Monday August 6 2012


Waking up at 11:21 a.m. just a little bit late for work.

Plums. Vanilla Almond Granola Bar. Orange Juice.

All day shift at China Wok.

The sky cracks open with a torrential rainfall. It’s funny how as soon as this happens the sound of sirens picks up in the air. The demand for assistance increases when the weather is bad.

Scrambled Eggs. Five Guys French Fries. Honey Oolong Tea.

As I pull up into the Hilltop plaza a string of lightening flashes – KA-POW! – it seems to strike all corners of the city. I yell to myself in the car, “That was so awesome!”

It’s non-stop deliveries. Today is redemption day – the tips are high and so are my spirits. I’m grateful for the rain as it usually makes for a more profitable day.

Coconut Water.

Delivering an order on 51st street. At comical coincidental timing a pizza deliveryman has arrived along with me. We both make our exchanges at the front door. Two teenage sisters, one with a craving for Chinese and another for pizza – all of us involved with smiles on our faces.

Me: “Oh this happens all the time.”

Girl: “Does it really?”

Me: “Oh yeah.”

The father, unaware that his daughters even placed a takeout order, comments, “I can’t believe this is happening.”

Off work and back home.

Shrimp with Broccoli, Snow Peas, Onions, Green Peppers, and Rice in Garlic Sauce. Mission St. Blonde Ale.

Fortune cookie says, “Good work, good life, good love, good-bye oppression.”

Margot calls me up. We’re both just getting off work. She simply wants company. At her place watching the last half of Puss in Boots (2011) on the couch.

She playfully announces, “No one’s texted me today...I’m really sad.”

I keep repeating this question to her, what do you want from me? and she doesn’t like it when I ask it. It’s not such a big deal. Maybe she’s trying to stay in touch so she can be okay with the distance we managed to develop these past few months, like maintain a friendship. I know she’s at an emotional homeostasis...nothing is consuming her, and of course it’s the same for me. A calm state of affairs this is. I leave her after about an hour.

Back home.

Watching Christopher Titus comedy on Youtube.

Sleep at 3:30 a.m.

[i] Charlie Brown strip.

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