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Gus Sanchez

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(To be read in the third person...) Gus Sanchez has worked as a busboy, a waiter, a public interest advocate (if only for one day), the worst ceiling tile sales rep ever, a corporate paralegal, a building maintenance supervisor, a tech support drone, and most recently, an Information Technology project manager. A native New Yorker, Gus now lives with his wife Jaime and daughter Sophia in Charlotte, North Carolina, where despite having lived here for more than twelve years, still doesn’t care much for barbeque, sweet tea, or NASCAR, and has only uttered the word “y’all” on the rarest of occasions.

His short stories have appeared in several print and online anthologies. He is currently working on his first novel, which he hopes to complete…ev
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Call me an idealist, I don’t mind. Bullets and bombs will never be the answer to addressing our differences.


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“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.”
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“It never got weird enough for me.”
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“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”
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“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”
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message 102: by Melki

Melki Ooops - just now saw your comment.

Actually, thanks to Archer, he is a Kenny Loggins fan. I hear Danger Zone at least once a day.

Who's next? Michael McDonald?


message 101: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Melki wrote: "In some sort of colossal cosmic payback, I am now being punished for making fun of you for liking Phil Collins.

My oldest son is now a huge Genesis/Collins fan.

If I have to hear Jesus He Know..."


Could be worse: your son could now be a huge Kenny Loggins fan. Heading right into the Danger Zone.

Admit it, now you've got that song in your head.


message 100: by Melki

Melki In some sort of colossal cosmic payback, I am now being punished for making fun of you for liking Phil Collins.

My oldest son is now a huge Genesis/Collins fan.

If I have to hear Jesus He Knows Me one more time, I'm heading for a bell tower with some sort of weaponry.


message 99: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Kelly Maybedog wrote: "Congratulations on your book, Gus!!!!"

Thanks! Now go read it!


Kelly H. (Maybedog) Congratulations on your book, Gus!!!!


message 97: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Rebecca wrote: "Wait a minute--we weren't already friends here? Sheesh. Okay, taken care of."

Somehow this oversight slipped between the cracks, or something like that.


message 96: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Victoria wrote: "Congrats Gus! although I was more eloquent on the blog...right?! haha."

Fuck yeah you were!


message 95: by Rebecca

Rebecca Douglass Wait a minute--we weren't already friends here? Sheesh. Okay, taken care of.


Victoria Sawyer Congrats Gus! although I was more eloquent on the blog...right?! haha.


message 93: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Heidi wrote: "

I'm going to see him March 24th in Memphis at The Orpheum. :)

Be jealous."


I have seen him in concert, you know. Maybe the single best concert I have ever witness. You'll be in for a great evening. Let me know what you think.


message 92: by Heidi

Heidi

I'm going to see him March 24th in Memphis at The Orpheum. :)

Be jealous.


message 91: by Heidi

Heidi Gus wrote: "Dear Heiderson,

You know I miss you. Like a fat kid that misses cake. But, damn, my creativity's elsewhere these days. Ergo, th..."


Thanks, Dabi. I miss you more. I should call you kids sometime soon so we can catch up... a lot going on in my world and you're missing out on all of it. Also, I would love to catch up with you. ♥


message 90: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Heidi wrote: "Hello? Where'd you go? I got crickets (see below)."

Dear Heiderson,

You know I miss you. Like a fat kid that misses cake. But, damn, my creativity's elsewhere these days. Ergo, the crickets.

I said "ergo." There. Creative response solved. Win.


message 89: by Heidi

Heidi Hello? Where'd you go? I got crickets (see below).


message 88: by Heidi

Heidi Gus wrote: "So what do I have to do to prove to you otherwise?"

You're an intelligent, creative, friendly sort of guy. You can figure it out. I have faith in you. :)


message 87: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Heidi wrote: "Gus wrote: "I miss you bunches as well."

Hmmph! I don't believe you."


So what do I have to do to prove to you otherwise?


message 86: by Heidi

Heidi Gus wrote: "I miss you bunches as well."

Hmmph! I don't believe you.


message 85: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Heidi wrote: "Gus wrote: "Huh huh huh huh...shh! I'm huntin' wabbits!"

Dabi, I miss you. Freak."


I miss you bunches as well.


message 84: by Heidi

Heidi Gus wrote: "Huh huh huh huh...shh! I'm huntin' wabbits!"

Dabi, I miss you. Freak.


message 83: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Heidi wrote: "Gus wrote: "Yeah, I know, I know. I haven't been hangin' 'round here much. Sowwy."

Elmer Fudd? Is that you?"


Huh huh huh huh...shh! I'm huntin' wabbits!


message 82: by Heidi

Heidi Gus wrote: "Yeah, I know, I know. I haven't been hangin' 'round here much. Sowwy."

