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The Corny Incident by Ray
Having a kid is weird. And I don't just mean the usual weirdness, like never being able to use the bathroom in peace ...
June 02, 2017
 
Routine by Ray
The routine, man, it's killin' me. Wake up in the morning, tired, too tired for the day, but having to face it, anywa...
January 24, 2017
 
Discipline by Ray
One of the things that bugs me the most about being a parent is that there's no right way to do it. I mean, there's not ...
January 07, 2017
 
Moments by Ray
There's a lot we could talk about, you and I. We could discuss the years that have passed, the adventures we've shared, ...
December 31, 2016
 
Life Decisions by Ray
I want to start this post out by mentioning that I have been fighting off some sort of a sickness for about a week, now....
December 20, 2016
 
Switching Worlds by Ray
I haven't put my headphones in, not yet. It's time for them, time to block out the world and sink into my own, the one I...
December 01, 2016
 
Still Writing by Ray
55,263 words. I've finished my novel for this year. Kind of. I reached my word count, and I have a complete sto...
November 29, 2016
 
Planning With The Baby by Ray
When you have a baby, things don't always go according to plan. In fact, they usually don't, so it's important to be abl...
April 17, 2016
 
Fatherhood: Bath Time by Ray
Before I had a kid, I knew next to nothing about children; in fact, even after having a kid, I know next to nothing abou...
March 22, 2016
 
A Few Minutes For A Parent To Write by Ray
It's December 31st, so this post feels like cheating a little bit, as far as getting a post in during December. But I'm ...
December 31, 2015
 
NaNoWriMo Update (Week 2) by Ray
The weird thing about writing updates about writing a novel is that every time I start, I think about how I really shoul...
November 15, 2015
 
NaNoWriMo Update (Week 1...Kind Of) by Ray
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November 11, 2015
 
No Means No by Ray
I think a lot about raising my son. Not just the stuff I do on a daily basis: bottles, diaper changes, funny voices, and...
September 20, 2015
 
It Would Be Better If There Were More Robots by Ray
I've been trying to write a good intro for September for a few days, now, and I still got nothin'. In my head, Septe...
September 12, 2015
 
Getting Old by Ray
The Strangelands is truly a strange place, these days. Not in the frenetic, late-night, rant-filled way it used to be. I...
August 09, 2015
 
Just Thinking by Ray
In case you're wondering, I have a kid, now. In case you're wondering if that's all I'm going to talk about from now on,...
July 12, 2015
 
To Do by Ray
It's another rainy Saturday morning, when I should be painting. Instead, I'm watching out the window as a bird hops in f...
May 16, 2015
 
Time by Ray
For several years, time has been in the annoying habit of slipping away from me. My first nephew, who is supposed to ...
April 19, 2015
 
Impending Parenthood: Pies by Ray
Awhile back, I wrote...
February 22, 2015
 
So This Is Happening by Ray
If you know me at all, in real life, or through the internet, there are two things you probably know about me. One is th...
January 26, 2015
 
Adventures In File Transfer: Harry Cockshaft by Ray
I recently got a new computer. It's pretty great, but now there's the small matter of moving ten years of unorganized da...
January 03, 2015
 
Cheese, Or Something Like It by Ray
Have a happy new year. Don't get me wrong--I'm not wishing you a happy new year. It's more like instructional advi...
January 01, 2015
 
Time To Get Busy by Ray
It is almost two weeks into December, and this morning, I finished up the project at work that has consumed my time and ...
December 12, 2014
 
National Novel Writing Month Winds Down by Ray
The first time I participated i...
November 29, 2014
 
Hobby Lobby by Ray
I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday. This isn't the kind of thing I generally do--not because I think I'm too masculine for ...
November 23, 2014
 
Subway Journals: Part 13 by Ray
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April 17, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 12 by Ray
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April 10, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 11 by Ray
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April 08, 2011
 
It's Not Easy Being Me by K
Its not easy being a good girl. I admit, I've been a pacifist since birth, most likely apologizing profusely upon my...
April 07, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 10 by Ray
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April 05, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 9 by Ray
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April 04, 2011
 
Legions of Veal by Tracie Skarbo
Sometimes I see society as a huge herd of cattle in front of TV's, sitting in lazy boys with hooves up and udders pointe...
April 03, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 8 by Ray
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April 02, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 7 by Ray
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March 31, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 6 by Ray
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March 29, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 5 by Ray
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March 27, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 4 by Ray
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March 26, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 3 by Ray
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March 25, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 2 by Ray
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March 22, 2011
 
Rough Landing by Ray
There's a pain you get. Remember when you were a little kid? It's this pain in your ankle, when you jump off something t...
March 20, 2011
 
Subway Journals: Part 1 by Ray
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March 20, 2011
 
Watched Over by Ray
When I was a kid, I found this little booklet. It was like a mini-comic thing. Being a huge fan of comic books, I was ex...
February 21, 2011
 
It's Like Writing by Ray
You look around, right? Search through old files, skim through internet pages, whatever. Grab your phone and scroll thr...
January 14, 2011
 
Random Babbling by Ray
I wanted to write something, something awesome and life-changing. Or at least post-worthy. But I got all tied up doing o...
January 06, 2011
 
Traffic by Ray
So where are we at, the fourth? About half a week into the new year? I kind of hate January, because all the real holid...
January 04, 2011
 
I Noticed Something... by Ray
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January 03, 2011
 
Size Issues by Ray
What's goin' on, kids? Just chillin'? Good, that's good. So I'm sort of dealing with some sort of monitor agoraphobi...
December 15, 2010
 
Thanks by Ray
I want to say thank you. Oddly, this has nothing to do with the fact that it's almost Thanksgiving, here in America. It...
November 24, 2010
 
Break by Ray
Still alive? Might as well be, what else do we have to do? Home. No matter what, it always will be. It's not where I...
October 31, 2010
 
My Hometown by Ray
The first thing you'll comment on is the name, so we'll get that out of the way right now: Canadian, Texas. Yeah, it's...
October 14, 2010
 
Yesterday by Ray
I found this on my computer tonight. I have no idea when I wrote it, but since I haven't posted anything for a while, I ...
September 27, 2010
 
Curious by Ray
I saw this widget tonight when I was posting pictures on Twitpic, and wondered what would happen if I pasted the code in...
September 07, 2010
 
That's Just Sick by Ray
"My throat's a little scratchy this morning." This is how it starts, in case you're new to my world. I push my chair ...
September 05, 2010
 
It Also Wants Tacos by Ray
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August 30, 2010
 
Some Pictures by Ray
Okay. Maybe my brain isn't firing on all cylinders right now. It has been a long weekend, and I don't get over brain dam...
August 16, 2010
 
Hateweek Lives, 2010 by Trey
Hate Week already? Hot damn! Time for old Uncle Sticky Pants to pull you up on his lap and tell you how the world real...
August 13, 2010
 
Goodbye, Hate Week 2010 by Ray
So it's time to wind down another Hate Week. Frankly, I don't mind that it's over. I find that the best way for me to g...
August 13, 2010
 
Here's A Picture For Hate Week by Ray
Usually I spend a lot more time preparing for Hate Week. Promotional postcards, posters, or spray-painted goats. This ye...
August 11, 2010
 
Hate Week: Still Raging by Ray
It has passed that time of night. I set myself a limit. If I'm still sitting here with a blank page in front of me when ...
August 11, 2010
 
A Quick Video For Hate Week by Ray
The other day, one of my coworkers made this note card for another coworker. Working with a bunch of females is perfect ...
August 10, 2010
 
Hate Week Running by Ray
Writing a post about running during Hate Week is pretty much the easiest thing in the world for me. Because I am not goo...
August 09, 2010
 
Hate Week Trials by Ray
I don't really have a motto, nor do I have words that I live by. But one thing I do have is the constant feeling of Karm...
August 07, 2010
 
Look Who's Back. Hate Week by Ray
It's August 6th, which means a couple things. One, that I haven't posted nearly as often as I'd hoped. Two, that Hate We...
August 06, 2010
 
Day 14 by Ray
Right in the middle of a great dream. One of those that you want to live in forever. Alarm sounds. Bed's soft, temper...
July 30, 2010
 
Day 10 by Ray
So this is my third week. I ran Monday through Thursday the first week I started running. I ran Monday through Friday la...
July 26, 2010
 
Owl Cat: The Quest Begins by Ray
A while back, I made a short little clip about Owl Cat. It was a spur of the moment thing, and even though it was really...
July 24, 2010
 
Day 5 by Ray
I don't have much time to write about Day 5. The distance has increased enough that I'm going to have to wake up earlier...
July 19, 2010
 
Day 4 by Ray
More more more of the same. No exciting weather, no drunken hobo to yell encouragement from the bus bench. Only more...
July 15, 2010
 
Day 3 by Ray
Will I write about this every day? I don't know. I've made an agreement with myself that I am going to write every d...
July 14, 2010
 
Day 2 by Ray
The alarm goes off and I can't help but believe it. As much as I want to hit the snooze button, I can't--alarm is set wi...
July 13, 2010
 
E-Reading and E-Books And Other E-Things, Oh My! by Ray
I recently downloaded an e-reader application, and it's one of the few things I like about my stupid phone. What I reall...
July 12, 2010
 
Hey Here Are Some Pictures by Ray
So I made it through Independence Day with my liver mostly intact, and barely any more brain damage than usual. Still ha...
July 05, 2010
 
Like Musical Chairs, But With Words by Ray
I spent a lot of time writing this post the other night, but I made the rookie mistake of trying to post it before savin...
June 28, 2010
 
Owl Cat UPDATED by Ray
Do you ever do something incredibly stupid, but you still find it hilarious? I just spent five minutes making the worst ...
June 26, 2010
 
Laughing At A Guy In A Wheelchair Has Never Been So Fun by Ray
I know I need to post more, but right now I'm listening to Eminem's new album, and I just want to type whatever while th...
June 23, 2010
 
Childhood Poison by Ray
Under the best of conditions, I generally don't take care of myself very well. I try, sometimes. There will be weeks at...
June 19, 2010
 
You Should Probably Watch This by Ray
Do you guys remember back in the old days, when cartoons were awesome instead of just stupid bullshit and flashing image...
June 12, 2010
 
Saggy, But Efficient by Ray
I woke up this morning at 4:30. This was not on purpose, and I tried for half an hour to remedy the situation. Appar...
June 03, 2010
 
Don't Worry, Be Happy by Ray
I don't generally pull back the curtain on my writing, because I'm pretty sure nobody gives much of a shit. But I feel ...
May 26, 2010
 
If You Can't Trust Your Penis, Who Can You Trust? by Ray
I've been trying for the last twenty minutes to figure out something to write that would be entertaining, something that...
May 19, 2010
 
Questions And Answers by Ray
One a.m. and I'm just waking up from what I thought was going to be an all-night sleep. Woke for a moment--my princess s...
May 06, 2010
 
The Wish by Ray
It's another one of those picture-with-word things (idea ripped off ...
April 22, 2010
 
I'm Not by Ray
A text conversation I had just now (I'm in bold):
"People in Canadian think you might be dead. Just a heads up....
April 21, 2010
 
Dear Body, by Ray
I know I have been exceptionally hard on you this past couple of weeks, and I apologize. But you have to understand that...
April 12, 2010
 
Or Double Dog Dare, If You're Feeling Up To It by Ray
A couple weeks ago, I made some new posters for The Strangelands. I don't know why, really. I guess I figured that at so...
April 03, 2010
 
Except This Time? by Ray
"You need to write the truth," he says. "Quit writing what you wish was the truth, and write the truth." So here it g...
March 31, 2010
 
To Robert M. Graves by Ray
Dear Bobby, Hey, man, I got your postcard, and I just wanted to let you know. As soon as possible, because you really...
March 28, 2010
 
Late Pictures: Halloween, 2009 by Ray
There's an unspoken rule in my life that I'm not really allowed to use pictures of friends and family members on this we...
March 22, 2010
 
Transpor-Lounge! by Ray
So I'm sitting here at my desk, not doing anything, really. Looking at things on the internet, but not paying any attent...
March 21, 2010
 
Stink So Good by Ray
I started the day out by dumping a partial shot of Scotch down my face and chest. I ended it by dumping some sort or sce...
March 15, 2010
 
Strangelands Posters by Ray
I've been seeing hastily-made posters up all over town lately, advertising stuff for SXSW, and since I was bored, I deci...
March 14, 2010
 
Kick Ass by Ray
I don't generally watch TV or go to movies. I don't watch TV because I think most of what's on it is panda-fuck stupid. ...
March 13, 2010
 
Hey, Here Are Some Pictures. Look At Them. Or Don't. It's Really Up To You. by Ray
So this is a total punk move, but I can't think of anything good to write, so I decided to just show you some pictures. ...
March 10, 2010
 
Spread 'Em by Ray
I generally try to spread my content out around the internet, which isn't nearly as gross as it might seem at first. Wel...
March 09, 2010
 
Special Needs, Indeed by Ray
The other day, I saw a man in a wheelchair. He was morbidly obese, and he had no arms or legs. One thing I want to g...
March 08, 2010
 
Just This Thing (Old Notebook) by Ray
Working on something that is taking up most of my time. Hopefully it will be ready soon. Until then, here is this thing:...
February 23, 2010
 
This Is Why I Should Get More Sleep by Ray
Look, I don't claim responsibility for most of the things I do, okay? I mean, 78% of the time, my brain's working agains...
February 15, 2010
 
Do You Know BJ? by Ray
This is BJ...
February 13, 2010
 
The Post That Spun Wildly Out Of Control by Ray
Okay, so here's the thing: I got 39 minutes before I have to officially call it bed time. That'll put me at midnight, an...
February 09, 2010
 
Stealing Ideas And Giving Them To You by Ray
Hey you guys, you know how...
February 03, 2010
 
Writing This Made Me Hungry by Ray
You might have noticed that I haven't been polluting this site with constant whining about my allergies like I have in ...
January 28, 2010
 
