July 31, 2014
Day 316


MBC: Allie wants me to learn a new skill.

Not just learn, but really learn, get really good at. She says I’m almost thirty, and when I’m thirty, I’m going to be thankful I spent at least part of my twenties doing something other than writing, and trying to write. “You like computers,” she said….

July 28, 2014
Day 311-13


MBC: Allie and I decided to have a slow, lazy weekend together.

First, I insisted we lay out the rules of the lazy weekend. They are as followed:

1. No leaving the apartment. All food will be delivered. All entertainment will be streamed.
2. No showers before 6pm.
3. No computers. I can only…

July 24, 2014
Day 309


MBC: Allie is so important to my social life.

Without Allie, I really struggle in social situations.

It’s not that I’m boring, it’s that I have nothing to say. I know most people aren’t interested in any of the things I’m interested in – I’m barely interested in them. Who wants to hear me talk…

July 24, 2014

Ep 54 with Jon Mackey-

This week, I interview Max Middlebit. Max is a 14 year old boy, who has begun to home school himself. I talk to Max about his family, thanking people, and mustaches.

Episode #54 - Max Middlebit

July 18, 2014
The Ultimate Phish Summer Tour Guide, By a Recently Divorced Dad

I wrote this! I’m happy with how it turned out, and I think it reads better if you put on Fuego.

July 17, 2014
Day 301


MBC: Allie has started being mean to me in her sleep.

In bed, she’ll wake me up by violently yanking all the covers off my body, and if I go to grab them back, she’ll punch me in the arm. If that were all of it, I could deal with it – but she’s now starting to call me a big fat farty baby, and a…

July 15, 2014
"If nothing else you absolutely must hear this Bowie > Cities > Bowie, which is one of the tastiest jams of summer ‘97: totally seamless segues back and forth between a beautifully detailed Bowie and a zippy stateside take on the Talking Heads cover. As for the rest of the show, if you’re new to the band you might be surprised to hear how lean the Wolfman’s > Chalkdust is (none of the clattering Rube Goldberg stuff of modern Wolfmen here). And when Trey flips on the Leslie during Stash you might think you’ve slipped naked into some unfathomable jazz ocean - it’s a spectacular rendition of that never-fail improvisatory showcase. Excellent show, highly recommended."

— I love Phish, but I can understand how someone could hate Phish.

July 14, 2014
Day 296-8


MBC: Allie and I have a pool in our apartment building, so now we are the king and queen of summer fun.

It is fun to invite our friends over to swim and lounge and relax by a modestly-sized, six and a half foot deep pool. It is empowering to know that we hold all the power over who gets invited…

July 14, 2014

I laughed so hard at this movie, harder than anything in recent memory.

July 11, 2014
Day 295



Sometimes I think the comedy world Allie exists in is like the Mafia.

We were watching Goodfellas the other night, and it dawned on me how similar the two worlds are. Both Allie’s comedy world and the Mafia are these underground movements that let select people in. They both have an…

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