2020-10-13: A Day in the Life in Albuquerque, NM. Taking some time out in the morning to visit the tree …

2020-09-27: I finally took the plunge and am trying out LinkedIn to see if it helps make connections for my …

2020-09-18: Rest in Power, RBG. May we all use our powers for good the way you have. You will be missed, and you …

2020-09-15: Step Away From the Algorithm I started out this post with a sentence I didn’t expect to: I wrote I’ve been a user of Goodreads …

2020-09-15: Learning Something New About a month ago, I realized that in the face of overwhelm, I was looking for any input I could to …

2020-09-14: Something I’ve learned over the last few weeks of feeling stuck, in many aspects of life, is …

2020-08-10: The aim for simplification continues. This evening, I canceled my Adobe Photography plan. I’m …

2020-07-17: It’s a weird feeling to send an email to a former employer’s IT team, from your …

2020-06-28: Fitbit and the Data Mine I got a Fitbit years ago as part of a workplace “health intitiave” and have used it on …

2020-06-21: Important reading today, which I’ve never read before and which is illumuniting and urgently …

2020-05-26: I spent some time over the weekend writing up something I never quite expected: a phonetic analysis …

2020-05-16: Spending time working from home and otherwise quarantining has me thinking a lot about the things I …

2020-04-30: Sometimes, clearing up the state of my browser tabs help clear up the state of my mind. I …

2020-03-29: A lof of folks are taking up Zoom for virtual meetings right now, but if you care about privacy, …

2020-03-21: Recent Reads and Listens Here’s a random list of some things I’ve been reading or listening to that I think are …

2020-03-11: History is a great place to look to learn about the world, how it works and why it often …

2020-03-08: Your Money or Your Life (Review) Starting and running a couple of businesses was my first foray into really learning about finance, …

2020-03-04: Take some time to expose yourself to something outside of your usual routine. Read or listen to …

2020-03-03: I made a request to Intuit to delete all my Mint data on January 21st. I received an email today …

2020-03-02: Monopoly Moves Gilad Edelman, writing at Wired, makes a compelling case that Intuit’s intention to buy Credit …

2020-02-28: I’ve been thinking out loud here about my use of Quickbooks, and feeling like Intuit is …

2020-02-23: After a string of freezing days a few weeks back, I was pondering why a carport at a prior apartment …

2020-02-16: Over the last few weeks, we’ve been doing our grocery shopping more and more at our local …

2020-02-09: Dark Patterns and Monopoly I’ve recently taken to reading Matt Stoller’s BIG newsletter, and given my recent forays into …

2020-01-25: I finished reading reading My Brief History this afternoon, and after a trip to two local book …

2020-01-25: I’m currently reading Stephen Hawking’s My Brief History, and found myself surprised, then not …

2020-01-21: As if I needed any more reasons to be making the switch away from Gmail, it turns out they also …

2020-01-19: The Great Email Migration I’ve been talking for a while about moving away from Gmail as my primary email provider. I’ve used …

2020-01-17: New and Unimproved I’ve written before about the growing pains I’ve been experiencing with running each of …

2020-01-10: Just in case we weren’t sure where extreme capitalism is taking us, this week I got a birthday …

2020-01-07: Something that I’m especially mindful of right now is decision fatigue, coupled with feeling …

2020-01-02: In addition to reducing lobbying, the current reporting on quarterly fundraising for presidential …

2020-01-01: The Data Mine Here’s an example of a way data gets used in seemingly innocuous ways, but is concerning for …

2020-01-01: Happy 2020. Let’s make this a year in which we acknowledge our collective humanity, push back …

2019-12-29: I continue to love the writing experience in Micro.blog, with my main quibble right now being how it …

2019-12-24: The more I learn about big data, the less data I want to be generating. Some of it is useful, but …

2019-12-21: The Power of Words Watch the news, read social media, see behavior from real adults filmed at rallies, and it’s …

2019-12-19: Umair Haque wisely reminds us just how critically we need to be examining this impeachment process. …

2019-12-18: Side note to my last post: That quote may have been Hendrix referencing either Indian spiritual …

2019-12-18: Impeachment feels momentous, and like the first just action in a long string of injustices. We have …

2019-12-17: Kickstarter and FOMO I’ve had mixed results of late with Kickstarter projects, but this Coffeejack looks …

2019-12-14: Baby's First Mechanical Keyboard I recently got bitten by the mechanical keybaord bug, and for the last couple of weeks have been …

2019-12-11: Speaking of student loans, students who received loans for functionally scam “colleges” …

2019-12-11: Every so often, I look at the total amount I’ve paid back on my student loans. As of now, …

2019-12-09: For my first Micro Monday, I’d like to recommend Patrick Rhone (@patrickrhone), who has …

2019-12-09: Growing Pains, Business Style I’ve been working on getting a clearer picture of the finances for each of my businesses. I do …

2019-12-02: Untabbed Tabbed browsing is a mixed blessing. It allows me to focus on a variety of things more or less …

2019-12-01: A personal blog can be considered a little piece of digital property. Used thoughtfully, it can be a …

2019-12-01: Politically Inclined It’s day 30 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. It …

2019-11-30: Dogma For Days It’s day 29 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. If …

2019-11-29: Hoping For Hope It’s day 28 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-28: I feel secure in pointing out that if you’re willing to mix your influences, you can enjoy a richer …

2019-11-28: At a Loss It’s day 27 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-27: Shoes to Fill It’s day 26 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-26: Money Talks It’s day 25 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. I …

2019-11-25: We went wandering a couple of stores while out and about yesterday. I stopped in to Best Buy, and …

2019-11-24: Woebegone conclusions are the most interesting kind. When dining alone, people assume I am lonely …

2019-11-24: Infrastructure It’s day 24 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-24: Drawing Ideas Austin Kleon recently drew in conversation with Dan Roam. This was fascinating to watch, as two …

2019-11-24: Toasty It’s day 23 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-22: Write Your Own Rules It’s day 22 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. I …

2019-11-22: The to-do list is long, but the feeling of tiredness has yet to abate. For a second, I feel hollow, …

2019-11-22: One Way Streets It’s day 21 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. I …

2019-11-20: Fighting Myself It’s day 20 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. I …

2019-11-20: Be Loving and Kind It’s day 19 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. I …

2019-11-19: This year, I have made a conscious effort to be more selective while working to build the life I …

2019-11-19: On Playfulness It’s day 18 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-18: Laughter Party It’s day 17 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-16: Animal Lamina It’s day 16 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. In …

2019-11-16: I long to be able to see the stars in the sky, and marvel at the universe above. Craning my neck, I …

2019-11-16: Renovate Your Mind It’s day 15 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-15: Recycled Thoughts It’s day 14 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-14: I’ve been taking steps to minimize my use of services which are venture capital backed, and am …

2019-11-13: Good morning, coffee. It’s day 13 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-13: I used to think social media was a great space to stay in touch with friends and family. Since …

2019-11-12: Smells Like Rock ‘n Roll It’s day 12 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. I …

2019-11-11: Reclaiming Childhood It’s day 11 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-11: Books It’s day ten of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-10: The world can be a frightening place. To find perspective, I look to the stars and the Milky Way. I …

2019-11-09: Televised It’s day nine of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-09: Considerations of Technology It’s day eight of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-08: (Over)Work It’s day seven of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-07: Writing more has been something I’ve been meaning to do for some time. Like following a mountainous …

2019-11-07: Logical Family It’s day six of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-06: Nature It’s day five of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-04: Food Food It’s day four of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found …

2019-11-03: I’ve recently found that the key to writing more has been a few things: simplicity, …

2019-11-03: Failing It’s day three of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-02: Trying It’s day two of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here. …

2019-11-01: Recollection This month, I’ll be blogging every day as part of Blogvember. It’s like NaNoWriMo, but for blogging …

2019-10-27: The End of the Internet Joshua Fields Millburn on reaching the end of the Internet: The Internet is functionally infinite, …

2019-10-24: Sometimes it’s nice to realize that what I write doesn’t have to follow an arc, or trajectory of any …

2019-10-23: Logging Those Miles I understand the appeal of auto-mileage tracking for business, but it’s incredibly problematic. I …

2019-10-20: Sometimes, a beautiful fall day comes along and shows you some trees.

2019-10-19: A Little at a Time Some parts of the past week have felt energizing, while other aspects have felt sluggish. When I …

2019-10-14: Book Review: The Empty Chair The Empty Chair is book three in the Lincoln Rhyme series, and it takes our characters outside their …

2019-10-13: I’ve been tinkering around a bit with the CSS here in micro.blog, and am slowly coming around …

2019-10-12: Returning to Center As I’ve been setting up my site here, bit by bit, I’ve realized just how fragmented my Internet …

2019-10-11: I haven’t yet made the leap to macOS Catalina 10.15. While checking on software compatibility, …

2019-10-08: Tonight, we went to see Augusten Burroughs at a local indie bookstore. It was my second time seeing …

2019-10-07: The Balloon Fiesta is one of my very favorite times of year. The crisp morning air, the clear skies, …

2019-10-07: Note to self: in keeping with focusing on less overthinking, please remember to also be kind to …

2019-10-05: Speaking of less emphasis on perfection, and less overthinking, I found this podcast episode on …

2019-10-05: Less Than Perfect Many is the day when I can visualize what needs doing, and even the steps to take in order to get …

2019-10-04: Attention Grabbers Cleverly Masquerading as Games The theme for the past month or two for me has been re-centering. Returning to a dormant writing …

2019-10-03: Another new favorite feature of iOS 13: silencing unknown numbers. Like many, I’m subjected to …

2019-10-01: Writing, and thinking about what to write, can be an excellent way to get in touch with the things …

2019-10-01: I recently updated to iOS 13, and outside of dark mode, my current favorite new feature is the …

2019-09-29: Book Review: The Coffin Dancer Part of my efforts for 2019 has been not only to read more, but to read more fiction. While browsing …

2019-09-29: Turned out to be a beautiful day to visit a local farmer’s market. Nice to be in the community, in a …

2019-09-28: There’s No Place Like Home I’ve had a blog in some form or other since 2005. I’ve run the gamut starting with a …

2019-06-24: On finding time There’s never enough hours in the day, I tell myself. I’ve bit off more than I can chew. I’m …

2019-06-08: Paddle Boarding Leading up to this vacation, it was all I could do to talk about how I wanted to try paddle …

2019-06-07: Kayaking The last time I rode in a kayak was nearly 13 years ago. I remember loving how I was so close to the …

2019-04-04: Looking back, to find a way forward. I pre-ordered Austin Kleon’s latest book, Keep Going, and it arrived this week. True to the other …

2019-03-20: Opinionated I’ve been thinking recently about how much we’re asked to have an opinion about something. It’s an …

2019-01-28: The Music Maker Party My good friend Jana Pochop has a Kickstarter campaign to help her produce her fourth solo album. She …

2018-10-13: Don't Get Things Done I spent quite a bit of the last few months behind. Behind on paperwork. Then behind on scheduling. …

2018-07-25: Trying to focus on taking concrete steps to reach goals, instead of letting the goal get away from …

2018-07-13: Less Than Perfect Being months behind on work is a daunting thing. No matter how you get there, the snowball effect …

2018-03-23: Haven’t logged in here for a bit, but wow is it refreshing not to have attention-hogging …

2018-03-15: Hello, Moon I think a lot these days about the stars, and how I want to stare at them and let myself get lost in …

2018-03-14: Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018 To me, Stephen Hawking has been an inspiration most for his use of alternative communication, which …

2018-03-13: A Couple of Things It’s been an interesting week, trying to wrangle myself into being a bit more organized, so a quick …

2018-03-11: Strategy A recent thought on being behind: Should I group similar things together to get them done? Should I …

2018-03-11: Rhythm First. Second. Third. One. Two. Three. Finding a rhythm, doing a bit at a time, can be empowering. …

2018-03-10: A Moment Visualizing isn’t the same as doing, but it’s not a bad place to start. Careful not to think too …

2018-03-09: Commentary Farhad Manjoo, writing in the New York Times: The prominence of commentary over news online and on …

2018-03-08: Gradual Habits Energy isn’t fully returned, but a new habit is slowly emerging. Not yet two weeks in, but the …

2018-03-06: Tomorrow Pace yourself, you think. No need to do it all at once. That’s what they all say. This is New …

2018-03-06: More Energy returns with rest. Suddenly, what felt difficult and like it would fully deplete you feels …

2018-03-05: Forward, A Bit The lingering grow larger the longer they’re left to linger. Leave them be long enough, and they …

2018-03-04: Weak End Some things linger, hiding at the back of my mind. They make themselves known frequently, reminding …

2018-03-03: A Day Like Any Other The Sun rose. It hung in the sky for a number of hours. And then it set. Maybe it’s the Earth which …

2018-03-02: Some Days You’re on your game. Other days, your game’s on you.

