Unsuper

Dear Diary, I am not getting sick. I am not getting sick. I am not getting sick. Here’s the problem. Coming down with a cold would destroy the theory I’ve clung to for the past few years: that I am super-immune. Losing this belief would not only seriously damage my current worldview, but leave me with exactly zero superpowers. Because ...

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To Northland Plaza: I have a slight issue with one of your maintenance men. This is not a complaint, since I’ve given up complaining for this year. Specifically, I’m wondering if this particular person has it out for me (I’m recalling a specific incident involving me, the back hallway, phone sex, and him lurking quietly around the corner), or if ...

The List

Dear Internet: I’m a habitual list-maker and rule-follower (my own rules, at least; I’m not so great with others’). So, as expected, I’m pretty into New Year’s resolutions. Here’s the list for 2003: 1. Pay off debt This one graduated from last year’s list. It’s going to happen this year. Really. 2. Do something good with the front yard No ...

Nothin’ Special

Dear Diary, Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m nothing special. It’s good to keep this in mind during those times I begin to think that I’m really accomplished at an activity, or that I have something important and distinct to offer the world. Once one gets to thinking that way, the next step is to convince themselves they’re ...