Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Killing Batteries guide to coping with hate mail

Tweet Over the past few years, I’ve become a household name in something like a dozen houses. With this kind of staggering fame comes ancillary perks and burdens. Some are great, like meeting readers on the road and enjoying their hospitality and local expertise. Others, not-so-great, like being spammed with…

Medical Burro

Tweet I’m a disaster of aches, pains and ominous symptoms lately. I’ve always been a passionate hypochondriac, but this is starting to get ridiculous. And it all started almost overnight. Well, over-month, but still a relatively short period of time. As of the time of writing, I’ve got two painful…

Am I too good or not good enough for newspaper work?

Tweet If you’ve got the stomach for it, I’ve posted yet another bitter rant about newspaper work over at This Is Why I Love Minneapolis. Share on Facebook

“Lamborghinis and Orgasms – Why I Got into Travel Writing” by Leif ‘Bone-Crusher’ Pettersen

Tweet I just wanted to remind everyone that I own that book title for all eternity, even if the universe collapses in on itself and I never get a deal for my memoirs, so don’t even try to lift it. And yes, “Lamborghinis and Blowjobs” is too close. I was…

Go to Romania (Part 1)

Tweet Though my Romania research is only a little more than half completed (I return July 9th for three more weeks on the road), I’m long overdue for a positive post about this country just to pacify those of you that are undoubtedly wondering why I keep coming here. Lists…

This is what’s pissing me off today (June 2nd, 2008)

Tweet The dwindling elbow room on my shit list got a lot tighter last week when about a dozen members of Romania’s so-called “news media” pissed me off so much that I didn’t even need Novocain when they drilled out my cavity later that day. I had no idea what…

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