Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Back to Life, Back to Reality

No one understood the pain of returning to work after the holidays quite like Soul II Soul:

This sucks.

It definitely does not suck, however, when the stand-up dudes and dudettes at Red Fez include your story in Issue 25:


Read "Curtis," an ode to that dude from high school, the dude you probably just ran into at a shitty bar in your hometown on Christmas Eve Eve and liked more in fifteen minutes of drunken nostalgia than you did in your four years combined.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday Morning, Praise the Dawning

Normally I'd never advise anyone, under any circumstances, to go into work on a Sunday morning unless you (a) took an inordinate amount of trucker speed the night before and haven't quite come down or (b) are escaping an abusive lover with above-average knife skills, but if you happen to work in Downtown Chicago I'd highly recommend you give it a try sometime- there's a quiet calm to the city, and the Bears can't disappoint you until noon.

But enough hippie talk. On the subject of Downtown, peruse a new Six Sentences post called "You Can't Surf Lake Michigan" at your leisure:


Be sure to check out the other terrific pieces at 6S- Rob runs a tight ship, one of the best in the lit mag game, and you shan't be disappointed.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Givin' Thanks 'n Shit

What am I thankful for today? A couple things come to mind, namely (a) the Jewel-brand microwave popcorn I ate the fuck out of last night while watching Kia's NBA Shootaround and (b) the music of Steven Seagal:

But I'd be remiss not to take this opportunity to extend long-distance propers to the irrepressible swag-masters at Thieves Jargon. They've included "The Creep," a story about unruly downstairs neighbors that fancy themselves our generation's Woodie Guthrie, in their latest issue (#125). Peep it here:


Don't bogart the green bean casserole today.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Boo Ya

Mondays are supposed to suck. You're not supposed to be notified by the wonderful people at Glimmer Train that you're a Finalist for their Best Start contest for September 2009. Yet, here we are:


Swish! Long-range jumper. Take that, endless string of boring-ass legal documents.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's Hard to Hold a Candle in the Cold November Rain

It's also hard to be at work on a Saturday. Really hard. But it's made easier when the fine folks at Dogzplot inform you that your piece is up:


Read it. It will make you thankful for your still-living pets.

Happy Birthday, Jenny.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Anchors Aweigh!

Let's just get this obligatory, awkward first post out of the way, shall we?
More soon. Pinky swear.