God Damn Human Nature
I think I finally understand why good guys finish last. Out of no intention or plan at all, for some reason this year I’ve become a lot shittier of a friend. By this I mean I selectively answer text messages (about 40% of the time), don’t pay attention during conversation, take no initiative to coordinate plans, spend far too much time on my smart phone while in public, etc. You get...
You can classify all people you meet into one of two categories: People that will immediately friend you on Facebook. People that won’t. A few nights ago I had a conversation with someone I met through mutual friends. Other than our mildly overlapping social circles, we had nothing in common. For some reason, however, I could tell he would send me the fated friend request. We all parted...
“It’s Really Good, I Promise”
A Six-Step Plan for Blowing Off Tourists The origin of this philosophy was actually from Washington D.C., so I thank the congressional aide to our south for imparting such wisdom upon me. The only necessary disclaimer is that I am a terrible photographer. Seriously, I was extremely pleased with the advent of Facebook if for no other reason than that I no longer had to take pictures to remember...
Whatever Happened to Pan Am?
Seeing as I was still sucking my thumb when the company went under (which was in 1991 for those interested), it’s understandable that my knowledge of the underlying causes isn’t cached between Mean Girls quotes and the J train weekday schedule in the “important stuff” area of my memory. Why this consideration didn’t occur the first time the company presented itself...
Dear Los Angeles
Your city, with your celebrities, and your sushi, you kind of suck. Disclaimer: I’ve only been once. [obvious] Disclaimer: I love NY. Disclaimer: I had inflated expectations from 500 Days of Summer (where are you in my life JGL!?) First, shush about the sushi. I don’t eat raw fish and don’t like it in New York either. Yea, yea, call me crazy - all of my friends do too. My...
The Lease is Up, and so is the Rent →
Well shit. From the New York Times: a lovely piece about how real estate moguls (yes I know they’re not all moguls, but I will still call them such names) have escaped the rest of the economic [double dip] recession. Lovely.