Aged Lines

“If you get it and love it…represent it and make it a part of you…  Don’t do it because you want to impress somebody or fit in. Bleed what you are and if people don’t feel you, keep on going.  Someone else will get it. The realest things on this earth are the things that…

Loser Alert

Escort Driving the pennies home Make sure they’re safe, Sherlock & Holmes Figure it out Love The right ones Now here’s a quote I hate you Michael That’s all she wrote Simply, you are a bad person Volume 1, Standard Basic unrevised version Shitty story No joke Don’t believe me? Read the cliff notes no…

5 Ways to Make it Thru the Day

I work at a huge organization, primarily made up of socially self-conscious people.  Conversations are awkward and uncomfortable.   The communal anxiety is contagious and sometimes even people who start this job ‘normal’ give in to the beast. Being socially cool at a place like this is not rocket science, but rather less work than one…

Liars and other Pet Peeves

I don’t anger easily.  So when I do, it is because someone did something really stupid.  There’s a little saying: Anger tells us when we have been betrayed-either by ourselves or by someone else.  Anger is our friend, like our gut.  Both send a strong signal; it’s up to us if and how we react….

Free Advice: Monkey on My Back

 “All I wanted was to control you, myself and everything else.”– Quote on addiction To: 79sparrows@gmail.com I’m 32/f , residing in Pekin, Illinois.  Wouldn’t mind hearing your take on this: I’ve felt like shit ever since I can remember.  Amongst depression/anxiety, I also have struggled with addiction.  The past month has been the worst.  I’m…

Free Advice: My Boss is Stalking Me

Hey 79sparrows. Help!   My boss is a micro-manager.  I’ve worked in an office for 7 years and have never dealt with a boss who is so OCD with details.  My cubicle is down the hall from his office, but that doesn’t stop him from showing up a few times a day to check on what…

Free Advice: What’s so great about the internet?

Good morning “79sparrows,” Hello my name is James, but you can call me ‘J.J’. if you want.   Anyway, I’m 68 years old and this is my NINTH time on the internet.  I’m retired ( Navy) so I like to read stories by other people while I’m eating my eggs and bacon in the a.m.  ‘FYI” eggs…

Free Advice

“Knowledge without mileage equals bullshit” — Henry Rollins  I’m no love expert, but I’ve observed a lot in my day.   Actually, I learned a lot from just watching the dysfunctional relationship of my very own parents.  Yes.  I said it.   I even repeated a few of their dysfunctions myself.  That’s just how it goes.   Experience…

Randumb, fyi

“Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” –Leonard Cohen -I will write, and continue to write, until there’s nothing left to say. -A ‘hard return’ means pressing Shift + Enter. -Sanity tip: Cut out all the ‘noise’ in your…

We’re on daytime minutes, jerkoff

“My former landlord is a jerkoff”–the saga continues. In Virginia, landlords have 45 days to return the security deposit to tenants after move-out.  45 days came, 45 days went.  Last week, I filed in small claims court.  I’ve never sued anyone, so this is a “big fckn’ deal,’ as our Vice President would say.  Places…

This, I believe

“Love means going first class.” –79sparrows Life is tricky.   I’m an idealist, but at the old age of 31, I’ve come to terms with certain inalienable truths.  No one but you can save yourself.   Eating late at night will make you fat.  Trust your gut above all else, it is your best friend who tells…

UNPLUG

You are something I’ve never tried before. Life is tricky.  So easy to settle for shit and not even notice.   Then you came along and I started remembering things. We have so much to talk about.  You asked where my family lives.  A simple question but I liked telling you all about it. First, allow…