Deathwish by Ray
The other day, I had to carry a bunch of heavy-ass boxes up two flights of stairs, and then through an office building. ...
January 24, 2010
 
A Bit About Music by Ray
I can't swear to it, but I'm pretty sure I first heard rap music when I was about eight years old. It wasn't gangsta rap...
January 22, 2010
 
Six Of One, Half A Dozen Of Another by Ray
So I'm back. From my trip out of town. Because I went to, uh...you bastards didn't even notice, did you? Well, anyway...
January 20, 2010
 
Hey Did You Guys Hear About This Twitter Thing? by Ray
I know I've talked about it before, and I know the majority of you don't care, but The Strangelands has a Twitter page. ...
January 14, 2010
 
Phone Post by Ray
7:13 a.m. My goal today is to write an entire post using only my phone. There are drawbacks--the main one being the lac...
January 06, 2010
 
Rayndom by Ray
I don't have much to say, but I figured I should get a post of some sort up, anyway. So you get all kinds of pieces. ...
December 29, 2009
 
Experiments In Energy Vol. 7: Potcheen by Ray
You may not believe this, but this is one Experiments In Energy segment I'd really rather not do. I was having a fri...
December 26, 2009
 
HOmeless BOy = HOBO by Ray
The other day was my birthday. When my princess asked me what I wanted, I told her I didn't know, and I'd think about it...
December 11, 2009
 
Book Status by Ray
Well heck, looks like the weekend's over, huh? I kinda missed it. I finally decided to force myself to sit down and get ...
December 07, 2009
 
So This Guy Walks Into A Bar... by Ray
I was out tonight, not for long, but long enough. Crowded bar--didn't realize it was a popular sports bar, and with the...
December 06, 2009
 
Thinking Of Thanking by Ray
Technically, it is Thanksgiving here in Austin, Texas. Not many people eating turkey yet, I don't think, because it's li...
November 26, 2009
 
Radio Star (Video, Please Don't Kill Me) by Ray
Okay, holy crap you guys. You wouldn't believe how pumped up I am right now. You know how a while back I wrote a test fo...
November 24, 2009
 
Degenerates Cover by Ray
I spent a rather large portion of my weekend proofreading stories for my next book, and I think it might be taking its t...
November 23, 2009
 
Ray's Planned Parenthood PSA by Ray
I was walking around in Target tonight, looking at toys and thinking about my Christmas list. And I realized something-...
November 22, 2009
 
Bad Mood by Ray
The thing is, I was in a good mood. The day began, and I didn't feel too upset by that. The day continued on, and while...
November 20, 2009
 
The Aaron Tippin Moment Test by Ray
Pretty much my favorite thing about weekdays is The Charlie Hodge Halftime Show. I stumbled onto the show when I first ...
November 12, 2009
 
Pictures From Home by Ray
Here are some pictures I took on my recent trip to my home town: ...
November 08, 2009
 
My Mind Wandered, And You Loved It by Ray
The other day, I'm driving down the street, like I do, and I hear a song. Something about it catches my ear, so I strain...
November 07, 2009
 
I've Been Thinking About The World... by Ray
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October 26, 2009
 
Baconiffic! by Ray
Nothing incendiary tonight, kids....
October 25, 2009
 
"Meet Me In The Woodshed" by Charlie Mine
By Grandpa Charlie Yep, once again, Ray, you have
October 19, 2009
 
A Hug From Grandmother Ray by Ray
I have a secret for you, and you won't like it and neither will I. But the deal is, there is no deal. The thing is, yo...
October 18, 2009
 
Punctuation Prayer by Ray
I have a camera in my phone, and I use it to take all sorts of mundane pictures every day. So there really should be a p...
October 17, 2009
 
Fourth Time's A Charm by Ray
I just now got brave enough to post this. I've almost posted it three times before. Each time, I write a little intro fo...
October 09, 2009
 
Oh, Yeah? Prove It. by Ray
Here's what I got: a stuffy nose; a washer full of clothes that has to be put in the dryer before bed, a glass and a hal...
October 07, 2009
 
Ray's Chorizo Adventure by Ray
I had to go to the supermarket today to pick up some stuff. While I was there, I got transfixed by the various meats i...
September 27, 2009
 
All This For A Question by Ray
I'm not a big fan of getting haircuts. The last time I went to get one was just before my job interview. I took the lit...
September 24, 2009
 
Scroll Down To Skip The Whining by Ray
If you're a regular reader, you might assume that I write about pretty much everything that goes on in my life, no matt...
September 13, 2009
 
Just So You Know by Ray
I still remember. ...
September 11, 2009
 
Pictures Of Things by Ray
Hey gang, how's your Labor Day weekend going? Good? Good, I hope. I sat around all day today, not really getting anythin...
September 07, 2009
 
Another Sunday Night In Paradise by Ray
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August 31, 2009
 
Last Of The Month Rambling: Twitter by Ray
Last day of the month, there's no way I'm going to post something worthwhile. As I've mentioned before, almost all of th...
August 30, 2009
 
Pole Patrol--Coming This Fall To ABC by Ray
I made a mistake tonight. One that I have never made before. I wrote an entire post using only the story entry form. And...
August 29, 2009
 
Family Time With Pippi by Ray
I'm not really allowed to write stuff on this site about my friends and family, but sometimes I disregard the rules and ...
August 28, 2009
 
Not Guilty by Charlie Mine
"Don't you ever feel like just saying 'Fuck it' to the whole goddamn world? Day in, day out, the same nine-to-five bull...
August 27, 2009
 
Bumper Stickers by Ray
I'm not what you'd call a cheerful person under the best of times. Spending an hour in traffic after working all day doe...
August 21, 2009
 
If I--Learn Life Lessons And Palindromes by Ray
I was emailed a YouTube link tonight. Demetri Martin. The text message sent to inform me of the email (because we live i...
August 20, 2009
 
Turns Out They Love Cats, Too by Ray
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August 19, 2009
 
20 Things I Have Recently Hated by Ray
Author's Note: This post shows that it was written on the 13th, but that's because our server is weird. Rest assured tha...
August 13, 2009
 
I Love Hate Week by Trey
Another hate week rolls around, and all us reprobate haters crawl out of the woodwork and howl at the moon for a whole w...
August 13, 2009
 
Hate, Interrupted by Ray
Getting home from work to a hot-ass apartment? Check. Going to a math class and staring with glazed-eye confusion for t...
August 12, 2009
 
Philosophy of Hate by James
The most proper philosopher from history to represent the Strangelands is undoubtedly Diogenes of Sinope. If you are unf...
August 12, 2009
 
Kung Fu Taco by Ray
I woke up puking yesterday. Last night, I drank some NyQuil and went to bed. Shortly before, I texted Trey and told him ...
August 11, 2009
 
We're All Weeners by Ray
I'll tell you one thing kids: you sit down at the same desk, you turn on the same song, you feel the fan blow on your a...
August 10, 2009
 
I Hate Browser Issues by Ray
All right. So the site has been acting a little hinky lately, probably due to the fact that I've been telling pretty mu...
August 09, 2009
 
Hate Week Day One by Sammie Jams
Morning conversation: Me: Hey, it's hate week! Him: What? Who do you hate? Me: You, sweetheart, I hate you. Him: ...
August 06, 2009
 
Like Santa, But With A Different Kind Of Sack by Ray
So it's about 87 degrees in my apartment right now, and my air conditioner doesn't give a damn. I've been doing math ho...
August 06, 2009
 
I Need A New Dream Catcher by Ray
You know what sucks? People who tell you about their dreams. I mean the dreams they have at night, not like their goals...
August 04, 2009
 
Sometimes by Ray
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July 27, 2009
 
Concussed by Ray
I wrote this longhand in a spiral notebook, using a pencil. I figured that if I was lucid enough when I got home, I woul...
July 22, 2009
 
Govt. creating a robot that fuels itself on human corpses -- no, seriously. by James
Greetings fellow Strangelanders, Like many of you, I am a big fan of news stories about humans doing things so monst...
July 17, 2009
 
Conversations Through Text Message: Traffic by Ray
Fuck. Stuck in stop-and-go traffic. 3 miles an hour. Nobody is ever available to talk during rush hour. Why is that? ...
July 15, 2009
 
Experiments In Energy Vol. 6: Drank by Ray
I'd like to introduce you to someone. ...
July 14, 2009
 
Experiments In Energy Vol. 5: Bawls Again (Sugar-Free And G33K B33R) by Ray
I originally wrote this on Thursday, and I wanted to read over it before I posted it. Then I forgot all about it. I was ...
July 13, 2009
 
I Gotcher Tip Danglin' by Ray
I got pizza tonight. I ordered it online, and then I drove to pick it up. When I got there, the guy behind the counter...
July 11, 2009
 
Lissen Fuh Show by Ray
Look man, most of the shit I say on this website, it's better if you ignore it. But sometimes, there are things like the...
July 09, 2009
 
Kept Words by Ray
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July 06, 2009
 
Experiments In Energy Vol. 4: Bawls by Ray
Considering that I'll try just about any energy drink I can get my hands on, and considering how crude and juvenile my ...
July 05, 2009
 
R.I.P. And F.U., M.J. by Ray
You probably didn't know this, ...
June 26, 2009
 
Father's Day by Ray
Happy Father's Day to all of you dads out there--way to not be smart enough to wrap that shit up, or at least pull out. ...
June 22, 2009
 
3 A.M. Pep Talk by Ray
The thing is, it's 3:30 in the morning, and I've been staring at this computer for about sixteen hours now. The thing i...
June 19, 2009
 
Pink Towel by Ray
A while back, I did a picture strip thi...
June 18, 2009
 
Fun With Math by Ray
So classes have started, and this was my first week of summer school. I'm only taking two classes, and then I'll be fini...
June 05, 2009
 
Bed Time by Ray
Uhg. You know what's stupid? Going to bed early. I hate it. I looked at the clock a while ago, and I thought to myself,...
June 02, 2009
 
Political Pep Talk by Ray
It's midnight, I'm hot, and my air conditioner doesn't work. I blame Obama for the broken air conditioner. Since befo...
May 28, 2009
 
Park Bench by Ray
Usually, I would just link back to this original post, but when I finally tracked it down tonight, I saw that it was all...
May 25, 2009
 
Not Worth It by Ray
For a recent story, I needed to know how long it took to perform an abortion. I meant the medical procedure, but that's ...
May 18, 2009
 
Thank You, Julia Dales by Ray
There are a lot of things in life that I need more of. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Dollars. Elastic pants. You know w...
May 14, 2009
 
Stick It by Ray
I was looking at a Batman comic today--a collection from the 30's and 40's, when he was brand new--and realized that al...
May 12, 2009
 
Do Robots Dream Of The Electric Boogaloo? by Ray
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May 08, 2009
 
Concert Review: The Kills by James
Alright, so I just got back home from The Kills concert at Emo's, and here is my initial observation: The fans of the ba...
April 25, 2009
 
oh, you by me
Wow!...
April 23, 2009
 
Shut The Fuck Up by Charlie Mine
Maybe Iím just tired. Or shot one too many steroid injections this week. Whatever. I oughta be happy for all of you i...
April 20, 2009
 
Sometimes... by Ray
You look around, right? Search through old files, skim through internet pages, whatever. Grab your phone and scroll thr...
April 16, 2009
 
Spiders & Candy by Ray
I was supposed to be taking a nap. I didn't get any sleep last night, and I've got a ton of stuff to do tonight, so I wa...
April 08, 2009
 
I Went For This Walk... by Ray
I just finished writing a couple of pretty big pieces, so I'm taking a break from the serious story-telling for the ni...
April 07, 2009
 
A Snippet Of My Day, Via Text Message by Ray
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April 03, 2009
 
Pilon by James
At the company I work for, a lot of the people's whose products we sell, they often give us free chtozki sort of things....
April 01, 2009
 
Talking About The Weather by Ray
I was talking to my sister earlier, and I told her that my princess and I went for a walk yesterday and almost got caug...
March 26, 2009
 
myself by me
I encounter fear now. I certainly know the feeling of destruction of heart, of self. I have always been opened up to the...
March 24, 2009
 
Experiments In Energy Vol. 3: Rockstar Energy Drink by Ray
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March 23, 2009
 
A Snippet Of My Day, Via Tex by Ray
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March 15, 2009
 
Turtle...Top Hat...Sword... by Ray
Towards the end of last year, a friend of mine began harping on me because I wasn't writing as much on The Strangelands ...
March 12, 2009
 
Trying To Bore Myself Sleepy by Ray
Every morning, I wake up and tell myself that Iím going to start going to bed earlier. Because honestly, what the hell ...
March 04, 2009
 
Unacceptable Risk by Ray
On my way home from school, I was going to stop and get the mail. I was listening to a mix CD I made like ten years ago,...
February 23, 2009
 
A Snippet Of My Day, Via Text by Ray
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February 19, 2009
 
One Day by Ray
Right now, it feels like a troll clawed his way through my eyes, trudged with dirty feet to the very top of my brain, a...
February 16, 2009
 
Ever Have One Of Those Days? by Ray
All day, I have checked to make sure my eyes aren't bleeding. In case you have ever wondered what kind of a freak I am,...
February 04, 2009
 
I Can't Remember If I showed You This by Ray
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January 31, 2009
 
Smashed From The Past: All In My Head by Ray
As we all know, I don't try very hard this late in the month. At anything, really, but especially not when it comes to p...
January 31, 2009
 
Well Something Got Cut by Ray
I recently had the following text message conversation. ...
January 29, 2009
 
21 Thoughts by Ray
I've been trying to think up something worth ranting about, something worth writing about. Nothing has come of it. I us...
January 28, 2009
 
Fat Guy Logistics by Ray
I've started like twenty short stories lately, and have yet to finish any of them. So instead of a story, you get an ins...
January 16, 2009
 
Small Post; Big Other Things by Ray
I am going to make this short, A) because I really need to post something, but I can't think of anything good, and B) be...
January 10, 2009
 
This Is Heavy, Doc by Ray
Believe it or not, I used to be funny. I used to post on this site pretty much every day (sometimes even more than once...
January 07, 2009
 
