Monday, December 22, 2008

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When I get really drunk, I do dance of mange, and shoot eye fire:



My friend added the Who patch to his shirt cause it was said he looks like Pete Townshend in this picture. In real life I never expose my wings in light.


Objective reporting statement in lieu of lieu:

Nick Ripatrazone asked me to write an essay about running for the University of El Paso's new web journal Quicksilver. It was harder than I thought. Here is what came out: running essay.



People are worrying too much about what words are, it's okay I promise


Sam Pink is a calming presence in my life


Nothing else worth saying

13 comments:

ken baumann said...

god, that running piece is great. murakami aint' got nothing on butler. (DUH) it makes me want to run, i think i'll try it soon.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

thanks ken. you should. its hard for the first couple weeks or so, getting used to it, but once your body adapts it is very addictive.

sam pink said...

i like to run.

peter b. said...

peace and love

matthew said...

i run, too

the label for this post is hilarious: dance

no matter what happens in life, blake, i hope you always dance

like no one is watching maybe, or okay, like a few people you've never met before and will never see again are watching

peter b. said...

as of late I have been enjoying dancing to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. it is life-affirmig.

Drew Kalbach said...

running is fun in an 'i hate myself' kind of way.

jereme said...

that picture needs to be your author bio pic. dog turd is out.

Matt DeBenedictis said...

I speed walk, just in case something more exciting comes along I don't need to shower for it. The piece is a goddamn diamond of words though.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

peace and love indeedz

matt, thanks, i like the speed walk just in case

Mike Young said...
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Ben Spivey said...

this is very good

Elisa Gabbert said...

I am in El Paso right now. It's where I'm from.