Wednesday April 2 2014

Wolverine vs T-rex. Andrew Hou.[i]

Around 10 a.m. waking up to the persistent sounds of Sophie barking up a storm in Josh's room. The maintenance guy is here fixing some things in Jessica's room. Usually Sophie will bark anytime someone comes into the house but stop after a minute. But I guess she doesn't recognize the footsteps and can detect a stranger in the house cause she's been barking for five minutes straight. Finally, I jump out of bed and head into Josh's room.

Me: "Shut up! Shut up, Sophie! Enough!"

She cowers under the desk and the barking stops.

Back to sleep...

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In my roommate Jessica's bathroom I discover something extraordinary behind the clothes hamper that's built into the wall. There's a whole other room behind it – no lights. I shine my flashlight app into the darkness. I can't even comprehend how this room even exists. After a moment I see a swarm of cockroaches crawling deep into the cavern near a toilet and then the movement of something big and nasty: a T-Rex-Velociraptor hybrid. He turns his big head towards my direction and snarls. I stand my ground and reprimand him.

Me: "Don't look at me! Turn around and go back to where you came from!"

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Waking back up at 2:15 p.m.

Wheat Flakes and Berry Cobbler Granola with Almond Milk.

Fixing drum pieces at the storage unit.

Leftover Pizza. Cucumbers. Banana.

Visiting the Princess Anne Rec Center for adult basketball. It's kind of trippy because the architectural design of this place is the same as Great Neck. I get put on the wait list but it's no problem. I just make use of the weight room until a spot opens up. There's this scrawny white boy who appears to have something slightly off about him – he keeps yelling out triumphant taunts after every basket he makes, "Yeah, baby! Kobe, baby!" You can't help but laugh. I'm proud of my game play – I score a few 3-pointers and make a crucial steal followed by a fast-break lay-up.

Back home. Preparing dinner for Ana and I. Darren, Kevin, and Josh join the conversation in the dining room.

Haddock Filets with Bok Choy, Onions, Mushrooms, and Jasmine Rice.

Earlier today I caught Jessica attempting to warm up Fabuloso (a cleaning chemical) in the new cast iron skillet I just bought yesterday. She read somewhere that it would make the house smell good. I was livid. It shouldn't have to be explained. This pan is designed to be seasoned with whatever food you cook it in so exposing a chemical to it is a disaster. At any rate, I told Josh about the incident and now there's a note war between the two of them. He wrote a note criticizing her. She wrote back. And then he wrote back. And then names were called. Dissension amongst roommates is not a good feeling. The thing is if something like this were happening between Josh and Kevin nobody would take it seriously – it would just be a joke. But because it's Jessica I'm concerned she'll take it too offensively.

Upstairs in the bedroom Ana and I finish watching Masculin Féminin (1966) while sipping on Loose leaf Tea and snacking on Dark Chocolate Powerberries. Afterwards, we do a lot of chitchatting. It leads to her taking off her clothes (which she likes to pronounce the "th" to) and then sex. Bed talk ensues late into the night...

[i] Wolverine vs T-rex. Andrew Hou.

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