Saturday February 15 2014

Moonmilk. Ryan McGinley.[i]

Waking up at 10:45 a.m.

Grapefruit. Strawberry Honey Bunches of Oats.

All day shift at China Wok.

Ana gives Kevin a ride to the restaurant so he can collect his pay and figure out a plan to get his car fixed, which has been parked out front for the past four days while he was in Pittsburgh. It's a bit busy at the moment and Ling is the only one in the kitchen.

I give Kevin a hard time, "Ling's busy right now, dude."

Kevin: "I know. I was waiting for a chance."

Me: "There are no chances. There are no chances here, man! Everything here is soon as you walk through those glass doors."

Kevin just gives me that look where he thinks I'm crazy. He curls his lips and says, "Whatever, Robert."

Ana rides around with me on a few deliveries. The rain is falling dramatically, even turning into slushy snow flurries. When delivering to The Flagship we encounter a slight problem; the customer had to leave somewhere and is supposed to return in a few minutes. I briefly talk to Ana about how crazy it is that certain people with problems in their lives always seem to be surrounded by more problems. It's like a magnet for trouble. This motel is one of the shadier motels at the oceanfront, the kind of place that offers rates at $200 a week. I feel bad for these people sometimes. Eventually, a man shows up and we make the exchange. He explains he had an emergency with his daughter and gives me a generous tip of $10 for having to wait.

Mixed Nuts with Raisins. Naan Bread with Hummus. Honey Black Tea. Icelandic Milk Chocolate.

Nasty weather brings good business. Drive – drive – drive. Keeping the inside of my car warm and toasty. Some good tips and some bad. I can't really complain.


Snacking on a Shrimp Egg Roll unfit for sale.

Off work and thankfully in my room locked away from the world. It turned into a 12-hour workday. It's unbelievable that this moment is finally here. I didn't think it would ever come. It's days like these that make me wish I had a normal 9-to-5 but when I look at the money I rake in I change my mind. It's a sacrifice well worth it.

Lo Mein Noodles and Broth with Broccoli and Snow Peas. Dark Chocolate Powerberries.

Watching Shipping News (2001).

Sleep at some point.

[i] Moonmilk. Ryan McGinley.

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