Revisiting a Mix Tape I Made Freshman Year of High School

Every year since 2005, I’ve made my friend Kendall a mix tape.

I do not recall what prompted the tradition, other than we constantly shared Pure Volume and MySpace links with each other and making a tape felt like a decidedly “cool” endeavor to take on.

Brand New’s “Mix Tape” was probably another strong motivator.

Kendall, being the great friend that she is, has kept all of these tapes over the years. They have become a hub connecting the adolescent spokes of nocturnal suburban driving, discovering the intoxicating effects of music, and navigating the bends toward adulthood.

Or that’s what I tell myself. Let’s see what happens if I force myself to listen back to my first mix tape.

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Kyle’s Annual Review – 2014 Edition

I used to write an annual review on my (now extinct) Xanga, but they sadly didn’t survive the Great Xanga Content Migration of 2013. It’s probably for the best, they were mostly about Brand New anyway.

So here it is! Using the all of the finest technologies afforded by WordPress and HTML: Kyle’s Annual Review – 2014 Edition.

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Alcotox Review and 10% Discount Coupon

Summary: I drank a bunch of booze and still didn’t get a hangover. This stuff works.

Buy it directly from Alcotox or Amazon and forget hangovers (use ATOX10 at Alcotox’s site to save 10%).

So I was browsing one of the more…colorful subs on Reddit and came across murmurs of a purportedly miraculous hangover cure by the name of Alcotox.

Their claims:

  • Alcotox relieves hangover symptoms.
  • Alcotox also neutralizes Acetaldehyde, which is created as the body metabolizes alcohol. (Wiki generally agrees this shit is nasty.)
    • This helps your liver!
    • This helps Asian Flush! (Aren’t you glad researchers are working on the important stuff?)
  •  Acetaldehyde is associated with many health risks, including cancer.

Being a social drinker, these claims piqued my interest and I decided an Alcotox review was in order.

If you’d like, skip ahead to The Evening or The Verdict.

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One Man’s Love Unravels on Facebook

My friend Bryan, who’s very funny (and very single, ladies), put together this hilarious spoof on the Facebook timeline recap video to celebrate those of us riding out Valentine’s Day without an SO.  He showed me a draft a few days ago and the conversation went a bit like this:

Bryan: I’ve got this video I’m working on for Valentine’s Day, want to see it?

Me: Yes, I love videos.

Me: Shit, this is funny. Can I post this to my site?

Bryan: I don’t know, what’s your reach like? [Read more…]

The Time I Only Ate Food I Found at the Office for a Week.

I like my job. It’s engaging, challenging, rewarding, all the things you could reasonably ask for in employment. But one of the perks I didn’t expect (and didn’t ask for) was that there’s food everywhere, all the time.

Not one to waste an opportunity for free food (I still haven’t kicked the college habit), I’ve earned the reputation as The Office Scavenger. Candy? Sampled. Cookies? Gone. Pizza? Had some and wrapped up a few other pieces for lunch tomorrow. To that end, I’ve decided to put my skills to the test: one week of eating nothing but office food. [Read more…]