Saturday November 9 2013


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Out in front of my house there's a party. I feel compelled to give a critical speech.

Me: "Hey! Stop talking! I wanna say something. C'mon! Gather over here you guys!"

Everybody stops doing what they're doing and gathers around in the parking lot.

Me: "You're just so loud. So much noise...all...the...time. I'm not just talking about the talking. You just come to my house or someone else's house or some event and nobody's going anywhere with their lives."

I notice one person appears to be offended and tries to leave.

Me: "Hey don't get offended. I'm talking about myself here too."

Close by I see Anthony, Josh, Kevin, and Richie laughing about something unrelated and obviously not listening.

Me: "Hey! You four! We're having a conversation over here!"

It's always a struggle giving speeches in my dreams. I can never explain myself well and I have a hard time getting people to listen.

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Getting out of bed at 11:11 a.m.

Honey Bunches of Oats with Almond Milk.

All day shift at China Wok.

While delivering to Bay Point senior hospital, on the elevator, I run into one of the basketball players that frequents the games at the Rec Center. We've never been formally introduced or anything like that but we both recognize each other.

Him: "Whoa. Whoa."

Me: "Whoa! What are you doing here?"

Him: "I work here. Hold on, I gotta take a picture for my homies."

Mixed Nuts with Raisins. Spring Roll. Egg Drop Soup. Honey Green Tea.

The day continues generically...until Ana shows up for a visit, a little earlier than usual, like early evening. It always adds such a brightness to my workday when she's here. She offers me a few Trader Joe's version of Oreo's to snack on. I observe how she always tries to hide the fact that she's eating something, especially when it's a snack or something sweet.

Me: "You're always sneaking snacks! You're like a squirrel."

Smiling...all the time. That's all I can do when I'm around her. I just want to squeeze her leg and wrap my arm around her sweet black head of hair. At one point while driving through a neighborhood off Inlynnview I accidentally hit a double dip in the road and my car bottoms out with a bang. I knew it was there and I would've slowed down if I wasn't distracted talking with Ana. Besides, there aren't even any warning signs that say "DIP" or even a Yield sign.


She leaves to help Stephanie out with some photography at the Jewish Mother across the street. Later she brings by a few groceries I requested from Trader Joe's.

An order comes through online. A girl ordered for her sick boyfriend and asks us to leave a written note in the bag...

Chinese Food Feel Better (Nov 9 2013)

A guy I deliver to rounds up the total to about $6 but leaves the word "Math" in the tip line. I guess he didn't feel like doing math.

Math Tip (Nov 9 2013)

Off work and back home. The kids are roasting s'mores on the back patio. I stay in my room for a while eating my Garlic Tofu with Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, and Rice.

Downstairs Kevin is using his Chanello's and Papa John's expertise to help Stephanie make a pizza using a whole wheat pre-made dough.

Me: "Show them how to dock the dough, Kevin!"

Settling down in the bed with Ana. We cuddle under the blankets making sure every inch of our body is covered. Entertaining ourselves with a few cat gifs then to sleep.

[i] Peeking Squirrel. Image by unknown.

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