21 Years & 307 Posts About The Replacements

Hey Darling Ones, This blog will be twenty-one years old in six days. Send me bourbon. I’m having a lot of feelings and thoughts about this event that I’m hoping will coalesce into something I can write about by July 31st. I mention this because I’m gonna say some things about The Replacements today and when I first thought about what I wanted to write…

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Forcing Myself Through the Yuck

Well, Darling Ones, Today I’ve been unable to out run the vague feeing of unrest/out-of-sortsness that has been plaguing the last few weeks. I’m blaming the current unease on the weather and bad air and the fact that I made the mistake of listening to NPR while running errands yesterday. The Current lured me in with Japanese Breakfast’s “Savage Good Boy”* and then hit me…

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Gin & Regret

Hi Darling Ones, A lot of my friends laugh when I tell them the exact last time I got shit-faced drunk. It was the night in August 2008 when Barack Obama accepted the democratic party’s nomination for president. For some reason I decided that would be a good occasion to drink a lot of gin and then type words to the Internet. It was not…

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She Can’t See Without Her Glasses

Greetings & Salutations Darling Ones, Today as I was languidly popping another cherry into my mouth I casually thought, When I look back on July 2021 I’m gonna remember eating cherries almost every day.* Even before I had totally finished the thought I was interrupting myself, No, I’m gonna remember how smart I sound at work all the time now. Which sounds arrogant, but is…

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Unfocused

Dear Darling Ones, While I do have lucky, pretty eyes, they are not very good at seeing. I got my first pair of glasses* when I was in 8th grade. It only took a year of complaining about being unable to see for my parents to take me to the cheap glasses place in the Northtown Mall. My eyes are the kind of bad that…

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New Notebooks & The Recurring Nightmare

Hello Darling Ones, It only took me 49 years and roughly 18,273 (conservatively) notebooks to finally find the perfect notebook for me. It’s the Milko A5 Spiral-Bound. I get it with the kraft-paper hard cover and the dot grid. I love these notebooks so much. They’re not too big, not too small, not too expensive, and they have a handy, dandy pocket in the back…

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The 9 Best of the First 99 Books I Read this Year

Dear Darling Ones, I finished reading book #99 in 2021. It was about menopause. I know slightly more about the mysterious biological happening than I did before, which isn’t saying much. To celebrate the milestone I re-read Jeff Tweedy’s memoir (more on that in a minute). My goal for reading this year was to read widely and voraciously. I want to read about all kinds…

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