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The Hammering Heart

Still beating.

Coffee Hell

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Coffee is one of the most perfect foods I’ve ever known. It’s an incredible motivator. The prospect of coffee to come is almost as much of a morning stimulant as the drink itself. But I’ve been trying to stretch out my savings. It’s been a revealing exercise; I had a lot of routine expenses that were easy to shave off. I looked at my account the other day and realized that if I’d been making the same money I was making but living like this, I could have a pretty penny stowed away in a year’s time.

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The Crow

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About two weeks ago my lady love noticed some odd splotches on the pavement here and there in front of our triplex.

“What’s wrong, dear? Found some schmutz?” I said.

“It looks like…blood,” she said with furrowed brow. I looked around and noticed several of the splotches on the driveway and trailing along toward our downstairs neighbors’ unit.

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Funemployment

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More trials.

Early last week and late the week prior, I ate the following things, motivated in all cases by finances:

  • Some Taco Bell
  • A free chicken burrito from Chipotle
  • A free slice of pizza that looked like it’d been sitting there awhile
  • A sweaty old-fashioned donut from a donut shop downtown
  • Some rotisserie chicken from the poorly lit Safeway by our apartment
  • Some old halvah out of a can with a busted lid

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Treading Water

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I’ve entered week three of my unemployment experiment, and it has been an ongoing test to my convictions. Not having an income is not a comfortable place for me. I’m treading water. I have been here before and knew that it would be uncomfortable and deliberately made my return to this uncomfortable place anyway. But lately the cosmos have been adding more sharks to the pool, just to make sure I really give a damn.

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Finales are Important

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I abandoned a life track recently, which my track record (hah) holds I do about once or twice a decade, and, like most things you only do once or twice a decade, still isn’t very easy.

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Compartmentalized

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Now that I’ve quit my job to pursue writing, I’m trying to develop a new routine. I know I can count on myself to go stir crazy in a matter of hours, so my aim is for that routine to incorporate a rotating set of work venues. Today was the park downtown. It was my first time going to that park in the middle of the work day. It was real weird.

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Longer than a Tweet; ergo, blogworthy

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Dear TheHammeringHeart,

On Friday I went to the Moscone Center to listen to people’s professional tips on how to play video games on the internet and also drew a horse with a flying V implant. Hebrew year 5787 is off with a bang.

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On the State of the Japanese Film Industry and Also Myself

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The less I write on this site, the more the writing on this site becomes centered around apologizing for not writing more on this site, but The Hammering Heart was never intended as a blog about not writing, so I will spare any excuses and simply say, “Hello.”

This past summer was defined in part by a series of wakeup calls. Each of the calls suggested that, despite how I’ve constructed an identity for myself as a Guy who Likes Japanese Film, I might not actually be that into Japanese film.  Continue reading “On the State of the Japanese Film Industry and Also Myself”

Still beating!

Well, hell.

It feels like I haven’t updated this thing since, like, August 17th 2013. Much has happened. I’ll get to that. But for the time being let this just stand as my re-inaugural address–a sort of state of the union, or figurative CPR chest-pumping of the figurative hammering heart stopped hammering.

As promised in my about page, there will be occasional pictures of slow lorises. This, I feel, is an occasion, and hence:

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I mean COME on!!

Slow loris for president.

Anyway. Still beating. I will update this thing more. Soon.

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