Category Archives: Complaints

Prompt: “Travel”

January 9, 2015 (Fri)

Diana

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Ok, so tonight’s prompt is “travel”. This prompt kinda works because I’ve been rewatching the Lord of the Rings trilogy again, now that I got my trusty husband who can explain all the crap I missed the first time through, and Frodo “travels” quite a long way to get rid of the ring. Since me […]

Motivation Fail

February 13, 2014 (Thu)

KZ

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30 Minus 2 Days of Writing (2014)

Day 13: “Incommunicado”
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In the offices where I work, there is a motivational poster hung on a wall which has bothered me since the first day I saw it. I wish I had a better picture to offer to you, but the poster is located in an area where I really shouldn’t be taking pictures. The best I can do is post this low resolution image that I found online.

Busta Rhymes Owes Me Fifteen Dollars

February 7, 2014 (Fri)

KZ

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30 Minus 2 Days of Writing (2014)

Day 7: “Hint, hint”
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Back in 1996, I was a young kid in high school navigating the turbulent waves of adolescence when the now-legendary hip hop artist, Busta Rhymes, released his debut solo album, The Coming. This album was hot. There was a special quality to Busta’s music that made it strangely unifying among young fans of all different genres of music. I knew people my own age who swore they hated rap, but they couldn’t get enough of Busta’s first single, “Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check”.

How Bert and Ernie Let Big Bird Down

February 3, 2014 (Mon)

KZ

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30 Minus 2 Days of Writing (2014)

Day 3: “Temporary insanity”
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My childhood has long since passed, but I’m still carrying around a burden of anger and frustration that I’ve never taken the time to fully articulate. Yet despite all of those years of repression, my silence can no longer be contained. You see, I recently rediscovered the source of these negative feelings when I decided to re-watch the 1985 cinematic classic, Follow that Bird.

Excessive Perspective

March 13, 2013 (Wed)

KZ

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It seems like these days, whenever I attempt to kvetch and vent about the little things that annoy me at my workplace, some smarmy contrarian will always chime in by saying, “Well, just be thankful you have a job in today’s economy.” Thanks for that, asshole. I’m very much aware that the American economic landscape […]

Bottled Water Blurbs

February 5, 2013 (Tue)

KZ

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30 Minus 2 Days of Writing

Day 5: “You better put out”
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Something has always bothered me about the labeling on certain brands of bottled water. A number of water bottles proudly proclaim right on the label, “This is a low sodium beverage”. Low sodium, huh? No shit. I’m glad somebody finally set the record straight. Now I can stop drinking cans of chicken broth to hydrate myself.

The Giant Crab Dream

February 3, 2013 (Sun)

KZ

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30 Minus 2 Days of Writing

Day 3: “And the next thing I knew”
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Many years ago, my fiancée, Diana, had a nightmare about being chased by a giant crab. She told me about this dream back in the earliest days of our relationship when we were still in our initial dating phase. The worst part about Diana’s crab nightmare is that she has no recollection of ever dreaming it. She is, of course, completely full of crap.

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