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Hello Again

It’s been a year, so I thought I’d drop a line to all you strangers out there. First of all, Michelle and I are about to celebrate our first anniversary next week. And second, Michelle’s due date is a week … Continue reading

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Post-Game Wrap-Up

First of all, the game was pretty exciting. I didn’t mind watching at all, though I couldn’t care less who won. No one at the party was a super-fan so we didn’t have any problems with guys in face-paint going … Continue reading

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Gathering the Troops

This week has been fun trying to invite people to my Superbowl party. The first and only rule is: no emails as it kind of defeats the whole purpose. I don’t have a Rolodex of everyone I’ve met in the … Continue reading

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Gunther’s Girlfriend

Gunther invited me and Michelle over last night to meet his new girlfriend. We were more than a little surprised to find out that Marta was nineteen. Gunther is probably in his early forties and God knows how he gets … Continue reading

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Another Poker Douche

Gunther invited me to a poker game at his place last night. Normally I’m not much of a poker player but I’ve been feeling down lately, like I’ve lost some of my talk-to-strangers mojo, so I thought it would be … 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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Commissioner Gordo

Gunther came by last night with that nut-job Gordo. Apparently, their GPS-enabled sneakers found a backer. Seriously. Some moron gave these two idiots half a million dollars to go into production. (If you don’t remember the idea, it’s to put … Continue reading

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Gordian Knot

That guy Gordo keeps emailing me asking if there’s any jobs at my bank. I’m the kind of guy who responds to every email (excluding junk) but these ones I just deleted. Then, last night he calls me on my … Continue reading

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Goodbye, My Love

Gunther came by last night to pick up Ms. Pac Man. He brought some sketchy dude named “Gordo,” which I assumed meant his name was Gordon, but he said it didn’t and I didn’t pursue it any further. I was … Continue reading

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