Claire + Jasika = Good Friends!

…for this amazing (and handmade by Jasika) baby quilt…


…that has this wonderful little quote (taken from a text KB once sent to Jasika) sewn directly into it.

You are smart. You are funny. You are going to be president one day.


This preceded a basketball game,


I'm seriously getting hungry as I write this.

…I know you’ve been gone awhile now, but I just found your matchbook.

Someone should reopen it,


Kat! Dylan! In Los Angeles!

They already left… after we ate a bunch of sushi and drank a bunch of beer,



She can read it, too,


Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.


“We’re dominating the obituary category.”

– Kelsey, 6/28/15

She wasn’t lying… they were,


It starts.

July begins,



That or a ghost,


Wrestling is fun-ish!

I think that’s a compliment,


One of these things is not like the other, brother!

…for this Myspace article! Dig it!

Hulk Hogan was Ray Romano’s brother,


"This is where I get off."

I know it might seem like I sit at home all day long, drinking beer and updating The Blarg, but the truth is I spend much of my day writing.

Lately, most of my writing has been on long-form projects. Because of this, I sometimes write a short (most times comedic, other times not so much) to break up the monotony of those longer projects. But while these shorts are fun to write as an exercise, nobody ever really gets to read them.

To remedy this, I’ve decided to share them here. I’m doing this for two reasons:

1. I like to share! That, and it’s better than having them sit on my computer.

2. It’s my hope that someone might be inspired to actually do something creative with them. Want to film one as a short? Awesome. Interested in animating one? Go for it. Feel like performing one live onstage? I dare you. All I ask is that you give me credit where it’s due, and (if possible) send me a copy of the final product.

The nineteenth of Shady’s Shorts is called “This Is Where I Get Off.” Unlike all of the previous shorts, this one is not a comedy. It’s a dramatic short, and based on something that really happened once.

Download it by clicking below.


Number eighteen,


“This Is Where I Get Off” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Created by Justin Shady, ©2015.
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