Posts by Azuka

Pets

I haven’t had very good experiences with dogs. They terrified me as a kid and one of my earliest scary memories involved having a neighbor’s growl at me. I took off and of course it chased me, caught up and pulled my shorts down. Everyone thought it was funny but I vividly remember lying face […]

Only in L.A.

As I hurried in through the gate on my way to class, I gave the brief token nod to the deadlocked guy just emerging. “Hey man,” he called after me, handing me this: Sweet deal isn’t it? I didn’t lift an eyebrow, because I’m incapable of lifting only one, so I faced him what I […]

The State of Things

A little over a year ago, I was complaining about how people choose to wear their watches and the TSA. Fall 2013 finds me pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Southern California. In many ways grad school isn’t what I was expecting, and I still don’t know how everything will play out. Being […]

I wasn’t here last night

There was a pretty bad storm in West Virginia last night, which is why I find myself at 5:10am waiting at my gate in Yeager Airport, Charleston for a flight leaving in 50 minutes. The flight I should have been on would have had me arriving at 11:52pm last night. If you’ve done any flying […]

The Sink

From a 2010 resurrected draft, so most references are to the past, even though the post date says otherwise. I moved out of the school dorms in May. The building I now stay in is somewhat similar to the dorms, except you have your own room and bathroom, but have to share the common kitchen. […]