mark baumer

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It’s my goal to save the love poem from being a love poem. Also, need to save the love poem from the drainpipe. 

It’s my goal to save the love poem from being a love poem. Also, need to save the love poem from the drainpipe. 

I got contacted for an interview at this company, but I decided to walk to the interview, got lost, and showed up fifteen minutes late. My shirt was very sweaty.

I got contacted for an interview at this company, but I decided to walk to the interview, got lost, and showed up fifteen minutes late. My shirt was very sweaty.

I did a love poem because I felt like no one respects love poems and maybe if love poems got more respect then love poems wouldn’t have to eat free biscuits from the drainpipe. 

I did a love poem because I felt like no one respects love poems and maybe if love poems got more respect then love poems wouldn’t have to eat free biscuits from the drainpipe. 

I lied in this cover letter. I was not actually confident I would excel as “the administrative assistant.”

I lied in this cover letter. I was not actually confident I would excel as “the administrative assistant.”

text: “go/do/hard/drugs/with/a/nightstand”for sale: $5 (shipping included)
On page 64 of “Freedom,”Jonathan Franzen wrote the word “wink” thirty-eight times and then called his agent and said, “my new book is out of control and unstable.”
Also, the phrase, “go do hard drugs with a nightstand” is a joke and sarcastic and really means, “don’t ever do hard drugs” or “sure, yeah do hard drugs until you’re deadhavefun…”
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text: “go/do/hard/drugs/with/a/nightstand”
for sale$5 (shipping included)

On page 64 of “Freedom,”Jonathan Franzen wrote the word “wink” thirty-eight times and then called his agent and said, “my new book is out of control and unstable.”

Also, the phrase, “go do hard drugs with a nightstand” is a joke and sarcastic and really means, “don’t ever do hard drugs” or “sure, yeah do hard drugs until you’re deadhavefun…”

background info about the project

“No sooner do I buy a new book than it reproaches me for leaving it unread.”

-Teju Cole –“Open City”

“No sooner do I buy a new book than it reproaches me for leaving it unread.”

-Teju Cole –“Open City”

“I felt that all of the human race was rushing, pushed by a counterinstructive death drive.”

-Teju Cole –“Open City”

“I felt that all of the human race was rushing, pushed by a counterinstructive death drive.”

-Teju Cole –“Open City”

“The concept of home is a response to insecurity and the fear of change. A home must appear stable because social norms and personal identity are actually shifting and slippery.”

-Jonathan Hill –“The Illegal Architect”

“The concept of home is a response to insecurity and the fear of change. A home must appear stable because social norms and personal identity are actually shifting and slippery.”

-Jonathan Hill –“The Illegal Architect”

“A profession which is intrinsically conservative and self-protective must deny any differences because they undermine its claim to securely manage unsafe knowledge”

-Jonathan Hill –“The Illegal Architect”

“A profession which is intrinsically conservative and self-protective must deny any differences because they undermine its claim to securely manage unsafe knowledge”

-Jonathan Hill –“The Illegal Architect”

“Why can anyone call themselves an artist or a scientist, but not an architect”

-Jonathan Hill –“The Illegal Architect”

“Why can anyone call themselves an artist or a scientist, but not an architect”

-Jonathan Hill –“The Illegal Architect”

I still hope to someday become an administrative specialist when I grow up.

I still hope to someday become an administrative specialist when I grow up.