Neurotic Oasis (2002-2003)

This page contains essays, stories, poems and blog posts written from 2002 to 2003, when I maintained the Neurotic Oasis blog.

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24-Hour Autobiography – July 27-28, 2002

6:00 AM – statement of purpose
6:28 AM – flat tire
6:59 AM – 2 – nana. ugly couch
7:28 AM – 3 – garden. calendar
7:59 AM – 3 – jealous. i can read
8:29 AM – 4 – nursery school. cry
8:59 AM – 4 – sister. love. grandpa
9:29 AM – 5 – mangled haircut
10:00 AM – 5 – the principal is fat
10:29 AM – 6 – beach. mini golf
11:00 AM – 6 – verbal abuse. sick
11:30 AM – 7 – car accident
12:00 PM – 7 – teacher. moving
12:30 PM – 8 – sharing a bedroom
12:59 PM – 8 – tree house stunts
1:30 PM – 9 – heartbroken. slo-mo
2:00 PM – 9 – gymnastics stories
2:30 PM – 10 – she likes to dance
3:00 PM – 10 – perils of crayons
3:29 PM – 11 – chubby bunnies
4:00 PM – 11 – pop pop fizz fizz
4:31 PM – 12 – staying invisible
4:59 PM – 12 – busted
5:31 PM – 13 – great candy swap
6:00 PM – 13 – almost paradise
6:31 PM – 14 – cross-country
6:37 PM – — – intermission
6:59 PM – 14 – new year driftwood
7:30 PM – 15 – run for your life
8:00 PM – 15 – her name was
8:29 PM – 16 – mud-slide fight
9:00 PM – 16 – passion fruit
9:30 PM – 17 – chicago gq
10:00 PM – 18 – finally goodbye
10:35 PM – 18 – eddie
11:02 PM – 19 – freedom. stupid
11:30 PM – 19 – computer girl
12:00 AM – 20 – bad screenplay
12:34 AM – 20 – we will never age
1:00 AM – 21 – green bay sucks
1:27 AM – 21 – bus station angst
1:59 AM – 22 – one more year
2:29 AM – 22 – italian catholic guilt
2:59 AM – 23 – appendicitis now
3:30 AM – 23 – i don’t believe it
3:59 AM – 24 – videos. escape
4:30 AM – 24 – starting to happen
5:01 AM – 25 – joshua tree hot tub
5:30 AM – 25 – towers fall
5:58 AM – 26 – balance

Blog Post Highlights

Seeking Fresh Snow – May 16, 2002
Rainbow Quota – May 17, 2002
Disaster Thinking – May 23, 2002
Mac and Cheese Crisis – May 29, 2002
Jersey Girl – June 1, 2002
Father’s Day – June 20, 2002
Sister Act – June 25, 2002
Little Italy – July 1, 2002
Wild Highways – July 29, 2002
Hiking and Might-Have-Beens – August 17, 2002
Adrenaline Crash – August 23, 2002
Peak Country – August 27, 2002
WTC from Below – September 11, 2002
Becoming a Fan – September 12, 2002
Bad Flashback – September 13, 2002
Fray Day – September 15, 2002
Wants of Youth – September 18, 2002
I’ve Been Dancing – September 22, 2002
Goodbye to Home – December 25, 2002
Yes I Watch American Idol – February 11, 2003
Time to Go – February 28, 2003
Close Scrape – March 2, 2003
War Fear – March 7, 2003
Wind Howling – March 18, 2003
Helicopters and Protests – March 19, 2003
Getting Lighter – April 6, 2003
Ultimate Reality Show – April 15, 2003
Leather Coat – August 30, 2003
The Life I Could Have Had – November 20, 2003

Poems

Summer Bridge