Browsing All posts tagged under »bathroom«

Painfully Employed (Part 1)

April 23, 2011


When I was twenty-one, three friends persuaded me to attend a meeting. “It will change your life,” they promised. At the time, my life was dull and without focus, and I decided to go, even though I didn’t like meetings. I especially didn’t like the meetings where they went around the room and you had […]


August 19, 2010


We’ve all come across fictional characters we hate. They’re the villains in the novels we read or the movies we watch. We know they aren’t real, yet they enrage us so much, we despise them with teeth-clenching intensity. We’d like to wring their necks. The character I hate the most isn’t in a novel, a […]

Encounters in the Darkness

June 26, 2010


I get up in the middle of almost every night to go to the bathroom. I realize this is neither unusual nor fascinating, but it’s nevertheless an important piece of information. When I turn on the light, I immediately scan the floor for a spider. It’s a rare night when I don’t see one. And […]