Part Two: Better Me Than You We hit the halfway around 9:30 AM, twenty minutes earlier than we told the family to meet us there. We’d been running under a 10-min mile for the first nine miles or so, but now we’d slowed to pace… or rather I slowed to pace, and hollered for Dann […]
Part One: Half the Fun I went to bed perfectly calm and not at all freaked, which I took to be a sure sign that something was going to go wrong. I dreamt that Dann-o left the start line without me, because I couldn’t find—wait for it—my other shoe. My brain is so funny, playing […]
1. We finished.2. We finished earlier than planned.3. We did not die.4. Mother. Fucking. Ow. I cannot recap now. I have no vocabulary. I hope to have the comprehensive posts tomorrow-ish. Highlights include: Belle Isle bluesSunrise over the Ambassador BridgeHallucinations featuring my grandmotherContemplating public urinationLosing a bet to JesusTunnel funkPancakes (and other bastions of animal […]
I should have been in bed at 8:00, to get up at 4:00, to eat at 5:00, to run at 7:00. Do you think I can sleep?
Emo’s appearance at A2 Comedy Showcase: 8Still funny, but my brother got an autograph and I didn’t. Boo. Blades of Glory: 7½The combined talents of Jon Heder and Will Ferrell should have made this movie hilarious, yet… it was funny, but not nearly as funny as Talladega Nights. I think they relied so much on […]
Oh, Autumn. The reason Michiganders sweat through summer, longing for the leaves to turn—for those three glorious weeks where t-shirts don’t stick to us. When the heat wave evaporates, mornings are frosty and all is corduroy: Autumn has finally arrived. Unfortunately, we forget that it brings winter in its frickin’ back pocket. Last night’s rain […]
No, I was not at the Chicago marathon. My marathon, the Detroit Free Press, is in two weeks–hopefully it won’t be 90 degrees. Thank you for all the concerned phone calls and those who stopped me in the hall (and bathroom–hee) at work to make sure I had heard the news so I could be […]
Via Doppelganger–feel free to participate!1. Hardcover or paperback, and why?Paperback; I do most of my reading on the bus. 2. If I were to own a book shop I would call it…Small Words. Just as my mother’s organic plant nursery would be called Tiny Trees, because to be a Smallwood is to be a punner. […]
My new feature is up today at McSweeney’s; if you ever took French, it’s especially for you. And by that I mean you, Action Jackie.