Bugged by Ray
Three in the morning, just returning from a drug run to the convenience store down the street. Mucinex, throat relief sp...
December 30, 2008
 
Christmas Morning by Ray
Christmas morning, and it seems like an exceptionally noisy one, especially considering the fact that I'm the only one a...
December 25, 2008
 
Gotta Be Kidding Me by Ray
Today did not go as I had planned. At all. I have a nine-hour drive back to my home town tomorrow, and I was supposed...
December 22, 2008
 
Holiday Help by Ray
Sometimesónot often, but sometimesóI forget about how much I hate people. Going out during the holiday season quickly r...
December 18, 2008
 
Don't Let The Door Hit You In The Class On The Way Out by Ray
I'm two classes down, which means only three to go until I'm done with the semester. Which is a good thing. A while b...
December 10, 2008
 
Conversation Through Text Message by Ray
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December 04, 2008
 
Movie Review: Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M For Murder by Dave Riley
All through it I wondered if Ray Milland somehow knew that a little less than two decades later he'd co-star with Rosie ...
November 29, 2008
 
Thanksgiving Came Early This Year by Ray
I gotta tell ya, kids, I'm kind of excited. Almost...cheerful. I've got a full five days before I have to go to class a...
November 26, 2008
 
Wascally by Ray
So listen: I know it has been a while since I last posted. I had to register for classes, which involved a lot more hust...
November 16, 2008
 
by Jesse
It's been a long time since I posted, and this surely will not make up for the absence, but it was just wierd enough to ...
November 13, 2008
 
Too Late by Ray
One thirty in the morning, I just finished up my most recent school project. In all fairness, I got sidetracked a little...
November 11, 2008
 
Sick In More Ways Than One by Ray
So I'm still dog-puke sick, which is just really outstanding, I assure you. I got over the stomach stuff--apparently tha...
November 07, 2008
 
No Surprise by Ray
Hereís a quick way to tell if your weekend is going to suck: Your princess, who is an elementary school teacher, comes ...
November 05, 2008
 
More Pictures by Ray
My first draft of this post got wiped out by a strange incident with the backspace key, and to be honest, I'm kind of gl...
October 30, 2008
 
Because Reading Sucks by Ray
Not much in the way of words tonight, but that is a-ok, because I realized I had some projects from school I hadn't show...
October 29, 2008
 
Like The Riddle Of The Sphinx by Ray
So Iíve been screwing with Dreamweaver and CSS for about eight hours straight now, and Iím pretty sure it was a mistake...
October 27, 2008
 
About Algae by Ray
So where we at tonight, kids? You doin' all right? Doin' good? Good. My cockhole neighbors are tromping up and...
October 23, 2008
 
Not What I'm Supposed To Be Doing by Ray
I'm at that weird place where I should be asleep and I want to be asleep, but I just can't be asleep. I had to stay up l...
October 21, 2008
 
There Must Be Balance by Ray
I'm supposed to be doing homework right now. But something was bothering me. My last post. What if someone came by, like...
October 17, 2008
 
Not A Political Rant by Ray
So listen: I don't really have anything worth writing about, but I'm not sleepy. Which is weird, considering that I wok...
October 17, 2008
 
I'm Still Doing It by Ray
Okay. I want to take this moment to assure you that this site is not going to turn into an exercise log. But I generally...
October 16, 2008
 
I Did It by Ray
I got up this morning at five (okay, a little after five, but just barely). I got dressed. I brushed my teeth. And I ...
October 14, 2008
 
Tastes Like Mushroom Soup by Ray
I'll be honest with you kids--I'm not in a fantastic way at the moment. The night, it took a sinister turn at some poin...
October 14, 2008
 
Experiments In Energy Vol. 2: 5-Hour Energy by Ray
Okay, so we already know I'm a little biased against this crap, but just to show you how fair I am, and because I'm bor...
October 11, 2008
 
About Writing by Ray
The little blue light isn't mocking me, not quite, but it's getting dangerously close. I only see that little bastard w...
October 09, 2008
 
The Inevitable Post About She-Male Porn by Ray
I think you'd be lying if you said you didn't think I had seen my share of she-male porn. I also think you'd be lying i...
October 08, 2008
 
Car Trouble by Ray
"We're starting late and we're letting out early." This is where a lot of people would say that the words were music ...
October 07, 2008
 
Hey, Did You... by Ray
Did you guys register to vote yet? Did you watch that debate? And most importantly, do you really think I care? What ...
October 03, 2008
 
I'm Not Kidding (UPDATED) by Ray
There will be a new post here shortly. No, seriously. It might not be very good, but it will be here. Trust me. ... .....
October 02, 2008
 
Getting Political, Strangelands-Style by Ray
I spent the day doing homework, so I don't really have anything for you to read. Except that rik texted me, so I have th...
September 29, 2008
 
Ranting Like You Won't Believe by Ray
is it daytime yet? shit no! don't even play like that, actin' like the sun's there and it's time to take action, take re...
September 28, 2008
 
Things That Make Me Laugh by Ray
I've been meaning to write this post for a while, but I keep putting it off. Which is weird, because there's really not...
September 27, 2008
 
Shooting Moonlight by Ray
we dance like we're instructed, each and every day it's like those footprints telling us where to step and dammit if we...
September 25, 2008
 
Making New Friends by Ray
Usually, I don't write about the people I go to school with. I wro...
September 24, 2008
 
Like Cube Says... by Ray
Look, let's not even play around: I'm freakin' tired. I mean, I'm an idiot for even being awake right now, and sitting ...
September 16, 2008
 
Keyboard Threat by Ray
So I did a search of our website, using that little Google thing up in the upper-left corner of the page, and discovered...
September 15, 2008
 
Whining...Just Straight-Up Whining by Ray
Iíve already whined about being busy, so weíll just skip over that part for tonight. Weíre all busy, it seems like late...
September 12, 2008
 
Anotha Audio Assault by Ray
I mentioned at the first of the month that rik and I did a little recording. I think I have something like two hours of ...
September 06, 2008
 
Project Pictures by Ray
Once again, I find myself too busy to write a proper post, and have to resort to using pictures of my school work in ord...
September 03, 2008
 
Movie Review: Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much by Dave Riley
Y'know that part at the beginning where that girl cradling the dog absent-mindedly lets it escape her clutches and it ru...
August 31, 2008
 
To Pass The Time by Ray
Been a busy, busy week, kids, and it doesnít look like itís going to slow down any in the months to come. Quite the opp...
August 29, 2008
 
My First Project Of The New Semester by Ray
So I went back to school today, and the two classes I went to were pretty rockin'. Not sure how tomorrow's going to be, ...
August 26, 2008
 
Back To School (Again) by Ray
School starts tomorrow. In eleven hours, I will be hauling my tired ass into class for another semester of humiliation....
August 25, 2008
 
So Tired by Ray
One of those days, kids, which is strange, because it really shouldnít have been. Yesterdayís plan: Do some laundry, ea...
August 22, 2008
 
School wireless networks blow by Lynne Grey
I actually wrote this at 5:30PM but couldn't post it until now, my title explains why.

I found a nice shady s...

August 19, 2008
 
I Realized Two Things Today by Ray
1) That I liked Crystal Pepsi. It was clear but it tasted like PepsiÖkind of. I mean, itís not like it was world...
August 15, 2008
 
Fuck you, Ray. Love, rik. by rik
Hate Week. I actually had intentions for Hate Week. They were simple, but achievable. Intentions: Find things t...
August 12, 2008
 
Hate Week Ending by Trey
Ahhhh, Hate Week. And about damn time too. The bileís backed up so far itís burning my beady bloodshot eyeballs. A week...
August 12, 2008
 
Hatin' on the Mundailies by Jesse
Well, Hate Week. I haven't missed you after all. However, I'm pretty fricken tired, cause it's the middle of the night a...
August 12, 2008
 
The Last Of My Hate Week Pictures by Ray
With Hate Week winding down (only another 24 hours or so until it's over for the year), I figured I'd go ahead and post ...
August 12, 2008
 
20 Things I Hate by Ray
Hate Week isnít all about me bitching about my car catching on fire and me having to deal with scumbag car salesmen. Ití...
August 12, 2008
 
Cornered by Nothing at All by Jesse
There's an empty corner in my livingroom. Really it's filled with clutter right now, but when I finally put that stuff a...
August 10, 2008
 
Going To Ft. Worth by Ray
I will be back shortly. rik is supposed to post while I'm gone, but she's terribly unreliable, and probably won't. I'm j...
August 09, 2008
 
Drawings And Screenshots by Ray
What sucks is that itís Hate Weekómy time to shineóand Iím too busy gathering source material to write any of it down. ...
August 08, 2008
 
A Song For Hate Week by Ray
This is making the rounds on the internet today, so some of you may have already seen it. But in case you haven't, and i...
August 07, 2008
 
Why? (A Hate Week Rant) by Ray
I get asked a lot why I would start and/or continue something like Hate Week. ďA lotĒ being relative, of course, consid...
August 07, 2008
 
On The First Day Of Hate Week... by Ray
I was in the shower this morning when I remembered that today is the first day of Hate Week. I have some pictures made ...
August 06, 2008
 
Gillette's New Slogan by Ray
Guess what yesterday was, kids! If you guessed Monday, youíre partially right. Also, August 4th would have worked fo...
August 05, 2008
 
Good Morning, Sunday by Ray
I decided to try to be a regular human and go to bed last night. I did that thing like regular people do, where they re...
August 03, 2008
 
On Procreating by Ray
Since my princess got her wisdom teeth removed, Iíve spent a lot of time watching TV. I try to keep her in bed most of ...
August 02, 2008
 
Also, I Saw Donald Trump Cologne by Ray
Ah, what a day. Iím not entirely sure what I had expected, but Iím pretty sure it didnít go according to plan. I slept ...
July 30, 2008
 
Why I Haven't Been Posting by Ray
So you may have noticed a lack of posts around here the last few days. There are a few reasons for this, but the main o...
July 27, 2008
 
Dreams Of A Better World by Ray
In case you were wondering what I just got through doing, I just got through reading all about kangaroos. Not so much b...
July 23, 2008
 
My Review Of The Dark Knight by Ray
I just got back from watching the new Batman movie. If you havenít seen it yet, I suggest you run out and do that. Righ...
July 18, 2008
 
What's In A Name? by Ray
I know we all get spam in our email boxes, and most of us probably get the same kind, so itís not really worth writing ...
July 15, 2008
 
Sunday, Again by Ray
The sun sets. The sky blazes like a spilled rainbow, violet inkblots of clouds splashed across dazzling streaks of oran...
July 14, 2008
 
Your Bananas, Give Me Them by Ray
Damn and damn and damn. I got no new story, nothing interesting to say, and I already used up my bad poetry thing for th...
July 10, 2008
 
Bedtime Story by Ray
I had this dream last night. I was walking through a hallway, and I came upon a dimly-lit room. There was nothing but a...
July 09, 2008
 
Karen's Alcoholism by Ray
Man, I had really planned to spend some time writing a quality post tonight, but just before I began, I remembered that...
July 07, 2008
 
Happy Fourth Of July by Ray
Happy Fourth of July, Strangelanders. I hope youíre all out getting drunk and catching things on fire right now, as you...
July 04, 2008
 
Art Student by Ray
Began writing in class: Brain-worn and glassy-eyed. Didnít sleep much last night, and when I dozed, it was a restless...
July 03, 2008
 
What I Got by Ray
I don't really have anything ready for your viewing/reading pleasure tonight, but since I've really been trying hard to ...
July 02, 2008
 
Air Strangelands by Ray
I was messing around with Photoshop today, and decided to make an ďAir StrangelandsĒ logo to go with the Room For Writing by Ray
All right, weíre done moving. We went to do our apartment walk-through today, but there was no one in-charge enough to ...
June 30, 2008
 
Something is Rotten in Fort Worth by Carey
The following is the highly anticipated (or not) post I began writing the other day and then got timed out on and did no...
June 24, 2008
 
My Day Went Like This: by Ray
Itís been kind of a strange day. Not incredibly odd, but a littleÖoff. I dropped my princess off at her school, and as ...
June 21, 2008
 
Serenity In Commercialism by Ray
I went out onto my deck this morning with a cup of coffee. I donít particularly like taking coffee outside on the deck ...
June 20, 2008
 
Because I'll Post Anything by Ray
So Iíve got shit for writing ideas tonight. Normally, Iíd just cop out and post a lousy poem, but since I did that last...
June 20, 2008
 
Bathroom Humor by Ray
You know how sometimes I write about abusing my penis? Itís time for another one of those stories. I bought some new...
June 16, 2008
 
Home, Alone by Ray
I'm in the middle of moving, so I haven't really been writing. I had to do something with the time I didn't have interne...
June 14, 2008
 
No Internet by Ray
Posting via cell phone sucks. Go screw, Time Warner. Bastards....
June 13, 2008
 
Things Explained by Ray
True story: Iím at class this one time, and the teacher is telling us about some new reality show, I think it might h...
June 12, 2008
 
My 1st Day by Lynne Grey
So, last night I was ready to go and post something amazing. I was reading through the comments on my previous post ...
June 11, 2008
 
A Conversation In Target by Ray
ďI might be a bad person.Ē ďWhy do you say that?Ē ďI donít knowójust little things I do. Like, you know how ther...
June 08, 2008
 
Sometimes Geeks Are More Pathetic Than You Think by Ray
I like the internet. Sometimes, Iíll just sit around thinking about how wonderful and amazing it is. You ever do that...
June 08, 2008
 
Eat Fresh by Ray
I went to Subway the other day for a sandwich. The bad service you get at the Subway in my neighborhood is legendary....
June 07, 2008
 
2 x 4 by Ray
I had to buy some shoes today. Mine are all worn out, and they constantly squeak, like Iím comic relief in a spy movi...
June 06, 2008
 
Contemplating by Ray
1:30 in the morning, my breath tastes horrible. Not tired, but I know I should go to bed. Drunk girls, playing in the...
June 05, 2008
 