2018-03-01: To Do, or Not To Do I have a list which seems to grow longer every day. It doesn’t actually grow all that that much …

2018-02-28: Sleepy For the past week, I’ve been intently focused on getting more sleep. I’m starting to establish a …

2018-02-27: Another Lens Sometimes you’re friends with people who help you see not just different views of the world, but new …

2018-02-25: Be Yourself Reza Farazmand on being yourself.

2018-02-24: Night Owl Mode I’m often in “night owl mode”, staying up late working on various things, or lost in thought or on …

2018-02-22: Winnie I love the Olympics. It isn’t without problems, of course, and NBC’s coverage remains, despite the …

2018-02-22: Science Goes On Today, I read an article about an amateur astronomer in Argentina who captured the formation of a …

2018-02-20: Simple Colors Watching the Olympics, contemplating the concept of socially constructed bodies, and fiddling around …

2018-02-19: Plaid An evening doodle with Procreate.

2018-02-19: Rest Day In the thick of the world, and the work I’m building up to this year, there’s a tendency to want to …

2018-02-18: Six Weeks Six weeks ago today, I taught my last Zumba class. Part of my plan was to work on reclaiming my …

2018-02-17: Follow the Money Om Malik, noting some conclusions about the latest news that facebook acknowledging the role of fake …

2018-02-16: Facebook's VPN, LOL Virtual private networks are intended to help safeguard your internet use when on public or …

2018-02-15: Guns are the Problem Jason Kottke on the United States of Guns: Like many of you, I read the news of a single person …

2018-02-14: Overload In reference to my post yesterday, I counted how many browser tabs I had open among various devices. …

2018-02-13: TMI In addition to the chronic fight for my attention from external sources, I’m just as guilty of …

2018-02-12: Somewhere In Between I am not a sports fan, generally. However, I’m a huge fan of the Olympics. Every two years, I go a …

2018-02-11: The Disruption Mindset It’s interesting to observe the tech world from the outside. When I was recently in Los Angeles for …

2018-02-10: Getting "Smart" Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu, writing in a widely shared piece for Gizmodo: After two months of …

2018-02-09: Space to Think, Out Loud Om Malik, on blogging in the early days: A long long long time ago when I started blogging, it was …

2018-02-08: Try Something New I’m a creature of habit, and also a chronic over-thinker. Today, I went to a restaurant craving …

2018-02-07: History in the Making Today, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy into orbit. It’s worth watching the video not …

2018-02-06: One Day Sometimes I just need to know that other people want to fight for peace, too. Matisyahu reminds me …

2018-02-05: All Fall Down I finished reading All Fall Down today. It was a quick read, shallow and full of cliche. It had a …

2018-02-04: Read. Write. Draw. Photograph. The element in common is to slow down, pay attention tot he world, and take the time to do something …

2018-02-03: Something Different I made sure there was less on my plate today. I gave myself a chance to breathe, to watch the world …

2018-02-02: Twelve Friday will be twelve days in a row worked without a break. Sometimes saying yes to too many things …

2018-02-01: Busy Some days, I get too busy for my own good. On these days, I think less clearly, think less …

2018-01-31: What will I write today? Since I’ve been posting more here, I’ve noticed a gradual change in the questions I ask myself. …

2018-01-29: Haole I just finished reading Sarah Vowell’s Unfamiliar Fishes. It was a fascinating read, not to mention …

2018-01-29: Nostalgia After a fairly busy weekend, I took some time this evening to listen to some best-of episodes of one …

2018-01-27: Friendship David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH), writing about why he left facebook years ago: I quit Facebook back …

2018-01-26: Decisions, Decisions I’m a contemplator. I think about things, ponder them, mull them over. I take my time, try to …

2018-01-25: Noise One of my objectives for this year has been to give less time and attention to the noise that gets …

2018-01-24: Old is the New New Over the last month, I’ve rediscovered something I thought I’d lost. I always knew it was there, …

2018-01-22: Are you a bot? There’s plenty of headlines right now trying to understand what to make of the role of Russian bots …

2018-01-22: Hold On. On Hold. I spent part of my evening going through some mail, scanning documents, and wrangling small elements …

2018-01-21: Meditation Something I realized a few months ago was that I enjoy doodling. It doesn’t have to be anything …

2018-01-20: The Cost of Free I’m not alone finding that social media isn’t actually about being social. The disconnect I find …

2018-01-19: Step One I took a step today. It lead to more steps. I’ll take even more tomorrow.

2018-01-18: Chance Something that seem obvious which never fails to surprise me: taking a chance and doing something …

2018-01-17: Snowball Piles of mail stack up because life gets busy. Boxes that remain unpacked after a move because even …

2018-01-15: Honoring Black Voices This seems an especially important year to recognize that racism is still very much alive and well. …

2018-01-15: Waking Up Austin Kleon, on handling the stress of the daily news cycle: A friend of mine said he didn’t know …

2018-01-14: Lost in Thought As I’ve been writing more here over the past couple weeks, I’ve discovered I’ve taken the time to …

2018-01-13: Community Spotted this sign tonight while out celebrating my birthday. In today’s world, it feels extra …

2018-01-11: Buzz Among the many modern words in today’s vocabulary I don’t particularly like are buzzwords like user …

2018-01-11: Break A friend of mine in college used to say that if you’re going to do something, do it. But if you’re …

2018-01-09: Commence There’s an idea I have about how I’m trying to get started. I can see a finish line, and see a route …

2018-01-09: Guess I should finally try out a post here on micro.blog. I’ve been blogging more lately, old school …

2018-01-09: Traction Last year, I felt like I’d forgotten how to write. Last month, I realized that wasn’t the case. …

2018-01-08: Squirrel In addition to what I’ve been calling nanoattention, there’s another problem with our current state …

2018-01-07: Jump Today, I taught my last Zumba class. It’s something I’ve been thinking about, and then planning, for …

2018-01-06: Consumed A quick perusal of my facebook feed yields the following: meme posted by a friend picture posted by …

2018-01-05: Filters A casual conversation in the workplace today reminded me of the need for filters. A small tale of …

2018-01-04: Rushed I’ve noticed a recent sense of urgency in many areas of my life. Today, it was a sense of feeling …

2018-01-03: Beep Boop My friend Jana, writing about the twists and turns of 2017: While the general social and political …

2018-01-02: Baby Steps Big ideas have floated in my head for a while. I could do this thing! Or maybe this other thing over …

2018-01-01: Old and New It’s strange how much faith we put into the end of one year and the start of another. How the change …

2017-12-31: Thinking in Hashtags With attention being demanded on a near-constant basis, it’s only natural to want to be noticed too. …

2017-12-29: Nanoattention Seth Godin, writing on the very topic I’ve been mulling over all week: We’re hooked into something …

2017-12-28: Today Will Be Different. I’m filled with big ideas. There’s big ideas for what I want to accomplish with my work. Big ideas …

2017-12-27: Stuck in Neutral As I drifted away from writing, the longer I waited to try again, the more daunting it felt. I …

2017-12-26: Now, or Later In the early days of Tumblr and Twitter, I remember how much fun we had posting a photo and simply …

2017-12-25: Here, There, Everywhere The more opportunities we have to share, the more fractured we seem to become. Follow me on Twitter …

2017-12-24: A Simple Question Is this useful to me? Or I am more useful to it? There’s a saying you’ll find on the Internet about …

2017-12-21: Take it Back As someone who came of age at the same time the Internet was doing the same, I’ve been a fan and a …

2017-12-19: The Language is Extreme Look at news nowadays, and you see extremes even in the language used in headlines. Shock value is a …

2017-01-26: Lost, and Still Lost I know I'm not alone in how lost I have felt since a gray November day last year. I'm still …

2016-09-02: Always looking skyward. This time in Minneapolis, Minnesota. July 2016.

2016-02-07: The First I always seem more prone to write at the beginning and end of the year. It's easy to miss the …

2015-05-24: Finding My Way Back Home It is now almost four months since I left my job. In that time, I have found myself busy with new …

2015-01-27: Reflections Time has this way of marching steadily by, whether we want it to or not. There's so much I've been …

2015-01-01: Fin 2014 2014 has left me feeling conflicted. 2013 ended on a difficult note, then the new year brought …

2014-10-19: Meeting New York The past year and a half have been steadily leading me to feel like I'm leaving myself behind. I …

2014-09-24: Falling Behind I've been thinking a lot lately about how much I've allowed myself to fall behind. To think so much …

2014-01-05: To Infinity, and Beyond New years have not historically been something that leave me too excited, but 2013 was less than …

2013-10-23: Missouri Waits Despite having been born and raised in Albuquerque, I never seem to tire of the annual Balloon …

2013-08-24: More than just a dream. I had a dream last night. It was probably on the mundane side, by which I mean it wasn’t …

2013-07-22: I never meant to be an imposition My good friend Ashley wrote a collection of essays cleverly titled If You Can Trust An Impostor. …

2013-05-04: Less is More It's Saturday night and I'm currently sitting at my computer looking up cheese graters on the …

2013-01-06: Twenty Thirteen It's 2013! And what better way kick off the year than by clicking a little red 'x' to close a window …

2012-12-23: That kind of perfectionist. I've had the same prescription glasses for a little over two years now. A couple months ago, I …

2012-12-17: Making it a point to live. In light of the recent news out of Newtown, I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be …

2012-12-14: On My Internet Identity Crisis I started writing on the internet in 2005. I had a lot on my mind, things I needed to say. I could …

2012-08-08: 800 Watts of Excitement About a year and a half ago, I started on a journey of getting healthier. In that process, I've lost …

2012-08-06: Step into my office I've been watching the Olympics like it's my job every day. Which means that as soon as I get home …

2012-07-16: Frames of Mind I realized recently that I've been doing a lot of reading and a lot of thinking. I've thought about …

2012-06-10: The days are just packed Working in the full time world is challenging, to say the least. I've recently come to realize that …

2012-05-20: Let's hope I never become THAT neighbor. When you only have one day off for your weekend, apparently it is possible to fill every hour of …

2012-05-02: 35,000 Feet I was planning on being asleep right this very second, considering I'm on an airplane for the next …

2012-01-30: Call me, Tim Gunn, I need a pep talk. If I could have any super power, I think I wouldn't mind the ability to create time. It's terribly …

2012-01-22: I need to fire some of these neurons. I have a nasty habit of overthinking things, something that I recently hinted at. A certain amount …

2012-01-10: Also of note, I didn't get a Forever Lazy. Things I didn't anticipate accomplishing during my 28th year, but I did anyway: lost over 50 pounds …

2011-12-19: The Other Side of the Rainbow I'm watching this movie, right now, that caught my eye because it had obviously gay undertones, and …

2011-10-08: I only cook so I can wear cute aprons. I think my culinary prowess is improving. I've gotten really good at futzing around in the kitchen …

2011-09-26: Enter Stage Left I guess you could say it's been a while. 400-ish days counts as "a while", right? I did a lot of …

2010-07-31: Urine For a Real Treat The sound of the rain falling outside my window right now is delightful, as is the occasional crash …

2010-05-24: On Getting There: Baby Steps I heard once that when you're trying to find something, the best way to do so is to stop looking for …

2010-04-18: A Change of Seasons The Obvious It would appear that, in my absence, I forgot that I could write for the internet. So to …

2010-02-02: No. Way. It's been over a month since I posted anything here. Hello, unplanned hiatus. I can't promise to …

2009-12-20: Don't You Mess Around With Me "Your oldest brother is married now, right?" Those seven words were the start of a conversation I …

2009-11-29: The Trouble With Glee Like any good queen, I've been keeping up fairly religiously with Glee. I mostly enjoy it, despite …

2009-11-11: Bad, Bessie! Bad, Bad Bessie! Some people would take one look at today, see the partly cloudy seventy-five degree weather outside, …

2009-11-08: Have a Little Vanity Please forgive the poor quality of the pictures. I took them with my phone camera because, well, I …

2009-10-31: Viva la Drag!!! October 30, 2009. The day I unleashed my inner drag queen. Replete with a dress designed just for …

2009-10-16: Alarming Beep-beep, beep-beep, beep-beep. I can only assume that that's the sound of an unplanned almost …

2009-09-20: The Great Debate My friend Dusty and I went to the local animal shelter the other day. It all started with a rousing …

2009-09-07: Contains: Amazingness, Awesomeness, and Chocolate We all know, on one level or other, that sometimes we buy really, really disgusting things at the …

2009-09-03: Getting All Fired Up Check out this time-lapse video the folks at CrunchGear. pointed me to of the Station Fire. As it …

2009-08-30: 10 Easy Steps to Learning to Hate Billy Joel 1. Move to Los Angeles.2. Enjoy it completely until fire season starts in August. 3. Breathe fumes …

2009-08-24: Rolling it out, technically... There's a good chance that this post will cause my partner to roll his eyes, cover his face with his …

2009-08-22: Presenting: An Afternoon Nap, in One Act My Afternoon Inner Monologue While Napping on the Couch For Something Like Two Hours. Or The Most …

2009-08-20: How Twitter helped me become a better graduate student Twitter. The social networking site that everyone either loves to hate, hates to love, hates to …

2009-08-17: I'll Vee Your Log Today is the much-awaited 20-Something Bloggers Video Blog day! The theme is "What does 20SB mean to …

2009-08-15: Be There or Be Square I will be there. Nico will be there. But more importantly, will YOU be there?

