A sort of life

Acetaminophen recalled

WASHINGTON — I don’t know what I’m going to do. I had a bit of a false start recently. I’m not in school anymore. I’m still doing the editor thing, but just barely. It’s not really saying much. I don’t even get paid for it. I should, but I haven’t signed my contract yet. There’s probably some sort of psychology that goes with that, but what can you do?

It’s the only thing I enjoy doing. And I don’t even enjoy it. That’s the truth. But what would I do if I didn’t do what I do? The answer is nothing. I have nothing else. Sad, but true. Really.

What I need is a sugar mamma.

“Acetaminophen recalled” is from Volume One: Frank’s Wild Years (1983–2009). Written between 2003 and 2009, Volume One was this author’s attempt to find meaning from life as a young twenty-something. While this endeavor would ultimately fail, what remains is a comical tale of loneliness and debauchery.

Teaching me to lick a little bit kinder

Teaching me to lick a little bit kinder

A pillar candle illuminates a darkened room during a home brew beer tasting session at the home of Lindsay Naylor-Jasper in McLean, Va. on June 6, 2005.