Browsing Tag 'Billy Kirland'

Harry Potter and the End of My Childhood

Alas, it is time to grow up. This week marks the end of my childhood. The magic that comes with being a kid will soon be gone forever. No more Qudditch, Yule Balls, Hogsmeade, sneaking of to Hagrid’s hut, or fighting Voldemort—I mean He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Well actually, there’s a little more fighting Voldemort. This is it, […]

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The Hangover Birthday

I know older adults hate hearing this, but I actually felt old on my birthday. A couple days ago I turned 22. Oh, I know. People will say things like, “Oh my god! You’re still so young! Your life is just beginning!” It’s the same kind of reaction adults give you when you think you […]

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Rain, Rain…This is NOT Okay

I have changed over the last month. I can’t believe it. I promised myself I would remember who I am and refuse to let my strong moral belief system whither away in the L.A. culture. People who knew me in Boston would probably berate the new me. My friends who grew up with back in […]

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L.A. Radio

September 29, 2010 No Comments

L.A. Radio

I know they say radio is dead these days. They same the same thing about film too—but last time I checked there were two movies released this year that grossed one billion dollars worldwide. I think the only media form that’s truly dead is the traditional newspaper. Everyone reads their news online because you can […]

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Crosstown Traffic—And Lots of It

I never liked the way the maniacs on the East Coast drove. Especially New Englanders. Honestly, any time I took the green line on the T to downtown Boston and got off at Boylston Street I said three Hail Marys in the hope that I didn’t get killed trying to cross the street. You think […]

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Most Dogs Go To Heaven

I have very little to complain about my upbringing; I was blessed with two wonderful parents and three great siblings. My family (thankfully) isn’t poor and as my mother likes to put it, “We’re actually really rich in love.” Our family immediately family’s wealth increases tenfold when you factor in the rest of my loving […]

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This is BU… In L.A. Well, I’m finally here in sunny California. I’ve been waiting to come out here since I was in fourth grade. I guess I’m pretty lucky to have known what I’ve wanted to do since I was nine. I know a lot of my friends that are seniors still don’t know […]

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George Costanza (Didn’t Graduate Either)

That’s right Jerry Seinfeld’s neurotic friend, George Costanza, attended our prestigious university. Jason Alexander finished his first three years at our College of Fine Arts before bolting to New York City for some work. I might be from Chicago and not completely grasp the Boston/New York rivalry, but since my research on famous BU alum […]

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Introduction

March 22, 2010 No Comments

Introduction

I was born in a crossfire hurricane—kidding. I was born in Chicago, Illinois and Prentice Hospital on the city’s north side. My family and I moved about five minutes outside of the city when I was almost two-years-old and my parents decided that they wanted to have more kids and start a family. I mention […]

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