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Girard Ave trolley

Girard Ave trolley

A recent trip on one of the newly-restored Girard Avenue trollies featured a man named Petey and his unnamed friend: Yeah, I call myself Petey, but don’t you call me that. I get pissed, that’s what. And when I’m pissed at you, you’ll know it. I don’t blow my stack or nothing, but I just […]

I heart my study

I heart my study

When you sign up to live in Fishtown, they throw in a study as part of the deal*. See this study? I’m sitting in it right now, studying, and I can feel myself getting smarter by the minute. Can’t you just feel the brainwaves oozing out of your monitor? *While supplies last. Study time is […]

Champlain Mountain

I’ve been Googled!

I used to perceive webloggers as introverted, awkward geeks who never leave the house. After starting Good Grief!, however, I found the opposite to be true and met a lot of interesting, like-minded people, got Blankbabied (i.e., got a job lead based on this site), and met the guy I’m currently dating. The job story […]

Fishtown Crime Scene

Fishtown Crime Scene

So what does it mean when you arrive home on a dark and stormy night to find an apparent doll suicide in your back yard? The properties to the left and right are currently vacant, so this poor, plastic creature obviously jumped from the second story of the house behind me. UPDATE: Dan has provided […]

I’m back, and now I have a drill

I’m back, and now I have a drill

As required by the laws of home ownership, I recently acquired a drill (thanks, Clair) and have been making holes in the basement. Now that I possess both a drill and a fifty pound Solid-State Osterizer Cyclomatic blender, I’m pretty much unstoppable. Did you hear that Verizon?  I’ve been very patient about three weeks with […]

Goodbye, boss-across-the-hall!

Goodbye, boss-across-the-hall!

Friday is my last day at the soulless office park, so I’ve decided to kill off boss-across-the-hall.  Sample obituaries include: On Friday, July 15th, boss-across-the-hall was electrocuted in the soulless office park men’s room after dropping his Blackberry into the commode. A forensics team has determined that boss-across was attempting to send several e-mails, schedule […]