Month: April 2016

Mecurio Rising

Paul Mecurio has been stomping around the comedy scene for well over a decade. If you’ve been a fan of The Daily Show — the Jon Stewart years in particular, because he set the bar so high — you’ll probably recognize the comic’s contributions to the show. He’s made television appearances, especially in regard to the…

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Parking Lot Productivity

Move over Murphy, if that’s your real name. A couple Thursdays ago, I was reminded on how romantic my faltering truly is. In part of this whole disconcerting characteristic is part-absentmindedness — I’ll often leave my wallet and sometimes even belt home — and part (a larger percentage) shit luck. Some times this luck can prove…

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Don’t Bother Sitting Down

My debut into the working world full-time officially occurred in January 2006 as a paper pusher for a nursing facility. It developed into a better position with different responsibilities. While shifting around Loretto for four and a half years, not only did my responsibilities change, but my seating arrangements were also inconsistent. Little did I know…

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Don’t Get Comfortable

“Keep your arm straight,” the daytime vampire told me as she drew from the vein in my right arm. Keeping my arm at a 45-degree angle with my body proved to be more of a challenge than anticipated. “Uht,” she’d say if my arm showed the slightest instability. This was new to me, this angle. The…

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Crossed Lines

The line to access and purchase Mary Roach’s books was a hearty length, but the line was moving quickly. A man and his wife stood in opposite lines, chattering with each other and subconsciously having a race to see who got to the table first. As soon as she proved victorious, he moved from his spot…

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