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This is the archive page for the month [November 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.

I've been thinking a lot about porn lately. | November 29, 2000
(Sorry for the lack of updates yesterday. On Monday I decided to finally stop taking my painkillers and start resuming my normal life. What a mistake. I spent all day yesterday in bed again, my ear bleeding profusely and me...

Medication + airports = Ahhh! | November 27, 2000
Popped a couple of Vicodin right when I got to the St. Louis airport yesterday, in preparation for my flight back to Chicago. I can't begin to describe how much more pleasant an airport is when one is on heavy...

Guest host -- Thursday. | November 23, 2000
Happy Thanksgiving! For the first year since I've been born, my family and I are not making Thanksgiving dinner. My parents have decided to redo their kitchen from top to bottom, and the renovation has coincided with the holidays. The...

Guest host -- Wednesday. | November 22, 2000
Things are going well for me here in Missouri -- my sense of vertigo is down to a minimum, the swelling from the surgery is almost completely gone, and we are getting ready to remove the stitches later today. I've...

Guest host -- Tuesday. | November 21, 2000
I'm still feeling pretty crappy from the surgery, so I thought I'd ask various friends of mine to contribute "guest essays" this week to the site, much like when Carson would take a vacation from the Tonight Show. (Thanks to...

Operation...success. | November 20, 2000
Well, hi there everyone. Iâm lying in my old bed in St. Charles, Missouri right now, staying horizontal because Iâm still feeling pretty disoriented, typing on my laptop in five-minute intervals Îcause thatâs how long I can look at a...

Anther slam, another loss. | November 15, 2000
Well, I took fifth place out of seven last night at the Wam Bam Poetry Slam over at Mad Bar. This is really starting to worry me. When I first decided to try out for the 2001 Mad Bar slam...

But what about my Venti Cafe Mocha? | November 14, 2000
I saw my doctor yesterday, who said I can't have any more alcohol or caffeine from now until my surgery on Thursday. The alcohol part is fine, because I had already given that up for my purification ritual. But caffeine?...

Another movie weekend. | November 13, 2000
Actually, I ended up doing a bunch of stuff this weekend, but none of them were very interesting which is why I'm calling it a movie weekend. Friday straight after work I went to the 600 N Michigan theatre and...

Should we keep the Electoral College? | November 10, 2000
Unless you've been living in a cave for the last week, you are by now aware of the mess going on with the US presidential election. The problem isn't that it's taking such a long time to actually count the...

More about tympanomastoidectomies than you ever wanted to know. | November 9, 2000
(Warning: Today's front page discusses a medical condition in frank terms. Although not inherently gross, those of a more delicate constitution may want to skip it anyway.) So, a quick recap for those who aren't regular readers. For many years...

Ah, Columbia - part 2. | November 8, 2000
Saturday. Me, after getting caught rocking out with my Walkman: "If I totally rock out to Ben Folds Five, does that mean I'm a complete loser?" Everyone else: "Yes!!!" I think it's pretty needless to say that I was a...

Ah, Columbia. | November 6, 2000
Where people still wear Grateful Dead shirts without a trace of irony. Where tens of thousands of people pay hundreds of thousands of dollars each Saturday to watch a football team that is guaranteed to lose. Where all the "No...

Missouri, here I come. | November 2, 2000
So tomorrow's the day I take off for Columbia Missouri, my old collegetown, for a spoken-word show. (I'll be in transit all day tomorrow, so this will likely be my last journal entry until Monday.) Nervous? Not especially. Excited? About...

I stand corrected. | November 1, 2000
Yesterday I was talking about how I was going to go see a touring group of writers called Gynomite who bill them themselves as "feminist-friendly porn." I was expressing trepidation about the group here yesterday, in that 99 percent of...