Archives: [January 2003]
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This is the archive page for the month [January 2003]; 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 filed my taxes today. | January 31, 2003
Actually, this is the first time in five or six years I've filed my taxes; I've always figured that having the government not keeping tabs on me was nicer than the couple of hundred dollars I would've gotten in refunds....

I'm at an intellectual fundraiser. | January 23, 2003
It's for the Society of Philosophical Studies or the School of Intellectual Studies, something like that. Garth invited me; basically, the group is sponsoring an advance screening of the Graham Greene Vietnam drama The Quiet American, and then everyone's going...

I went over to Garth's today, but he wasn't home. | January 19, 2003
I was supposed to go to his place at 1:00 to fax out yet another round of resumes, but I guess he forgot or got held up at his previous engagement or something. Oh well. Garth recently made the decision,...

I now know what pain is. | January 16, 2003
I'm almost 34 years old now, and I thought I knew what pain was - at various points over the years I've broken several limbs, jabbed an X-Acto knife into the palm of my hand, and walked around for a...

I finally figured out why I liked "Fellowship of the Ring" so much. | January 12, 2003
I mean, I know why I liked it so much - 'cause the movie fucking rocks, and there's no two ways around it. And, speaking as someone who doesn't care for Tolkien, doesn't like the fantasy genre very much in...

I got drunk and called an ex-girlfriend tonight. | January 11, 2003
Theoretically it was to share the news that a publishing company's gotten interested in my book of sexual essays I wrote last summer. But in reality it was because I was lonely and drunk and wanted to talk to her....

I read something interesting about Taoism today. | January 9, 2003
One of the core concepts of Taoism is that of yin and yang; that every aspect of the universe can be sorted into one of two basic halves, and that both halves by their very definition must exist for the...

Another day, another bag of trash. | January 8, 2003
I've been feeling like an idiot lately, because I've been feeling proud of getting things accomplished that one shouldn't feel particularly proud of. You know, simple things, like taking out the trash, doing a load of laundry, taking a shower,...

That girl at the bar keeps touching me again. | January 7, 2003
She's the Tuesday waitress at Holiday Uptown, this bar that's only about two blocks from my apartment, so my friend Garth and I always end up there many of the nights we feel like going out and having a drink...