Sunday May 31 2015

Stacy in her newly designed corner at 1435 (May 31 2015)[i]

Waking up at 11:15 a.m.

I still have this stupid Starbucks gift card from Christmas. I grab an Iced Coffee and eat a Banana with Greek Yogurt for breakfast.

All day shift at China Wok.

While looking at the restaurant calendar I realize how terribly long this month has been – it's felt really long. Four weeks and three days long.


It's super, super slow for business. I finish filling the 2 oz. cups with dumpling sauce.

Grilled PB&J with Bee Pollen. Veggie Chips. Honey Green Tea.

The deliveries pick up around dinner time.

Navel Orange.

This pre-summer heat is making my skin sticky at the end of the day.

Off work and back home.

Fried Shrimp with Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, and Rice in Garlic Sauce.

I help Stacy, our Russian couch surfer, move from Whitney's old bedroom into the living room. Meanwhile, Ana bakes cookies and lends a hand where she can. Cleaning everything out of the bedroom to make room for Will to move in tomorrow. Organizing and cleaning out the little area where the record player is in the dining room, replacing it with a proper black shelf to hold all the records. Ana helps organize the records.

I explain to Stacy what we're doing tonight, "We're rearranging!" but she doesn't understand this word. "Organizing! Do you know this word?" Nope. "Cleaning! Moving things around!" Being around foreign exchange students with English as a second language sometimes you have to be a human thesaurus. Ana and I have this ongoing joke that she's like our daughter or an adopted Russian child.

Anthony and the gang in Shreveport made another Garbage Dump Theater video featuring a song I recorded back in the day...

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Image by me.

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