One of the many blogs I read on a regular basis is James Steele's. I've mentioned his short story contest several times in the past month or so. Today he has a great entry about working retail as he approaches 30.
I don't have a lot else to say except that I'm going to dust off The Pogonologist, a weird short story about a detective who solves mysteries by examining the facial hair of the suspects, and work on editing it. I think it's pretty funny but still rough in places. I'm growing to not hate short stories as much after writing The Pogonologist and Felix and the Sinster Cerberus, the story I did for James' contest.