I saw a man turning left in his car last week, and it unsettled me because he made the turn while barking. Barking over and over out the window. Not like a dog barking; it was a strange vocalization almost like a sneeze, like, “Aff! Aff! Aff! Aff!” But I tell you, those were no sneezes. They were barks.
He still bothered to use his winker, which around here is an overachievement.
“Aff! Aff!” Indicate. Check mirror. Smooth hand-over-hand motion. “Aff!”
The man probably suffered from a mental illness, but his left turn form was top-notch. The rest of us are doomed and should be ashamed of ourselves.
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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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There are two life-enriching things that are said to become much more challenging after college: meeting people and discovering good music. In my own experience, I have found the latter to be true and the former to be the opposite of true: false.
I can swallow the sentiment that it’s harder to meet interesting people when you no longer live in a veritable colony of peers, but to be sure, I spent most of my college time in isolated obscurity.
As a result of the above, however, I was constantly discovering great music that spoke to me. This was because at that time in my life, to do so was a necessity. It was either that or notice the ever-present silence. I’ll also admit to having had the occasional friend who would introduce me to something good.
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