2009-08-13: Welcome to the 21st Century, homes Confrontation has never been one of my strong suits. I've long been a good listener first and a good …

2009-08-12: The one where my head explodes Hey, remember how much I complained about having no internet access the other day? How the DSL …

2009-08-10: Verizon's Voyager is a Sinking Ship It might be wise to preface this post by saying that it's a doozy. It's long, it's a huge rant, and …

2009-08-01: Life in the Future As the notorious Nico often says so succinctly, we live in the future! And every time he says it, be …

2009-07-30: Twitter Bots 101 For the uninitiated, Twitter is full of little programmed bots that crawl through all the data on …

2009-07-24: It's a shower! Better late than never! It's just me, crashing the virtual wedding shower arranged by the fabulous …

2009-07-23: Three Weeks Three weeks seems like more time than it actually is. It's just enough time to get comfortable and …

2009-07-19: This would have been funnier if I'd posted it last week You know, when it actually happened. But it was hugely nerdy and appropriate at the time, and I was …

2009-07-16: Pasta alla Checca, coming right up! Not so long ago, I never imagined that one of my favorite places to go shopping would be the …

2009-07-11: Eff I've spent the last week now without solid use of my left index finger. As I've previously noted, …

2009-07-06: Such a Fan (1) I have to throw a shout out to all you awesome peeps who chimed in with advice for how to cool …

2009-06-27: Must. Chill. Out. There's something about sitting at home on a Saturday night, exhausted after a fit of sneezes …

2009-06-24: Bringing new meaning to green The sun is setting on an otherwise normal day. A breeze trickles past, just light enough for you to …

2009-06-23: The State That Phil Is In I'm guest posting over at The State That I Am In today. The lovely Erin is out of town and she, lord …

2009-06-18: Love will keep us together I mentioned last week that I would be heading to an event in LA codenamed Drink Up Los Angeles. It …

2009-06-16: From my inbox: Zombie help desk I received the following email this afternoon: Hi! We noticed you haven't played Zombies in a …

2009-06-15: A first-person report from Iran about the election One of the greatest things about Los Angeles is the sheer diversity of the populace here. I've met …

2009-06-12: Drink Up Los Angeles If you live in or around Los Angeles, definitely consider heading out to Hollywood tomorrow. Here's …

2009-06-11: Touch My Vomer As if it wasn't completely apparent from my plethora of rants on this website (read: the only four …

2009-06-09: Tripping Through the Land of Hooker Cards While for some this weekend, the memorable quote of the Las Vegas blogger weekend was hater tots are …

2009-05-22: Not Quite Déja Vu Robert spent the morning yesterday in the clinic for a quick, routine procedure. Luckily for him, it …

2009-05-19: I Can Haz Vacation Now? Like any self-respecting out-of-state graduate student, I celebrated the end of my rather hellish …

2009-05-01: On Losing My Earthquake Virginity With the exception of typhoons, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, flooding, landslides, avalanches, …

2009-04-23: I'm thinking of tea-bagging final exams It's a little-known fact that graduate students have a natural instinct to hibernate twice a year. …

2009-04-12: In which YouTube makes my studying more interesting Every once in a while, it really pays to be studying speech pathology. I was working on my homework …

2009-04-09: Hipster Hip Hop Last Friday, I did something I've never before done: jumped into my car and took a road trip up …

2009-04-01: Cherries Jubilee and that's it. It figures that the week before spring break, I wake up Saturday morning with a fucking cold. I suck …

2009-03-31: A much-needed change of pace... Ever have one of those moments when you step back for a moment and look at your life, and just for a …

2009-03-28: Nerdy speech humor is not for the faint of heart. The amount of time I've been devoting to not blogging is pretty intense lately. The fault, …

2009-03-19: In other news, I'm easily amused A couple weeks ago, I spied my friend Rosa's new water bottle and gasped, sputtering out that I was …

2009-03-10: For Love and Friendship My silence on the internet this past week has been due in large part to a very dear friend's recent …

2009-03-01: Hello There, Sexy Reason #492 why I'm a huge nerd: Due in large part to my ailing iBook G4, I took the plunge Saturday …

2009-02-26: Oculular Traumacide Sometimes I forget that I wear glasses. Like when I'm walking and carrying my messenger bag plus an …

2009-02-23: Focused Graduate school is one of those things that even though we all choose to be there and love it, we …

2009-02-20: It's the lips that really make all the difference In my previous post, I alluded to the fact that 'newness' was going on. If you happened to click …

2009-02-18: Inaugural Video Warp! 1. Wait, what's going on here? Newness, that's what!2. It's 20sb Vlog Day! 3. There's rules to …

2009-02-11: Dar for the win! If Charles Darwin was still alive, he would be 200 years old today. Who knew that even more than a …

2009-02-10: Oh, Fudgcical! If I recall correctly that famous saying known as Murphy's Law, it's something to the effect that …

2009-02-08: More noms than Stouffers will get, like, ever. This is what happens when I get it in my head that I want to cook more: I go to IKEA, buy fabulous …

2009-02-05: Homo Domesticus I had a revelation tonight. It occurred to me after I got off work around nine, then headed off to …

2009-02-03: Rant and Roll I can't help but love that Yahoo!Answers can serve as a forum to help confused teenagers really work …

2009-01-30: Cut to the Chase To make my night a little more interesting, I'm sitting here watching live streaming video of a …

2009-01-27: It Rhymes With 'Stair Car' Despite my graduate school studies at hand, I somehow managed to run across an interesting video …

2009-01-27: Zipadeedoodah "A day that starts with me giving hell to people in financial aid is made better only by getting …

2009-01-25: Stuck in the Volcanic Graduate School Quicksand Snake Pit According to my calendar, tomorrow is only the start of the second week of school. Wait, what? I've …

2009-01-20: Er Gent See My weekly planner has little quotes that are supposed to be helpful and/or inspirational in some …

2009-01-19: Celebrate Diversity, Celebrate Change Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from All Things Phil! In honor of this day and of tomorrow's …

2009-01-17: Better Than Pepto-Bismol First off, thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love and support and commiseration and …

2009-01-15: Open Letters Regarding My Education Dear Grad School Professors, We need to talk. I'm taking a mere three classes this semester, and I …

2009-01-14: Gassy Issues After moving into my current place of residence, I informed Robert that I had no desire to ever live …

2009-01-13: 25. Headwinds hit the plane at upwards of a hundred miles an hour. The mountains below, covered in …

2009-01-11: Some kind of 'welcome home' Three and a half weeks. Just enough time to get away and get used to it. Just enough time to forget …

2009-01-06: The View From the Proverbial Televised Dumpster I'm almost ashamed to admit this, but I am extremely addicted to one incredibly awful show. Of all …

2009-01-05: A Fairy's Review of Some Tales Last night, I finished reading The Tales of Beedle the Bard, the latest book from J.K. Rowling. …

2009-01-02: Trying on 2009 for size. So far, 2009 is off to a great start. The first day of the year went something like this: Slept in …

2008-12-30: A year of moments, more defined than my abs. And so it is that the Year of the Rat is on its way out. It's not over quite yet, so I'll still …

2008-12-28: All Things Phil, Extreme Makeover Edition If you're reading this, that means I've successfully managed to do a complete overhaul of this …

2008-12-26: An X-Rated Stream of Consciousness Here's a sad state of affairs for a Friday night: me, sitting on the couch, watching xXx on TV and …

2008-12-24: Does this Santa hat make my butt look big? "Wait, I don't get it. Why is this Jew wearing a Santa hat?" you might be asking yourself. I'm all …

2008-12-23: Preoccupied. Be back in five. It's been quiet here at ATP since I came back to New Mexico for break, mostly because I've been …

2008-12-18: Delta got me hooked on Biscoff quasi-gingerbread cookies and I couldn't be happier about it. It figures that as soon as my semester is over and all that stress ends so suddenly, I get hit with …

2008-12-14: Curious Phil and the Super Old House He's Renting Curiosity got the better of me today. My little house has a tendency to like extremes. The wood that …

2008-12-13: You're a Grinch one, Mr. Phil Hey kids, what's a great way to spend a Saturday night right before final exams on Monday? If you …

2008-12-12: Oddfriday, kinda like a David Bowie song. In the history of weird days, I think my Friday today takes the cake. I offer the following …

2008-12-10: Me and My Big Mouth "I've never had those before." That was my reply when a friend of mine in clinic offered me a …

2008-12-07: Next time, I'm going to grad school in a place devoid of a gravitational pull. Sweeney Todd was awesome on so many levels. Hello, new take on the classic show! The insane asylum …

2008-12-07: ATP Weekend Update: Like SNL's, only not. This weekend has been intense. It's been considerably more busy than my usual, lazy weekend. I feel …

2008-12-01: A first for ATP: A post involving boobs. I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone for their kind words over the weekend. I had no clue …

2008-11-29: An Open Letter to My Grandfather Stepping out of the car and walking through the crunchy Bermuda grass to your faded green house …

2008-11-27: The Ultimate T-Day This Thanksgiving was completely different for me. I relaxed most of the day, then hit the movie …

2008-11-23: That's what she said. There's a new lady in my life. She's sassy, smart (though frankly, she's something of a …

2008-11-22: From 0 to Gushing in only three paragraphs. Today was hands down the best Saturday I've had in quite some time. I'm talking the whole day here. …

2008-11-20: Bringing on the butch. I've done something I never thought possible: I walked into Lowe's today and bought an item to …

2008-11-19: Not your average toilet humor. It's 11:30pm on this Wednesday evening, and even though this week has left me bone tired, I'm …

2008-11-17: Seventeen - I shudder to think about what I dream about tonight. Ever wonder what is the answer to the universal question? The universal question being, of course, …

2008-11-16: Sixteen - I need a vacation. And a margarita. What do you do when there's wildfires burning throughout the city and you're not keen to go outside …

2008-11-15: Fifteen: I propose we introduce Prop 57.2, a ban on unnatural wildfires from burning anywhere at all. I've spent most of my Saturday cooped up inside my house curled up next to my air purifier. …

2008-11-14: Fourteen - Keeping on rolling... My previous record of never having won anything from any contests on the internet is officially …

2008-11-13: Thirteen - When people ask me why I never went into psychology, I'll say it's because you couldn't pay me enough to deal with this shit. Hey, remember that one time when I got harassed by my ex-roommate about actually using the bathroom …

2008-11-12: Twelve: "What? I'm just proud of the kid for pointing to the right picture." "He was wrong." "You're not helping me any." The lesson of the day today is this: if you're checking the scheduled pay period for the month, and …

2008-11-11: Eleven: Making the world a better place, one neurotransmitter at a time. My previous post about warning future grad students was, I daresay, a tad misdirected. Specifically, …

2008-11-10: Ten - Dear NaBloPoMo, I blogged this while half-asleep. I hope you're happy. If I had to nail down a particular talent of mine related to work and school, I'd say that I have a …

2008-11-09: At least the veggie meatballs were delicious. Future graduate students be forewarned: graduate school eats weekends whole for breakfast and …

2008-11-08: Eight: Monty Phil and the Holy Playlist I spent part of my morning making a gigantic playlist on iTunes. Seriously, it's epic. I used to try …

2008-11-07: Seven: Kidding Around I made a great new friend today. He's five months old and cute as the dickens. He doesn't talk much, …

2008-11-06: Six: Wipeout After this week, so full of excitement and emotional ups and downs, I'm thrilled it's finally almost …

