Dear Pixel, age 23,

The trope is to say something like, “I wouldn’t skip any of the adversity I had to face, because that made me who I am today. And I like myself.” Luckily, I don’t have that problem. I don’t like myself.…

Spring 2010 Schedule

Almost forgot to post this so that you and yours can stalk me.  🙂 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Wake up Wake Up, Bike to West Campus Wake Up Wake Up, Bike to West Campus Wake Up, Bike to West…

January, the month of diagnostic tests IV

Creative Challenge 4: (Photography) Make a short photographic essay of five pictures. With a theme. 1 This is purely diagnostic: To be repeated at the end of the year. [↩]

January, the month of diagnostic tests III

Creative Challenge 3: (Music) Record one minute of yourself playing/singing something you wrote yourself. Label it “January 2010.”1 This is purely diagnostic: To be repeated at the end of the year. [↩]

You’re supposed to fail diagnostic tests

Traynor and Well worked at Well’s dad’s copy shop after school.  Traynor thought that he owed it to his foster family and Well agreed, but his parents thought that he had to work anyway.  “Maxwell, adversity builds character,” his father…

January, the month of diagnostic tests II

Creative Challenge 2: (Writing) Write a short story  Fictional, non-fictional, sequitur or non.  Length is up to you.  Content is free.1 This is purely diagnostic: To be repeated at the end of the year. [↩]

January, the month of diagnostic tests

Creative Challenge 1: (Drawing) Draw the best drawing you possibly can of a scene involving at least one human. 1 To be repeated at the end of the year. [↩]

New Decade Resolutions

We’re turning a new leaf, folks. I remember ten years ago, I was a little kid who’d never so much as kissed a girl. I spent New Year’s with my mom’s older sister and her family. We danced and ate…

2010

Only seven this year to account for the general trends my resolutions have taken over the past few years:  education, health, projects, goals, recollection, creativity, and chicks. So here we go: Issue (and meet) a Creative Challenge every week (to…

Silly Penguin

Physiology doesn't work that way.

I drew this over X-Mas to amuse my cousins, draw non-humans, and draw a comic without the use of photoshop. I like it better on paper.

2009 Redux

Physiology doesn't work that way.

Did I accomplish my goals in any way, shape, or form? Write down every book or article I read. FAIL – Not even close.  I gave up in January, actually. Write 100 or so nabµfs. FAIL – Not even close. …

2009 Off Paper

Back in 2005, I wrote a post I still think about called “remember when…” in which I recalled the mini-adventures that may or may not have made it onto the blog, but still reminded me of very cool events. So…

Bad adjectives to describe a pregnancy

(crossposted at www.constrainedwriting.com) Furious Uncontrollable Jerky Infectious Antedeluvian Boxy Morbid Green Maculate Extinct Gullible Disappointing Frightened Contaminated Frequent Wooden Adequate Fixable

a quick note.

Hmm. It seems that playing around with the settings of the new group blog has made me want to fix up this blog a bit.  Something about not changing headers or layouts while my life has changed makes it seem…

When is it ever okay to get back together with an ex?

(Crossposted at www.constrainedwriting.com) “Two words: Breast. Implants.” –Barney Stinson When she wakes up from a coma. When one of you moves back to the same place after having been separated by an earlier move. When it was your fault and…

Two Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty Fifth Post

Happy Birthday to this blog, Happy Birthday to this blog, Happy Birthday A Pixelated Mind, Happy Birthday to you! My blog turns five today.  Yey?  … Yes.  Yey.  Here’s the first post, in case you weren’t astute enough an investigator…

NaBloPoMo

Last year, if you’ll recall, I posted a series of 6-word stories on my blog every day for National Blog Posting Month. The year before I posted 29 things I was thankful for, then quit on the last day, which…

My ten least favorite online interactions

When someone comments something that I find offensive, but don’t want to have a public (or worse- via e-mail) confrontation with them about it. Accidentally replying ‘to all’ in an e-mail Replying to the sender about something that concerns the…

Stupid things you can do after a break up

I.  Go back to her Beg Plead Negotiate Claim to just want to “talk” Pretend that you just really want to go back to being her friend II.  Confrontation With her a.  In public b.  In private c.  Out of…

Internal Dialogues I

The song is “Cheat on You” by Mike Allan, featuring Rachel Duff. Internal Dialogues – Lola Lies

Emotional Faithfulness

I’m not saying I buy ’emotional cheating,’ but let’s say I did. Even if it truly existed, absence of emotional cheating would not equal emotional faithfulness. There’s a gulf between emotional cheating and emotional faithfulness. Emotional cheating is when you…

What’s a little secret life between friends?

Happy birthday, Bre

Today is my best friend’s birthday.  I spent the past few weeks working on this– in secret– for her.  I did it because she always complains that I never draw her and I countercomplain that she’s hard to draw.  She…

Sex and the Psyche

Yeah, well that's generally what these feel like.

My ex-girlfriend Jayna concluded that Sex and the City had a negative, permanent affect on the women that watched it. I miss Jayna, I truly do.  Sadly, that may have been my most successful relationship ever.  I say sadly because…

Emotional cheating

Yeah, well that's generally what these feel like.

So I’m working out some stuff right now.  And… well you get to suffer.  It’s been a long time since I cared about my audience on this blog, so.  Whatever.  But, if my plugin works right, 99.6% of people won’t…

Things not to buy online

Yeah, well that's generally what these feel like.

A wife Children Pets Shoes, apparently Used clothing, esp. underwear Happiness A tattoo A kidney Drugs, esp. across state lines Honduran slaves Dominican slaves Bomb-making instructions and ingredients Dignity Penis/breast-enlargement devices1 Absolution If you must, get one or the other…

My ten least favorite social interactions

Yeah, well that's generally what these feel like.

Meeting someone you don’t know in a semi-public place.  So you’re forced to make furtive eye-contact with everyone until you find someone that you think might be them.  So now you have to go up and talk to them, but…

Pixel’s Fall 2009 Schedule

Yeah, well that's generally what these feel like.

Hi Ashley! Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sleep Wake Up… sort of Wake Up, Shower, Eat Breakfast, Bike Over to East Campus Wake Up, Shower, Eat Breakfast, Bike Over to West Campus Wake Up, Shower, Eat Breakfast Office 15 minutes…

Things I wish I could conclude about my psyche, but can’t

Yeah, well that's generally what these feel like.

I just finished up a 26-part series of confessions.  The order was jumbled, but they were all taken from my phonebook, letter by letter, and aimed at individual persons.  You can see the –finally– complete navigation here: Navigation:  pt. i,…

My Current Best and Worst Case Scenarios

(continued from here) Life doesn’t turn out the best-possible way you could imagine.  It also doesn’t turn out the worst way.  It’s usually something in between. —Professor of Propaganda and Public Opinion Frank Thayer Let’s be concrete.  Imagine that the…