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Old Conversations

I’m moving across town in a couple of days and I’ve been going through all my crap, boxing some stuff up and throwing other stuff away. I just found a treasure trove of old conversations from my senior year of high school and freshman year of college. They were mostly printed out emails and AIM conversations with friends and ex-girlfriends. They are embarrassing to read. Everything is of the utmost importance when you’re eighteen. You live for drama. Most of the conversations are either arguments over slights I can’t remember, or me dispensing advice like I know what the fuck I’m talking about. I can’t read these old conversations without realizing that I was a naïve little bitch. I don’t think that I could be friends with my eighteen-year-old self. Now I’m older, wiser, and slightly more mature. I’m still driving the same car around though. I held on to those old conversations for more than a decade. I finally put them in the recycling bin. I don’t need to hold onto the past anymore. It’s tomorrow or bust.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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The Instant Response

Very few things are more pathetic than the instant response. That’s when you respond to a text, email, phone call, Facebook post, tweet, etc. right away and it’s totally obvious that you were waiting to do so. It doesn’t impress anyone, especially the one you’re trying to impress. You have to delay your response, you gotta slow things down a little bit, you need to take your time. Cool your jets, deploy the parachute, tap the brakes. Think it through and think it out. Don’t jump, don’t pounce, definitely don’t tackle. I don’t know how else to say it, so just don’t do it. I’m talking about the internet-related instant response only. The person-to-person/comedic improvisational instant response is not only acceptable, but welcome at any time. The world always needs a laugh.
Critically Rated at 7/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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