There’s something about Taco Bell. It’s in the walls of the place. I’ve never felt the sort of aloneness I feel when I’m eating alone at a Taco Bell. It’s in the food. It’s in this drug food, this comfort food, this haunted food. Taco Bell is a feeling. It’s a collective feeling we’re all … More Taco Bell Synergy
This week, my “thrift” adventure takes place in an antique mall. It’s the kind of place you find sterling, china, and Victorian pieces — next to a secured-like-Fort-Knox showcase of old-ass video games. Look for beautiful and distinctive mint-green jadeite dishes, dating back to the 1930s, popular after World War II — and Adventures of … More Thrift Store Monday, Issue 002: This Ain’t It, Chief
It’s The Friday List ya’ll! Even though it’s Sunday morning. It’s gonna be like that sometimes. Punky Brewster was a sitcom that ran from 1984 to 1986. It was mostly an unremarkable show, a 1980s take on Little Orphan Annie in purple-dyed denim and pigtails. And yet, for a subset of us, it rests at … More Top Five Times Punky Brewster Traumatized Me
Five years ago, I had a dark, abject experience in a dinner theater concert venue. I wouldn’t have necessarily written about it or spoken about it ever again. But today is #EssayWednesday, and I feel committed to writing down things as I encounter them. So it surprised me when I re-encountered that bizarre moment in … More Once There Was a Way to Get Back Home / Boy You’re Gonna Carry That Weight
I sell stuff on eBay, so thrifting is like playing scratch-off tickets with better odds. The three biggest hits I’ve ever found each valued around $400. That’s my high-water mark, and I hope to beat it during of my new weekly series, #ThriftStoreMonday. However, issue TSM-001 is going to have humble beginnings, as I’ve only … More Thrift Store Monday. Issue 001.