2008-11-05: Five - I'd compare this proposition battle to being an extra inning in a game of baseball, but that wouldn't be terribly gay of me. As of now, the evil Proposition 8 has passed. First, Prop 8 is an awful thing to have people vote on …

2008-11-04: Four: I'm pretty sure election day wins as 'longest day of the year' this year. It feels like I'm only halfway there. I've never before felt so invested in an election. It's …

2008-11-03: Three: What a difference a day can make. I want to take a moment to thank the fine people at No on Prop 8 for all their hard work and energy. …

2008-11-02: Two: The Merch Gurl makes good. Hey, remember that time I held a contest? And I promised that after a week of having the contest …

2008-11-01: One: Not clever enough to discuss unladen swallows. One of the most annoying aspects of living in the valley in LA is that the darn place is full of …

2008-10-31: In other news, Beck's beer is now sponsoring nuns. It's time someone take to the streets and make sure that Halloween is a safe and holy good time for …

2008-10-26: I bet they're more fun when they're drunk. I didn't consciously do this, but I've developed a secret code word for annihilating and/or …

2008-10-23: I think, since she's going to Bible College, it's safe to say she'd renounce me anyway. There's this one story I've been meaning to write down for, oh, the last two years or so. (It …

2008-10-20: Getting all up in that. This is what happens when you suddenly reestablish control over your own life: you sleep well, you …

2008-10-19: An all-expenses paid vacation is in order right about now. Make way for one doozy of a list. This one: "All things that may or may not be sucking the life out …

2008-10-16: And then they were all "See? If we allow the gays to marry, this guy's going to want to marry his air purifier next!" On Tuesday, thanks to all the pomp and circumstance (not the good kind, mind you) that comes along …

2008-10-13: The Santa Ana Winds can kiss my ass. Fires suck, big time. Oh sure, things close and I you get an afternoon off here and there, but …

2008-10-09: Being Merch Gurl for the Merch Girl I've had this website at this domain for just over a year now, and it's high time I celebrate in …

2008-10-05: No wit for the exhausted. I had a rough week last week. I had a much nicer weekend, until the end, of course, when I realized …

2008-10-02: The one where I start screaming and then finally calm down. I listened to Elton John's Crocodile Rock no less than five times in a row tonight once I got home. …

2008-09-29: Trying to imagine a brain naked has not helped me any. This is an unintentionally nerdy post related to studying. Feel free to skip this one, unless you …

2008-09-28: Out of my mind, be back in five. Whenever I have to study anything intense, it never fails that I find that, suddenly, I have on hand …

2008-09-25: Perez Philton here, in a rare blog about pop culture. In the spirit of not writing about how much homework I've had to do, and studying I've had to do, …

2008-09-23: I'm pretty sure none of them was wearing a bra, either. There's nothing that tests one's manliness quite like a trip to everyone's favorite boobtastic …

2008-09-22: On the plus side, I DID get to buy a tea kettle that's spotted like a cow. I was so pumped to write a new post about how excited I am that I bought a couch. But then, after …

2008-09-19: I prefer to think of it as "extreme yoga." I really didn't need it, but I now have super awesome closure from my many months of living with the …

2008-09-18: The next person who says "what happened to you" will be bitch-slapped by my crutch.* You know that saying "things will get worse before they get better"? I've got blisters on my wrists …

2008-09-16: "You know what, why don't you take off all your clothes while you're in the waiting room, just for the sake of efficiency." Here's a quick list of things I don't like (otherwise known as "Reasons # 38, 94, and 205 why Phil …

2008-09-15: Your food makes me want to exercise my Orbicularis oris. 1.) In this world of buzz words and graduate school, there are so many ways one can feel a sense of …

2008-09-13: Bringing new meaning to the Can-Can There's one thing about my new place I've neglected to mention as of yet: my bathroom. While the …

2008-09-09: I'm talking baseball strikes, not bowling strikes. Today marked the second occasion, within the last two weeks, that a relative stranger informed me …

2008-09-07: A case of the grad school blues turns bluegrass. I like to make it a point to constantly question everything I do. On the one hand, it's because I …

2008-09-06: And yet, I still seem to only have a farmer's tan. Red is the color of many things. Roses. A number of my shirts. Blood. Watermelon. Fruit Punch. And, …

2008-09-04: We would have been called "The Sassy Six." Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would have to become so butch in order to live in …

2008-09-03: Houston, we may have a problem. Last week, I noticed that the tile in my kitchen was wet. This is nothing unusual, as I'm frequently …

2008-09-02: It's a gnat! It's a feather! No, it's the pair of shorts I want to murder! I changed my mind. Whatever I thought was the single most annoying thing in the world is not, in …

2008-09-01: A List of Labor I think I truly did justice to Labor Day this year. Less out of actual spirit for the holiday and …

2008-08-31: And still the pasta was overcooked and the toast was burned around the edges. Did you know that a microwave oven and a toaster oven each use about fifteen amps of power? And that …

2008-08-31: I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date! It's looking to be a beautiful day in the Reneeborhood. I can tell pretty easily because the stylish …

2008-08-30: In which IKEA whispers sweet nothings into Phil's ear. While sitting in the clinic office Friday afternoon, frantically typing on my iBook in order to get …

2008-08-28: Getting ConTEXTual* You know that someone knows you well when you suddenly get a message that parrots something you …

2008-08-27: If you thought semantics was boring, you've obviously never talked semantically to me. When you work in the field I do (interpreting; not speech), there's almost no such thing as too much …

2008-08-26: I think I just made a new best friend. As my friend Melissa and I approached a crosswalk on campus yesterday, I watched a car drive right …

2008-08-25: If you can make a butt joke, you can get through grad school. Three-hour classes are quite possibly the worst invention of all time. Tonight I had my first …

2008-08-24: The Trip, the Trauma, and the Insectasoidal Drama Saturday, I made my reluctant, yet still triumphant, return to Los Angeles. I kept note of …

2008-08-21: One month later... Notes from the travel log, Part 2 Today, Thursday, marks six weeks that I've been in Albuquerque this second time around. It's been a …

2008-08-18: Where's all my tattoos and bling necklaces when I need them? Under the glossy veneer that is my big, gay exterior, I'm pure thug. Never mind that I'm so white, …

2008-08-16: I've become an Olympian at sitting on the couch watching the Olympics. In the spirit of stream of consciousness, I offer a list of things that fall into no category in …

2008-08-15: Rise and Shine The mountains stand out in the distance, a brilliant shade of deep blue. The sun tries to peek above …

2008-08-13: When impulse decisions go awry. If you ever come across one of these delicious buildings, I highly recommend you bite, and go …

2008-08-12: And still I can't go to bed at a decent hour. I've always been something of a night owl. This generally isn't too much of a problem, though, as …

2008-08-10: Politics and palates of people who eat people. During this election year, I'm finding that I'm learning a great deal about the rest of the world. …

2008-08-08: It may be 08-08-08, but it's lucky number seven for me. My friend bFlat tagged me with a rather daunting challenge: to share seven weird and/or random facts …

2008-08-05: Notes from the Emo School of Rock What do a guy eating a lighted cigarette, a guy playing a piano with his butt, and a guy climbing to …

2008-08-03: I'm less bothered by the bad picture than I am that I thought a harmless insect might inflict death upon me. I have an interesting threshold for things I find terrifying or disgusting. For instance, when I …

2008-08-02: If her anorexia suddenly relapses, I'm probably the one to blam.e Today was my youngest brother's birthday. As a consequence, I joined the family, as well as some of …

2008-08-01: Mommy's been a very naughty girl. She needs to sit in time out. While catching up on some news this evening, I stumbled upon this great story from Bakersfield, a …

2008-07-30: I've never been so tempted to eat Kashi cereal in my entire life. Remember Arthur? He's the sexually ambiguous aardvark who has all sorts of weird growing up …

2008-07-29: If a lawyer is running ads in a bathroom, you may want to think twice about hiring him. I'm still in Albuquerque, as I've noted previously, and thus I missed out on what could have been my …

2008-07-28: Notes from the travel log, Part 1 Here's a couple of things I've learned from my time visiting Albuquerque this second time around. …

2008-07-27: Someone did a search for "Spray 'N Wash blog" and found my website. This makes me want to cry. It feels like a good time to do a list of “All Things Disjointed.” And what better way …

2008-07-26: To borrow a favorite quote from Kathy Griffin: Michael Savage can suck it! It seems that Michael Savage, the Imminent Asshole himself, is once again all over the news on …

2008-07-24: There's a reason one of my favorite childhood desserts was called "Dirt Cake." I've so far spent six months in Los Angeles, taking in all the newness of the landscape. And I've …

2008-07-22: It doesn't help that the place is practically ten yards from the front door. In order to be fabulously gay, you must, as a general rule, love shopping. Over the past week or so, …

2008-07-21: When cleavage gets off scott free. Could it be that someone finally recognized that right-wing groups, mainly run by unattractive …

2008-07-18: On being formerly acquainted strangers. It started out as one of those occasional catches of the eye. The kind where you make eye contact …

2008-07-17: Close Encounters of a Familiar Kind Murphy's Law states that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong. I would like to create a …

2008-07-14: The Importance of Eating Chocolate* I've been in Albuquerque since Thursday. Having been back in LA for a week, which was basically …

2008-07-09: Riding into the proverbial sunset. Almost. The not-so-fun part of moving out of a place you hate is that you still have to deal with clinically …

2008-07-08: Reason #495 why the internet loves me. My temperature is now solidly above 98.6. I have a fever. Of Olympic proportions. A mere month from …

2008-07-07: Renounce thy poor taste in style and step away from the cellular telephone. Please. I broke down and bought a new phone today. One with extravagant features, of which I'm fairly …

2008-07-06: The only thing I'm missing is my .44 Magnum. I spent the better part of this evening attempting to further organize my new residence in an effort …

2008-07-05: When Coasts Collide This picture is about a month old, but since I took it right before I jumped on a plane and headed …

2008-07-04: Holidays are all about festive shirts. Happy 4th of July from All Things Phil! As you can see, I'm celebrating my own newfound freedom for …

2008-07-03: Four for Four What better way to commemorate the Fourth of July than by doing a list of four things that may or …

2008-07-02: It's even still got that new car smell. Five days, five trips back and forth between the old place and the new one, and five dozen or so …

2008-06-30: It's the blog swap! Today is the day of the great 20SB Big Blog Swap! The entry below is written by the Dutchess of …

2008-06-29: I guess it wouldn't be exciting without a visit from the Murphy fairy. Here's some free advice: Never assume that moving will be a perfect process. Not that it ever could …

2008-06-28: Yeah, well I can benchpress two cardboard boxes full of books. Compared to my last move, this one is like a walk in the park. Maybe it's because I'm only moving …

2008-06-27: Someone thought I was a Southest Airlines flight attendant because I was wearing a blue shirt. Today was the big day when I flew back to Los Angeles. The whole thing was rather unceremonious, and …

2008-06-26: Those squirrels are so cute, I want eighteen pictures of them. Now! I've been the proud owner of a digital camera for something like nine months now. I really love it, …

2008-06-25: Going old school, pen and paper style Whenever I get a good idea for something to write about, I do one of two things. 1) Let it ruminate …

2008-06-24: Level 4 pathogens are not your friend. I picked up a copy of The Hot Zone today at Title Wave Books, one of my favorite Albuquerque …

2008-06-23: Strike that, back in ten. (Or, All Things Monday.) While I’ve been in Albuquerque, I’ve been sort of quasi-working on several new ideas …

2008-06-21: That CHAPS emblem on your shirt is very well stitched. Saturday, June 21, 2008, marks a special day in history. The original plan for the day was to hop on …

2008-06-19: Out of my head - back in five. This entry is total mind-spew. I've got a million thoughts whirring through my head and nothing …

2008-06-18: Checking out vehicular ass. HOT.* I never really thought about it much, but it turns out I pay way more attention to bumper stickers I …

2008-06-16: Walking down the aisle... Having grown up in the great state of New Mexico, I've not had much in the way of strong gay …

2008-06-14: And I was like "Oh my god, are they gay?" And then I was like "I wonder if gays love musical theater." You know how sometimes you see something really good, and nothing will seem to compare, ever? And …

2008-06-13: Miss Manners is NOT amused. Albuquerque, as a whole, is full of awesome people. It's funny, but being back home has really …

2008-06-11: List-List-Listerine It’s list mania! Today’s installment is a list of things from the road, so to speak. …

2008-06-10: Be still my tongue's heart! I very nearly had an affair with a taco today. Due to my status as a mostly-kosher Jewish New …

