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Archives for January 2011

January 2011: You Are an Asshole

Okay, so some updates. Moving sucks. Someone PLEASE send me this post the next time we think about moving. Which will be in four months or so, when our sublease is up. Moving sucks. This was a particularly disorganized move, for no particular reason. After three days with a dozen trips between apartments, we are […]

Further Back

In 2000, for my last semester of my undergrad, I took Introduction to Buddhism, and Black & White Photography 101. They were two subjects I was really looking forward to and I was excited to finish school with two classes I knew I was really going to enjoy. Turns out, both classes sucked. My Buddhism […]

Ghosts in Boxes

We’re moving in two days. I know, I can’t shut up about it. We are barely packed and aren’t nearly ready. But like most things in life, it’s not really “exciting” until there’s a looming deadline and endless procrastination, followed by white hot anxiety and a smidge of clinical insanity. We know how to party. […]

Intentional Uprootedness

My three year anniversary of moving to Portland was just a few days ago. To celebrate, we are moving to a new apartment this week. It is the third time I’ve moved since I’ve been here. This was a pattern in other cities I lived in as well. A new apartment every year or less. […]

Customer Service Fantasies

I think our common human experience dictates that we all, at one point or another, have been pissed off by someone in a customer service position. We may have positive encounters some of the time, or even a majority of the time, but those positive experiences are never enough to offset the dread of having […]