Thursday November 14 2013

Henry Winkler as Butchey Weinstein in The Lords of Flatbush (Columbia Pictures, 1974).[i]

Waking up later than usual around 1:40 p.m. My body is sore from the strenuous basketball playing the past few days. But I feel well rested.

Honey Bunches of Oats with Almond Milk. Grapefruit.

Watching Citadel (2012).

Catching up on writing.

Egg Salad Sandwich with Tomato. Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Chips. Honey Black Tea.

At the Rec Center. Lifting weights and doing ab workouts. Then basketball. Mediocre game play.


Downstairs cooking dinner. Meanwhile, Josh, Leisa, Ana, and two girls loiter in the dining room. The iPod player blaring music. Ana and I share Lentils, Greens, and Multi-Grain Brown Rice. Leisa baked Chocolate Chip Cookies. I take a few. Kevin strolls in after a full day at China Wok. He vigorously shakes a big cup of wonton soup to mix up the sriracha sauce he squirted into it and of course manages to spill it everywhere. Josh and Leisa get inspired to dance in the kitchen.

Ana informs me she's going to her car real quick to retrieve something. I follow playfully. "Wait up! I'm coming, too!" She didn't want me to come ad purposefully stays ahead. "C'mon! My legs are sore. I can't run to keep up." We get to the car but for some reason she refuses to complete the task while I'm standing there. "Go ahead. Get whatever it is that you need to get." She won't though. I can tell she's embarrassed. I get semi-frustrated and complain about how she has a problem opening up to me. "Are you afraid of me? You shouldn't be." She gives up and shuts the door. On the walk back to the house I tell her to just go get whatever it is. "I'll go back inside okay?" It turns out it was only her face wash bag.

Upstairs in my room we put on The Lords of Flatbush (1974). It's got Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone, before Happy Days and Rocky came out. It's an entertaining coming-of-age 70's drama set in 1958. Greasers, egg creams, motorcycles, leather jackets, cigarettes, drive-in movies, teenage romance, etc. Ana and I cuddle up with Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows.

Sleep 4 a.m.  

[i] Henry Winkler as Butchey Weinstein in The Lords of Flatbush (Columbia Pictures, 1974).

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