Wednesday November 21 2012


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Standing in line inside a school or public facility. What are we waiting for? In conversation with friends cracking jokes, something to do with the Italian language. Kevin leans over to a dark skinned man behind us and asks, “Don’t you speak Italian?” and then immediately turns away as if he just realized he said something stupid. Kevin lowers his head and grins. We all laugh. The Italian man doesn’t seem amused and approaches us. It’s understood that he’s a police officer. He pulls out a strange device understood to be a breathalyzer and demands Kevin breathe into it. Then he shoves it into my face. I blow into it and the thing starts beeping along with a blinking red LED light.

He questions me, “Were you drinking tonight?”

I stay honest. “Yes I had one beer earlier.”

I was hoping he’d be lenient on me since I wasn’t loud and obnoxious. But he pulls me outside and questions me some more.

Me: “I don’t normally drink, officer. And I never get drunk.”

Something happened to my car. I notice somebody stripped my hood and roof replacing it with another hood and roof of a different shade of purple.

Me: “Whoa! Why would somebody do that? Why would somebody go through all the effort of that?”

The officer seems confused as I am. He inspects the car as if he’s looking for something awry. Across the parking lot I spot another vehicle with my hood and roof. “There it is!” I run over to make sure it’s true. I don’t know whose car it is or anything. I mean what can I do at this point?

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Waking up at some point.

Strawberry Toaster Pastries. Orange Juice. A shot of Apple Cider Vinegar. Vitamin D (2,000 IU). Zinc (50 mg).

Chatting with Aysena.

Researching new computers.

Playing music.

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

Playing more music.

Exercising – learning Russian.

Going for a run around the neighborhood along to piano sonatas.

James Graves arrives. Minnie arrives. I bake Iced Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins while James and Minnie fill up paint into glass bottles and shake them up creating a smeared color effect.

Sharing the muffins and eating Leftover Salmon with Onions, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Carrots, and Rice.

A few games of Sequence.

Jes arrives. Then, Becca’s here all the way from Blacksburg. I sit down in a chair and she cuts my hair.

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Untitled by Minnie.

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