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Story: The Clogged Toilet in the Hotel Lobby Bathroom

Two days ago I was at the Rittenhouse Hotel for work. I wore a dress shirt and naturally I had pit stains before I even left my house. Me, being the smart guy I am though, packed a second shirt. Aside from the fact that I was self-conscious about my pit-stains for the full 3 hour work
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Story: The 2007 UDXC Season ft. Sam and Gourlay

This Was My Chance. It was the fall of 2007 and the Upper Dublin boy’s cross country team had high aspirations, eyeing the state championship in November. As a desperate runt who always fell in the shadow of my older brothers, this was my opportunity. The 7th and final spot on the varsity team was open,
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Story: The Time I Fixed My Dad’s Computer

This happened today. >get home for lunch >dad says laptop is broken >mom was messing around with the wires downstairs or something >this could take a while since I don’t really know what I’m doing >shit.png >go into computer room with dad >open laptop >press power >computer starts >lets see what we can do >dad
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The One That Got Away, Until…

When I was in 9th grade, I was a loser. I was short, skinny, and slow. Video games had an inverse correlation to girls, and I played a LOT of video games (see diagram 1). However, some of my friends were cool. Believe it or not, Jared was actually kind of cool. Alex too. I
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Story: The First Time I Got Caught Drinking

It was the fall of 2006. Upper Dublin football was 0-100 and everyone was getting ready to party for their next game! I had consumed alcohol a few times in the past, most notably taking five shots of Peach Smirnoff and puking all over my basement carpet, but never in a “party” scene, and certainly not with
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Story: Second Grade Screw Up

The year was 1998. Or 1999. I’m not actually sure. But I was in second grade, and things we’re going great as a seven year old. I had class with a beautiful blonde, the girl I “liked”, I had just met a best friend in Ben L, and I was well on my way to being
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Story: A Vacation-Ruining Shit

It was the summer going into my Junior year of high school, and Sam had just had a breakthrough sophomore year track season by breaking 5:00 in the mile for the first time and running a stellar 10:35 two mile. Summer training was just getting underway in mid-June and I was excited. Jeff, Palmisano, and
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Story: My One and Only Fight: 0-1

Preface It was circa 2003 and I was in sixth grade. I stood about four feet six inches tall, weighed probably 85 pounds, and had a mile PR north of 8 minutes. The height and weight are slight exaggerations, but the mile PR is not. I’ve never been a physically intimidating person and I’ve generally done my best
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The Great Cricket Escape

Preface Mergatroid was a bearded dragon that Jeff and I owned for about 8 years. He didn’t do anything ever. We fed him crickets every couple of weeks. Before there was the big Petco (next to Sam’s Club), I bought crickets at a small pet shop near the Willow Grove Mall. The Story It was
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Story: Sam, Gourlay, and Modest Mouse – 8 years later

My last post was explaining how I use Twitter and Facebook, two social media platforms, but I left out how I use this blog. I don’t think I’m taking full advantage of this blog, meaning I can use it in more ways than how I do now. One way that hit me like a brick
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