Friday August 15 2014

Kevin's Wooing Suit (August 15 2014)[i]

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In the bay where the rich folks keep their yachts and boats. I'm trying to stay afloat on this large square-shaped slab of wood. Every time I lean too much to one side I get submersed. I pull myself in using a rope attached to the wood but I keep getting rocked away from the wake. Eventually, I make it in safely. Struggling to climb a ladder out of the water. JoAnna Lynne is there with me also trying to climb out. I keep getting mouthfuls of water and having to spit it out. This becomes a romantic game between her and I. Later, I arrive to 1435 in Chanticleer. The other roommates and mutual friends are all hanging out in the kitchen by the front door. The layout of the town home looks different than in reality but it's understood to be the same. We're all surprised to find out maintenance came in and renovated the kitchen, but not in a functional way. They moved the stove to the other side and replaced it with the sink. Everything is rearranged in a chaotic fashion. And the side where the sink is it's too high to even see the counter, my shoulders touching the edge. None of it makes any sense. We all think they did it so they could have a reason to evict us. 

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Waking up unwillingly at 10:50 a.m.

Honey Crunch n Oats with Almond Milk.

All day shift at China Wok.

It's morbidly hot today – making sure to wear a thick layer of sunscreen on the driver's side of my body.

Kevin walks into the restaurant looking sharp and triumphant. He's wearing a fancy blue suit. He explains how he just got his expired inspection case dismissed at the court. According to him the lady judge gave him "the eye". He thinks he wooed her. Fortunately for him she just happened to be having a good day.

Kevin: "This is my grandfather's suit. This ain't no JC Penny suit!"


Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Sandwich. Olive Oil Potato Chips. Honey Green Tea.

The deliveries continue slowly but steady. Overall the tips aren't that great. One dollar or two dollars here and there.

Eating a Banana and chugging a can of Runa Guayusa Tea, which has zero calories and 120 mg of caffeine; it's nothing but guayusa tea with a hint of lime. I need a little extra boost today.

Ana drops by. So what else is new? I'm not complaining though. It's a pleasant expectation. She rides around with me on deliveries. I share with her my recent thoughts on the music school and how I want to develop a system to teach my students, something that after I put a lot of thought into at first I can later not have to stress about and just implement it.


Ana is forever talking about baking this or that. It's her passion. 

Me: "You're so eager to sweeten everybody's tongues. When you have your own bakery that should be your slogan: Eager to Sweeten Your Tongue."


Noticing how much of a difference that tea has on me. It increases my energy times a thousand. I'm very chatty with Ana cracking jokes and making observations about all the stuff going on around us. I guess she took a liking to it because when she leaves she says, "You should have that drink more often."

Off work and back home.

Tofu with Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, and Rice in Garlic Sauce.

Watching A Night in Old Mexico (2013).

Sleep at some point.

[i] Image by me.

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