We Are Alive, After All

      I have been voraciously devouring every piece of Anthony Bourdain media I can get my hands on for the past couple of weeks.  I really knew nothing about him prior to this - the extent of my knowledge about him was that he was that famous chef who traveled the world for a CNN show and he committed suicide a couple years back.  I was randomly thinking about him some nights back, and wondered if he ever did an episode of his show(s) in or around my home city, so I checked him out and was hooked.     One thing I find about him is that I identify with him an almost frustrating amount.  He, like me, seems to take some level of joy in inflicting chaos and self-destruction in your own life to the point of self-flagellation, pulling yourself up out of whatever burnt down ash-ridden husk you emerge from, and finding ways to romanticize it later on.  Teetering on the edge of oblivion, but never quite losing your balance.  Constantly fighting a battle against yourself against laziness and th

Me, BKA Mr. Accidentally-Stole-Your-Girl

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The Genesis of Another Half-Baked Dumb Idea

I can't imagine that the derivation of the thought "I think I'm going to create a blog" typically comes from someone that has something worth saying.  I am no different.  I have nothing particularly outstanding to say.  I have been told that I am a good storyteller and that I should write a book about my life, but I feel as though those are compliments for people who are slightly charismatic but otherwise wholly unattractive.  So, here I am, writing a blog to no one, but feeling the need to write.  To who?  Myself, I guess.  I have no intention of actually promoting this or even making it public.  My initial Blogger Experience was trying to figure out how to sanitize every piece of information about my identity that I could.  I do not think I was successful. I am sitting in a hotel room, two hours away from my home, because I live on the road for work and couldn't be fucked to wake up at 5AM to deliver a presentation to a bunch of rednecks about how their drug tes