August 2: Describe the room you’re in right now.Frontend Editor

I’m in my dining room. It has always been my office since I moved in to this house. I have a wood wedge desk that sits in the northeast corner. On the east wall to my left is a large window, the blinds are closed. The walls are painted a taupe with a bit of mustard, my steal dragon sits on the north wall. I have two computer screens mounted to a post anchored to my desk. I have a Wacom, speakers, various pens, pencils, markers, rulers, X-Acto knives, etc sitting in jars. Further past my desk on the north wall is my drawer/desk unit. Behind me is an Ikea shelving unit sitting horizontally holding various knickknacks. Behind that is my open kitchen. To the west is my open living room. If it is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.


August 3: What do you lie about?

I sometimes lie about my feelings. Are you alright? Yeah, I’m fine.


August 4: When was the last time you were on an airplane?

Coming home from New York, January 2016.


August 6: Who are you?

I am not special. But I am unique. A friend says I am, distinct.


August 10: What are you running from at this moment?

I was running from the first four tracks on Prodigy’s Fat of the Land. I started running again exactly one month ago. A trip around my block is 2.2 miles. In that time I’ve gone from an 11min/mile pace to a 9:24min/mile pace. I run to the same 4 track of Prodigy to help me audibly keep tabs on where I should be to keep pace. And today I was ahead of the songs, so in a way, the songs were chasing me, forcing me to run faster.


August 12: What is your resolution for tomorrow?

Have a wonderful and productive Art Day at Dean’s!


August 17: If you had to spend five years in prison, what would you finally have the chance to do?

I’ve had plenty of time for introspection already. I guess first, figure out why I’m in prison, right now I have no idea what I would do to end up there. After that, perhaps write, write a book, more articles. Read a lot, work out more. I asked this question on Facebook last week and it was surprising how prison sounded like the best thing that could happen to many people.


August 18: What’s your favorite piece of clothing?

I have a blue shirt that my buddy Dave gave me this year. It fits amazingly well, and I feel I look great in it.


August 19: [blank] really bothered you today.

Nothing. It was a great day. I mean I danced in an 80s club to Milli Vanilli. It was rad.


August 21: In 140 characters or fewer, summarize your day.

Mind-numbing PacSun Work. Midday Gym visit. Random couchsurfing request. Youngins from the Czech Republic arrive. Great chats. Great peeps.


August 22: What can’t you forget?

That I exist.


August 23: Yes or no: everyone should have a backup plan.

Sure. Or not. You do you. I would say, examine your life, be introspective, be present.


August 24: Write your recipe for creativity.

Pick up tool. Use tool. Don’t stop. Leave expectations behind. Be okay with creating shitty shit.

“Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.”

― Ray Bradbury

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

― Robert F. Kennedy


August 25: What would you like to tell your father?

That I love him, that I respect him, that I think he is a strong, honorable man.


August 26: What’s the best part about your life right now?

The freedom and the randomness that can occur because of it. Me attending Burning Man tomorrow for the first time being a prime example.


August 28: How would you describe your victory dance?

It’s a victory every time I dance.


August 29: What did you have for dinner?

Frito Pie at Burning Man: Camp Ganesh


August 30: What’s your simplest pleasure?

Human connections


August 31: What was the last wedding you attended?

Matt’s at The Villa Del Sol in Fullerton on May 3, 2015.

I did however go to Chris’s wedding reception in March of this year.

And Frank’s wedding is coming up on November 3rd.