One of my favorite bands has partnered with one of my favorite beers to create something so good, it will trigger the end times. Probably. I’m still curious to try the other unholy union they concocted with Julianna Barwick. That one sounds interesting, though I’m not generally inclined towards flavored beers, the exception being the […]Read more "Guided By Voices finally has their own beer."
I’ve created an inventory of daily scents, a smell map. By no means a complete list, but these stood out. This occurred on a Friday. 1. My Own B.O. I’m not sure why our own smell is pleasing. It’s not pleasing really, but reassuring. Do not worry, you are awake, and you are alive. […]Read more "Olfactory Cartography #1"
What would a burglar think if they broke in and saw this in my kitchen? What kind of awful salad was I making? Lettuce banana bread? What happened to make this person abandon this cockamamie amalgamation of horrid foods? I also wonder what would happen if I left these things out, untouched, forever. I think […]Read more "Well here’s a weird scene…"
I consider myself a reasonably intelligent person. I went to college, I read books, and I understand abstract ideas, at least on a surface level. I’m not a genius certainly, but reasonably intelligent. In spite of this, I’m also quite dumb. I make elementary spelling errors on a daily basis, I would not survive sans […]Read more "Self Deprecation & Introspective Semantics"
*Note: The links provided are explanations to the characters, places, events and ideas mentioned, provided so that those who aren’t as lame as I am will know what I’m talking about. *Another note: Adam Surly and Ben Heinen will not need to reference these links. The Wheel of Time is an epic, fourteen book, […]Read more "I’m almost finished with the Wheel of Time series and I can almost move on."
I meant to write this a long time ago. I’ve meant to write this several times, and haven’t had the gusto. I haven’t felt appreciated in Iowa for a long time. I love it there, the people are wonderful and its a great place, but there’s been nothing there for me for quite a while. […]Read more "Goodbye Iowa City"
A few years ago, on a hellishly hot Texas day, on a shadeless sidewalk, I waited in line outside a packed club behind a young woman. She was in her early twenties, short, and looked like she’d climbed hapless and confused out of a dumpster full of costumes from a B-western. We were in line to […]Read more "To a person I waited in line behind once a long time ago."