General Stories

Stories that don’t fit any categories, but I felt deserved to be told. There are 20 stories so far
A Nazi Misunderstanding
2015
MAY
11

A Nazi Misunderstanding

Filed Under : General Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 5 minutes
In the summer between 7th and 8th grade, Bill had moved away, Ian and I didn't really hang out, and Pam was busy with some older man. I was bored and looking for friends. I found one near my house, while skating around and he was doing the same. Let's call him Jed . Jed was a country-boy redneck type. His house was filled with crosses and American flags ...
Snubbed at the Spelling Bee
2015
APR
17

Snubbed at the Spelling Bee

Filed Under : General Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 6 minutes
Since I've already posted one harrowing story from the 8th grade, I figured I'd follow up with another. This one is way less intense and depressing, but it's a point of frustration and contention with me. I get that I don't "look smart" (whatever the fuck that means, but it's been said many times), and I don't necessarily blame people for thinking I'm ...
How I Spent My 18th Birthday
2015
APR
1

How I Spent My 18th Birthday

Filed Under : General Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 4 minutes
I'd been planning it for awhile. Spurred on by the reactions I saw when a new kid joined our "crew" in my Sophomore year - James - who had his tongue pierced. All the girls wanted to kiss him. He was somehow instantly sexy, by virtue of a steel bar in his mouth. Not to say that he was unattractive -- but I think the tongue piercing helped. I ...
The Godless Chronicles (Part 1)
2015
MAR
27

The Godless Chronicles (Part 1)

Filed Under : General Stories, Serial Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 5 minutes
Godless was an industrial band in Phoenix in the late 90s, of which I was made a semi-member. Technically I was never part of the band, but I was associated with the band and I performed with them as what amounts to, basically, stage decor. Not that I minded it, I had a blast and I learned a lot and made some lifelong friends out of the whole experience. I wouldn't feel ...
Falling Into a Lifelong Career
2015
MAR
22

Falling Into a Lifelong Career

Filed Under : General Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 5 minutes
It really wasn't my intention to be in my mid-late 30s primarily as a web designer, secondarily as a comedian. I thought I was supposed to be a lead singer in a band. In some alternate universe, I'm screamin' out the hits. Maybe in that alternate universe, I can actually sing. So, how did I end up making websites for the past ~20 years? Well, it's kind of about a girl. Odd ...
I Saw Nirvana Live
2015
MAR
12

I Saw Nirvana Live

Filed Under : General Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 2 minutes
Yes, I'm that old. Yes, it was fucking unreal. Yes, it was probably not unlike how my parents would've felt seeing The Beatles in their prime. Since the "definitive rock doc" of Kurt Cobain will be released soon, this feels timely. I was about to turn 15. I was a freshman in high school. I had recently made friends with a man I'll refer to throughout these stories ...
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