Sunday July 8 2012


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Staying at a hotel with three other men. One of them, Brad Pitt, and another fairly known actor are staying in one room. And I’m left with the other man in the living room, who takes a liking to smoking weed with his friends. I don’t think I can sleep through this. I spot seven dollars worth of casino tickets on the floor. A well-dressed woman mentions that someone left these and that I should take them.

Me: “I don’t even know what to do with these. You’ll have to show me the ropes.”

I analyze the tickets and see names and time stamps written on them.

Her: “I guess I could have you use my name.”

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Waking up at 11:35 a.m.

White Apricots. Orange Juice.

It feels like I’m walking inside a giant oven outside.

I step into China Wok for my all day shift and I’m greeted by a massive amount of arguing between Cecily and Ling, my two bosses. But I’m just a fly on the wall listening to their incomprehensive language. Even though I can’t understand the topic at hand I can understand the negative energy.

Grilled Cheese with Tomato. Salt n Vinegar Chips with Avocado. Aloe Vera Drink.

The maximum forecast heat index is between 105 and 109 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect.

It’s been non-stop all day long. No time to think really.

A few scattered conversations with friends here and there.

Banana. Vitamin Water.

Keep delivering...

The rush dies down a little bit after 7. Two girls walk in and place an order for crab rangoon and steamed dumplings. The one girl, whom I find fairly attractive and also looks familiar, comments about how she can’t find crab rangoon at any other Chinese restaurant.

Me: “You look familiar.”

Girl: “I get that a lot. I remind people of their first cousins. I mean I’ve lived here all my life.”

Me: “Yeah me too.”

In five minutes they leave with their food. The Russian delivery driver comments, “I think she liked you.”

Me: “How do you know that?”

Him: “It’s an old man thing.”

Me: “I think I have that too.” 

Finally off work and back home. I don’t want to speak with anyone. I want to submerse myself into myself.

Tofu with Broccoli, Snow Peas, Onions, and Rice in Garlic Sauce.

Watching Blood and Bone (2009) but I turn it off after fifteen minutes cause I decide it’s not worth my attention.

Fortune cookie says, “He who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.”

Cleaning up the kitchen and doing chores around the house.

Darren offers me a Shine Ruby Redbird Beer (Grapefruit and Ginger).

Sleep at 3:30 a.m.

[i] Pasteheads. By UNGA.

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