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Logically Nostalgic May 30, 2009

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I ended my day by setting a trap for a raccoon.
If a week ago you’d have told me I would be doing this – and enjoying it – I wouldn’t have believed you, simply because it was completely out of the realm of possibilities at the time.  See, I’m in Chillicothe OH working at an outdoor theatre named Tecumseh! (The exclamation mark at the end of the sentence isn’t my doing, merely the title of the theatre itself).  I’m surrounded by trees, in a cabin, with no insulation.  Everyday I get up and rehearse for about 13 hours, culminating with a shower and reading a book before falling asleep to do the same thing over again.
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Retro Blogs: The Uncomfortable Gamble March 30, 2009

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WARNING: This is a very personal and at times graphic essay.  If you are squeamish at all, please think twice before reading.  This will be my last “Retro Blog” so I decided to go all out.  I hope you enjoy it and yes Leif, this is also my Odd Object Essay I sent to you in class.  You might want to not read it.  Enjoy…

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Creative Essay March 13, 2009

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This is a paper that I wrote for class.  Seriously, it’s not a joke.  I wrote this for a class (Creative Non-Fiction) and really liked it.  I got pretty good feedback from class so I decided to post it here.   Enjoy.

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Meagan’s Playlist February 15, 2009

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Who is this chick who loves every song I’ve ever loved?  Seriously, I want to know.  All I know is her first name.

Meagan.

Now, some of you might be confused on why the hell I’m trying to figure this out.  Well it’s not so much a good story as it is an odd moment.  Jesus Christ, stop setting it up Zack and just say what the hell you’re talking about.

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The Unfocussed Blog February 5, 2009

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I have writer’s block.  You see… I usually write about my life.  Well, a heightened version of it and nothing really has happened to me that makes me want to write.  I mean some really weird things have happened, don’t get me wrong, but there doesn’t seem to be a punchline.  Which is obviously is important if you’re writing humorously.  And (SPOILER ALERT) that’s mostly what I do.  So, here are things that I’ve been thinking about lately but haven’t had enough thoughts to cover a 1,000 words.

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Retro Blogs: Kanegate, Part Two January 2, 2009

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First and foremost, I apologize for the late publication.  A whopping two of you have shown your disapproval.  Ryan and I’s internet was shut off due to us not having any fucking money to pay a bill.  Whatever, that’s neither here nor there, back to the story at hand. (more…)

Retro Blogs: Kanegate, Part One December 24, 2008

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Before I begin, I must tell you that all of this is 100% true.  At times, it won’t sound like it.  I assure you though it is to the best of my memory.  Kyle also vouched for authenticity of the story (for what that’s worth).

Right after high school, Kyle and I didn’t have jobs.  We were lazy ass bums, if you will.  It always consisted of us renting the worst movie we could find and stay up all night, just watching them and laughing our asses off.  So, naturally, we wanted some excitement in our lives.  Something to do.  This is when we decided to begin prank-calling people.  This is what lead to not only the longest drawn-out, but best prank we have ever pulled on anyone.  It’s an event that Kyle and I fearfully call Kanegate.

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Creating Nothing Into Nothing December 20, 2008

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I feel like writing a new blog, knowing, of course, I don’t really have anything to write about.  See, usually I write about my life and the “adventures” I go through (which in reality, are nothing that big/interesting.  I only make this larger than life in my writing to try and emulate how I perceive them).  The thing is I feel this rather large part of me, begging to me put literally anything down on paper.  Which, I’m trying to do right now.  I’m trying to make something out of nothing and wondering if I’ll succeed. (more…)

Closure December 14, 2008

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Every year, on the same day in December, i call you and wish you happy birthday.  You talk in the sultry voice that makes me melt on the inside and I forget everything you ever put me through over the years. But when I hang up the phone, I feel empty. (more…)

Retro Blogs: The Bear Claw December 10, 2008

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I remember where I was when my mom told me my grandfather had died.  I was sitting in my father’s house.  I don’t remember why, but I was alone and couldn’t have been older than 14.  The house was dark, despite the large window on the left of me.  I was getting my jacket on, heading out the door to play with a friend down the street when the phone rang.

My mother’s tone scared me.  She was serious… very serious.  She asked me if anyone had called me.  I told her no.  She told me that what she’s about to say is difficult to hear.  I sat silently until the news was broken.  I cried in the recliner in the living room, alone.

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