This took me months to do. Why? Vista. If I'd known how much trouble it was going to be, I would have never bought that Sony Vaio. If I ever meet anyone directly involved with Vista, I'm going to punch them in the throat. My video editing software was too much for Vista, but somehow, I got this video made. I know creative types like me should use Mac, but don't get me started on those two 47 pound doorstops that let me down years ago. Apple: I used to love ya, now I gotta kill ya. P.S. I hate your phones too.
Lest you think I'm only making fun of others, I make a couple of appearances in this video, so calm the fuck down.
I've never met Brandon Vaughan, but I feel like I know him. I did an interview with him almost three years ago. Time flies! Read on for an entertaining look into one of the PacNorthwest's best writers! Also, there's important advice regarding stuff you should not do during your first year of sobriety, because Brandon has done all three. Learn from the man, kiddos. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- How's the sobriety? Still off booze and cigarettes? This week I’ll be forty-one months sober. To me, that simply means I’ve almost lasted three and a half years without touching a drop of alcohol. Which isn’t shit, frankly. If I allow it, my sobriety will evaporate. I can’t relax for a moment in recovery. Sobriety is a fucking full-time job. In order to remain sober, I constantly evaluate, process, observe, and remain self-aware. I stay vigilant. When something feels off, I run a system check using the H.A.L.T. method. Am I Hungry?Angry?…
Back in the glorious 1990s, Sarah-Katherine published a 'zine called Pasty. It was one of the best ones of the perzine genre. She talked about coffee and food and a sex party and checking out the jail and getting drunk for science. We got to know each other via mail. Yours truly published a 'zine called Angry Young Woman. We traded 'zines, and I also got 'zines from other talented writers.
Sarah-K's latest publishing venture is about being in rehab. If you loved her 'zine, you'll love Rehab A Go-Go. I know I did. Sarah-Katherine is a hell of a writer. Entertaining, funny, philosophical. She's talented and sounds like…
So the weather has been beautiful here in Fort Wayne this summer. Funds are kind of lean though, and that's nerve-wracking, but I think I met someone the other day who is going to have a huge impact on my life.
Anyway, I'm an intern for The Borgen Project. I'm learning a little bit about search engine optimization and fundraising. I'm also creating content for the organization's blog and magazine.
I'm spreading the word about my fundraising, and since my friend Heidi has more success on my blog than I do, I asked to write a guest post for her blog, and she kindly posted it. You can read it here: