Wednesday, November 23, 2011

water more like bore my face off

i ran out of apple juice so now i have to drink fucking purified water instead. Man, FWPs

And to Think He's Getting a PhD in Computers . . .

Jake (aka "James Broof") just emailed me to say he's not listed as a "member" of this blog--and he really wants to be!--even though all he needs to do to be listed is follow it. Some people . . . Man, FWPs

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

But I ordered it three days ago...

WTF, I ordered a duvet cover for my down comforter on Saturday mid afternoon and it didn't ship until today. It is Tuesday, TUESDAY! man, FWPs

Saturday, March 26, 2011

club can probably handle me right now

sitting VIP at a chill canadian club, but it's empty so no one can see how cool you are. man, FWPs.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Less Than Whole Foods

I accidentally grabbed a single-serving size of the pulp free "Simply Orange" orange juice off the shelf at Whole Foods instead of the medium pulp that I prefer, and because I cracked it open and starting drinking before noticing I just had to suck it up and deal. Man, FWPs

Saturday, February 26, 2011

So Many Shoes, So Little Time

I can't find my flip-flops. Man, FWPs

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I Feel Bad About Myself: This Should Surprise . . . Absolutely Nobody

With the Super Bowl coming right up, I regret more and more that I'm not a professional athlete. Man, FWPs

Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's An Acquired Taste

I wish someone had told me that Whole Foods puts black olives on its veggie hummus wraps so I could have asked the deli guy to hold them. Man, FWPs

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

You Know The Super Bowl Is Coming When Both Frozen Pizzas AND Lonestar Are On Sale

We don't have a Tupperware anywhere near large enough for our leftover slices of Randall's pizza. Guess that means I'll just have to eat more . . . Man, FWPs

Genesis? Again? Then Consider Me Ready To Exodus This Phone Call

Why is it that every time a business's customer service line puts me on hold the first song to come on is by Phil Collins--and it isn't even from the Tarzan soundtrack? Man, FWPs

Sunday, January 16, 2011

At Least My Team Isn't Coached By A Man Who Posts Foot Fetish Videos On YouTube

The Patriots just got knocked out of the playoffs, and Red Sox players don't report to spring training until next month. Man, FWPs

New Media Was Never Supposed To Make Our Life Easier

I'm struggling to get my Twitter account to keep a double-digit number of followers. Man, FWPs

Monday, January 10, 2011

More Like ...Sucking? TV

"Well on a more serious matter I think I just OD'd on Sour Patch Kids on this flight bc my FUCKING tv didn't work." Man, FWPs

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ring, Ring, Ring . . . Motherfucker!

Come on--who sets their voice mail not to pick up until a dozen rings? Man, FWPs

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Since When Is The Southwest The First World? (That's Right, I'm Looking At You, Phoenix)

I can't tell whether the fuzzy green spots on my southwestern-style tortillas that have been in the fridge for two-and-a-half weeks are mold or whether they're delicious and spicy flecks of flavor. Man, FWPs

muklahakahiki, come on you wanna lei me, pass the poi, mahalo, kujunjago kujunjago

i just got laid off from my job, and i can't even start to look for a new one because i'm leaving for a hawaiian vacation in like a week. man, FWP's.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

CHOW CHOW RIGHT MEOW MEOW: "It won't let me write meow meow, it just keeps correcting to Nepal" -Jake

Sunday, December 26, 2010

At Least My Life Is Kinda Like Salute Your Shorts

My life isn't nearly enough like mid-90s Nickelodeon hit Pete and Pete. I think I need to take a Riboflavin supplement, or something. Man, FWPs

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010


As a rich white person, I have to create my own adversity.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bikinis, Tankinis, Martinis, No Weenies

"Do," said my friend about to head on a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Bahamas, "you have any idea how hard it is to find a swimsuit at this time of year?"

Friday, December 10, 2010


Where is my new SLAM Magazine, already? Man, FWPs

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Where The Hell IS My Car?"