2008-06-09: Repent thine evolutionary thoughts lest ye burn for your wickedness! It's not every day you try on a brand new pair of shorts you recently purchased from Target and …

2008-06-07: They nearly made me an honorary nurse, too. My trip home this time around was not entirely vacation-related; Robert had surgery yesterday, so …

2008-06-05: You can tell I'm a native because my ears aren't popping I've been back in Albuquerque for one day so far. It's amazing to be home, and I've found I've …

2008-06-03: Taking that left turn to Albuquerque In about four-and-a-half hours' time, I'll be heading back to Albuquerque. It's only taken me the …

2008-06-02: He's really more of a whiner than a yipper. This is Cody, the sexually ambiguous puppy who, were he a bit tougher, would be the new man about …

2008-05-31: I only like to sing when I know all the words. I've checked off yet another item on my list of things to do before I die. Turns out I didn't really …

2008-05-29: My gills are now wet, they are. I went swimming today. Not an earth-shattering activity, unless you happen to be the one whose …

2008-05-28: It's like a rite of passage, only not. I went to the grocery tonight for two things: juice and disposable aluminum mini bread pans. I …

2008-05-27: What happens when stream of consciousness totally deteriorates. Guitar Hero is officially kicking my ass right now. I'm currently on the "advanced" level, and all …

2008-05-26: Show time in the burbs I went to the movie theater today, for the first time since I moved here in January. I picked a good …

2008-05-25: So this is what time off feels like. Step aside, Jenny Craig. Weight Watchers, you too. I lost ten pounds in one day. All by getting a …

2008-05-23: I quote Paul Harvey: "And now you know the rest of the story." I spent nearly an hour today talking to my roommate's partner. It was pretty much the best hour of …

2008-05-21: You've got to ask yourself one question: What would Clint Eastwood do? My friend Renee likes to write letters to life's editors. I was inspired to write tonight, and …

2008-05-20: Procrastinative Expediency I've been surprised at how much work I've actually had to do this week, even though I'm on break. My …

2008-05-19: A list that defies cohesion I”m currently on break. Which means that, while I don’t have to study at the moment, I …

2008-05-18: Staying up on the news* Sheldon and Dobson: 'We Can Hear the Bells' May 19, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Mere hours after the …

2008-05-17: I'd say I was at least medium rare Okay, so it took me two days to finish everything up. But I can't be blamed, because certain factors …

2008-05-14: Closer, but not like Nine Inch Nails closer Within the next day, I'll be able to look back on this semester and give it the ol' Douglas Adams …

2008-05-13: A Study in Chaos A desk cluttered with papers and CDs. A bed covered with a three-ring binder stuffed full of paper, …

2008-05-12: And just for kicks, here's some carpal tunnel syndrome for you. It's the last week of school, and there is much rejoicing in my small little world. I can't jump the …

2008-05-11: Declaring a new national holiday It's already past midnight, I know, but let me first take a moment to wish any of my readers who …

2008-05-10: Houston, I'm ready for take-off. This entry is inspired by my roommate, who caught me walking out of the bathroom just now (I’m …

2008-05-08: Upon graduation, you will officially be braindead. I'm running out of steam, it seems. I've got to make it through next Wednesday and then I'll be …

2008-05-07: Uh-oh, Phil has a potty mouth! Hallelujah! Tonight was my last official night of lecture for the semester. (Now only one week, two …

2008-05-06: This must be what 1-800-flowers.com smells like. In keeping with her tradition of spending more time in my bathroom than I do, my roommate recently …

2008-05-05: Consider It Done I'm not sure whether or not I should be thankful for what can only be described as a purging of all …

2008-05-03: On the plus side, I've now driven every major street in the area. If you've ever wondered if it was possible for getting lost to become an art form, let me now put …

2008-05-01: LA This and LA That Without bothering to get into any spoilers, I feel I must point out that I'm going to miss some of …

2008-04-29: I'll be damned (no really, I will be) One I've discovered, that, at times, the world can be obnoxiously small. I should have known that it …

2008-04-28: Next time I guess I'll just have to go to the grocery. Sometimes I get restless on school nights. It happens frequently this time of year. If you, dear …

2008-04-27: Hahaha it's so good! It seems that every time I decide to go here for dinner, I invariably wind up stuck sitting near a …

2008-04-26: A Change in the Vibes Today was OCD Extravaganza! at la casa de Phil. We're talking 9 in the morning until 6 in the …

2008-04-25: Why yes, Elton, I can feel the love tonight! It's easy to forget about some of the perks of living in my current place of residence. I mean, all …

2008-04-24: Going On About the Mundane A couple of honorary mentions are in order this evening. They should have been in order last night, …

2008-04-22: $50 None the Richer I was just cleaning out my pockets and discovered a receipt from a recent purchase. Upon looking at …

2008-04-21: Fictitious Fiction After that doozy of a story from my previous entry, I needed a good follow-up. And what's a better …

2008-04-20: The Gayest Jew of Them All Saturday night was the first night of Pesach (be sure to really annunciate that gargled /ch/ at the …

2008-04-17: Rocking My Socks Off This isn't exactly what the doctor ordered, but I decided it fit well with the prescription. Let me …

2008-04-16: Let the Search Begin In accordance with the diagnosis I received yesterday, I decided it’s time to rid myself of …

2008-04-15: On Being Medically Challenged Today, I went to the doctor's office student health center at my school. I went there because I …

2008-04-14: Coming back ACHOO! The current status of my nose, in case you wanted to know, is "overworked and underpaid." It was in …

2008-04-13: Phil, AKA Resident Spider Monkey Just in case things weren't complicated enough between me and the she-devil, the garage door decided …

2008-04-10: Trash Talk There's just no pleasing some people. My strict policy of laissez-faire home economics was called …

2008-04-09: I'm not saying I like him; I'm just saying As long as we're on the subject of all things gay, let's discuss Russell Crowe. Many people know him …

2008-04-08: All's gay that ends gay A friend of mine recently made a video montage that used a song called "Kill the Lights" for the …

2008-04-07: Feeling Dirty I've noticed lately that even though I just had it washed a couple of weeks ago, my car is once …

2008-04-06: Cleanliness, not timeliness, is next to godliness. I'm a world-class champion procrastinator. While some people claim that they work better under …

2008-04-05: This is not a TPS report To say that the margaritas at the restaurant were good, at least in terms of good flavor, would be …

2008-04-03: So you think you can be a gay man? Thursdays lately are not my favorite days of the week. The street cleaner makes its way down my …

2008-04-02: And to think I draw that well using ink. My two-week spring break of fortitude and awesomeness is now over. Thanks to my proper Jewish …

2008-03-31: April Scrooge Day A stunning night of revelations, post margaritas. Tonight I had to fill out my time sheets that I …

2008-03-29: Oh wait, you actually use that? I had no idea. My roommate approached me just now with yet another "issue." I like how she waited until after …

2008-03-29: It Wasn't Me! Here's hoping that no helicopter comes flying around my neighborhood in oh, say, the next hour or …

2008-03-27: Defying Gravity... It's not every day you get to see a show that can captivate and thrill you to the point of no …

2008-03-25: El Phil Meets La Brea In the middle of Los Angeles, as luck would have it, there are fabulous pits of tar. Pits of tar …

2008-03-24: Magnetic North Be Damned Every now and then, a little confidence gets thrown in with all the doubt. In many areas of my life, …

2008-03-23: I'll leave my top on, thank you Twenty-four hours ago, Robert and I were sitting in the middle of a historic theater in downtown Los …

2008-03-21: Cho 'Ho-ing it up (and getting distracted AGAIN) Because I got totally distracted thinking about how my partner was going to come to town, I …

2008-03-20: Drivers, TV Shows, and Billboards, Oh My! Because I’m on spring break, and because I’ve been inundated with totally awesome …

2008-03-18: And by the way, the toilet is meant to be decoration. It's currently my spring break, and much fun has been had for yours truly. My friend Vina has been …

2008-03-16: Driving the Drive We drove over 400 miles today. And nearly got to see some amazing sequoia trees. Upon our arrival, …

2008-03-15: Preview A day at the beach. Actually, a day driving to the beach, and an evening at the beach. Fun in the …

2008-03-12: In other news... While midterms don't generally lend themselves to be very interesting times, I'm lucky the news has …

2008-03-11: There's no point in having a large face, unless you're Big Ben My roommate has the biggest, gaudiest clock in the history of the universe. No doubt she bought it …

2008-03-09: Wish List I want to like you, NeoOffice. I really do. But you make typing such a slow process, and I want so …

2008-03-07: As it so happens... A whole lot is going on around here. I can barely keep everything in order. Which is why, for your …

2008-03-04: Death By Audition It's week seven of school, so I'm nearly half-way through my first semester of grad school. Tomorrow …

2008-03-03: Distractions... Just for kicks, let’s do a list of things that distract me from whatever it is I’m doing …

2008-03-02: Are you smarter than a toddler? I'm working on a take-home portion of an exam for one of my classes. Basically, I'm supposed to …

2008-03-01: All in a Day's Work A morning reminder that yes, I'm still in Academia, and yes, it's still pretty lame. A one hour and …

2008-02-28: By 'clean', I meant I'm one step above 'pig sty'. In some senses, I suppose I'm adapting well to my living situation. While on the one hand I really …

2008-02-26: Brake-down As a means of fast and incredible (and fun) transportation, I got a back bike, that is, shortly …

2008-02-24: That is... ridiculous Good grammar skills do not come with Ph.D.s, I'm finding. I refer to writing here, and the use of …

2008-02-23: To V or not to V I've never felt so in touch with my vagina. Eve Ensler and an occasion known as V-Day have opened my …

2008-02-21: Fish Overboard! I thought people subsisting on only one food was some sort of myth. Namely because any one-fooders …

2008-02-20: Going Crazy Living in LA has a way of making you think you're losing your mind. On a daily basis, no less. And …

2008-02-19: Zapped Down In case you ever wondered what would happen if you microwaved a frozen pizza that was actually meant …

2008-02-17: Off Target I don't think I'll ever understand some of the culture of this place. Or maybe it's just that I live …

2008-02-15: Fright Night Note to self: for future reference, never again go to the nearby mall on a Friday night, especially …

2008-02-14: In A Sense It's the little things I miss the most. The smiles. The laughter. For no other reason than it feels …

2008-02-13: Straight Shots As if being the only member of the male population in three out of my four classes wasn't enough of …

2008-02-12: Why yes, that IS Colgate! Tonight I feel like coming up with a list. Not just any list, either. A list of fucked up things, in …

2008-02-11: Putting myself on loan So far, I've been living in LA for now a little over three weeks. While I'm gradually starting to …

2008-02-10: And how are we tonight? Apparently, the Grammy Awards are happening tonight. I didn't realize this until well after they …

2008-02-09: For Love of Drama Whilst bustling about my still-in-the-fixing-up-stage room tonight, it got really stuffy and hot. …

2008-02-07: Apparently, I actually speak Swahili I had my car valet parked today. An entirely new and uncomfortable experience for me. Not so much …

2008-02-06: Project Unpacking After watching the new episode of Project Runway tonight, I realized that my current living …

2008-02-05: Moving Upward, Horizontally In an effort to actually make myself at home, I abandoned any and all attempts to study this …

2008-02-04: Not so much the early bird Margarita Monday would be so much better if I didn't have to get up at the buttcrack of dawn to move …

2008-02-03: Un-Superific When I spend time online, the last thing I want to be doing is homework. Especially when the …

2008-02-02: Something Akin to Nerd Wars Somebody else in one of my classes shares my propensity for procrastinating on the purchase of …

2008-02-01: Bitch Zone The city of Los Angeles always seemed, to me, famous for its fantastically shitty traffic. Regarding …

2008-01-31: Bond. Gay Bond. As it turns out, one very effective form of bonding time between gay men and lesbians is television. …

2008-01-30: Oh, I got the finger all right, but I wasn't flipped off It seems I made a slight error when I was driving to get my haircut just now. The one entrance to …

2008-01-29: Gone Hollywood Opportunity presented itself to me today. In the form of an afternoon jaunt to Hollywood. I've been …

2008-01-28: Mas Margaritas, Por Favor Since when is 900 pages considered "light" reading? I'll tell you when. Since that nutjob monopoly …

2008-01-27: It really is from Star Trek Graduate school is finally becoming a reality. Oh, sure, I've been in school a week already. But …

2008-01-26: Sugar and Spice Blue skies and sunshine: enjoy them while you can. The weathermen and weatherwomen were wrong today. …