You Gotta Be Kidding Me by Ray
You remember a while back, when I did that picture of a A Lot Of Wasted Time UPDATED by Ray
Since my last post was a little hardcore and unpleasant, I decided to lighten up a little bit with this one. Iím back i...
June 03, 2008
 
Public Service Announcement: Drugs by Ray
I was just reading through my hometown newspaper, and I saw something that bothered me. It bothered me enough that I d...
June 02, 2008
 
Drawing Conclusions by Ray
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May 29, 2008
 
Palace Picture by Ray
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May 27, 2008
 
I Hate Ikea by Ray
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May 27, 2008
 
My Childhood: The Bed by Ray
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May 23, 2008
 
Train Ride by Ray
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May 21, 2008
 
Starting The Day With A Bang by Ray
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May 16, 2008
 
Text Message Messings by Ray
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May 16, 2008
 
Communication, Community, And Cutting by Ray
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May 15, 2008
 
Deserving Of The Talk by Ray
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May 09, 2008
 
That Was My Day by Ray
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May 08, 2008
 
Knowledge by Ray
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May 06, 2008
 
A Bit About A Few Things by Ray
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May 04, 2008
 
Just One Picture by Ray
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April 30, 2008
 
It's Earth Day Again by Ray
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April 22, 2008
 
1 Ĺ Dreams by Ray
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April 22, 2008
 
School Project: Movie Poster by Ray
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April 20, 2008
 
A Faster Return by Ray
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April 13, 2008
 
Mid-Morning Observation by Ray
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April 11, 2008
 
School Project: Teddy Bears by Ray
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April 10, 2008
 
Nipped In The Bud...Or Something by Ray
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April 08, 2008
 
Dream Speak by Ray
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April 04, 2008
 
Spybot and More About That Punch by Ray
Before I get into any sort or ambling tonight, I have to give huge props to rik & Ray Converse by Ray
Okay, so I finally managed to get a story finished. Itís damn long, though, so Iím going to wait until next month to p...
March 27, 2008
 
Childish Things by Ray
Sometimes I wonder if I was ever normal. I think back to my childhood, and it seems pretty normal, but then it occurs t...
March 21, 2008
 
Those Nights by Ray
It isnít always lonely in the dark. Sometimes the shadows keep me company, the night sounds keep me thinking. But ther...
March 20, 2008
 
Tired, But Not Tired Enough by Ray
Sorry, kidsóanother day down, and I still havenít finished any stories. Iím trying, I really am. Real life has been ha...
March 19, 2008
 
Happy St. Patrick's Day by Ray
Hey, Ray, itís been a while since you whined about some sort of health problem. What gives? Well, since you ...
March 17, 2008
 
Why I Love Photoshop by Ray
I recently bought Adobe Photoshop. Iíve heard that you can do the same stuff with open source software like
March 17, 2008
 
Things I Never Needed To Know by Ray
ďHow long do sperm live?Ē This is how conversations start when you have friends like mine. The tragic part is, a sim...
March 16, 2008
 
A Conversation With rik by Ray
I sent rik a couple of pictures that I had been working on in Photoshopóone of a nastier version of the Something Smells Funny by Ray
Back in the old days, I probably would have just tacked this down in the comment section like I...
March 14, 2008
 
The Ferret Story by Ray
Okay, this is going to be a let down, due to all the Sidetracked by Ray
We have this candle, I donít know where it came from, but itís been sitting there on the shelf for a while, now, ...
March 12, 2008
 
Another Bear Story by Ray
You know how Iím always whining about not being tough enough? I was looking through my old footlocker this afternoon an...
March 08, 2008
 
Something's In The Air by Ray
Itís already time for another Photoshop project. This time, itís logos. Weíre still in the beginning stages, where we...
March 06, 2008
 
I Don't Care A Lot, But More Than I Thought by Ray
When I first started this semester, the instructor of my digital imaging class went on and on about how there were goin...
March 04, 2008
 
It Was Worse Than You're Imagining by Ray
You know that guy I bitch about who sits next to me? He came to class last time smelling like cat piss. And not just a...
February 27, 2008
 
Coincidence Or Magic? by Ray
Thereís this thing called Twitter, you may have heard about it. I recently discovered it through a website called
February 25, 2008
 
This Again by Ray
All right, I posted a few more sound clips you can listen to if you want. Itís rik and I again, but itís different fro...
February 24, 2008
 
More School Stuff by Ray
For my Web Design class, we had to sign up for a blog on WordPress. As many of you know, I am not a big fan of blogs. ...
February 21, 2008
 
Designated by Ray
The house has a thick atmosphere of booze, not in the miserable, pathetic way of a drunk contemplating suicide, but rat...
February 18, 2008
 
Sex Education by Ray
12:33 am on a Saturday morning, and I just finished up my homework for the night. This wouldnít be so bad, except for ...
February 09, 2008
 
BJ And The Ninjas by Ray
Iím going to tell you a story, and I hope that I can relate to you at least a fraction of the humor it involved. Iím g...
February 07, 2008
 
Drowning In The Gene Pool by Ray
Kind of an awkward day, really. I was doing fine this morning, right up until I had to leave my house. The roads I ta...
February 06, 2008
 
Another Reason To Hate Algebra by Ray
So Iím supposed to be doing school work today. Technically, I was supposed to do it yesterday, but the allergen-laden ...
February 02, 2008
 
Class Act by Ray
I donít like people. I think we all know this. Sure, there are a select few that Iíll suffer because theyíre awesome,...
January 25, 2008
 
Cheese by Jesse
This started as just a comment on Ray's post about his trip to the supermarket...
January 18, 2008
 
Home Schooling by Ray
Classes have started back up, which means Iím a full-time student once again. Not worth writing about, really, but Iím...
January 17, 2008
 
Giving Cooking Instruction by Ray
I decided to make a frozen pizza for dinner tonight. Iím a fan of the DiGiorno Ultimate. I used to really enjoy their...
January 13, 2008
 
The Voice In The Supermarket by Ray
I was in the supermarket yesterday when I heard a voice I recognized. It wasnít recognized in the way a friend or loved...
January 12, 2008
 
A Word Or Too Many About Journals by Ray
I recently bought a shitpile of journals. I would like to think itís because something monumental is about to happen i...
January 06, 2008
 
Amazonian Awesomeness by Ray
Iíve been doing a lot on online shopping lately. Some of it was Christmas shopping for others, but most of it was Chri...
January 05, 2008
 
I Wanted To Use A Red Pen by Ray
I went to the supermarket tonight to get some candy. I needed lemon drops, you see. I was tired, and wanted to go to ...
January 02, 2008
 
Last Ray Rant Of 2007 by Ray
I went home for the holidays, and for a brief second, I was foolish enough to think Iíd made it out unscathed. I shoul...
December 31, 2007
 
Nothing But Filler by Ray
There was nothing important about my day, or maybe there was. I donít know, and I donít really care. The point isnít ...
December 21, 2007
 
Two Movie Reviews: Brick (awesome) & Zombie Nation (suck) by Ray
For my birthday, my princess got me a gift certificate for this place called Planet Replayóa place where you can get us...
December 14, 2007
 
About Food by Ray
Over the course of my life, Iíve come to realize a few things, none of which are important. One thing I find a little ...
December 09, 2007
 
Pleasant Dreams by Ray
I was talking to Trey the other night, and somehow the subject of dreams came up. I think itís because we were discuss...
December 07, 2007
 
Perkiest Post Ever by Ray
So thereís obviously a lot to love this time of yearóbright, festive Christmas lights, jovial decorations, the general ...
December 05, 2007
 
Movie Review: Bella by Ray
Update 12/04/07 I rarely go out to the movies. Itís not because I donít like i...
December 03, 2007
 
Thankful by Ray
Ah, the night after Thanksgiving. I trust you did your share of eating and slothing around on the day of thanks. My m...
November 23, 2007
 
Tastes Just Like Chicken by Ray
If youíve ever been looking at something of mine on this site, and suddenly found yourself thinking something along the...
November 18, 2007
 
Off My Mind And Onto Yours by Ray
This is a total cop out post. As much as I revel in the power of my pain medication, I have to admit that itís shit on...
November 16, 2007
 
Some Movies I Watched by Ray
I did a little movie watching over this past weekend. DVDs, of course, because going to the actual movie theater means...
November 13, 2007
 
I'm Not Mad Anymore by Ray
written 11/09/07 Iíve been going to the chiropractor for quite a while now. I was skeptical in the beginning, ...
November 11, 2007
 
Happy Halloween by Ray
I should be in my hometown right now, anticipating going trick-or-treating with my nephews. Instead, I'm getting ready ...
October 31, 2007
 
Dinner Conversation With My Princess by Ray
ďI was watching this thing on TV the other night, and they asked a bunch of world-famous chefs what they would have if ...
October 26, 2007
 
No Clever "Back" Pun. You're Welcome. by Ray
I went to the chiropractor the other day. For the duration of this post, I will refer to him as ďthe doctor,Ē because ...
October 25, 2007
 
ďControl SĒ Is My New Best Friend by Ray
I havenít posted anything in a few daysóI think we all realize this. There was a reason for this, believe it or not. ...
October 15, 2007
 
Dammit by Ray
Last week, while I was dealing with some of the worst physical pain Iíve ever endured in my life, I missed a test. In ...
October 09, 2007
 
Under Your Skin: An Article by Ray
I was bored and Vicodin-ed up one night and wrote this for submission to an online humor magazine. I donít have anythin...
October 07, 2007
 
Three A.M. Whining by Ray
Itís three in the morning, which has never been my favorite hour of the day. I used to have all kinds of theories abou...
October 06, 2007
 
Robot Dreams by Ray
I have a new bit over at Strange Noise if yo...
October 02, 2007
 
Some Things That Bother Me by Ray
When Iím at work, I sometimes have to go to the part supply place next door to get stuff. When I walk in, thereís a hal...
September 30, 2007
 
My Speech Test Adventure by Ray
So I had a test in my Speech class this morning. Because Iím something of a super-genius in all things that arenít alg...
September 29, 2007
 
Not My Rant by Ray
Long day of brain-melting education, so I got nothiní for you tonight. Luckily, ...
September 25, 2007
 
Turns Out, I Really Am An Asshole by Ray
I went grocery shopping today. And for something like the eighth time in a row, the retarded girl bagged my groceries....
September 23, 2007
 
Apples & Awards by Ray
If youíre reading this, you should probably just go re-visit the <...
September 19, 2007
 
My Apologies by Ray
Back when I worked at Circuit City, there was this guy everyone liked who worked in the TV department. Customers liked...
September 16, 2007
 
Saturday Morning Speech Class by Ray
Up and at Ďem like a mad bastard, I woke up late, my stomach a little queasy from the previous nightónot enough sleep, ...
September 09, 2007
 
School Is Suck by Ray
Itís not that itís terrible, really, and it isnít like there arenít worse things out there. Hell, man, pretty much eve...
September 06, 2007
 
Some Art, Because We're Cultured Around Here by Ray
So last summer, I was working with this guy named Brian. One day, weíre in this stupid-hot warehouse, pulling cases of...
September 02, 2007
 
Screw You, Learning by Ray
My first day of class was on Monday. It was not, by any stretch of the imagination, what you would call successful. I...
August 29, 2007
 
Little Bits by Ray
I started writing this post on Thursday night. After finishing my drink, I was even more exhausted than when I started ...
August 25, 2007
 
Eat Me: Malboro Man's Favorite Sandwich by Ray
My muse is still off somewhere, maybe on vacation; or maybe giving unprotected blowjobs in a dark alley for twenty buck...
August 23, 2007
 
Not For The Weak Hearted...Or The Weak Rectumed by Ray
Carey once told us a story from when she was wor...
August 22, 2007
 
Eat Me: My Friend Jim's Mexican Salsa by Ray
Most of you know that I hate Sunday evenings. For those of you who donít: I hate Sunday evenings. I also real...
August 19, 2007
 
Throwing The Gauntlet At The Fat Guy by Ray
ďI donít think Iím going to be able to be a robot ninja monkey like I had planned.Ē ďÖWhat? Are we talking about Hal...
August 15, 2007
 
I Belong To The Night by Ray
You may have noticed that my posting has waned over the past few days. The reason for this is because Iíve been out fi...
August 11, 2007
 
by Jesse
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August 07, 2007
 
Just Whining by Ray
Iím not sure if I find writing cathartic, or if itís the drinking that I do while Iím writing that helps so much...
August 03, 2007
 
A Rant From Before by Ray
Note From Ray: I could have sworn I posted this a long time ago. I think what happen...
July 30, 2007
 
Regarding Fire Extinguishers by Ray
...
July 29, 2007
 
Posting To Post by Ray
Itís the end of the weekend, which is always my least favorite part of the weekend. I pissed away the last couple of d...
July 23, 2007
 
A Bad Day To Be A Ray by Ray
When you wake up first thing in the morning with chewing gum in your pubic hair, thereís really no need to wonder what ...
July 19, 2007
 
It Could Be Worse by Ray
July is turning out to be quite the crap month if youíre fiending for a little Ray postiní. Sorry about that. Iím sti...
July 13, 2007
 
Right And Wrong by Ray
I recently went back to visit my hometown for the 4th of July, and it was kind of weird. To tell you the truth, itís a...
July 09, 2007
 
My (Less Than) Triumphant Return by Ray
As Iím walking out, the lady at Whataburger goes, ďYou have a God blessed day.Ē Bles-sed, two syllables, have a God bl...
July 08, 2007
 
What I Wonder When I Wonder If I'm Tough by Ray
Iím not a hundred percent positive, but Iím pretty sure Iím going to be all over the place tonight, jumping from subjec...
June 27, 2007
 
Where I Been by Ray
Usually, I try to use the weekend to get caught up on my Strangelands posting, and maybe write a few extra posts that I...
June 25, 2007
 
Please Direct Your Attention To... by Ray
So Iím sitting at my desk the other day, and I hear a giggling behind me. My princess was in the living room, perusing...
June 22, 2007
 