. . . muttered the man leaving the gourmet grocery store as he pushed the unlock button on his Audi keychain while looking both confused and perturbed. Man, FWPs

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm Supposed To Be Thankful For This?!?

I know my neighbors (for whom I am dog-sitting, and thus have a key to their duplex) have a food processor (which I need to make my Cranberry-Apple-Orange Relish) somewhere, so why can I only find the fucking blender? Man, FWPs

Monday, November 22, 2010

"Talk About 'The Wrong Stuff'"

Stuck at a party where apparently no one else likes Armageddon? L.A. SPACE DEMENTIA.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Blogger Must Know His Audience, Part Deux

Only just now did I realize that the Blogger stat tracker has an option that allows me to have it not count my own pageviews. If I had only known this earlier, I could have gained a much more accurate picture of my readership, and done a better job of giving them just what they wanted--nay, needed! Man, FWPs

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Did We Just Make The Big-Time, Or Did We Just Get Scooped?

Plagiarism.* Man, FWPs

*Or, more accurately, someone having the same idea as us, but doing it way better.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Blogger Must Know His Audience

I don't know whether the Heather McPhee who signed on as the first non-author follower of one of my other blogs is the US Winter Olympian Heather McPhee (about whom I said some rather unflattering things in one post), NFL Players Association Associate General Counsel Heather McPhee (who might be preparing a suit for libel against us), or another Heather McPhee altogether. And not knowing who reads the things that I write on the interwebs is kind of unsettling (I mean, isn't the internet supposed to be private or something?). Man, FWPs

Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Your peanut costume sucks[, Christian]. What are you, a potato?"
"I have the hiccups." -Christian

Friday, October 29, 2010

"Throughout The Series, Harry Potter Has Struggled With The Inherent Difficulties Of Adolescence Along With Being A Famous Wizard."

-Wikipedia (edited for brevity)

Wow--a cracking voice, hair in funny places, feelings you don't understand (and that you're quite sure nobody else could), and being a famous wizard? Man, FWPs

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

You call yourself an artist?

Subway "Sandwich Artists" basically have to do one fucking thing: wrap up the sandwich right. I went to Subway, they didn't wrap my sandwich right, and the sauce and ingredients fell out on the way home, which ruined my day and made me righteously indignant. Man, FWPs

I can't eat food this way

I went to Taco Bell and they didn't have any fire sauce. How am I expected to eat T-Bell without my 3 packets of fire sauce? Man, FWPs

Friday, October 8, 2010

I Do Not Know How To Express Two Emotions At The Same Time

I have to forge a check (due to being: broke; left alone in LA to handle "things") just to mercy kill my poor old dog. Man, FWPs

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ohh, Papa!

I want to eat my Papa John's pizza now, but we don't have any Cholula in the car. Man, FWPs

Monday, September 27, 2010

This Is Really, Really Serious

I just watched the first two parts (147 minutes) of "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" on StageVu, but the last hour (which includes the battle of Helms fucking Deep!!1!) is nowhere to be found. Man, FWPs

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Luxuries Of Ice, Indeed

Our electric bill is so high because we always have to have the AC on this time of year. Man, FWPs

Sunday, September 12, 2010

And This Surprises Me . . . Why, Exactly?

Target does not have a good selection of bath mats. Man, FWPs

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

See, I Always Told You I Was A Dumb Jock

The beginning of fantasy football season is totally messing with my focus on the end of my fantasy baseball season. Man, FWPs

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Interwebs Are So Complicated

The apartment's wireless connection kept cutting out during my fantasy football draft, and I couldn't sign on on either of my roommate's smartphones quick enough to make my last three picks. Man, FWPs

Blackberrys Are Second-Class Citizens

My roommate's new iPhone recognizes songs on the radio much quicker than my BlackBerry. Man, FWPs

Monday, August 30, 2010

Road Trip, Part Deux

I filled up in Connecticut, where gas was $3.00/gallon, ie, 30 to 50 cents more than in any other state along the Eastern Seaboard. Man, FWPs

Road Trip

The Jersey Turnpike just claimed a small portion of my soul. And also $9.05 in tolls. Man, FWPs

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I have to listen to people sincerely discuss the "luxury of ice". Man, the firstest of FWPs
"I've got a lot to say about ice, okay? You see these big cracks in the ice tray? The water always goes down and forms a solid block below the actual cubes. Seriously, look." Man, FWPs

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

You People.

