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The Stuff That's Not Interesting But Is The Most Interesting Stuff I'll Write

by ~Octopussy~

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Honestly, New Year was a trainwreck so let’s just jump right beyond that. A few weeks ago, I finally went on the Pride Cruise that goes all around Bangkok. It was fun and extremely random. I made...


December 28, 2022

Advice From Cleopatra

Due to a legal document I signed, I cannot discuss what happened in the Red Room, except to say that it definitely met all my expectations and I have not only been invited back but asked to parti...


December 20, 2022

Scheduling Deforestation

I recently found out that part of the reason why I’ve had so many health problems recently is because I’ve drinking coffee that I’m allergic to. It’s so nice to realize that my seizures are a res...


December 13, 2022

The Rogues Gallery

I’m very blah. Nothing’s wrong, I just don’t feel like I have much going on right now. That sounds depressing, but I’m not actually depressed. I’m just not excited about anything. I went out the ...


I was trying to find a survey because I really didn’t feel like writing, but as I was searching for something, I realized how awful the internet has become. I’m sure many of you remember how the ...


November 22, 2022

Let me check my horoscope...

I looked around at the hotel room. On my way back from checking the bus schedule, two of the bar boys from the place I’d been last night asked hopefully if they’d see me again that evening. I did...


November 11, 2022

the Difference

I return to work on Monday after 3 weeks of no classes and for some reason, I’m incredibly nervous about it. I feel like I haven’t prepared or something. I severely injured my foot on my birthday...


October 28, 2022

New Foobs

I’ve been really disconnected from music these last couple of months, but something funny happened. In West Hollywood, FUBAR closed. The Foobs (as we called it) was where I spent most of my time ...


October 27, 2022

Garbage in the background...

Do you put ketchup on hot dogs? I haven’t had a hot dog in sooooo long… I really want a chili cheese dog (they have frankfurters here, but I wouldn’t really call them hot dogs, and no buns… they ...


October 26, 2022

The 1990's Entry

I imagine my friends say that I should put myself out there and try new things, but that’s a lie. Nobody’s ever actually said that to me, it’s just something that appears in my head whenever I tu...


October 08, 2022

E-X-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-N

It was a few days before finals and I was reviewing the material with my youngest group of students, they’re between 11 and 12 years old. We were playing Hangman and they had gotten the first two...


September 28, 2022

I Am Stockard Channing

I’m getting used to a lot of things I’ve never had to get used to. I have a big kitchen now (or relatively big considering how small my last one had been) but I have a much, much smaller refriger...


September 19, 2022

Foibles & Filters

I finally finished moving. I have so much space in my new place that I don’t quite know what to do with it all. Every shelf is empty and I finally see that I have not collected anything in my lif...


August 20, 2022

Morlock

I had to put on the brakes this week because something happened in a meeting, and when it was over, I saw what was happening. I ran out of medicine on Sunday, which means my brain is going to sta...


August 18, 2022

America, the Exception

I thought I’d share my reactions to some interesting survey results. Maybe you have a reaction to share, too. 1) 1 in 10 people think HTML is a Sexually Transmitted Disease Well, at least 9 peopl...


August 13, 2022

I Know Where I'm Going

I always sang The Judds music since I was a little kid. My mother listened to them obsessively and would sing their music. When I started singing, the first song I sang in public was “Grandpa” fo...


August 11, 2022

The Mirror Crack'd

For some reason, as I was on my way to work this morning, I started thinking about one of my childhood friends. It didn’t end well. He and I were very similar. We even had the same name, Justin. ...


August 02, 2022

Negative Space

There’s a music blog I’ve been reading for a little over 2 years now. It’s written by a journalist with whom I often disagree, but I find a lot of his technical insights into the workings of pop ...


July 23, 2022

Siamese Dream

Thursday was the one year anniversary of my arrival in Thailand. I posted about it and my friend Johnny had a very funny response. “It’s only been a year?! It feels longer than that…” I asked him...


July 17, 2022

The Loved Ones

I had a five day weekend, and four of those five days I spent looking at apartments. I love my current apartment, but it’s just such a long commute to work and I’m tired of spending 4 hours every...


May 28, 2022

Bay of Pigs

So I’m on week 2 of my new job and week 1 of being actually on campus at the University. I have to say, I’m a little confused by all of it. Each meeting just raises more questions than it answers...


May 12, 2022

Place Holder

Nothing has happened. I’m still on vacation. Jesus, I don’t know how Europeans do it. In America, we don’t have vacations… at least, we don’t have mandatory time off. When you first get a job, yo...


May 04, 2022

Mama, He's Crazy

I’m back in Bangkok. It was fine and all of my stressing out was unnecessary. But so what? Learning that my fears were unfounded doesn’t exactly stop me from having those anxieties. You know, hea...


April 19, 2022

Zero Gravity

I’m trying to stay out of my head because I’ve been having panic attacks for days now. I’m stressing out so much about this trip to Thailand because I feel like I have no control over how it goes...


March 28, 2022

Do You Sleep Anymore?

I’m sorry I haven’t written in forever, I’ve just not had the desire to write. There are dozens of incomplete entries in the drafts because for a while there I really was trying to sit down once ...


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