Uh Oh.

I think my leftover pasta wants a piece of me.

And thanks everyone for letting me know what you thought about me putting together a book. I was blown away by the response! What I envision is a more tightly wrapped collection of what's here on the blog, plus 5 or 6 new stories. I've started doing the grunt work on it, so we'll see how long it takes me. Thanks again for all your votes of confidence.


  1. Anonymous4:46 PM

    That pasta looks suspicious. I wouldn't trust it if I were you.

    I didn't add my vote of confidence to your previous entry (too late), but I hereby declare my wish to read such a book.

  2. dude, you know in star wars when they hide in / on the asteroid?

    that's what i thought of when i viewed your pasta

  3. Good luck on the book...you've got some real talent there...btw the pasta reminds me of the suckers on an octopus. DON'T eat it and if you already did...sorry dude!

  4. Anonymous9:54 PM

    I'm a little afraid of your pasta. Then again, I think I might scare easily.

    And for the record, I think a book is a great idea.

  5. kiki is so right.

  6. Raz, that's like ancient history to you.

    Kiki, I remember that!

    Marianna and Sarahick, thanks. And I think it's trying to get out of my stomach right now.

  7. you fucking better remember that shit man.

  8. Anonymous1:21 PM

    I wonder what Silvia has to say about eating leftovers...

  9. Anonymous1:46 PM

    all the best with the book.

    i linked to you as one of my 5 blog day 08 blogs of note.

  10. > 200 supportive comments--should be all the encouragement you need!

  11. Anonymous5:14 PM

    "In other news, a local man had his brains suctioned out of his sinuses by an unknown assailant this past Tuesday. As of yet, no clues have been found other than a warped Gladware lid and the lingering aroma of Alfredo sauce."

  12. Gunning for you to pick up a Thurber prize, friend...

    knock 'em dead.

  13. Mr JV

    I wanted to let you know I think the book is a pretty awesome idea. You and your writing skills have entertained me (for free) for so long now, I look forward to watching your continued success!

    Thanks for the laughs! You rock!

    Cheers - Rae

    PS - I miss S.D, in my imagination he was the most uber-cool person on earth..

  14. got your link at 31337's. I agree. this is a fun blog. You may just need to take out a restraining order to get me to stop coming back, again and again

  15. Anonymous5:23 AM

    I am not kidding that this picture caused me fear all day yesterday.

  16. Is that seafood pasta perhaps? Like giant squid? :P

    5-6 more stories? I want more. I'm greedy like that. :)

  17. Anonymous12:41 PM

    The "pasta" reminds me of those fish you can get for your fish-tank that suction to the sides of the glass and clean up the slime.

    How do your insides feel? ;)

    Bravo on your further plans for the book!!

  18. Anonymous12:49 PM

    I think your pasta just wants a kiss. A pretty deep kiss at that, but still a kiss.

  19. Anonymous1:25 PM

    am i losing my mind or did your book cover originally say "adventure?"

    p.s. that pasta looks like it's trying to eat its way out of the tupperware.

  20. That is some extremely scary looking pasta. I don't think I would have let it out of the container.

    I, too, would read a book about your childhood exploits. Please publish it soon!

  21. Anonymous5:20 PM

    What in gawd's name is that? Seriously.

  22. They'd better put that book in the English programs at school. Now that's a book I'd love to analyze.

  23. If that paste had pink fuzz around the edges, I'd swear it was from my Mom's fridge.

  24. You know, with some Favre beans and a nice Chianti, that pasta might just pass as edible!

    *insert sinister teeth sucking sound here*

    I really hope they don't decide to go "Alien" on you, and burst out of your chest cavity at some unexpected moment.

    If you feel anything strange (heartburn, indigestion, etc) take two Tums, and hope to God it stops. Otherwise, it was nice knowing ya!

  25. My VERY FIRST legit lol today!



  26. Anonymous2:40 PM

    That Sesame Street kid is Ricky Schroeder! Like, for real!

  27. Johnny - reminds me of Mil Millington from the UK - his famous blog turned into a book as well, one I haven't bought but should. http://www.mil-millington.com/
    (Truth be told, I printed off his entire website with every story...I laughed mercilessly at every single one.) And I WILL buy your book. (I've already bought this guy's, and it tickles every one of my funny boes: http://www.lileks.com/institute/interiors/ )