Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sucker Punch

Chloe dumped me. I called her last week to make up about the whole Monopoly fight and she said we were cool. Then she came over on Sunday to tell me in person that she was breaking up with me. … Continue reading

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Poker Douche

I played poker Thursday night with Paul and some of his friends. I used to like playing poker growing up. I played 5 draw as a kid, of course, but in college we used to play 7 stud, Omaha, and … Continue reading

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Reality Star

I called Chloe yesterday and we made up. More on that later. So yesterday I ate lunch at the food court and a random woman came up to me and asked if I wanted to be on a reality show. … Continue reading

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Chloegeddon

So as you all know now, Carmageddon was the Y2K of 2011. But that didn’t stop us from moving forward with Chloegeddon. Chloe came over around 2:00 on Friday. Things started off a bit shakey when I saw how much … Continue reading

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Twitter

Just a reminder that I’m @MrPeoplePerson on Twitter.

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Night Shift

I had to work late last night, long enough to see the cleaning crew. Maria is the cleaning lady I met once before, but it was almost a year ago and I forgot some of the details of her life. Still, … Continue reading

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Carmageddon

As everyone within 100 miles of Los Angeles knows, this weekend is Carmageddon, i.e., the shutdown of the 405 freeway. The spillover onto the surface streets means it’s going to be gridlock everywhere. Most people are staying in the whole … Continue reading

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Hitting the Books

I went back to the public library. I went there once before with Gunther with good results so when Paul asked what I was up to yesterday, I said, “Let’s go to the library.” After showing Paul the massive DVD … Continue reading

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The Talk to Strangers Project, One Year Later

I started this project exactly one year ago. To say it’s changed my life would be as obvious as the preceding sentence, given the title of the post. On a quantitative level: I have talked to maybe 200-300 strangers; I have … Continue reading

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Grill Man

We’ve all met know-it-all’s before. But there’s a very special kind of know-it-all that you meet only at barbecues: the Grill Man. So this past weekend, at Gunther’s Fourth of July barbecue, I had the privilege of meeting Chuck, Gunther’s … Continue reading

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