You know what you did. Man, FWPs

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The jailbreak for iOS4 (Iphone) isn't out yet which means everytime I get a new text message on my phone I have to close the app I'm in (which takes like a million seconds) to read and respond to it. This afternoon I was busy harvesting crops in Farmville when I got a text. By the time my farm reloaded after responding all of my raspberries had gone bad and I couldn't harvest them!!! Seriously, like 10,000 coins down the drain!!#@%

Friday, July 16, 2010

Does A Walkie-Talkie Still Count As Technology?

My walkie-talkie doesn't clip into its holster solidly (yes, directors all carry around walkie-talkies at camp--ridiculous, I know), so it keeps falling out whenever I move faster than a walk, attempt to take two stairs at a time, or stop abruptly. Man, FWPs

Friday, July 9, 2010

My HTC Is Just Smart Enough To Fail

After 5 years of the same phone (which was used by 5 people before me including my father who doesn't have a cellphone and my grandmother) I finally went out and got a smart phone. It can do just about anything and it tries too. After signing into facebook and gmail on it, it pulled all my contacts from those sites and automatically added them to my contact list. In order to not have 2 to 3 listings for the same contact (one with their gmail, one with their phone number and one with their facebook profile--profile pictures and statuses automatically pull to the contact) I had to go in and allow the phone to link each contact individually. To add insult to injury, I think there is a way I could have done it automatically, but given my distrust in technology, I didn't allow it to when I first turned on the phone and then didn't know how to go back and change the preference. Man, FWPs

My Computer Is Too New

My new job got me a brand new MacBook but since it is the newest and most up-to-date model no one knows how to set up the standard office systems on it. Man, FWPs

Microsoft Works . . . Or Does It?

The computer in my office at camp doesn't have Microsoft Office. If my job were being described by a TV Guide sitcom synopsis writer, it would have to be said that "hilarity ensues" every time I try to open or print a Word document. Man, FWPs

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

'Smart' Phone

My new phone is smarter than I am. It found all my facebook contacts and automatically imported their contact info and profile pictures to my contacts list. It simultaneously replaced the couple profile pictures I had carefully selected for friend's profiles taken on the fancy built in camera. Now I can't figure out how to get the pictures I took to replace the facebook profile pictures. Man, FWPs

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

One Time, At Band Camp

They shut off the wireless internet at the summer camp I'm working at because kids try to sneak in iWhatevers with wifi capability. So now, when I want to use the interwebs, I have to go over to the director housing next door and actually plug an ethernet cable into the router. Man, FWPs

Monday, June 14, 2010

If Only She Had An iPad

I had to use my boss's iPhone to post on Twitter in real time about a media event we ewre hosting, and the phone's color scheme was thoroughly emasculating: purple, with pink trim. Man, FWPs

Friday, May 28, 2010

De Jure/De Facto/De Licious

Does liking primary colored M&Ms make me "Jim Crow racist", or is that "reading too much into things"? Man, FWPs

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Rigors of Academia

Recently, finishing my thesis has gotten in the way of my more important writing: blog posts. Man, FWPs

Monday, May 10, 2010

P.F. Chang's? Really?

