Archive for January, 2007

Not Everything I Write Deserves to be on Digg

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

At the time of this writing, I have had 10 articles make it to the main page of digg and receive multiple votes. In addition to that, I have had 7 more articles make it to the main page of digg only to get buried after a few minutes. Here’s the thing: The 7 times […]

Advertising

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

For some strange reason, I want the people who buy ads from me to get a good deal. However, considering that I don’t buy ads for myself, I really don’t know what constitutes a ‘good deal.’ Because I don’t want to rip anyone off, I have kept my prices ridiculously low. Seriously, you can run […]

If You’re Functioning, You’re Not An Alcoholic

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

I’m sitting in a restaurant booth across from Mark when he suddenly turns somber. “V….” he says to me, “I think I may be an alcoholic.” I eye him suspiciously, “When did this happen?” “Probably college.” “I don’t get it,” I answer, “Are you having a hard time at work?” “No. Work is good.” “Your […]

Apologies Don’t Mean Jack and What Happened to John

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Brother: Wow, this looks like a ‘no fun’ room. What are you doing? V: Reading. The people on the Internet are crucifying me. Brother: Why now? V: Well, I wrote a story about how I was mean to a guy who had a crush on me once. Brother: So, in other words, you were lying. […]

Love, Shame, and the Human Pecking Order

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

I have often been criticized for portraying myself as ‘too perfect’ on this website despite my constant assurances that I’m anything but. This morning it suddenly occurred to me that perhaps people were having a hard time suspending their disbelief because I have very rarely discussed my mistakes in this medium. So today, we are […]