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2005

Writing
·1243 words·6 mins
Articles Personal Writing
Well, I finally got a decent computer again, and I've been playing on it far too much. I have spent so much time on the Internet this last week it is ridiculous.
Some Random Thoughts
·384 words·2 mins
Articles Announcements Development Personal
It is strange that I haven’t been blogging more now that I am no longer a data gypsy. I think it probably has to do with the fact that I’ve been working on some fiction recently so when I feel compelled to write I work on that.

2004

On Gaming And Other Diseases
·360 words·2 mins
Articles Assorted Geekery Games Personal
I have been reading blogs again after a short hiatus and in catching up with the material I missed I have encountered several entries regarding gaming. The question that seems to arise from all of them is: why do men get so drawn into these video games?
Party Roles
·522 words·3 mins
Articles Culture Personal
Recently I attended a party being thrown by a coworker’s girlfriend. D invited me along so he would have someone to talk to as his girlfriend was the only person there that he knew.
Silence
·62 words·1 min
Articles Assorted Geekery
I have not been posting much recently because that which I have dreaded has occurred. I broke down and purchased an Xbox. For two weeks it has owned my soul, but I have begun to regain some of my independence.
Courtesy
·870 words·5 mins
Articles Funny Personal Featured
Sunday night was quite an adventure. I was working in the bookstore, as I am wont to do on weekends and I was straightening the books in the history section, which is right by our restrooms.
Pet My Coat, It Is Frightened
·116 words·1 min
Articles Tech Science Biology
Okay, I was just reading a Wired article about some Australian scientists that are trying to grow a “stitchless [and] victimless” leather coat from living human and mouse cells. You can find the article here.
I Do Not Steal Children
·104 words·1 min
Articles Assorted Geekery Personal
Okay, I have a confession. Please do not hold it against me, but I am a Data Gypsy. I have no computer of my own due to a long series of unfortunate mishaps so I must travel and use what computing resources are available to me.
I Swear I Am Not Making This Up
·438 words·3 mins
Articles Culture Personal
Yet another fun thing in the bookstore is to reshelve and straighten the sexuality section. This is fun because you are guaranteed some good people watching as your presence makes the inevitable teenager or twenty-something in that aisle very uncomfortable.
On Good Sales Work
·380 words·2 mins
Articles Culture Personal
So I was working in the bookstore tonight, which I actually enjoy because it is really cool getting people to read cool books. Admittedly, it can be frustrating when you see some of the shite that passes for literature appearing on the best-seller list, but on the whole the work is rewarding.
Fun!
·21 words·1 min
Articles Humor
I have recently rediscovered my love for StrongBad and Eric Conveys An Emotion. Check them out, you are guaranteed to laugh.
Autumn
·57 words·1 min
Articles Personal
I am so excited because Autumn weather has finally arrived. This is my favorite time of year. I love watching the leaves turn and get blown in baby cyclones by the wind.
Resistance Is … okay, whatever…
·129 words·1 min
Articles Games
So my friend Zach keeps trying to convince me to buy an XBox. Now, I am not much of a gamer. I mean, I used to play some strategy games on the computer ( or as I prefer to say, “strategery”), and I am quite fond of Go (I’m bad at it) and Diplomacy (somewhat better at), but I’ve never really had the knack for console games.
Explanations
·343 words·2 mins
Articles Assorted Geekery Development Personal
Sometimes, it is better to leave things a mystery. Most people think they are dull. I just spent an hour trying to explain this project I am working on at my job.
Story Pt. 1
·214 words·2 mins
Articles Assorted Geekery Writing
My Inner Geek is alive and well. Last night my friend and I completely geeked out to the Star Wars DVD trilogy. It is the simple things in life you treasure.
Bone
·325 words·2 mins
Articles Personal
I got home late last night. I supplement my income by working as a bookseller at a major chain store on weekends. It works out pretty well. I get a discount my addiction (books), I get a little extra money to help with gas for commuting and I get to work around said “narcotic”.
Red
·403 words·2 mins
Articles Personal
When I was younger I used to get these terrific nosebleeds. They came at random it seemed. One minute I would be fine, and another moment I would feel a slow warm drip along my upper lip and the thick copper taste I began to associate with Chance.
Return
·385 words·2 mins
Articles Dream Personal
I came home from a trip. I can’t even remember where I had been. It must have seemed important at the time. As I climbed the steps outside of my apartment complex, I saw a small figure dash into my apartment.