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The Signs

I’m trying to identify the signs of when a person starts slipping into alt-right theology. I’m not sure if the people I’m noticing have always been a little off, but I know a few people now who have gone from normal and reasonably intelligent to Alex Jones listening, Glenn Beck agreeing, ‘why are people so hateful to Trump/Pence’ spewing. Imma focus on two guys I knew in college. I don’t wanna use their real names, so I’ll call one Bee…

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Par Tay

My annual party is this Saturday, two days from now. The apartment is crazy-clean thanks mostly to H. Tomorrow I gotta start cooking things. Making a big batch of Aztec brownies. That’s regular milk chocolate brownies with a heap of bhut Jolokia powder, and a swirl of cream cheese for contrast. They’re awesome. Also, two tres leches cakes. There will be two so one can be out while the other is in the fridge. People are coming by as early…

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That One Friend

We all have that one friend who doesn’t seem to have any idea of their value. That person with a couple of amazing skills and talents, the one who is always there for you when you need them. The person who tolerates unacceptable romantic partners because they’re afraid no one else will want them. The person who stays at a shitty job where they’re not appreciated–because who knows what might happen at a new place? The person who believes every…

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Hootsuite

I realized something today. I use Hootsuite, which means I set up social media posts to go live up to 4 weeks in the future. I do this for my own accounts, and also accounts for The Horror Within. Mostly, this is so I can spend a little less time on social media while remaining connected–and so my posts can go live when other human beings are awake and reading. This does lead to awkward moments though. Like when say,…

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Access Makes Some People Evil

When I was a kid, if you really wanted to talk to one of your idols, it was a long process. You had to find their fan mail address, which could be very difficult if not impossible. Then you had to hand write a letter, find a stamp, get it mailed (at a mailbox), and wait…and wait…and wait…for a response that might never arrive. When I was a kid I wrote letters to Charles Schulz, Donald J Sobel, Dr Suess,…

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How the fuck is it already December?

My annual birthday bash (AKA, amazement that I’m still alive party) was Saturday. As always, there were a handful of people who couldn’t make it. Drag. But plenty of people did make it. There was mediterranean food. I didn’t have time to make falafel at the last minute–so I ordered it from the same restaurant that catered our wedding. I did make toum and hummus, a pineapple upside down bundt cake, a nutella cream pie. Friends brought wine, grape leaves,…

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Berfday!

What did I get for my birthday? I knew you were dying to know. H got me four new Pop Funko figures: Jason Vorhees (#1 in the hockey mask), Pennywise the Clown, and two from The Walking Dead: Little girl with the plushie, and The Governor. Nice!!! He also took the bus to get us Five Guys Burgers and Fries. I love that place. H’s sister got me a Game of Thrones coloring book, and my Aunt sent me a…

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Assholes

It seems we need a reminder, so here’s an updated list of things. What kind of things? Well, these are things which–if you do them–make it perfectly fine to label you as an asshole. Don’t want to be an asshole? Start by not doing these things. –Post spoilers. We’re all glad that you have time to watch The Walking Dead as it airs. But for people with kids, jobs, lives, can’t afford cable, etc–they have to watch later. Telling everyone…

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Holidays

Today is Sweetest Day, which I completely forgot.Was going to cab it over to the mall to get H a pressie, but it’s football Saturday, which I also completely forgot. I could not possibly care less about football, except that it makes me want to leave the house even less than usual. Drunken crowds, you know. Halloween is coming up, and I have no plans. Bummer.If you know of any cool events that I’d be welcome at, do let me…

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Non Zombie related

Skipping this week’s ZZN repost mainly because I’m just not feeling it. The new site I’m writing for is giving me “share post” overload, because I’m constantly being asked to share posts for the dozen+ new articles I’m writing every week. Now for the obligatory statement that all this paid work is taking time away from my fiction. I’m pulling out an old manuscript to work on soon. Wish I had a tablet on which I could edit it–like an…

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