My Best and Worst Case Scenarios, pt. III

(Continued from here) A lot has happened, both in the past year and over the past decade, but I haven’t really had the chance to process it until recently. I’ve been thinking about this idea I had a while ago…

Recurrent conversation topics

If given free reign with a person of similar interests/background/sense of humor, what conversation topics would be most likely to come up? That question randomly popped into my head because Emily, a graduate student in philosophy, remarked how she always…

Apocalypse Report Card

Hunting 1 Farming 3 First Aid 4 Gathering 6 Hacking 3 Sewing 8 (don’t judge me!) Fishing 5 Psychological Flexibility (read: won’t freak out) 8 Masonry 2 Welding 1 Hand-to-Hand Defense 9 Weaponry 8 Mechanics 4 Diplomacy 9 Fire Starting…

Help choose my new middle name!

I have never had a middle name. And now that I’m 29, I think it’s about time to fix that. So I am going to legally change my name. Here are the best options thus far: Linneaus/Linneo1 Buckminster Maxwell/Maximiliano Ampersand/Interrobang…

29 things I DID do before turning 29

Let’s be happy! Let’s do the opposite of last post! Imagine if I’d had the most foresight? What would my goals have been? These are them! Go to graduate school. Finish my dissertation. Travel to several countries. Be in a…

My Once Best and Worst Case Scenarios

It all started with something my propaganda professor Frank Thayer said a long time ago: 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. That scared…

“So” questions

I started this post a year ago, then lost interest after I couldn’t come up with more than five.  This is a list of questions to ask someone you don’t know that well, but have to spend some time with. …

Why being attacked by zombies might rock

Aptera from above

I suppose you won’t bother with a corresponding Pros list, though for completeness’ sake – you really should. – Radioactive Jam said on Thursday, 4 October, 2007 Sudden food and electronics binge to die for. Never a dull day again.…

Why being attacked by zombies might suck

There’s probably some drawbacks to the world being overtaken by zombies I’m not seeing. – Me, after seeing Resident: Evil; Extinction/ Constant body odor Odds are most of the beautiful women would keep their promises and die before they slept…

400 Bills

400 Bills. Wow, I feel like there should be a punchline to that. Or maybe the first half of a joke. Something, anyway. This was a thought experiment proposed by Drew. I was going to comment, but poot. I figured…