"Ordinarily, walking out of P.F. Chang’s and finding a flat tire on his Escalade would have qualified as a bad day for Mike Cameron." Man, FWPs

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Katharine's Audition Tape (Cont'd.) will only let me monogram my custom designed boat and tote in navy blue thread, when I specifically wanted the tan thread I know is available in store. Man, FWPs

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Irish Blood, Pussy's Heart

after checking into my hostel in dublin and politely requesting a bottom bunk, they still gave me a top bunk. not even the 10 hours' sleep i got in my overpriced b&b from last night can make up for that. Man, FWPs

Monday, April 19, 2010

Boss's World Problems: Jet-Setting Like A Pro

My boss is supposed to fly to London on Wednesday for the London Marathon. She's worried she's not going to make it because of that Icelandic volcano that hates people with travel plans. But then, if she does make it, she's worried that her flight back stateside will be canceled, and if that happens she'll miss her flight to Cozumel the next day. Man, FWPs

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We Are In A Recession

After telling my boss I wasn't coming back next year, I got offered 2.5 new jobs within the network. Now I have to decided if I want to be employed in CA, Albaquerquee NM or Denver CO. Man, FWPs

Monday, April 12, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Burdens Of Friendship

Trying to stay in touch with people who aren't in the same state as I am is taking way too much time away from my drinking. Man, FWPs

Velo News Problems, Part Deux

Sam Johnson:
Want to know my FWP? The spokes on my race wheels keep de-threading.
Fri at 1:07 am

Christine Chang
Your FREE CARBON race wheels.
Fri at 1:09am

There's nothing worse than when free equipment worth hundreds of dollars just doesn't quite work right. Man, FWPs

Velo News Problems

From the Facebook page of blogger (and FWP-haver) extraordinaire, Sam Johnson:

This pissing me off right now: 1. phone coverage here in Redlands. 2. after a careful reading of the contract for my health insurance plan, realizing that I am probably not covered for racing related accidents. Let's hope health insurance reform helps me out some.
Thu at 10:11pm

Man, FWPs

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Knock Knock.

Dear Alex,
It's not rocket appliances, it's a shift key.

Man, FWPs

Josh Hartnett Or Johnny Depp (Yes Homo)

after my parents FINALLY upgraded our internet, i'm now confronted with the dilemma of whether i want to spend my afternoon watching donnie brasco or 40 days and 40 nights on netflix instant. yesterday was a big romcom afternoon (katherine heigl brought some dece pre-work LOLs), so i might wanna change it up. but i don't know. Man, FWPs

Friday, March 12, 2010

My Mother Actually Told Me This After Watching A Documentary (?!?) On The Topic

Did you know that cell phones give you brain cancer? Man, FWPs

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Runner's World Problems (Part 2 Of A ? Part Series)

No, you can't have your marathon finishers' shirt, because (as you should be able to tell from its name) it's only for people who actually finished the marathon. Man, FWPs

Monday, March 8, 2010

Runner's World Problems (Part 1 Of A ? Part Series)

So as most (all?) of this blog's readers know, I'm interning with the a marathon this spring; as most of you don't know, we ran a few hundred short of medals, race t-shirts, and our pre-race gifts. As such, we (justifiably) received some complaints. Despite the complaints' justifiability, not getting a $5 medal, $6 tech shirt, or $7 backpack after being wealthy enough to shell out around $100 for race entry; healthy enough to run either 13.1 or 26.2 miles; lucky enough to do so on a gorgeous day when near-freezing temperatures, rain, and high winds were predicted; and to be able to do all of it on the roads (many of them major thoroughfares) of a metropolitan area (over 1.5 million people) that have been closed for hours at some inconvenience to the general population purely for the entirely esoteric purpose of allowing 13,000 people with Vaseline rubbed on their inner thighs and nipples to run around in short shorts (only to finish up just eight blocks away from where they started) is the FUCKING DEFINITION of a first world problem. Man, FWPs

I'm Sure This Racist Somehow

The bank was closed when I wanted to deposit my checks, but because they were uniquely-formatted paychecks the instant-deposit slot on the ATM wouldn't accept them. Man, FWPs

Somehow This Is Isn't Surprising

I think I accidentally joined the "gay gym" in my new town. Man, FWPs

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Don't Know Whether This Piece Of Technology Does Or Doesn't Make My Life Easier

I just went in on an account with my roommate, as I do every spring, and tonight I discovered that MLB archives great games from the past and allows you to watch them online in their entirety with an account. I just wasted 45 minutes of my life watching Kerry Wood's 1998 20-strikeout game. I'm sure that will only be the beginning. Man, FWPs

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

You Gotta Know When To Hold 'Em

I am on a multi-week cold streak and have fallen well behind my roommate in our almost-endless series of a card game which is near-entirely pure luck. And I want to kill myself because of it. Man, FWPs

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

But It Is The Internet... It Can't Fail Me.

