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Day 317– February 18, 2015

Yesterday, I received a take-home problem set from the company at which I recently interviewed. The company sets practice problems for unusual candidates like myself to simulate the work environment. Although I can seek help, I do need to turn in a well-documented code base of answers. As I know …

Day 316– February 17, 2015

I’m bored. Sadly, boredom is one of my most pernicious traits, a catalyst to destroy, upheave, and otherwise change, often just for difference’s sake. I quit work last April – so long ago – because I got so bored of work routines: the drive to work, the regularly scheduled meetings, …

Day 314– February 15, 2015

Sunday afternoon, I’m well into my bender. I’m eating second breakfast of coffee, cereal, toast, and beer at 5:30pm. This morning, Greg and I almost saw the sun rise over my bedroom window after a wonderful, long night of dancing. Today, I have merely walked around this fair city of …

Day 313– February 14, 2015

Ah, Valentine’s Day. I wish love were less complicated. Relationships are intense and convoluted for me, a network of sturdy vines. Instead of love, let me talk about how much… I want a bender this weekend. Benders can be planned or spontaneous. For spontaneous benders, the night slowly slips out …

Day 312– February 13, 2015

This Saturday night, my friend John plays music for a rather large party in SOMA. He pulled the coveted 2-4am shift to spin his records, metaphorically, as few DJs spin records anymore. Just a few days before on Wednesday, he boarded a corporate jet to fly to New York City. …

Day 308– February 9, 2015

I interview today for a job. I flutter this morning both anxious and excited. I like adventure but dislike being judged. Nonetheless, everyone should periodically apply, interview, and get evaluated. It’s good practice for the job of living. In my 10-year corporate career, I have worked at just two chemistry …