People watching is easy. You find a spot with a good view and you start staring. The difficulty comes when you don’t want anyone to know what you are doing, when you don’t want to be the creepy guy ogling strangers like they’re a car wreck on the side of the road. So you’re stuck … Continue reading What’s Wrong With People Watching?
If social media is cocaine for our connection-addicted psyches, then those of us with social anxiety are the ones smoking crack. The addiction is instant, the highs are half as long, and the punishments twice as harsh. We crave it, but we can’t handle it. We know it’s dangerous, but we keep coming back for … Continue reading Antisocial Crack
I consider myself an expert in making bad decisions. It’s the kind of expertise that only comes with many years of practice. You have to make a conscious choice and stick with it, undaunted by the consequences, because it’s so easy to just float along making the right decisions. Everyone else is doing it, and … Continue reading In Defense of Bad Decisions: a Brief Autobiography
I’m hungry as I write this. Doesn’t help that I’m sitting at Qdoba but I can’t get any chicken nachos with that delicious queso. I’m on a long-term diet in which I drink a protein shake instead of lunch. It’s not too bad, honestly, and it works, but it’s never quite enough to satisfy. I’m … Continue reading Hunger is Good
Whenever someone asks me to speak at a wedding (which is never), I give the same variation of a speech I’ve been thinking about ever since I got married. I typically give it even when they don’t ask me to speak. It’s about love, which is odd, because weddings almost never have anything to do … Continue reading What I Say at Weddings