Sunday January 29 2012


Waking up at 11:40 a.m.

Cinnamon Oatmeal with Brown Sugar, Flax Seed, Raisins, Banana, and Milk. Orange Juice. Zinc (50mg).

All day shift at China Wok.

Delivering an order to Treetop. A fairly built white guy with a metal prosthetic leg opens the door. I hear a dog sniffing nervously behind him. All of a sudden I’m blindsided by a wave of sound that causes my whole body to shutter and my eyes to blink a few times. Usually the little Chihuahua’s barks pierce right through to the brain. But this big dog had the loudest resonating bark I’ve ever heard. The guy smiles and apologizes.

Margot stops by for a visit. Her voice is shot from a recovering sickness and having to talk loudly in the clubs she attended the night before.

Me: “It’s weird having a quiet Margot next to me. It’s kind of nice.”

Her: “Shut up.”

Me: “No. I don’t mean it like that. It’s just nice having a presence in the passenger seat. No words. Just having someone there with you...”

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Hummus. Potato Chip Trio. Honey Green Tea.

The day continues and the delivery notebook fills up one by one.

Banana. Chocolate Donut and Coffee from Wawa.

Me: “This coffee just tastes like hot sugar water.”

Ling, my boss, lets me try a special treat Cecily concocted: Chinese Peanut Cookies. It’s a fried pastry dough filled with a sweet peanut sauce. Just scrumptious. He says it can’t be on the menu. I tell him it can be a secret item on the menu only a few customers know about.

As I’m cashing out I notice a penis graphitized onto a dollar bill.

Off work. Bringing dinner to Margot’s place. I got her beef lo mein. I chow down on Hot and Sour Soup and two Shrimp Egg Rolls for myself. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) on TV.

My fortune cookie: “Doing little things well is a step towards doing big things better.”

Her fortune cookie: “Big things coming in future. Only matter of time.”

After a few races on Mario Kart to sleep at 2:30 a.m.

[i] Penis Dollar. Image by me.

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