Five Reasons Fat People Should Stay Inside by Ray
Note from Ray: I wrote this a while back for submission to a humor site. It had to b...
June 21, 2007
 
Father's Day by Ray
Itís Fatherís Day, Strangelanders, so make your calls, send your cards, whatever. Iíve actually been looking for a car...
June 17, 2007
 
If I Knew Now What I'll Know Later by Ray
Just for the record, I know this is a bad idea. When I wake up tomorrow, the alarm blaring in my ear, and I see that t...
June 15, 2007
 
It'll Make You Go Blind by Ray
So Iíve been trying to eat healthy lately. Not really a diet, but more of changing my eating habits thing. Part of th...
June 14, 2007
 
Watch This by Ray
I recently bought this movie on Ebay. Actually it was a set of moviesónine movies on three discs, I got it for fifty-f...
June 12, 2007
 
Scratched Disc by Ray
Itís 12:30, Iím tired and pissed off. I somehow managed to miss my window for sleep, which almost never happens. My s...
June 10, 2007
 
If Only Lex Luthor Had Succeeded by Ray
UPDATED Dear California, Thank you and thank you and thank you. ...
June 08, 2007
 
Whoa... by Ray
I got an unusual letter in the mail yesterday. Not a letter, actually, but rather a postcard in an envelope. And not ...
June 06, 2007
 
Some Weird Crap by Ray
Iíve been sitting here for about ten minutes, listening to old Pearl Jam songs (the only kind of Pearl Jam songs to lis...
June 04, 2007
 
That's Just Gross... by Ray
Dear Gatorade, Propel fitness water? Not a good idea. Iím not sure what you had in mind when you started out, ...
May 30, 2007
 
Wasted Weekend by Ray
Ugh. It isnít writerís block, because thereís always something to write about. But everything wants to turn in...
May 28, 2007
 
by Jesse
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than win a phlebotomist lottery. Hilarious. My soul is roused to bois...
May 24, 2007
 
Milk Like Clockwork by Ray
Sometimes I try new things and it works out. Other times it doesnít. Sometimes my princess tells me, ďThatís one of t...
May 23, 2007
 
Don't Bother by Ray
I'm too tired to post anything real tonight, but did I tell you I got hit in the face with a box the other day? I got...
May 21, 2007
 
Rob's Birthday by Ray
So I made it back, in case you couldnít tell. And listen: It was a hell of a time. There will be pictures, but due t...
May 17, 2007
 
Fly Away Home by Ray
Ah, but the return trip is never as fun, is it? Even though Iíll be returning to my princess, and I miss her fiercely...
May 16, 2007
 
A Conversation With Mom by Ray
ďI got a new SkilSaw.Ē ďOh, yeah?Ē ďItís great. It even has padding, like on athletic equipment.Ē ďI wrote abo...
May 11, 2007
 
I Believe I Can Fly by Ray
So many and then some... Printout on one piece of paper, read it, study it, this piece of paper is your mother now, y...
May 10, 2007
 
Wasted, But Not In A Good Way by Ray
I hate when I finally survive Ďtill the weekend, and instead of getting to do anything fun, I have to spend my time rec...
May 06, 2007
 
I Don't Need This Crap by rik
I came to Austin and a bird shit on my head....
May 05, 2007
 
Doing My Part by Ray
If you donít live in a city filled with dirty stinking hippies, you might not realize that today is Earth Day. Thereís ...
April 22, 2007
 
The Answer Is: ďDisgusting Things You Would Do.Ē by Ray
ďWhat is, ĎMadonna and eat yogurt,í Alex?Ē ...
April 18, 2007
 
... by Ray
Sometimes I hurt for the world. As I type this, it is 11:40, Monday, April 16, 2007. And it is one of those times....
April 17, 2007
 
Let's Talk Haircuts by Ray
I need a haircut, probably. Iíve had a pretty wicked widowís peak since I was a little kid, and as Iíve aged...
April 12, 2007
 
Frozen Eggs by Ray
Itís April here in Austin, which apparently means forty degrees and ice pelting my windows all day long. I havenít che...
April 08, 2007
 
Give Me Back My Bike, You Bastard! by Ray
I donít have kids of my own, but I have my sisterís. I donít technically have them, I suppose. Like, I donít f...
April 04, 2007
 
Awake Too Soon by Ray
I woke up at six thirty this morning, without good reason. I wanted sleep, but my body goes, ďNo!Ē I was up and at Ď...
March 31, 2007
 
Oh Give Me A Home... by Ray
ďI got a line in my pocket, Iím lyiní, I got a nine in my pocket, and baby, Iím just dyiní to cock Ďim, heís ready for w...
March 28, 2007
 
You Don't Hate Me by Ray
Another note from Ray: The following was cut/pasted from what was at one point...
March 25, 2007
 
Nothing More Than Feelings by Ray
Note from Ray: I wrote this Sunday evening, but wasn't sure if I wanted to post it be...
March 20, 2007
 
Cookie Monster by Ray
My princess came down with a pretty bad cold last week. She works with children, which means when she gets sick, itís ...
March 12, 2007
 
Some Thought by Jesse
My life kinda feels like a trainride. Everywhere I go, I feel a little cramped, and the people I meet - well, you talk, ...
March 11, 2007
 
Play It Again, Sam by Ray
I got a new CD today, and thank goodness, because sometimes you have to hide. Turn on the tunes, knock back a glass of...
March 08, 2007
 
Put My Foot Where? by Ray
The thing ab...
March 07, 2007
 
Flying, Crawling, Passing by Ray
An odd thing happened to me today. You know what? Thatís not true. It wasnít all that odd, and it didnít really h...
February 28, 2007
 
2 Things by Ray
My pizza cutter is always dirty. Rarely do I eat pizza, but when I do, I always have to hunt down my pizza cutter. Wi...
February 21, 2007
 
Thanksgiving In February by Ray
Itís three in the morning, and Iím just hanging out with my honey-sweetened cup of green tea, wondering if Iím going to...
February 18, 2007
 
If Only She Had Died Before She Was Famous by Ray
I caught a little flak because I havenít posted anything in a while. On one hand, thatís sort of cool, because it mean...
February 17, 2007
 
Always Apologizing For My Length... by Ray
So you may have noticed that underneath this post, there are a shitpile of short story posts all with the title ...
February 05, 2007
 
Go Away by Ray
As the month nears the end, I get really bad at posting anything worth a shit. The way I figure it is, rarely do peopl...
January 31, 2007
 
Know Me? No, Me. by Ray
For some reason, my sisters seem to be sending this little questionnaire all over the place. I generally donít h...
January 27, 2007
 
Driving Me Crazy by Ray
In case youíre wondering why the only thing Iíve been posting over the last few days is short drunken nonsenses, odd bit...
January 24, 2007
 
Take A Seat by Ray
Somethingís been bothering me for a while. I guess Itís been bugging me for about 26 or 27 years now. Hereís what it ...
January 19, 2007
 
One Thing I'm Not Is A Desperate Loser by Ray
Did you know that if youíre ever in Austin, Texas, and youíre up at one in the morning on a week night, and youíre bore...
January 16, 2007
 
Hate Week Ends Once More by Ray
As I type this, the clock is just rolling over to tell me that a new day has begun, and that Hate Week is over once mor...
January 13, 2007
 
Support Forums by Dave Riley
Every now and then an uncooperative computer application forces me to visit a support forum, which bolsters my misanthro...
January 13, 2007
 
A Dreaded Visit by Ray
So after days of not getting any sleep, I finally broke down and decided to schedule a doctor appointment. To be compl...
January 11, 2007
 
Problems Before Me by Ray
Four thirty in the morning, Iím up and freakiní at Ďem, choking on my own defective immune system, contemplating the ra...
January 10, 2007
 
Hate Week Lives by Trey
Hate Week. About fucking time. Sick and gaídam tired of dry turkey canned cranberry Thanksgivings and max out your cre...
January 08, 2007
 
Two Dozen Hate Week Activities by Ray
All pumped up for Hate Week, but not sure what to do? No problem! As always, you can look to the dashingly handsome w...
January 07, 2007
 
Other People's Stories by Ray
I had about a million ideas for posts throughout the day, but once I actually started working on them, I realized they ...
January 03, 2007
 
It's All In My Head by Ray
ďMan, I will never give you shit about your allergies again.Ē Weíre about five seconds into the conversation, and asid...
December 31, 2006
 
What else is new by Jesse
Now that I'm home, I'm going to have to try and stay busy. I haven't done a very good job of it so far, but it does feel...
December 31, 2006
 
Piercing the Veil by Jesse
I went to see a doctor today. I'm pretty sure I'm depressed, and that I have been for a very long time, some ways. It's ...
December 30, 2006
 
Christmas Vacation by Ray
You know, I bitch and moan a lot, but I have it pretty good. I hope you all had a good Christmas, if thatís your th...
December 27, 2006
 
Weekend Activity by Ray
Iím not real sure how many of you drop by this place during the weekends, but I generally post some stuff because 1) I ...
December 18, 2006
 
It Sure Beats What I've Been Doing In Dark Alleys by Ray
Iíve been staying up entirely too late recently. I just havenít really been able to sleep. Iíll get in bed, get all u...
December 14, 2006
 
Fatty Fat Fat by Ray
I am not a thin man. If youíve read this site for any amount of time, you probably know this little nugget of informat...
December 11, 2006
 
My Life by Ray
ďYou turn thirty, your body just starts breaking down.Ē My sister has been throwing this disturbing bit of wisdom my w...
December 07, 2006
 
Rights, Or Something by Ray
I took my last test today. When I got home, I wrote on that stupid forum thing, and now Iím just sitting around, waiti...
December 06, 2006
 
Can't help but wonder by Jesse
I wonder things. I wonder about the day, about politics and society, about life and what I'm supposed to do with it... S...
December 05, 2006
 
Pointless by Ray
I was in a pretty rotten mood yesterday, and Iím not really sure why. I thought it was because I wasted all kinds of t...
December 03, 2006
 
Step Away From The Lights by Ray
Like many Americans, I bought Christmas lights last year. I went to Target and I perused the many aisles of Christmas ...
December 02, 2006
 
Cheese Sandwiches by Dave Riley
You know that old Kraft TV commercial* with the white-haired grandpa who eats a piece of cheese, then gets all misty-eye...
December 02, 2006
 
He Likes To Watch by Ray
Iíll be honest with youóI donít generally put a lot of work into my posts this late in the month. I mean, itís the las...
November 30, 2006
 
Cold Medicine And Ninjas by Ray
Sometimes I use the phrase, ďI knew better.Ē When I use this phrase, it generally means that I did not know bet...
November 27, 2006
 
After After Thanksgiving by Ray
It's the day after the day after Thanksgiving, about six thirty in the morning. I don't have any real reason for being ...
November 25, 2006
 
I Hate New York by Trey
Today, I hate New York. It's one of the ironies of living in NYC that you both pay the highest rents in the country whi...
November 22, 2006
 
Probably Over-hyped by Ray
I generally try to avoid commenting on mainstream news. I figure if itís big enough for national media, there has prob...
November 22, 2006
 
Survival Of The Sickest by Ray
Twenty minutes after three as I start this. I woke up at midnight on the dot. Got up to turn off the TV, had a brief ...
November 18, 2006
 
Ray's Wedding by Ray
I donít come out of sleep gradually. One second Iím asleep, the next Iím awake. And worrying. I glance over at the c...
November 17, 2006
 
More Of Ray's Wedding Adventure by Ray
After eating, we end up going souvenir shopping, where one of my nephews (the one thatís zero years old) manages to bre...
November 16, 2006
 
Ray's Wedding Adventure by Ray
So I went and got married. It was the worst trip I can remember ever having taken, followed by one of the happiest tim...
November 15, 2006
 
The Riddle: Answered by Ray
Last month, I was sitting around talking to rik about riddles. I made ...
November 07, 2006
 
Reformism Is For Wussies by Dave Riley
Reformism is for simple-minded wussies. I used to espouse the notion of changing the system from withinóthere were copio...
November 05, 2006
 
Student Identification by Ray
I went to get my student ID today. I need it so that I can go take my first test next week. My text book still hasnít...
October 26, 2006
 
Class Begins by Ray
So tonight was the first night of class. You have probably noticed that I rarely post anything even remotely political...
October 24, 2006
 
Wasted Sunday by Ray
So I decided that I was going to make a puppet. A marionette, to be more precise. I was trying to buy one, but I cou...
October 23, 2006
 
Nasty Water And Dirty Words by Ray
Every ...
October 19, 2006
 
Loser TV by Ray
I donít watch much TV. The thing is, I think most television programming is unimaginative horseshit that is not only a...
October 13, 2006
 
Shoes by Ray
I like shoes. Sneakers, mostly (I grew up calling then tennis shoes, for some reason, and calling them sneakers still ...
October 10, 2006
 
Ray's Big Day Out (pt. 2--conclusion) by Ray
After Best Buy, I went to CompUSA. Nothing there but extra-friendly employees who really weirded me out. I bought a p...
October 08, 2006
 
Ray's Big Day Out (pt. 1) by Ray
ďSo what do you have planned for tomorrow?Ē I asked my princess on Friday night. ďNot much. You?Ē ďWell, it sort ...
October 08, 2006
 
My New Keyboard by Ray
I got a new keyboard today. I havenít had a chance to use it a whole lot just yet, but so far, itís awesome. The keys...
October 07, 2006
 
Title (because i couldn't think of anything else to name this) by Ray
In an ideal world there would be something great to read every time you checked out The Strangelands. Also, I would be...
October 05, 2006
 
Interesting Is For Punk Kids by Ray
In my head, I pictured it like this: come home, work out, clean the house. While working out, I thought up an idea...
October 04, 2006
 
It's not a microwave by rik
Hello Strangelanders, It has been awhile, but itís good to be back in the swing of things and making my Strangelands...
October 03, 2006
 
Garbage by Ray
My desk is a mess. I mean, thereís crap stacked all over it: pencils, pens, books, lava lamps, candles, more pens, sho...
September 30, 2006
 
