Tag: writing

New Shit Has Come to Light

Apologies for the absence of recent blog posts, and especially installment 2 of the notably popular Nickname Origins (it’s coming, i promise). It’s not for lack of writing and posting. In fact i’ve been doing both, along with creating another online business. Allow me to explain.

As many of you know, i’ve spent the past ten or so years working in the design and print fields, only to finally leave the claustrophobic and stunted environment of my last official job. I figured there was an easier, cheaper, and more convenient way to provide most of the popular retail print services offered (business cards, postcards, brochures, flyers), while utilizing the superior quality of press printing, so i set out to create a website that offers just that.

Full Colour Cards is my latest endeavour, allowing clients to easily upload print-ready files, place an order for full colour, double-sided, offset printing, and have it drop shipped directly to their doorstep. I’ll save you all the gory (read: awesome) details here, but if you (or any of your colleagues) are in need of some high quality printing at some sweet price points, please drop me a line.

As far as writing goes, i have finally joined the weird and wonderful Tumblr universe. I’ve posted samples of existing pieces, along with new, Tumblr-inspired creations, with the intent of assembling a collection for publication, traditional or otherwise. It’s currently entitled Eat, Drink, & Do Mary, and contains much ridiculousness on girls, booze, sex, bars, dreams, quotes, tunes, and flicks. It can get a little slutty. Check it out if you like, and if you’re on Tumblr, maybe consider following along if you don’t deem it total shit.

Good talk. See you out there.

Sex Card

I noticed a call for reader submissions on the subject of People I Never Intended to Sleep With on Nerve.com, a pop culture/sex/relationship site that i like to check out. They do this a fair bit, but i never really thought to submit anything up until recently, when ‘sex card’ story suddenly came to mind. I figured i’d pull something together and send it in, for shits. They ended up using it as one of 5 pieces, which is pretty cool. I’m sure it’ll get shredded to bits in the comments section, as most everything online does, but fuck it, it’s up! Here’s the edit that appears online, and below is my original submission, minus the Billy Joel quote, which is fantastic and very piece-appropriate. Cool to see how they edited it, however slightly.

“There’s nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.” – Billy Joel

She was always just kinda ‘there’; a friend of friends, hanging around with the crew. Nice enough, but meek and not initially captivating; adequately cute in a tomboy pixie, always the bridesmaid never the bride kind of way. She had a thing for me that was surely not reciprocated, or so I thought. We partook in the usual slate of post-college pre-job activities, including pot luck dinners, cheap red wine, marijuana cigarettes and mining a Bob Marley box set for the choice nugs. This usually involved our full group, but over several months slowly devolved into a group of two.

I started to really enjoy her company, but it never escalated to anything more intimate than a shared joint. The chill environment allowed her to be a little more open, and we had some engaging conversations about past relationships, future plans and the dismal state of pop music (Savage Garden and NSYNC were charting at the time).  Perhaps i should have seen it coming, but honestly thought we were on the same platonic page. Read more