2008-01-24: Capitan Ess El Oh Bee I guess I never really thought about it much, but it's come to my attention that I am the Ernie to …

2008-01-23: I can say "Dankeschoen"--oh wait, that's German Buckets today. In the form of rainfall. Slowly poured buckets, but enough to flood the gutters of …

2008-01-22: Relatively speaking, everything is relative Today. Day one of school. Officially. Not for me, though. That's tomorrow. Today was a jaunt around …

2008-01-21: Don't mind me, I'm just adjusting Some haps, in the form of an unordered list: Current count for items of furniture, fully assembled: …

2008-01-19: Rocky Road, and I don't mean the ice cream Well, then. I've been here a solid thirty-six hours or so now, and damn. A roller coaster of the …

2008-01-19: Landed (Note: This entry was written yesterday, but thanks to unreliable internet borrowed from an …

2008-01-17: Miles and Miles It's been one of those days. And I'm not talking about the kind that everyone nods and smiles about …

2008-01-14: Just Call Me "Grace" It's been one of those days, that's for damn sure. As evidenced by the fact that it's nearly 2:00 in …

2008-01-13: My Own Worst Lawyer I used to be compelled to like every single song on any album I purchased. I may have mentioned this …

2008-01-12: Twenty-Four Today marks my 24th anniversary of life on this planet. Pretty good timing, really, for my birthday …

2008-01-10: The Midnight Mess There are those who would argue that I'm a very well-rounded person. With a variety of skills that I …

2008-01-09: Time is a semi-truck on the highway of life The writing process is a mystery to me. I'm currently in awe of the fact that I agonized over my …

2008-01-08: Oh, Ver Sleep Ping I wake up refreshed this morning. Feeling all right. Blink the sleep out of my eyes. See the sun …

2008-01-07: The Saga Continues The fun never ends, it would seem. I'm having such a blast in my continued effort for acquiring …

2008-01-06: Stream of Nothingness For some reason, my iTunes queue keeps going back to the speed metal. No matter how much I skip that …

2008-01-03: My Poor Brain I'm pretty sure I don't have any functioning brain cells left. In fact, I need new frying pans now. …

2008-01-01: A first A new way to ring in the new year. Almost back to normal. I could've eaten a horse at dinner, though …

2007-12-31: This is so not a U2 song Here's to New Year's Eve plans that don't wind up panning out. This year, I was presented a variety …

2007-12-30: Sick: WWF Smackdown Style And, gradually, I've started to feel less like my head is stuck in a vice. And my body actually …

2007-12-27: Can you say "too much information"? Huh? Huh? Can you? Application to graduate school. Check. Acceptance to graduate school. Check. Going insane trying to …

2007-12-26: The holiday extravaganza continues... In the spirit of continuing to chronicle the holidays as I experience them this year, it's time for …

2007-12-25: Turning the Tables A little reflection… Historically speaking, I usually spend Christmas in the fine state of …

2007-12-23: Holiday Spirit of the Day: Craziness I have two words to describe the state of affairs of every single parking lot in this city: fucking …

2007-12-21: The lesson for today is... I learned a few lessons this evening while in the presence of the familial unit. Some said lessons …

2007-12-20: When the Proverbial Food Cup Runneth Over Food Coma: (n) the state of being resulting from the consumption of copious amounts of foodstuffs in …

2007-12-19: Mall Madness I made the mistake of going to the mall tonight. A final effort to finish out the Secret Santa …

2007-12-18: And to top it off, I saw a shooting star tonight An exciting piece of electronic mail arrived in my inbox today. An offer the likes of which entails …

2007-12-17: Forget the Swiss Army knife, it's all about the chop sticks. The key to a truly excellent meal involving Chinese food: chop sticks. No matter where you go, it's …

2007-12-16: This has nothing to do with Lee Michaels I have to relinquish my crown. I was formerly under the impression that I was the queen most …

2007-12-15: A Nerd Post: Not for the faint of heart Twenty-four hours. That's about how long it's been that I've now been running Mac OS X Leopard on my …

2007-12-13: The Swing of Things A week and a half ago, I had no idea that I would get to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in concert. And …

2007-12-12: Getting There Getting everything in order takes time. Not to mention energy. In other words, precious commodities …

2007-12-11: There and Back Again Sheesh. I missed one day at work, and wouldn't you know it, but the day I return, the work hits me …

2007-12-10: Forget It Tens hours worth of travel time to get from LA back home. Have to be at work tomorrow at 7:30 in the …

2007-12-06: Let's Make a Deal Sometimes I wish I could stop bad television and trade places with someone on screen. Last night, I …

2007-12-04: Chanukah Clause If you ever wondered about who would be the absolute worst Santa Claus ever, let me spare you the …

2007-12-03: Crystal Clear It's been one heck of an interesting evening. I've been wandering around noticing just how much I've …

2007-12-02: Dusting Off I made the mistake today of deciding that I wanted to do some cleaning. What was I thinking? In the …

2007-11-30: Written Up It’s November 30. Time for a little introspection. At the beginning of the month, I had set …

2007-11-29: The Fuzz on Kathy Griffin First things first. I somehow managed to get fuzz in my eye today. It could have been from my …

2007-11-28: Oh, Holy Grail! I just finished watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail.* Again. No matter how many times I watch …

2007-11-27: That New Mexico Vibe New Mexico, though generally known as the Land of Enchantment, has another less well-known title: …

2007-11-26: C.O.L.D. I've been freezing all day long. And in theory, it hasn't been that cold today. Seriously. I feel …

2007-11-25: Showerful After looking at my previous blog entry, it came to my attention that it made very little sense. …

2007-11-24: Burque 100 Drag racing is the shit. Because on Saturday night, there's nothing better to do than just that. …

2007-11-23: Dead Friday Today was the day after Thanksgiving. In retail land, this day is known as Black Friday. For those …

2007-11-22: Anksthay Ivingay My Thanksgiving was much better than my night-before-Thanksgiving fun. Robert and I were invited to …

2007-11-21: Ventilation It was bowling night with the brothers tonight. A night of bad jokes, fake laughter, and homophobia. …

2007-11-20: Suggested Improvements Maint Req’d That’s the message that keeps flashing on the dashboard of my car. Every …

2007-11-19: That's a Wrap Today has been the best Monday I’ve had in a while. It was a nice day all around. I even did …

2007-11-18: Sleepus Momentus A persistent itch on my head remains even now that the stitches are gone. A strong sense of …

2007-11-17: Quart Date Mock trials do more than simulate a real trial for educational purposes for you: they make you dog …

2007-11-16: All Things Random Random blog post for Friday night, in the form of an unordered list: I actually drank coffee this …

2007-11-15: Now See Here In the continuing saga of my sudden and new-found medical sense, I went to the eye doctor today. …

2007-11-14: Missing In Action, and Proud of It Here's to unwanted trips down memory lane. The proclaimed "best" (not by me, mind) years of my life …

2007-11-13: Not Expecting the Unexpected When I got to eat toast with apple jelly this morning (not apple butter, but actual apple jelly), I …

2007-11-11: On Getting Tattled On I never thought it would be possible to actually hold up a line at a grocery store. But I did it, …

2007-11-10: A Bit Slow on the Uptake The effects of the local anesthetic to my head from yesterday have finally worn off. I didn't …

2007-11-09: A Bumpy Road I learned today that there are worse things, when going to a doctor's appointment, than being late. …

2007-11-08: Meow Mix I may have some of the credentials to discuss fashion, but I generally leave that up to folks who …

2007-11-07: Rantasia It’s been one of those days. Very fortunately, it ended on a good note. But I’m going to …

2007-11-06: Hair Salon Turns Chop Shop I'm pretty sure I just got my hair cut by Xena, Warrior Princess's real-life blonde alter ego, …

2007-11-05: Take That! You'd think that it'd be easy for someone with a blog to talk about themselves. Oh sure, you're …

2007-11-04: Surreality Check It's November 4th. The month has barely begun, and I'm already swamped. This year, I decided to have …

2007-10-31: Los Pensamientos de Fin de Octubre (Thoughts for the End of October) It's Halloween! It's also 7:30 and the sun still hasn't cleared the mountains yet. Though it's not …

2007-10-28: A Weak End to the Weekend I'm not sure whether I should be happy that my weekend ended on the note it did, or depressed. On …

2007-10-25: The Way I See It Today was day two of having slightly improved vision. After nearly two weeks of wondering why my …

2007-10-22: Not So Much a Tooth Fairy No studies have conclusively or statistically shown it, but a trip to the dentist is always best on …

2007-10-21: Dynamics of Character J.K Rowling is an amazing woman. Pressure from fans. Pressure from people too religiously rigid to …

2007-10-20: Had a Nice Trip, and a Heck of a Fall Damn you, Isaac Newton. This is all your fault. And damn you, Birkenstock. This is all your fault …

2007-10-17: Devil's Workday Whoever came up with the concept of meetings was clearly a psycho lunatic glutton for punishment. …

2007-10-16: The Peeping Tom Presents: A Peep Show Here's some good advice: if you're wearing a skirt and want to get your neighbor's attention, don't …

2007-10-15: I Got It I spent my day at work today with my mind in a completely different place. But it wasn't my fault. …

2007-10-13: Aiming For The Dark Side I've officially gotten my balloon fiesta fix for the year. As my life-long residency in Albuquerque …

2007-10-09: You Can't Escape Monday Three day weekends are wonderful. But not all three day weekends are created equally. I'm tired of …

2007-10-08: What's Happening... Question: What’s the hot ticket for something to do on the Monday night of a holiday weekend? …

2007-10-07: It's Just Hot Air! October is here. Which means that here, in the great state of New Mexico, it's one of the …

2007-10-04: Hypotheses and Sureties Gone Awry It seems the custodian stealer thief guy has discriminating taste after all. I left those fruity …

2007-10-02: Now that's what I call productivity! I've come to the conclusion that chips, of the crunchy and/or salty variety, should not, for any …

2007-09-30: Nearly There One thing about being sick is that you wind up spending an awful lot of time at home. While I …

2007-09-28: Germs are clearly out to get me. It's Sukkot, and while I should be celebrating the plentiful bounty of this green and brown planet, …

2007-09-26: Without a Hitch I had an interesting little pedestrian encounter yesterday afternoon. After leaving the bank, I …

2007-09-25: Rebounding Being a New Mexican, dealing with sickness is somewhat cultural. For instance, due to my less than …

2007-09-24: Sick Day I spent the day home from work today. Which was weird for me, to say the least. Growing up, I never …

2007-09-23: Hell's Residence guest blog entry on Patrick's page Recently, in a flurry of lost 360 emails, I was pleasantly surprised to find one from Patrick. He …

2007-09-22: Going Public You may have found yourself wondering where on earth Phil's been lately, and how come I've not been …

2007-09-22: What do you mean, "All Things"? If you're reading this, that means you've stumbled upon All Things Phil. This site, as you can no …

2007-09-16: Finite literapotter I'm done. Finished. Caput. Finite literapotter. As of last night, I officially finished reading …

2007-09-09: If I hate your dog, there's a good chance I don't like you much, either. I love dogs. I love how they bark. I love how they wag their tails. I love that they’re …

2007-09-07: Rise Against Every now and again, dreams do come true. Wednesday night, one of my dreams came true in the form of …

2007-09-03: Bittersweet The smell of fresh-baking cookies wafted into the room, alighting her senses for what felt like the …

2007-08-25: Gay Pride Now: 2007 Ever the king queen of procrastination, am I. Back in June, I expounded at some length about my …

2007-08-17: Copy Frivolity I'm so glad it's Friday. I've been back at work for a week and a half, and it's been insane. Crazy …

2007-08-15: You're Done The workplace porn humor has got to stop. Right now. I mean it. First. You're not funny. Second. …

2007-08-07: Vroom Vroom I'm from the desert. So the only racing I ever grew up with was that of the drag variety, which …

2007-08-03: There's GOT to be a country song written about this... This week, I was confronted with a number of fairly crazy events. For the sake of time and lack of …

2007-07-28: Of Life and Movies When it comes to pop culture, I'm a pretty easy going guy, and I'm inclined to say I have a pretty …

2007-07-19: Darkness Darkness Dark. I used to like this word. It had a multitude of meanings, and proved itself very descriptive …

2007-07-18: Three's Alarming, Not Charming Last night was a night of three. After a very nice day of lazing around, reading, procrastinating, …

2007-07-10: Verbal Assault ≠ Good Parenting I am not a parent, and there's a great deal about parenting that I don't pretend to understand. …

2007-07-05: 4th of Scrooge-ly I'm all for celebrating holidays. I love getting off work, and I love especially the excuse to have …

