Sundaze

On Friday night I had the greatest seafood risotto of all time. I bought a bottle of chardonnay on the way home and killed it while watching The Gambler. I woke up without a hangover on Saturday and had bacon, salami, and Manchego for breakfast. My friend invited a bunch of us over to his…

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Monday

I spent the weekend back home on the river, so I’m sunburnt to a fucking crisp. I got back into town late last night and met my friend Seamus at the bar for a couple of drinks. I don’t know if he is dealing with his own issues, or if he has just fully embraced…

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Housewarming Gift

I’ve been waiting for this Craigslist ad for months. Some grad student wanting to sublease her swank one-bedroom apartment. It’s one of the most sought after apartments in the entire city. It could be mine for only $1000 a month — nearly three times what I’ve been paying. If the pictures are any indication, it would be the perfect…

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The Rat Race

It’s 6:09 A.M. Right now I want nothing more than to be back in the comfort of my bed, but if I’m ever going to make it as a writer, I’ve got to write. That means something’s gotta give, and it looks like that something is sleep. I’m reminded of that scene in Fight Club,…

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First Date

It was October 2012, midway through my first semester of law school. I had discovered NoFap in August, and was following the program with surprising success. I lived on campus and went to the gym each morning, so my body composition was improving. I was in a new city with a large population, so I threw…

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Letter from a Stoic

Law school killed my soul. Every day used to be a rollercoaster. The lowest lows, the highest highs, and back again. It was torture, but at least I was alive. A flirty text from a cute girl was enough to launch me into a manic state for days. Likewise, listening to a single Nirvana song…

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The Futility of It All

It’s impossible to get anything done anymore. Wake up at 6. Shit shower shave. (Some people say you should shave before showering; they’re wrong.) Attempt to meditate even though it’s impossible. Throw on a wrinkled button-up and a sport coat. Add a tie into the mix. Re-tie it because it’s too short. Re-re-tie it because…

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