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Action Park is coming back? God save us all…

Where Peter Chang Cooks, They Will Follow

I really wish I knew about this when we drove through Virginia on our way to North Carolina last December. Things to take note of for the next time we do that drive…

For those of you concerned with being unable to see a certain movie trailer that was pulled from the internet, might I suggest you download Apple’s iTunes Movie Trailers app for your iPhones or iPads.

It literally makes me itch when someone contributes to a PowerPoint deck and uses different formatting from the rest of the document.

And then, Adonai our God decreed that 2014 would be the year of the teenaged cousins Snapchatting throughout the Seder.

Seriously, I’m not good at (and don’t care much about) this stuff.

It used to be that I followed a simple Passover rule: Keep it at home, do whatever (but don’t actively seek out extra bread) when out or at work. Like, if I wanted a sandwich for lunch on a weekday, I’d get one, but I wouldn’t order the club sandwich with the extra slice of bread…

Then one year, back when I was still single, I went to the obligatory Passover Seder at my family’s on the first night. The next day I went to work, as you do, staying late that night. On my way home from the office, I picked up a couple of slices of pizza. It was only halfway through the second slice, sitting on my couch, drinking a beer and watching tv, that I realized what I’d done. That was pretty much it for me for Passover.

Behold, the annual ceremonial box of matzo, which my Catholic wife will eat more of than I will.

Behold, the annual ceremonial box of matzo, which my Catholic wife will eat more of than I will.

Writing stats for the week

Sunday 4/6: Morning Pages.

Monday 4/7: Morning Pages.

Tuesday 4/8: Morning Pages.

Wednesday 4/9: Morning Pages.

Thursday 4/10: Morning Pages.

Friday 4/11: Morning Pages.

Saturday 4/12: Morning Pages.

Recap: A big week, milestone-wise. Thursday was the one month mark, without missing a day. First Thoughts still have yet to make their return to my repertoire, but I’m hoping to bring it back soon. I’ve decided not to stress over it, and take the victories where I can get them (like in having 34 straight days as of Saturday).

Time: A big leap… The week ending 4/5, I spent an average of 20:25 per day. This past week my average per day was 19:10, by far my fastest and the first time I’ve gone sub-20 minutes. That means that it’s getting easier, which is a good thing. Less struggling = more likely to want to write, even on the days where I really don’t fucking feel like it,

After last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, I’m pretty sure Nils Lofgren is actually an escapee from Tom Petty’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More” video.

After last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, I’m pretty sure Nils Lofgren is actually an escapee from Tom Petty’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More” video.

The text can wait until you’re done peeing dude, or conversely, go ahead and drop your phone in the urinal. Your call, really.