2007-06-28: Book, Please! I love going to the bookstore. There’s something about walking into a place full of books, …

2007-06-25: Hero of the Day For my "summer" job this year, I've been working summer school at the public schools. While my …

2007-06-11: Gay Pride Then: 2004 June 20, 2004 (I'm pretty sure that was the date) Though I waited a number of years before coming …

2007-05-29: Oh, the Climb! I live in a city with mountains. I love to hike mountain trails. I love staring at the mountains. I …

2007-05-11: Phoenix Trip Archives: Body Worlds My good friend Sr. Jefe made an excellent point yesterday: he said it's time I stop "relaxing" and …

2007-04-30: Phil, Unplugged It's amazing how difficult it is to blog when one doesn't have internet at home. I now have a great …

2007-04-20: Many Pictures, Mas Fotos Let your love for life be an ocean Let it totally immerse your soul Let whatever it is that fuels …

2007-04-19: Stylin' It's official: I'm gay. Not that there was any doubt in my mind before (or anyone else's, for that …

2007-04-12: 200th Entry - Reflection Well, this one snuck up on me both faster than I had thought it would, and slower. Why faster? …

2007-04-04: Life is Afoot Life has a funny way of making us lose sight of certain little things. Though I heartily believe in …

2007-03-29: Riding into the Sunset... Well, the Sun, Anyway With each passing day, I become more aware of just how crazy my life has become. Between work, …

2007-03-22: Biohazard The thin line between fact and fiction was blurred for me yesterday. And what I thought of as …

2007-03-19: St. Phil's Day Well, St. Patrick's Day has come and gone. My three-day celebration of green is over. All in all, it …

2007-03-16: Go Green Though most years I don't typically get too hyped up about St. Patrick's Day, this year is turning …

2007-03-13: On Daylight #@$%ings Time Errgh!! Grumble grumble. Those are the now-common sounds of Phil now that daylight savings time is …

2007-03-08: Oh My! When I started into the field of study that is speech pathology, I quickly learned that I was a …

2007-03-06: Frame of Mind "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." You …

2007-02-26: Concerto Magnifico I don't think I'm alone when it comes to having a list of things I want to do before I die. My list, …

2007-02-22: Cold Comments It's said that nothing garners more comments than a blog. That's an interesting point. If you've …

2007-02-16: Wowzers! As a certified "lover of things to be read", much of my day-to-day life is consumed by reading. I've …

2007-02-12: On Being a Friend There is one word in the English language whose meaning, for practically my entire life, has managed …

2007-02-05: Post Bowl Ramblings The year has barely begun, and already Super Bowl XLI is over. Though I have a number of friends …

2007-01-31: Blog and Roll I am a concert fiend lately. I simply cannot get enough of them. I already let slip the fact that I …

2007-01-26: My Inner [Dancing] Queen Warning: Stream of blogginess ahead. Last night, I took a chance and went to see a touring Broadway …

2007-01-24: Literally Lyrical Egad, it seems I'm horribly delinquent for one of the coolest blog challenges ever. As it turns out, …

2007-01-16: Blog Me a River After reviewing much of what blogland has to offer these days, I have noticed some new trends in …

2007-01-12: 23's a Charm Only twelve days into the 2007, and I'm already experiencing yet another new thing in my life. Think …

2007-01-10: Passion, Beauty, and Just Ahhh... In the world of eating, how often is it that one comes across perfection in a peanut butter and …

2007-01-09: Dazed, But Not Confused You might be looking at that picture and wonder why the devil I posted it as part of this blog …

2007-01-07: Still Life It's been far too long since I posted anything creative, and so it's high time I do. Lucky for me, …

2007-01-05: Toilet Talk To wrap up my notes regarding my recent road trip adventure (also chronicled here and there), I end …

2007-01-04: Awkward! After recently returning from a week-long road trip with my family, to visit family, I am left with …

2007-01-03: Ice Capades The big snow storm has now passed. What a relief, I thought. Surely things will quickly resume …

2007-01-02: Visitin' Time! It's 2007, a brand new year full of hope, promise, but most of all life. And I'm posting an entry …

2006-12-31: Snow Montage Though I’ve been stuck at home as a result of the snow, I have been enjoying it immensely. …

2006-12-29: The Desert Gets Snow! Just how much should one believe weather forecasts? This modern form of predicting the future is …

2006-12-27: Drive the Drive As is yearly tradition in my family, we embarked on a holiday journey to visit family once again. I …

2006-12-22: The Haps The goal of this month, for me, has apparently been the following: write only two blog entries. As …

2006-12-13: It is done!! In what seems to me to still be surreal, I have officially completed my first bout of college …

2006-12-04: Ice Ice Baby... I have recently alluded to the fact that it has been less than warm on my end as of late. In fact, …

2006-11-30: N3S #22: I feel good when... It's time once again for a Not-So-Secret Secret (N3S). This is #22, but really it's only my fourth …

2006-11-29: Pizza'd I have noticed a trend these days among the restaurant business that has nothing to do with food. …

2006-11-27: Books and Such I have lately found myself immersed in books, both in the form of study as well as in the form of …

2006-11-25: Muchas Gracias! I realize that, to some, now that Thursday has come and gone, Thanksgiving is out of the picture. …

2006-11-22: 33 Things: #6-8 Thought I’d forgotten about it, did you? Well, I didn’t. Here is the next installment of …

2006-11-20: N3S #21: Freestyle This week's N3S topic is a freestyle. As is often the case, I had no idea what I wanted to do for …

2006-11-19: Parking Record Lately, it seems I have a penchant for getting myself into situations that are, shall we say, tough …

2006-11-17: Buffness Prevails Today I proved myself stronger than I had ever given myself credit for. Not emotionally stronger, or …

2006-11-16: Do I Have What It Takes? At a recent outing to my favorite coffee shop, I was subjected to what I can only call a …

2006-11-15: Read Phil! Yesterday, I happened to be doing something (what it was escapes me) of some importance, but I …

2006-11-14: The Random Phil Report While I’m usually full of ideas for my blog, I have lately found my sense of creativity …

2006-11-13: Me and My Genie McGee I've never had what one might call an irrational fear of heights. As an adventurous kind of guy, …

2006-11-10: Phun With Phil While puttering around town yesterday, I happened to drive by a construction site. A new addition to …

2006-11-07: N3S #20: Questions for the Opposite Sex This week's Not-So-Secret Secret (N3S) topic is "Questions for the Opposite Sex". After wracking my …

2006-11-06: Smokin'! No doubt the title to this blog entry has piqued your curiosity. What you're about to read is …

2006-11-02: Holy Crap! It's been a year! Today marks a birthday I had no idea I would ever be celebrating. It was one year ago that I wrote …

2006-10-31: A Halloween Entry I always enjoy dressing up for Halloween, though admittedly I'm not terribly good at it. I went to a …

2006-10-30: iFood! I realize I'm about a month overdue for Dave's Delicious Challenge, but that doesn't mean I forgot …

2006-10-26: A CD Review Due to great response from my recent blast, I've decided to post a review of a new CD I purchased. …

2006-10-22: N3S #19: Skeletons In Your Closet Today's entry is about Skeletons in Your Closet. It's N3S #19. My friend Daisy started these a while …

2006-10-18: 33 Things: #3-5 Continuing on the journey of 33 Things, today's entry ventures into more random thoughts from my …

2006-10-08: 33 Things Because my mind is all a jumble, I have decided to start a post that I can use continuously as I see …

2006-10-06: Life's Soundtrack Due to a serious lack of sleep, an unusual amount of things occupying most of my free time, and …

2006-10-05: Bussed Around Yesterday, I got to do something completely out of the ordinary. It was something exciting and new …

2006-09-29: An Open Letter to Skittles Dear Skittles, I am writing with regard to one of your more recent products within the last couple …

2006-09-27: Sell Me, Baby In accord with the unspoken rules of salesmanship, I broke someone's heart yesterday. And …

2006-09-25: Err-robics *Disclaimer: If you or anyone close to you happens to be a supporter of that activity known as dance …

2006-09-22: A "Gid" Time Wednesday was a rather interesting day, to say the least. While it started out just like any other …

2006-09-18: Uptight Shmuptight Over the weekend, I was reeducated about what it means to be a true control freak. The key word …

2006-09-13: Spammin' It Up As much as everyone whines about how much they hate spam, I've come to notice that there's a certain …

2006-09-09: The Show As you may or may not know, I recently had the golden opportunity to see Lostprophets in concert. …

2006-09-05: One Heck of a Song List Tune in, music fans! It's time now for a fun game involving music. My friend Cameron assigned me the …

2006-09-03: Hap-Hazard Advice The Wise Man in me (Inner Wise Man?) wants to say that you should not let things get to you. That …

2006-08-30: Career Move I know that, most times, I feel pretty right that my life is headed in the right direction. That I'm …

2006-08-27: Shopping Woes I must admit that I'm not the best in the world at ranting, though I do like to do so from time to …

2006-08-19: Unfair Warning Despite the fact that I am by nature very laid back and easy going, occasionally there are certain …

2006-08-18: Ergh It's been one of those days. Or weeks. Or whatever. In a short time, I have managed to confuse, …

2006-08-18: Open Book Chapter 3 - M's the Word Max Stout drove casually back to town, the hint of a grin across his face. He could not help but …

2006-08-16: My Two Cents on Sense Sometimes I wonder if those things purported to be common sense need to be specifically taught to …

2006-08-12: Fly Confident Good news, blog fans! It is official, I am now back from my hiatus. I've had a great summer, full of …

2006-07-28: The Finger Welcome to this, the third entry of my summer hiatus. It is 100% true, and it happened to me about a …

2006-07-15: Of Hiatus and Rabbits While I was working on my next hiatus entry, wouldn't you know it but something else happened …

2006-06-28: Hiatus Entry #1 My summer hiatus is in full swing, and so as no doubt you can imagine, I'm having a great time. The …

2006-06-19: Detour Ahead, and Then Some Finding Your Voice, brought to you once again by Rod. This week's theme is "Detour Ahead," and the …

2006-06-17: Ma Belle Cell Okay, so it's been a few days and I didn't post my cell phone entry right away. This had nothing to …

2006-06-14: Seis Cosas de Phil I had an excellent idea for a post today, involving yet another cell phone incident. But I decided …

2006-06-13: Yakkity Yak Every once in a while, I am blessed to bear witness to the new and wildly unusual. Perhaps this is …

2006-06-12: Summer Rules One of the greatest things about summer is that, no matter how much responsibility might actually …

2006-06-09: Spice Rack The following is a creative writing piece, compliments go to Rod for the great idea. This week's …

2006-06-07: A Few Thoughts on the FMA Today I awoke to find this piece of good news. This past week has been full of news and blogs …

2006-06-06: Phil Picasso Dorid has a fun Mr. Picasso Head challenge up. The piece you see above was the result of hours of …

2006-06-05: Warning: I've Gone Commercial Though I am the first to admit that I'm not in the least bit conceited, thanks to Mame, I came …

2006-06-01: A Must See In this day and age of continually recycled movies and convoluted sequels and/or prequels, we are …

2006-05-31: Spring Cleaning, Albeit a Tad Tardy One thing that has been consuming exorbitant amounts of my time recently has been--dare I say …

2006-05-28: Out the Window The following is a creative writing piece, compliments go to Rod for the great idea. The topic is …

2006-05-25: Of Driving and Projectiles Driving is ever the eventful experience. No matter how much experience you acquire, there's always …

2006-05-23: 4 X Phil = ? So it would seem I've been tagged by Jim for a fun 4 meme game. I've actually done one of these …

2006-05-18: The Social Experiment A few weeks ago, I was having lunch on campus with a couple of friends, and a bizarre thing …

2006-05-16: Phil's Five Minutes of Fame Interview time! The lovely Lia" has bestowed upon me a number (five, to be precise) of questions she …

2006-05-15: Work In Progress Despite the fact that I recently emerged victorious of yet another semester of school, my life …

2006-05-10: It's Party Time! Below You'll find an entry to a part blog. Much fun was had, many comments were left, but I have …

2006-05-09: Go Figure Among the plethora of things I have to do these days, I have a few blog entries in the works that I …

2006-05-08: The Da Vierdness The votes are in, and it's time now for the conglomerate post of posts. I might end up planning a …

2006-05-06: I'm Back! As perhaps many of you have noticed, I have been mysteriously absent from the 360sphere for the past …

2006-05-01: I Dream of C's Last Thursday, I was given a blog assignment by Witch. She presented me with the letter C, and I …

