For the past couple of years, I have spent holidays at the laundromat. I don’t remember exactly how it happened, an urgent need to do laundry I’d wager, but I like this arrangement. A lot of my reading and writing is done there, and on holidays especially, it tends to be quiet and deserted, save […]
Shocking, I know. Funnily enough, not much has changed since.
I think Montag and I need to have ‘the talk’.
Once a month or so, Michelle and I go down to Galco’s on York to restock the soda + fancy beer shelves.1 We went in with good intentions, but always end up finding new stuff to try, like the Dandelion & Burdock and the Shandy sodas from Fentimans2. Or that coffee fruit one. This is […]
Today, I found out that Knights of the Old Republic had been released for the iPad, and that was the only news that mattered. Luckily, we weren’t too busy today so I managed to make it home 10 minutes earlier than usual. Red lights and light traffic never hurt this bad. When the game first […]
Michelle and I live down the street from the Brite Spot, which we used to go to for years before it got all over-priced, built an uncomfortable outdoor patio, and served burgers on shiny, fancy buns. We were there so often, we got to know some of the wait-people quite well. We gave them nicknames. […]
When I was freelancing full-time, I would eat these non-stop instead of real food. Then I sold my soul for health insurance, and got busy eating other stuff that wasn’t MSG laden. So when I saw these at the market today, I had to get them. And then I cried a little bit because I […]
Sometime yesterday afternoon, I booked the first few freelance jobs for the year. What that means is that my self-imposed freelance break is now officially over, and it’s time to go back to coming home from work to work some more, and sleep very little.
20 years ago, my parents thought it’d be a great idea to let their 10-year-old first-born name their latest DNA-splicing experiment.
This calico beast is my neighbours cat. She’s tried several times to come in as I am leaving the house. I suspect she has a crush on Montag, and wants to play with him. Who can blame her, he IS charming.
When I moved to the US 13 years ago, it was with 1 suitcase full of clothing and few odds and ends. These are the things my 16 year old self deemed indispensable.
I keep forgetting these frames exist until I have to go into my office to drunkenly write invoices or something, and there they are on my desk, lensless. It’s been months now. I really want to wear them, but that would involve a trip to the optometrist, and mingling with the English, and actually leaving […]
“$2 a bag, the books are free.”
GO GO GO Pretty stoked, made my day. *Header image from Pitchfork.
Finally made it out to Mount Echo this morning, allergies be damned. The weather was all kinds of disgustingly perfect: cold, crisp, and clear. Gross, right? How is that even possible?! (Don’t answer that.) The trail itself is easy enough, lots of switchbacks, steady incline, but man is it ever boring. About halfway through, I […]
Just came home and some huge cholo dude (complete with too-big Dodgers jacket, droopy pants, Cortezes, and head tattoos) was on my stoop, waiting. He looks at me all befuddled and scared (I’m terrifying in person) and asks if Michael (my neighbour) is home. When I point him to the right stoop, he walks away […]