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new business card!

Although I was quite happy with the postcards I’ve been handing out at conventions for the past few years, I felt it was time for a change.
When I run out of the remaining postcards, I will be using these brand-new designs, fresh off the press:

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I’ll be the envy of all my peers.

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The most beautiful picture I’ve ever taken

Of all the photos I’ve taken at Reed, this is by far the most beautiful and breathtaking and I feel somewhat ashamed I hadn’t captured it yet.

Like Steven Spielberg and Schindler’s List, I had to wait until I honed my craft to take on a project of such importance and magnitude. Yesterday, a sunny spring day on campus, I felt my powers of photography had achieved their necessary peak. Thus I present the air intake for the basement level of Eliot Hall:

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pretty girls and fancy ketchup

One night not long ago Isis and I chose to pateronize a local burger joint. Their special, house-made ketchup was every bit as delicious as advertized. There was, however, one small glitch in an otherwise delightful dining experience.

Upon receiving our fries, we were handed small containers of what can only be described as a devil’s stew. Ketchup mixed with mayonnaise. Why they chose to give this to us, when there was plenty of fancy ketchup lying around, remains a mystery.

Knowing what a monstrosity this was, I texted a photo of both the devil’s brew and one of Isis holding the bottle of fancy ketchup to mayo-free partner blogger McBone. He responded by sending me a photo of his sometimes-popular wife holding a bottle of their spicy (fancy) ketchup. A┬ámeme was born.

A good meme deserves to be shared. McBone and I are proud to present: Pretty Girls with Fancy Ketchup. No mayo allowed.

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Maya Kaimal Spicy Ketchup

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Discarded Couches of Portland: SEASON 2

On my way home, I took this discarded chair as a sign that Discarded Couches of Portland was gearing up for a new season.
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Little did I know that Discarded Couches of Portland: Season 2 was already underway! Take a gander at this beauty, the first sighting of the year.
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Take note, Portlanders. March 26 was the beginning of Discarded Couch season.

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Springtime Vol. 2

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my top Twilight movie moments

Dear readers,

You have been so supportive of me these past five years. You read and responded (favorably sometimes!) to my fan fiction. You engaged with me in many a late-night discussion (long past twilight and into the breaking dawn!). You and I have been down that long road. But the end had to come. Twilight, the best series of movies the world will ever see, is over. Shed a tear for that girl and her vampire boyfriend. Their story now belongs to the better angels of our nature.

What follows is a little trip down memory lane. Share with me, dear readers, some highlights of this beautiful love story, one last time.

That scene where Kristen Stewart sees the vampire boy in the woods and he’s eating a deer and she’s all like, whoa.2001 brian sanders 2

That scene where all the vampires see each other in a Whole Foods and they do that thing where they look away as they’re walking towards each other and then at the last minute, when they’re passing each other, they glance up and do a quick nod.

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That scene where Kristen Stewart and the werewolf stoner get into a fight and the werewolf mauls her and then when she’s in the hospital dying he realizes he probably should’ve been easier on her.

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That scene where the vampire goes out to hang with his bros and Kristen Stewart is like “where are you going?” and he says “out” and she says “I thought we were staying in to watch season 4 of The Wire.”

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That scene where the vampire gets crucified for his beliefs.

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That scene where the werewolf backpacks across the Southwest and becomes a Buddhist and moves to Boulder and sells beads on Pearl Street.

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That scene where Kristen Stewart doesn’t know who else is watching “Girls” because after she started dating the vampire she let all her old friends sort of fade away and now her whole life is hunting homeless people, killing them, draining their blood into a bucket, and bringing the bucket to her vampire boyfriend.

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Thanks for sharing this amazing journey with me! I don’t know what I’ll write about now that Twilight is over, but I guess I’ll keep the blog open just in case another supernatural teen romance comes along.