My gift

Happy birthday, America. Few things simultaneously stimulate both my optimism and cynicism the way you do.  It makes sense, since you are the summation of your citizens, that what I despise of humanity I also despise of you.  Human beings are capable of so much, but so frequently we squander our potential by taking the [Read More...]

We are beautiful, no matter what they say…

Hanging out this weekend with my friend Rose.  Both of us have some pretty solid physical insecurities.  Hell, I think everybody does (and you guys know all about mine).  As an attempted antidote to this, we took a few hours today and did a total amateur photo session.  We promised ourselves at the outset that [Read More...]

I am a thief

On the back of my debit card I used to write “Check ID”.  Nobody ever checked.  So a while back I came up with an idea to get people to check my ID when I used my card. It hasn’t worked, but it amuses me. Ironic story: about three years ago my debit card with [Read More...]

Lazy holidays are for laughing, video games, and cooking

It’s a holiday weekend.  I’m being a useless slug.  No rants about religion/politics, just some videos from my favorite online shows. First, Epic Mealtime.  Watching these videos is honestly how I intend to spend half of my day. Next, Hey Ash Watcha Playin’?  I have the biggest crush on Ashley Burch. To round it off, [Read More...]

Protected: A reminder and a lesson

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. [Read more...]

Epic work conversations #1

<new meme>  Conversation between myself and SSA Director of Campus Organizing, Lyz Liddell. Me:  “Lyz…the next time I write an email to an administrator, can the subject line be ‘JUSTICE IS NOT BLIND, FOR I AM HER EYES!’?” Lyz:  “No.” Me:  “How about, ‘Rising up to the challenge of our rivals’?” Lyz:  “No.” Me:  “…you’re [Read More...]

Camp Quest OH, 2011

After giving up my head and leg hair to raise money for Camp Quest they were nice enough to let me come down and be event staff at Camp Quest Ohio last weekend.  I was very nervous, to tell the truth.  I could walk into a mega church and tell the pastor to his face [Read More...]

Full disclosure

This is going to be a very difficult post to write.  However, when first I decided to write about my illness, I did so to increase awareness – to let the rest of the world see what goes on inside an otherwise healthy mind afflicted with a mental disorder.  I remain committed to that, even [Read More...]

Trip to Arkansas: with pictures

Ok, update on my trip to Arkansas last weekend.  Overall, it was a glorious weekend.  I turned off my phone, didn’t check my email, and, clearly, didn’t blog.  Sorry about that, but the break was just spectacular. First thing’s first.  On our first post Annie bemoaned the possibility that South Park would be ended by [Read More...]

Education: you don't need it to sit on stage and prattle

You’ve probably seen this indictment on the intelligence of Americans by now.  If you can stomach the whole thing without developing an ulcer or three, you win the prize. A fifteen minute-long paper cut would have been more merciful.  If you have evolved pattern-recognition (as most humans have), you’ll quickly notice an emerging formula from [Read More...]