Too Bad About That, Really by Ray
One of the worst things about being me is that Iím kind of an idiot. For instance, instead of going to bed last night ...
September 28, 2006
 
GinóThe Lime Lifesaver Of The Booze World by Ray
At first, I was a little sad, because I thought the Lifesaver in the little cellophane wrapper was broken. I put it to...
September 27, 2006
 
Junk Mail by Ray
In case you didnít notice, I havenít really been around for the past few days. I actually managed to write a couple of...
September 23, 2006
 
Holy Garbled Gabbing, Batman! by Ray
A strange thing tonightóIím not sure what I want to write about. Generally, the problem is that I have nothing to say,...
September 19, 2006
 
I Yam What I Yam by Ray
In continuing the wonderful theme of stinking my apartment up beyond belief, I just got through cooking some baby Bruss...
September 10, 2006
 
Turkey Bacon's Revenge by Ray
Iím a big fan of bacon. Since meeting my princess, Iíve pretty much been eating turkey bacon, which isnít bad. ...
September 09, 2006
 
Childhood Past by Ray
Man, I canít believe how dumb things are at the moment. Canít sleep, donít feel like drinking, my body aches, and I th...
September 08, 2006
 
What Happens When You Turn 30... by Emily Kattan
The day after I turned 30 I got sick and bruised my leg. Is this going to be the rest of my life? Getting sick and bruis...
September 07, 2006
 
The 3 fabulousos! by Emily Kattan
On my 30th birthday a pair of close friends gave me an ecosphere, a totally enclosed eco system which contained 3 shrimp...
September 07, 2006
 
More About Bumper Stickers by Ray
My mouth has tasted like dissolving aspirin for two days now, and I canít figure out why. You wouldnít believe how ...
September 07, 2006
 
The Old Days by Ray
I am a zombie right now. Except for instead of craving brains, I sort of want pizza and about two days of sleep. I am...
September 05, 2006
 
So I Lied by Ray
Two of my least favorite things are sneezing and back pain. Thanks to my defective body, I got to experience both this...
August 31, 2006
 
Unbelievably Strong by Ray
I was at work the other day, and I heard that Sheryl Crow song, Strong Enough. It pissed me off. I realize ...
August 28, 2006
 
Act Your Age by Ray
Two thirty in the morning, and Iím awake only because I fell asleep this afternoon and stayed that way for several hour...
August 27, 2006
 
Today We Had A Problem by Ray
I tried to go to bed like a normal member of society, but I just couldnít do it. Iíve been staring at my ceiling for a...
August 25, 2006
 
Too Much Information: You've Been Warned by Ray
It was only a matter of time, really. As soon as I picked up the little box containing the little tube, it was pretty ...
August 21, 2006
 
Pain and Memories by Ray
Itís weird, but I think back pain makes me want to smoke. When I first stopped smoking, everything made me want to smo...
August 18, 2006
 
But I Digress... by Ray
Today was all about kicking my ass, I think. Out the door at six this morning, covered in sweat by six-thirty, and ele...
August 17, 2006
 
Supercuts Super Sucks by Ray
I got my hair cut today. Iíve been growing it out for eight months now, because my princess wanted to see me with long...
August 14, 2006
 
Back by Ray
Even though I was able to post a couple of times last week, my access was still really sketchy, and getting online was ...
August 13, 2006
 
Access Denied by Ray
So I havenít had any internet access for the past four days. Any. In fact, as I write this I donít have intern...
August 13, 2006
 
Worthless Workforce by Ray
There are all kinds of things I donít like in the world, and Iíd have to say that hippies are way up on the list. Itís...
August 09, 2006
 
On An Off Day by Ray
Against my better judgment, I went out this weekend. Not out to a club or a bar, or any safe place like that. I went ...
August 07, 2006
 
A Straight-Up Pimp by Ray
Man, you wouldnít believe how tempted I was to pull ďMaking RealityĒ off the site tonight. Itís not even close to bein...
August 03, 2006
 
Tank Boy by Ray
...
July 31, 2006
 
Getting My Glass Handed To Me (2 of 2) by Ray
I know itís pretty ridiculous to have a two-part rant, but I got a little out of control here, and I didnít think it wa...
July 30, 2006
 
Getting My Glass Handed To Me (1 of 2) by Ray
You know, glass is pretty amazing, when you stop and think about it. Take the silica-based variety, for instance. San...
July 30, 2006
 
Hoome For Bathing! by Ray
So I got home from work tonight, ate a little supper, and went to take a shower. This is all pretty standard stuff, as...
July 26, 2006
 
You're the Man Now, Dog by Ray
So my princess made it back from NYC safe and somewhat sound. Very tired, as she was quite the party animal her last n...
July 17, 2006
 
With Or Without You by Ray
So I just uncorked a bottle of Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Itís not something I generally drink, and since ...
July 16, 2006
 
A Bit About Writing by Ray
I was writing on a legal pad this evening, and I found it rather pleasant. The page I was writing on was a little wrin...
July 16, 2006
 
Some Enchanted Evening by Ray
When I was thinking about tonight this afternoon, it went an entirely different way. See, when I was imagining it, wha...
July 15, 2006
 
Early Morning Pontificating by Ray
I was up at four this morning, on my way to the airport forty-five minutes later. My princess is currently on her way ...
July 11, 2006
 
About Groceries? Yep. by Ray
So Iím sitting here at my desk with my third bowl of vegetable soup and a glass of water (I have no idea how many glass...
July 09, 2006
 
A Surprisingly Short Review Of Superman Returns by Ray
So I watched Superman Returns today. I usually get to see one movie every four months or so, so watching two in one we...
July 09, 2006
 
My Long-Winded Review of Dead Man's Chest by Ray
Iím still wicked sick, just going to prove how evil kid germs are. That didnít stop me from going to see Pirates of th...
July 08, 2006
 
Memories And Lack Of by Ray
Reporting to you live from Canadian, Texas, and oh shit. I went to the parade today, because thatís what people do her...
July 04, 2006
 
Starting the Week Out Right by Ray
So I spent most of the day writing and still managed to not get anything posted for the 25th (although technically, ití...
June 26, 2006
 
Work and Weather by Ray
So Iíve been stuck late at work almost every night this week, and that totally blows. By the time I get home and get s...
June 24, 2006
 
Vote Strangelands by Trey
I just finished Dan Savage's "Skipping Towards Gomorrah", and it's left me in a political state of mind. I like Dan Sav...
June 20, 2006
 
My Hair by Ray
I have entirely too much head-hair. Iíve sported a goatee pretty much since I got out of high school, and for some rea...
June 11, 2006
 
My Favorite Conversation-Ender...Ever by Ray
ďSo one thing she liked about me, she said, was that I was calm and level-headed, th-Ē ďWait. What?Ē ďWhat?Ē ďSh...
June 10, 2006
 
3 a.m. by Ray
I just looked at the clock, and noticed that itís much later than I had expected. Usually I know when Iím supposed to ...
June 05, 2006
 
Another Sunday Evening by Ray
Whatís up, kids? If you spend any time actually reading the babble I throw at the internet, you probably know how much...
June 05, 2006
 
A Failed Attempt at Reviewing X-Men: The Last Stand by Ray
Update: Apparently thereís a scene after the credits, which I kind of figured, seeing a...
May 29, 2006
 
Sit...Stay...Write by Ray
Iíve become spoiled, thatís the thing. You ever have a puppy? I did for about two weeks, before I realized that puppi...
May 28, 2006
 
Three Day Weekend by Ray
So for people with normal jobs, itís a three-day weekend. I didnít even realize, until yesterday, when the new guy ask...
May 27, 2006
 
I've Seen Better Days... by Ray
I should be thankful, thatís what I tell myself. Because my life is usually so good. Maybe not all that exciting, but...
May 24, 2006
 
A Few Sunday Nights by Ray
Sunday night, only just now recovering from the past week. Man, work blows. Driving myself crazy trying to remember th...
May 22, 2006
 
My Buddy Buddy and Our Double Date by Ray
All right, so Iím gonna tell you this story, okay? Itís about this friend of mine, and this double date we went on. T...
May 17, 2006
 
Random ramblings by rik
Wouldn't it be cool if there were random stick-figure people walking around? We could work with them, go to school with ...
May 12, 2006
 
Crap-ass Home Digital Recordings by Dave Riley
It's been said that artists wallow in their own feces. Then hardcore technocrats wallow in the feces of others. A well-d...
May 11, 2006
 
Copy Cat by Ray
For a while, I was planning on posting a series of pictures showing what happened to my desk calendar each month. The ...
May 10, 2006
 
Express Yourself by Ray
I heard one of the greatest expressions today. One of the greatest expressions Iíve ever heardóand Iíve heard a lot...
May 06, 2006
 
Well Played, Clerks by Ray
You know, itís been a strange day. Thinking back over the events, it isnít even worth discussing, describing, whatever...
May 02, 2006
 
Everybody FunnyóNow You Funny Too by Ray
I got an odd request tonight. It was from someone that wanted to post, but had a hard time doing so because his comput...
April 30, 2006
 
Friday Morning, Friday Night by Ray
Friday morning, running extra late this morning, because when I went to hit the ďsnoozeĒ button, I accidentally hit the...
April 28, 2006
 
The Infamous Line--Brokeback Style by rik
I'm afraid this is a bit overdue, but I wanted to get it in on the April issue so that it would at least be on the same ...
April 26, 2006
 
Got Gas? by Carey
There seems to be a drought of estrogen driven writers on this web site so I figured it was my duty to step up to the pl...
April 25, 2006
 
Arooooo! by Ray
Man, itís too late for me to up rambling. I have to be up in a few of hours. Not only up, but up and at Ďem. The stu...
April 24, 2006
 
Beverages by Ray
You know what Iíve been doing a lot of lately? Drinking. And not alcohol, either. Just, you knowóliquids. Fluids. ...
April 15, 2006
 
That Would Be Super by Ray
Iíll be honest with you, kidsóI got nothiní. I mean, my brain is fried. In fact, Iíve started this third sentence ove...
April 14, 2006
 
Babblings About Wednesday by Ray
One thing I like is macaroni and cheese. Out of the box. Generic, name-brand, I donít care. Enough milk and butter, ...
April 13, 2006
 
Tue Early Toosday by Ray
Alarm goes off, I canít figure out what it is. My brain tells me that it must be either some sort of emergency, or wha...
April 11, 2006
 
Just Another Maniac Monday by Ray
Monday morning again, and although I havenít mentioned it in a while, Iím still pissed about the time change. ďHow lon...
April 10, 2006
 
Saturday Morning Pep Talk by Ray
Saturday morning, early, but not early enough to make me feel like Iím getting a head start on the day. First drink of ...
April 08, 2006
 
My Clock by Ray
So Iím sitting out here in my writing area, trying to do my thing, but I keep getting distracted. Iíve been checking o...
April 07, 2006
 
Where has the time gone? by rik
I have to drive 45 minutes every morning to get from my apartment to my work, and from the time I pull into the parking ...
April 06, 2006
 
Why Do It? by Ray
Man. What a long day, and what an unproductive night. Trolling the waters, looking for writing contests. Why? Long ...
April 04, 2006
 
Maladjusted Monday by Ray
Austin, Texas, 7:00 a.m., what should be 6. Hot already, humid like itís pretending to be the jungle, and I can barely...
April 03, 2006
 
Daylight Save This by Ray
Note from Ray: I actually wrote this late Saturday night, but while writing it, I got s...
April 03, 2006
 
April Bite My Sack Day by Ray
So itís like, what, April Fools Day? Sheesh. You know, like people across the world, I think Valentineís Day is stupi...
April 01, 2006
 
National March 31st Day by Ray
The only thing I have for you this morning is an excuse: My itunes player asked me if I wanted to upgrade to the lates...
March 31, 2006
 
Old Man Thursday (I Got Nothin' For A Title) by Ray
Thursday, and Iím continuing my trend of the week by posting before I go to work. I have plenty of time, but nothing t...
March 30, 2006
 
The Expression "Hump Day" Is So Misleading by Ray
So Iím sitting here with my one-liter travel mug filled with extra-strong coffee, my bologna and cheese sandwich (the t...
March 29, 2006
 
Happy Tuesday, Everyone! by Ray
So Iím coming back home this morning and I see this lady jogging on the side of the road. Itís like six thirty in the ...
March 28, 2006
 
Weekendend by Ray
Woke up late, out of Visine, burned my tongue with my coffee. Groggy, irritable, lurking headache, and Iím wondering i...
March 27, 2006
 
Sunday Afternoon Sermon by Ray
So I spent Friday night on the phone with one of my friends, drinking with the reckless abandon I usually reserve for w...
March 26, 2006
 
Welcome To the Weekend, We've Got Fun and Games by Ray
Finally got the wireless thing figured out, I thinkóand it only took a week. I ended up having to swap out the interna...
March 25, 2006
 
Early Morning Rant For the Early Evening by Ray
(A note from Ray: I wrote this this morning, because I had some extra time before work. My internet connection screwed...
March 24, 2006
 
dark comedy or demented? by rik
Ok, Iím taking this graduate course over selected works of Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner, and we were to have re...
March 23, 2006
 
About Songs, I Guess by Ray
So hereís the thing, boys and girls: about two days ago, my word processing program crashed. Well, not really cras...
March 23, 2006
 
Byte Me, Netgear. Wait, I meant blow me by Ray
I did it, you Netgear bastards! All of your crazy software and all of your crazy freezing my computer up sixteen times...
March 20, 2006
 
Wireless by Ray
I'm trying to hook my shit up for wireless, and it's driving me insane right now. Just thought I'd let you know, in cas...
March 19, 2006
 
My Mistake by Ray
You know what I just realized this morning? I posted all that crap this weekend, and I forgot to post the story with...
March 19, 2006
 
Links and Hotdogs by Ray
So you know I wrote that deathbed story, and ...
March 18, 2006
 
Tired Again by Ray
I up woke this morning, bright with the potential of the day. All right, so thatís just a nice way of saying I woke up...
March 18, 2006
 
