Best Of

Occasionally, my brain will spit something out, and I’ll read it afterward and think, “Hey, this isn’t terrible.” If I’m in a particularly optimistic mood (usually achieved by listening to too much Springsteen and eating baked goods), I’ll start to think that what I’ve written is sort of brilliant. And if the baked goods are really wonderful, and “Born to Run” is playing, then I’ll get totally deluded and start whispering “I am a literary genius” up until the song is over, at which point I realize that there’s frosting on my shirt.

I believe that Socrates called this “The Creative Process.”

Here are some posts that I’ve written that I thought were pretty damn good. At least, I thought so during the four minutes and 32 seconds in which I was serenaded by The Boss. If you are new to the blog, this is where to start. And if you think these posts are utter crap, well … they might be. Or maybe you just need a better soundtrack. And a cupcake.

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  • I keep telling my mom she needs some new clothes so she bought a cat onesie.
  • These handsome gents made me dinner and cleaned up afterwards. ENVY ME.
  • Back home, but still swooning. 10 years, and none of our regrets have to do with one another, so that's pretty cool.
  • A day late. But whatever. 10 years. I've had the time of my damn life. Happy anniversary, love.
  • Surprise anniversary trip to Astoria. We were 3/4 of the way there before Rand told me where we were going. And yes, I was surprised. Even though, you know, I may have suspected it and packed my Goonies shirt. Just in case.
  • Totally false advertising. There was nary a moose to be seen.
  • Anniversarying like grown ups. 10 years ago Rand took me to this arcade, where a malfunctioning skee-ball machine kept reseting automatically after each game. We were broke, so the prospect of infinite skee-ball (one of my favorite arcade games) was almost too good to be true. I played for what felt like forever, amassed a pile of tickets, and gave them to some very sweet kids. The machines all work perfectly now. Alas. It's still fun.
  • Room with a view. #astoria
  • Selfie game is not strong tonight. It is tired and silly and out of focus but whatever.
  • Boardwalking. #astoria #oregon #nofilter