Lately I’ve been paying for beers, going to the toilet to pour them out, going back to my friends pretending that I drank my beer so fast back there that I’m really loaded, then calling up to my parents saying that I really am trying to save money. Felt guilty for eating a hamburger while watching a couple try fried worms in Namibia, Africa on House Hunters International while I wrote back to a date; “no. Don’t charge anything for watching a friend’s cat for 3 weeks. Cats are great. You’re on the lucky end of the deal.” and then later after that in bed I kept losing place in where I was reading a students’ version of Farewell to Manzanar because ‘AS’ (tried to type in his contact name as ‘asshole’ but the light turned green) was texting me again about what I wrote about the whole cat thing. I gave up reading the library book eventually and closed the covers around my head, picturing other burglars being scared off by the snow frost I got from Home Depot and sprayed over the bottom parts of my window so he couldn’t see inside. He? Hmmm or she? Used a make-shift dowel rod I pulled out from a Pier One wardrobe and drew attention to a robber by taping it to fit between the roof of the sill and top of the window who’s lock didn’t work, by the way. and then I thought about my crush of four years and how he’d given me grief for not having turned the alarm on in the first place and I responded “Well it’d be nice if you were here to remind me to.”
Thought about wearing my shiny tights from American Apparel to Occupy Wall street so AS could do his socioeconomic study on them but thought about looking through the City Paper for something else to do then calling Date and saying I couldn’t come because I had papers to grade
Parents keep trying to get me to push up my flight to Florida, even WITH my cats, but I’m thinking of using the excuse that I have jury duty on those days. I really do have it and mom wants me to call and say I have flight plans. Baltimore really does have lots of cases….met three people after the library, including the librarian who have jury duty too.
Been listening to 101.9 an all around the clock Christmas music station and started singing along to this good country singer’s song loud, like you could hear it out my window, and tried to hold my notes to see what a guy in a green truck driving thought next to me…