The Daily Aztec

All content by Chris Blakemore

Surviving a cheesy job

December 1, 2014

Enduring a part-time job while being a full-time student is a daunting task. My undergraduate career was once a hybrid of feigning interest in political...

Continue Reading

Dreadful dating disasters

November 24, 2014

Failure runs prominently throughout the annals of my dating history. Now a grown man, at least in the sense of complaining about today’s music and experiencing...

Continue Reading

Frustrated but lubricated

April 14, 2014

The location: my parents’ house.  The car: a 2002 Honda Accord.  The task: change the oil.  The problem: see location. For anyone who’s seen...

Continue Reading

Living the lively lake life

March 17, 2014

It’s 6:33 a.m. I awake to a morning woodpecker. The bird, not the … never mind. I think I hear a squirrel clamoring across the top of my tent, or maybe...

Continue Reading

The top 5 worst football fans

September 19, 2012

Fall is my favorite time of year. The days are getting shorter, leaves are turning a brilliant shade of spray- tan orange and the country is once again...

Continue Reading

Wish on a fallen rock star

April 25, 2012

"Do you have to be depressed to write a sad song? Do you have to be in love to write a love song?” Such were the words of William Miller in the movie...

Continue Reading

A trailer-made childhood

April 15, 2012

I grew up in a mobile home. No, I don’t mean my parents were constantly on their cell phones. I mean my house was delivered already assembled on the...

Continue Reading

Slam dunk dreams lost

March 14, 2012

With all of this madness surrounding March, I can’t help but be reminded of my unsuccessful venture into the world of basketball. Although the result...

Continue Reading

Emasculation via rat-dog

February 26, 2012

What happened to men? This country used to be filled with Don Draper-level masculinity. Men would drink at work and smoke in bed. They would wear suits...

Continue Reading

Golf’s a hell of a sport

February 13, 2012

Golf is a crazy sport. The idea of the game seems so elementary: Hit a tiny ball into a shallow hole using as few strokes as possible. Simple, right?...

Continue Reading

Posers take the streets

February 6, 2012

Posers. They’re everywhere. Go to Starbucks: They’re writing screenplays on their laptops. Go to Guitar Center: They’re playing power chords on a...

Continue Reading

Hicks croon boozy tunes

January 29, 2012

The dulcet tones of a country guitar pluck their way through my ears. A waitress wearing a tube top she bought from Marshalls delicately balances three...

Continue Reading

The Speed Racer impasse

November 5, 2011

"Come on, Speed Racer, either step on the gas or get out of the fast lane.” Chances are, you’ve uttered this phrase, or at least a profane version...

Continue Reading
Football fantasy fulfilled

Football fantasy fulfilled

October 25, 2011

For the past eight months, there has been something missing in my life. No, I’m not talking about another bootleg Kim Kardashian video, but something...

Continue Reading

Saying no to grunting

September 28, 2011

The running shoes go on my feet. The plates go on the bar. I lay down on the padded bench. I ready myself to start my workout, and then it happens:...

Continue Reading
Load More Stories