Despite the fact that there are a billion and a half hours of winter olympics to be watched right now and nearly as many atheltes competing, NBC selfishly chooses to snow a minor fraction of what I want while covering all sorts of unimportant things like some speedskater's wife who is recently out of work and has a 5 month old baby. Who cares? I want to watch snowboarding and nbc won't even let me do that via the INTERNET. I thought that was the point of the internet. Give me what I want when I wan it. Man, FWPs

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cross-Country Excellence: The White Man's Burden

"I think you're going to have to look past the first world teams to find that camaraderie. Lo-o-ot of money poured into these ski programs for such disappointing finishes." Man, FWPs

Another Way My Work Computer Sucks

It only has Microsoft Office 2003, so I can't view any of your fancy .docx or .xlsx files. Man, FWPs

Saturday, February 13, 2010

More Like Kathryn

"My maid totally cleaned my PS3 with soap and water." Man, FWPs


After being convinced to get a medium ice cream at ColdStone because it was only $0.40 cents more than a small, I have eaten 1/3 of it and can't move. There is just too much to much deliciousness to eat. Man, FWPs

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Katharine's Audition Tape

My iPhone touchscreen doesn't work with gloves on. Man, FWPs

Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice

Cleaning the garlic press is a fucking bitch. Man, FWPs

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

If I had a motorcycle I would be there by now. Man, FWPs

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Damn You, Zuckerberg!

Facebook has changed its layout yet again . Man, FWPs

Friday, February 5, 2010


the only thing shittier than megavideo's "74 minutes of video per three hour period" policy is the fact that i have to use megavideo because my parents won't spring for tivo, non-basic cable or internet based on technology more advanced than two tin cans and some string. sofa king we todd head. Man, (e-)FWPs

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Clever Girl

There is no satisfactory (or existent) discussion on the internet re: "What if dry land in Waterworld turned out to be Isla Nublar?" Man, FWPs

Monday, February 1, 2010

Good Thing I'm Not Trying To Be The Best At School, Either

Because if I were, this problem would really grind my gears. An excerpt:
" 'The nightmare scenario, if you will, is that you apply with a 3.5 from Princeton and someone just as smart as you applies with a 3.8 from Yale,' said Daniel E. Rauch, a senior from Millburn, N.J." Man, FWPs

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Computing Like It's 1999

My work computer is so old that I can't even watch youtube videos on it. Man, FWPs

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Yes. Um, No. We're Between Lawyers Right Now.

The United States Constitution states that I, specifically, have to be at the United Sates District Court (Western Division) tomorrow at 7:45AM in "formal business attire" (pants) for a trial by jury/sucking. More like Founding Dicks. Man, FWPs

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Am I Doing This Right?

while watching a DVD on my parents' 40-inch flatscreen television, i realized that the homemade, artisanal pizza that my mother cooked for me didn't have enough cheese on it. not about to grate that shit by hand. Man, FWPs

Friday, January 22, 2010

Multiple Personality Disorder... Thanks Google

In order to keep track of work and my personal life I have multiple google accounts but I can only be signed in to one at a time, so half the time I want to do something on google I have to sign out and sign back in and the other half the time I try to use one account thinking it is the other, get distracted and then can't remember what I was doing. Man, FWPs

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Even If I Were Trying To Be The Best At Exercise, I Would Fail

My IT band is really tight and causing me a bit of pain when I run, so I foam rolled it tonight in hopes of loosening it up and now it hurts even more. Man, FWPs

