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I finally got the stories more or less "completed" around here. Titles and everything!
So the deal is, everytime you reload this page, you should see two randomly selected stories from this website. If you don't see something that catches your fancy, reload the page, and next time around you just might see something you'll want to read. Enjoy!
Walking the Dog, or "Travels with a Bitch".
Originally written October, 1998
My partner Jeanette and I live in condo, and we have a 9 year old little dog named Mitzy. Mitzy is a border collie / poodle mixed breed, which accounts for some distinguishing characteristics, including long legs, a long tail, short ears, and a longer snout than most poodles. Also, she never barks, something both breeds do, so I guess that trait got cancelled out. We love her very much, and she's very much our child.
Since we live in a condo, we have to take our dog for walks, something Mitzy doesn't mind at all. Jeanette walks her in the mornings, and I walk her at night. I always walk Mitzy after midnight, and usually after 1am, so the streets are deadly quiet, and I have a lot of time to think. Along my route, there are three houses of note - three houses that have really aroused my curiosity, all in different ways.
First written January 1995
Yes, I am Old.
Now that we have that out of the way. U2 was my band during the latter 80s and early 90s. I loved U2. I was first in line for their new albums. I was one of those people who slept overnight at the TicketMaster to get the best seats I could for U2 concerts. I loved that band.
The first time I saw U2 was in early 1983 at Barrymore's - your typical small venue rock house. I was very much underage, and I had to bribe the doorman to let me in, and promise him I would pay for lots of Cokes, but no booze. You see, I discovered them in 1982 through their Boy and War albums, and was instantly enthralled by their music. At the Barrymore's show, there was about 125 people, and I think I was the most freaked out of the bunch. I knew this band was going places. I discovered The Edge's riffs and fell entranced by them. I loved that band.
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Snatcher of the Tide
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Fear Loathing and Lost in Montreal
Lost in Montreal, and Scared Crazy!
The Euro Odd_essay
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Things I Did as a Kid
A crazy kid - all before I was 5 years old.
A Night in the Market
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Making Snow for the Fortress
One of the worst jobs I ever had... till I got out.
The Stolen Cow Caper
aka: How a bunch of idiots stole a big bulky 800lb thing because they thought they were cool.