Friday August 31 2012


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Living in a room with my father, two friends, and a nurse. None of us really know the nurse; she’s sort of a stranger. But she shares beds with each of us on occasion. We rarely see her because of her long work hours. I instigate a hunt to go find her and get to know her. We run across town until we reach the lobby of an apartment complex or maybe it’s a hospital. Security guards make sure no one unauthorized goes up the elevators. We know what rooms she might be in: A16 or A9. It should be easy because it’s on the first floor. We all wait at a big table. Behind me a girl sits down. I think it’s her but I’m not sure.

Me: “Denise?”

The girl shakes her head and looks concerned. It turns out to not be her. I play it off and pretend I didn’t just mix them up. But this girl takes an interest in our situation. She’s a little bit pudgy physically but I find myself attracted to her. There’s mild sexual tension.

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Waking up around 1:30 p.m.

Instant Blueberry Oatmeal. Orange Juice.


Grilled Cheese with Tomato on Peppercorn Bread. Salt n Vinegar Chips. Honey Oolong Tea.

Downloading music – organizing files.

Working three hours at China Wok. Making some extra cash.

Snacking on Trail Mix.

Vegetable Lo Mein and a Shock Top Raspberry Wheat Lager for dinner.

Stephanie just got back from San Francisco and is throwing an end of summer cookout/pool party at her house on the bay. I head over there. All our friends are present on the back patio. Some take a chance in the murky pool. The trampoline provides hours of jumping entertainment. Acrobatic shenanigans that turns into dancing. Pogo stick tricks. I’ve had a few beers in me so I’m feeling carefree...more than usual. Shimmying up the second story porch and climbing up on the roof. Jamming on the drums and guitar in the den with Josiah.

Back home.

Enjoying a bowl of Cinnamon Toast before I go to sleep at 4 a.m.

[i] Watusi. Cavalier Nov1965.

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