A Winter Wonderland, It Ain't

I went snowshoeing in the neighborhood cemetery last night, and all of the roads were either entirely plowed--causing me to have to slog through the three feet of powder just of the road lest I damage my mother's snowshoes--or entirely unplowed, causing me to have to slog through the three feet of powder on the road. Why don't the plowmen think of upper-middle-class white people who fetishize suburban outdoor activities when they do their job? Man, FWPs

Monday, January 18, 2010

I Have A Dream

that MLKJR day is not not a day I can get my Ambien refilled. Man, FWPs

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Texts From Last Night, Meet E-Mails From My Brother

Subject: Not Haitian Problems

"Our dad pays our cellphone bill (family plan), so in order to donate my own money to Haiti I had to ask my girlfriend donate to the Red Cross via text message on her phone, and then pay her back in cash, which was infantilizing and ultimately less convenient than just doing it online.

Man, FWPs"

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Being Drunk Is Hard

I just posted here, when I meant to post to the Good Beer Night blog. Man, FWPs

Monday, January 11, 2010

Be Cool, World.

Always with the putting on pants. Man, FWPs

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Spotty Service: Tell Me About It

And Carolina really likes snacks. Man, FWPs

Spotty Service

I have bad cellphone reception in my kitchen so every time I'm on the phone and want a snack I have to run the risk of dropping a call. Man, FWPs

Way To Spoil Everything, Mom

There's the Breyer's Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream . . . but where's the chocolate syrup? Man, FWPs

Saturday, January 9, 2010

It Means Global Piece Of Shit

My GPS seriously takes like 20 seconds to load the local maps and calculate directions in my neighborhood. Man, FWPs

Friday, January 8, 2010

"People", Seriously

Going to go condo shopping but that means I have to get on the phone AGAIN and talk to PEOPLE. Man, FWPs

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Q: Was I Always This Big A Pussy?

I'm concerned that the anti-hangover pills that my mom gave me after I drank the better part of a bottle of champagne (most of it directly out of the bottle, like a classy lady) will not, in fact, leave me sans hangover in the morning. Man, FWPs

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The BCS Is A Cartel

Midway through the first quarter of the Orange Bowl all the local TV networks froze, which admittedly only reduced my number of available channels from 187 to 182, but the only thing I wanted to watch (well, other than Law & Order: SVU, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Food Wars: Barbecue) was on one of the frozen five! Man, FWPs

Monday, January 4, 2010

Flying is hard

While I was drinking ginger ale and watching Teen Mom on my flight back to Seattle, the audio cut out for like 30 seconds and I ALMOST missed the hilarious moment where Farrah's dad found her birth control in the refrigerator.

Man, FWPs

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I downloaded the Chipotle app for my iPhone to streamline my burrito ordering. Sadly, they neglected to include the "Quesadilla Burrito" option. Guess I'll go wait in line.

Man, FWPs

There Was An Old Lady

1. Want (need) the Google Chrome 2. Need to upgrade the OS X to support the Google Chrome 3. Need a disk to upgrade the OS X to support the Google Chrome 4. Need to get out the Rome disk that's been stuck in the drive since June to insert the new disk to install the OS X upgrade to support the Google Chrome. Man, FWPs

Gonna Break My Axle

If this last week were Oregon Trail, there would be a rations pace and it would be set to grueling. Man, FWPs

Companies Whose Names Sounds Like A Civil Union

So my parents have been getting me a box of pears from Harry and David for my birthday every year since I-don't-know-when. But my birthday is December 27th, so Messieurs H & D always assume that my pears need to be delivered before Christmas (which, I don't know if you were aware, like, everyone in the whole world celebrates); this year they got there so early that my dad had to give them to me before my birthday (!!1!!!1!) so they didn't go bad and then get H & D to deliver another box--on top of the third box of pears which my mother go me for my birthday. I am now obligated to eat about a million-billion pears or else be a bad son. Man, FWPs

