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Guide to the Neglecting of Senses
1. Determine which sense(s) you would like to neglect. Some people do not want to lose all their senses.
2. When you have decided which sense(s) you would like to neglect, write down a list of the things that you experience using those sense(s).
3. Burn that list. Use anything: matches, lighters, already lit cigarettes, votive church candles, fireplaces, ba...

michael follows:
Kendall about me (50 Things to Do This Year)
travel (Things I Miss About Vienna)
observations (Things to Look Forward To)
about me (my marketable skills/I can...)
travel (Countries I have visited)
  • the way the sky looks like at night
  • my window that looks onto the alley
  • lincoln square
  • front porches
  • public art
  • lemonade stands
  • elotes
  • ice cream carts
  • walking through the parks
  • the lakefront
  • wind
aug 15 2009 ∞
aug 15 2009 +
  • sorry about your sari
  • the retrosexual fictioneers
  • take a clara bow
jul 13 2009 ∞
jul 13 2009 +
  • may i feel said he- e e cummings
  • mary-scissor sisters
  • the list of "why you should take me back"
  • scissor sisters
may 26 2009 ∞
jun 30 2009 +
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  • waterfountain kisses
  • blindfold kisses
  • phone kisses
  • bubblegum kisses
  • cigarette kisses
  • animal kisses
    • monkey
    • butterfly
    • swan
    • owl
    • ostrich
  • mouth to chin to chest kisses
  • massage the back kisses
  • orange juice pulp kisses
  • wrong tilt of the head but i correct it for you kisses
  • bikehelmet kisses
  • ninetyfivemeaningless kisses
  • glossy floor dark trash room kisses
  • "conversation between the kisses" kisses
may 8 2009 ∞
apr 7 2010 +
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  • shove my hand down your pants and up your shirt intimacy
  • foreplay before we fuck intimacy
  • foreplay after we fuck intimacy
  • you're a character in my stories intimacy
  • you're a title for my story intimacy
  • shower together without kissing or having sex intimacy
  • i don't have to say i love you because it is in everything else i do intimacy
may 5 2009 ∞
jun 3 2009 +
  • i used to be able to call my mother and she would answer. now not so much.
  • i am a jealous person.
  • i am selfish.
aug 15 2009 ∞
aug 15 2009 +
  • pictures of dead relatives (grandmothers)
  • jello shots and he punches when we kiss
jul 27 2009 ∞
jul 27 2009 +
  • The Glass Eye by Rachel Rose
  • Something Amazing by Elizabeth McCracken
  • Cordoba by Stuart Dybek
  • We Didn't by Stuart Dybek
  • Jon by George Saunders
  • Any short story by Joe Meno
  • Any short story by Ernest Hemingway
  • Any short story by Miranda July
  • Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Any short story by Barthleme
jun 3 2009 ∞
jul 14 2009 +
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  • Joe Meno's The Great Perhaps
  • Roberto BolaƱo's The Savage Detectives
may 13 2009 ∞
may 25 2009 +
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  • stage an impromptu public poetry reading
  • bake a cake for someone
  • have a funeral for a found dead animal
  • make a time capsule for a first date
  • have a fake argument in public
  • make a five minute documentary
may 4 2009 ∞
may 25 2009 +

Marjorie told me that a writer needs to live. Here are my adventures so far:

  • getting frisked by the police on the side of the road and then having to walk back to my dorm from an unknown location.
  • hickory hills park in a painted black midnight. walking in wet clothes and not seeing inches in front of me.
aug 29 2009 ∞
aug 29 2009 +
  • i like when you call me 'babe'
  • i pretend to smoke more often than i actually smoke
  • i would rather forget people than not be with them
aug 11 2009 ∞
aug 11 2009 +
  • firefly tag-it is freeze tag. to get unfrozen: catch a firefly. can only be played in dark backyards or fields.
  • el lobo-it is like hideandgoseek except my grandma always seeks and she is the wolf (el lobo) and when she finds us, she eats us.
jun 28 2009 ∞
jun 28 2009 +
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  • ian: origami frogs, book trading, kisses, and i made him feel(realize) that he was calloused. (six hours)
  • drew: cigarettes, sox bic lighter, shaky frozen hands, awkward bathroom and conversation fumbling, and "can i kiss you?" (thirty minutes)
  • toby: building a fort, india ink tattoos, delinquency, Canadian, writers camp (two weeks)
may 22 2009 ∞
jul 16 2009 +
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  • pinky swears
  • AOL profiles
  • field trips
  • pen pals
  • board games
  • capture the flag
  • horse and carriages
  • blood oaths
  • revolutions
  • family fueds/starcrossed lovers
  • pet rocks
may 4 2009 ∞
jul 8 2009 +