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Monthly Archives: October 2008

And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon

Sometimes I shoot myself in the foot. Most of my bills are set up to use autopay because it’s less of a hassle. The ones that aren’t sort of fall off my radar. Last night I got home to find the DSL and land line had been disconnected. Doh! I called from my cell [...]

Groping For Answers

My brother has been dead longer than he was alive. Today he would have been 38. I wonder what sort of person he would have become. Maybe he’d be like me, leaving behind the scattered carcasses of failed relationships like roadkill. More likely he would have found his one true love and stuck with it. [...]

Rainbow Shades Of Gray

My attention span has been particularly short lately. I reeeeeally doubt I’ll be doing next month’s National Novel Writing Month (tenth anniversary edition!) as much as I’d like to. Strange to think I participated - and managed to finish - in 2004. During the last presidential election. Strolling through the archives from that era got [...]

If Everyone Is Paying Attention

Neil Gaiman is doing a reading in St. Paul tonight. Technically The Graveyard Book is geared towards children, but I doubt my boy would want to stand around in line outside waiting to get in, and then sit through said reading. Damn shame.
Tonight is also the Radio K benefit show with Low, Sims (of Doomtree), [...]

A Ballet of Avoidance

The boy’s psychologist has two main criticisms of my parenting style: 1) I’m too much fun and 2) too often I shield my son from his neurotypical peers, and others who might cause him distress. She’s not wrong. Since it’s just the two of us, the path of least resistance is that much more appealing. [...]

Our Disposable Pop-Culture World

Distractions abound. There’s just too much to do/look at/obtain:

Hot Ink: Comic Art in Minnesota opens tomorrow.
The new Dillinger Four album, C I V I L W A R, will be released on October 14th. It’s been a long time coming, but yay!
Making Fiends - now for teevee - premieres this Saturday. And here is the [...]

The World Is A Mess And I Just Need To Rule It

For some reason these places exist only on the fringes, in the far-flung suburbs. Rarely are they conveniently located in the city. I’ve avoided it for so long, but Saturday night I got pulled over. By an undercover cop. Thankfully I drove away without a ticket, but also without any peace of mind. So this [...]