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Poetic injustice, seems like

04-Apr-10

Sudden Hearing Loss strikes… suddenly. And if I were a bad person, the aural pain my guitar presently causes me would be a superb example of poetic justice. And hey, I’m actually getting a refund this year. Sweet.

05-Nov-09

Been writing a lot of material over the last few weeks, none of it public. Was slowly going insane so I took up writing daily journal entries again. Turned out to be exactly the cathartic activity I needed. Also in the midst of NaNoWriMo presently and have churned out some 6,500 words for that so […]

09-Jun-07

So long, New York City! Hello, reality! At least, that’s what it feels like. You know what happened when I went to Iowa City earlier today to drop off Alena and eat at Z’Mariks and look at trees? I felt so overwhelmed and grateful I almost cried. It was so warm and there were so […]

30-May-07

Anacortes or Olympia? Anacortes or Olympia? It’s driving me crazy. There’s just so much involved in the decision at this point. I need to talk it over with a good listener. Anacortes (specifically, the Department of Safety): 1) Immediate opportunities for meeting new people. 2) More likely to build character and provide new experiences as […]

17-May-07

The move became exponentially more confusing since the last entry. I more or less secured that apartment I was talking about, but! two new and alluring options have also come into play: 1) I can/may move to the Department of Safety in Anacortes, WA. The DoS is an amazing community venue/workers co-op chaired by, among […]

03-May-07

I changed my profile picture. This one’s more accurate. Enjoy. In deference to Doug, who knew straightaway that the pic I put up was substandard, I’m substituting in the infamous “Ryan as David Foster Wallace” pic. DFW, as seen on the back of Infinite Jest. It was a good day. I woke up in the […]

08-Apr-07

I was reading the NYTimes Magazine a month or so ago and came across this interesting article. The article addresses a ton of stuff, from the dubiousness of any preprocessed product making health claims to the adverse effects caused by meat industry lobbyists in 1977, but the sentiment that most stuck with me is – […]

15-Mar-07

I caved and bought a George Foreman grill today, in part because I like George Foreman. He just seems so excited about the whole thing. This model, the “Family Size in Grilling Colors”, has a “bun warmer” atop it. Even though it’s significantly larger than the “Champ” model is and only $7 more, I still […]

26-Feb-07

Recently I ended up at this bizarre nexus where an Ian Svenonius one-off disc, my nascent fascination with late-60′s cult films (esp. those that rep specific “underground” cultures), Simon Reynolds, and the death of Arthur magazine all led me to the same exact book – an obscure (leastwise in America) 300+ pg. tome by Richard […]

04-Feb-07

Today I saw Children of Men, the latest film by Alfonso Cuarón, with my friend Carmiel. Cuarón’s directing was magnificent, but I’m still in deliberations about the story. The movie – and this is completely reducing it, of course – is a sort of magical-realist dystopian what-if, with all of the good and bad that […]