Searching for the Sun

For five hours today we chased it. North along the Florida coast, we would see it, enjoy it, and then have to drive in a mad rush to find it again. Like cat and mouse, it teased us with golden light, only to hide when it warmed our skin. Then it would reappear, draping a distant building in vibrant color, receding as we approached. Now we didn’t go on this hunt blindly.

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I Miss You Dad

A year later, the pain is still there. The Vota Family Dad,Its been a year since you left us. Year since I felt your touch, heard your voice. A year. 365 days that have not passed without me thinking of you. Or, actually thinking of your death. More than any…

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Adventures With Alcohol

Friday night starts with me rounding up two of my crew, my housemate Frances and my coworker Carlos, for a little pre-drink. Slamming vodka straight, we get lit before we even leave the house. Then we head down to Adams-Morgan, to a bar where Carlos knows the bartender, and we hammer more drinks. Soon I have Frances working two girls in from outta town. Military types maybe, but horny types definite.

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Tonic cures what ails you

And what ailes me too! Regulars love me Jeremy dyes for us Before the mud In our Kball glory I love working at Tonic, a local restaurant and bar on Mt Pleasant Street. Now I don’t really work there for the money, that’s for the day job to provide, I…

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I Have (Another) New Job

This one I really, really, wanna keep! A halo of happiness Just when you thought I could be fat and happy working for CEELI, I’ve up and quit. Why? Because on Monday I am starting a dream job, a job that combines my love of travel, my inner computer nerd,…

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2004 Day Planner: MIA

And the pox on he who has it now! Agh!!!! I must accept it now. I cannot deny it any longer. My 2004 Day Planner is gone. A year’s worth of entries, everything from activities, to apportionments, to account codes, gone. Private ruminations on my father’s death, on job hunting,…

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I am a Guppy Dad!

Yeah you read that right, I am now a proud father Baby Guppy in a month Not Super Guppy Stumbling half-asleep into my living room this morning, I was mid-way into feeding my many fish when I realized I am a new Dad. There, wiggling its way along the edge…

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Don’t Mess with the Republicans

Cuz some of them are too cute for their own good You happy to have Bush? Bush wilts under stress Let go my Eggos! At least Repubs are cute Is that a finger or gun? As close as she’ll get Editors Note: My friend Emily, while a lovely woman, has…

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Segways are Sidewalk SUV’s

Send them to the streets, where they belong! Third Wheel = Stable Inspiring confidence in both America’s laziness has reached yet another pinnacle of inactivity, for yesterday, on my four-mile lunch run to the Capitol Building and back, I spotted a new and shocking sight. Seven people on a tour…

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Hurricane Frances is F’ing Up My Weekend

And maybe my whole month! A bruise A boil A bummer I hope your Labor Day weekend is anything but laborious. I hope you are on a beach, a barbeque, or a backyard, soaking up the sun and toasting the end of summer. I hope you are enjoying this last…

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