Drinkin' In A Winter Wonderland

I went out for a run and was supposed to meet up with my mom while she was snowshoeing in the cemetery. But I couldn't find her, so I didn't get to have a nip out of her flask as a mid-run pick-me-up. Man, FWPs
Nobody (on this coast, at least) takes the LOTR game seriously enough. Man, FWPs
A. "Chipotle is so far from my house, it's like a fucking ten minute drive."
B. "They don't even have the quesadilla burrito posted on the menu."
Man, FWPs

Thursday, December 31, 2009

So Full

There is so much free food in the fridge at my parents house that I can't fulfill my craving for cheap Mexican food. Man, FWPs

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I subscribed to the blog using google reader but it isn't updating in real time so I'm a post behind (and probably two now). Man, FWPs

But I Want To Fly For Free

If I take a one way flight by 1/10/10 I get a free round trip ticket, but I took too long to buy the cheap ticket to LA and now flying down there would cost as much as a normal round trip ticket. Now I need two flights by 3/10/10. Man, FWPs

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I guess I am bad at fine dining

Frozen escargot from a box is not the same as escargot at Whitehouse-Crawford. Man, FWPs.

Friday, December 25, 2009

You Get Mad If Anyone Thinks You Live Below Sunset

"Of course you can valet at the grocery store, but then you have to wait for them to find your car and it just goes on and on."
[Group nods in solemn agreement. "This is good wine," they each think, "but I've had better." ]
Man, FWPs

But I'm Not Christian

I didn't know what to ask for for Christmas so I asked for an iPod nano. Now I don't know what to get engraved on it. Man, FWPs


After months of following the FWPs blog I've finally been invited to contribute. Now I have to carefully craft the language around my FWPs. Man, FWPs

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Lifetime Guarantee This!

The zipper on my L.L. Bean winter jacket gets stuck every time I try to take it (the jacket, not the zipper) off. Man, FWPs

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Remote Remote

I couldn't find the remote control and had to hold down the button on the cable box for over a minute to go from channel 6 to channel 61. While this was happening, I missed the beginning of The Daily Show. Man, FWPs

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I Cannot Believe This Actually Happened

Friend (loosely paraphrased): My trust fund was smaller than everyone's except the Somalian kids' at our small, private liberal arts high school.

Me (quoted exactly): Wow.

Man, FWPs

Friday, December 11, 2009

Maybe I Am Trying To Be The Best At Exercise . . .?

It was cold when I went for my run tonight, and the wind kept blowing my sweatshirt's hood off my head and making my ears cold. (Thank God my tights had a wind panel!) Man, FWPs

Thursday, December 10, 2009


my sister keeps getting on my case to start a Roth IRA but i really don't want to have to go through the 3 phone calls and moderate amount of paperwork involved. Man, FWPs

Sunday, December 6, 2009

What About MY Needs

The peanut M&Ms are all mixed in with the normal M&Ms, even though I only want the former. Man, FWPs

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The One In Which I Flip-Flop About Technology

On my new computer, if I try to listen to music, use Microsoft Word, and have more than three or four tabs open on my web browser, it gets slow. Like, really slow. Man, FWPs

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

There has been no internet in my house for three days now. Three. Days. Man, FWPs

The Holidays

I'm bored. Man, FWPs

Thursday, November 26, 2009

America The Beautiful

I couldn't eat the turkey during Thanksgiving because it didn't meet my (admittedly arbitrary) dietary moral guidelines. Man, FWPs

I Thought Technology Was Supposed To Make Our Lives Easier, Part 2

I got a new cell phone, but since some of my numbers were saved to my phone and not my SIM card I had to take 25 minutes to transfer them into the new contact list. And those 25 minutes were during a football game that I would otherwise have been watching. Man, FWPs

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Perfect Storm

I had to back into a parking spot today which, god, I don't even like using that stupid reverse camera okay? And then, after everybody criticized what was obviously nothing short of a triumph over circumstances, I couldn't take my diet coke into a meeting, despite being tired, because nobody will consider my happiness or whatever it was I bitched about, extensively, at the time. Now I can't even remember. Man, FWPs

Opposite Day(??)

