Over the last ten years on and off I've written in a journal. Many of the entries are dark, morbid, and depressing, especially those made since March 2005. Other entries are trivial, self-indulgent, or mundane. Some entries contain keen observations or humorous anecdotes, especially from my travels. With the rise of the blogs and keeping in mind that content is king I've decided to type up a few excerpts likely slightly edited to protect the guilty. I'll also attempt to fix some of the spelling and gramatical mistakes.