Inside My Head

Graduation

It’s been 10 years since I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in Speech Communication. And since it’s graduation season, I thought it a nice opportunity to reflect on what I was like then versus what I’m like today. Also, I saw that new X-Men movie over the weekend (it kicked ass), and…

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Smoking

(I wrote this while half in the bag Friday night. Outside of a few minor grammatical corrections, this is untouched from that writing.) I’m watching WWF Vengeance 2001 on the WWE Network. It’s the one where Chris Jericho unifies the two world championships into one belt. As a Jericho fan, it’s probably the pinnacle of…

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Reunion

Last Saturday night 90.5 KCSU fm, my old college radio station, hosted an alumni party in honor of its 50th Anniversary. I’m pretty sure my era of KCSU turned out the most people, and you can see a bunch of us in the photo below. That’s what former college radio DJs look like in their…

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Escape

This adorable little jerkface likes to make escape attempts whenever possible. Only once has he been successful, and only did he need a 2-minute window of opportunity to do so. My sister-in-law stayed with us once and opened the egress window in the guest room. Jax saw this, hopped up and out, and gave us…

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Running

Truly, motivation is weird. Thanks to probably some dumb fucking Facebook ad, I saw the Insane Inflatable 5k coming to Denver. I ran the Warrior Dash (very slowly) a couple of years ago, which sort of dissuaded me from wanting to run ever again. But I liked all the obstacles. I wished there were courses…

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Taxman

A few days ago Kristin and I filed our taxes like the good, upstanding citizens we are. For the first time in several years, we are getting a refund. And since the cat is out of the bag regarding our expanding family, I am optimistic about many more years of refunds to come. Since prior…

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Dysmorphia

There was a woman I went to graduate school with, whom I generally found to be so stupid, I frequently wanted to beat her to death with a socket wrench when I talked to her. But the sun shines even on a dog’s ass every once in awhile, so it’s not surprising I found a…

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Maintenance

In August of 2013, I wrote a week-long series of posts chronicling how I lost 40 lbs. Each day was dedicated to a different aspect of that process. Today’s post is a follow-up and talks about the challenges associated with maintaining that goal weight. The last time I hit 185 lbs. on the scale was…

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Evolve

Familiarity breeds contempt. Change is the only constant. Adapt or die. These are all clichés rooted in fundamental truth. The relentless thrust of progress renders the past untenable for the future, and merely instructive at best as we doggedly carve a path forward in all we do. Boldness is rewarded, staid consistency left to wither…

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Throwback

As we bid farewell (and in some cases good riddance) to 2013, a small group of friends joined Kristin and me at our house and partied like it was 1999. Again. I normally abhor New Year’s Eve and have spent many of my favorite ones quietly at home with my wife well asleep in advance…

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