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500 words per day Archives - Page 2 of 3 - kale & cigarettes
500 Words Per Day Elevator Rides with Muslims: Day 16

Elevator Rides with Muslims: Day 16

1.26.15 Day 16 City life is over. Back to the mountain in the morning. Another 5 day camp and then it’s off to Thailand to take boat rides to small islands and work on my tan. Something that has really been stressing me out lately is the elevator. If I had to estimate, I would …

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500 Words Per Day Texting Accents: Day 15

Texting Accents: Day 15

1.25.15 Day 15 I reckon this marks the half way period. Texting new people gives me a lot of anxiety because it’s hard to articulate my wide range of accents. Dem der nice boots. If you don’t know a person well how are you supposed to hit send without fear that they will completely miss …

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500 Words Per Day Kids Break My Heart: Day 14

Kids Break My Heart: Day 14

1.24.15 Day 14 Back in the city tonight, Kuala Lumpur. I used to love this city, thought it felt like SE Asia’s New York because of the grit, construction, and diversity. Now I just feel like it is dirty, corrupt, and inefficient. The first night I was here, about a year ago, it poured rain …

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500 Words Per Day Homeless or Homefree?: Day 13

Homeless or Homefree?: Day 13

1.23.15 Day 13 Before I know it, this whole thing is over. Sitting at a white plastic table with Justin, Bucky, and Mijon. We’ve just finished day 4 of camp. Tomorrow we send another crop of teens back into the wild. I did a lot of interviews today, about 13 kids in total. Greg accuses …

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500 Words Per Day Story of a Womanizer: Day 12

Story of a Womanizer: Day 12

1.22.15 Day 12 I’m not sure why, but Malaysia is really blowing it as a country. They have all the resources in the world but they operate like a third world nation. The wifi here is killing me. They won’t even let me download something that is 77MB! That’s like a picture for god’s sake. …

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500 Words Per Day Angry People Can’t Sing: Day 11

Angry People Can’t Sing: Day 11

1.21.15 Day 11 Day 11, this shit’s almost over already. When I was little, all I wanted to do was be older. I laid in bed and repeated, “I wish I was 20, I wish I was 20,” over and over until I fell asleep. I couldn’t understand how I would ever get there because …

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500 Words Per Day Self-care is for Suckers: Day 10

Self-care is for Suckers: Day 10

1.20.15 Day 10 I’m trying to write a goddamn article for Infusionsoft on relationships and business and it’s making me feel like a mother at the grocery store with her five sons ages 3 – 9. Generally when things don’t go my way I get angry like bull. I’ll think about punching a TV screen …

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500 Words Per Day 500 Words Per Day: Day 8

500 Words Per Day: Day 8

1.18.15 Day 8 “What am I doing here?” is the most common question running through my head. Second is, “How did I get here?” I wonder if anyone feels comfortable in their skin. I don’t. I don’t see how it’s my skin at all. I was exercising in my hotel room the other night, listening …

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500 Words Per Day 500 Words Per Day: Week 1

500 Words Per Day: Week 1

I’m writing 500 words per day. I don’t know what about yet but I suspect I’ll figure it out as I go. How can I be a writer who doesn’t write every day? Every situation is a lesson. I’m in the middle of the classroom with the bastard teacher that will never pass me anyway. …

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500 Words Per Day 500 Words Per Day: Day 6

500 Words Per Day: Day 6

1.16.15 Day 6 Sitting in the open air lounge at Cherengin Hills in Janda Baik getting eaten alive by misquotes. And not little bitch Michigan misquotes, these are the indigenous mountain variety that eat steaks in between sucking my blood. Fine, I brought my lavender essential oil, I’m not worried about a few bites. But …

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