Say it again: March-April 2006By Wade Kwon
A review of my favorite posts from March and April …
(Plus highlights of my other blog, Wade on Birmingham.)
My name is Roy | Moore has a list, and he won’t rest until it’s fulfilled
You know the kind of guy who does nothing but tries to uphold the law and then wonders why life sucks. Well, that was me. Every time a good ruling came to me, something bad was waiting right around the corner. Sin.
World Sudoku tour | dreaming of going pro in the numbers game
Boggle may be over in three minutes, but a tricky puzzle can nag at you for hours. (I had one puzzle I couldnâ€™t crack for weeks, but I never gave up on it, or me. Except, I gave up on me long ago.) I always return. I am a completist.
Outside looking in | being an outsider for life
Iâ€™m quiet with strangers, chatty with friends. I value my privacy, but shed it to work harder on my writing skills.
And I keep people at armâ€™s length.
Whatâ€™s not to love?
Little brown boxes | moving a friend can go smoothly, but doesn’t
On a bad move, I will throw your shit out the window just to see if I can hit the truck from here. I will pocket whatever is worth swiping or the one thing you canâ€™t live without: â€œYour insulin? Havenâ€™t seen it.â€
34 rules for writing | methods behind the madness of writing daily
A real writer is original.
A real writer is shameless.
A real writer believes in his message.
Cover of night | a scene about getting ready to say goodbye
An emotional whirlwind blows through her heavy heart. Tomorrowâ€™s the day. No, itâ€™s today already. Todayâ€™s the day.
Sheâ€™ll leave, and thatâ€™ll be it. No looking back.
Conversational shortcuts and comics | a scene about the funny pages
â€œJust pass me the comics.â€
â€œHereâ€™s what happened in comics: Panel, panel, panel, punchline.â€
â€œWait! Donâ€™t spoil it!â€
Incident at Aisle 2 | a scene about escaping the checkout line
â€œWould you like to save 5 percent on your next purchase?â€
â€œNext purchase? Iâ€™d like to get done with this purchase.â€
Burning questions | I want to know
What is happiness?
Are people good?
Have I learned nothing?
For the cause | why I give, and why you should, too
But charity work is about need. I need others, I depend on others. For me personally, that can be an uncomfortable thing, to be interdependent. I value my independence, my rogue ways.
Dorothy Parker was a turd | my wicked sense of humor remains under cover
My brash tongue is made from the devilâ€™s middle finger. It burns with the misanthropic rage of societyâ€™s dregs.