I feel 1: Maybe I am sick enough to be at risk of catching my own Tuberculosis and 2: Bill and Melinda Gates have not done enough for me, specifically. Man, "DN"Ps

I Just-- I Just Don't Want To, Eli.

I don't. Man, FWPs

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Feeling A Little Passive Aggressive Today, Are We?

Neither of my co-bloggers are showing nearly enough commitment to this endeavor. How am I supposed to make this a legitimate meme all by myself? Man, FWPs

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I've Got Love For You If You Were Born In The '80s

Both my cell phone and laptop are out of commission, and I feel naked. Man, FWPs

Saturday, November 14, 2009


can't read internet and listen to Freakonomics audiobook anymore because i have to go to costco and buy bulk salmon for my pescetarian girlfriend tomorrow morning, Man, FWPs

Friday, November 13, 2009

"Brave Despite Tough Circumstances"

The treadmill in the gym at my house doesn't have a good place to put my ipod, so every 2minutes-ish I have to reach down and shift it about 10inches to the right so it doesn't jostle off the display ledge. This doesn't really interrupt my simultaneous watching of sports on a large TV, but still. Man, FWPs

Sophie's Choice

Can't decide if I'm "racist" or "just racist enough." Man, FWPs

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Joys Of Fall

It took forever for us to finish making our pumpkin/butternut squash soup, so by the time it was ready I was really hungry and ate way too much. Man, FWPs

Sunday, November 8, 2009

As Good A Reason As Any

"I'll die if I can't have a slurpee. I'll kill myself." Man, FWPs

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

They flavored my iced coffee even though it was my regular coffee place and now it is undrinkable. Man, FWPs

Monday, November 2, 2009

Total Quack

I lowballed the shit out of my drinking habits and my new physician said I had a "problem" (other than his poor attitude). Man, FWPs

We're Almost As Cool As Trekkies

A friend of mine won't concede that "Star Wars" is sci-fi and not fantasy. Man, FWPs

I Have To Go To The Doctor Today.

The Doctor. Man, FWPs

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Parents Just Don't Understand

Went to go lay out by the pool only to discover the cushions had already been put away for the harsh Southern California winter. Man, FWPs

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Living In The Lap Of Luxury

I left my lunch on the charter bus and had to pay for a personal margherita pizza and cup of lobster bisque at the Yard House. Man, FWPs

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Can't make a post title when writing from my blackberry. Man, FWPs

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Want My Crapple!

I slept through the soft drink service on my flight, so I didn't get any Cran-Apple juice. Man, FWPs

Technology Does Make Our Lives Easier

There was no wireless at my friend's condo in Seattle, so we couldn't download the 3rd season of Friday Night Lights and had to settle for the abortion that is Season 2. Man, FWPs

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Classic Edition

There was too much strawberry in the pint of neopolitan ice cream my boyfriend got me, even though he knows I like chocolate more. Man, FWPs

(Jake Menashe,

Dream, Deferred

How is it even possible to live without a Roomba. Man, FWPs

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


It is basically the worst when products get advertised on tv before they're available in stores. Been at least a week, guys. It's not like we navigate by the stars anymore, so get your shit together. Man, FWPs

Monday, October 12, 2009

I Thought Technology Was Supposed To Make Our Lives Better

My cell phone's predictive text doesn't predict the word blog. Not even on the third or fourth option. Man, FWPs

The Yuppie In His Natural Environment

I've got to print a resumé (and on fancy paper, at that!) and get it to Indianapolis by Thursday, but there's no FedEx Office within three miles of campus. Man, FWPs

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Somebody Call Al Gore

Had to take the second string Lexus hybrid today, so didn't know the radio presets. Man, FWPs

Let's Take A Pedeconference

Can't watch West Wing by the pool, even though it's nice out. Man, FWPs

First Post, First Problem

You know what I hate? When you try to create a blog about first world problems, but the domain name is already taken. And so is Man, FWPs