Archives: [December 2002]
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This is the archive page for the month [December 2002]; 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.

If you're reading this, it means my journal is still on hiatus. | December 30, 2002
That's right - given that I'm unemployed right now and that internet access is almost impossible for me to come by, I thought it'd be better just to put the journal into hibernation for now instead of trying to do...

My day at the family reunion. | December 29, 2002
So I spent the afternoon in St. Francois County, a community of small towns centered around a former mining industry in southeast Missouri, attending a family reunion of my mom's side of the family. For those who are new readers,...

Random notes. | December 27, 2002
I don't have a lot of news to report today, so I thought I'd take the time to address several small issues, none of which are important enough to warrant their own front page. Enjoy. I've been getting my fix...

"I smell like Wal-Mart." | December 26, 2002
I'll explain this enigmatic statement in a bit. Well, the spiced cider has been drank, the ripped wrapping paper has been thrown away, and the dog is happily sitting in the corner with his new chewtoy - Christmas is officially...

Why Christmas is like pickled ginger. | December 25, 2002
You know what pickled ginger is, right? It's that thinly-sliced pink stuff on your plate whenever you order sushi. The ginger serves as a "palette cleanser;" that is, every time you eat a piece of sushi, you're supposed to then...

Hobbits, Pixies and porn - oh my! | December 24, 2002
So it's been a pretty fun last two days here at the St. Charles headquarters of the Pettus household. On Sunday everyone in the family decided to go out and see Lord of the Rings together - which is always...

Regarding depression, the holidays, and those pesky suicidal thoughts. | December 21, 2002
Okay, I'll admit it - the last two years haven't exactly been the most pleasant ones of my life. In fact, 2001 and 2002 pretty much stood as a one-two knockout punch of shittiness for me: I've been unemployed a...

Happy holidays! | December 20, 2002
Yes, it is I, your humble narrator, back in rural Missouri for the holidays and returned from the dead. Or, er, returned from the internet dead, which I haven't had access to since Thanksgiving, which is why there hasn't been...

Wisconsin road trip, part 1. | December 1, 2002
Friday, November 22. 4 pm. So how is it exactly that I find myself in a rented 2002 Monte Carlo, making my way north with my friend Garth to visit the hallowed halls of Green Bay, Wisconsin? Funny story, actually....