Monday December 17 2012


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I’m in the restaurant (at China Wok) on the clock. It’s understood two robbers are on the loose and have approached our door. I prepared for this and already locked the entrance. After hiding all my money inside a VHS tape in my backpack I turn off all the lights and tell the others to lay low and not to move, in hopes all this will deter the robbers. But my boss just stands there in clear view behind the counter like an idiot. The robbers see her. I guess it was decided to let them in because if we didn’t they would break the windows and rob the place anyway. One of the robbers is Jeff Bridges. He places a single handcuff on my left wrist with intention to clasp the other side later. The robbers sit down casually at a table. I join them and act as if everything is cool. We chitchat like old friends.

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Waking up at 11:35 a.m.

Instant Blueberry Oatmeal. Orange Juice.

All day shift at China Wok.


It’s a decent Monday for business.

Grilled Cheese on a Bagel with Tomato and Hummus. Salt n Vinegar Chips. Honey Green Tea.

As I’m pulling into a neighborhood for a delivery I notice a man freeze his gaze at me as I drive up. After I get out of the car, without any kind of stranger greeting, he just says, “That is the ugliest car I’ve ever seen!”

I don’t have a clue what to say so I just respond with, “Thanks man.”

On the phone with a buddy of his he gets back into his personal conversation. As I walk away I hear him mention something about the purple people eater. Wow. Well that’s a first. I’ve never gotten that reaction before. I don’t even think he was being sarcastic. He seriously dislikes my car.

The day just flies by into the night.

Later, I receive another comment in the Colonial Arms neighborhood. Some kid yells out, “Purple Nurple!”

Vegetable Lo Mein.

Finally off work and back home.

Cheerios with Brown Sugar and Milk.

Watching Looper (2012).

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Purple People Eater. Drawn by Perogatt (Carlo Peroni).

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