You Are the Keymaster, I am the Gatekeeper by Ray
Whatís up, kids? Iím just hanginí out, eating an old bag of Pop Rocks out of plain boredom. Strawberry, I believe the...
March 16, 2006
 
Love, Hate and Fear by rik
Hello Strangelands. Iíve admired you from afar for quite some time now, and I think itís time I introduce myself. An...
March 06, 2006
 
Would You Like Fries With That Pain In The Ass? by Ray
The quality of my neighborhood McDonalds has been declining steadily over the past couple of months. Have I ever told ...
March 05, 2006
 
Race Ya (A Dream I Had) by Ray
I ended up shaving to improve my look this morning, and although it didnít help a whole lot, it did work a littl...
March 04, 2006
 
March Morning Muh-nuh-muh-na by Ray
I got home last night, took a shower and fell asleep while waiting to build up the energy it took to get fully dressed....
March 03, 2006
 
Some Things by Ray
Here are some things I did today: I accidentally left my pen in the rent office while paying my rent. I paid rent. I...
March 02, 2006
 
One Born Every Minute by Dave Riley
In urban art-damaged neighborhoods/communities, barely talented dimwits devoid of basic social skills who don't bother t...
March 02, 2006
 
Not Much by Ray
Whatícha think, kiddies? Last day of the month and shit, right? I generally donít post anything good this late in the...
February 28, 2006
 
Bored On A Friday by Ray
So itís Friday again, and I got nothiní going on. I feel bad about it, really. Like I work my ass off all week, it se...
February 26, 2006
 
Can't Sleep by Ray
I donít know what was going on, but I fell asleep at like seven oíclock tonight. I know people who sometimes do that, ...
February 23, 2006
 
Little Mazda by Ray
I may have told you this before, but for some reason, scrawled across my desk calendar, are the words, ďDrive away, you...
February 22, 2006
 
Firewood and Internet..."I'll take stuff that doesn't work for 200, Alex" by Ray
Iím spoiled, man, I realize this. But I pay for high-speed internet each and every month, even though Iím smart enough...
February 20, 2006
 
Old People and Egg Patties by Ray
So howís your weekend, kids? Mineís rolling right along, like weekends do. I donít have much for you tonight, but Iív...
February 19, 2006
 
Snow In the City by Ray
What up, Liíl Homies? Sorry about dropping the ball on the story over the weekend, but I had some weird shit going on ...
February 14, 2006
 
Work Rant by Ray
Iím feeling kind of angry tonight, and I donít really have a reason for it. I blame dehydrationóI havenít been drinkin...
February 10, 2006
 
A New Year A New Abode by Carey
Hello fellow strangelanders! I know, it's been too long since you seen a rant from yours truly grace these pages. But, I...
February 10, 2006
 
Bitter by Ray
Good morning, boys and girls. I stumbled out of bed at seven oíclock this morning, laughing bitterly at the fact that ...
February 04, 2006
 
Commercial Interests by Ray
At my computer for over an hour, and this is the first sentence Iíve typed. Pulling up word files left and right, tryi...
February 04, 2006
 
Sick and Boring by Ray
So Iím home sick for another day. Iím not as bad as yesterdayóI can see straight, and Iím not falling down every time ...
January 28, 2006
 
Down With the Sickness by Ray
So if youíve spent any amount of time on this website, you more than likely know that my princess is a teacher. Also, ...
January 26, 2006
 
Bite Me by Ray
So Iíve got to go to work in a minute, but I thought Iíd quick drop in to let you know that I made it through the first...
January 19, 2006
 
Early To Rise by Ray
I open my eyes and look at the clock, but the only number I see is the first one, and itís a four. Are you serious? O...
January 12, 2006
 
Hate Week Lives Till the Cancer Gets It by Trey
Alright all you haters, itís Tuesday and my scarred liver already fled the room crying and whimpering at the cheap whisk...
January 10, 2006
 
Spread-eviled by Ray
Iíve got about a million things I should be doing right now instead of writing, butÖoh, heck, who am I trying to fool? ...
January 09, 2006
 
My Part for the Cause by Jesse
Hate Week! Baby, this is my time to shine! I, for one, believe there's not enough hate in the world. Well really it's ju...
January 08, 2006
 
Gettin' In the Mood by Ray
Hate Week rolls on, with or without me. I had to take some cold pills earlier, and it seems like they waited for a few...
January 08, 2006
 
Connect the Dots by Ray
Whatís up, kids? New year treatiní you all right? Gettiní back into the ole swing a things? Back into the groove,...
January 03, 2006
 
I misagreement yo josh/ by Jesse
Allow me to promulgate (convenient Joshable link) ...
January 03, 2006
 
Operators Are Standing By by Ray
Hereís the thing: I donít have cable. I donít have satellite. I donít watch TV. Iíll kick it on to watch a movie or...
January 02, 2006
 
All Over the Place by Ray
So Iím backÖagain. Iíve been pretty much living out of my suitcase since I packed it two weeks ago. I made my trip f...
December 31, 2005
 
Welcome Back by Ray
Iím back, kids. Made it back to Austin this evening, about to head out again at five tomorrow morning: from the botto...
December 24, 2005
 
Beachfront Rantin' by Ray
So Iím doing a little traveling. As I type, Iím sitting in the tenth floor of a beachfront hotel in South Padre Island...
December 21, 2005
 
The Strike by Trey
Iíve been in New York city now for 6 years. Iíve been here for assorted bombings, plane crashes, black outs, blizzard...
December 20, 2005
 
Driving Me Crazy by Ray
So Iím back from the wedding. It was about as much fun as you would expect, unless youíre the type of person who enjoy...
December 19, 2005
 
Get Packing by Ray
So Iím supposed to be packing. Got to go to a wedding this weekendónot mine. My little brother is getting hitched tom...
December 15, 2005
 
American Psycho Redux by Trey
I just watched American Psycho. Not a bad flick, certainly not as affecting as the book, but it got me remembering. ...
December 15, 2005
 
Snow Day by Ray
It finally got cold down here in Austin. Not cold like in NYC, where you walk outside and your testicles cry out in ho...
December 08, 2005
 
Humanity by Ray
Maybe itís just the Christmas carols talking, or maybe itís just that Iím a softy, but sometimes I feel like maybe huma...
December 05, 2005
 
My Day by Ray
So here we are again. I had a rat bastard of a day, and I canít decide if I want to stay up late drinking and writing,...
December 03, 2005
 
Bowing Back In, and Other Stuff by Ray
Yeah, so I know I wrote an entire post about h...
November 30, 2005
 
Happy Thanksgiving by Ray
Happy Thanksgiving, indeed. Iím up several hours before the sun is, and right now I should actually be preparing the t...
November 25, 2005
 
Giving Myself the Bird by Ray
Happy Thanksgiving, I guess. I donít really know if youíre into that kind of thing. I was pretty jazzed about it a co...
November 24, 2005
 
His Wife Could Eat No Lean by Ray
So I was proofreading my last post, and I got to thinking about things. Will there ever be any anorexic people visitin...
November 18, 2005
 
Jack Sprat by Ray
Definitely tying one on tonight, boys and girls. Going to bed hungry because itís too late to be eating, and although ...
November 18, 2005
 
Left Of Center by Ray
So it finally cooled off a bit down here in Austin. Oh, jeez, I started out by talking about the weatherÖnever a good ...
November 17, 2005
 
Drunk Chicks and Creepiness by Ray
Iíve somehow managed to give myself a major case of the creeps. Earlier tonight, I walked out into the kitchenÖwhere a...
November 13, 2005
 
Mikey Likes It by Ray
You know what? Iím tired. I woke up around two this morning, wondering if I should get up and do a little writing, de...
November 12, 2005
 
Wasted Time by Ray
12:46 on a Saturday night. My cell phone picks the strangest times to ring. Iíve had it for over a year, now, and I g...
November 06, 2005
 
Southern Garbage by Ray
Let me hear you scream it like you mean it, if you know what Iím sayiní. Cold pills, man, DayQuil rockiní my boat in w...
November 05, 2005
 
Back Home by Ray
Iím back, boys and girls! Yeah, you can all come and give me a big hugójust ignore what my hands are doing while you h...
November 04, 2005
 
A Wet Toast by Ray
You know, I like a good toast. Oh, wait...no I donít. In my opinion, all toasts are just more words to get in the way...
October 24, 2005
 
Bitter As A Schoolboy by Ray
Maybe youíre not like me. Maybe you think kids are cute and adorable and funny and all kinds of shit like that. Youír...
October 22, 2005
 
Trying by Ray
Man, I have too many thoughts right now, none of them coherent, none of them worth more than a second or two, but just ...
October 21, 2005
 
I Hate Children by Ray
Okay, so hereís the thing. Remember how I told you that any store you go into, thereís going to be that little Mexican...
October 20, 2005
 
Batman Freakin' Begins, Baby! by Ray
So I went and got my movies, as planned, but the watching of them didnít go as well. I watched Land of the Dead...
October 20, 2005
 
Morning Movie Rant by Ray
So Iím up early, not doing anything in particularÖwaiting, mostly. Batman Begins comes out on DVD today, as wel...
October 18, 2005
 
Retail Prices by Ray
I went outside tonight, just to stretch my legs, stand around, whatever. Even though I havenít smoked in four months, ...
October 17, 2005
 
Running From Office by Ray
So I went to the post office today. Iím sure this has been said a million times before, a million different ways, but ...
October 14, 2005
 
A Chat About A Keyboard by Ray
So mostly this is just to try out my new keyboard. Itís got a huge spacebar. Itís not a keyboard for frillsóif you wa...
October 08, 2005
 
Some Things To Be Happy About...If You're Me, I Mean by Ray
You know, I piss and moan a lot, I sit around and complain about how things suck and all that. Because thatís what I e...
October 07, 2005
 
Another Stupid Bumper Sticker by Ray
I went to fuel up my car the other dayóan event which has never been too much fun, and which has gotten to be quite the...
October 06, 2005
 
Join Us... by Ray
I want to tell you all something. I donít know Dave Riley. Iím pleased as punch that heís found his way here, fromÖwe...
October 05, 2005
 
2 Tie-ed Ta Right by Ray
My fingers are tired tonight, they want to go to bed, but I wonít quite let them. Why? I wonder. Is it for me? N...
October 05, 2005
 
Kneel Before the Smoothie King! by Ray
Okay, so maybe I should apologizeóI havenít really had any top-notch stuff so far this month, and it doesnít look like ...
October 03, 2005
 
Insomnia by Carey
Do you ever have one of those nights when you feel like you'll never fall asleep, and then by the time it happens it's t...
September 29, 2005
 
Hurricane Sales by Ray
I go in to work today, itís pretty much like any other day, with a few exceptions that make it worse than most daysóbro...
September 23, 2005
 
Exercising My Demons by Ray
So Iím bringing in groceries the other day, right? I get them all carried up the stairs, and Iím trying to not huff an...
September 20, 2005
 
New Computer 2 by Ray
Back again, on the new computer. A little scared to put any work into anything, as it likes to turn off at random time...
September 11, 2005
 
New Computer by Ray
So Trey sent me a computer in the mail. Itís pretty sweet, at first glance. Then you start hooking it up, you start t...
September 10, 2005
 
Talk Of Soup by Ray
I discovered something about myself the other day, and although itís not a traumatic discovery, itís always sort of str...
September 08, 2005
 
Labor Day by Ray
So I made it through another bullshit holiday. I remember once, when I lived in New York, Iím sitting there, Ií gettin...
September 06, 2005
 
Stupid Story About Suds by Ray
So Carey decided to step in for a dance, I see, dropping my name like the social climber she is. In case youíre wonder...
September 05, 2005
 
Back to Fall by Carey
After looking back at last month's posts I realized I need to start contributing a little more before it becomes Ray's b...
September 01, 2005
 
Starting Out Rihgt (Not Right) by Ray
Iím going to tell you a little about my morning. See, sometimes people tell me Iím too cynical, Iím too jaded, Iím too...
September 01, 2005
 
From Here To There by Ray
So I was looking back over some old stuff today, stuff I wrote in the little notebook I used to carry in my backpack wh...
August 27, 2005
 
A Very Tame And Well-Balanced Rant by Ray
There has been talk lately of me being tooÖwhatís a good way to put this? Glum, lately. I donít see it, but it...
August 25, 2005
 
Early Morning Rant by Ray
So I got up this morning, and I had to run out to my car for a second. I went outside, and the moon was still out. An...
August 22, 2005
 
Eat Burrito or Eat Sh...Um. Nothing. by Ray
I wanted to share something with you tonight. It wasnít much, really. Just a little image to let you know that I was ...
August 20, 2005
 
Enough About More Stuff by Ray
I used to live in the same apartment as Trey, in case you didnít know. He used to wander out into my room, sometimes s...
August 20, 2005
 
Random Nonsense, Just For A Minute by Ray
Feeling much better tonightónot so manic. Iíve made it through the better part of Season Six of The Simpsons, and Iíve...
August 18, 2005
 
Building Bad Karma With Interest by Ray
I started a rant tonight, but itís carrying on like you wouldnít believe, about all kinds of dumb stuff that nobody car...
August 16, 2005
 
Free Music and My Brita Commercials by Ray
All right, kids, itís been a pretty lousy day, but I havenít started killing it with booze yet, so I donít want to talk...
August 13, 2005
 
A Not-So-Swift Kick To Reality's Groin by Ray
Well kids, itís another night, and Iím not sure how I feel about that. Iím here, youíre here, I guess we should try to...
August 09, 2005
 
Right In the Neck, Dear by Ray
Throatís all sore from laughing. Whatís the point of giving up the smokes if you canít laugh for a solid two hours wit...
August 07, 2005
 
A Rant About Everything by Ray
All right, kids, I donít have much time tonight. Itís been a long day, and Iíve got another one tomorrow. But I just ...
August 06, 2005
 
Wal-Mart by Ray
So I was in Target the other day, because Target absolutely freakiní rocks. Except for their super stores. Yeah, man,...
July 31, 2005
 
