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Pulled over while riding a bicycle

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

My friends often roll their eyes when I recommend against driving in my current hometown of Edmonds, if at all possible, between 2 and 4am. The local police force is too well-funded, too hyper-vigilant, and too willing to pull anybody over on the slightest pretext — like if you’re suspected of Driving While Under 50. […]

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Dear Great Britain: Learn to spell

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Paraphrase of a recent text conversation with a female friend I’ll call Sassy: Sassy: You should go, Siobhan is there :) CJ: No thanks, I’m still annoyed about 10pm girl Sassy:  I misunderstood her message anyway, she’s at home CJ: For future reference, how the eff do you pronounce your friend’s name Sassy: Siobhan = […]

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“Foodie” is a silly word

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

“I’m definitely a foodie,” she said. What does that even mean? This has annoyed me for a while now. I mean, I’m pretty damn enthusiastic about food, too — in that I eat some of it every single day. Multiple times per day, usually. And I prefer good food to crappy food. Doesn’t everyone? I […]

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Some help from the ladies, please

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

I got chastised, the other day, for giving “lame hugs.” I am apparently not sufficiently gropey when I hug my female friends. Please bear in mind that this critique came from my friend/co-worker’s long-time girlfriend. Call me crazy, but it seems like a good thing that I don’t get all pervo when in close contact […]

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The Cousin and the Phone Call

Friday, June 19th, 2009

True Life Stories is a an occasional series of narratives from my life, usually based around something funny or embarrassing. While I’m sometimes guilty of hyperbole, the major details are all 100% true. I was recently at a gathering for my best friend’s family, which can be a disorienting experience: his entire extended family is […]

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