Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I got an egg sandwich from the little deli outside the CNN building and as usual the guy only cut my sandwich half-way through leaving the bottom piece of bread in tact forcing me to rip the sandwich in half like some sort of animal.

And I said white, not wheat. White. Wheat. White. Wheat. Then the lady at the cash register gave me attitude because I couldn't decipher her broken English.

I think for the rest of the day I will leave random consonants off random words as I speak.

And I'll do it in my kick-ass, awesome fake British accent.

Most likely, I'll not do any of that and just stay in my office with the door shut. (I need to drink some beer this Friday. Who's with me?)

Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm back.

Back from vacation. I went to Chicago to visit friends and family. Fun was had. Food was eaten. Beer drank. The drive was long. I'm pretty sick of Ohio. And Indiana. I did manage to smuggle home two cases of Old Style. I also reaffirmed my notion that people have no idea what pizza is here on the East side of the country.

The terrain was flat. Very flat. I forgot how flat it all is. It's nice to live among hills and curves.

It's nice to be home. Home being Alexandria, Virginia, with the hills and the crappy pizza.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Sorry, folks. I'll be gone for a while driving half-way across the country in the family truckster.

See you when I get back in a couple weeks!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I saw a bigfoot!

I'm watching a day's full of Monster Quest. I wonder how people would perceive my 'eye witness account' of coming face to face with a Bigfoot. Would you believe me? I didn't think so. I hope I never see one because I'd hate to send my life trying to convince all you bastards that I saw one.

BTW, I saw a UFO once when I was in high school. No, really, I did.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"Who is that man giving a thumbs up to?"

The escalators are fully operational at Union Station. Let that be a big thumbs up from the universe. I give it back, U. Yo.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Today I'm Good

Today I will not get on the wrong train.

Today I will not become impatient with people walking slow in front of me.

Today I will be thankful for:
  • Sliced cheese
  • Sunlight
  • Tiny devices that hold a bunch of music
  • Leia's indifference
  • Air conditioning
  • Love (so big we forget it's real - like the Earth)
Today I will not form an opinion regarding trivial things.

Today I will try to smell the cheap half-smokes as I walk past the hot dog stand.

Today I will look forward to driving home to Illinois next week.

Today I will write a story.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Independence Day and Stuff

1. Bought a Bocce set and played it. 2. Had Thai at Emily's house and she showed us a new game called Bananagrams. Get it at your local Target. (Think Scrabble w/o the board.) 3. Ate BBQ in the courtyard thanks to Chris. 4. Got a haircut. 5. Max forced us to play Jenga and I was responsible for toppling the tower. 6. Went to Shenandoah National Park to have a picnic where Leia stepped on a bee and got stung. 7. Stopped for a chocolate shake at Burgers N Things in Sperryville, Virginia. 8. Watched Blade Runner on the SciFi channel. 9. Wore the same outfit all weekend long. 10. Ate Butter Streusel cake. 11. Ate Ho Ho's. 12. Drank beer. 13. Chewed Big League Chew. 14. Watched the Cubs. 15. Had a dream about driving a motorcycle.