2006-04-28: Once Upon a Time Chapter 9 - Lost or Found Today, Friday, the last day of the work week, one of the best days of the week, is also …

2006-04-26: Youthful Thoughts Given that today is Wednesday, it could not be a more appropriate day for advice. That's right, dear …

2006-04-24: Beating Myself Up I'm not going to pretend that this is somehow a new revelation about myself, but it doesn't make the …

2006-04-23: 100th Entry - A Sellout The time has come. This is now the official 100th blog entry a la me. For a while, I knew I was …

2006-04-19: Tell Me About It The older I get, the more I start to see mysterious workings of the world. Strike that, let's narrow …

2006-04-18: I'm so glad to know someone cares One of the most amusing things about the internet is the amazing variety of people you encounter. I …

2006-04-16: The Brows Have you ever found yourself wondering why people do certain things? As in, something seems so weird …

2006-04-13: On Manliness and Violence It is time once again for advice from the infamous and semi-world renowned Yo Phil. This week's …

2006-04-12: The Sun and Me It's spring. In my recent blog dedicated to spring, I mentioned a variety of things that this season …

2006-04-11: Sunglasses Woes It is time now to pay homage to what have been one of the greatest pairs of sunglasses I have ever …

2006-04-10: A Lunch Story Yesterday, I had the pleasure of going out to lunch with a friend. I have been a bit under the …

2006-04-08: Serious? It is time once again for the infamous Yo Phil column. This time, however, the question is of a more …

2006-04-06: Some Poetry My friend Lia did a really cool blog yesterday about poetry, and also mentioned that April is poetry …

2006-04-05: Spring Thoughts Though spring is in the air, and I certainly do enjoy it, there are some aspects of spring I find …

2006-04-03: Fancy Shmancy Writing Today, I decided to write a post in honor of what seems to be sucking the life out of me like some …

2006-04-02: Nnsnse? Ths wll b shrt bcs I hv s mch jnk t d tdy. I dd nt pst ystrdy fr prl fls bcs I ws gn ll dy. Nw I m …

2006-03-31: Destination Anywhere - Chapter 5 Hi and welcome to the fifth installment of "Destination Anywhere," a story written chapter by …

2006-03-30: Smooth Moves This one goes out to Lynn, whom I promised almost two weeks ago that I would do a blog about one of …

2006-03-29: Today's Topic: A Discussion So the topic of today is the most cruel things that can happen to you in the morning. I'm talking …

2006-03-27: A Colossal Colon *Disclaimer: Phil is not a medical professional, nor does he claim to be. If any of the information …

2006-03-26: Feel the Love In the modern world, we have become more and more connected to people, having ways to reach one …

2006-03-24: Friends' Choice Part II As you may or may not have noticed, I haven't blogged in two days. Let's just say it's been one of …

2006-03-22: Philosophy Thoughts Have you ever noticed that life seems to be full of little "wise" sayings, which seem to be quoted …

2006-03-21: Blogging Thoughts Today's question comes from Lila, the lovely blogress out of Gran Canaria. She writes: Yo Phil, What …

2006-03-20: The Ticket Lady Over the weekend, I went to visit Albuquerque's brand new Balloon Museum. Each year, Albuquerque …

2006-03-18: Tour de Phil Today is Saturday, and all day I have been consumed by this feeling of intense laziness. Maybe it …

2006-03-17: 360 Mystery Island - Chapter 8 360 Mystery Island is a Yahoo!360 community story, started by Scott, and written by various bloggers …

2006-03-15: Brackets For You? This next entry is a follow-up from Karin's idea of my very own advice column, the new and profound …

2006-03-14: Driving Distractions Thus far, today has been a wild day in terms of seeing new things around town. Adrian and Chops, I …

2006-03-13: A Special Request This one's for Karin, who has requested twice now that I give this whole advice column thing a shot. …

2006-03-12: A New Theory I'm not normally one to post things about science, but I came up with this unusual theory and wanted …

2006-03-11: Boring Careers Today I found myself wondering about what would be one of the worst jobs of all time. There are of …

2006-03-08: An Incorporeal Post Given my recent post, and consequently my "incorporeal blogger" status, I've been thinking about the …

2006-03-07: 70th Blog Entry - An Obituary This one's for you, Javacat. Phil entered this world on January 12. The son of two loving parents …

2006-03-06: Pink Panther? As the last week has unfolded, a new sort of excitement has unleashed itself upon my neighborhood. I …

2006-03-03: News, With a Twist *Disclaimer: The use of the following news stories is based on truth, however I have twisted the …

2006-03-02: Friends' Choice It's been a busy week for me, and I have to play catch up on my blog reading. Yesterday, the Y!360 …

2006-03-01: Troubled Thoughts I realize that most of my posts are light-hearted, but today I am going to be different, and tell …

2006-02-28: Watch Your Back Beware, for times right now are not as safe as they might seem. I know what you're thinking. There's …

2006-02-27: Fun Fiction: My Pathetic Scam Today is the big day of schemes, so let's get rolling! There are quite a few people involved, so be …

2006-02-26: Wrestling, Anyone? Yesterday, I went swimming with a friend of mine from school. When I arrived on campus, I discovered …

2006-02-24: A Scheming Idea Have you ever been approached by someone who wanted to scam you? I have on several occasions, and I …

2006-02-22: Stress Sucks These days, all of us seem to have one form of stress or another. Whether it is a result of a job, …

2006-02-20: A S*#@ping Experience I have noticed a trend as I've gotten older, one that does not seem to want to go away. Seems that …

2006-02-18: A Monotone One Being a college student, I am constantly exposed to a wide array of public speakers. Most of these …

2006-02-17: A Frogvertising Challenge As I'm lacking time to post an entry of my usual thoughtfulness, but I still wanted to post …

2006-02-16: Show Me Yours, and I'll Show You Mine I may be somewhat delinquent on this, but I've finally given in and have posted a picture of my …

2006-02-15: Dancing Burnout Losers Since I started college several years ago, I've come to realize that college culture is extremely …

2006-02-13: Can You Handle Fusion? The recent Super Bowl has proven not only to be a good time to enjoy the sport of football, but …

2006-02-12: Of Friends and Greasy Burgers Yesterday, I diid something out of the ordinary: I went out to lunch. Now, you might be thinking to …

2006-02-10: Are Pills a Gamble? A recent news story that hit Albuquerque recently has had me thinking. The story is about gambling. …

2006-02-08: 360 Freestyle - Thought-Provoking Fiction Fear To know the world, the way it seems But not know what any of it means I am at a loss. I know …

2006-02-07: To Be a Referee, Or Not To Be As might be expected, I spent part of my weekend watching Super Bowl XL. The game seems to have left …

2006-02-05: James Dean Reincarnate? I am not a coffee drinker. For one reason or another, I have never gotten into it. This is not out …

2006-02-04: My Mini Experience If you've been following this blog for the past month or so, you're probably aware that I'm a huge …

2006-02-02: The Subconscious Karate Badass For the past few nights, I've been having what I can only describe as "interesting" sleep. From what …

2006-01-30: Driving Me Crazy It seems as if I've been churning out blog entries like there's no tomorrow, these days. This blog …

2006-01-29: A Good Show Yesterday, I got to go see an amazing concert, put on by none other than the San Jose Taiko. This …

2006-01-28: Useless Thoughts I read a really strange article today about what sort of random and useful things you can do with …

2006-01-25: Nice To Meet You Meeting new people is always an interesting experience. There are all sorts of ways to meet people, …

2006-01-23: Where's the Snow? Lately, the weather here has been something short of cold. It's January, and I can still wear tee …

2006-01-20: Collision Course Yesterday, I mentioned that I had a new and exciting entry to share. I didn't lie. The 'exciting' …

2006-01-19: Getting To Know Me In Fours My life has been a bit hectic as of late, for which I have one thing to say: ugh. I like to be busy, …

2006-01-17: A few thoughts on bus etiquette Before I begin, I would like to make the following disclaimer: I do not study sociology. I just …

2006-01-15: Football Is Fun Today I had the privilege of watching the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts game …

2006-01-13: Language Thoughts Have you ever noticed that the English language is intrinsically weird? I've known this for a long …

2006-01-11: Common Sense 101 When I was in first grade, I learned what every kid that age learns about teachers. Despite the fact …

2006-01-09: Morning Thoughts This morning, as I was in the process of waking up and starting my day (which usually takes me quite …

2006-01-08: Su Doku This! I have to admit it: I have become hooked on Sudoku. Before I elaborate, let me give a little bit of …

2006-01-06: A Breakfast Story Today I was thinking back to my recent trip, and I remembered a story that I had wanted to share. We …

2006-01-05: Bowling Again Last night, I went bowling once again. I'm not a terribly good bowler, but some of my friends go …

2006-01-04: Untitled Yesterday, I blogged on what I felt was a killer invention. Today, I decided that, in the spirit of …

2006-01-03: Tribute Today it is time to offer tribute to what has become one of my absolute favorite inventions. This …

2006-01-01: Chain Rhymes With Same Though sometimes it can be tiring and draining, especially on road trips, I love to travel. It's so …

2005-12-31: My Trip Through the Hurricane As you know, I recently returned from a week-long trip, during which I traveled with my family over …

2005-12-29: Back in the Saddle So I just got back yesterday from my trip, which went very well. As I expected, I saw much that I …

2005-12-22: Good Times Part II Today, during my lunch break from work, I walked over to Target. There is a serious lack of decent …

2005-12-20: Call Me! Technology, technology, technology. It's a fascinating thing. On a day to day basis, I find myself …

2005-12-19: Music Musings Today I was musing about what I think is the latest, and arguably the greatest, music video of 2005. …

2005-12-17: House Thoughts Every now and again, as I drive around town, I notice different housing subdivisions emerging. It's …

2005-12-15: Bowled Over So last night I decided to go out with some friends after having worked most of the day. And holy …

2005-12-13: The Cheese On any given day, there are a whole lot of things that are on my mind and could be termed "concerns" …

2005-12-12: Get It Together! As the semester draws to a close, I am left with a mess, of sorts. I have lots to study and work on, …

2005-12-10: Dare To Read One of my all-time favorite hobbies is reading. My life consists largely of reading, in a variety of …

2005-12-08: Greetings, Salutations...Hello? As of late, I have noticed a weird tradition that has developed in the world of social greetings to …

2005-12-07: R&R is for Rock and Roll Today (Tuesday) started out as one of those days where, after waking up, I instantly felt that it …

2005-12-06: Great Scott! Yesterday, I was talking to a friend and we got into a discussion about marriage and live-in …

2005-12-05: Life's too fun to be serious I have found life to be a roller coaster ride, of sorts. It has its ups and downs, its twists and …

2005-12-04: A mellow entry for a mellow mood After my previous entry, I figured that today I would stick to something a little less harsh. That, …

2005-12-02: What was Chuck thinking? I decided to write today, albeit somewhat late, about intelligent design and evolutionary theory. I …

2005-12-01: Traffic Light Ramblings So today, I was driving around town, and happened to pass through one particular intersection that …

2005-11-30: Sthguoht Yadiloh Holiday spirit seems to be a popular topic for blogs these days, and I realized I hadn't yet posted …

2005-11-28: When the Chips Are Down, Start Snacking Over the years, I have noticed a serious decline in the quality and originality of chips (the food …

2005-11-26: Some Thoughts I went out to breakfast today, or brunch rather, at a favorite local spot. While I was eating, the …

2005-11-25: Buy Nothing Day Today is arguably the BIGGEST day of shopping of the entire year (the one that could be argued is …

2005-11-23: Thanksgiving Today, I thought I'd write down a few things that I'm thankful for. I don't have much time, as today …

2005-11-21: Oh Woe is TV I wasn't sure what to write about today, until I saw this news piece: some guy on wife swap whose …

2005-11-18: Speechless As you may have noticed from my photo, I'm a Dilbert fan. But more than that, I enjoy other works by …

2005-11-16: I'll take one order of life please, and could I get a smile on the side? I was feeling a bit down today, feeling like life has been frustrating, overwhelming, and tiring, …

2005-11-15: A Movie Review So, I'm still getting used to doing the blog thing, and trying to figure out what kind of fun stuff …

2005-11-12: Random Thoughts I posted message on my Yahoo group, "Real Gay People," and thought it would be worth posting here as …

2005-11-10: Good Times So tonight I went out to the local pizza place for dinner with my brothers, and wouldn't you know …

2005-11-02: Entry for November 02, 2005 So finally, I am getting everything put together for this. I have set up my brand new Yahoo Group, …