Archive for category True Stories

Thriftin’

At eighteen I was living in Hayward, the place I grew up in. I had a job at Walgreens as a photo clerk (I will have to post a blog someday about my collection of weird pictures I found at that job). I worked there for a little over a year and had spent most […]

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Apartment Life – Las Cucarachas

My inspiration to write about myself completely drained out of me for a while there. I’m back and it’s deep into fall. It’s my favorite time of year and good writing weather. I’ve been having a hard time getting myself started. I am hoping a gross story about cockroaches will get the motor running again. […]

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Summer Lovin’

I recently went to a storytelling party where the theme was “Summer Lovin’” I didn’t tell the story I’m about to tell here because I had already told a version of it several months ago and since most of the same people were in attendance I assumed they’d be tired of my sappy shit. My […]

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Trampoline Abuse

The other day my son jumped off a play structure and hit himself in his own face with his knee. It hurt and he was upset. When he recovered and stopped crying a few minutes later I decided to tell him a story that might cheer him up. I told him the tale of how […]

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Apartment Life – The Darkest Studio

In December 2004 I moved into the fifth in a series of six apartments all within one block of each other. It was just after the Maggot Incident in the basement apartment. There was an available place on the first floor. The first thing I noticed about the apartment was how dark it was. It […]

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Teen Angst

My BFF, Shona, put out the first part of her post about Bay Area zines from the 90’s. I am lucky enough to be featured in this post. You should definitely check it out here. I thought I’d make a little post about my zine. I flipped through it last night and was amused by […]

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Apartment Life – The First Studio

I moved to Oakland in the spring of 2001. I was twenty one years old. I had lived in San Francisco much of the year before. It was not a good year. It was awkward, messy, drug and alcohol fueled. It ended badly and might make a good story for another day. When I finally […]

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