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I’m a puppy parent. It is like being a human parent, but you can party with your puppy. Harness the little guy up and take him with you to your buddies to get loaded. Grooming a dog is slightly more expensive than a child, but most other costs aren’t exorbitant. We just washed him in the sink like you would a baby. With sweet talk. His name is Franklyn and he weighs 8.4 pounds. He’s half Yorkie and half Bichon (the white curly haired French 19th century ‘circus dog’), the mix called Yoshon. I have only seen one Yoshon in real life, Franklyn. The Bichon gives Franklyn mountain-goat hop and a charisma to perform. At training at Pet Smart, the trainer will refer to Franklyn as a “pimp” or “little pimp” at least four times. He loves other dogs, especially big dogs, like our neighbors dogs, lab mixes and an Australian Shepard. Franklyn is the only little dog in the intermediate class. While walking Franklyn, I had him heal and stay on a busy corner intersection of two major streets. He also sat and stayed while under prey of my buddies cat named ‘dab’, and kept looking over his shoulder as the cat hunted him and he jumped in my lap, only once attacked. I was proud. I often take him in stores under my arm like a football (American), and do my business. I did it 5 times yesterday. In the pharmacy he calmly sat on my lap and ate the treat the pharmacist gave him and looked at people. Sometimes people look at me odd, holding a dog in a grocery store, or coffee shop, or Mexican restaurant, but I have gotten used to it as the little perito calmly waits for me to get my groceries and pay at the self pay out, one handed. He loves to go on walks, adventures. He’s graduating today from his intermediate class and we washed him because he had a dingle berry.
From Raymond Carver’s OKCupid Profile, Edited by Gordon Lish by Jimmy Chen, via The Rumpus
Jimmy Chen is my favorite Internet writer. He’s the best. Srsly.
I had an essay published by Thought Catalog! I haven’t submitted any writing since I had my Ebook novella “Rocket Man” published last July. Since then I wrote a rough draft of a novel, got engaged and moved. I wrote a few rough drafts of essays, but generally I always write an essay and then lose interest in it. The reason being I find opinions, including my own, annoying at times, and as I think “this is interesting, lets explore an idea and write something.” When I look at it later, I think “well that just, like, an opinion.” I, at times, have low self esteem I’ve come to realize, and depending on my mood just find anything, especially an essay I wrote, uninteresting and pointless. Obviously this is a result of a mood and I think I actually express ideas well. I have ideas! And I need to actualize. I have a novel I have distilled for a decade and just need to cut the end of one chapter and rework one paragraph. I’m at the OCD-like sentence perfection stage, after many formation changes and cuts and it feels concentrated like a fine liquor or quality hash, just the good stuff. I plan on submitting the novel a few places once I make those changes and OCD-edit it pretty hard. I’ve been reading Proust, on volume 5, and want to finish that and I’ve been working some overtime at work. But my point is I have some good ideas. And in the voice of the SNL character Stuart Smalley, from the 90’s, looking in the mirror, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone-it, people like me.” (See below)http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6ldAQ6Rh5ZI