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October 29, 2006

Mall Entrances

Whenever Karen and I go to the mall, we park in the same spot:

Briarwood, Ann Arbor, MI:

Rivertown Crossing, Grandville, MI

Posted by cory at 8:18 PM

October 22, 2006


My dreams have had the same setting, in the past few months. It's a quiet ghostly suburb. There are no lawns; just miles of dirt, littered with piles of bricks and stacks of 2x4's. There are few finshed houses, the majority of them are just wooden frames, or only half finished. It's cloudy, and the neighbordhood is always completly empty. The houses that are finished are dark, and full of complex hallways. Nothing ever happens in the dreams. I'm either alone or with one other person.

The next short story I write for Storymaking will be set in this neighborhood.

Posted by cory at 10:32 PM

October 20, 2006


So, we have guinea pigs living with us. They're not supposed to be here.

I was sitting in my room and I hear the doorbell ring. I answer it,
"Hi, do you mind if we show the place, potential buyers"

For some reason I thought it was just a Mom and Dad, with their daughter. Then, I realized this wasn't the woman's husband, but an employee. Now I'm worried.

"This is the kitchen, the laundry room, living room. blah blah." he explains
"Oh, It's nice," says the woman.
She turns around and looks at me. I have no idea what my face looked like, my heart is racing.
"We forgot to take our shoes off!" she says. (Ha, you're shoes aren't the reason my roommates are going to have to replace the carpet.)
"Oh, it's okay," I say

They start heading back towards the door. At this point, I calm down a bit. He tells them some more things that I don't pay attention to. Then she asks something about the four bedrooms upstairs. Upstairs is where the Guinea Pigs live, right in the hallway between all of our rooms. Now, I'm nervous again. They start talking about what's upstairs. The woman and her daughter mention another one of the townhouses and how they're very similar. I add that they're pretty standard bedrooms.

The man looks at me, "Do you mind if we check out the upstairs?"

"Umm, they're kind of messy,", I shrug.
"Oh, that's fine. We don't need to see them," the woman chimes in.

YES! Goodbye!
The man seemed slightly suspicious as he walked out.

Posted by cory at 2:49 PM

October 19, 2006


This guy, has posted old copies of Penguin and Pelican books. The covers are so nice.

These are my favorites:

Posted by cory at 12:17 PM

October 17, 2006

Hot Dog, Cheddar, Powder...Awesome!


This Texan won't let me embed his video.

I had no idea kids did this. It's kind of amazing. Someone here should make a response.

Posted by cory at 7:07 PM

October 16, 2006


George, screw Nintendo DS, lets get PSP's.

Posted by cory at 12:29 PM

October 15, 2006

Dear Makkara Sushi,

I really miss you. I have tried 3 sushi places in Grands Rapids so far, and none of them have come close. Tokyo Grill came close in flavor, but in size and value they were lacking. You have spoiled me. $4 dollars for 11 giant cucumber and avocado pieces.

I look forward to seeing you soon, Makkara.

Yours Truly,

Posted by cory at 10:38 PM

October 5, 2006

Another post about a thing i'm working on for school

Project: Create a Symbol Logo/Identity for a Brand
Brand: The Center For Ears & Eyes - A made up center I'm opening in the next 15 years. Get ready.

Should I fill in the ears? Do you like it?

Posted by cory at 1:18 PM

October 4, 2006

La Ritournelle

Have you guys heard Sebastien Tellier?

All I know is:

-He's French
-Is on Air's Label
-He makes amazing music

"La Ritournelle" is his best tune. It's obvious a lot of other people think so too, because it's been remixed like crazy and on it's tons of compilations. I just got "Universe", his new CD, which is a bunch of tracks off old CD's. It's pretty good. It has my favorite mix of La Ritournelle so far, "Mr. Dan's Mix".

Here it is: Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle (Mr. Dan's Remix)

Posted by cory at 10:07 PM

October 2, 2006


This is an alternative version to the ad I'm turning. I think this one is funnier, but my professor and other don't believe it's as clear.

For the record, my Mom thought it was better.

Posted by cory at 1:25 PM

October 1, 2006

New McDonald's Ads

"Lost Fry" (My Favorite)
"Make Me"
"Lost Seeds"
Directed by Aaron Ruell (Kip from Napolean Dynamite)
They're weird, but I love them.

Posted by cory at 5:50 PM