After my scooter ran out of gas and I pushed it to the gas station, I went to the coffee shop. I went to a different coffee shop than the one I usually go to, I went to the one with matching silver chairs and newer design in a building with lofts on top. The coffeeshop is called “Ugly Mugs” but the people in there look better dressed than the one across the street. People … [Read more...] about My Headphones Are The Largest In This Coffeeshop Right Now
This could be the end. But I’m too lazy to know. My scooter stalled out at the stop sign. This was embarrassing, because I had to signal the driver behind me to pull around. This was also embarrassing because the driver behind me was riding a motorcycle. Motorcyclists and scooter riders have a fraught relationship. There’s an inferiority complex. Most cyclists have a … [Read more...] about My Scooter Stalled Out At The Stop Sign
The day after moving in to my new house, I walk my dog in the park across the street. At the entrance, written in chalk on the sidewalk is this: “F*** white people. (Neighborhood) Crips.” Not my actual neighborhood park But — I don’t think any “gang” member actually wrote it. The writing was just a little off, and a little too on the nose — it wasn’t tagged or in a … [Read more...] about The Sidewalk Says “F-White People.” I’m White.
A few months ago, I ordered two books from the N+1 publisher people. One was called “What We Should Have Known” and it was a panel of very earnest English lit people talking about the books they liked, the ones they didn’t, the ones they read too early and the ones they read too late. The book “What We Should Have Known” only has one review on Amazon, and I did not write it. My … [Read more...] about I Left A Book In My Honda CRV And Rain Got On It. No Regrets.
I bought a Superdry jacket a few months ago and realized I don’t really know anything about Superdry, so I looked up some information about Superdry via the semi-popular Q&A site, Quora, and here are those answers. 1. What is the story behind the strange Japanese slogan for Superdry: 極度乾燥しなさい? The answer: “It doesn’t really make sense in Japanese, no. I did a quick … [Read more...] about A List of Quora Questions You Should Read About Superdry
Parking lot I crossed by the 2nd-largest mall in America He had a spinal cord injury. A really bad car accident. Something about his vertebrae plucking at his spinal cord and he wasn’t sure how much he could walk again. He was the store manager at WaWa’s; had spent his whole career there. But then the injury. And his “gait” was bad, he said. So he was on disability. And … [Read more...] about I Stayed At A Hotel Across The Street From a Mall and Whole Foods
No one creates art in a vacuum. Except for Jeff Koons. His vacuums are in museums. Funny enough, I went to the Whitney in New York during the Jeff Koons exhibit a few years ago. And even funnier (is it funny?) I used part of that experience in my new novel, PLS Advise. So guess what? I didn’t create art in a vacuum either. Did I create it while looking at vacuums? I did … [Read more...] about The PLS Advise Reading List