…

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Thirty-two

Having set this up earlier this week, let’s dive right into it. I used to call this feature “Songs to Close Out Your Summer” when I wrote it for Cru Jones Society, and I think I was probably a bit too optimistic regarding my ideas about its impact on the readership. “Oh hey, I’ve been…

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Mix

I made my first birthday mix CD by accident. Since that night, I’ve made one every year since, and I used to write about the selections. Last year, I had no outlet, so I wrote no article about it. I still made the CD, which felt a little weird, because this CD is usually a…

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Learnings

This week’s series of posts chronicles how I lost 40 lbs. Each day is dedicated to a different aspect of that process. Today’s post is part 5 of 5, and it covers all the weird shit I learned along the way. Undergoing weight loss means you learn a bunch of random shit about yourself. As…

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Exercise

This week’s series of posts chronicles how I lost 40 lbs. Each day is dedicated to a different aspect of that process. Today’s post is part 4 of 5, and it covers the essential uselessness of exercise in terms of weight loss, but why you should do it anyway. I like to exercise. I feel…

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Routine

This week’s series of posts chronicles how I lost 40 lbs. Each day is dedicated to a different aspect of that process. Today’s post is part 3 of 5, and it covers how I established an eating routine and how (and when) I broke it. So what is my routine? I wake up each morning…

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