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This is the archive page for the month [March 2000]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries found here from that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Off to the doctor again... | March 30, 2000
...which is why today's entry will be short. The medicine I got two weeks ago for my ear has worked somewhat but not to the point that it's restored my hearing. The doctor says the next step is to get...

31 and feeling fine. | March 29, 2000
A regular reader to my site (we'll call her Jane) wrote to me yesterday. We happen to share the same birthday, a fact we accidentally discovered after meeting face-to-face for the first time a few months ago. She was writing...

7 for 13. | March 27, 2000
That's how I did in the pool at Jude's annual Oscars party. I could've done better - who would've guessed The Matrix would rack up so many trophies? - but considering that my seven wins were all in major categories,...

The agony and the ecstasy. | March 24, 2000
I've had two experiences this week involving the handling of e-text, one excruciating and one very cool. I think the two succinctly illustrate both the joys and frustrations of this new form of reading, and in particular highlight the common...

I have nothing to say today. | March 21, 2000
The last 24 hours of my life were as boring as one can just about get without being legally dead. So instead of blowing smoke out of my ass, I'll just encourage you to check out The Heart Attack Letters...

"Oh God, you're going to write about me, aren't you?" | March 20, 2000
This from Dan Raeburn, creator of the insanely fantastic The Imp, when I ran into him at a party after an Irish bar, a comedy show, another party, a closed bookstore, friends from Missouri, and a tattoo. But I'm getting...

Man, I hate doctors. | March 16, 2000
Carrie somehow suckered me into seeing an ear specialist today, and I just don't know how to feel about it. I guess it's not really a hatred I have of doctors but rather a xenophobic fear of them. Over the...

So I'm writing this new story. | March 14, 2000
It all started because I've become a big fan of the literary journal McSweeney's, and always thought it would be cool to have something published in it. But my thought process in the past has always stopped there when I've...

Heaven knows I'm miserable now. | March 13, 2000
I bought an old Smiths CD on Sunday and walked around the Belmont and Clark area listening to it. What a wonderfully retro experience. Reminded me of the days (God, so long ago now) when I had an Anarchy sign...

California Diary -- Saturday. | March 11, 2000
So. I've now been to a sex club. How was it? It was okay. Did I have sex? No, I didn't. Did I see other people have sex? Kinda. Was it worth it? Well, it depends on what you mean...

Dude, it's the same woman. | March 10, 2000
The one I wrote about yesterday, who was staring at me on the train? Who I suspect is a member of Mary Tyler Morphine? She and I ended up on the same random train again today, on the same random...

Since when did I get so used to the city? | March 9, 2000
This is a question I found myself asking last night on the way home from Joyblue. It was one of those really nice Chicago evenings, just cool enough for that jacket that makes you look like a bad-ass, kinda windy...

I'm so glad I'm not 30 anymore. | March 6, 2000
Thirty was a drag, frankly. It's an entire year figuring out how to come to grips with the fact that you're no longer in your twenties. In my particular case, this was a long and arduous journey, and not a...

I got drunk with twins last night. | March 2, 2000
No, it's not an episode of Three's Company. It's sort of a strange story. Here it goes: It all started when my wallet got stolen last night. A pathetic story, really: I bought a pack of cigarettes at a convenience...