Welcome to part three of my wildly popular [sic] series of notes that I keep in my phone and periodically put on the internet. Expect disjointedness, confusion, vagaries, and typos. Some of it I wrote while traveling. Some of it I wrote while drunk. Some of it I wrote while traveling and drunk. There’s no real theme here except it’s stuff I felt like I needed to write down.

Parts #1 and #2 can be found HERE and HERE.

  • Meating
  • I smell and/or taste like onions
  • I met Susan Sarandon. She seems nice.
  • Interviewed for Lithuanian tv
  • How Lesvos made me feel
  • The current state of the island from a somewhat uninformed volunteer’s perspective
  • Some recommendations to new volunteers
  • The limited scope of NGOs and the role of individual volunteers
  • Pet peeve: people who hog the armrests on flights
  • Chicken or meat. That’s always a risky decision.
  • Exhaustion. 24hrs of travel so far. 18.5 more to go.
  • Everyone kept saying Dubai airport was nice. It seems like a normal airport to me.
  • It is what it is and it was what it was.
  • Jingle all the way or space jam?
  • Space jam. Always Space Jam.
  • Those weird lizards that lift their legs and look like they’re dancing (to the tune of an everybody hurts cover)
  • There are people freezing and starving while Americans worry about which Christmas sweater to put on their dog.
  • “To the future and things we can’t see or perceive but the things we can become because of it.” -very drunk man, Tacoma
  • The scene of the crime
  • “Enjoy the water bitches! Put it in the water suck a dick!” – random transient man, Tacoma.
  • No bibles in the drawers in sin city, boys.
  • I spent 40 days in the desert and I am thirsty. – Shawn
  • I’m always with people who want to go to strip clubs when I don’t give a shit about it.
  • It wouldn’t be Vegas without some bad decisions.
  • Standing, walking, standing standing walking
  • We aight
  • I came here to do a job, instead some random is hitting on me. Maybe I should wear a tie more often?
  • Fuck it. I’m moving to a different city. Portland? Munich? Where?
  • I think I have some beans. I don’t know.
  • I farted and then I nodded to myself. Well done.
  • Unrelated to beans. I feel like I need to clarify that.
  • The you know you would line raises when you know you have.
  • Short fat Asian Michael Jackson
  • Wish AZ was here
  • We don’t raise to the level of our hopes. We fall to the level of our training.
  • Every head is its own world. I come for my dreams. She comes for hers. Same bed, different dreams.
  • OF COURSE Jake Berry has a man bun
  • Previous note is everything
  • It’s funny the times I get tired of being the center of attention
  • For AZ’s eyes only. Michelle lol irking kinda good.
  • Sbit. God damn. It the muthafuckin jam.
  • Plymouth rooftop bar
  • Hot wok cool sushi
  • South loop club
  • Buddy Guy’s legends
  • That guy is Jake. Please call me Sexy Jake.
  • Jazz showcase
  • To you is better than on you.
  • Oh, German women.
  • Wicker park
  • Mexico the week before thanksgiving with Sam
  • Jumbo stay: hostel in a converted airplane in Stockholm
  • Columbus venues: scullys, LC pavilion, Newport, the basement.
  • I was not prepared for maximum efficacy of bush lurking.
  • Cabrewing
  • Stark in the streets. Wildling in the sheets.
  • Everyone needs some edge.
  • Love is 49% finding the right person and 51% timing, isn’t it?
  • I love Tacoma, but it’s full of ghosts.
  • Get these slut sea gals out of the pool
  • I flail my arms like a really sexy Kermit the frog.
  • Being a human is hard.
  • It took 7 times to figure out my belt. Happy birthday Shawn!
  • It’s all about getting weird and staying weird. – Shawn Burkhart
  • I keep calling Mocha “Ody”… 😕
  • I will buy a van and call it the Mystery Machine.
  • Boom bap original rap- Mateo
  • I drunkenly hopped the fence of my own apartment complex because I couldn’t figure out how to work the door and I fell in a bush and bruised my knee.
  • I have a long history of blowing up the Niketown bathrooms.
  • Just dodged a bullet. Speeding with expired tabs and no insurance. No ticket though. 😎
  • Upwork. Must investigate.
  • There’s a pecking order here, and I’m pecking you, baby.
  • Jake Nix and the Right Swipes
  • Relationships are a sport where each player has different rules.
  • It’s all up here, man.
  • Vigorous cranking with great verve and vengeance
  • Any story punctuated with “Once we got back to the motel 6” is a bad story. It doesn’t work out for the storyteller.
  • Guy has a shirt that says fuck hitler. Glad he’s taking a stance.
  • The dancing weasel
  • A history that anger can’t rewrite
  • I’m great with kids! I have action figures! -Max
  • Hes a tool. He’s like that little tiny Phillips screwdriver you buy for those tiny jobs.
  • A tattoo of a panther with a knife in his eye
  • Righteous indignation. I will fight people making jokes at the expense of marginalized people every time. I have no regrets about it.
  • Sloppy swish
  • Carrots taste like soap?
  • Reliving the ghostly times. Remembering an incredibly embarrassing night.
  • Building, building, building.
  • Love us like lost brothers.
  • In July, I shall open the book back up.
  • Acid tongue, silk delivery.
  • If he were any less intelligent, we’d have to water him three times a week.

There you have it! A bunch of bizarrely popular, unedited rambling. Until next time, folks!