I Had This Dream... by Ray
I generally write posts at night, after a long day of listening to customers bitch and my bosses make asses out of them...
July 30, 2005
 
A Ripoff Post by Carey
One night I was sitting around with friends discussing our favorite music and what songs reflect us. A drunken voice sho...
July 29, 2005
 
The Ultimate Battle Dies. + Kids and Therapy by Ray
Hey kids. Listen, man, about the ultimate battle thingÖitís been done. Yeah, Iím sure none of you are surprised. To ...
July 28, 2005
 
80's Music Is Bad For the Brain by Ray
Well, itís Thursday night, and you know what that means, donít you? No you donít, little liar. You donít know what it...
July 22, 2005
 
Rewards and Punishments by Ray
Hey, kids. Feels like itís been a long time since my last post, at least to me. You know why? Because when you stop ...
July 17, 2005
 
An Adventure by Ray
Iíll be honest with you, kids: Iím just not feeliní it tonight. Iím sitting here in front of this computer mostly bec...
July 08, 2005
 
Public Offense by Ray
Hey Kids. I hope you all had a wonderful July Fourth, contrary to how it might have sounded in my holiday post. Youíd...
July 06, 2005
 
Last Line by Ray
Hey Kids, So Iím working on 4 days as a not-smoking guy, and Iím telling you right nowóIím not going to make it. I m...
July 03, 2005
 
Little People by Trey
So I turned on PBS tonight. Now, Iím a PBS fan. Itís one of the 4 channels my rabbit ears with the tin foil tips can pic...
July 01, 2005
 
No Smoking by Ray
At the time of this writing, itís 7:47 pm on June 29, 2005, and youíll never believe what Iíve been doing. Well, maybe...
June 30, 2005
 
Look Close, Or Look Away by Ray
You know what Iíve been thinking about a lot lately? There was this time I went down to Florida for a school trip. Ok...
June 28, 2005
 
But Enough...Enough by Ray
Hey kids, Iím sure youíre all waiting anxiously to see how Iím doing at this whole waking-up-too-damn-early thing that...
June 23, 2005
 
Optimism (To New York) by Trey
So, people say I'm cynical, people say I'm hard. People say I used to be a nice young man but the evil city I live in ha...
June 21, 2005
 
Shiny, Happy People by Ray
Geez, Carey, I missed your shiny little posts around here, man. My ass has gotten a little out of shape, what with not...
June 18, 2005
 
Host Posties by Ray
Six oíclock in the morning, boys and girls. For the next two weeks. My princess has started her student teaching, and...
June 14, 2005
 
For Years by Ray
You know, very rarely do I get excited: trips to Taco Bell, when I get to go watch a movie, when I see a deer outsideÖ...
June 12, 2005
 
This May Be Hazardous To Your Health by Ray
Okay, Strangelanders, hereís the thing: Iíve started exercising. Swimming. I went down to the pool the other night, ...
June 08, 2005
 
STRANGELANDS FOR SURE by TODD TODD
So this Strangelands is a really out there place.A place we all have inside us.Trey and Ray are you guys for real? I ho...
June 06, 2005
 
Pet This by Ray
I fell asleep early this evening, which is kind of my habit on Friday: get home, watch The Simpsons, sleep for a few h...
May 28, 2005
 
Live and Learn by Carey
If you thought this was going to be another one of those whiny rants about how I've been done wrong or how the univ...
May 28, 2005
 
anarchy in bedrock by walt valentine
well, ill tell you but only cuz i like you errico malatesta an i-talian he was extremely intelligent but inste...
May 25, 2005
 
Deep Breathing and Fur by Ray
Unless youíve been living under some sort of wonderful media-dampening rock, or unless youíve had a surgical procedure ...
May 25, 2005
 
Sha-ha-ha-low (A Pseudo-Philosophical Rant) by Ray
(Note: I wrote this the morning after Trey posted Bibles, Bullets, and Weds. Whiskey. Due to circumstance, Iím only po...
May 21, 2005
 
My Brother's Graduation...Sort Of by Ray
All right, kids, I donít really have anything to work with tonight, so try to work with me. If we all take a few drink...
May 15, 2005
 
Left Alone With A Scrambled Brain by Ray
Hiding from the sun in the middle of the night, The light is a truth poison That I donít want to ingest. . Itís be...
May 06, 2005
 
Wassa Rant? by Ray
Reverse meditation. Red everything, and feelings of unease: . . Levitate your laundry, it doesnít matter. You see...
April 29, 2005
 
Pets by Ray
Hi. I was hoping to get another Portly Boy posted tonight, but I didnít count on my bizarre attention span. Oops. ...
April 23, 2005
 
A Goodnight Rant by Ray
Short one tonightónot much booze to drink, and nothing important to say. The only reason Iím writing anything anyways ...
April 17, 2005
 
Violence In Movies...and at Taco Bell by Ray
Once again in a pretty crappy mood, I donít know what the hellís wrong with me lately. Had a cool day: my princess br...
April 06, 2005
 
A Sneeze In the Dark by Ray
Clogged brain, churning, like a motor greased with honey. Hot and sticky and bad-off. I made it through April Foolís ...
April 03, 2005
 
Mood Like A Week-Dead Rat by Ray
Night time. Gotsta go to bed early tonight, gotsa wake up early tomorrow. Sucks. Nothiní goiní on: watched TV, clea...
March 30, 2005
 
Lunch Break by Ray
The mysterious, infallible they. Holding you back, holding you down, holding you everywhere except for where you want ...
March 30, 2005
 
Thin Line by Ray
Wading through pre-work limbo. Too early to start getting ready, too late to actually do anything constructive with my...
March 29, 2005
 
Cup'la Stowies by Ray
Well kids, here we are. Itís a little early tonight, but itís been a weird day, and Iím ready for nightfall. I always...
March 23, 2005
 
See What I See by Ray
I donít even think I know anymore, man. I used to think I had at least some of the answers, but Iím pretty sure that w...
March 20, 2005
 
Generations by Ray
(Authorís note: I wrote this a while back, when I was living in NYC. I didnít have a website to vent on back then, so ...
March 13, 2005
 
Doing Something To The Beat Of A Different Drummer by Ray
Well, here we are: in March. Christmas is a faded memory. Those idiots with no concept of time have finally stopped ...
March 02, 2005
 
Never Enough Weekend by Ray
Iím sitting here with my coffee cup of bourbon, just got done watching the Academy Awards. Wasnít too impressed, but I...
February 28, 2005
 
Good Night, My Peeps by Ray
Once again itís late at night, and once again I have to get up early. Just finished the latest Portly Boy installment....
February 08, 2005
 
A weighty subject by Carey
I don't recall exactly when it happened. I am hard pressed to even give a particular stretch of time credit for the incr...
February 05, 2005
 
Board Games and Tampons by Ray
(Author's note: I found this in my old files--I wrote it back when I was living in NYC, but just never posted it. I th...
February 04, 2005
 
Oh, Ye Of Little Faith by Ray
It seems I have been called out. Iím surprised it doesnít happen more, what with all the shit I talk around here. ...
January 27, 2005
 
You gotta be kidding Continued by Trey
CLICK ME t...
January 26, 2005
 
Ruling the World by Ray
Itís late, and I have to work early. A pretty hideous combination, even in an ordinary context. But, as we all know, ...
January 23, 2005
 
Jeez, Oh, Jeez! Give me one more Gig please!!! by JFK Harris
yo yo yo! word up from philly! although i submitted at the tail end of hate week an egregiously long and spiteful em...
January 17, 2005
 
Drunkenness and Popularity by Ray
Well, here we are. I donít know if I have anything to say, really, what with Hyde not posting any of her practically-t...
January 16, 2005
 
Puppies Corrupt by Ray
I swear, man. Itís like sometimes Hyde just doesnít understand the world around her. And thatís fine. I can relate t...
January 15, 2005
 
Will you be Mine? by Carey
Phew, I needed to write some sort of upbeat blog to off set Mr. Kerrigan's venemous rant. But, I guess that was a fittin...
January 14, 2005
 
Hate Week by Trey
And so, Hate Week ends. Just as it was becoming my new favorite holiday. Move over Columbus day... At least we here a...
January 14, 2005
 
21 Hate Week Suggestions by Trey
A few suggestions for making your Hate Week all that it can be: 1) Put the toilet seat down when you're finished? Ho...
January 07, 2005
 
Hate Week Marches On by Ray
No, Carey. Itís not ďDislike Week.Ē HATE Week, okay? Donít take this away from me. Sorry I put your puppy on the h...
January 06, 2005
 
Hate and Love..A Fine Line by Carey
After noting that my pup made it to the list of things Mr. Weeks hates I had no choice but to post a rebuttal. Truth b...
January 06, 2005
 
Things To Do For Hate Week by Ray
Itís Hate Week here at The Strangelands, and Iím really enjoying it. As much as I would love to just sit around and ta...
January 06, 2005
 
Morons With Memories and Idiots With Cars by Ray
[Authorís note: I wrote this in the last week of December, but it seemed like too cynical a post to end the year with. ...
January 06, 2005
 
A Special November 29th by Ray
Thanksgiving has come and gone, one more time. Both my mom and my brother have made it home, safe and sound, and they ...
November 29, 2004
 
Thanksgiving Thoughts... by Ray
Itís about two thirty in the morningÖHappy Thanksgiving, everyone. Iíve got to get up in a few hours and put the turke...
November 25, 2004
 
And the Mental Babysitter Gets Fired by Ray
Iím putting this one under ďThe Rants.Ē I guess it should maybe go under ďWhiskey Pages,Ē as Iíve been drinking, but I...
November 21, 2004
 
Youíre Going to Kick Yourself For Not Having My Job! (Continued) by Emily Kattan
As you know Iím in charge of a Skank Search at my work and we had to disqualify one of the girls; well actually she with...
November 12, 2004
 
I DIDN'T VOTE!!! by Ray
NOTE TO READERS: I actually started writing this before I had seen Treyís bit about politics. I thought at first that ...
November 07, 2004
 
Good Morning by Ray
Itís three in the morning. I fell asleep around nine oíclock, on what would now technically be called last night. I s...
November 07, 2004
 
NEW MUSIC by Carey
Hello dear readers! I must apologize for my MIA status at the wonderful land of the strange this past month. Between an ...
October 26, 2004
 
Youíre Going to Kick Yourself For Not Having My Job! by Emily Kattan
I have left the mean, cold corporate world and went back to work at Dallas Mustang. A company that specializes in modif...
October 20, 2004
 
Desperate Night by Ray
It's midnight and I can't sleep. Well, I can, I suppose. I just don't want to. I feel like I should be doing somethi...
October 19, 2004
 
Or Is It Fish? by Ray
Not fish but the apocalypse. Sparky, the wonder whatever, his teeth flashing, none of us knew that a puppy could look s...
October 12, 2004
 
Stand up comedy by Carey
OK, here I go posting a rant in a drunken oblivion. Stand up comedy is the subject and the bone of contention. Just rent...
September 11, 2004
 
A late goodbye by Ray
I'm out of it, man, I admit it. I got down to Texas, out of the mainstream, and without a constant internet connection ...
September 09, 2004
 
New York Goggles by Carey
I recently had a conversation with a few friends which included some folks from out of town about the standard of living...
July 21, 2004
 
Crazy IT Guy by Emily Kattan
I have come to the conclusion that IT guys are creepy! Ever since starting at the company I work at there has been this...
July 21, 2004
 
Birth Control by Carey
OK dear strangeland readers, hold on to your hats, this is the big one. This is the burning question I and many female v...
July 20, 2004
 
'Night by Ray
Casa de Strangelands has closed down for the night, what with the main administrator getting a real job and all (Trey h...
June 24, 2004
 
GoodBye by Carey
I am going to take this opportunity to wish Ray and Fema the best of luck (of which they don't really need) on their upc...
June 23, 2004
 
How did I get conned into auctioning myself? by Emily Kattan
Let me start out by saying that my parents and anyone in my family cannot and I repeat CANNOT relay correct information....
June 06, 2004
 
Spit On My Shroud and Laugh by Ray
We reach for the stars, man, only to get burned. But we all need a good burniní once in a while, right? When life wor...
June 05, 2004
 
Why do Strange People Want to take my Picture? by Emily Kattan
To my luck I happen to have an old friend who is a Playboy Playmate, Miss August 2003. This year marks the 50th anniver...
May 14, 2004
 
Tickle me, Belmo by Ray
I don't claim to know the key to life, not unless I've had way too much to drink or things are going really well for me....
May 12, 2004
 
Mad From the Heat, That's What She Is by Ray
I just read the new stuff by Hyde. It's like the chick has lost her mind talking about shedding bad habits. What the h...
May 05, 2004
 
Welcome to May and All Her Minions by Ray
Happy May, everybody. Hope you're enjoying life, whether it's an overwhelming gift of happiness each and every day or ...
May 02, 2004
 
Take the World Tomorrow by Ray
ďIíve never been my own protagonist.Ē Thatís what he says as he slams down into the lawn chair that counts as furnitur...
April 21, 2004
 
When did I become a peace activist? by Emily Kattan
I was at the Dallas Peace Center yesterday discussing a possible showing of my photography when all of a sudden the dire...
March 26, 2004
 
The Buddhist Way by Carey
This past week I found myself amongst the land of queens, fairies, hippies, herbal smokers and free thinkers. I also lav...
March 11, 2004
 
The Cheese Incident, His Story by Trey
Cooking. A whitetrash feast extraordinaire. Browned beef, too much cheddar, a few cans on sale. In the frid...
February 29, 2004
 
Cube or No Cube by Emily Kattan
People always complain about their cube jobs, which I donít understand because I have never had one. They say things li...
February 09, 2004
 
Crowning Glory by Carey
What is the only part of the human anatomy that can make us flaunt like a peacock or hide behind a "wall" of obscurity? ...
February 05, 2004
 
Zsa Zsa Zsu by Carey
Is there such a thing as Zsa Zsa Zsu? Has anyone ever met someone and thought...yes, they are my perfect match and we sh...
February 04, 2004