Elmer Fudd? Is that you?


message 81: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Heidi wrote: "Gus wrote: "At least you're getting crickets, right?"

No. Lame. >:/"



Yeah, I know, I know. I haven't been hangin' 'round here much. Sowwy.


message 80: by Heidi

Heidi Gus wrote: "At least you're getting crickets, right?"

No. Lame. >:/


message 79: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Heidi wrote: "Aaaand I get crickets."

At least you're getting crickets, right?


message 78: by Heidi

Heidi Aaaand I get crickets.


message 77: by Heidi

Heidi Gus wrote: "Heidi wrote: "Nope. That's my friend Jan, and I'm not drunk in that picture... Just happy (with a basil lemon martini in hand)."

Gotcha. And you do look happy. Martinis make everyone happy."


Who's Jessica? The only red-headed Jessica that I know of is Jessica Rabbit, and she's a cartoon.


message 76: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Heidi wrote: "Nope. That's my friend Jan, and I'm not drunk in that picture... Just happy (with a basil lemon martini in hand)."

Gotcha. And you do look happy. Martinis make everyone happy.


message 75: by Heidi (last edited Jun 12, 2012 11:42AM)

Heidi Nope. That's my friend Jan, and I'm not drunk in that picture... Just happy (with a basil lemon martini in hand).


message 74: by Heidi

Heidi Whew!!! :)


message 73: by Gus

Gus Sanchez That all depends. The novel is really 8 stories interconnected to one another by common threads. It's a hard-assed novel, about the dark side of the American dream. I though it packed a massive punch, and it's a hell of a read. Some people, though, would rather read something else.

I think you might like it. It's pretty gritty and edged sharp like a knife. If you read it, let me know what you think.


message 72: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Dutch wrote: "How's that book coming along? You know.. the one you're writing!"

Several multi-character narrative threads so far, but it's coming along quite nicely.

I'm also working on a literary magazine with several friends of mine. It's a small thing, just for us, enough to satisfy our egos, but we want to make this a quarterly lit mag, where other writers can submit their work. I'll give you a shout to solicit some work from you, if you're interested.


message 71: by Gus

Gus Sanchez stephanie clarisse wrote: "I fuckin' love that louis c.k. picture you posted on tumblr yesterday. have you ever seen his television show?"

Yes I have. I love his show. Last Wednesday's episode was hilarious.


Stephanie I fuckin' love that louis c.k. picture you posted on tumblr yesterday. have you ever seen his television show?


message 69: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Esmé wrote: "Fucking son of a shit stick. Guess what?"

What? Tell me. TELL ME!!!


message 68: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Heidi wrote: ""

Those jeans will go nicely with my "Punk" t-shirt. You know the one...


message 66: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Esme wrote: "I'll stump you one day..."

I'll be here, waiting...


message 65: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Esme wrote: "Okay, so then where does one find the best pair of black suede heels if they have bigger feet?"

Nordstrom. Especially Nordstrom Rack, if you're not so inclined to spend too much.

Told you!


message 64: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Esme wrote: "Come to think of it, I saw a guy who looks alot like you too. He was working at this Coach store, and I seriously thought it was you for a second. But then I realized that he knew waaaay too much a..."

Actually, I probably do know more about women's footwear than I should; my wife wears a size 11 1/2, and she talks so much about having a hard time finding the right shoes that it eventually rubs off on me. I could probably tell you what's the best shoe brand for a woman with slightly bigger feet.


message 63: by Gus

Gus Sanchez You should have. Oh well.


Brittomart I saw a guy today who looked JUST like you. Like, he was tall and everything. He looked like you so much that I was this close to like, pulling out my cellphone and going, "dude, I have an internet friend who looks JUST LIKE YOU. Can I please take your picture?" But then I checked myself, and that's really creepy. So I didn't.


message 61: by Gus

Gus Sanchez Esme wrote: "Dream on."

Thought I'd ask. Shoot me.


RandomAnthony Cool! I bet Jamie makes fun of me again, though, after she hears it...


message 59: by Stephen

Stephen Hello. Surprise!


message 58: by Sally

Sally I did mean to include it. You're welcome!


message 57: by Gus

Gus Sanchez RandomAnthony wrote: "I know I shouldn't find her attractive. I know she's dumb as a rock. But holy hell...

http://www.hotonlinenews.com/2010/06/..."


Believe it or not, that issue is in my living room right now. And, no, I did not buy it; my wife subscribes to that magazine.

And what the hell are you doing reading HotNewsOnline.com, anyway?


RandomAnthony I know I shouldn't find her attractive. I know she's dumb as a rock. But holy hell...

http://www.hotonlinenews.com/2010/06/...


message 55: by Aaron

Aaron Dietz I'm the commandante of Goodreads! I will make ze rules now!


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